Friday Night Lights

The 101 (ended 2011)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 13

    Always

    Aired 2/9/11

  • S 5 : Ep 12

    Small Town/Texas Whatever

    Aired 2/2/11

  • S 5 : Ep 11

    The March

    Aired 1/26/11

  • S 5 : Ep 10

    Don't Go

    Aired 1/19/11

  • S 5 : Ep 9

    Gut Check

    Aired 1/12/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kyle Chandler

    Coach Eric Taylor

  • Connie Britton

    Tami Taylor

  • Taylor Kitsch

    Tim Riggins (Seasons 1-4, recurring otherwise)

  • Minka Kelly

    Lyla Garrity (Seasons 1-3, recurring otherwise)

  • Scott Porter

    Jason Street (Seasons 1-2, recurring otherwise)

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  • In the small town of Dillon, Texas, football is everything. The team to beat is the Panthers, who are coached by newbie Eric Taylor. Coming back after winning the State Championship, the Panthers will need all the help they can get once the next football season arrives, amidst all the personal dramas and injuries. This series is based on the book and movie Friday Night Lights. Season two of Friday Night Lights was cut from twenty two to just fifteen completed episodes because of the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. In order to save the show and produce a new season, DirecTV stepped up and will air new episodes of season three on DirecTV's "The 101" during the fall, and then they will premiere during the winter on NBC. Both seasons can be found on DVD, as well as repeats on Bravo.moreless

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  • Quotes (368)

    • Mrs. Taylor: Alaska Coach Taylor: I know. Mrs. Taylor: I'm just saying. Coach Taylor: I know. Mrs. Taylor: A much more relaxed lifestyle. Coach Taylor: It's under advisement.

    • Lyla: Mr. Street is it true that you can throw a 400 yard touchdown pass to three different receivers at the same time? Jason: Yes it's true. Lyla: Then you must kiss me. (kisses Jason) Is it true that you have superhuman powers and can demolish buildings and hurl fireballs? Jason: Yes it's true. Lyla: Then you must kiss me. (kisses Jason) Is it true Mr. Street? Jason: That I love Lyla Garrity. Lyla: Yes, is that true Mr. Street, that you love Lyla Garrity? Jason: More than anything in the world. Lyla: More than football? Jason (laughing): More than almost anything in the world. (Kisses Lyla)

    • Landry: 33 down, eight letters, state of bliss, starts with S. (throws football to Matt) Matt: Dude, you’re just being random. (throws football at the tire) Landry: Try serenity, a quality that’s in dire shortness of supply out here. You know what, it doesn’t even matter, I’m thinking about starting a Christian speed metal band, you in? Ms. Saracen: Matthew, you need to get a new friend.

    • Coach Taylor: Give all of us gathered here tonight the strength to remember that life is so very fragile. We are all vulnerable and we will all at some point in our lives fall; we will all fall. We must carry this in our hearts…that what we have is special. That it can be taken from us and that when it is taken from us we will be tested…we will be tested to our very souls. We will now all be tested. It is these times…it is this pain that allows us to look inside ourselves.

    • Coach Taylor: Are we not clear that in 5 days a group of men are gonna be coming down here to try destroy you? Is that not, is that not clear?

    • Tyra: Hey, Smash. Smash Williams: Hey. Tyra: What's up? (sits next to Smash) Can I get a bite of your burger? Smash Williams: Hey, baby you can get a bite out of anything you want to.

    • Tyra: Hi, Jason. Jason: Tyra. Tyra: So where is Lyla? Jason: She’s meeting me here, tonight. Tyra: Oh, that’s too bad. Jason: Why is that? Tyra: You know it’s got to get a little old Jason. Like drinking milk all day, everyday. You ought to try a milkshake every once in a while.

    • Matt: No, No, No…I'll eat the other one when I get home from practice. Mrs. Saracen: You'll be hungry, after that good ole' practice. You (points at Matt)…..I adore. (laughs)

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    Notes (67)

    • Awards and Nominations: Conrad M. Gonzalez, Keith Henderson and Stephen Michael won the 2007 Eddie Award for "Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television" for this episode. Peter Berg was nominated for the 2007 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series" for this episode.

    • Music in the Episode: Explosions In The Sky - "Remember Me as a Time of Day" Gym Class Heroes - "New Friend Request" Styles Of Beyond - "Nine Thou" (Superstars Remix) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Gold Lion"

    • Friday Night Lights has also been made into a movie directed by Peter Berg.

    • Mack Brown, the head coach of the University of Texas, makes a guest appearance on the show telling Coach Taylor about football.

    • Friday Night Lights is based on a book by HG Bissinger.

