Thursday, February 2, 2012

29-Day Television Challenge: Day 1 (A Day Late)

A Show That Shouldn't Have Been Canceled: Freaks and Geeks

I don't understand how excellent shows like Freaks and Geeks get canceled after airing only 12 episodes, but Angela Lansbury was allowed to travel the country murdering people for 12 years on Murder, She Wrote. Come on. Don't act like she wasn't the killer the whole time. Everywhere she went, people were murdered! It's so obvious. Angela Lansbury was the Dexter of mystery writers!

Don't let my smile fool you. I will fuck you up.
Side note: Did you know my boyfriend George Clooney was on an episode of Murder, She Wrote? My friend Rob called me two days ago to let me know the episode was on. George played a character named Kip. (Maybe I should do a side challenge to see if I can connect George Clooney to every television challenge post.)
Hi. I'm Kip. I get my hair cut at Klassy Kuts.

Anyway, back to Freaks and Geeks.

The show came on during the 1999-2000 television season and was executive produced by Judd Apatow, who went on to direct The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, etc. The cast included James Franco, Seth Rogen, Busy Phillips, and the fabulous Jason Segel. It was a realistic and well-done look at the awkwardness of the teen years. So, of course, it was canceled.

Here's a clip:


  1. Three Moons over Milford. I loved that show. No one else did, which is why it was cancelled. Chris still references my letter to ABC Family when I learned of its fate, titled, "I had blindly assumed..."

    1. I love that you wrote a letter to ABC Family!


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