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Trivia: Freaks and Geeks
  • Dawson Casting: Averted by John Francis Daley (14) and, surprisingly, Seth Rogen (17). Downplayed with Jason Segel (19), Busy Philipps (19), Martin Starr (16), and Samm Levine (16). Played straight by James Franco (21) and Linda Cardellini (26).
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Dr. Forrester taught high school biology, and Joel Robinson ran a clothing store.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Perhaps as a testament to the show's potential, nearly every actor who was involved with it went on to lead a fairly successful career.
  • Screwed by the Network: The usual sad story. Aired out of order, shuffled around the schedule, barely advertised, and so on.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Sam Weir was originally meant to be tall for his age (as Feig had been).
    • Had there been a second season, Paul Feig wanted to have Sam breaking with Bill and Neal to find a new group of friends, Lindsay struggling with drug addiction, Kim Kelly getting pregnant, Bill's mom marrying Coach Fredricks and Neal's parents divorcing. And Sam would have gotten tall; John Francis Daley grew almost a foot in the year after cancellation.
    • Feig also wanted Lindsay and Daniel to eventually end up together.
    • On the topic of how Sam was supposed to be tall, Daniel was supposed to be Hispanic, and Ken was supposed to have long blonde hair. Neal was supposed to be named Art Thompson, Lindsey was supposed to be 15, etc.

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