Square One TV (1987–1992)

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A kids anthology show that humorously illustrates various elements of mathematics.

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Series cast summary:
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 Officer George Frankly (32 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Various (29 episodes, 1987-1992)
Cynthia Darlow ...
 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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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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26 January 1987 (USA)  »

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The phrase "The Following Program" was also considered for the title of the show, but deemed too confusing. See more »

Quotes

Luisa: [opening her window] What is the oldest piece of furniture in the world?
Arthur: [opening his window] The multiplication table.
Luisa: [feigning innocence] Really? I didn't know that.
Larry: [opening window wearing a George Washington mask] Hey, come on, that joke's older than I am! Woo hoo!
[shuts window]
Cris: [opening his window] Who was that masked man?
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Spin-off Mathnet (1987) See more »

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Brilliant...just brilliant...
5 June 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ah, "Square One TV" - easily one of the most clever children's shows ever made. Parodying pop culture WHILE teaching math to children? People had good ideas back in the eighties.

Mathman and Mathnet were cool as hell. I liked the first "Kate" better, though.


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