Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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Kim Kelly Is My Friend 

Kim befriends Lindsay but she has ulterior motives, while Sam is bullied mercilessly by Karen Scarfolli, whose locker is next to his.


Paul Feig (created by), Mike White




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Cardellini ... Lindsay Weir
John Francis Daley ... Sam Weir
James Franco ... Daniel Desario
Samm Levine ... Neal Schweiber
Seth Rogen ... Ken Miller (credit only)
Jason Segel ... Nick Andopolis
Martin Starr ... Bill Haverchuck
Becky Ann Baker ... Jean Weir
Joe Flaherty ... Harold Weir
Busy Philipps ... Kim Kelly
Ann Dowd ... Cookie Kelly
Jack Conley ... Kim Kelly's Stepfather
Sarah Hagan ... Millie Kentner
Rashida Jones ... Karen Scarfolli
Steve Bannos ... Frank Kowchevski


Kim has two problems: her parents want to take her car, and she needs an alibi for nights she's staying out, probably with Daniel. So, she invites an unsuspecting Lindsay to come to dinner. Meanwhile, Karen Scarfolli, who hangs out with Kim and Daniel, bullies Sam unmercifully and gets him into trouble when he tries to remove graffiti she's put on his locker. Things come to a head at the Weir dinner table. Written by <>

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

30 April 2000 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rashida Jones' character is called Karen. In The Office Rashida Jones plays another Karen, Karen Filipeli. See more »


(at around 8 mins) The camera angle changes for a few seconds to show Lindsay's view as she walks through the hallway, the same extra can be seen walking towards Lindsay as can be seen walking behind her both before and after the point of view shot. See more »


Millie Kentner: I heard about what she does in the yearbook darkroom.
Lindsay Weir: What? She does what? I have no idea what you're talking about.
Millie Kentner: She does it.
Lindsay Weir: What do you mean, it?
Millie Kentner: She fornicates it!
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


King Tut
Written by Steve Martin
Performed by Steve Martin
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Hurricane Kim rolls in
18 October 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

Here it is, that heavy episode that sets out to humanize the show's raving B. And it's a success, even if you have to work for it. It's actually pretty dark; Kim buddying up to Lindsay throws's Sam's life and the Weir house into chaos. It's a bad day for everyone. But between Bill's presence, and Nick & his damn fruit rollups, there are (blessed) moments of levity; and Kim's broken-home nightmare gives a hard look into here messed-up personal life. And give Busy Phillips credit here, she goes all-out with the character's baggage.

Eventually, the hysterics pay off and all you're left with by end credits is a warm smile. Hard-won indeed.


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