Square One TV - Season 2

PBS (ended 1992)

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• Episode 240
Episode 40
11/11/88
6.0
• Episode 239
Episode 39
11/10/88
0.0
• Episode 238
Episode 38
11/9/88
0.0
• Episode 237
Episode 37
11/8/88
0.0
• Episode 236
Episode 36
11/7/88
0.0
• Episode 235
Episode 35
11/4/88
0.0
• Episode 234
Episode 34
11/3/88
0.0
"Dirk Niblick: Go West Young Mathematician, Part 1" Repeat of a sketch first aired in Episode 212. "Animation: Hexagons and Six-Pointed Stars" Repeat of a sketch first aired in Episode 115. "Dirk Niblick: Go West Young Mathematician, Part 2" Repeat of a sketch first aired in Episode 212. "Mathman Sabotaged" Repeat of a sketch first aired in Episode 149. "Stick Puzzle 1" Alison Smith asks, "How many squares do you see in this puzzle?" "Dggieweight Championship" Repeat of a sketch first aired in Episode 150. "Stick Puzzle 2" Alison Smith challenges viewers to move four sticks from the current arrangement and have three squares all the same size with none left over. "Mathnet: Case of the Willing Parrot Part 4" Repeat of a mystery first aired in Episode 204.moreless
• Episode 233
Episode 33
11/2/88
0.0
• Episode 232
Episode 32
11/1/88
0.0
• Episode 231
Episode 31
10/31/88
0.0
• Episode 230
Episode 30
10/28/88
0.0
• Episode 229
Episode 29
10/27/88
0.0
• Episode 228
Episode 28
10/26/88
0.0
• Episode 227
Episode 27
10/25/88
0.0
• Episode 226
Episode 26
10/24/88
0.0
• Episode 225
Episode 25
10/21/88
0.0
• Episode 224
Episode 24
10/20/88
0.0
• Episode 223
Episode 23
10/19/88
0.0
"Backstage With Blackstone" Six cards and dice provide a lesson in parity "Positives and Negatives Battle" The first battle in the war between the Positives and Negatives -3 +5 = 2. It's the only time the Positives win a battle. Repeat of a segment first shown in Episode 121. "Music Video: Triangle Song" A song about various types of triangles. "Triple Play" Matthew and Jamie compete in this Square One TV game show. "Person on the Street" A recycled segment asks people what a hypotenuse is. Mathnet: The Case of the Missing Air, Part 3moreless
• Episode 222
Episode 22
10/18/88
0.0
• Episode 221
Episode 21
10/17/88
0.0
• Episode 220
Episode 20
10/14/88
0.0
• Episode 219
Episode 19
10/13/88
0.0
• Episode 218
Episode 18
10/12/88
0.0
Skits include, but are not limited to: "Dirk Niblick caper" (presumed pilot) "2001" (repeat of a segment first aired in Episode 136) "Perpendicular Lines" (repeat of a segment first aired in Episode 151) "Mathnet: The View from the Rear Terrace, Part 3"
• Episode 217
Episode 17
10/11/88
0.0
Skits in this episode Include, But Are Not Limited To: "Dirk Niblick: Mall or Nothing At Mall, Part 1" "Close Call" "Mathnet: The View from the Rear Terrace, Part 2"
• Episode 216
Episode 16
10/10/88
0.0
• Episode 215
Episode 15
10/7/88
0.0
• Episode 214
Episode 14
10/6/88
0.0
• Episode 213
Episode 13
10/5/88
10
Skits in this Episode Included: "Dirk Niblick Tease" "Music Video: Angle Dance" "Triple Play" "Mathman-Parallelograms" "Your Head" "Mathnet: The Case of the Deceptive Data, Part 3"
• Episode 212
Episode 12
10/4/88
0.0
• Episode 211
Episode 11
10/3/88
0.0
• Episode 210
Episode 10
9/30/88
0.0
Skits in this episode: "Phoner" "Dirk's Mother's Number Pattern" "Backstage with Blackstone" "International House of Bologna" "Mathman" :Mathnet: The Case of the Great Car Robbery, Part 5"
• Episode 209
Episode 9
9/29/88
0.0
Skits in this episode included: "Dirk Niblick: The Lint Trap, Part 1" Fluff and Fold Noodleman have part time jobs at a laundromat. The owner tries to shortchange them at payday. "Count On It" Repeat of a music video first aired in Episode 103. "Dirk Niblick: The Lint Trap, Part 2" Dirk Niblick confronts the owner of the laundromat. It's not enough, Dirk says, to pay Fluff and Fold for just the full hours they put in, when the half-hours count just as much. "Animation: Spot the Hexagons" Where can you see the hexagons in this sequence? "Piece of the Pie" This time, Cris asks two teams to name something you do when you are bored. Contestants are to match the survey. "Cabot & Marshmallow" Repeat of a sketch first aired in Episode 119. "Mathnet: Case of the Great Car Robbery, Part 4" Nobody can find the stolen cars. Perhaps, Kate and George believe, they have been exported illegally. They ask the Chief Wharfinger, who insists no large shipments of cars have passed through Los Angeles Harbor.moreless
