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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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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 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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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Sgt. Kate Monday: I'm Kate Monday. This is my partner, George...
Officer George Frankly: ...Frankly.
Sgt. Kate MondayOfficer George Frankly: [showing their badges] Mathnet.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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The Mad Magazine of Math
27 May 2000 | by MIK7x3See all my reviews

The show presented an enjoyable solution to a serious problem: teaching kids how to do math and to think logically. It filled each half hour with sketches, game shows, music videos, comedy routines, and sporting events which parodied everything from "Let's Make a Deal" to "Who's On First" to "The Honeymooners." I've even used Tony and the Togas' "The Mathematics of Love" in a talent show! Each episode of Square One TV would conclude with arguably the most popular segment of the series, a police satire entitled "Mathnet." Using "...logical, step by step problem solving," Kate and George would always get their man, woman, or gorilla over the course of the week. Square One TV was a fantastic show that was so much fun to watch, you almost forgot you were learning math. As for the people who wanted tapes of the shows, sorry but I erased mine years ago.


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