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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Complete series cast summary:
 Patty Greene (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Lauren Hutchinson (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Johnny Slash (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
John Femia ...
 Marshall Blechtman (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Jennifer DiNuccio (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Muffy Tepperman (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Claudette Wells ...
 LaDonna Fredericks (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jon Caliri ...
 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 <laraspal00@aol.com>

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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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The show that was never a one hit wonder
24 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

I remember being in 7th grade when this show came out and I felt like I've got a glimpse of high school for me with these characters. I loved it and I was so mad when CBS cancelled it after 1 season. I felt like I could relate to these characters and said that I will probably run into these kind of students when I would get into high school. But this show did it for me with the scripts they had and I did pick out my favorite episode was when Muffy (Jami Gertz, who was amazingly beautiful and one of the funniest) had a party and did not want to invite Patty and her gang and the plot in the script worked out very well. I also like the one when Marshall bought a love detector and try to enter it in the science fair and try to prove to Lauren that she was in love with him and it turned out to cause a chaos in school. It was a wonderful show for me to watch and my favorite was Vinnie Pasetta (Jon Caliri) who was the Italian stallion going out with the empty head stuck up popular Valley Girl, Jennifer, which I was hoping he dumped her for Patty when they were casted in the high school play, which I thought that would of been the kiss of death for the character, Jennifer and the show itself. But this is one show I really enjoyed as a teenager and as of this day I was so sorry it lasted for only one season. I have the episode on video for the last 12 years when USA network showed them so that is a collectors item for me.

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