Mathnet (1987–1992)
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The Case of the Deceptive Data 

George is furious when The Mike Pliers Show, a highly-acclaimed children's detective show, is canceled. The Mathnetters investigate the Hoover Ratings Service with Mike Pliers himself and his fan club president.

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Mary Watson ...
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Chief Thad Green
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Rachel Longaker ...
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Mr. Dwight Ledbetter
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Wellworth Watching / Vicious Vinnie Vermin
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George is furious when The Mike Pliers Show, a highly-acclaimed children's detective show, is canceled. The Mathnetters investigate the Hoover Ratings Service with Mike Pliers himself and his fan club president.

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3 October 1988 (USA)  »

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Book title spoofs: Mike Pliers spoofs "Mike Hammer" by Mickey Spillane, and Myrna Breckenspan spoofs "Myra Breckinridge" by Gore Vidal. See more »

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Sgt. Kate Monday: We'd been working on a case that involved television personalities, television programs and television ratings, but it wasn't as meaningless as it sounds. In fact, it was rather complicated.
Officer George Frankly: Listen, kids! There are five Great Lakes! Springfield is the capital of Illinois, and when you multiply any number by 0 the answer is always 0!
Wellworth Watching: Are you finished?
Officer George Frankly: No, you are!
[Revealing Vicious Vinnie as Wellworth]
Sgt. Kate Monday: You know something, partner?
Officer George Frankly: What's that?
Sgt. Kate Monday: Wellworth Watching was...
Sgt. Kate MondayOfficer George Frankly: Well worth watching!
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Spoofs Mike Hammer (1958) See more »

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