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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 AllenDave Allen
As Jeff Rosso
Ben FosterBen Foster
As Eli
Chauncey LeopardiChauncey Leopardi
As Alan White
Thomas F. WilsonThomas F. Wilson
As Coach Ben Fredricks

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

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
Episode Notes
For his work in this episode, Paul Feig received a 2000 Emmy nomination for Best Writing in a Comedy.

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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