Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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Chokin' and Tokin' 

When Bill talks about being allergic to peanuts in class, Alan tries to prove he's lying but Bill ends up in the hospital after an allergic reaction. Lindsay smokes weed for the first time.

Director:

Miguel Arteta

Writers:

Paul Feig (created by), Judd Apatow
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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 (credit only)
Leslie Mann ... Miss Foote
Dave Allen ... Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
Claudia Christian ... Gloria Haverchuck
Chauncey Leopardi ... Alan White
Doug Spinuzza ... Frank
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Storyline

Ingesting. A new teacher draws Bill out: he admits to a peanut allergy, so Alan sneaks a few into Bill's sandwich to see if Bill's lying. Will he die? Bill's mother blames herself, Alan's father is furious, Sam and Neal find humor and romance beneath the tragedy. Meanwhile, Lindsay calls Nick out on his constant marijuana use, so he challenges her to get high. Experimentation, a babysitting job, and Millie's friendship teach a life lesson that Lindsay may or may not remember in the morning. And what about the weekend sci-fi convention? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 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

This episode opened with the Weir family watching Charlie's Angels. Coincidentally, time-slot competitor That '70s Show aired a scene (at nearly the exact same time) with characters watching that program. Suffice it to say, Sam's choice of Bosley as the highlight of Charlie's Angels was not shared by the characters on the other show. See more »

Goofs

Nick talks about eating Drake's Cakes. At the time (1980), Drake's Cakes were an East Coast product and not available in Michigan. See more »

Quotes

Scott: My dad found my grow lights and ran over them with his car.
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Connections

References Doctor Who (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Fat Bottomed Girls
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Written by Brian May
Performed by Queen
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all of this is a dream..
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.

Chokin' And Tokin'

Despite of being a bit manipulative in nature and feels like the writers being cornered and are looking for cheap shots, the metaphorical journey that these two siblings go through once again, makes it all worth.


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