Season 8 Episode 18

Freaks and Geeks

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 27, 2013 on The CW



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Sam: I'm fine. Are you okay?
      Dean: Me?
      Sam: Yeah. Umm, Cass dinged up up pretty good.
      Dean: And?
      Sam: And I just wanted to make sure you're okay.
      Dean: What, like my feelings?
      Sam: If that's what you want to talk about, sure.
      Dean: Okay. I'll tell you what. Why don't I go get some, uh, herbal tea?
      Sam: Okay.
      Dean: And you can find some Cowboy Junkies on the dial.
      Sam: Eat me, Dean.
      Dean: And you know what? We'll just talk it out. Good talk. Nay! Good talk. Very healthy!

    • Aidan: Hey, how about we start a new tradition and before each job, we give each other good-luck kisses?
      Josephine: How about I punch you in the throat instead?

    • Dean: Okay, so how does this work? What, after--after soccer practice and the bake sale, they, uh, chop vampires' heads off?

    • Dean: I'm proud of you.
      Krissy: Shut up before I punch you.

    • Krissy: You're all right for an old guy.
      Dean: I'm really not that old.
      Krissy: You keep telling yourself that.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Title:
      Referencing the critically acclaimed NBC series of the name (1999-2000), a 1980s period piece which revolved around a brother and sister who hung out with the freaks and the geeks, respectively. It was prematurely cancelled before all of the episodes aired, and some weren't seen until the DVD release

    • Dean: What, sneaking out in the middle of the night to go hunt monsters with The Apple Dumpling Gang?
      Referencing the 1975 Disney live-action movie about two bumbling Old West holdup men who who ended up helping three brothers and sisters when the children inadvertently help them steal a shipment of gold.

    • Dean: What, get caught on Candid Camera?
      Referencing the long-running series, hosted during much of its time on-air by Allen Funt from 1947 through 2000), which staged fake incidents and captured the unsuspecting bystanders' reactions on camera.

    • Krissy: We're not the X-Men.
      Referencing the superhero team of homo superior created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963. The members are born with an "x-gene" that typically gives them superhuman abilities. Professor Xavier, their initial leader and mentor, is a wheelchair-bound telepath (explaining Dean's comment about having someone in a wheelchair). They have been spun off into several animated series, and a movie franchise.

    • Dean: A little more Lord of the Flies.
      Referencing the 1954 novel by William Golding about a group of young boys stranded on a desert island and forced to fend for themselves as they descend into savagery.

    • Dean: Less Huxtables.
      Referencing the TV family led by Cliff Huxtable (comedian Bill Cosby) on The Cosby Show. Cliff raises five children and has time for his wife, all while indulging in his appetite for hero sandwiches and quirky humor.

    • Dean: Why don't you stay here and look after the Brady Bunch?
      Referencing the primarily 1970s comedy The Brady Bunch, which was presented as a "typical" family, despite the fact they consisted of a husband and wife both previously married. Each of them brought three children into the new family, and the show chronicled their upbringing and family crises.

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