Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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Discos and Dragons 

Nick explores disco, Lindsay listens to the Grateful Dead, and Daniel tries something new. What's cool? Friendship.

Director:

Paul Feig

Writers:

Paul Feig (created by), Paul Feig
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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
Dave Allen ... Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
Steve Higgins ... Mr. Fleck
Joel Hodgson Joel Hodgson ... Discotheque DJ
Lizzy Caplan ... Sara
Stephen Lea Sheppard ... Harris Trinsky
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Storyline

The school year is ending. Over Ken's objections, Nick joins his new girlfriend, Sara, at the bowling alley's disco night. Lindsay receives an unexpected academic honor that puts her in a funk, so Mr. Rosso loans her the Dead's "American Beauty" to clear her head. Rosso punishes Daniel, who was about to break the law, by assigning him to the AV unit, where the geeks hang out; they resent the intrusion of someone cool, and Daniel is convinced he'll never do anything well. Sam wants to stop doing geek things, so he's crossing Dungeons and Dragons off his list. Where does friendship fit? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2000 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

For his work in this episode, Paul Feig was nominated for a 2001 Emmy for Best Writing in a Comedy. See more »

Goofs

Daniel and the Geeks are playing D&D using a copy of the Players Handbook with the Jeff Easley cover art. This was not issued until 1983. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Desario: Greetings Princess. It is I, Carlos the Dwarf. The dragon has been slain and you're free to rule your kingdom.
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Connections

References Candid Camera (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Ripple
(uncredited)
Written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter
Performed by Grateful Dead
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difference between disco and zeppelin..
5 May 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Freaks And Geeks

Feig's everlasting comic classic is a tour de force of art when it comes to set an example of cutting through the dogmatic commercial views. The passionate bulletproof love of Paul Feig, the creator, for the 80s is a profound poetry that is visible in his keen eye on the details of the conversations. From references that SHOULD come in handy to the complete makeover in their vocab that shines light on the journey that warps us back a couple of decades ago, Judd Apatow and Feig has created an ultimate teenage treasure where each cast is so invested and reflective in their performance that they have managed to make it big easily in their later days.

But despite of having such an absorbing performance from the cast members, even the younger cast that shows you the range which is not usually something you get to see, I would once again jump back to Feig's smoothness in his flaws. And he does have it, and it seems like he too knows it and embraces it in a way that the storytelling grows friction less and pulls out a much more meaningful and powerful note that it outweighs the flaws or distractions on the script.

This depiction of rebellious teenager and the lost-warrior-alike parents of theirs, in a rapidly evolving era has honesty in balancing the world- even the elders or teachers are humane, just as James Franco says once, "These old people also have bad people among them." Take the parents, for instance, each of our teenager hosts have some baggage in their house and as the series ages, the perspective changes and the three dimensional characters finally reveals and accepts all the sides of themselves, where you then, exhale victoriously as Feig explains or more correctly metaphorically notions the very existence or origin of these Freaks And Geeks that we all root for.

Discos And Dragons

The finale that we never saw it coming, is somehow an adequate full stop to this 80s pop culture mayhem, as the creators mentioned it, plenty of times before too, this stage of life was never intended to stage or end in a happier note, a balanced; surely, which they hold on to.


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