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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 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)
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 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)
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 LaDonna Fredericks (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 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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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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TV-G
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27 September 1982 (USA)  »

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(20 episodes)

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(Metrocolor)

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4:3
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Amy Linker and Sarah Jessica Parker were actually fighting during the filming of the episode "It's All How You see Things", wherein their characters are at odds as well. When Patty throws the lunch tray at Lauren, Amy Linker was so enraged that she threw the milk at her. This was not directed or planned. The two actresses later made amends. See more »

Quotes

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 Jeopardy!: Episode #26.55 (2009) See more »

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Square Pegs
Written and Performed by The Waitresses
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Totally
30 November 2008 | by (MASSACHUSETTS, USA) – See all my reviews

This show is great! I bought the DVD of the show about a few months ago and it has seldom left my DVD player since. I really could watch every episode about ten times in a row, and I have a giant crush on Johnny. He's just so great. In fact, every single lead character, with the exception of Marshall, because he sucks, is fantastic! The Devo episode is particularly great because they sing my favorite song of theirs, and the episode basically focuses around Muffy, who is probably my favorite character. This show is fantastic, and if you really think it's terrible, I just don't understand you. Plus, it has inspired me to bring my Waitresses tape out of retirement.


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