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A. New TV Series
B. Why Freaks and Geeks?
II. Lessons From Freaks and Geeks [00:09:00]
A. Value of Personal Stories
- People identify with specificity
B. Let Scenes Speak for Themselves
- Don’t overuse music
- When you do use it, have it do something
- As a character
C. Use Real People
- Apatow and Feig wanted the actors to look like people you would know in your hometown
D. Make Things Realistic
- Desaturated colors
- Drab sets and costumes
E. Don’t Use Stereotypes
F. Drama and Conflict Can Come from the Most Banal Sources
- Having to take a shower at gym
- Playing pin the bottle
- Going to an academic summit
- Having to take a math test
G. Collaborate With Talented People
III. Why Was This Show Canceled? [00:44:08]
A. Low Ratings
B. Terrible Time Slot
C. “It’s Just A TV Show…”
D. What Would They Have Done In Season 2?
IV. The Best Of… [00:52:45]
A. Favorite Character
B. Favorite Moment(s)
C. Favorite Episode
D. Are You A Freak or A Geek?
V. Extras [01:11:00]
A. Two Times Ryan Yelled At the Screen
B. How Does Apatow’s Undeclared compare with Freaks and Geeks?
C. “Would You Want It To Come Back?”
VI. Mini Segments [01:17:28]
A. NJAM Sees It: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2014)
VI. Conclusions [01:19:12]
A. Related Links
The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.
This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.