The BEST Episodes of Freaks and Geeks

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2022

Network: NBC

Two unique groups of teenagers deal with life in high school during the 1980s. Lindsay Weir rebels and begins hanging out with a crowd of burnouts, the "freaks," while her brother Sam Weir navigates a different part of the social universe with his nerdy friends, the "geeks."

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The Garage Door

#1 - The Garage Door

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 13, 2000

Neal learns his father is cheating on his mother. Ken develops a crush on the tuba player in the school’s marching band and Lindsay helps set them up.

star 8.47
644 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Patty Lin
Smooching and Mooching

#2 - Smooching and Mooching

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 8, 2000

After fighting with his father, Nick moves out and to Lindsay’s surprise begins staying with the Weir’s. Cindy tells Bill that she has a crush on Sam. She asks Bill to convince Sam to invite her to a party.

star 8.45
625 votes
Directors: Jake Kasdan
Writers: Steve Bannos
Discos and Dragons

#3 - Discos and Dragons

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 8, 2000

Daniel is sentenced to audio/visual class as punishment for attempting to pull the fire alarm to get out of taking a test. Lindsay is accepted to a two-week academic summit. Nick has a new girlfriend and takes up disco dancing.

star 8.43
664 votes
Directors: Paul Feig
Writers: Paul Feig
Chokin' and Tokin'

#4 - Chokin' and Tokin'

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 20, 2000

When Bill talks about being allergic to peanuts in class, Alan tries to prove he’s lying but Bill ends up in the hospital after an allergic reaction. Lindsay smokes weed for the first time.

star 8.35
654 votes
Directors: Miguel Arteta
Writers: Judd Apatow
The Little Things

#5 - The Little Things

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 8, 2000

Sam discovers that life as Cindy’s boyfriend is not nearly as exciting as he had imagined. Ken’s girlfriend, Amy, confesses a shocking secret, putting Ken in an awkward situation. Lindsay struggles with asking Vice President George Bush a question during an assembly.

star 8.26
664 votes
Directors: Jake Kasdan
Writers: Jon Kasdan, Judd Apatow, Mike White
Noshing and Moshing

#6 - Noshing and Moshing

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 17, 2000

Neal wrestles with the dilemma of whether to tell his mother about his father’s affair. Lindsay is given detention after coming to the aid of a girl being attacked by a boy. Daniel deals with pressures at home and with Kim. He escapes from his problems through punk music.

star 8.22
660 votes
Directors: Jake Kasdan
Writers: J. Elvis Weinstein
Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers

#7 - Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 10, 2000

Lindsay tries to convince Harold to let her join her friends at a Who concert. Kim and Lindsay accidentally run over Millie’s dog. Kim starts hanging out with Millie. Lindsay wants to tell Millie the truth about her dog, but Kim doesn’t. Meanwhile, Nick teaches himself to play guitar and writes a love ballad for Lindsay and decides to play it for her despite Kens’ objections. Ms. Haverchuck stuns Bill with the news that she has been dating Coach Fredricks.

star 8.14
698 votes
Directors: Judd Apatow
Writers: Bob Nickman, Judd Apatow
Girlfriends and Boyfriends

#8 - Girlfriends and Boyfriends

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 17, 2000

Lindsay reluctantly agrees to come over to Nick’s house while his parents are out of town. Sam hopes to become lab partners with Cindy, but becomes jealous when Bill is named Cindy’s lab partner.

star 8.08
697 votes
Writers: Patty Lin, Paul Feig
Beers and Weirs

#9 - Beers and Weirs

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 1999

Lindsay’s friends learn that her parents are going away for the weekend and suggest having a kegger. Sam and Neal become worried after a school assembly focusing on alcohol-related deaths and they decide to switch the real beer with non-alcoholic beer. Daniel and Kim get back together and despite the lack of alcohol, the party quickly gets out of hand.

star 8.07
1,091 votes
Directors: Jake Kasdan
Writers: J. Elvis Weinstein, Judd Apatow
We've Got Spirit

