Freaks and Geeks

Season 1 Episode 6

I'm With The Band

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 1999 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • There's just a minor time line error in the episode when Lindsay and Nick are listening to "The Spirit of Radio" in his basement as he does his best to play along with his idol, Neil Peart. The show is set in 1980, and in the second episode John Bonham dies, which did happen that year. This is just three episodes later, and just two after the one that was on Halloween. So it seems like it's still supposed to be 1980, but they're listening to the live version of the song which was on Exit...Stage Left. But that album came out in 1981, so they're just off by about a few months to a year.

  • Quotes

    • Daniel: Nah, I gotta do something with Kim at 3:00.
      Ken: (slapping his arm) Ahh... How about 3:01?
      Daniel: How about 3:15? I gotta fit in your mother.
      Ken: You wanna sleep with my mom?

    • Cindy: Hey Sam, I heard you streaked. Way to go!

    • Ken: (To Nick) Are you still buying pot from the same guy?

    • Mr. Fredricks: Schweiber put on some clothes you look like a 50 year old man.

    • Daniel: I wrote out some Ramones songs.
      Nick: The Ramones? They only use like three chords.
      Daniel: Alright, so I'll learn another one.

    • Neal: My mom says women prefer guys with a good sense of humor.
      Bill: But you're not funny.
      Neal: Screw you. I'm hilarious!

    • Sam: Cindy Sanders is, like, a librarian type.
      Neal: Yeah, librarian for the Playboy mansion.

    • Neal: What is wrong with them? Why do they think that hitting people with towels is so funny?
      Bill: If it wasn't us, it would be kind of funny.

    • Sam: Will girls ever like us?
      Neal: I think our best play is to go for the smart, sexy librarian type.

    • Bill: Stop looking up my shorts.
      Neal: Why would we? There's nothing to see.
      Sam: Just keep climbing, Wonder Woman.
      Bill: There is something to see.

    • (Playing moon ball)
      Neal: That's it. I'm gonna die in gym class.

  • Notes

    • Plot Hole (California Doubling): This episode is supposed to take place in November in Michigan yet the outdoor scenes resemble Los Angeles in the Spring/Summer.

    • Series creator Paul Feig makes a cameo in this episode as a member of the band.

    • Music: "The Spirit of Radio" by Rush; "Sunshine of Your Love" (Cream), butchered by Seth Rogen and Creation; "Crossroads" (Cream), performed by Dimension; "White Room" by Cream; "One Step Beyond" by Madness

    • At the 2000 Young Artist Awards, the series won the award for Best Family Television Series, Comedy. It also received a nomination for Best Performance in a Television Series by a Young Ensemble. John Francis Daley, Samm Levine, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Martin Starr, Sarah Hagan and Jarrett Lennon were included in the nomination.

    • This episode was originally scheduled to air 20 Nov 99.

    • After this airing, the series went on hiatus for nearly two months before moving from Saturdays (where it had picked up awful ratings) to Mondays.

  • Allusions

    • Daniel: You know, you and Yoko here have turned music into school.

      Yoko Ono was the wife of John Lennon, founding member of the Beatles. The break up of the Beatles is often blamed on Ono and her relationship with John.