Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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Chokin' and Tokin' 

When Bill talks about being allergic to peanuts in class, Alan tries to prove he's lying but Bill ends up in the hospital after an allergic reaction. Lindsay smokes weed for the first time.

Director:

Miguel Arteta

Writers:

Paul Feig (created by), Judd Apatow
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Cardellini ... Lindsay Weir
John Francis Daley ... Sam Weir
James Franco ... Daniel Desario
Samm Levine ... Neal Schweiber
Seth Rogen ... Ken Miller
Jason Segel ... Nick Andopolis
Martin Starr ... Bill Haverchuck
Becky Ann Baker ... Jean Weir
Joe Flaherty ... Harold Weir
Busy Philipps ... Kim Kelly (credit only)
Leslie Mann ... Miss Foote
Dave Allen ... Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
Claudia Christian ... Gloria Haverchuck
Chauncey Leopardi ... Alan White
Doug Spinuzza ... Frank
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Storyline

Ingesting. A new teacher draws Bill out: he admits to a peanut allergy, so Alan sneaks a few into Bill's sandwich to see if Bill's lying. Will he die? Bill's mother blames herself, Alan's father is furious, Sam and Neal find humor and romance beneath the tragedy. Meanwhile, Lindsay calls Nick out on his constant marijuana use, so he challenges her to get high. Experimentation, a babysitting job, and Millie's friendship teach a life lesson that Lindsay may or may not remember in the morning. And what about the weekend sci-fi convention? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2000 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After this episode it was decided that the show would be canceled. See more »

Goofs

When Lindsey is sitting on the couch talking to Billie, the position of Lindsey's blanket changes between shots, implying different takes were combined in post-production. See more »

Quotes

Millie Kentner: You're high!
Lindsay Weir: How could you tell?
Millie Kentner: I know what high people look like. I went to a Seals and Crofts concert last summer.
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Connections

References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

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Little Green Bag
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Written by Jan Gerbrand Visser and George Baker (as Hans Bouwens)
Performed by George Baker Selection
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"I know what high people look like. I went to a Seals and Crofts concert last summer."
3 January 2018 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

This episode and the next ('Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers') are two of my very favorites. And I know that I'm always talking about Bill on this show, but on the other hand, the writers seem to know that he's the heart and soul of "Freak and Geeks". That's the way I see it, at least. And what better way to hit home both his importance and vulnerability than very nearly killing him? Peanut allergies are nothing to take lightly, kids.

But more than just making you feel sorry for this kid, it goes a long way in sympathizing Alan, the show's hot-headed antagonist. You want to wring the guy's neck for pulling such an idiotic stunt, but in the end, you also realize that he's also just a kid. A very fallible, dumb kid. You end up feeling just as sorry for him as you do the endlessly unfortunate Bill.

Balancing things out humor-wise, is the subplot with Lindsay trying weed . . . and freaking right the hell out. It's another example of Millie being there when she needs support, and also a good vehicle for loads of pot humor. Along with Leslie Mann (at her sweetest) as guest star, it's an episode that balances the light and dark, and still hits you right in the chest while offering a ray of hope in the end.

It's why I think Judd Apatow did his best work on this show.

10/10


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