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Freaks and Geeks: Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers

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Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x17
Airdate: Tuesday October 10th, 2000
Network: FOX Family



 
Guest Stars
Thomas F. WilsonThomas F. Wilson
As Coach Ben Fredricks
Recurring
Thomas F. WilsonThomas F. Wilson
As Coach Ben Fredricks
Recurring
Claudia ChristianClaudia Christian
As Gloria Haverchuck
Recurring
Claudia ChristianClaudia Christian
As Gloria Haverchuck
Recurring
Chauncey LeopardiChauncey Leopardi
As Alan White
Recurring
Chauncey LeopardiChauncey Leopardi
As Alan White
Recurring
Meagen FayMeagen Fay
As Mrs. Kentner
Meagen FayMeagen Fay
As Mrs. Kentner

Co-Guest Stars
Sarah HaganSarah Hagan
As Millie Kentner
Recurring
Sarah HaganSarah Hagan
As Millie Kentner
Recurring
Steve BannosSteve Bannos
As Mr. Kowchevski (Frank)
Recurring
Steve BannosSteve Bannos
As Mr. Kowchevski (Frank)
Recurring
Mark Allan StaubachMark Allan Staubach
As Mark
Recurring
Jerry MessingJerry Messing
As Gordon Crisp
Recurring
Jerry MessingJerry Messing
As Gordon Crisp
Recurring
Jason LansingJason Lansing
As Ernie (Ernie Hahuth)
Recurring
Jason LansingJason Lansing
As Ernie (Ernie Hahuth)
Recurring
Matthew McKaneMatthew McKane
As Mike Stevens
Recurring
Matthew McKaneMatthew McKane
As Mike Stevens
Recurring

Uncredited
Michael BeardsleyMichael Beardsley
As Humphries
Recurring
Main Cast
Linda CardelliniLinda Cardellini
As Lindsay Weir
Linda CardelliniLinda Cardellini
As Lindsay Weir
James FrancoJames Franco
As Daniel Desario
James FrancoJames Franco
As Daniel Desario
Samm LevineSamm Levine
As Neil Schweiber
Samm LevineSamm Levine
As Neil Schweiber
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
As Ken Miller
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
As Ken Miller
Jason SegelJason Segel
As Nick Andopolis
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
Joe FlahertyJoe Flaherty
As Harold Weir
Busy PhilippsBusy Philipps
As Kim Kelly

Recap

Lindsay tries to convince Harold to let her join her friends at a Who concert. Kim insists that Lindsay cannot miss the show because she "heard this will be their last tour." As she drives down Lindsay's street at night, Kim accidentally hits something. Kim refuses to stop, as she believes that it was just a squirrel. The next day, she and Lindsay encounter a sobbing Millie and learn that her beloved dog was run over. A guilt-ridden Kim bonds with Millie over her own experience with a dead pet (her parents put her epileptic dog to sleep without telling her), and begins hanging out with her. When Millie neglects her studies, Lindsay worries that Kim and the freaks will lead Millie astray and ruin her life. Kim angrily retorts that Lindsay is afraid that she will no longer have Millie as a backup when she gets angry with her "bad friends." She threatens to kick her ass if she tells Millie the truth about her dog's death. The Weirs give Lindsay permission to attend the concert and keep an eye on Millie. Millie's mother shows up at Daniel's house, where the freaks are hanging out before leaving for the show, and gets into a screaming match with her daughter. Kim confesses the truth to keep Millie from drinking a beer. Millie storms off, but Lindsay follows and elects to skip the concert to spend the afternoon with her. Meanwhile, Nick teaches himself to play guitar and writes a love ballad for Lindsay. Ken, who has heard the song in question, stops Nick by smashing his guitar in the street. He assures Nick that he was doing him a huge favor. Mrs. Haverchuck stuns Bill with the news that she has been dating Coach Fredricks. Bill mouths off to him and walks out on gym class. Coach Fredricks tries to bond with Bill by taking the geeks to a go-cart track, but angers Bill after he challenges the guys to a race and causes Bill to spin out. Coach Fredricks insists that he really loves Mrs. Haverchuck, and wants to get to know Bill better. Bill later lets the coach join him for Dallas and explains the show's plot to him...

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Episode Notes
Bill watches the Dinah Shore show and comedian Garry Shandling appears as a guest.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Seals & CroftsSummer BreezeLindsey & Millie after they don't go to the concer
The WhoBoris the SpiderLindsey and Kim get into Kim's car, talk about Fle
The WhoDrownedThe guys at their "Who" bus as Lindsey arrives.
The WhoGoing MobileSam, Neal Bill and Coach Ben race go-carts.
The WhoI'm OneBill makes himself dinner
The WhoLove Reign O'er MeBill eats breakfast, Coach Ben enters
The WhoSqueeze BoxHarold and Jean listen to The Who album.


Episode Quotes
Neil: I'm telling you guys, MASH is not funny.
Sam: You know I heard that the guy who plays Radar O'reilly doesn't have any fingers, that's why he always carries a clipboard around and stuff.

(starts analyzing the Who album, plays Squeeze Box)
Harold: It's kind of catchy.
Jean Ya... I like the banjo.
Harold: What? What did he say...squeeze box?
Jean I...
Harold: Is it just me, or does that sound filthy?
Jean Honey (chuckles) I think it's about an accordian.
Harold: (listens closely to hear lyrics)Hmm... what?
Jean It's nice (mimics playing an accordian)
Harold: In and out, in and out?
Jean The instrument.
Harold: Jean, that is not an accordian, that is....in and out .
Jean (mimics playing an accordian) Yeah its 'in and out.
Harold: In and out...in and off is what it's going.

Harold: No, absolutely not. That record was pure pornographic.
Lindsay: Oh dad, come on don't be a prude.
Harold: If I was such a prude you wouldn't exist.



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