Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a show that surprisingly only had one season and was created by Judd Apatow – Freaks and Geeks
Opening Titles / theme tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year – IMDb
Number of Seasons / Episodes
Linda Cardellini – Lindsay Weir
John Francis Daley – Sam Weir
James Franco – Daniel Desario
Samm Levine – Neil Schweibber
Seth Rogan – Ken Miller
Jason Segal – Nick Andopilis
+ John Francis Daley is the only cast member to be the age of his character (14) during filming.
+ Series producer Judd Apatow told Vanity Fair in 2012 that whenever he sees an opportunity to use anyone from the show he does. It is his way of refusing to accept that the show was canceled, and that all of his subsequent movies are the continuous adventures of those characters.
+ ‘James Franco’ and Busy Philipps were said to have hated each other in real life, in spite of the fact that they play a couple in the show.
+ Jason Segel admitted it was very easy to act intimidated by his father in the show, played by Kevin Tighe, because he was intimidated by Tighe in real life.
+ Seth Rogen split his chin open when he smashed Nick’s (Jason Segel) guitar.
Mrs Tough Man
Brown Eyes, Brown Hair
Carded and Discarded