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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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 Sgt. Pat Tuesday 14 episodes, 1991-1992
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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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26 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Square One Television  »

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1.33 : 1
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The character of Dirk Niblick bears a physical resemblance to Roger Ramjet. This is no coincidence. Gary Owens voiced both characters, and Fred Crippen and Jim Thurman were crew members of both Roger Ramjet (1965) and Square One TV. 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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Hilarious
12 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I remember watching this show and its spin off Mathnet. The Mathnet segment was my favorite. I waited through the other parodies just to watch that sketch. I also remember the magician who had the audience pick any number, then through a series of calculations would show that everyone would have the same answer. I hate doing math, but I did those "tricks" every time to see if he was right. My parents are teachers and loved watching the show along with me. It was a great show for parents and kids because if the kids didn't get the parodies, they got the math knowledge and parents watched just for the laughs. they should bring the show back.


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