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)
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 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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26 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The character of Dirk Niblick bears a physical resemblance to Roger Ramjet. This is no coincidence. Gary Owens voiced both characters, and Fred Crippen and Jim Thurman were crew members of both Roger Ramjet (1965) and Square One TV. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Square One TV's roving reporter asks another question to the person on the street. Today's question: What is a dodecahedron?
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Connections

Referenced in Mathnet: The Case of the Missing Air (1988) 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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