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Postby Smooth » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:32 pm

I just saw Knocked Up and that is was absolutely hilarious. I've heard that a few actors from the movie also played in the short lived TV series. Has anyone seen this TV show? I've heard great things about this show but have never seen it myself. I've looked at video stores to try and rent it but no store around me carries it. I grew up in the 80's so it might be better to someone who lived during that timespan. Any opinions on the show would be appreciated.
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Re: Freaks and Geeks TV Show

Postby CadensDad » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:52 am

If i'm not mistaken it was on NBC 3-5 years ago for 1-2 seasons it was pretty decent just never took off because it was on NBC.
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Re: Freaks and Geeks TV Show

Postby Old_Style » Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:49 am

I thought it was a good show. I'm a fan of most TV shows and movies that are based in a high school setting during the 70's-80's. I was just about to enter high school at the time the show started, so that's what attracted me to it as well.

Too bad the show was yanked after only 12 episodes. I guess you can't win when NBC is airing you on Saturday nights or are pitting you up against a time slot that involves "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" :-t
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Re: Freaks and Geeks TV Show

Postby RugbyD » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:48 am

it was a very funny show. definitely go rent the dvds if they are out.
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Re: Freaks and Geeks TV Show

Postby Coppermine » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:57 am

One of the most underrated shows of all time in my opinion. You'd be amazed at how some of the Knocked Up characters used to look. The show was way too ahead of its time though and its good to see Judd Apatow finding his niche in film. "Undeclared" is a similarly underrated, under appreciated Apatow show.
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Re: Freaks and Geeks TV Show

Postby Boyakasha » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:52 am

Yeah, Freaks and Geeks was a good show; you'll see some Seth Rogan and a young James Franco (which is probably why he did the cameo in Knocked Up). Undeclared wasn't as good, in my opinion, but still worth watching; Rogan had a bigger role in that, as well as some familiar faces from Knocked Up and 40 Yr Old Virgin. I also remember a significant Adam Sandler and entourage guest spot in that show.
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Re: Freaks and Geeks TV Show

Postby 5 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:14 am

I thought it was a funny show...lots of the young actors were/are pretty decent.

It aired in 1999.

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Re: Freaks and Geeks TV Show

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:36 pm

I had seen a few episodes of Freaks and Geeks and thought it was quite good, but just wound up not gaining my full undivided attention to follow it week to week.

Speaking of old NBC sitcoms, who actually thought Men Behaving Badly was downright hilarious?
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Re: Freaks and Geeks TV Show

Postby Absolutely Adequate » Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:24 am

One of my top 5 favorite shows ever. Well written, especially knowing that Paul Feig actually had to go through most of these events. He basically just made a TV show out of all the terrible things that happened to him in high school.

It is out on DVD. It's absolutely worth it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIxRdz6a0LI

The next one is a bit longer but totally worth it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLDDfY9Gq7k

In the end, if you enjoyed these clips, you'll like the show.
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