Season 1 Episode 2

Eric Visits

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Oct 02, 2001 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Eric comes to visit Lizzie since he misses her so much; after Lizzie has told Steven that she is going to break up with him. Meanwhile, Ron, Lloyd, Marshall and Rachel finish off a keg together. Marshall decides he needs to find a way to get away from "normal." After Lizzie breaks up with Eric, he is devastated, and talks to Steven about how much she's meant to him. Steven's conscience gets the better of him, and he helps Eric win her back.moreless

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    Serein Wu

    Serein Wu

    Female Student #1

    Guest Star

    Andrea Pearson

    Andrea Pearson

    Female Student #2

    Guest Star

    Grady Moredock

    Grady Moredock

    Male Student #1

    Guest Star

    Jason Segel

    Jason Segel


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (5)

    • QUOTES (8)

    • NOTES (3)

      • Loudon Wainwright III(Hal Karp) does not appear in this episode.

      • Jason Segel makes his first appearance as Lizzie's long-distance boyfriend Eric. Segel previously played Nick Andopolis on Judd Apatow's Freaks & Geeks. He was the first Freaks & Geeks alumni to guest star on Undeclared.

      • "Eric Visits" was bumped up two weeks from a slated October 16, 2001 airdate, displacing the intended second episode "So You Have a Boyfriend" at the last minute. Fox didn't like what they saw from the first episode's ratings and went straight into panic mode.

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Freaks and Geeks: After they empty the keg, Ron fills up a mini-football helmet with beer and makes a toast. This may be an allusion to the second episode ofFreaks and Geekswhen Bill also uses a mini-football helmet as a cup when getting beer from the keg.

      • When drunk, Ron admits that he lies about his favourite film. He says he tells people that his favourite film is Red Dawn but it's really You've Got Mail. Red Dawn is a 1984 action fantasy film about World War lll starring Patrick Swayze whereas You've Got Mail is a 1998 chick flick starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

      • Steven tells Lizzie that she should take a break from her boyfriend by telling her it's like how Sting said that if you love somebody set them free. He is referring to the 1985 hit by UK pop star Sting called If You Love Somebody Set Them Free.

      • Hal mentions decorating his apartment by going to "that Swedish" place and "beyond the bathroom."

        He is refering to Ikea and Bed, Bath and Beyond.