A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

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 Gordon Crisp 11 episodes, 1999-2000
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It's the 1980s and at McKinley High, there's two different groups of teenagers, the Freaks with cool and charismatic Daniel Desario and tomboy Lindsay Weir and the Geeks with Lindsay's shy younger brother Sam, gentle Bill Haverchuck, and self-proclaimed ladies' man Neal Schweiber. The show chronicles the normal teen/adolescence problems any teenager goes through including acceptance, drugs, drinking, and bullying. Written by Corey Semple (Hairsprayer07)

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25 September 1999 (USA)  »

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Samm Levine (Neal) and Martin Starr (Bill) had a feud on set, and were later known to get into a few arguments throughout filming. See more »

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At the end of "Discos and Dragons" when Lindsay takes off with Kim and some Grateful Dead groupies, their VW bus turns the corner, and passes by a modern-day White Ford van. See more »

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Lindsay Weir: Dad is right - I'm part of this family.
Harold Weir: Hear that, Jean? I was right about something. Maybe we should take a picture of this moment.
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The best shows are always cancelled...
20 July 2002 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

"Freaks & Geeks" was a show that I thought would be on for years. It was so perfect and all the actors/actresses were great in it. It first aired the same fall that I started high school, so I found a lot to relate to in it. This is probably the best drama NBC ever had, but they dropped it. Why? They keep crap like Providence and Ed (yuck) on, but instead bail out on REALLY good stuff like this? The critics loved it, the fans loved it, it had a future. Each episode was an hour long, and focused around two social groups: The stoner crowd (Freaks) and the underclassmen/nerds (Geeks) and their experiences throughout the year. I was really looking forward to see what direction this show would take in it's oncoming years, but sadly, we will never see another new episode. I just pray for re-runs.


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