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Mathnet
MATHNET is a segment on the children's television show Square One Television . CONTENTS * 1 Premise * 2 Characters * 2.1 Los Angeles cast * 2.2 New York City cast * 3 Guest stars * 4 Math and science * 5 Development and Production * 6 Home video release and reruns * 7 Episode list * 7.1 Season 1 (1987) * 7.2 Season 2 (1988) * 7.3 Season 3 (1990) * 7.4 Season 4 (1991) * 7.5 Season 5 (1992) * 8 References * 9 External links PREMISE Mathnet
Mathnet
is a parody of Dragnet , in which the main characters are mathematicians who use their mathematical skills to solve various crimes and mysteries in the city. Each segment of the series aired on one episode of Square One , a production of the Children\'s Television Workshop (CTW) aimed at teaching math skills to young viewers. Five segments made up an episode (one for each weekday), with suspense building at the end of each segment
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Police Procedural
The POLICE PROCEDURAL, or POLICE CRIME DRAMA, is a subgenre of detective fiction that attempts to convincingly depict the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes . Although traditional detective novels usually concentrate on a single crime, police procedurals frequently depict investigations into several unrelated crimes in a single story. Traditional mysteries usually adhere to the convention of having the criminal's identity concealed until the climax (the so-called whodunit ), whereas in police procedurals, the perpetrator's identity is often known to the audience from the outset (the inverted detective story ). Police
Police
procedurals depict a number of police-related topics such as forensics , autopsies , the gathering of evidence , the use of search warrants , and interrogation . CONTENTS * 1 Early history * 2 Written stories * 2.1 Ed McBain * 2.2 John Creasey/J. J
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Arnold Stang
ARNOLD STANG (September 28, 1918 – December 20, 2009) was an American comic actor and voice actor, whose comic persona was a small and bespectacled, yet brash and knowing big-city type. CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 Later career * 2 Personal life * 3 Death * 4 Filmography * 5 References * 6 External links CAREERStang once claimed he got his break in radio by sending a postcard to a New York station requesting an audition, was accepted, and then bought his own ticket to New York from Chelsea, Massachusetts
Chelsea, Massachusetts
with the money set aside for his mother's anniversary gift. True or not, Stang worked on New York-based network radio shows as a boy, appearing on children's programs such as The Horn and Hardart Children\'s Hour and Let's Pretend. By 1940, he had graduated to teenaged roles, appearing as Seymour on The Goldbergs . Director Don Bernard hired him in October 1941 to do the commercials on the CBS program Meet Mr
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William Windom (actor)
WILLIAM WINDOM (September 28, 1923 – August 16, 2012) was an American actor . He was perhaps best known for his work on television , including two episodes of The Twilight Zone . He portrayed Glen Morley, a fictional congressman from Minnesota , a role based on Windom's own Republican great-grandfather and namesake in the three season ABC sitcom The Farmer\'s Daughter , co-starring Inger Stevens as his beautiful young housekeeper. Windom also achieved fame as the character of cartoonist John Monroe on the sitcom My World and Welcome to It , for which he won an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series; as Commodore Matt Decker , commander of the doomed USS Constellation in the Star Trek episode "The Doomsday Machine ;" the character Randy Lane in the Night Gallery episode "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar;" perhaps the most common recurring character, Dr
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Edward Winter (actor)
EDWARD DEAN WINTER (June 3, 1937 – March 8, 2001) was an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as military intelligence officer Colonel Flagg on the television series M*A*S*H . CONTENTS * 1 Early career * 2 Later career * 3 Death * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY CAREERWinter was born in Ventura, California
Ventura, California
, and began his acting career in Ashland, Oregon, as a member of the cast of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. During the 1961 season, he played Claudius in Hamlet, and stayed for an extended repertory season, where he appeared in The Boyfriend and Rashomon. He went on to early successes on Broadway. Winter was twice nominated for Tony Awards
Tony Awards
as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical). The first was in 1967, as Ernst Ludwig in Cabaret , then in 1969, as J.D. Sheldrake in Promises, Promises
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New York City Police Department
The NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT (NYPD), officially the CITY OF NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT, is the largest municipal police force in the United States
United States
. Established in 1845, the agency has primary responsibilities in law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City
New York City
. The NYPD is one of the oldest police departments established in the U.S., tracing its roots back to the nineteenth century. The NYPD has a broad array of specialized services, including the Emergency Service Unit , K9 , harbor patrol , air support , bomb disposal , counter-terrorism , criminal intelligence , anti-gang , anti-organized crime , narcotics , public transportation, and public housing ; the New York City
New York City
Transit Police and New York City
New York City
Housing Authority Police Department were fully integrated into the NYPD in 1995
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Marcia Wallace
MARCIA KAREN WALLACE (November 1, 1942 – October 25, 2013) was an American actress, voice artist, comedian, and game show panelist, primarily known for her roles in television situation comedies. She is perhaps best known for her roles as receptionist Carol Kester on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
, and as the voice of elementary school teacher Edna Krabappel
Edna Krabappel
on the animated series The Simpsons
The Simpsons
, for which she won an Emmy in 1992. The role was retired after her death. Wallace was known for her tall frame, red hair, and distinctive laugh. She had a career spanning five decades on TV, film, and stage. She was a frequent guest on The Merv Griffin Show , which led to her receiving a personal request to appear on a new network sitcom, The Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Show, in a role created especially for her
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Jayne Meadows
JAYNE MEADOWS (born JANE MEADOWS COTTER; September 27, 1919 – April 26, 2015), also known as JAYNE MEADOWS-ALLEN, was an American stage, film and television actress, as well as an author and lecturer. She was nominated for three Emmy Awards
