"Pilot" is the first episode of the Freaks and Geeks TV series. It was written by Paul Feig and directed by Jake Kasdan. The episode first aired on September 25, 1999.


A group of high school students in 1980 faces various social struggles. Wealthy "brain" Lindsay wants to rebel and begins hanging out with a bunch of slackers. Her geeky freshman brother Sam and his two friends Bill and Neal are targeted by a bully.




Further to the regular cast members appearing in all the episodes, the present episode also has the following recurring cast and guest stars:

Recurring cast Guest stars

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Episode Soundtrack

Song title Artist Album Year
"Runnin' with the Devil" Van Halen Van Halen 1978
"I'm Alright" Kenny Loggins Kenny Loggins Alive 1980
"Renegade" Styx Pieces of Eight 1978
"Come Sail Away" Styx The Grand Illusion 1977


External links

1: Pilot - 2:  Beers and Weirs - 3: Tricks and Treats - 4: Kim Kelly Is My Friend - 5: Tests and Breasts - 6: I'm with the Band - 7: Carded and Discarded - 8: Girlfriends and Boyfriends - 9: We've Got Spirit - 10: The Diary - 11: Looks and Books - 12: The Garage Door - 13: Chokin' and Tokin' - 14: Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers - 15: Noshing and Moshing - 16: Smooching and Mooching - 17: The Little Things - 18: Discos and Dragons