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Each episode brings some new fresh hell for Patty and Lauren, but also some hope that their fortunes will somehow change and their stock will rise (in the pilot episode, Patty impresses a "stone fox" upperclassman, and in another, she's Vinnie's leading lady in the Chorus Line-inspired school musical, "A Cafeteria Line"). Until then, cup size may trump IQ, but friendship will trump popularity. Weemawee High School appears to be based in New York, but everything else about the show is totally Los Angeles, from, like, Jennifers Valley Girl-speak to an appearance in one episode by Steve Sax and the Dodgers. The laugh track is as lame and half-hearted as the one employed by SCTV, but the shows left of center spirit shines through. Two standout episodes feature, respectively, Bill Murray (Beatts former National Lampoon and <>SNL colleague) as an unorthodox substitute teacher, and Devo, who performs at Muffys New Wave Bat Mitzvah. And thats Wally Cleaver himself, Tony Dow, as Pattys estranged divorced father in what passes as a Very Special two-part holiday episode. Square Pegs is totally '80s (in one episode, Marshall's Pac-Man addiction can only be cured by an intervention by Don Novellos Father Guido Sarducci), but the Waitresss indelible theme song ("Id like it if they like us/But I dont think they like us") sets just the right pathetic/persevering tone that will resonate for a new generation for whom "one size does not fit all." --Donald Liebenson
This TV show is like A movie but funny! If you like school movies from the 1980's then you will like Square Pegs!Published 6 hours ago by Ben P.
Pretty good series, alot of funny episodes and good music, wish it could have lasted longer.Published 1 month ago by Chris
"Square Pegs" gives a fresh look at the 1980s from the unpopular crowd's perspective, without "Saved by the Bell"-type nerd or punk stereotypes. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christina Spallone
This DVD set was just as described. Bought it as a gift for a friend who loved this short-lived series. She was very pleased and has watched it all the way through.Published 6 months ago by Candy Tree
Aaah, this took me right back to high school. It's fantastic being able to buy just about anything on dvd these days in order to relive the teenage years!Published 7 months ago by Fifi
This brought back so many memories. I understand now why it was cancelled, but back then I loved these characters.Published 8 months ago by Robin Haase
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Oh wow, have only now just learned of a DVD release for "Square Pegs" I loved the show as a teenager in the early 8os and sometimes taped episodes.
Am happy it's been released although my recollection is it only ran 1 season, a year only, is that right?
Naturally disappointed about the... Read More
Jan 2, 2009 by Mark Twain | See all 2 posts
|IS THE MUSIC GOING TO BE LEFT INTACT||
Sir, I am glad to hear someone voicing the SAME opinions as myself and my wife on Amazon. The kissing of corporate butt needs to stop! Either give us the entire and INTACT product or don't give us anything! Of course, you know all the idiots would buy this regardless because 'oh it's been so... Read More
Apr 20, 2008 by T.M.T. | See all 7 posts