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Square Pegs is an early 1980s series set at Weemawee High School. Patty and Lauren are best friends who aren't very popular and want to fit in with the popular girls like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole. Patty is more interested in popularity than Lauren, and she can push Lauren into schemes. Jennifer, a Valley Girl type, Muffy, chairperson for the school charities, and LaDonna are the popular girls.Throughout the series, Patty and Lauren try to impress these girls.Patty and Lauren try out for the girl's football team, the school play, and more.

CBS
1 Season, 20 Episodes
September 27, 1982
Comedy
7.4/10
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Linker, Merritt Butrick, John Femia
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Square Pegs Full Episode Guide

  • Jennifer and LaDonna have invited Patty and Lauren to Vinnie's party. But will they still want to go when they find out they were only invited to be a lookout for Vinnie's parents?

  • Who knew that Johnny Slash had a hidden talent? He becomes a star on the school's baseball team but has a problem when he learns that half their games are at other schools.

  • A substitute teacher causes a riff in Lauren and Patty's friendship when he pays special attention towards Lauren.

  • The kids stage a sit-in when Mr. Donovan is fired for his radical teachings and style.

  • When the janitor becomes ill, his handsome son comes to Weemawee as a replacement, causing all the girl's in school to swoon when he is near...including Lauren and Ms. Loomis.

  • Patty and Muffy may be teammates for Weemawee's academic team, but they are rival's for the affection from their handsome male partner.

  • Patty and Lauren play a bunch of practical jokes in hopes of becoming popular in school. But when they paint graffiti in the hallways, it is Vinny who gets in trouble.

  • Lauren convinces Patty to remove her glasses as a way to attract guys. But Patty trips over Muffy's bake sale table and breaks Lauren's leg. Although Lauren is upset with Patty, this seems to have won her sympathy among the cool kids. Meanwhile, LaDonna wants to become a DJ at the school, in which Lauren can convince Marshall to let her give it a try.

  • Patty is depressed and Lauren is moping when Patty is told she is going ice fishing for Christmas vacation. Meanwhile, Muffy is escorting a group of child carolers around the school as the students prepare for the school Christmas gift exchange.

  • Patty and Lauren make plans for the Christmas holidays. But when Patty's father comes to town, he makes plans of his own...sitting in a cabin on a lake, silently ice fishing with eel chunks and his daughter.

  • Muffy plans a telethon for Jennifer when it's discovered that she must get a job as a waitress at a diner because her family is destitute for money.

  • Muffy is throwing an exclusive new wave Bat Mitzvah which includes everyone in school except for Patty, Lauren, Marshall and Johnny Slash. but when Devo can't make the gig, Johnny's band is asked to sit in, which he accepts as long as his friends can come too.

  • When a class assignment reveals that Johnny wants to be in a new wave band after he graduates high school, Marshall acts as his manager and sets up a show for him in a super market. Problem is, Johnny has no band...yet.

  • Patty and Loren investigate when the search for a new school mascot comes down to Johnny and Vinny, leading to a case of sabotage against Vinny, but by who?

  • Marshall plans on proving that he and Lauren are made for each other when he brings a "love detector'' to school for a science experiment. But when the machine goes haywire, the social status of the school is up in arms.

  • A Halloween slumber party at Ms. Loomis' home seems to be a chance for Patty and Lauren to mingle with the popular girls. But instead turns out to be a fright fest, as the holiday was intended.

  • LaDonna ropes Patty and Lauren into joining the all-girl football team, believing that she is finally beginning to accept them. But LaDonna is really interested in being the star.

  • Marshall becomes obsessed with playing Pac Man when the school adds the video game in the cafeteria. Fearing he is losing it, Johnny gets Father Guido Sarducci to hold an intervention.

  • Patty lands the lead in the school play along side of Vinnie, which confuses her when she believes he may actually like her.

  • The first day at Weemawee finds Lauren and Patty trying to ease their way into the popular clique. Patty is attracted to the most popular guy in school and believes he has asked her to attend the school dance with him.

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