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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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1992   1991   1990   1988   1987   Unknown  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Joe Howard ...  Officer George Frankly 32 episodes, 1987-1992
Larry Cedar ...  Various 29 episodes, 1987-1992
Cynthia Darlow ...  Various 27 episodes, 1987-1992
Beverly Mickins Beverly Mickins ...  Various 26 episodes, 1987-1992
Arthur Howard Arthur Howard ...  Various 26 episodes, 1987-1992
Cris Franco Cris Franco ...  Various 25 episodes, 1987-1992
Reg E. Cathey ...  Various 24 episodes, 1987-1992
Luisa Leschin Luisa Leschin ...  Various 18 episodes, 1987-1992
Beverly Leech ...  Sgt. Kate Monday 18 episodes, 1987-1990
Jim Thurman ...  Glitch / ... 15 episodes, 1987-1992
Toni Di Buono Toni Di Buono ...  Sgt. Pat Tuesday 14 episodes, 1991-1992
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Officer Sam and Officer Steve from "Mathnet" were played by real-life LAPD officers Sam Salazar and Steve Fellman. See more »

Quotes

Bev: [opening her window] Yo, Larry!
Larry: [opening his] Yo? Yes, yo?
Bev: What has three feet but cannot walk?
Larry: A yard! Get it, yard? He he, guess I mowed you down, huh? Mowed!
Cris: [opening window] Oh, Larry, you are such a cut-up.
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Alternate Versions

The Mathnet segment has apparently been syndicated or released to video separately. PBS has broadcast at least one Mathnet movie compiled from Square One segments. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Pac-Man (1980) See more »

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Square One Rocks!!!
31 January 2005 | by waynech-1See all my reviews

This was such a great show. I don't know a single mathamagician or engineer that didn't watch this show growing up. Along with 3-2-1 Contact! this show was the epoch of PBS educational programming.

Mathman....Mathman....Mathman......

True it would be too hooky and not enough special effect and too much intelligence to make it on TV now, but it was soo good.

I still can hear the theme song playing in my head when ever I do math. Which is a bit to often sometimes.

Please who ever made the show put out a box-set. If not for todays kids who need something more then 5 second sound bytes of learning, but for those of us who grew up watching this spectacular show. Then again if I saw it for the first time now I would probably think it sucks.....


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Square One Television See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (230 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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