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"Square Pegs" To DVD!

By admin Published: March 10, 2008

It's coming May 20. It has extras, although some look to be archival material. (Merritt Butrick, listed among those interviewed, died in 1989.) But I cannot contain my delight. Official announcement after the jump ...

Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Sarah Jessica Parker (TV’s “Sex and the City”) stars along with Amy Linker (D.A.R.Y.L.), Jamie Gertz (TV’s “Still Standing”) and Tracy Nelson (Down and Out in Beverly Hills) in the ‘80s classic Square Pegs: The Complete Series which comes to DVD May 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The three-disc DVD ($29.95 SRP) features all 19 episodes of the trials and tribulations of the “square pegs” on their quest to be in with the cool kids. Bonus features include behind-the-scenes featurettes containing brand-new cast and crew interviews.

Created by Emmy® winner Anne Beatts (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”), Square Pegs debuted on CBS-TV September 27, 1982. The series also stars Basil Hoffman (Ordinary People), John Femia (The Hat), and Merritt Butrick (Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan).

Quintessential high school “square pegs” Patty Greene (Parker) and Lauren Hutchinson (Linker) struggle with the teenage angst of trying to “fit in.” Their idols are Weemawee High School’s elite, headed by Jennifer DeNuccio (Nelson) , a wanna-be Valley Girl; LaDonna Fredericks, the school’s hippest black girl; Danny Zuko look-a-like Vinnie Pasetta, Jennifer's boyfriend; and Muffy Tepperman (Gertz), a Jewish princess who joins everything from JV pep squad to science fair organizer. Lucky for Patty and Lauren, they are ultimately accepted by aspiring comedian Marshall Blechtman (Femia) and wanna-be rocker Johnny Ulasewicz aka Johnny Slash (Butrick).

Square Pegs: The Complete Series episodes include:

Square Pegs
A Cafeteria Line
Pac-Man Fever
Square Pig-Skins
Halloween XII
A Simple Attachment
Weemaweegate
Open 24 Hours
Muffy’s Bat Mitzvah
Hardly Working
A Child’s Christmas in Weemawee (Parts One and Two)
It’s All How You See Things
Merry Pranksters
It’s Academical!
The Stepanowicz Papers
To Serve Weemawee All My Days
No Substitutions
No Joy in Weemawee
The Arrangement

DVD Special Features Include:
· Featurettes: Weemawee Yearbook Memories: Interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Jamie Gertz, Tracy Nelson and Claudette Wells, John Femia, Steven Peterman, Amy Linker, Merritt Butrick, and Anne Beatts
· Bonus Minisode: The Facts of Life “Sex Symbol”
· Bonus Minisode: Silver Spoons “Hey, Mrs. Robinson”
· Digitally Remastered Audio and Video
· Full Screen Presentations
· Audio: English
· Subtitles: French
· Closed Captioned
· Bonus Previews

BROADCAST YEAR: 1982-1983 (CBS)

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