March 12, 2011

Freaks and Geeks / Undeclared Reunion

Saturday, March 12, 2011
7:00 pm PT
Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills

In Person

Judd Apatow, Executive Producer, Freaks and Geeks; Creator/Executive Producer, Undeclared
Paul Feig, Creator/Executive Producer, F&G; Director, Undeclared
Linda Cardellini, “Lindsay Weir,” F&G
John Francis Daley, “Sam Weir,” F&G
Martin Starr, “Bill Haverchuck,” F&G
Samm Levine, “Neil Schweiber,” F&G
Seth Rogen, “Ken Miller,” F&G / “Ron Garner,” Undeclared
Busy Philipps, “Kim Kelly,” F&G
Jason Segel, “Nick Andopolis,” F&G / “Eric,” Undeclared
Joe Flaherty, “Harold Weir,” F&G
Jake Kasdan, Director/Consulting Producer, F&G
Jay Baruchel, “Steven Karp,” Undeclared
Monica Keena, “Rachel Lindquist,” Undeclared
Carla Gallo, “Lizzie Exley,” Undeclared
Timm Sharp, “Marshall Nesbitt,” Undeclared
Christina Payano, “Tina Ellroy,” Undeclared
Jarrett Grode, "Perry," Undeclared
Kevin Rankin, “Lucien,” Undeclared



Though both series lasted a single season, the beloved comedies Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared cast a long shadow: creator Judd Apatow reigns as Hollywood’s king of comedy (memoirist and in-demand TV director Paul Feig cocreated Freaks and Geeks); ensemble cast members (unknowns all at the time) Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, and Jason Segel have gone on to major movie careers; and the series themselves are arguably the most resonant and funny depictions of adolescence ever on television. We are delighted to reunite  casts and creative teams to discuss the genesis and production of the shows, their legacy, and the identity of the scoundrel who ate all of Mrs. Weir’s Fruit Roll-Ups. 

 

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  • Jason Segel will you marry me?


    cupcakecruz, March 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm

  • Mr Apatow,

    with this show not losing any luster over the past 10 years, and infact gaining more notoriety and a larger fanbase, do you have any plans of ever bringing the characters of F&G back together? If not what were some of the big story plots you had planned for season 2? please be detailed.


    jeffrosso, March 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm

  • Mr. Apatow,

    my question is. why did your staff reject my question? are you afraid of an open dicourse with the fans? ok ok i joke.

     How many people can say they've created one of the greatest series of all time , while only having it  on air one season ? Freaks and geeks  will go down in history aand stay in our hearts forever.  that being said, you have an extremley loyal fanbase you need to deliver more for......so we'll be expecting a movie summer of 2012... thank you for your hardwork and understanding. :)

     


    dicktracy, March 12, 2011 at 6:57 pm

  • To everyone:

    What were some of the best, worst, or strangest fan encouters that any of you have experienced relating to FG, Undeclared, or as well as other projects?

     

     


    Mr. Joe, March 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

  • For Mr. Jay Baruchel:

    Can you do your Keanu Reeves impression?


    Haley, March 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm

  • The talent on both these shows was amazing. I've noticed even some of the extras are doing well. My Question: Was Judd involved in every aspect of the show? Does he feel like he has a talent in this or has he just been lucky?


    ANGIEANGEL92, March 10, 2011 at 10:01 am

  • This question is for the cast and crew of Freaks and Geeks:

    Every time I hear "Come Sail Away" by Styx, I immediately think of the pilot episode. There was such great music in the show, and now when I hear certain songs, I can't help but connect them to specific episodes. What song(s) or band(s) do you connect to the show, or bring you back to the time it was filmed?


    Alicia the Great, March 08, 2011 at 3:43 pm

  • Which does everybody see as being more difficult, high school or college?


    thecorywong, March 07, 2011 at 11:30 am

  • Freaks and Geeks was unique among high school shows of its time for showing how high school was for the so-called "rest of us." After all, who was like the kids on Saved by the Bell (which I also love, but seriously)? Personally, I know I was basically a female version of Sam when I was in high school, and that's part of what makes the show so precious for me. How would you compare Freaks and Geeks with the current crop of high school shows? Do you think contemporary audiences would be more receptive to this realistic, difficult portrayal of high school? You see high school shows and movies now like GLEE that claim to represent the outcasts, the miscreants, the unpopular, and generally non-mainstream kids...How successful do you think they are at this compared with what you guys were doing?


    aznsong50, February 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm

  • Both Freaks and Geek and Undeclared, as well as popular in the US, have many fans internationally. I'm from Maidenhead, England and my friends and I gather every 3 months to have Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared Marathons. Are you all surprised at how devoted the fans are and how wide the fan bases spread across the world? P.S. We also have a Jason Segel fan club!


    Angie, February 18, 2011 at 10:49 am

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