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Square Pegs: Season 1: Episode 20 -- Lauren's convinced that she and Patty have finally cracked the Weemawee High popularity barrier, but Patty knows the real reason behind their instant popularity, and can't reveal it.

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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:
Classic short lived series defined 1980's teens 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)
Cheryl Whitman-Dubuque .... publicity and media liaison (15 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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30 min (20 episodes)
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia:
On the locker in the opening credits you will see a wedding invitation of Daytime's ultimate supercouple: Luke & Laura Spencer.See more »
Quotes:
Jennifer DeNuccio:Like, who ARE Devo? Are they guys, 'cause I only go and see guy bands.
LaDonna:They're guys... they're WEIRD guys... but they're guys!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.55" (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Square PegsSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Classic short lived series defined 1980's teens, 2 June 2008
Author: John Seger from Los Angeles

When Square pegs premiered on CBS fall 1982, it was the hippest show on TV. It defined the pains, and joys of teenage life in the early 80's. The show featured the appearances of Bill Murray, The Doors drummer John Densmore, as well as rock groups The Waitress, Devo and others. Even though the show lasted only one season and 19 episodes, it ranked as the top show of the 14-30 age demographics, and was a critics darling, CBS canceled the series after just one year. Why? Network shows had much larger audiences at the time, and overall ratings mattered more than the now coveted younger age demographics. It boasted a dedicated 12 million viewers which a network would now consider a hit. Ask anybody from that era, and they will still remember the show, which aired in repeats for several years in syndication. How many shows get syndicated after a mere 19 episodes? And are fondly remembered 25 years later? Sarah Jessica Parker, Jamie Gertz, and Tracy Nelson all launched their careers here. If the show's ratings were judged on the now advertiser desired younger audience demos, it certainly would have lasted longer as it's fan base was huge(it's ratings far exceeded todays definition of a hit). Thankfully it's now on DVD.

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