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Heather Snowden

It's borderline criminal that Freaks and Geeks was only given one season back when it first aired on TV screens in 1999, but perhaps it's for that reason the show is still so iconic today.

Following the story of Lindsey Weir, the high school mathlete who fell into the '"wrong" crowd — the "freaks," and her little brother Sam, the helpless "geek" trying to find his place in the social pecking order, not only did Freaks and Geeks resonate with teenagers across the globe, it provided an awesome jumping platform for some of the most famous faces in Hollywood today.

See if you can spot them in the opening credits below:

It's been 16 years since this group of plaid-clad misfits haunted the hallways of McKinley High, and as James Franco turned 38 yesterday, what better excuse to check out how the gang have changed over the years.

First up:

The Freaks

via Buzzfeed
via Buzzfeed

Lindsay Weir - Linda Cardellini

Daniel Desario - James Franco

Ken Miller - Seth Rogen

Nick Andopolis - Jason Segel

Kim Kelly - Busy Philipps

The Geeks

Sam Weir - John Francis Daley

Neal Schweiber - Samm Levine

Bill Haverchuck - Martin Starr

The Parents

Jean Weir - Becky Ann Baker

Harold Weir - Joe Flaherty

What's your favorite '90s TV show?


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