Follow Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson, two awkward teenage girls who are desperate to fit in at Weemawee High School.


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



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Complete series cast summary:
 Patty Greene (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Lauren Hutchinson (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Johnny Slash (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Marshall Blechtman (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Jennifer DiNuccio (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Muffy Tepperman (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
 LaDonna Fredericks (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Vinnie Pasetta (20 episodes, 1982-1983)


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 <>

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You know the feeling. The awkwardness, the tender times, the silly moments of being fourteen and not quite sure you've got what it takes to be popular. That's what Square Pegs is all about. Join Patty and Lauren in the sights, sounds and songs of growing up in the 80's.






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Amy Linker had to wear fake braces and a fat suit for her role as Lauren Hutchinson. See more »


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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Square Pegs
Written and Performed by The Waitresses
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Before FREAKS AND GEEKS there was . . .
22 August 2001 | by (Weaverville, NC) – See all my reviews

SQUARE PEGS was the hippest teen show of the time. Great writing, funny characters, tubular new-wave music and fashions--what was not to like? Something, because the show vanished after one or two seasons. An early vehicle for Sarah Jessica Parker that seems to have garnered a cult following and much acclaim at the time(ROLLING STONE did an article on the show and creator Ann Beatts), it has since slipped into oblivion. Historically, TV shows about teen and high school life have short runs, but why couldn't Nick At Nite do a Teen Weekend or something, run SQUARE PEGS and all the other great teen shows like JAMES AT 15, THE BRONX ZOO, THE MARSHALL CHRONICLES AND FREAKS AND GEEKS, along with old school shows like ROOM 222 and DOBIE GILLIS.

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