From “2 Good 2 Be 4Gotten: An Oral History of Freaks and Geeks,” inVanity Fair‘s 2013 issue:
Paul Feig: My friends and I weren’t popular in high school, we weren’t dating all the time, and we were just trying to get through our lives. It was important to me to show that side. I wanted to leave a chronicle—to make people who had gone through it laugh, but also as a primer for kids going in, to say, “Here’s what you can expect. It’s horrifying but all you should really care about is getting through it. Get your friends, have your support group. And learn to be able to laugh at it.”
There are reunion photos, too!