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Square Pegs – ‘It’s Academical’ – Part Two

Here’s part one! PART TWO We left off with our quiz-show team chosen three: Muffy, Larry Simpson, and Patty, and we can already see there are going to be competitive issues between Muffy and Patty for Larry’s love and adoration. … Continue reading

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The Square Pegs Pilot: In Hot Pursuit of Popularity and Larry Simpson- Part Two

We left off at the halfway mark, after Patty fills Lauren in on the most amazing experience of her life – “fainting on Larry Simpson”. She can be forgiven for exaggerating. She is 14.

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The Square Pegs Pilot: In Hot Pursuit of Popularity and Larry Simpson – Part One

Square Pegs opens with a collage-style credit-sequence, with flashing images of various high school scenes (unpopulated, in a kind of bleached-out color scheme): the biology lab, the library, the hallway, the bathroom … all with the frenzied voiceover of the … Continue reading

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Square Pegs: A Personal Reminiscence

Hard to believe that Square Pegs only ran for one season. It’s one of those glitches in the programming instinct of the powers-that-be that happens from time to time (I am thinking now of one of the heirs of Square … Continue reading

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Square Pegs: Jami Gertz as Muffy Tepperman

I had forgotten how funny she is in this. She’s funny in every line, every gesture. It is over-the-top old-movie-star Gloria Swanson behavior, all gesture and eyeball action, and it’s hilarious. For instance, in the pilot (you know, starring Ben … Continue reading

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The Square Pegs Opening: A Refresher Course

“Listen, I’ve got this whole high school thing psyched out. It all breaks down into cliques.” “Cliques?” “Yeah, you know – cliques. Little in groups of different kids. All we have to do is click with the right clique and … Continue reading

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Four Things

I can’t remember, first of all, where I found this – and I also can’t remember if I’ve done it or not. Oh well. This blog sucks. But it’s fun. Four things I f*cking hate: 1. Coconut/applesauce (right, Tom?) 2. … Continue reading

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TV: Childhood Favorites

It’s a grey day. Grey and windy. I’m going home to Rhode Island for the weekend. Can’t wait. Hanging out with the parents, hanging out with the sister, hanging out with the high school crowd. However – I am feeling … Continue reading

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