L-R: Martin Starr and Busy Philipps, Linda Cardellini. Seth Rogen, creator Paul Feig. Actor Samm Levine. Director Judd Apatow. Steve Bannos, Jason Segel and Dave Allen. Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez ( Getty Images).
In the mid 2000s, the internet was used by people to complain about the cancellations of Freaks and Geeks and Arrested Development. We would cry, "Gone too soon." Obama, please fix it, we would plead. While this led to more Arrested Developments, Freaks And Geeks never had the chance to show its fans a much disliked version. As the cast grew older, the fans who hoped for more Freaks And Geeks quit the fight. One perfect season is better that several average ones. Freaks and Geeks ended in the same way that every other show ends: several episodes didn't make it to air and the lead character joined some hippies to go on tour with the Grateful Dead. It would have been so nice if Game Of Thrones had ended that way.
Freaks and Geeks was canceled by NBC. Judd Apatow and Paul Feig's family comedy, an evening show still considered a cult favorite, had a large production budget and music budget. This was not a great pitch for other networks. However, one cable channel was willing to take part of the checkwell. Collider has a new interview with Paul Feig, the series creator and producer. He said that MTV offered a lower budget. MTV offered to keep the show going after the show was cancelled. Apatow stated that they did so at a lower budget. We all agreed that we did not want to make a lower-quality version of the show.
Feig agreed with Feig that it didn't seem right.
Paul Feig shared his experience with Collider that it was a difficult time for him because my mom had died two days prior to the cancellation. I was feeling a bit out of my element, but I recall hearing that MTV offered to pick me up. It was likely that we had to let go of so much music, stuff, and money. As it was, we were already constantly under-spending on our budget.
It was so much fun and I was overwhelmed by the amount of work that had gone into it. It was like a movie. That's how we treated it. We were ready to go at the end 18 episodes. Then my mom died, and I remember feeling like I couldn't handle it anymore. If we had tried, could we have done it?
We would have loved to see Sam, Neal and Bill learn how to drive and hear Weird Al. Yes. Freaks and Geeks is one those rare shows that doesn't outstay its welcome. Paul Feig should be praised, and not just circling the wagon in pitchforks, tomatoes, or whatever else the mob considers necessary. You stupid mob. Paul Feig has it right!
People say, "Oh, it's so sad that you didn't get to end the series." But, Fieg replied, "Well, we did end this series." The whole episode was about how everyone is put on a new path. We do this at the end of each series, because it's like when you graduate highschool, you don't know where half your classmates go. Six Feet Under was the true finale of any show, because it revealed how each character died.
Feig might be able to live his dream and add chyrons in the final episode. This will give us all an insight into Harris's true life. Harris is an immortal being who haunts McKinley High offering advice to nerds on how to be a great Dungeon Master.