“Freaks and Geeks” the Interactive Game

Several years ago, I discovered the great TV series Freaks and Geeks, which ran for one season on NBC during 1999-2000. The show did a great job of capturing high school life in both a funny and dramatic way. The show, which was created by Paul Feig and had Judd Apatow as executive producer, featured many future stars, including Seth Rogen and James Franco. If you have not seen the series go watch it now. For everyone else, you may now play an old-style interactive game version of the series on YouTube.

Below is the beginning video, and at around the 30-second mark you will be asked whether you want to play as a “Freak” or a “Geek.” This choice and future choices take you to other videos that continue your storyline.

The game videos are written and directed by The Fine Brothers (Benny & Rafi Fine). The cool 1980s music and animation are by Doctor Octoroc.

If instead of playing yourself you would rather watch Seth Rogen and James Franco play the game and react to it, check out the video below.

How far did you go in the Freaks and Geeks game? Leave your two cents in the comments.

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