• Episode 208
Episode 8
9/28/88
0.0
Skits include: Triple Play" This Square One TV game show involving connecting numbers on a board pits Liz against Ryan. "Dirk Niblick" Dirk gets a call from his chatty mother about using Graphs. "Oops!: Fractions" A new installment shows how to properly add fractions, demonstrating a common mistake and then the right way to do it. "Common Multiple Man" Repeat of a segment first used in Episode 121. "Mathman" Mathman is ordered to eat only Pentagons. They could be concave as well as convex. Archimedes Beverly Mickens sings this Exclusive Music Video from the album Heads by Amber. Mathnet: "The Case of the Great Car Robbery, Part 3" The Mathnetters are deeply involved in this baffling case in the third installment. Debbie has classified that most of the stolen cars are Cadillacs and Lincolns. In addition, the majority of stolen cars were built earlier than 1975 and later than 1984. Kate and George consult with famed local car dealer Art Fraud. He, too, has felt the crunch of the Great Car Robbery, as more and more Angelinos have been buying cars to replace their stolen ones. Fraud tells Kate and George that cars were heavier before 1975 and after 1984.moreless
• Episode 207
Episode 7
9/27/88
0.0
Skits in this Episode: "Dirk Niblick Tease" "Backstage With Blackstone - Trail" "Square One Squares" "Mathman - Multiples of 5" "Dancing to Health and Back" "Mathnet: The Case of Great Car Robbery - Part 2"
• Episode 206
Episode 6
9/26/88
0.0
"The Lint Trap" The first part of a Dirk Niblick case. "Mathman" Mathman must eat fractions greater than 1, and wins a free game for succeeding. "To Heck and Back Part Two" The second part of a Dirk Niblick case. "Close Call" An installment of this Square One TV game show involving estimation. "Animation" 4 glasses are each filled 1/3 of the way. One by one a cup is poured into the succeeding cup, showing that 4/3 = 1 1/3, and that's more than one. "Prime Numbers" The Jets perform in this exclusive music video. "Animation - Prime Numbers" To reinforce this concept, an animation on prime numbers follows the music video. "Square One Puzzler" This segment asks viewers to figure out how many rectangles really are in a given grid. "Mathnet: The Case of the Great Car Robbery, Part One" Thousands of cars are being stolen off the L.A. streets, and very few are returning. The Mathnetters must get to the bottom of this puzzling case.moreless
• Episode 205
Episode 5
9/23/88
0.0
Dirk Niblick does an opening tease hinting of Blackstone's imminent appearance. Mathman must eat numbers that are two More Than a Multiple of five. Backstage with Blackstone: a trick with five envelopes Dweezil Zappa remembers how he learned of Combinatorics Exclusive Music Video: Tempestt Bledsoe sings Time Keeper Commercial: Pie Chart Mathnet: The Case of the Willing Parrot, Part 5moreless
• Episode 204
Episode 4
9/22/88
0.0
Skits in this episode included, but were not limited to: "Triple Play" A repeating game show on the series, in which the object is to gain three numbers on the board that form an equilateral triangle when the segments between them are connected. "Dirk Niblick - The Case of the Illegal Lawyer - Part 2" Siblings Fluff and Fold Noodleman are told by lawyer Morley Corrupt that their late uncle promised Fluff 1/2 of his estate and Fold 1/4 of the estate. Morley then informs them that he keeps the rest of the money and that Fluff and Fold will recieve 2/6, or 1/3 of the inheritance. Fluff and Fold suspect something and tell Dirk Niblick about it. The show announcer discusses the equeation 1/2 + 1/4 = 2/6 and asks viewers "what's wrong with this picture?" "Phone Call" Cast member Cynthia Darlow receives a call about a math problem-add five, multiply by two, subtract 8, divide by two, and the answer will always be one. "Dirk Niblick - The Case of the Illegal Lawyer - Part 2" Dirk points out that 1/2 + 1/4 does not equal 1/3, because 1/2 itself is larger than 1/3. Fluff and Fold's real share is 3/4. "Groaning Wall" (The full version of a sketch that appeared previously in 113) Cast members come through geometrically shaped doors in a wall and tell jokes, such as, "What has three feet but cannot walk? A Yard!" and "How do you make a seven even? You take off the s"moreless
