Freaks and Geeks

Season 1 Episode 18

Discos and Dragons

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jul 08, 2000 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Nick: They didn't say you're allowed to do magic!

    • DJ: Aren't you one of those guys who's always running in here yelling "Disco sucks?" What's the matter, cat got your bong, man? Is that how you learned to communicate? Running in here and yelling stuff? Is that what your precious "rock 'n' roll" teaches you?
      Ken: No, it teaches me that disco sucks!!

    • Harold: You're not lying, are you, Sam?
      Sam: No.
      Harold: 'Cause you know what happens to liars in this world, don't you?
      Sam: They end up getting killed in jail.
      Harold: Right.

    • Mrs. Bronner: Ladies, I'm not joking. Put out those cigarettes.
      Kim: Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you were joking.

    • Neal: Does his mom know you?
      Bill: I don't know. I never met her.

    • Lindsay: I don't know. Rosso's okay. And why would you want to ruin a mailbox?
      Ken: I don't know. We gotta blow up something.

    • Daniel: All right, fine, I'll be a dwarf, but my name is Carlos.
      Bill: Carlos the dwarf?
      Daniel: Yeah, you got a problem with that, Gorthon?

    • Ken and Daniel: Disco sucks!

  • Notes

    • Music: "Hot Number" by Foxy; "Box of Rain" and "Ripple" by The Grateful Dead; "I Don't Want to Be a Freak" by Dynasty; "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor; "The Groove Line" by Heatwave; "Space Funk" by Paul Feig

    • This episode was shot after episode 12 so the producers would have a final episode to air for when the show was cancelled and production was stopped.

    • This episode was originally scheduled to air 24 Apr 00.

    • For his work in this episode, Paul Feig was nominated for a 2001 Emmy for Best Writing in a Comedy.

  • Allusions

    • The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy
      The hippie-van at the end of the episode has a green face that says "Stay Calm" - a reference to the Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy slogan "Don't Panic".