Square One TV

Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 101

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Aired Unknown Jan 26, 1987 on PBS
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Skits in this Episode: "Infinity" Members of the Square One TV cast sing a song about how no matter how high you count, you'll never reach infinity. "News Interruption" Square One TV is interrupted for a "news interruption." "Mathman" The first ever installment of Square One TV's parody of Pacman. Mathman is asked to eat all of the multiples of three on the board. He does so and wins a free game. "Mathematics Problem - Always Three" Cast member Arthur Howard takes a phone call. The person on the other end of the line tells him to write down any number and no matter what number he writes down, his result will always be three. He tries the number ten. He's told to add five, double what he has, subtract four, divide by two and subtract the first number. To his surprise, it works. He tries it again on his own wiht another number, seven. He then takes another call, supposedly from the Queen of England and asks her to try it. "And on..." The people from the infinity song are still singing. It just goes "on and on..." "Battle of the Bulge Caterers" This segment features the "Sandwich Squad." Their mission is take make eleven different sandwiches using only meats ham and turkey and the cheeses swiss, provoloni and American. They find that only combining cheeses and meats won't work. 2*3=6, but they need eleven sandwiches. So they decide to do "plain" sandwiches, ones with just meat or cheese. With five different meats and cheeses, this brings them up to eleven. There's still a problem though, the group they're competing against also made eleven sandwiches. One of the crew has an idea - how about a sandwich with just bread? Some at first think this is silly, but then they realize he's done it. A bread sandwich will put them over the top to twelve sandwiches. Unfortunately, the skit has a sad ending, as the entire order ends up being canceled. "Oops! - Subtraction" A skit showing how to avoid a common mistake involving subtraction. "Square Numbers" A music piece performed by the "Square Brothers." They sing about square numbers, for example, four is a square number as 2*2=4. 14 is not a square number, although somebody wants it to be. There aren't any two whole numbers that can be multiplied to make 14. However, if you put a 4 at the end of it, then it's a square number. 12*12=144. "Bureau of Missing Numbers: 14" A parody on the idea of a "Bureau of Missing Persons." It seems the number 14 is missing. The investigator at the bureau considers some facts about the number. It's not a square number. It is a multiple of 2. It's not a prime number as it has more factors than just 1 and itself. However, it is one more than a prime number, number 13. After some investigation, the number 14 is found on a football jersey. It's returned to its proper place, between 13 and 15. "Mathnet: Problem of the Missing Monkey Part 1" The first ever installment of "Mathnet," the parody crime-solving series featuring mathematicians George Frankly and Kate Monday (replaced by Pat Tuesday in Season Four.) At the beginning of this episode, their office gets a call about a Ten-Four store. It's been burgularized... by a monkey. They get there and find that only stuff like fruits and vegetables was stolen. Kate is suspicious of the whole situation. They get another call in their patrol car. There's been another robbery. They speak with store-owner who describes a similar incident. Returning to the office, they get yet another call about a robbery. Then another call, only this time it's not about a robbery. It's the local zoo. Their gorilla, Grunt, is missing. "And on..." The last hurrah of the "Infinity" singers.moreless

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Barbara Feldon

Barbara Feldon

Anonymous Narrator (Season 1)

Joe Howard

Joe Howard

George Frankly

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

Chief Thad Green (Seasons 1-2), Booming Announcer Voice (Season 3)

Gary Owens

Gary Owens

Lt. Dirk Niblick

Larry Cedar

Larry Cedar

Various Roles

Beverly Leech

Beverly Leech

Kate Monday (Seasons 1-3)

Lou Cutell

Lou Cutell

Store Manager

Guest Star

Dick Wilson

Dick Wilson

Store Manager

Guest Star

Jim Thurman

Jim Thurman

Mathman's Instructor, Glitch, Minor Character Voices

Recurring Role

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