In Sam's bedroom, Bill opens a container from Neal's chemistry set and declares that it "smells like fart." Sam is at his desk working on his essay, and Steve Martin's "King Tut" is playing in the background. Yes, high-school kids back then actually purchased Steve Martin's two albums (yes, albums) and played them often enough to memorize them. A few years ago, I heard one of them again for the first time in two decades. It was so painfully unfunny and I couldn't figure out what any of us thought was so hilarious back then. I suspect that it might have been hysterical if heard in situations which That 70s Show so accurately depicts with its 360-degree revolving stoner-cam. However, these kids' only use of acid is the kind that comes with chemistry sets. Neal wants Bill to hold a test tube for him, but Bill refuses because he's heard about a chemical which "burns your flesh." He mentions a kid who got a little bit on him and now "he's going to Disneyland for his last hoo-rah." Sam asks them to be quiet because he's struggling with his essay and he only has thirty-three words so far. He whines about how unfair the situation is, because Karen doesn't have to write an essay and she's the one to blame. Bill thinks that Karen is a "sex fiend," and he counsels Sam to move his locker because she may come to school "really horny one day." Neal weighs in that "girls don't get horny; only guys get horny." Bill surmises that Karen could be a guy. Neal furrows his brow and tells Sam that if he were Sam, he's go to Karen's house and make her write the essay. Sam doubts that Neal would do that, and Neal states, "You can't let chicks humiliate you like that in public." Sam says that Karen didn't humiliate him; Neal disagrees. Sam brings up the fact that Neal ran away when Karen spoke to him, and calls Neal Bilbo Baggins, for good measure. Neal retaliates that at least he's "not a pygmy." Sam doesn't have a comeback for that one.
Freaks & Geeks
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Freaks & Geeks