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"Looks and Books" is the eleventh episode of the Freaks and Geeks TV series. It was written by Paul Feig and directed by Ken Kwapis. The episode first aired on February 7, 2000.


A car accident results in Lindsay deciding to stop hanging out with her "freak" friends. She decides to rejoin the mathletes and start hanging out with Millie again. Sam adopts a new modern hair style in the hopes of impressing Cindy, and seeks out a new wardrobe.




  • The year in the show is 1980, while the first graphing calculator was made in 1985 by Casio. Yet some of the mathlete students are heard commenting about Texas Instruments and passing around a graphing calculator. Texas Instruments didn't start making graphing calculators until 1990.
  • Harris Trinsky is seen holding a copy of the Dungeon Master's Guide. The cover of the book shows the 1983 reprint version, though the show takes place in the year 1980.
  • Sam is seen dancing in front of the mirror while the song "Flamethrower" by The J. Giels Band is playing. This is impossible since the episode is set in the 1980-1981 school year and the song "Flamethrower" from the album "Freeze Frame" wasn't released until October of 1981.


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

Recurring roles Guest stars

opening credits:

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end credits:

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end credits:

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Episode Soundtrack

Song titleArtistAlbumYear
"I'm the Man" Joe Jackson I'm the Man 1979
"Look Sharp!" Joe Jackson Look Sharp!! 1978
"Slip Kid" The Who The Who by Numbers 1975
"Stomp!" Brothers Johnson Light Up the Night 1980
"Flamethrower" The J. Geils Band Freeze Frame 1981
"Take the Long Way Home" Supertramp Breakfast in America 1979

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

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