Square One TV

Season 5 Episode 5

Episode 505

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Aired Unknown Sep 25, 1992 on PBS
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Skits in this Episode: "Mathcourt: Ice Cream Flavors" At the top of this installment of Square One TV's parody court show, the judge notices two people kissing in the spectators' seats. She tells them to stop the kissing, saying that there will be "no courting in this courtroom." Then, the case proceeds: an ice cream lady is on trial for a math crime. The district attorney accuses her of false advertising. Her advertising claims that using ten different flavors, she can create 100 different two dip ice cream cones. The district attorney contends that with ten ice cream flavors, she can only create 90 different flavors. He demonstrates, using a model. He shows that you can put one dip of any particular flavor on for the first dip and then make the second dip any of the other 9, making for 90 different flavors. The ice cream lady doesn't deny this. However, she says that there's something that the district attorney is missing and goes over to show him. She demonstrates that what the district attorney has said is true, however, she can also create ten additional cones, by making cones that have two dips of the same flavor. The shamed district attorney admits his mistake and the judge dismisses the case. "David Numberman: Sum is Always 65" In this segment of Square One TV's parody of the The Late Show With David Letterman, a guest demonstrates a math trick in with the sum of the numbers always ends up being 65. "Mathnet: The Case of the Mystery Weekend Part 5" Detectives Pat Tuesday and George Frankly are seemingly the only people left in a mansion called "Wit's End" They had originally come believing that they were attending a mystery weekend, but eventually learned that they had made a wrong turn. At the top of this episode, they're trying to figure out what could have happened to the guests that have gone missing. As they ponder this, they consider a schematic of the rooms that the guests were in. George notices something: the sizes of the various rooms are different. Pat and George realize that there could very well be secret passages and staircases connecting the various rooms. The two also notice something else. Each time one of the guests went missing, a Statue of Blind Justice disappeared from a shelf where they were all kept. At the end of the last episode, there were zero remaining. But now, there are two. They both realize that they're in great danger. The two decide to reinvestigate the possiblity that Peeved the butler may be responsible for the disappearances. George goes to check out the situation himself. But when George doesn't return, Pat goes to check Peeved's room and finds it empty. She starts searching around when somebody approaches her from behind. She thinks at first that it's George, playing a joke. But it's actually Peeved. The butler really did do it. Peeved chases Pat around, trying to catch her, while Pat does anything to escape, such as running around tables and turning over chairs. While doing this, she engages Peeved in conversation. She learns that he hates math and was the court stenographer for each of the trials in which they were all found innocent. He, however, believes that they were guilty, but were let go because they tricked their respective juries with mathematics. He's not actually the butler of the household, he's actually the owner. He named the mansion "Wit's End" because he's been at his wit's end ever since he left the courts. Eventually, while Pat is trying to escape, she's grabbed into a closet. It's by George. He's been in secret passageways, listening to her conversation with Peeved the whole time. The entire house is wired for sound. He shows Pat a sound system and explains that the screams they heard when guests disappeared were all tape recordings. Wondering where Peeved has gotten off to, they turn a knob on the sound system marked "Dungeon." They hear Peeved banging a gavel. He says that the "Court of Last Resort" is now in session and that justice will be done. He then proceeds to tell the imprisoned guests that their claims of innocence are trickery and deceit and that as punishment they'll be spending time at Wit's End, doing "community service." However, the only person who'll be doing any "community service" (jailtime) is Peeved. Pat sneaks up and captures him from behind. The guests are all freed and the police are called to take care of Peeved.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    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)

    Jim Thurman

    Jim Thurman

    Mathman's Instructor, Glitch, Minor Character Voices

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      • Mathnet Announcer: (with "Over the Rainbow" being played in the background) Peeved the butler was tried in Sullivan County in and for the state of New York and found guilty of a 135.20: kidnapping in the first degree, a 195.00: official misconduct and a 120.15: menacing. He went to state prison, where he learned to love mathematics, teaches it to others and has become an advisor to a television show called Square One TV.

      • Peeved: Mathematics again? Trickery and deceit! I'll have none of it. You are both guilty and will spend the next seven years at Wit's End, doing community service. ... I think it is becoming clear, my dear criminals, that we live in a land of laws, not of mathematics.

      • Peeved: Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, the Court of Last Resort is in session. All who have business in front of me shall rise. Justice will now be done.

      • Peeved: You will join the others, my little mathematician.
        Pat: Mathematician? (laughs nervously) I bet you say that to all the girls. You're into math?
        Peeved: I hate math! I hate it! That's why the others are here, because of math.
        Pat: You hate math? (laughs nervously again) Is that so? Perhaps you'd like to talk about it?
        Peeved: The others are all guilty of crimes, but they were let go because of mathematics.

      • Judge O'Crater: Stop that kissing. There will be no kissing in my chambers. This court does not condone courting. If you must court, then go play tennis, or basketball.

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