A kids anthology show that humorously illustrates various elements of mathematics.
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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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| (230 episodes)

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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

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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Spoofs Pac-Man (1980) See more »

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The Mad Magazine of Math
27 May 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

The show presented an enjoyable solution to a serious problem: teaching kids how to do math and to think logically. It filled each half hour with sketches, game shows, music videos, comedy routines, and sporting events which parodied everything from "Let's Make a Deal" to "Who's On First" to "The Honeymooners." I've even used Tony and the Togas' "The Mathematics of Love" in a talent show! Each episode of Square One TV would conclude with arguably the most popular segment of the series, a police satire entitled "Mathnet." Using "...logical, step by step problem solving," Kate and George would always get their man, woman, or gorilla over the course of the week. Square One TV was a fantastic show that was so much fun to watch, you almost forgot you were learning math. As for the people who wanted tapes of the shows, sorry but I erased mine years ago.


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