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Old 07-13-10, 07:10 PM
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Re: Your Freaks & Geeks story

I kind of think that some of the charm is lost regarding this show due to the actors' gargantuan success post-cancellation. Sounds odd to say considering how much I love it, but the overexposure of actors like Rogen, Segel, Franco and even Apatow makes the show (or at least the idea of the show) feel different now.

It's like learning that the quaint bed and breakfast you loved growing up has been replaced with an iHop.
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Re: Your Freaks & Geeks story

Originally Posted by Baron Of Hell
I just started watching this. I had no idea it was so old. I was wondering how they found all these kids that look like other actors.
IFC? i flipped it on last night
Old 07-13-10, 11:10 PM
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I have no idea if it was NBC, or ABC family, but i saw Haverchuck say " No JR...don't go in there...it's a trap" and i was hooked.

Ended up getting the yearbook edition, and this reminds me it is time for a marathon. Endless replay value.

Now that i think about it, lots of quotes have have found their way into my life

"Yeah Nick, grab me a piece..." Complete with the little hand gestures.
"You mean like...circus freaks?"
"...Do you know what happened to him? He died!"
Old 07-13-10, 11:43 PM
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Re: Your Freaks & Geeks story

Is there any chance of a F & G reunion? I think a movie taking place during a High School reunion would be cool. Apatow is a big enough player in Hollywood to pull this off.
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Re: Your Freaks & Geeks story

Never saw the show on TV, but I did pick up the DVD set as a blind-buy during a DeepDiscount sale based on positive reviews and word-of-mouth (that was probably around mid-2004). After watching the pilot, I didn't see what the big deal was. But over the course of the following episode (the kegger), it clicked. I've watched the set a bunch of times in the years since (just finished a run-through about 2 weeks ago, in fact) and it never ceases to feel fresh.

It's funny, even after first watching the show as late as 2004, if you'd told me that Seth Rogen and Jason Segel would go on to greater success, I would have thought you were crazy. Seth Rogen in particular wasn't a very good actor at the time of F&G, but neither of those guys struck me as "leading man" types. And even though he was only in one episode, the same goes for Shia LaBeouf.
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Re: Your Freaks & Geeks story

Originally Posted by mhg83
Is there any chance of a F & G reunion? I think a movie taking place during a High School reunion would be cool. Apatow is a big enough player in Hollywood to pull this off.
I would love to see where these characters are in the early 1990s. Get going, Apatow -- make it happen!
Old 04-23-11, 07:37 AM
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Just finished watching this, great series. There were a couple of weak episodes around ep5, but it picked up again after that.

Its amazing how many of todays actors were in that show in minor roles.
Joanna Garcia, Leslie Mann, Shia Labeouf, Wallace from Veronica Mars (Percy Daggs).

Linda Cardellini also looked like Ellen Page in it.
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I remember when I watched the series finale, I commented "and she was never heard from again."
Old 04-30-11, 03:08 PM
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Love this show. My favorite scene that sticks with me is playing dodgeball in the gym. The slo-mo of Bill getting pelted in the head with the coach looking on with delight is just priceless.
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Freaks and Geeks Reunion Photo Shoot

Never seen this many together before.

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/...lusive#slide=1

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Or you can just watch any Judd Apatow movie ever.

Whoever did the casting for that show deserves some sort of award.
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Re: Freaks and Geeks Reunion Photo Shoot

Millie turned out to be a hottie!
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Bottom row, far right? Who is that? She wasn't in the VF slide show.
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Looks like Samaire Armstrong.

And yes...it looks the geek is hotter than the cheerleader these days.
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Re: Freaks and Geeks Reunion Photo Shoot

Cool.

For the helluva it, Lady L:
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Re: Freaks and Geeks Reunion Photo Shoot

huh, i don't remember Lizzy Caplan or David Krumholtz being on the show.
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Re: Freaks and Geeks Reunion Photo Shoot

Awesome. Man, I wish we'd gotten one more season out of it.
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Re: Freaks and Geeks Reunion Photo Shoot

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huh, i don't remember Lizzy Caplan or David Krumholtz being on the show.
i remember caplan getting someone out of class once, and i think she dated Nick briefly and was into disco?

Krumholtz was a friend of the family and i think made out with cardelini at some family party?
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i remember caplan getting someone out of class once, and i think she dated Nick briefly and was into disco?

Krumholtz was a friend of the family and i think made out with cardelini at some family party?
Krumholtz was Neal's brother who came home from college during Christmas break
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Re: Freaks and Geeks Reunion Photo Shoot

I didn't ever need to see the mom again after her Girls appearance. Some shit you can't unsee.
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I didn't ever need to see the mom again after her Girls appearance. Some shit you can't unsee.
I thought the same thing.
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Re: Freaks and Geeks Reunion Photo Shoot

I'm not familiar with all of them. But you have the three big guys are Franco, Siegel and Rogen.

Jason Schwartzman is in the exact pose and position I'd expect him to be in (in a good way, haha).
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I wish they would do an actual High School reunion movie or something.
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Re: Freaks and Geeks Reunion Photo Shoot

Awesome
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Re: Freaks and Geeks Reunion Photo Shoot

There's a pretty cool "What would've happened in season two" article here:

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/osc...eaks-and-geeks

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