In “Tests and Breasts,” another entry currently rated over an 8.5 on IMDb, the Geeks endure Sex Ed with Mr. Fredricks who, due to Sam’s ignorance regarding the female reproductive system, ends up humiliating the kid. While everyone at school begins calling Sam Dr. Love as a cruel joke, Lindsay tries to help Daniel with an upcoming math class. To her awed frustration, though, he’s not interested in studying. He’d much rather have her give him the answers to the test he stole. At first, Lindsay refuses, but when Mr. Kowchevski (Steve Bannos) dismissively insults Daniel as she’s trying to put in a good word for her friend, she changes her tune. In the aftermath, both teens are accused of cheating. During all of this, Daniel also finds time to help Sam with his Dr. Love issue, but for Daniel, that just means lending the kid a dirty movie.
Critically Touched’s Jeremy Grayson claims this “Freaks and Geeks” entry “is a perfect vehicle for Daniel…Heck, in some ways, it’s an episodic clone of Daniel… — both are witty, self-assured, and unpredictable. Both are also a lot of fun to watch, which makes this a very likable episode.” Ultimately, this story digs into how manipulative Daniel can be, but it also shows why he chooses to be that way. His monologue at the end of the hour, which he recites twice, is moving the first time, but we recognize the learned insincerity the second time around.