Most of you by now have seen Judd Apatow’s masterpiece Freaks and Geeks. For those that haven’t, Freaks and Geeks was a shamefully short-lived comedy/drama that originally aired on NBC in 1999. Due to some poor ratings, only 18 episodes were ever produced. If asked to to describe Freaks and Geeks in a nutshell, it was a show about “the other” people in high school. It was a show about the kids that sat in the back of class day dreaming about Dungeons and Dragons, comedy records, and having the ultimate drum kit. Freaks and Geeks was also one of the most realistic depictions of youth that I’ve ever seen on a television series. If you haven’t seen Freaks and Geeks for one reason or another, by all means seek it out.
The clip below nearly made me tear up when I first saw it many years ago. You see Bill and I were a lot alike in high school. Just like Bill, I was a “latch-key kid” and would often come home to an empty house. Also like Bill, I was allergic to most everything, including nuts. And finally, seeing someone so damn happy to eat a grilled cheese just brought me joy.
Fastforward a few years and I have to say that season 3 of the Clone Wars was one of the best adventures I’ve ever witnessed on televison, and I’m elated to say that it ended with a low rumbling Wookie growl last night during the 1-hour season finale.
This was by far my favorite episode of the three we were given. Workaholics episode 3: Office Camp Out is a fun and crazy homage to Die Hard and Home Alone. It takes a lot to make me laugh out loud, and I can honestly say that I may have peed a little during this episode.