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Recurring animated segments featured Mathman (an affectionate parody of VideoGame/PacMan in a Wolverines helmet, who existed to demonstrate common mathematical errors, and who would be eaten by his nemesis, Mr. Glitch, in a truly freaky FamilyUnfriendlyDeath for getting answers wrong) and Dirk Niblick of the Math Brigade (a WesternAnimation/RogerRamjet-like character [who even shared Ramjet's voice actor, Gary Owens; his animator, Fred Crippen, and his creator-writer, Jim Thurman] on the far shallow end of the BadassNormal scale, who uses his skills in math to help his friends and defeat scam artists). ''Every'' episode ended with part of a five-part "Mathnet" story (featuring a supposed "Mathnet" wing of the Los Angeles, and later New York, Police Department, whose members would use their skills in mathematics to solve crimes). "Mathnet" was particularly filled with Parental Bonuses (largely due to it being a parody of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'') to the extent that collections of each serial were run in prime time on various PBS stations.

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Recurring animated segments featured Mathman (an affectionate parody of VideoGame/PacMan in a Wolverines helmet, who existed to demonstrate common mathematical errors, and who would be eaten by his nemesis, Mr. Glitch, in a truly freaky FamilyUnfriendlyDeath for getting answers wrong) and Dirk Niblick of the Math Brigade (a WesternAnimation/RogerRamjet-like character [who even shared Ramjet's voice actor, Gary Owens; his animator, Fred Crippen, and his creator-writer, Jim Thurman] on the far shallow end of the BadassNormal scale, who uses his skills in math to help his friends and defeat scam artists). ''Every'' episode ended with part of a five-part "Mathnet" story (featuring a supposed "Mathnet" wing of the Los Angeles, and later New York, Police Department, whose members members, Sgt. Kate Monday (later replaced by Sgt. Pat Tuesday) and Det. George Frankly, would use their skills in mathematics to solve crimes). "Mathnet" was particularly filled with Parental Bonuses (largely due to it being a parody of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'') to the extent that collections of each serial were run in prime time on various PBS stations.


* ClearTheirName: 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 veteran theatre star [[Creator/LaurenBacall Lauren Bacchanal]], whom she had been acting with and understudying in the in-show musical [[Theatre/AnythingGoes "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.]]

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* ClearTheirName: 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 veteran theatre star [[Creator/LaurenBacall Lauren Bacchanal]], whom she had been acting with and understudying in the in-show musical [[Theatre/AnythingGoes "Anything Went"]], which Ms. Bacchanal had been starring in and producing as well. [[spoiler: In reality, however, 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.]]


Educational program from the creators of ''Series/SesameStreet'', the Children's Television Workshop, which originally ran on Creator/{{PBS}} from 1987 to 1992. ''Square One Television'' 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 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]].

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Educational program from the creators of ''Series/SesameStreet'', the Children's Television Workshop, Creator/SesameWorkshop, which originally ran on Creator/{{PBS}} from 1987 to 1992. ''Square One Television'' 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 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]].

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* DullSurprise: Mr. Glitch's reaction in one ''Mathman'' sketch when the square Mathman eats is judged a rectangle, against Mr. Glitch's skepticism.
-->'''Mr. Glitch''': Huh. So it is...


* RealJokeName: Doctor Mal Practice from ''General Mathpital''.

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* RealJokeName: KlutzTheSurgeon: Doctor Mal Practice from ''General Mathpital''.



* 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.

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* TalkingIsAFreeAction:
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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.


* RealJokeName: Doctor Mal Practice from ''General Mathpital''.

to:

* RealJokeName: KlutzTheSurgeon: Doctor Mal Practice from ''General Mathpital''.



* 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.

to:

* TalkingIsAFreeAction:
**
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.


* RealJokeName: Doctor Mal Practice from ''General Mathpital''.

to:

* RealJokeName: KlutzTheSurgeon: Doctor Mal Practice from ''General Mathpital''.



* 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.

to:

* TalkingIsAFreeAction:
**
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.


* RealJokeName: Doctor Mal Practice from ''General Mathpital''.

to:

* RealJokeName: KlutzTheSurgeon: Doctor Mal Practice from ''General Mathpital''.



* 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.

to:

* TalkingIsAFreeAction:
**
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.


* RealJokeName: Doctor Mal Practice from ''General Mathpital''.

to:

* RealJokeName: KlutzTheSurgeon: Doctor Mal Practice from ''General Mathpital''.



* 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.

to:

* TalkingIsAFreeAction:
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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.

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