Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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The Little Things 

As McKinley High prepares for a visit from Vice President Bush, Ken and Sam must sort out conflicted feelings in their love lives.

Director:

Jake Kasdan

Writers:

Paul Feig (created by), Jonathan Kasdan (teleplay by) (as Jon Kasdan) | 3 more credits »
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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
Natasha Melnick ... Cindy Sanders
Jessica Campbell ... Amy Andrews
Dave Allen ... Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
JoAnna Garcia Swisher ... Vicki Appleby (as Joanna Garcia)
Stephen Lea Sheppard ... Harris Trinsky
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Storyline

The course of love doesn't run straight. Ken's new girlfriend Amy, a tuba player in the school band, reveals something about herself that throws him for a loop. At the same time, Sam realizes that dating Cindy is different from imagining dating her. As Ken and Sam think about breaking up with their girlfriends and seek advice from family and friends, Mr. Rosso arranges for Lindsay to ask the first question during Vice President Bush's visit to the school. Her parents hope it's a way to get attention to the family sporting goods store, Lindsay wants to ask something interesting, and Bush's aides have something else in mind. 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

A deleted scene for this episode reveals that Mr. Kowchevski, the math teacher, is gay. See more »

Goofs

The IBM 5150 computer in the lab was not released until August 1981, the summer after the episode takes place. See more »

Quotes

Sam Weir: It's Cindy. She's kind of boring. It's weird hanging out with her friends. And, I mean, all she wants to do is make out and stuff.
Neal Schweiber: I'd kill to be that bored.
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Connections

Features The Jerk (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

The Road
(uncredited)
Written by Danny O'Keefe
Performed by Jackson Browne
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guys that look like jesus..
5 May 2019 | by merelyaninnuendoSee 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.

The Little Things

A step back, after taking a leap of faith, has got to be funny, with excruciating information revealed all over the direction, our hosts are finally in control of the stick and are given responsibility to do something; now, that something has quite a range in here.


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