Square One TV/Episode 415

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Episode 415
Season 4, Episode 15
Airdate October 18, 1991
Production Number 170
Writer(s) David D. Connell, Jim Thurman
Director(s) Mike Gargiulo
Mathnet director
Jesús Salvador Treviño
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Episode 415 is the fifteenth episode of the fourth season of Square One TV, and the one-hundred seventieth episode overall.


Guest Starring: Lanny Flaherty (Kaboom Pickens), Carol Lacatell (Sylvia Sherwood), Charlie Heath (King Christmas Family Special, III), Jon DeVries (Voice of Agent Ovitz)




  • Old Philosopher: Football

The Old Philosopher tells a story about having to figure out how many cars are needed to transport 30 football players, when 4 can fit in each car. Rounding up is important so there will be enough.

  • General Mathpital: Decimal Point (EKA #402) (cut from the Noggin version)

In a delecate and important operation, doctors show that the location of a decimal point has a significant effect on the magnitude of the number that a numeral represents.

  • But Who's Counting?: Don Juan-2-3 vs. Hedda Hair

Players arrange 4 randomly chosen numbers on their boards to form the largest sum of 2 fractions. To play, they apply understanding of probability and fractions.

  • Division of: Gumball

A girl wants a red gumball. Although the probability of getting red is less thanthe probability of getting other colors, she gets one after several tries.

  • Mathnet: The Case of the Calpurnian Kugel Caper - Part 5

Kaboom Pickens offers to buy Calpurnia for 1,000,000,000 kugels. Pat pretends to be another buyer & they agree to play "the dollar game" with kugels to see who gets Calpurnia. Pat's kugels win every time.



  • Co-Producer: Annina Lavee
  • Director of Photography: David H. Sperling
  • Casting: Marcia Shulman
  • Extras Casting: D. Urell
  • 1st Assistant Director: Charles Zalben
  • 2nd Assistant Director: David Hallinan
  • Production Designer: Robert P. Kracik
  • Costume Designer: Tanna Moontaro
  • Hair & Make-Up: Kelly MacNeal
  • Sound Mixer: Jeff Pullman
  • 1st Assistant Camera: Andrea Dorman, Jim McConkey
  • Gaffer: Paul R. Burke
  • Key Grip: John Dianda
  • Location Manager: Laura Pitkus
  • Script Supervisor: Wendy Roberts
  • Post Production Supervisor: Jonathan Stern
  • Production Coordinator: Kate Kelly
  • Assistant Production Coordinators: Junie Vildzius, Jacqueline Glover
  • Auditor: Joan Altman
  • Teamster: David Babcock
  • Unit Manager: Deborah Magocsi
  • Production Assistants: Peggy Craven, Ellen Curry, Brian Logan
  • Re-Recording Mixer: Rex Recker/Photomag
  • Sound Effects Editors: Tim McCarthy, Anthony Pipitone
  • Color and Video by DuArt

  • Director of Content: Joel Schneider
  • Content Associates: Betsy McNeal, Karen Singer, John Miles
  • Mathematics and Research Consultant: Edward T. Esty
  • Vice President for Research: Keith W. Miekle
  • Vice President for Production Research: Bettina Peel
  • Directors of Research: Shalom M. Fisch, Eve Hall
  • Research Team: Dorothy T. Bennett, Mel Jurist, Susan McCann, Karen McClafferty, Samara Solan, Bill Yotive
  • Chairman, Board of Advisors: Gerald S. Lesser
  • Advisory Board Staff: Dr. Sadie Bragg, Dr, Robert Davis, Mr. Wayne Goodwin, Dr. Peter Hilton, Dr. Magdalene Lampert, Dr. Katherine Merseth, Dr. Henry Pollak, Ms. Yolanda Rodriguez, Dr. Elizabeth Stage, Dr. Zalman Usiskin, Ms. Nancy Varner, Mr. William U. Wallton, Dr. Charles Whitney, Dr. Stephen Willoughby
  • Senior Vice President for Programming and Production: Franklin Getchell
  • Production and Post Production Facilities by Unitel Video, Inc.
  • Sets by Lincoln Scenic Studios



The Show

Allusions and References


  • Mathnet Announcer: Kaboom Pickens and his accomplice, Carl Iconmeister, were tried in Manhattan, in and for the city of New York and the government of the United States, zip-code 10007 and 10007-FM. They were found guilty of a Title 18, U.S. Code Section 478: Counterfeiting stuff, and sent away for a long time to a federal prison where they make phony license plates.