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Square Pegs

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by John Lavalie and Donna Lemaster
with Pat Durkin and Russell Wodell

Last updated:
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aired from: Sep 1982 to: Mar 1983 20 eps CBS 30 min mono ________________

regulars:

  • Sarah Jessica Parker as Patty Greene
  • Amy Linker as Lauren Hutchinson
  • John Femia as Marshall Blechtman
  • Merritt Butrick as Johnny "Slash" Ulasewicz
  • Tracy Nelson as Jennifer DeNuccio
  • Claudette Wells as LaDonna Fredericks
  • Jon Caliri as Vinnie Pasetta
  • Jami Gertz as Muffy Tepperman

    recurring characters:

  • Basil Hoffman as Principal Dingleman
  • Steven Peterman as Mr. Donovan
  • Catlin Adams as Ms. Loomis

    Square Pegs was created by Saturday Night Live alumna writer Anne Beatts and the character of Patty is based on her. It's the story of a couple of nerdy girls whom try to penetrate the "in" crowd at Weemawee High School. The theme song was performed by The Waitresses, Paul Shaffer provided additional music.


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      1st Season 1982

    1. _"Pilot"
      gs: Dawn Jeffory [ Sybil Blumberg ], Ben Marley [ Larry Simpson ], David Hubbard [ Steve Griffin ], Carol Androsky [ Gym Teacher ], The Waitresses [ Themselves ]

      Freshman Patty gets the chance to "click with the right clique" when she attracts the attention of a handsome senior.

      b: 27 Sep 82 pc: 101 w: Anne Beatts d: Kim Friedman
    2. _"A Cafeteria Line"
      gs: Craig Richard Nelson [ Mr. Spacek ]

      The romantic leads in the school musical lead to romance for Patty and Vinnie.

      b: 4 Oct 82 pc: 102 w: Janis Hirsch d: Kim Friedman
    3. _"Pac Man Fever"
      gs: Don Novello [ Father Guido Sarducci ], Allan Rich [ Uncle Sal ]

      Marshall loses his comic touch when he becomes "possessed" by a video game. His only hope for salvation: exorcism by the cleric of comedy, Father Guido Sarducci.

      b: 11 Oct 82 pc: 105 w: Marjorie Gross d: Terry Hughes
    4. _"Square Pigskins"
      gs: Donovan Womack [ Oscar Murphy ], Pamela Scott Fraser [ Player #1 ], Zatella Beatty [ Player #2 ]

      Patty and Lauren join the Weemawee girls football team-- coached by a gung-ho Army vet and a woman's libber who bristles at the slightest slight.

      b: 18 Oct 82 pc: 104 w: Andy Borowitz d: Kim Friedman
    5. _"Halloween XII"

      An all-girl Halloween party is interrupted by the boys-- and a spooky, wheezing stalker.

      b: 1 Nov 82 pc: 109 w: Marjorie Gross & Susan Silver d: Terry Hughes
    6. _"A Simple Attachment"

      Marshall tries to prove to Lauren that she loves him by hooking her up to a "love detector," but the machine ends up short-circuiting every romance in school.

      b: 8 Nov 82 pc: 107 w: David Felton d: Terry Hughes
    7. _"Weemaweegate"

      Vinnie's campaign to become school mascot is sabotaged at every turn, so Patty and Lauren play Woodward and Bernstein to uncover the mastermind.

      b: 15 Nov 82 pc: 108 w: Chris Miller & Michael Sutton d: Kim Friedman
    8. _"Open 24 Hours"
      gs: John Densmore [ Himself ]

      Marshall books Johnny's band-- a band no one's ever seen-- for the gala opening of a supermarket deli counter.

      b: 22 Nov 82 pc: 106 w: Deanne Stillman d: Kim Friedman
    9. _"Muffy's Bat Mitzvah"
      gs: Dena Dietrich [ Vida Aronov ], Marj Dusay [ Beverly Tepperman ], William Bogert [ Alan Tepperman ], John Densmore [ Himself ], Walter Gertz [ Rabbi Kaplan ], Richard Blade [ Himself ], Devo [ Themselves ]

      Lauren and Patty scheme to get invited to Muffy's bat mitzvah party.

      b: 29 Nov 82 pc: 113 w: Rosie Shuster & Margaret Oberman d: Terry Hughes
    10. _"Hardly Working"

