History Series / SquareOneTV

18th Mar '16 9:06:34 AM ZarbiNerada
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TemptingFate[=/=]PrideBeforeAFall: Does Mathman say "I'm smart!" before he's done? Then you can expect him to screw up within the next couple decisions.
31st Dec '15 7:01:26 PM BuddyBoy600alt
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Educational program, from the creators of ''Series/SesameStreet'', which originally ran on Creator/{{PBS}} from 1987 to 1992. ''Square One'' was a half-hour sketch show which featured music videos, game shows, animations and parodies of other popular television programs designed to teach UsefulNotes/{{mathematics}} to children. Ironically, ''Square One'' was often criticized for being too entertaining. Some people just couldn't believe that it was really possible for something that children actually enjoyed watching to be educational. It is also notable for the large amounts of ParentalBonus (often coming in the form of [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to the UsefulNotes/UniversityOfMichigan, where many of the creators matriculated). A number of shorts were the earliest projects for [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} Jumbo Pictures]].

to:

Educational program, from the creators of ''Series/SesameStreet'', which originally ran on Creator/{{PBS}} from 1987 to 1992. ''Square One'' was a half-hour sketch show which featured music videos, game shows, animations and parodies of other popular television programs designed to teach UsefulNotes/{{mathematics}} to children. Ironically, ''Square One'' One Television'' was often criticized for being too entertaining. Some people just couldn't believe that it was really possible for something that children actually enjoyed watching to be educational. It is also notable for the large amounts of ParentalBonus (often coming in the form of [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to the UsefulNotes/UniversityOfMichigan, where many of the creators matriculated). A number of shorts were the earliest projects for [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} Jumbo Pictures]].
6th Nov '15 4:44:23 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Ratings}}: Primarily the subject in an episode of ''Mathnet'' called "The Case of the Deceptive Data". Beloved children's programming host Mike Pliers ([=McLean=] Stevenson) lost his show due to poor ratings, which were more in favor of ''The Vicious Vinnie Vermin Show''. But it was later revealed that [[spoiler: the ratings were all a lie, that the people who allegedly watched Vinnie Vermin (Dick Sargent) were actually fans of Mike Pliers. To make matters worse, the ratings were tampered with by none other than Vinnie Vermin himself, who was actually a representative for the Hoover Ratings System named Wellworth Watching.]]
20th Oct '15 2:09:24 PM Cakeman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SwappedRoles: When Mathman is unable to play his mission (for example: Mathman is busy walking his dog), Mr. Glitch would substitute Mathman's mission.

to:

* SwappedRoles: When Mathman is unable to play his mission (for example: Mathman is busy walking his dog), Mr. Glitch would substitute Mathman's mission. In one episode where he needed to make an answer that was less than seven, he ended up being eaten by Mathman when he picked a zero.


Added DiffLines:

* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Averted when Mathman discusses using math when one would get a job. He talks too long explaining his reasoning for answering true and false questions which allows The Glitch to devour him.
12th Sep '15 8:16:33 AM randomsurfer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FreezeFrameBonus: Originally, the end of an episode of ''Mathnet'' showed a freeze-frame of the recently arrested criminal. This was later replaced with the criminal following around a little for the camera as the narrator was explaining what became of said criminal.
18th Aug '15 11:26:45 AM Vahanisback
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SameLanguageDub:
** In "The Case of the Willing Parrot" from ''Mathnet'', the voice of Sunshine the Talking Parrot, who played as Little Louie, was provided by Jim Thurman.
** One of the shows' recurring sketches was "Grown-Ups". In the sketch, kids would talk about how they were going to need math in the future, but their voices were provided by adult celebrities, by the likes of Ed Koch, Lawrence Taylor, Marv Albert, Robin Leach, James Earl Jones, and Joan Rivers. This was an in-story instance.
** In "The Case of the Calpurnian Kugel Caper" from ''Mathnet'', in some shots, you are looking at Peggy Shay, and hearing her voice. But in other shots, you are looking at her, and hearing her same-language-dubbed-in-post-production voice, which was provided by Jon Devries. Again, this was an in-story instance.
10th Jul '15 9:40:22 PM evknucklehead
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The judge takes it a step further by pronouncing it ka-RAAH-ma-zoff.
4th Jul '15 10:43:57 PM glickmam
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AsHimself: In ''Mathnet'', Sam and Steve, played by real life LAPD officers Sam Salazar and Steve Fellman.

to:

* AsHimself: In ''Mathnet'', Officers Sam and Steve, played by real life LAPD officers Sam Salazar and Steve Fellman.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 segment, they were always listed in the guest cast.
19th Jun '15 7:33:37 PM LordofDork
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** In the earlier seasons, Mathnet chief Thad Green (James Earl Jones, another [=UMich=] alum) has a Michigan pennant on his office wall.

to:

*** In the earlier seasons, Mathnet chief Thad Green (James Earl Jones, another also a [=UMich=] alum) has a Michigan pennant on his office wall.
19th Jun '15 7:33:04 PM LordofDork
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** In the earlier seasons, Mathnet chief Thad Green (James Earl Jones, another UMich alum) has a Michigan pennant on his office wall.

to:

*** In the earlier seasons, Mathnet chief Thad Green (James Earl Jones, another UMich [=UMich=] alum) has a Michigan pennant on his office wall.
This list shows the last 10 events of 66. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Series.SquareOneTV