Emmy Awards
during her career and was the elder sister of actress and memoirist Audrey Meadows
Audrey Meadows
. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Later life and death * 4 Selected filmography * 5 Notable television work * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFE Jayne Meadows
Jayne Meadows
was born Jane Meadows Cotter in 1919, in Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei Province , China (where the family relocated after a bomb fell on their home). Meadows was the daughter of American Episcopal missionary parents, the Rev. Francis James Meadows Cotter and his wife, the former Ida Miller Taylor, who had married in 1915
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James Karen
JAMES KAREN (born JACOB KARNOFSKY; November 28, 1923) is an American character actor of Broadway , film and television . Karen is best remembered for his roles in Poltergeist , The Return of the Living Dead , Invaders from Mars , and in The Pursuit of Happyness . Karen is also known for his recurring television role as Tom Bradford's boss, Eliot Randolph in Eight is Enough
Eight is Enough
. He also appeared in commercials for Pathmark which earned his nickname "Mr. Pathmark". He was nominated for a Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for his 1985 role in The Return of the Living Dead
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Kenneth Mars
KENNETH MARS (April 4, 1935 – February 12, 2011) was an American actor and voice actor, who specialized in comedic roles. He had roles in two Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
films: as the Nazi
Nazi
playwright Franz Liebkind
Franz Liebkind
in The Producers (1968) and Police Inspector Hans Wilhelm Friedrich Kemp in Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
(1974). Mars appeared in two seasons of Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
as Otto, Francis's well-meaning but dim-witted boss
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Russell Johnson
RUSSELL DAVID JOHNSON (November 10, 1924 – January 16, 2014) was an American television and film actor, best known for his role as "the Professor " on the CBS television sitcom Gilligan\'s Island . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Military career * 3 Movie and television career * 3.1 Black Saddle * 3.2 Twilight Zone and Outer Limits episodes * 3.3 "The Professor" on Gilligan\'s Island * 3.4 After Gilligan\'s Island * 4 Personal life * 5 Later years and death * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links EARLY LIFEJohnson was born on November 10, 1924, in Ashley , in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania . His parents were Russell Kennedy Johnson (1901–1932) and Minnie Wenonah Smink-Johnson (1902–1976). Johnson was the second-oldest of six children. His siblings were brothers Kenneth (1925–2012), David (1926–1976), and Paul Wesley (1932–1933) , and sisters Lorraine Johnson-Crosby (1928-2015) , and Marian L. Johnson-Reeves (1923–2010)
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Dick Sargent
RICHARD STANFORD COX (April 19, 1930 – July 8, 1994), known professionally as DICK SARGENT, was an American actor, notable as the second actor to portray Darrin Stephens on the ABC 's fantasy situation comedy Bewitched . He took the name Dick Sargent from a Saturday Evening Post illustrator/artist of the same name. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and career * 2 Personal life * 3 Death * 4 References * 5 Further reading * 6 External links EARLY LIFE AND CAREERBorn Richard Stanford Cox in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California , on April 19, 1930, to Ruth McNaughton, daughter of John McNaughton who founded Los Angeles' famed Union Stockyards
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Jack Riley (actor)
JOHN ALBERT "JACK" RILEY JR. (December 30, 1935 – August 19, 2016) was an American comic actor, who was known for playing Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
and for voicing Stu Pickles in the Rugrats franchise. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life and death * 4 Filmography * 4.1 Film and television * 4.2 Video games * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFERiley was born in Cleveland, Ohio
Ohio
, the son of Agnes C. (née Corrigan) and John Albert Riley. After attending Saint Ignatius High School and John Carroll University , he served in the United States Army . After being discharged, Riley became a popular radio personality in Cleveland, along with his radio partner and "straight man" Jeff Baxter; The Baxter together they have two children. Riley died on August 19, 2016 at the age of 80 in Los Angeles, due to pneumonia
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Geoffrey Lewis (actor)
GEOFFREY BOND LEWIS (July 31, 1935 – April 7, 2015) was an American character actor . Lewis was known for his film roles alongside Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
. He typically played villains . CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Death * 3 Filmography * 4 References * 5 External links LIFE AND CAREERLewis was born July 31, 1935, in Plainfield, New Jersey
Plainfield, New Jersey
but spent much of his youth in Wrightwood, California
Wrightwood, California
. He took acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City and performed off-Broadway and at regional theaters in Massachusetts. He tried breaking into Hollywood in the 1960s
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Tammy Grimes
TAMMY LEE GRIMES (January 30, 1934 – October 30, 2016) was an American actress and singer . She won two Tony Awards
Tony Awards
in her career, the first for originating the role of Molly Tobin in the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown and the second for starring in a 1970 revival of Private Lives
Private Lives
as Amanda Prynne. A former husband, Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
, and their daughter, actress Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
, were also Tony Award
Tony Award
winners. She originated the role of Diana in the Broadway production of California Suite . The role of Diana was played in the film by Maggie Smith , who won an Oscar for her performance
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Henry Jones (actor)
HENRY BURK JONES (August 1, 1912 – May 17, 1999) was an American character actor of stage, film and television. CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Personal life and death * 3 Filmography * 3.1 Film * 3.2 Television * 4 References * 5 External links LIFE AND CAREERJones was born in New Jersey
New Jersey
, and was raised in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
. He was the son of Helen (née Burk) and John Francis Xavier Jones. He was the grandson of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Representative Henry Burk , a Prussian immigrant. Jones attended the Jesuit Saint Joseph\'s Preparatory School . Jones is remembered for his role as handyman Leroy Jessup in the movie The Bad Seed (1956), a role he originated on Broadway
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