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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1983   1982  
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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27 September 1982 (USA)  »

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Sarah Jessica Parker originally wasn't going to get the part of Patty because the producers thought she was too pretty. Luckily, the casting director was wearing sunglasses that day and the producers took out the lenses, asked Sarah to put them on, and gave her the part. See more »

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Lauren Hutchinson: [during opening credits] Listen, I've got this whole high school thing psyched out. It all breaks down into cliques.
Patty Greene: Cliques?
Lauren Hutchinson: Yeah, you know, cliques; little in-groups of different kids. All we have to do is click with the right clique and we can finally have a social life that's worthy of us.
Patty Greene: No way! Not even with CLEAVAGE!
Lauren Hutchinson: I told ya. This year we're gonna be POPULAR!
Patty Greene: Yeah?
Lauren Hutchinson: Yeah. Even if it kills us!
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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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Cute and Funny look at life as a geek.
27 May 2004 | by (st. pete, fl usa) – See all my reviews



I loved this show and remember it fondly. "Square Pegs" introduced Sarah Jessica Parker(FOOTLOOSE, SEX IN THE CITY), Jamie Gertz(QUICKSILVER, LOST BOYS, LESS THAN ZERO), and Tracie Nelson(DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS, FATHER DOWLING MYSTERIES) to the world and make stars of them. Unfortunately the show got cancelled after only a year. TV Guide had a cover story a few years later about how drugs and money had killed the show. Well that's Hollywood for you.

This is probably the first show about High School that featured teenagers as the leads. Played by actual teenager actors, not twentysomethings. The show was conceived by Anne Beatts, a writer from "Saturday Night Live". The writing was top notch and the actors were funny and real. It's a classic show! Luckily I have 6 episodes saved on Video but it won't last forever. I want it on DVD please!!!!

PS: Another great show of High School life in the 80's was "Fast Times". Does anybody remember that one or was I the only one watching it. That show died after 7 episodes.


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