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Square Pegs 

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Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson, two awkward teenage girls, are desperate to fit in at Weemawee High School.

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Anne Beatts
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1983   1982  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sarah Jessica Parker ...  Patty Greene 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Amy Linker ...  Lauren Hutchinson 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Merritt Butrick ...  Johnny Slash 20 episodes, 1982-1983
John Femia ...  Marshall Blechtman 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Tracy Nelson ...  Jennifer DiNuccio 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Jami Gertz ...  Muffy Tepperman 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Claudette Wells ...  LaDonna Fredericks 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Jon Caliri ...  Vinnie Pasetta 20 episodes, 1982-1983
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Storyline

Welcome to Weemawee High School, where being in the right clique can make one's years in school memorable. Enter Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson, two freshman who tried hard to be accepted into these cliques. The only problem was they stood out like sore thumbs. Patty was brainy and wore glasses, and Lauren was overweight and had braces. Thankfully, two other "square pegs" accepted them. They came in the form of aspiring comedian Marshall Blechtman and New Wave rocker Johnny Ulasewicz (aka Johnny Slash). Still, Lauren and Patty wanted to be in with the cool kids who came in the form of Jennifer DeNuccio, a wanna-be Valley Girl; LaDonna Fredericks, the hippest black girl in Weemawee High; Jennifer's boyfriend Vinnie Pasetta, a John Travolta carbon copy; and Muffy Tepperman, who joined anything from JV pep squad to science fair organizer. Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

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high school | sitcom | See All (2) »

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You know the feeling. The awkwardness, the tender times, the silly moments of being fourteen and not quite sure you've got what it takes to be popular. That's what Square Pegs is all about. Join Patty and Lauren in the sights, sounds and songs of growing up in the 80's.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G
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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zero in condotta See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Embassy Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(20 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Creator Anne Beatts, a former writer for _"NBC's Saturday Night Live" (1975)_, based the sitcom on her own personal experiences. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer DeNuccio: Like, who ARE Devo? Are they guys, 'cause I only go and see guy bands.
LaDonna: They're guys... they're WEIRD guys... but they're guys!
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.52 (2009) See more »

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Square Pegs
Written and Performed by The Waitresses
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"TV too good for TV"
2 December 1999 | by VarlaamSee all my reviews

This quirky high school comedy was very popular with the handful who saw it.

Oddly, I always found Jami Gertz to be strangely attractive here as Muffy Tepperman, the quintessential self-centred, bitchy, asinine, somewhat vacuous prima donna of a Jewish princess.

Merritt Butrick played Johnny Slash, the non-conformist anti-hero. We were all very much surprised to see him pop up as Captain Kirk's clean-cut son in "The Wrath of Khan". An incredible transformation that was.

This one always had a good ensemble feel. All of the characters had an appealing screwiness to them which, subjectively, made this show the most realistic high school programme of its day, in its own peculiar way.

Sort of a "Northern Exposure" for the misfit adolescent crowd.


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