Comedy Clicks USA Edition – Freaks and Geeks

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

18 Episodes

Characters
:

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

Trivia:

+ 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.

Classic Clips

Mrs Tough Man

Brown Eyes, Brown Hair 

Carded and Discarded

 

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