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Square One Television 

Square One TV (original title)
A kids anthology show that humorously illustrates various elements of mathematics.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Officer George Frankly (32 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Various (29 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Various (27 episodes, 1987-1992)
Beverly Mickins ...
 Various (26 episodes, 1987-1992)
Arthur Howard ...
 Various (26 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Various (25 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Various (24 episodes, 1987-1992)
Luisa Leschin ...
 Various (18 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Sgt. Kate Monday (18 episodes, 1987-1990)
Jim Thurman ...
 Glitch / ... (15 episodes, 1987-1992)
Toni Di Buono ...
 Sgt. Pat Tuesday (14 episodes, 1991-1992)
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Storyline

In this sketch comedy series for preteens, principles of mathematics are presented through parody and music videos. Also featured is a mock video game called "Mathman," the bumbling cartoon detective Dirk Niblick, and a farcical serial called "Mathnet." In "Mathnet" (a parody of "Dragnet") Los Angeles detectives George Frankly and Kate Monday (and later Pat Tuesday) solve various capers with the help of mathematics. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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Comedy | Family

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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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26 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Square One Television  »

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| (230 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Officer Sam and Officer Steve from "Mathnet" were played by real-life LAPD officers Sam Salazar and Steve Fellman. See more »

Quotes

Mathman's Instructor: True or False: Curly haired people from Detroit is better in math than anybody else.
Mr. Glitch: True! Everybody in Detroit knows that!
[Eats the T, and buzzer sounds]
MathMan: [as the center screen reads it's false] That's the most absorb thing I have heard in days. Isn't it right, MathDog?
MathDog: Bark Bark!
MathMan: All source of people are good at math. Kids, Adults, Girls, And boys. I cannot believe you went for that, Mr. Glitch.
Mr. Glitch: Aw you don't, Well perhaps I did.
MathMan: Sick him, MathDog!
MathDog: MathDog, MathDog, MathDog, MathDog,
Mr. Glitch: Hey! Hey! ...
[...]
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Spin-off Mathnet (1987) See more »

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A PBS Educational Show With A Decent Budget!
1 November 2003 | by (California, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

And, it was a good show, too. It looked like it had a good-sized budget,anyway. There were no ultra-cheesy sets or grainy 16mm filmed segments(like some other well-known PBS kids shows), from what I remember. Plus, the show seemed truly modern in the realm of PBS educational programs, definitely 1987.


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