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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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the ending sequence after the VW bus takes a right turn to set off to the open road, a modern sleek looking 1990s era Chevy Astro van is seen approaching in the opposing lane. The usual method taken by the production for open street scenes was to use a short lens to place out of time vehicles out of focus from being recognized. See more »

Quotes

Nick Andopolis: I mean, what's the difference between disco and Zeppelin?
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Connections

References Romeo and Juliet (1936) See more »

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Written by Ish Ledesma
Performed by Foxy
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Brilliant.
2 April 2020 | by costakcpcSee all my reviews

Everything hangs in the balance.

Some characters are in turmoil. Others are faced with opportunity. Some relationships are in conflict. Others have formed new ones but are they for real?

And because the series was cancelled, we'll never know they all played out.

I'm not a fan of wanting the show to be remade. Rather I'll be content with how everything remains in tension. It raises more questions.

The show only lasted one season. What remains however is this slice of TV perfection.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 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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