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Square Pegs 

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Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson, two awkward teenage girls, are desperate to fit in at Weemawee High School.

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Anne Beatts
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1983   1982  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sarah Jessica Parker ...  Patty Greene 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Amy Linker ...  Lauren Hutchinson 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Merritt Butrick ...  Johnny Slash 20 episodes, 1982-1983
John Femia ...  Marshall Blechtman 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Tracy Nelson ...  Jennifer DiNuccio 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Jami Gertz ...  Muffy Tepperman 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Claudette Wells ...  LaDonna Fredericks 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Jon Caliri ...  Vinnie Pasetta 20 episodes, 1982-1983
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Storyline

Welcome to Weemawee High School, where being in the right clique can make one's years in school memorable. Enter Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson, two freshman who tried hard to be accepted into these cliques. The only problem was they stood out like sore thumbs. Patty was brainy and wore glasses, and Lauren was overweight and had braces. Thankfully, two other "square pegs" accepted them. They came in the form of aspiring comedian Marshall Blechtman and New Wave rocker Johnny Ulasewicz (aka Johnny Slash). Still, Lauren and Patty wanted to be in with the cool kids who came in the form of Jennifer DeNuccio, a wanna-be Valley Girl; LaDonna Fredericks, the hippest black girl in Weemawee High; Jennifer's boyfriend Vinnie Pasetta, a John Travolta carbon copy; and Muffy Tepperman, who joined anything from JV pep squad to science fair organizer. Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

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high school | sitcom | See All (2) »

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You know the feeling. The awkwardness, the tender times, the silly moments of being fourteen and not quite sure you've got what it takes to be popular. That's what Square Pegs is all about. Join Patty and Lauren in the sights, sounds and songs of growing up in the 80's.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G
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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zero in condotta See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Embassy Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(20 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Amy Linker had to wear fake braces and a fat suit for her role as Lauren Hutchinson. See more »

Quotes

Lauren Hutchinson: [during opening credits] Listen, I've got this whole high school thing psyched out. It all breaks down into cliques.
Patty Greene: Cliques?
Lauren Hutchinson: Yeah, you know, cliques; little in-groups of different kids. All we have to do is click with the right clique and we can finally have a social life that's worthy of us.
Patty Greene: No way! Not even with CLEAVAGE!
Lauren Hutchinson: I told ya. This year we're gonna be POPULAR!
Patty Greene: Yeah?
Lauren Hutchinson: Yeah. Even if it kills us!
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Featured in America's Teenagers Growing Up on Television (1998) See more »

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Square Pegs
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totally typical teen TV
21 June 2003 | by k-karpinskiSee all my reviews

One of my fave' episodes was "Halloween XII" where the heavy breathing of Vinnie's was typical prankishness of him as was his heavy breathing phone call to the teacher's house where the girls were having their party.


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