A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.
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Series cast summary:
Joe Howard ...  Officer George Frankly 30 episodes, 1987-1992
Beverly Leech ...  Sgt. Kate Monday / ... 19 episodes, 1987-1990
Bari K. Willerford Bari K. Willerford ...  Benny Pill 13 episodes, 1990-1992
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A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.

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To cogitate and to solve


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USA

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English

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1987 (USA) See more »

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Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In addition to his unseen wife Martha, George had a neighbor in Los Angeles named Mr. Beasley, who is never seen in Mathnet shows. However, Mr. Beasley appears in cartoon form in the Square One Television (1987) segments with Dirk Niblick, another mathematical detective. The animated Beasley often talks about his unseen neighbor George Frankly, and is voiced by Bob Arbogast, who makes a guest role in Mathnet: The Case of the Missing Air (1988) as radio host Byle Dupe, of whom Mr. Beasley is said to be a fan. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [closing line of Morris Norris's mugshot sequence] He spent the next 20 years in rock 'n roll... he piles rocks and he eats rolls.
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Version of Stahlnetz (1958) See more »

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Theme From Dragnet (Danger Ahead)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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cops who do math = good!
8 July 2001 | by wl219See all my reviews

Lord I miss "Mathnet". I first saw it on PBS as part of "Square One TV". Probably the reason I got into computer science and cop shows. The show was (unlike some of the crap on afternoon TV today) genuinely funny, entertaining, and educational.

Of course I didn't get all the in-jokes until I was much older- the whole play on "Dragnet", the criminal brothers Karamazov, George and Martha, and the CAR-RT SORT company...

I only wish today's kids TV has something like "Mathnet". Alas...


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