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"The Little Things" is the seventeenth episode of the Freaks and Geeks TV series. It was written by Jon Kasdan, Judd Apatow and Mike White and directed by Jake Kasdan. The episode first aired on July 8, 2000.


Sam discovers that life as Cindy's boyfriend is not nearly as exciting as he had imagined. Ken's girlfriend, Amy, confesses a shocking secret, putting Ken in an awkward situation. Lindsay struggles with asking Vice President George Bush a question during an assembly.




  • Ben Stiller agreed to make a guest appearance as a personal favor to Judd Apatow, in an attempt to improve the show's ratings. However, by the time the episode aired, the series had already been officially canceled.
  • A deleted scene for this episode reveals that Mr. Kowchevski, the math teacher, is gay.
  • During the scene where Bill, Sam, and Neil are playing "Mouse Trap", behind Sam is a stack of games. The bottom game is the original Trivial Pursuit "Genus Game - Master Edition." The show is set in the 1980-1981 school year. Trivial Pursuit was not sold until 1982.
  • In this episode, set in 1981, Harris quotes Yoda as saying "Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny." The quotation is from Return of the Jedi, which would not be released until 1983.
  • The scene in the computer room shows IBM 5150 PCs and the IBM PC portable; however, the IBM 5150 PC was released on August 12, 1981, and the IBM PC portable was released in February 1984.
  • "Hail to the Chief" is not the correct song to play for a Vice President. The correct song, or entrance march, for the Vice President is "Hail Columbia".


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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opening credits:

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end credits:

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Episode Soundtrack

Song titleArtistAlbumYear
"When the Saints Go Marching In" McKinley High Marching Band
"If My Friends Could See Me Now" Linda Clifford If My Friends Could See Me Now 1978
"Hail to the Chief" McKinley High Marching Band
"Fashion" David Bowie Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 1980
"The Road" Jackson Browne Running on Empty 1977

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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