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28th Oct '17 7:06:45 AM TroperNo9001
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: George Frankly, and to a lesser extent, Kate Monday of Mathnet. Considering the show was aimed at kids, it's to be expected.
7th Oct '17 7:44:00 PM glickmam
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* ClearMyName: George Frankly in "The Trial of George Frankly" when he's accused of robbing a bank, and Pat Tuesday, when she's accused of stealing jewelry.
* ClearTheirName: Kate Monday's old college friend, Eve Adams, when she's accused of kidnapping.

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* ClearMyName: George Frankly in "The Trial of George Frankly" when he's accused of robbing a bank, and Pat Tuesday, in "The Case of the Galling Stones", when she's accused of stealing jewelry.
* ClearTheirName: In Kate Monday's old college friend, Eve Adams, in "The Case of the Unkidnapping", who's also an aspiring actress, when she's accused of kidnapping.kidnapping veteran theatre star Lauren Bacchanal, whom she had been acting with and understudying in the in-show musical "Anything Went", which Ms. Bacchanal had been starring in and producing as well. [[spoiler: In reality, Ms. Bacchanal actually faked the kidnapping because she wanted the show to close in order to [[SpringtimeForHitler avoid having to pay investors and pocket the unused funds]] and Ms. Adams was getting such rave reviews for her performance that it was putting a monkey wrench into Ms. Bacchanal's plans.]]
29th Sep '17 10:03:09 AM DoubleU
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* ChekhovsGun: In part one of the Mathnet story arc The View from the Rear Terrace, George gets Kate a model airplane, to help her cope with having a broken leg. In part five, [[spoiler: George talks Kate into using it to save her life]].
20th Sep '17 2:46:03 PM glickmam
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* FakeGuestStar: In the L.A. era of ''Mathnet'', Officers Sam and Steve, played by Sam Salazar and Steve Fellman. Despite appearing in every Los Angeles story[[note]]usually at the end, where they would be shown taking whoever happened to be the VillainOfTheWeek into custody, but they would sometimes appear earlier in the story as well[[/note]] they were always listed in the guest cast. Also overlaps with CastTheExpert, as both men were actual police officers working for the LAPD at the time.

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* FakeGuestStar: In the L.A. era of ''Mathnet'', Officers Sam and Steve, played by Sam Salazar and Steve Fellman. Despite appearing in every Los Angeles story[[note]]usually at the end, where they would be shown taking whoever happened to be the VillainOfTheWeek into custody, but they would sometimes appear earlier in the story as well[[/note]] they were always listed in the guest cast. Also overlaps with CastTheExpert, as both men were actual police officers working for the LAPD at the time.
4th Sep '17 3:59:38 PM glickmam
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* ShowWithinAShow: Many of the game shows depicted were essentially clones of other popular game shows, given a mathematical twist, such as ''Series/FamilyFeud'' ("Piece of the Pie"), ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' ("Square One Squares"), ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' ("Close Call"), ''VideoGame/PacMan'' ("Mathman") and others. While some of the parodied game shows remained mock parodies, many of them were actual mini-game shows in their own right, using actual child contestants and even awarding small prizes with the show's branding.

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* ShowWithinAShow: Many of the game shows depicted were essentially clones of other popular game shows, given a mathematical twist, such as ''Series/FamilyFeud'' ("Piece of the Pie"), ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' ("Square One Squares"), ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' ("Close Call"), ''VideoGame/PacMan'' ("Mathman") and others. While some of the parodied game shows remained mock parodies, many of them were actual mini-game shows in their own right, using actual child contestants and even awarding small prizes with the show's branding. In addition, they would also always be hosted and announced by the regular ''Square One TV'' cast members using their real names, as opposed to using fake names that they would use in sketches in which they were playing fictional characters.
4th Sep '17 3:40:10 PM glickmam
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* AsHimself: In the L.A. era of ''Mathnet'', Officers Sam and Steve, played by Sam Salazar and Steve Fellman. Also overlaps with CastTheExpert, as both men were actual police officers working for the LAPD at the time, as well as FakeGuestStar, as despite appearing in every Los Angeles story[[note]]usually at the end, where they would be shown taking whoever happened to be the VillainOfTheWeek into custody, but they would sometimes appear earlier in the story as well[[/note]] they were always listed in the guest cast.


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* FakeGuestStar: In the L.A. era of ''Mathnet'', Officers Sam and Steve, played by Sam Salazar and Steve Fellman. Despite appearing in every Los Angeles story[[note]]usually at the end, where they would be shown taking whoever happened to be the VillainOfTheWeek into custody, but they would sometimes appear earlier in the story as well[[/note]] they were always listed in the guest cast. Also overlaps with CastTheExpert, as both men were actual police officers working for the LAPD at the time.
4th Sep '17 3:37:53 PM glickmam
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* AdvertisedExtra: Despite Los Angeles Mathnet boss Chief Thad Green making very few in person appearances, his actor, Creator/JamesEarlJones, was always billed in the main cast alongside Beverly Leech (Sgt. Kate Monday), Joe Howard (Det. George Frankly), and Mary Watson (Technical Analyst Debbie Williams). Unlike other instances of this trope, however, this generally only occurred in story arcs that Jones was actually appearing in. Similarly, in the New York era, despite New York Mathnet boss Captain Joe Greco making only slightly more in person appearances than Green did, his actor, Emilio Del Pozo, was always billed in the main cast alongside Beverly Leech, Toni Di Buono (Sgt. Pat Tuesday) when Leech left, Joe Howard, and Bari K. Willerford (Officer Benny Pill).

