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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)  »

Also Known As:

Square One Television  »

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| (230 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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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

Gregory Hines: Imagine. An island three feet wide, one thousand feet below. I have to drop a survival box to save a guy named Joe. So, I calculate my altitude, direction, and wind speed, then factor in the box's weight and the angle that I need. Now, I'm not ashamed to say I hit a perfect bull's-eye, I wave and move on. Joe can eat until he's rescued, I just hope he likes croutons.
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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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