Square One Television (TV Series 1987–1992) Poster

(1987–1992)

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  • There were two theme songs. The group that sings/plays the first theme song is Tom Lehrer. The group that sings/plays the second theme song is unknown.

  • There are two theme songs. The first theme song was produced but ended up not being on the show. The second theme song was produced and ended up being on the show.

    The First Theme Song lyrics that ended up not being on the show:

    Counting sheep

    When you're trying to sleep,

    Being fair

    When there's something to share,

    Being neat

    When you're folding a sheet,

    That's mathematics!

    When a ball

    Bounces off of a wall,

    When you cook

    From a recipe book,

    When you know

    How much money you owe,

    That's mathematics!

    How much gold can you hold in an elephant's ear?

    When it's noon on the moon, then what time is it here?

    If you could count for a year, would you get to infinity,

    Or somewhere in that vicinity?

    When you choose

    How much postage to use,

    When you know

    What's the chance it will snow,

    When you bet

    And you end up in debt,

    Oh try as you may,

    You just can't get away

    From mathematics!

    Andrew Wiles gently smiles,

    Does his thing, and voila!

    Q.E.D., we agree,

    And we all shout hurrah!

    As he confirms what Fermat

    Jotted down in that margin,

    Which could've used some enlargin'.

    Tap your feet,

    Keepin' time to a beat,

    Of a song

    While you're singing along,

    Harmonize

    With the rest of the guys,

    Yes, try as you may,

    You just can't get away

    From mathematics!

    The Second Theme Song lyrics that ended up being on the show:

    Square One!

    Square One!

    Square One!

    Square One!

    (Saxaphone Playing)

    (Synthesizer joining In)

    Square One!

    Squareeeeeee One!

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