      Like, Jennifer does, you know, the uncoolest thing possible-- she, like, gets a job (gag her with a spoon!)

      b: 13 Dec 82 pc: 112 w: Andy Borowitz & Janis Hirsch d: Terry Hughes
    11. _"A Child's Christmas in Weemawee (1)"
      gs: Craig Richard Nelson [ Mr. Spacek ], Anne Beatts [ Miss Rezucha ], Tony Dow [ Ed Greene ]

      Patty's in a quandry: should she spend Christmas in an isolated cabin with her divorced father, or the way she'd prefer-- with her friends at school?

      b: 20 Dec 82 pc: 115 w: Marjorie Gross & Janice Hirsch d: Terry Hughes

      NOTE: This episode was originally broadcast as p/o a 60 min episode.
    12. _"A Child's Christmas in Weemawee (2)"
      gs: Craig Richard Nelson [ Mr. Spacek ], Anne Beatts [ Miss Rezucha ], Tony Dow [ Ed Greene ]

      Patty's in a quandry: should she spend Christmas in an isolated cabin with her divorced father, or the way she'd prefer-- with her friends at school?

      b: 20 Dec 82 pc: 116 w: Marjorie Gross & Janice Hirsch d: Terry Hughes

      NOTE: This episode was originally broadcast as p/o a 60 min episode.
    13. _"It's All How You See Things"

      Patty makes a spectacle of herself when she refuses to wear her glasses.

      b: 27 Dec 82 pc: 110 w: Janis Hirsch d: Kim Friedman
    14. _"Merry Pranksters"

      Patty and Lauren become top-notch pranksters to gain popularity, but the joke's on them when someone else gets credit for their stunts.

      b: 10 Jan 83 pc: 111 w: Deanne Stillman d: Kim Friedman & Jim Nasella Jr.
    15. _"It's Academical"
      gs: Martin Mull [ Don Vermillion ], Ben Marley [ Larry Simpson ], Jon Lindstrom [ Reed Kendall ], Denise Halma [ Mary Bolton ]

      Patty hopes to win more than the scholastic quiz show when she and her heartthrob Larry are selected as contestants.

      b: 24 Jan 83 pc: 114 w: Andy Borowitz d: Terry Hughes
    16. _"The Stepanowicz Papers"
      gs: Robin Strand [ Steve Stepanowicz ], Hugh Gillin [ Old Mr. Stepanowicz ]

      Lauren and Mrs. Loomis are both swept off their feet when they fall for the new janitor.

      b: 31 Jan 83 pc: 103 w: Susan Silver d: Terry Hughes
    17. _"To Serve Weemawee All My Days"

      Mr. Donovan's job is in jeopardy because the school board has discovered he's living with a woman.

      b: 7 Feb 83 pc: 117 w: Andy Borowitz & Janis Hirsch d: Kim Friedman
    18. _"No Substitutions"
      gs: Bill Murray [ Mr. McNulty ]

      A substitute teacher's unconventional style wins the hearts of the students and draws the jealousy of Mr. Donovan.

      b: 14 Feb 83 pc: 119 w: Andy Borowitz & Janis Hirsch d: Kim Friedman
    19. _"No Joy in Weemawee"
      gs: Steve Sax [ Himself ], Los Angeles Dodgers [ Themselves ]

      Johnny's talent for launching home runs rockets him to stardom on the Weemawee baseball team and garners a scouting visit by the Los Angeles Dodgers' Steve Sax.

      b: 21 Feb 83 pc: 118 w: Marjorie Gross & Deanne Stillman d: Jim Nasella Jr.
    20. _"The Arrangement"
      gs: Jimmy and the Mustangs [ Themselves ], Richard Blade [ Himself ]

      Lauren thinks she and Patty have finally been accepted by the "in" crowd, but Patty knows the real reason for their sudden popularity.

      b: 7 Mar 83 pc: 120 w: Anne Beatts & David Skinner d: Craig Richard Nelson

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    NOTES

    Thanks to Clifford Blau for adding and correcting a couple of details in the introduction. The episode descriptions noted with a "-" (dash) in front of the episode name (in this case, all of them) were transcribed from TV Guide. We fully intend to provide more complete descriptions, soon; however, if anyone can offer any assistance, we'd appreciate it.


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