January 29, 2005

somebody stop me

freaksgeeks.jpgI've spent the last 8 hours watching back-to-back episodes of "Freaks and Geeks". I'm all the way up to the episode where Neil Schweiber deals with his father's infidelity by taking up ventriloquism. And now it's hottie-Daniel's turn to have a bug up his butt about something. I just can't stop watching.

I'm certainly glad I never took any interest in it while it actually aired on television, because then I would have had to suffer through annoying commercials, week-long waits between episodes, and the show's early demise - not to mention years of waiting for the DVD release. Thank god, I might have died!

haverchuck.jpgOh no, Kim Kelly broke up with Daniel! And just when he was getting into über-rebellious punk-rock music! Tragedy! But ladies, the real draw of this show can be summed up in two simple words: Bill. Haverchuck. It's all about the the Haverchuck.

So I'm gonna go ahead and finish this series tonight. I can't possibly tear myself away this late in the game. Second. Best. Show. EVER! (1st best being "The Office", of course)

4am - Just finished watching the complete series about an hour or so ago. The last episode, ehhh, left a little to be desired. I'm an admitted sappy sentimentalist, so I was really craving some sort of voiceover for the last two minutes recounting the futures of the characters... like:

"Daniel Desario became a well-known, well-respected Dungeonmaster, and went on to a successful career in software engineering...

Nick Andopolis promptly dumped Sara and spent the next fifteen years following wherever the popular trends led. He now resides in Los Feliz and studies the Kaballah, full-time...

Ken Miller and Amy Andrews are now happily married with four adopted children. Ken now splits his time running his father's business by day and emceeing at the local Foxy Boxing venue by night...

Neal Schweiber dropped out of dental school to become a stand-up comedian. He is now the well-known star of the successful ABC sitcom 'Schweiber'...

Kim Kelly found Jesus while following the Dead. She's now a full-time mom/part-time evangelist living in Tucson...

In keeping with his proclaimation to drink 'this much of anything' for ten bucks, Bill Haverchuck had a brief career as a food taster... until he realized he was too allergic to everything to be successful. Fortunately, his adult-onset good-looks scored him a modeling gig that transformed into a successful acting career...

Sam Weir grew to 6'3 in his junior year. He was elected class president and went on to a high-power position at a Fortune 500 company...

Lindsay Weir never made it to a single Grateful Dead concert. She returned home to finish school and attend college in Wisconsin with Barry Schweiber, whom she later married. She is now a mathematics professor at Northwestern."

See? I like things to resolve themselves, even if they are amazingly-unimaginitive resolutions.

posted by julie at January 29, 2005 11:50 PM

things people have said

A suggestion on "If you don't" listen to the Teddy Pendergast version, if you have never. It may or may not be when he was with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.

so said: RB at February 2, 2005 07:34 AM

yeah, the "if you don't know me..." was sort of a joke. it's the version from the BBC series "The Office", and features the boss character, David Brent. It makes me cry (from laughing) almost every time I hear it.

so said: julie (me) at February 2, 2005 09:05 AM

Don't know the show but I am a fan of most British shows.
Ab Fab, The Prisoner, Avengers, Monty Python, Faulty Towers and so on.

But Teddy's version est le meilleur!


so said: RB at February 3, 2005 07:40 AM

"The Office" is now available on DVD to rent or to own. The entire two seasons and the Christmas special are available together or individually. I HIGHLY recommend picking it up. And watching it ALL WEEKEND LONG!

so said: julie (me) at February 3, 2005 09:10 AM

I'll have to CK it out.


so said: RB at February 3, 2005 12:16 PM

It was unsatisfying, I suppose, but the producers likely had to tie all of the loose ends together after the notice of cancellation.

And who can argue with a series finale that so prominently features that record of records, American Beauty?

so said: The Defeatist at February 6, 2005 01:07 PM