History Characters / FreaksAndGeeks

30th Aug '16 1:45:53 AM jormis29
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Lea_Sheppard "Harris"]] is also OneOfUs; he's a moderator on RPG.net, and a writer and editor for ''{{Exalted}}.''

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Lea_Sheppard "Harris"]] is also OneOfUs; he's a moderator on RPG.net, and a writer and editor for ''{{Exalted}}.''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}.''
7th Aug '16 6:44:49 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* PomPomGirl: On the cheer squad, so it's a given, although it doesn't translate into having fun or winning people over in her personal life.
22nd May '16 6:15:03 PM lakingsif
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!!Karen Scarfoli [-(Rashida Jones)-]

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!!Karen Scarfoli [-(Rashida Jones)-]
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27th Apr '16 3:51:27 PM Winters15
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** And is likewise a [[StrawmanPolitical Democrat]].
10th Apr '16 3:42:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Caplan is better known for ''Film/MeanGirls'', ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' and ''Series/MastersOfSex''.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Caplan is better known for ''Film/MeanGirls'', ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' and ''Series/MastersOfSex''.



* HeyItsThatGuy: The actor, Ben Foster, went on to play Angel in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.



* HeyItsThatGuy! : Played by Rashida Jones from ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' and ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''.



* HeyItsThatGuy: It's Biff Tannen!



* HeyItsThatGuy : Leslie Mann is married to Judd Apatow and frequently appears in his works.
10th Apr '16 3:41:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: She's played by Claudia Christian, a bit of a geek icon for her role as Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova on Series/BabylonFive.
10th Apr '16 3:41:16 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Sam's dad is [[{{SCTV}} Count Floyd]]! And Sam's mom is [[Series/{{Oz}} Vern Schillinger's]] sister Greta!
6th Apr '16 6:51:00 AM lexii
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* AsleepInClass: Tellingly, whilst watching a caeers guidance video.

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* AsleepInClass: Tellingly, whilst watching a caeers careers guidance video.
6th Apr '16 6:50:15 AM lexii
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* AgeAppropriateAngst

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* AgeAppropriateAngstAgeAppropriateAngst: She's a highschool junior when the series begins.



* BrainyBrunette

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* BrainyBrunetteBrainyBrunette: Lindsay is super academically smart; probably more so than any adult depicted in the series.



* SecretDiary

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* SecretDiarySecretDiary: Mr Weir nosily roots through her diary to find out whether Lindsay is on drugs/having sex.



* TheSmartGuy

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* TheSmartGuyTheSmartGuy: Of the Freak posse.



* AbusiveParents

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* AbusiveParentsAbusiveParents: Both Kim's mother and her step-father are psychotically bad-tempered, and are shown to be both mentally and physically abusive, as detailed in the seminal episode "Kim Kelly is My Friend".



* DefrostingIceQueen

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* DefrostingIceQueenDefrostingIceQueen: Warms up hugely as the series progresses, though still retains a tough, no-nonsense edge.



* HairTriggerTemper

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* HairTriggerTemperHairTriggerTemper: Snaps at the drop of a hat, and isn't afraid to give those who annoy her a big whack on the arm if they piss her off (especially Daniel).



* WrongSideOfTheTracks

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* WrongSideOfTheTracksWrongSideOfTheTracks: Kim's family home and background is ostensibly far poorer than Lindsay's



* AsleepInClass
* BookDumb

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* AsleepInClass
AsleepInClass: Tellingly, whilst watching a caeers guidance video.
* BookDumbBookDumb: Daniel may not be academically minded, but he's a fairly smart, street-wise kid overall.



* CoolLoser

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* CoolLoserCoolLoser: Daniel is achingly cool, and a typical bad-boy, but he's been held back twice and certainly isn't one of the school's in-crowd by any means.



* TheSlacker
* TroubledButCute

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* TheSlacker
TheSlacker: Multiple times early on in the series, he is seen cutting class.
* TroubledButCute TroubledButCute: He comes from a low-income family, is shown to have some fairly serious self-identity issues as the series progresses, but is gorgeous nonetheless.



* BrilliantButLazy

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* BrilliantButLazyBrilliantButLazy: Nick used to be a good student, and MVP on the basketball team until he got in with the Freak crowd.



* DoggedNiceGuy

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* DoggedNiceGuyDoggedNiceGuy: In his pursuit of Lindsay, though it does begin to border on obsessional stalking as the series progresses.



** StalkingIsLove

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** StalkingIsLoveStalkingIsLove: Turns up at Lindsay's bedroom window in the middle of the night because he claims he "couldn't sleep for thinking about her", and "had to see (her)".



* NiceGuy

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* NiceGuyNiceGuy: The jolliest, most approachable of the Freaks, compared to snarky Ken, aloof Daniel and downright dangerous Kim.



