A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

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Top Rated TV #47 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 Lindsay Weir (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Sam Weir (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Daniel Desario (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Neal Schweiber (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Ken Miller (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Nick Andopolis (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Bill Haverchuck (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Jean Weir (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Harold Weir (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Kim Kelly (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jerome Elston Scott ...
 Jermaine / ... (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Frank Kowchevski (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Jeff Rosso (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Millie Kentner (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Gordon Crisp (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Cindy Sanders (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Stephen Lea Sheppard ...
 Harris Trinsky (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Alan White (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
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It's the 1980s and at McKinley High, there's two different groups of teenagers, the Freaks with cool and charismatic Daniel Desario and tomboy Lindsay Weir and the Geeks with Lindsay's shy younger brother Sam, gentle Bill Haverchuck, and self-proclaimed ladies' man Neal Schweiber. The show chronicles the normal teen/adolescence problems any teenager goes through including acceptance, drugs, drinking, and bullying. Written by Corey Semple (Hairsprayer07)

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What high school was like for the rest of us [NBC tagline] See more »

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25 September 1999 (USA)  »

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Freaks & Geeks  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Jeff (Dave "Gruber" Allen) and Kowchevski (Steve Bannos) went on to star as roommates in the Netflix original series Love (2016). Both shows were produced by Judd Apatow. See more »

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The weathered and worn Pontiac Trans Am that Daniel Desario drives is a design that was available no earlier than 1979. Since the show takes place in 1980, it is highly unlikely that a high school student from a low-income family could afford what was then a fairly new car - and almost equally unlikely that it would look so aged within one year. See more »

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Lindsay Weir: Dad is right - I'm part of this family.
Harold Weir: Hear that, Jean? I was right about something. Maybe we should take a picture of this moment.
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Referenced in Astronauter og filmstjerner (2016) See more »

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The best shows are always cancelled...
20 July 2002 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

"Freaks & Geeks" was a show that I thought would be on for years. It was so perfect and all the actors/actresses were great in it. It first aired the same fall that I started high school, so I found a lot to relate to in it. This is probably the best drama NBC ever had, but they dropped it. Why? They keep crap like Providence and Ed (yuck) on, but instead bail out on REALLY good stuff like this? The critics loved it, the fans loved it, it had a future. Each episode was an hour long, and focused around two social groups: The stoner crowd (Freaks) and the underclassmen/nerds (Geeks) and their experiences throughout the year. I was really looking forward to see what direction this show would take in it's oncoming years, but sadly, we will never see another new episode. I just pray for re-runs.


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