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Freaks and Geeks: Smooching and Mooching

Nick moves in with the Weirs after his father sells his drum set. Sam gets invited to a make out party and Neal thinks he knows how to spin the bottle to land where he aims it.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 116
Airdate: Saturday July 08th, 2000

Director: Jake Kasdan
Writer: Steve Bannos

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9/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Natasha Melnick
As Cindy Sanders
Kevin Tighe
As Mr. Andopolis
Shaun Weiss
As Sean

Co-Guest Stars
Joanna Garcia
As Vicki (Vicki Appleby)
Kayla Ewell
As Maureen (Maureen Sampson)
Stephen Lea Sheppard
As Harris (Harris Trinsky)
Jerry Messing
As Gordon Crisp
Trace Beaulieu
As Mr. Lacovara (Hector)
Samaire Armstrong
As Laurie

Michael Beardsley
As Humphries
Shawn Soong
As Stroker
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
Busy Philipps
As Kim Kelly


Nick is outraged to discover that his father has sold his drums, which Mr. Andopolis considered an unnecessary distraction. When his father refuses to apologize (or give him the money from the sale), Nick leaves home. After getting kicked out of Daniel's house for a bathroom violation, Nick turns to Lindsay for help. Lindsay claims that she would be happy to have Nick stay over, but believes her parents would disapprove. She is shocked when Harold agrees to let Nick sleep on the couch. Harold provides Nick with encouragement and gives him a part-time job to fund drum lessons. Lindsay becomes jealous, and wonders why her father cannot be more supportive of her. After a few days, Mr. Andopolis comes by the Weir house and asks Nick to return home. However, he rebuffs Harold's parenting advice. Cindy, who has recently broken up with Todd, reveals to Bill that she has a crush on Sam. She asks Bill to convince Sam to invite her to a party. Sam is freaked out to learn that the event is a make-out party. Neal insists that he and Bill be allowed to tag along, as he believes he has a way to rig Spin the Bottle. Neal is furious when his "surefire" technique fails (the bottle repeatedly points at Bill), while Bill gets some action with an initially disgusted Vicki in a closet. Sam finally gets the chance to kiss Cindy, although he is a little bewildered when she then turns the lights off and jumps him...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bob SegerKatmanduThe boys prepare for the make-out party.
Bob SegerYou'll Accomp'ny MeBill and Vicki laughing in the closet.
Buddy RichThe Monster (with Gene Krupa)Mr. Weir plays the song for Nick
Gene KrupaThe Monster (with Buddy Rich)Mr. Weir plays the song for Nick
RushTom SawyerNick plays the record while the Weirs are studying
Warren ZevonPoor Poor Pitiful MePlaying spin the bottle.

Warning: Freaks and Geeks season 1 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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