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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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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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26 January 1987 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The phrase "The Following Program" was also considered for the title of the show, but deemed too confusing. 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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Spin-off Mathnet (1987) See more »

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A brilliant Educational show!
28 December 2015 | by See 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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