A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.




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Series cast summary:
 Officer George Frankly / ... (30 episodes, 1987-1992)
 Sgt. Kate Monday / ... (19 episodes, 1987-1990)


A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.

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To cogitate and to solve





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Mathnet extensively spoofs the long running radio and TV franchise "Dragnet," which provided its iconic theme music for use in this show. Some examples of parody are: the character Joe Friday is spoofed in Kate Monday and Pat Tuesday, and Chief Thad Brown is spoofed in Chief Thad Green. See more »


Narrator: [closing line of Morris Norris's mugshot sequence] He spent the next 20 years in rock 'n roll... he piles rocks and he eats rolls.
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Version of Dragnet (1951) See more »


Theme From Dragnet (Danger Ahead)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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Great production values for a kids show...
21 July 2002 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

Mathnet had about the best production values I have ever seen on a kids' show. Nearly everything was shot on location rather than on cheap-looking sets, and they used as much natural light as possible. (It made the rest of Square One TV, the kids' math show where Mathnet first appeared, look really, really cheesy in comparison.) Also, and I'm not 100% sure on this, but it looked like they shot it on film stock, rather than videotape. And, of course, unlike a lot of kids' shows that do location shoots, this was actually filmed in Los Angeles and, later, New York (rather than Toronto or Vancouver) and they show a lot of the famous landmarks, like the Hollywood sign.

Simpsons fans will also recognize Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson (who really does speak like Lisa in real life), in one of the earliest Mathnet stories.

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