Freaks and Geeks

Genre: Comedy
Premiere: 1999 - 2000
Network: NBC
IMDB Rating: 9/10
Sessons: 1
Full Episodes: 18
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Full Show Summary

Created by writer-comedian Paul Feig and executive produced by Judd Apatow (The Larry Sanders Show), Freaks and Geeks followed the Weir siblings--former math whiz Lindsay (Linda Cardellini of the Scooby-Doo feature films and ER) and her younger brother Sam (John Francis Daley)--as they navigated the perils and pleasures of a Michigan high school circa 1980. What separated Freaks and Geeks from most other scholastic series was its brutal honesty--Lindsay and Sam, as well as their friends and parents, were given very human personas that showed failure, malice, indecision, and moments of great clarity. Likewise, the plotlines rarely offered pat solutions to the characters' conflicts--the show unfolded in a naturalistic manner, which was a welcome respite for viewers tired of flashy high school dramas. When combined with its smart dialogue and winning performances (the cast included SCTV veteran Joe Flaherty and Spider-Man star James Franco, as well as the sublime and criminally underrecognized Martin Starr and Seth Rogen as Sam's pal Bill and dry-witted Ken, respectively), the show became a haven for fans of quality television, if only for a brief period of time.
Freaks and Geeks S01E18
Last Episode, 17 October 2000: Season 1, Episode 18: Noshing and Moshing
The Weirs attend the Sweibers' annual dinner party where Neal rebels against his father and turns his attention to ventriloquism.
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Date Aired Freaks and Geeks Episodes
Season 1
25 September 1999 Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot
02 October 1999 Season 1, Episode 2: Beers and Weirs
30 October 1999 Season 1, Episode 3: Tricks and Treats
06 November 1999 Season 1, Episode 4: Tests and Breasts
13 November 1999 Season 1, Episode 5: I'm with the Band
10 January 2000 Season 1, Episode 6: Carded and Discarded
17 January 2000 Season 1, Episode 7: Girlfriends and Boyfriends
24 January 2000 Season 1, Episode 8: We've Got Spirit
31 January 2000 Season 1, Episode 9: The Diary
07 February 2000 Season 1, Episode 10: Looks and Books
13 March 2000 Season 1, Episode 11: The Garage Door (a.k.a. Tries and Lies)
20 March 2000 Season 1, Episode 12: Chokin' and Tokin'
08 July 2000 Season 1, Episode 13: Smooching and Mooching
08 July 2000 Season 1, Episode 14: The Little Things
08 July 2000 Season 1, Episode 15: Discos and Dragons
05 September 2000 Season 1, Episode 16: Kim Kelly Is My Friend
10 October 2000 Season 1, Episode 17: Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers
17 October 2000 Season 1, Episode 18: Noshing and Moshing