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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
27 September 1982 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Welcome to Weemawee High School, where being in the right clique can make one's years in school memorable... See more »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
I'd love if they like us, but I don't think they like us. See more (32 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 20)

Sarah Jessica Parker ... Patty Greene (20 episodes, 1982-1983)

Amy Linker ... Lauren Hutchinson (20 episodes, 1982-1983)

Merritt Butrick ... Johnny Slash (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
John Femia ... Marshall Blechtman (20 episodes, 1982-1983)

Tracy Nelson ... Jennifer DiNuccio (20 episodes, 1982-1983)

Jami Gertz ... 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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Series Directed by
Kim Friedman (10 episodes, 1982-1983)
Terry Hughes (8 episodes, 1982-1983)
James Nasella (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Writing credits
Anne Beatts (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Janis Hirsch (6 episodes, 1982-1983)
Andy Borowitz (5 episodes, 1982-1983)
Marjorie Gross (5 episodes, 1982-1983)
Deanne Stillman (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Susan Silver (2 episodes, 1982-1983)

Series Produced by
Anne Beatts .... executive producer / producer (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Ronald E. Frazier .... supervising producer (19 episodes, 1982-1983)
Shannon Silverman .... associate producer (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
Stephen E. Smith .... associate producer (8 episodes, 1982-1983)
Greg Brown .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1982-1983)

Luciano Martino .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Tom Scott (1 episode, 1982)

Jonathan Wolff (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Emil Oster (3 episodes, 1982-1983)

Brianne Murphy (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Michael J. Lynch (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Joy Wilson (2 episodes, 1982-1983)

Jay Kamen (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Eve Brandstein (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Art Direction by
William McAllister (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Joseph A. Armetta (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Costume Design by
Deirdre Naughton (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Makeup Department
Dorinda Carey .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Shirley Crawford .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Production Management
Bruce Hendricks .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Al Burton .... production supervisor (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Lipton .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Xavier Reyes .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Art Department
Margaret Mazzola .... leadman (7 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Sound Department
Jay Kamen .... sound editor (17 episodes, 1982-1983)
Paul Vitello .... sound editor (17 episodes, 1982-1983)
David Schneiderman .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... animation camera: Midocean Motion Pictures (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Hapke .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Lou Reinbold .... costume supervisor (11 episodes, 1982)

James P. Cullen .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
The Waitresses .... composer: main title theme / singers: theme music (13 episodes, 1982-1983)
John E. Oliver .... special musical material / composer: special music material (12 episodes, 1982-1983)
Tom Scott .... composer: opening title music / composer: end title music / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jonathan Wolff .... special musical material / composer: special music material (12 episodes, 1982-1983)
Paul Shaffer .... special musical material (7 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jay Kamen .... music editor (3 episodes, 1982)

Stephen E. Smith .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Carolyn A. Poer .... assistant accountant (17 episodes, 1982-1983)
Edie Baskin .... title sequence (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Andy Borowitz .... story editor (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jeff Carpenter .... title sequence (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Constance Kaplan .... production consultant (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Glenn Padnick .... production consultant (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Kim Friedman .... creative consultant (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Lina Shanklin .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Susan Silver .... story editor (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Stephen E. Smith .... program coordinator (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Bob Talmage .... choreographer (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (20 episodes)
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia:
Creator Anne Beatts, a former writer for _"NBC's Saturday Night Live" (1975)_, based the sitcom on her own personal experiences.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.55" (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Square PegsSee more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
I'd love if they like us, but I don't think they like us., 2 January 2004
Author: Pepper Anne from Orlando, Florida

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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