#10 - We've Got Spirit

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 24, 2000

Sam tries out to be the school mascot hoping to impress Cindy. Meanwhile, Daniel, Ken, and Kim suddenly become the basketball team’s most rabid fans following a series of run-ins with jocks from the rival school, Lincoln High. Lindsay tries to figure out the best way to break up with Nick.

star 8.06
729 votes
Directors: Danny Leiner
Writers: Mike White
The Diary

#11 - The Diary

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 31, 2000

Lindsay’s parents forbid her from hanging out with Kim, as they see her as a bad influence. Bill grows tired of being picked last for teams for baseball in P.E. class, and not being allowed to really participate.

star 8.04
732 votes
Writers: Rebecca Rand Kirshner
Carded and Discarded

#12 - Carded and Discarded

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 10, 2000

Sam, Neal, and Bill befriend a pretty new transfer student, but soon fear of losing her to the popular crowd and try to win her over with a series of fun things they plan for her. Lindsay, Nick, Daniel, and Ken decide to get fake IDs so they can see a hot local band perform at a bar. However, after they go through the trouble of getting their IDs and getting into the bar, the group is stunned to find out who the hot local bands lead singer is.

star 8.02
760 votes
Directors: Judd Apatow
Writers: Judd Apatow, Paul Feig
Looks and Books

#13 - Looks and Books

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 7, 2000

A car accident results in Lindsay deciding to stop hanging out with her “freak” friends. She decides to rejoin the mathletes and start hanging out with Millie again. Sam adopts a new modern hair style in the hopes of impressing Cindy. When this fails, he seeks out a new wardrobe.

star 7.99
678 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Paul Feig
Kim Kelly Is My Friend

#14 - Kim Kelly Is My Friend

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 5, 2000

Kim invites Lindsay to dinner, explaining that she needs to introduce a nice friend to her parents so that they stop hassling her to sell her car. After Lindsay realizes what an abusive home Kim lives in, the two flee the scene in Kim’s car. Sam struggles with a bully who is Kim’s friend.

star 7.97
734 votes
Writers: Mike White
I'm With the Band

#15 - I'm With the Band

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 13, 1999

Lindsay encourages Nick to pursue a career in music. Nick continues to practice with his current band, but quickly decides he’s better than them. Lindsay encourages Nick to audition for a bigger local band. When things don’t go well in the audition, Lindsay is there to comfort Nick. After learning they have to shower in gym class, Sam, Bill, and Neal refuse to do it.

star 7.90
782 votes
Directors: Judd Apatow
Writers: Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah

#16 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 1999

Lindsay’s family and friends fear the worst when she quits the academic decathlon team and begins hanging around with a new crowd. A new friend tries to help her find her way. Meanwhile, Sam ponders asking cheerleader Cindy Sanders to the homecoming dance, while trying to cope with persistent teasing and torture at the hands of a savage bully.

star 7.84
1,364 votes
Directors: Jake Kasdan
Writers: Paul Feig
Tests and Breasts

#17 - Tests and Breasts

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 6, 1999

Lindsay tries to tutor Daniel in algebra, but the situation seems hopeless. He steals a test from the teacher’s office and asks Lindsay to help him fill in the answers. Mr. Kowchevski, suspicious of Daniel’s surprisingly high grade, accuses the duo of cheating. Sam, Neal and Bill begin sex education class. They feel overwhelmed by the subject, so Daniel loans Sam a porno flick in a misguided attempt to help them.

star 7.83
854 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Bob Nickman
Tricks and Treats

#18 - Tricks and Treats

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 30, 1999

Lindsay agrees to stay home and hand out candy with her mom on Halloween night. However, when she gets an invite to go cruise around town with Nick, Daniel, and Kim she ditches her mom. Sam, Bill, Neal, and Harris go trick or treating. Lindsay and the gang go on a vandalism spree that starts with smashing pumpkins and ends abruptly after Lindsay accidentally pelts Sam with an egg.

star 7.63
923 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Paul Feig