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Lindsay quits the academic mathlete team and begins hanging around with a new crowd. She also tries to stop the teasing of a mentally challenged student. Sam ponders asking cheerleader Cindy Sanders to the homecoming dance while trying to handle a bully teasing him.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 100
Airdate: Saturday September 25th, 1999

Director: Jake Kasdan
Writer: Paul Feig


  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Dave Allen
As Jeff Rosso
Recurring
Ben Foster
As Eli
Recurring
Chauncey Leopardi
As Alan White
Recurring
Thomas F. Wilson
As Coach Ben Fredricks
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Steve Bannos
As Mr. Kowchevski (Frank)
Recurring
Brianna Brown
As The Cheerleader (Ashley)
Recurring
Lizzy Caplan
As Girl #1 (Sara)
Recurring
Marco Gould
As Kevin (Kevin Handleman)
Recurring
Sarah Hagan
As Millie Kentner
Recurring
Anna Coman-Hidy
As Mousy Girl #2
Recurring
Jason Lansing
As Bully #2 (Ernie Hahuth)
Recurring
Jarrett Lennon
As Colin
Recurring
Ron Lester
As Seidleman
Recurring
Natasha Melnick
As Cindy Sanders
Recurring
Ashley Power
As Popular Girl #1
Recurring
Alan Simpson
As Tom
Recurring
Stephen Lea Sheppard
As Harris (Harris Trinsky)
Recurring
Mark Allan Staubach
As Mark
Recurring
Shaun Weiss
As Sean
Recurring
Gabriel Carpenter
As The Football Player (Brett)
Stacy Hogue
As Karen
Busy Philipps
As Kim Kelly
Kristy Wu
As Mousy Girl

Uncredited
Shawn Soong
As Stroker
Recurring
Main Cast
Linda Cardellini
As Lindsay Weir
James Franco
As Daniel Desario
Samm Levine
As Neil Schweiber
Seth Rogen
As Ken Miller
Jason Segel
As Nick Andopolis
Martin Starr
As Bill Haverchuck
Becky Ann Baker
As Jean Weir
Joe Flaherty
As Harold Weir
Episode Notes
For his work in this episode, Paul Feig received a 2000 Emmy nomination for Best Writing in a Comedy.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Kenny LogginsI'm AlrightSam, Neal & Bill picked on by Alan & his buddies
StyxCome Sail AwayStart of the dance.
StyxRenegadeNeal & Bill walk toward the showdown with Alan
Van HalenRunnin' with the DevilStart of episode, under the bleachers.


Episode Quotes
Mr. Rosso: You're our best mathlete.
Lindsay: Please don't say that.

Neal (to Sam) The dance is tomorrow. She's a cheerleader. You've seen "Star Wars" 47 times. You do the math.

Daniel: You guys know Lindsay?"
Nick: Yeah, you were in my English class last year. You were the chick that got an A, right?
Lindsay: Yeah, well, what are you gonna do?
Ken: I don't know. What are you gonna do?



Warning: Freaks and Geeks season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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