• Episode 203
Episode 3
9/21/88
0.0
"Backstage with Blackstone" Famous magician Harry Blackstone demonstrates a trick with a number grid. "Dirk Niblick Quickie" Everyone's favorite animated math advocate reminds viewers that another epiosde of Mathnet will be on shortly. Piece of the Pie This recurring game show of Seasons 2 and 3 combines elements of Family Feud and old Jack Barry-Dan Enright game shows Hot Potato and Play the Percentages. Asked the question, "What do parents tell kids not to waste?", teams of three kids huddle to find answers that made the survey. "Combo Jombo" A new music video features Regina singing about combinatorics "Mathman" Mathman is instructed to eat only Square Numbers, in other words, numbers that can be made by multiplying two of the same number, such as 4 * 4 = 16. "Mathnet: The Case of the Willing Parrot, Part 3" George finds the missing parrot by uttering the numbers "1, 1, 2, 3," a fibonacci sequence the parrot has become familiar with. It's a link toward finding the treasure of Fatty Tissue.moreless
• Episode 202
Episode 2
9/20/88
0.0
Skits in this Episode: "Dirk Niblick Tease" "Exclusive Music Video: Estimation" "Close Call: Premiere" "Animation: Times 0" "Spot the Quadrilaterals" "Mathman: A New Season" "Mathnet: The Case of the Willing Parrot, Part 2"
• Episode 201
Episode 1
9/19/88
0.0
Skits in this Episode Included: "Square One Squares" An early form version of the game that would later be known on the show as "Square One Challenge." Contestants Michelle and Diana try to guess whether two of the show's regular cast members are telling the truth about something mathematical or bluffing. Unlike in later versions of the game, in any particular problem, one of them is bluffing and the other is telling the truth. (Whereas with the later versions, both could be bluffing or both could be telling the truth.) The contestants are awarded points based on their guesses and the one of the most points gets great Square One TV merchandise and bragging rights and the winner gets other Square One TV merchandise. "Dirk Niblick" A Dirk Niblick episode in which the theme is "You can fool most of the people most of the time." Season Two of Square One TV introduced lyrics for Dirk Niblick's theme song, lyrics that were only included in the Season Two episodes of Dirk. This segment finds Dirk's neighbor, Mr. Beasley, looking to buy a new car. He comes across a slick dealership who is offering a 30% off sale. What Mr. Beasley doesn't know, though, is that this dealership is doing some funny math by giving three 10% discounts only on particular features of the car and claiming that they add up to 30%. Dirk Niblick exposes the truth, that not only does 10% off + 10% off + 10% off not add up to 30% off, but that the discounts are even more worthless if they don't apply to the entire \$10,000 price of the car. "One Billion is Big" The Fat Boys do another music video about one billion, which is a million times a thousand. They compare a million to a thousand. "Animation" A pattern of equations is shown: 3 * 37 = 111 6 * 37 = 222 9 * 37 = 333 12 * 37 = 444 ? * 37 = 555 What number times 37 equals 555? "Mathnet: The Case of the Willing Parrot Part 1" The first of five parts of the Mathnet series, "The Case of the Willing Parrot." In this segment, a boy calls George and Kate complaining of strange noises in his household. When George and Kate first come to investigate, they can't find anything wrong. But after hearing the strange noises themselves, they make a determination: they're simply the wind.moreless