Square Pegs (1982–1983)

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Welcome to Weemawee High School, where being in the right clique can make one's years in school memorable. Enter Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson, two freshman who tried hard to be ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 Patty Greene (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Lauren Hutchinson (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Johnny Slash (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
John Femia ...
 Marshall Blechtman (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Jennifer DiNuccio (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Muffy Tepperman (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Claudette Wells ...
 LaDonna Fredericks (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jon Caliri ...
 Vinnie Pasetta (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
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Welcome to Weemawee High School, where being in the right clique can make one's years in school memorable. Enter Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson, two freshman who tried hard to be accepted into these cliques. The only problem was they stood out like sore thumbs. Patty was brainy and wore glasses, and Lauren was overweight and had braces. Thankfully, two other "square pegs" accepted them. They came in the form of aspiring comedian Marshall Blechtman and New Wave rocker Johnny Ulasewicz (aka Johnny Slash). Still, Lauren and Patty wanted to be in with the cool kids who came in the form of Jennifer DeNuccio, a wanna-be Valley Girl; LaDonna Fredericks, the hippest black girl in Weemawee High; Jennifer's boyfriend Vinnie Pasetta, a John Travolta carbon copy; and Muffy Tepperman, a Jewish princess who joined anything from JV pep squad to science fair organizer. Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

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Creator Anne Beatts, a former writer for _"NBC's Saturday Night Live" (1975)_, based the sitcom on her own personal experiences. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer DeNuccio: Like, who ARE Devo? Are they guys, 'cause I only go and see guy bands.
LaDonna: They're guys... they're WEIRD guys... but they're guys!
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Referenced in Psych: Ghosts (2008) See more »

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Square Pegs
Written and Performed by The Waitresses
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I'd love if they like us, but I don't think they like us.
2 January 2004 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

I got interested in this show when I happened to catch the TV Land marathon one weekend night, and I've been a fan ever since.

Square Pegs is about two friends, Lauren (Amy Linker) and Patty (Sarah Jessica Parker) who are high school freshman with the ambition of popularity. Except, things never seem to go as planned.

Square Pegs was great because it never got caught up in the oversexed life of horny teenagers (though there are some subtle remarks), so it wasn't soap opera-esque. That's quite a refreshing break from the incessant self-indulgent dramas and sitcoms targeted for today's teenager. But, nor was it commentary on the critical issues facing american teens at the time. It was just a simple, light-hearted show about a bunch of goofy high school kids. And, tough the situations were sometimes dull (such as the episode where Lauren falls in love with the school handyman), Square Pegs was a pretty funny show about an odd assortment of characters.

Plus, how can you go wrong with a show in which both The Waitresses (who performed the theme song) play the Freshman Dance and Devo appear at super-peppy Muffy Tepperman's Barmitzvah?

Given some of the old short-lived crappy television shows that have made it to DVD, I am wondering when the show's makers are going to get smart and put the entire Square Pegs season (it was only on for one season) on DVD and/or VHS?


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