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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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 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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Comedy | Family | Music

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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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1.33 : 1
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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

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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Spoofs Puckman (1980) See more »

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Math through sketch comedy
4 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Cross "Sesame Street," math, and "Saturday Night Live" and what do you get? A weird show for pre-teens that teachers math concepts through sketch comedy and parodies. I remember everything from PacMan to Max Headroom being on this show. And who could forget the Mathnet series at the end of each show?


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