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Freaks and Geeks: The Garage Door

Sam finds out that Neal's father is having an affair. Ken falls for a tuba player in the school band.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: 111
Airdate: Monday March 13th, 2000

Guest Stars
Sam McMurraySam McMurray
As Dr. Vic Schweiber
Jessica CampbellJessica Campbell
As Amy Andrews
Amy AquinoAmy Aquino
As Mrs. Schweiber
David BoweDavid Bowe
As Salesman

Co-Guest Stars
Tava SmileyTava Smiley
As Carol
Jody JonesJody Jones
As Cowboy
Jane MorrisJane Morris
As Hygienist
Ben Hecht (2)Ben Hecht (2)
As Walter

Michael BeardsleyMichael Beardsley
As Humphries
Shawn SoongShawn Soong
As Stroker
Main Cast
Linda CardelliniLinda Cardellini
As Lindsay Weir
James FrancoJames Franco
As Daniel Desario
Samm LevineSamm Levine
As Neil Schweiber
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
As Ken Miller
Jason SegelJason Segel
As Nick Andopolis
Martin StarrMartin Starr
As Bill Haverchuck
Becky Ann BakerBecky Ann Baker
As Jean Weir
Joe FlahertyJoe Flaherty
As Harold Weir
Busy PhilippsBusy Philipps
As Kim Kelly


Sam sees Neal's father embracing a woman in a department store. Dr. Schweiber claims that the woman is just a friend, but asks Sam to keep it a secret. He also buys Neal an Atari game system, apparently as a means of assuaging his guilt. Bill insists that they have to tell Neal the truth. Neal blows up at Sam and Bill and accuses them of jealousy. Dr. Schweiber tries to convince Sam that nothing is going on. Neal snoops in his dad's car and finds a mysterious garage door opener. He gets the guys to ride their bikes around town and help him search for his father's love nest. After several hours, Sam and Bill give up and head home. Harold and Jean surprise Sam with an Atari as a reward "for being a good kid." The realization of what Neal is going through suddenly hits Sam, as he bursts into tears and hugs his dad. Neal gets a garage to open and finds his father's car parked inside. Ken develops a crush on the tuba player in the school's marching band. Lindsay talks to her on his behalf and is surprised to learn that she likes Ken. Daniel frustrates Kim by refusing to argue with her. Kim encourages Lindsay to act bitchy around Nick to avoid leading him on. At the same time, Daniel suggests that Nick hide his true feelings by giving Lindsay the cold shoulder. Everyone goes to the planetarium to see a Laser Floyd show (or so they think). Nick and Lindsay apologize for their behavior, but become very uncomfortable as the other couples make out...

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Episode Notes
This episode was also known as "Tries and Lies".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bob SegerBeautiful LoserLindsay joins her friends at the diner.
The CarsLet the Good Times RollThe boys riding bikes, trying the garage door open
Charlie DanielsThe Devil Went Down to GeorgiaAt the laserdome
Chicago25 Or 6 To 4Covered by the McKinley High Marching Band
Emerson, Lake & PalmerKarn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2At the laserdome
Lynyrd SkynyrdFreebirdAt the laserdome
Pure Prairie LeagueAmieAt the laserdome
(Unknown artist)Go, Fight, WinCovered by the McKinley High Marching Band
(Unknown artist)When The Saints Go Marching InCovered by the McKinley High Marching Band

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