Season 1 Episode 7

Rush and Pledge (1)

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Dec 11, 2001 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Hal convinces Steven to rush his old fraternity, who is reluctant at first but after being the constant butt of his friends' jokes, he decides to join the fraternity and begins to like having new friends. The guys start to miss Steven, who spends all his free time at the frat house, and try desperately to stop him from going through with the pledge ceremony. Meanwhile, Lizzie decides to be a little sister at a sorority and Rachel has trouble studing because Tina continually plays "How Bizzare" by OMC on replay.moreless

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  • 1st reviewer! Yay me! This episode wasn't very special, but I just finished it. Loved the "Freaks and Geeks" cameos.

    I believe this is the first episode to touch up on fraternities/sororities. I think the first thing that interested me about this episode was "Freaks and Geeks"'s Samm Levine's (Neil) cameo. I was very excited. The second "Freaks and Geeks" cameo was Natasha Melnick, who had her recurring role as Cindy.

    Then there was the sub-plot of Tina playing "How Bizarre" over and over again. She and Rachel proceed to have a music/dance-off, possibly the funniest part of the entire episode.

    There was a line that Lizzie made to Steven about how she would be Aphrodite and he would be Zeus...they must not be learning a lot because Aphrodite was married to Poseidon.

    The episode is a two part one, leaving with the two beginning their pledges. This poor show is so abused.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Marshall: Hey, Steve. I hear fraternities tie a brick around your 'thing' and throw the brick out a window.

    • Lizzie: Is Steven coming back?
      Books: You know what? You don't have to worry him. He's my bitch now.

    • (The boys are trying to find out what the fraternity house looks like)
      Ron: I know what it looks like. It looks like this pyramid thing then there's a "Z" and the first letter is like a...
      Marshall: (interrupting) It's like a boob with a bowtie.
      Ron: That's right.
      Perry: Boob with a bowtie? Ah, no Marshall, that's your chippendales calendar.
      Marshall: Hey, shut up, Perry and drive. You're not allowed to make fun of me so step on it, you dumbass!

    • (When playing a wrestling video game)
      Perry: I don't get it. Why doesn't anything happen when I push this button?
      (Lloyd pushes him away)
      Marshall: 'Cause you suck!
      Perry: (dryly) It's true. I suck at video wrestling. How will I tell my parents?

    • (The group try to get into a frat house)
      : Hey, I'm Steven Karp.
      Beast-Whore: Beast-Whore.
      (He lightly punches Steve's open hand)
      Steven: Umm... I think my name's on a list. My dad's alumni in Hal Karp.
      Beast-Whore: Good for you, but it's an open party.
      Ron: Great work with connections there, Steven.
      Marshall: Thanks for the hook-up, bro.

    • Marshall: Yeah, come on guys, don't make fun of Steve... or his breasts will lactate.

    • Lloyd: Faster, boy, faster! Don't make me get the hose.
      Perry: Actually Lloyd, this is a school zone. And in this country it's illegal to run over children.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Samm Levine and Natasha Melnick guest star in the first of two episodes as Books and Jenni respectively. Levine played Neal Schweiber while Melnick played Cindy Sanders on Judd Apatow's previously produced series Freaks and Geeks.