Square One TV

Season 1 Episode 54

Episode 154

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Aired Unknown Apr 09, 1987 on PBS
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Skits in this Episode: "Point of View" Cris talks about changing your point of view to introduce the next segment. "Clowning Around" In this sketch, a clown has to move from the outer ring to the center platform of the circus floor, without touching the ground. He must use two wooden boards, each of which are 6 1/2 feet long, to reach the platform, which is seven feet away, and the boards must not touch the ground. After examining the problem, the clown succeds, but falls onto the ground anyway. "Person on the Street" Square One TV's roving reporter asks this question of people on the street: What is a palindrome? After several attempts, one person finally guesses that a palindrome is a word or phrase that reads the same backwards and forwards, and then a woman points out that this can also apply to numbers. "Palindrome" A musical number. The vocalist (Arthur Howard) sings about palindromic numbers and how to reach them by reversing and adding. He goes from a tango to a waltz to a disco beat. (Note: This segment first appeared in Episode 112. "Animation - Palindromes" When 67 is reversed, the number 76 is added to 67 to get 143. That number is reversed and the answer is 341, which is added to 143 to get a palindrome - 484. This process is done with 68-68 + 86 is 154, 154 + 451 = 605, 605 + 506 = 1111. "The Groaning Wall" Harry Blackstone tells jokes with Luisa, Cris, and Reg. "Backstage with Blackstone" After flipping a deck of cards, Blackstone asks Luisa to cut the cards in half. Then he asks her to count the cards taken off the deck and take that number of cards from the cards she cut. Then, Blackstone has Cris memorize the card at the bottom of the selected pack as the deck is reassembled, and gives Luisa a list of magic phrases. He then spells the chosen phrase one card at a time and finds the selected card! It's because by cutting the deck about halfway, there would be about 26 cards and by subtracting the digits, there would be 18 cards left. Then each magic phrase has 18 letters, so the chosen card would be on the last letter. "Zero Cones" Three blue negative cones run into three positive orange cones. One by one, each pair of plus and minus cones gets flushed through the ground, leaving -3 + 3 = 0 "Mathnet: The Trial of George Frankly Part 4" In Court, the witnesses (the bank teller, the customer before "George," and the bank president) all swear that they saw George rob the bank and get into his car afterward. George proves inefficient in representing himself, and the prosecutor is too zealous to have George proven guilty. Luckily, the tape of the robbery gets broken by the careless bailiff, and the pilot from Fishmonger airlines, Wiley Monger, is called in to prove George's innocence. Wiley, however, proves it would be possible for George to have been flown to the mainland from 7:45 AM to 8:15, and with the Three hours it takes to drive to Los Angeles, George would have arrived in time to rob the bank. The pilot then claims he flew George to the mainland and saw him drive to L. A.. Knowing the pilot is lying, Kate demands that George give her the weather information in the Great North Woods for the day of the robbery, but George is nervous, fearing he'll be convicted.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)

James Karen

James Karen

Prosecutor

Guest Star

Gary Pagett

Gary Pagett

Wiley Monger

Guest Star

Wayne Grace

Wayne Grace

Bailiff

Guest Star

Jim Thurman

Jim Thurman

Mathman's Instructor, Glitch, Minor Character Voices

Recurring Role

Harry Blackstone

Harry Blackstone

Himself

Recurring Role

William Windom

William Windom

Judge Hoffman

Recurring Role

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