Saturday, December 25, 2010

Totally different head, totally

Created by SNL alum Anne Beatts, the early 80s series Square Pegs spotlights a group of eight high school freshmen: the In-Crowd (Jennifer DiNuccio, her boyfriend Vinnie Pasetta and LaDonna "L.D." Fredericks), the misfits (Patty Greene and her friends Lauren Hutchinson, John "Johnny Slash" Ulasewicz and Marshall Blechtman) and Little Miss Pep (Muff Tepperman.) More realistic than other shows of its variety (Freaks and Geeks, My So Called Life), Square Pegs is lightly comedic, colorful and boasts budding talent (Sarah Jessica Parker as Patty) and a deliciously 80s soundtrack. With the theme song written and performed by The Waitresses and appearances by Devo, The Waitresses and John Densmore, I can't quite understand why it only lasted one season.

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