* GrumpyBear

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* GrumpyBearGrumpyBear: Of the Freak crowd; it's rare to see him crack a smile and his default tone is aching sarcasm.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGoldJerkWithAHeartOfGold: Comes across as a grumpy, snarky Jerkass but he has considerable hidden warmth, as revealed in "The Little Things".



* TheSlacker
* TheStoic

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* TheSlacker
* TheStoic
TheSlacker: Is never seen doing any sort of school-work, and it's implied he's smart enough to just coast.



* AudienceSurrogate

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* AudienceSurrogate AudienceSurrogate: For anyone who ever felt awkward or had a tough time at high school at any point (aka a good chunk of the audience)....



* ButtMonkey

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* ButtMonkeyButtMonkey: If something humiliating is going to happen to one of the characters, it'll usually be him.



* CringeComedy: Sam frequently finds himself in ball-shrinkingly humiliating situations. If something humiliating is going to happen to one of the characters, it'll usually be him, whether it's being the main target of [[TheBully Alan and Karen's]] wrath, or hilariously embarrassing incidents involving public nudity, Parisian Night Suits or being egged (accidently) by his own sister.

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* CringeComedy: Sam frequently finds himself in ball-shrinkingly humiliating situations. If something humiliating is going to happen to one of the characters, it'll usually be him, situations, whether it's being the main target of [[TheBully Alan and Karen's]] wrath, or hilariously embarrassing incidents involving public nudity, Parisian Night Suits or being egged (accidently) by his own sister.



* TheHero

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* TheHeroTheHero: Along with his sister, Lindsay.



* MommasBoy

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* MommasBoyMommasBoy: He's been primarily raised with a lot of love by his mother, Gloria, to whom he remains very close.



* PickedLast: A hugely upsetting issue for him.

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* PickedLast: A hugely upsetting issue for him.him -- leading him to call Coach Fredericks out on it in an emotionally charged breakdown.



* AttentionWhore
* BigScrewedUpFamily

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* AttentionWhore
AttentionWhore: Exemplified when he buys his own ventriloquists dummy, which he does purely because he thinks people will admire him for it.
* BigScrewedUpFamilyBigScrewedUpFamily: From the outside, the Schweibers are a rich, nice Jewish family, though later episodes reveal his dad's filandering ways.



* CultureBlind
* DeadpanSnarker

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* CultureBlind
CultureBlind: He's basically a little old man from the TheFifties stuck in kid-form....in TheEighties.
* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: Somewhat more quick-witted than Bill and Sam, and is often confounded by what he perceives to be their juvenile qualities, though he's definitely NotSoAboveItAll.



* ExtravertedNerd

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* ExtravertedNerdExtravertedNerd: Highly confident, but still a massive geek.



* BrokenPedestal

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* BrokenPedestalBrokenPedestal: He's basically Neal's hero -- until his cheating ways are discovered.



* AxCrazy

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* AxCrazyAxCrazy: They're both fucking nuts.



* DysfunctionalFamily: And how...

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* DysfunctionalFamily: And how...One of the most extreme examples depicted in a teen-drama.



* HairTriggerTemper

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* HairTriggerTemperHairTriggerTemper: It doesn't take much at all to set either of them off, especially Kim's back-chat.



* BrainyBrunette

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* BrainyBrunetteBrainyBrunette: Though not quite as smart as Lindsay.



* AlphaBitch

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* AlphaBitchAlphaBitch: Even Cindy notes that Vicki is "kinda bossy".



* BigManOnCampus

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* BigManOnCampusBigManOnCampus: Hero of the basketball team.



* MrFanservice: In-univserse and out (holy shit).



* RomanticFalseLead

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* RomanticFalseLead
RomanticFalseLead: His relationship with Cindy doesn't last more than an episode.



* SixthRanger

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* SixthRanger
SixthRanger: Joins the regular Geek posse about halfway through the series.



* {{Jerkass}}

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* {{Jerkass}}{{Jerkass}}: He's a vile little shit most of the time he's on-screen.



* GirlNextDoor

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* GirlNextDoorGirlNextDoor: Acessibly pretty, and lovely too.



* NewTransferStudent

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* NewTransferStudentNewTransferStudent: Transfers from Florida due to her dad's work.



* AmbiguousDisorder

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* AmbiguousDisorderAmbiguousDisorder: He's perhaps autistic, though it's never specified.



* TheLadette

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* TheLadetteTheLadette: A masculine, physically tough girl who is initially best friends the series' lead ladette, Kim Kelly.
16th Feb '16 7:20:25 PM joelkazoo
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** The [[FreudianSlip climax]] of their story in ''The Diary'' involves them having makeup sex after their TheyReallyDoLoveEachOther scene (to the amusement of Lindsay, the disgust of Sam and Bill, and the BileFascination of Neal).
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