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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

Certificate:

TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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Details

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

Bev: [opening her window] Yo, Larry!
Larry: [opening his] Yo? Yes, yo?
Bev: What has three feet but cannot walk?
Larry: A yard! Get it, yard? He he, guess I mowed you down, huh? Mowed!
Cris: [opening window] Oh, Larry, you are such a cut-up.
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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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Classic
10 June 2002 | by HeyThatsMyBikeSee all my reviews

I remember watching this show and absolutely loving it. It was thoroughly entertaining. It was so entertaining that you forgot they were trying to teach you math. Mathman (a pacman-like character) and Mathnet were my favorite parts of the show, but it was overall good entertaining math learnin' fun. It should be revived for today's generation. They could use some good entertainment, not to mention the basic math skills they would learn.


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