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Veronica Sawyer
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I'm up to episode 7 now. I think my favorite episode so far was the Halloween one! I liked that little game they played with the notes, so 80's.
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Valley

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Veronica.. the Devo episode will change all that! ha

Actually the Halloween episode is my fav too! [Cool]

Hey Ronster.. did you finish all of the episodes?

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I'm so glad you guys are discovering it that didn't know it!!

It's such a great example of 80s goodness........fashion ,tunes, sitcomness.......but really most of all it was so well written I can't say it enough!!

Watch the extras it's worth it!

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I've only watched the few that were on YouTube... but I liked them! I'm not too keen on the characters that are written to be extra-dumb (the blonde guy, the Italiano guy and his GF) but apart from that it's lots of fun. Some of the interviews with the cast are on YouTube too.

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SJP is really likeable in this.

I think Tracy Nelson is a FOX! (There's a 'Celebrity Hauntings' thing on YouTube with her that will freak you out - don't watch it!)

"We've created a monster!"
"We didn't create a monster - Mr and Mrs Tepperman did!"

That's it.

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ok i am done with all episodes and the extras! [Smile]

i'm glad i got through it and took my time with it. the interviews were all great and interesting.

and i had no idea about Johnny Slash [Frown] . what a cute guy and when the cast talked about him, they had a lot of nice things to say.

i did notice all the comments on Bill Murray and everyone sort of hinting how 'odd' he was on set. ha

best episode...halloween one, same as you guys! it's truly a cute show, glad i checked it out!

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"Square Pegs" was a great series. I never saw it when it was originally out, but about 6-7 years ago I finally caught the whole series on DVD.

I didn't realize until watching the show on DVD that it starred Sarah Jessica Parker, who went on to achieve much greater fame in the 200X hit comedy, "Sex and the City".

It was also cool that the iconic '80's rock group "The Waitresses" wrote/sung the theme song to the series; note that TW are best known for their iconic Christmas song, "Christmas Wrapping" - that you still sometimes hear on the radio around the holidays.

Trivia: The actor who played Johnny Slash also played Captain Kirk's son in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" - not a huge fan of the Trek films, but I will say this is one of the best in the series.

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I remember watching this when I was in middle school. I didn't watch a lot of episodes, because we normally had to watch whatever my parents wanted to watch, and they hated this show. I'll have to look on YouTube to see if there are any episodes. The thing that sticks out for me was Muffy's campaign to feed the starving children of Guatemala!
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Nostalgic for the '80's
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I remember seeing bits & pieces of Square Pegs when it was originally on TV back in the '80's, but not only did I think it was a "girl's" show (LOL), but I was in middle school at the time, and the show was about high school kids - so, I didn't think I could relate to the series too well - LOL.

However, when I finally caught this years later my '80's nostalgia was in full swing, so I appreciated it all the more.

In general, I've noticed that many TV shows/movies & even music that I didn't care for as a kid, I'll end up liking as an adult. Our tastes sometimes really do change as we get older.

It looks like Amazon is selling the entire series on DVD for a truly incredible price. I'm actually surprised the DVD set is still available - it first came out in 2008, so I would have thought it would be Out-of-print (OOP) by now:

https://www.amazon.com/Square-Pegs-Sarah-Jessica-Parker/dp/B00151QYT4

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I was intrigues when I found out about this show during my 80's ebay obsession in the early 2000's. I actually bought a vhs transfer of the series back then, will have to see what music was put on it, that the DVD didn't. Great show, the fashions, the future stars in their formative stages. Guess this was the first of the trilogy of great teen shows that were prematurely cancelled, freaks and geeks and my so-called life. School is back in, so I'm watching the episodes again. The only thing that bothers me is that I was watching a lot of tv back in the early 80's, and for the life of me I can't recall seeing one episode, or even my friends at school talking about it. My guess it was on Monday night when maybe it was on the same time as Monday night football which my Dad would watch?
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