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15 things that would happen if Freaks and Geeks was set in Ireland

An’ I don’t give a bollix ’bout my bad reputation.

1. Freaks and Geeks would be set in Chippetown, a fictional suburb of Dublin

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2. Instead of Bad Reputation, the theme song would be Teenage Kicks by The Undertones

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3. Lindsay Weir would be Concern All-Ireland Debating Champion for 1981


Even though she’s become disillusioned with the whole damn process.

4. Daniel Desario would be played by a young Colin Farrell


Production kicked off in 1999, which would make Farrell 23 at the time. James Franco was 21 when it was shot.


5. The three lads would be absolutely woeful at GAA, obviously

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6. Harold Weir would run a popular branch of Elvery’s Sports in the town


“You know those Boomtown Rats? They spit on their audience.”

7. The band would play a cover of Thin Lizzy’s Whiskey in the Jar over and over and over again


8. Sam would still have a massive crush on Cindy – but she’d be called Ciara and would be big in Ógra Fianna Fáil

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9. Seth Rogen’s character would be just as sarcastic – and his girlfriend would have made a name for herself in Cór na nÓg

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10. And Nick would try out on drums for a little known Dublin band called Virgin Prunes

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11. Instead of Saturday Night Live, Sam, Bill, and Neal would stay up late to see Father Trendy

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12. At one stage, Charles Haughey comes to visit the school – and Ciara from Ógra Fianna Fáil gets to introduce him

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13. And Lindsey has to wear her da’s Elvery’s t-shirt in front of the RTÉ cameras

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“Ah sure it’ll be great publicity for the shop!”

14. The old crusty teacher would get Lindsay into Stiff Little Fingers


15. The series would finish with Lindsay turning down an invitation to an academic summit in DCU to head off to a Horslips gig

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Dearg Doom.

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