“HIMYM” And “Freaks And Geeks” Fans Will Be Blown Away By This ’90s Movie

Lindsay Weir and Nick Andopolis actually slept together before Freaks and Geeks.

1. Before Jason Segel was a part of the beloved ensembles of Freaks and Geeks and How I Met Your Mother, he appeared in the 1998 comedy Dead Man on Campus

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In the movie, which starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tom Everett Scott as his suitemates, Segel played a very angry Catholic high-school graduate.

2. Segel was certainly taking on a very different role from the sweet, sensitive teddy-bear types he’s since come to play.

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3. But there is something Kyle did have in common with the lovable Marshall Eriksen of HIMYM.

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4. Yep, there he was, catching a glimpse of his future TV wife Alyson Hannigan (who played Lily to Segel’s Marshall) across the room.

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5. But that’s not all. Just minutes later in Dead Man on Campus, the uber-religious Kyle sees a woman across the room playing with her cross.

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6. And he just can’t help himself.

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7. Like, seriously.

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8. And OF COURSE he couldn’t because the equally religious Kelly was played by Linda Cardellini, who, a year later, would play Lindsay Weir opposite Segel’s Nick Andopolis on Freaks and Geeks.

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There is a behind-the-scenes link between the two projects: Mike White, who co-wrote Dead Man on Campus, was also a writer on Freaks and Geeks.

9. And though Nick and Lindsay might not have worked out, Segel and Cardellini will always have Kyle and Kelly.

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“I remembered her and she didn’t quite remember who I was,” he said of Cardellini in a 2006 interview with Pop Entertainment, discussing their Freaks and Geeks reunion. “Alyson was the exact same phenomenon. She didn’t remember me at all. I guess that means I’ve grown up.”

10. Basically, we now know Jason Segel is the keeper of his romantic television future.

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