    • Friday Night Lights is filmed in Pflugerville, Texas. The stadium in the pilot is at Pflugerville high school.

    • Music in the Episode: TV on the Radio - "Wolf Like Me" Tony Lucca - "Devil Town" Explosions In The Sky - "First Breath After Coma"

    • Music in the Episode: Willie Nelson - Pick up the Tempo Pearl Jam - Come Back

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    Trivia (79)

    • In this episode Smash's first name is Eugene. The commentator says it just as Smash catches the ball for the Panthers first touchdown. However, in all other episodes his first name is Brian.

    • “Remember Me as a Time of Day” by Explosions in the Sky This song is incorrectly credited on the Closed Caption of every FNL episode. The theme song is an original recording created for the show and can not be found on any of Explosions in the Sky’s albums or the Friday Night Lights Movie soundtrack.

    • The team played in the pilot, the Westerby Chaps, is based on the Austin, Texas area high school Westlake. The colors, logos and team nickname are all similiar. The Westlake football team goes by the nickname Chaparrals. Westlake has been considered a high school football powerhouse in Texas in recent years.

    • Buddy Garrity “Booster of the Year” Booster meeting at Applebee’s Boosters are a group of parents, students, and businesses in the community that raise money for the school.

    • The football team played against this week in the beginning of the episode is actually the San Marco HS Rattlers of San Marcos, TX, approximately 30 miles south of Austin. As with the pilot, the uniform is essentially identical to the real high schools uniform.

    • The team Dillon played in this episode is the A&M Consolidated Tigers from College Station, TX in real life.

    • In the scene where Tyra and Billy are moving the alcohol around getting ready for the party it is sunny, clearly daytime. When Billy runs into the RV and switches on the radio to listen to the beginning of the homecoming game they quickly switch to the football field where it is dark out.

    • “Remember Me as a Time of Day” by Explosions in the Sky This song is incorrectly credited on the Closed Caption of every FNL episode. The theme song is an original recording created for the show and and can not be found on any of Explosions in the Sky’s albums or the Friday Night Lights Movie soundtrack.

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    Allusions (35)

    • Phil the rehab worker is alluding to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest it is a novel by Ken Kesey and a movie (1975) in which a patient escapes from a mental institution. Phil: “You know, Jason the next time you wanna fly over the cuckoo’s nest…”

    • Landry tells Matt Saracen to have the Eye of the Tiger. Landry is alluding to the phrase used in the Rocky movies that means to be focused and aggressive. It is also a song recorded by the group Survivor and the song was recorded for the Rocky movies starring Sylvester Stallone.

    • "Members Only" jacket that Matt Saracen bought. Members Only is a brand of clothing that became popular in the 1980s for the "Members Only Jacket". Members Only jackets are remembered today as an '80s fad.

    • Eragon Matt tries to takes Julie to the new movie Eragon which is about a boy that learns he is a dragon rider. It is based on a book by Christopher Paolini in his Inheritance series.

    • Slammin' Sammy Mead: Do you believe in miracles, folks? The Dillon Announcer is alluding to Al Michaels very famous call “Do you believe in miracles, yes” when the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team defeated the Soviet Union team at the Olympics at Lake Placid, New York. The nickname Slammin'Sammy alludes to all time great golf pro Slammin' Sammy Snead.

    • The Scarlet Letter Tami: It was medieval; you know it was like the Scarlet Letter or something… Tami alludes to the way Lyla is being treated to the Scarlet Letter. The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. A story set in Puritan New England in the seventeenth century, about a character named Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery. She refuses to name the father and has to deal with ridicule for the choices that she’s made.

    • Nevermind The title of this episode is an allusion to the grunge band Nirvana's CD Nevermind released September 24, 1991. In this episode Jason Street can not find and eventually goes to a record store to repurchase the CD.

    • Unabomer Herc: Well, easy Unabomber, what’s going on? Herc is calling Jason the Unabomber when he covers his head up with a black hood when they stalk Lyla. Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski (born May 22, 1942), also known as the Unabomber, is an American anarchist best known for his campaign of mail bombings. Kaczynski became infamous for having sent bombs to several universities and airlines. UNABOM (UNiversity and Airline BOMber)

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  • Fan Reviews (200)
  • Clear Eyes Full Hearts

    By efonsecajr, Nov 29, 2011

  • BEST TV drama EVER

    By NinaSmith, Jul 06, 2014

  • You will fall in love with this show

    By memmapunk, Nov 22, 2013

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    By JordanWelch, Nov 13, 2013

  • Only two shows made me cry. Friday Night Lights is one of them.

    By dov_amc, May 19, 2011

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