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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

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

Quotes

Mathman's Instructor: True or False: Curly haired people from Detroit is better in math than anybody else.
Mr. Glitch: True! Everybody in Detroit knows that!
[Eats the T, and buzzer sounds]
MathMan: [as the center screen reads it's false] That's the most absorb thing I have heard in days. Isn't it right, MathDog?
MathDog: Bark Bark!
MathMan: All source of people are good at math. Kids, Adults, Girls, And boys. I cannot believe you went for that, Mr. Glitch.
Mr. Glitch: Aw you don't, Well perhaps I did.
MathMan: Sick him, MathDog!
MathDog: MathDog, MathDog, MathDog, MathDog,
Mr. Glitch: Hey! Hey! ...
[...]
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Referenced in Mathnet: The Case of the Missing Air (1988) See more »

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A brilliant Educational show!
28 December 2015 | by reddragonhero17See all my reviews

I was a PBS kid in the late 80's to the mid 90's and taped many of its shows in that time period. I was able to find an episode of this show on one of my Reading Rainbow tapes (more on that in a later review), and I realized just how much fun this show is at teaching math. I regret not taping any more episodes, though I wish this could be on DVD. There were many great memorable segments, from a variety of gameshows, comedy routines, music videos (even one with Weird Al Yankovic!), my favorite part Mathman (I kept wondering all the time when he would get a free game), Dirk, and of course Mathnet. Shame this show no longer airs on television, children these days don't know what their missing.


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