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A tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.
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>
Originally intended to be "That's Mathematics", with Tom Lehrer's song of the same name as the theme. However, the show's title was changed, so the song was dropped. See more »
Square One TV's roving reporter asks another question to the person on the street. Today's question: What is a dodecahedron?
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The Mathnet segment has apparently been syndicated or released to video separately (see "Mathnet" (1987) ). At least one Mathnet movie compiled from Square One segments was broadcast by PBS. See more »
I love that show! They should never have cancelled it.
A teriffic show that makes mathematics fun, SQUARE ONE TELEVISION features sketch comedy, spoofs of TV shows and movies, game shows (with actual preteen contestants), music videos (some by your favorite recording artists), and much more. Plus, every day featured the detective series "Mathnet," where episodes that involved using math to catch criminals were made in five parts each and expanded over 5 episodes-a week's worth of episodes. It was a truly amazing show. Cancelling it was not the thing to do. At least you can see reruns on the Noggin network, if you are lucky to
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