Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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Noshing and Moshing 

Neal wrestles with the dilemma of whether to tell his mother about his father's affair. Lindsay is given detention after coming to the aid of a girl being attacked by a boy. Daniel deals ... See full summary »

Director:

Jake Kasdan

Writers:

Paul Feig (created by), J. Elvis Weinstein
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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
Amy Aquino ... Mrs. Schweiber
Dave Allen ... Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
David Krumholtz ... Barry Schweiber
Sam McMurray ... Dr. Vic Schweiber
Shawnee Free Jones Shawnee Free Jones ... Jenna Zank
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Neal wrestles with the dilemma of whether to tell his mother about his father's affair. Lindsay is given detention after coming to the aid of a girl being attacked by a boy. Daniel deals with pressures at home and with Kim. He escapes from his problems through punk music. Written by YazzyJ

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 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

In the original version of the episode (seen only in a few museum screenings during the spring), the song played during the final scene was "Only Love Will Break Your Heart" by Neil Young. See more »

Goofs

During the opening title sequence to the episode "Noshing and Moshing" while Daniel, Ken and Nick are in the liquor store, the cooler behind them contains flavors of Gatorade Frost that were not introduced until 1998. The show is set in 1980. See more »

Quotes

Jenna Zank: You know what punkers don't do? Call themselves punkers.
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Connections

References The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Street
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Performed by Diesel Boy
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call themselves punkers..
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.

Noshing And Moshing

It is safe and probably why creates a jarring impact with excellent execution and editing, and fortunately it never grows funny even when there is humor involved, it shows how powerful the dramatic content is, that it never lets it take over.


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