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* AdvertisedExtra: Despite Los Angeles Mathnet boss Chief Thad Green making very few in person appearances, his actor, Creator/JamesEarlJones, was always billed in the main cast alongside Beverly Leech (Sgt. Kate Monday), Joe Howard (Det. George Frankly), and Mary Watson (Technical Analyst Debbie Williams). Unlike other instances of this trope, however, this generally only occurred in story arcs that Jones was actually appearing in. Similarly, in the New York era, despite New York Mathnet boss Captain Joe Greco making only slightly more in person appearances than Green did, his actor, Emilio Del Pozo, was always billed in the main cast alongside Beverly Leech, Toni Di Buono (Sgt. Pat Tuesday) when Leech left, Joe Howard, and Bari K. Willerford (Officer Benny Pill). Again, this generally only occurred in story arcs that Del Pozo was appearing in.
4th Sep '17 3:37:04 PM glickmam
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* AdvertisedExtra: Despite Mathnet boss [[DaChief Chief Thad Green]] making very few in person appearances, his actor, Creator/JamesEarlJones, was always billed in the main cast alongside Beverly Leech (Sgt. Kate Monday), Joe Howard (Det. George Frankly), and Mary Watson (Technical Analyst Debbie Williams). Unlike other instances of this trope, however, this generally only occurred in story arcs that Jones was actually appearing in.

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* AdvertisedExtra: Despite Los Angeles Mathnet boss [[DaChief Chief Thad Green]] Green making very few in person appearances, his actor, Creator/JamesEarlJones, was always billed in the main cast alongside Beverly Leech (Sgt. Kate Monday), Joe Howard (Det. George Frankly), and Mary Watson (Technical Analyst Debbie Williams). Unlike other instances of this trope, however, this generally only occurred in story arcs that Jones was actually appearing in. Similarly, in the New York era, despite New York Mathnet boss Captain Joe Greco making only slightly more in person appearances than Green did, his actor, Emilio Del Pozo, was always billed in the main cast alongside Beverly Leech, Toni Di Buono (Sgt. Pat Tuesday) when Leech left, Joe Howard, and Bari K. Willerford (Officer Benny Pill).
4th Sep '17 3:30:45 PM glickmam
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* [[AbnormalAmmo Abnormal Weapon]]: Mathnetters Kate Monday, George Frankly, and Pat Tuesday on ''Mathnet'' carry calculators as their primary weapons, instead of handguns (and may wield them in such a way). Averted, however, with [[DaChief Captain Joe Greco]] and Benny Pill in the New York era, as they wielded (but never fired) actual guns to apprehend suspects.

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* [[AbnormalAmmo Abnormal Weapon]]: AbnormalAmmo: Mathnetters Kate Monday, George Frankly, and Pat Tuesday on ''Mathnet'' carry calculators as their primary weapons, instead of handguns (and may wield them in such a way). Averted, however, with [[DaChief Captain Joe Greco]] and Benny Pill in the New York era, as they wielded (but never fired) actual guns to apprehend suspects.suspects.
* AdvertisedExtra: Despite Mathnet boss [[DaChief Chief Thad Green]] making very few in person appearances, his actor, Creator/JamesEarlJones, was always billed in the main cast alongside Beverly Leech (Sgt. Kate Monday), Joe Howard (Det. George Frankly), and Mary Watson (Technical Analyst Debbie Williams). Unlike other instances of this trope, however, this generally only occurred in story arcs that Jones was actually appearing in.
4th Sep '17 3:23:04 PM glickmam
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original pilot for ''Mathnet'', the shows' most popular segment, was titled "The Problem of the Missing Baseball". It had a different opening title sequence, a different actress playing the head of their computer division, and, among other differences, was exactly like ''Dragnet'', from the setting, to the rapid-changing close-ups during a conversation. It was filmed in one week in August 1985. [[note]]Each episode ended with a bumper that said "Mathnet Founded 1985: To Cogitate and to Solve." 1985 represented the year the pilot episode was filmed.[[/note]] It was also the shortest ''Mathnet'' episode ever, at just under 33 minutes in length. The longest one was "Despair in Monterey Bay", at just under 87 minutes in length.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original pilot for ''Mathnet'', the shows' most popular segment, was titled "The Problem of the Missing Baseball". It had a different opening title sequence, a different actress playing Ginnie Carlson as the head Mathnet duo's technical analyst instead of their computer division, regular technical analyst Debbie Williams, and, among other differences, was exactly like ''Dragnet'', from the setting, to the rapid-changing close-ups during a conversation. It was filmed in one week in August 1985. [[note]]Each episode ended with a bumper that said "Mathnet Founded 1985: To Cogitate and to Solve." 1985 represented the year the pilot episode was filmed.[[/note]] It was also the shortest ''Mathnet'' episode ever, at just under 33 minutes in length. The longest one was "Despair in Monterey Bay", at just under 87 minutes in length.
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