Episode #16 Freaks and Geeks “Pilot”

Freaks and Geeks “Pilot”

The podcast with nothing much ado about aircrafts, and potentially everything ado with first episodes of a filmic series. Join us today as we cast judgement and determine if the short lived, star studded high school dramedy Freaks and Geeks will be hoisted, or not hoisted: that is the question!

Cheat Sheet:

  • Petard = bomb
  • Hoist a pilot = bad episode
  • Not hoist a pilot = good episode

Show Notes

Episode Intro and Announcements: Punching down on Eagle Point. Browncoats are real pissed at us.

Background: Drew and Mo watched it all. Jimbo watched an episode once, it was forgettable.

60 Sec Summary: Lindsey is having a hard time after witnessing her grandmother’s death. She starts to rebel in school and begins a friendship with some of the freaks, while her brother, Sam, one of the geeks, and his friends are having trouble with a bully Alan. A bunch of legit high school things happen, and the show ends at the homecoming dance with a happy ending for Lindsey and Sam.

High Points: the portrayal of HS and how it focuses on how resilient teenagers can be. The Geeks. Lindsey and misunderstood youth, has no one to talk to, Sam doesn’t get it. And Seth Rogen as a shitty dude.

Low Points: Daniel (James Franco) is annoying, Ken (Seth Rogen) was maybe worse. The opening was so corny! Grandma’s death might have been over the top.

Crabman Award: lots of talk, but split decision crabless pilot.

MVPs: Lindsey. The literary devices. The epic geek fight.

Dangling Threads of Interest: High school nostalgia with a piss story from each hoister. Eli.

Watch or Rewatch: Mo says she wants to, Drew and Jimbo will take their chances with something new.

To Hoist or Not to Hoist?: Unanimous not hoist.

Quest for the Best/Worst: Better than DC, not as good as FNL.


Next Week: End of the Fucking World on netflix.

Plugs: Promo swap with Home Video Hustle. Artwork by Magician Kier Gomes. Pilots and Petards official closing music is an instrumental Entheos remix ofAlive. Intro, outro, and ad background music mixed by Jake Drew. Follow us on Twitter,Instagram, or join our facebook group.

Shop Talk: 1 Review and Mo needs to watch a few previous pilots for The Quest.

7 thoughts on “Episode #16 Freaks and Geeks “Pilot”

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  1. Jimmy Christ. Any resemblance to reality is purely coincidental. Mature audiences advised. says:


    Congratulations, I think you found the worst pilot ever.

    I hoisted it.

    It was the longest hour I spent in my entire life. I couldn’t wait for it to end.
    The show made no sense to me at all. I did not find it funny at all. I didn’t care if it had Seth Rogan, James Franco and that other guy in it. It stank. Though I really liked that other guy’s drum set; it was awesome. Lindsey and the drum set were the only high points in the show.

    I raised a lot of kids in my day. They all finished high school. Some went into the military, some went to college, some got degrees, and some got great jobs, like engineers, teachers, national park rangers, doctors, lawyers, and some fine marijuana trimmers. Anybody that tried to bully any one of those kids would have got their asses kicked by about 16 guys.

    Hey what ever happened to that bully?

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  2. The O Honest One would appreciate seeing co-holster Drew’s class photo along with any other co-hoisters’ class photos. Stay Manic my Maniacs.


  3. Drew,

    You better post that class picture or else Brian Kiegers coming for your shoes, bladder always full. Everyday we Hoistling Brian Kieger out

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Follow us on Twitter, that’s where it be 🤠


  5. Whatever man, I have a very small to kinda small niche podcast with several dozen listeners!!! On top of the world over here, with my shoes…way up here away from you!!


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