Sunday, May 25, 2008
Square Pegs -- Now Available on DVD!
Why mention that the early '80s sitcom, Square Pegs, is now available on DVD? Because one episode, "Pac-Man Fever," is centered around a character (Marshall) becoming addicted to video games. His salvation? None other than SNL's Father Guido Sarducci!
Other highlights of this underappreciated series (which was sort of a quirky, new wave take on Fast Times at Ridgemont High) include: appearances by Bill Murray, Devo, John Densmore (drummer for The Doors), and Martin Mull, Marshall booking Johnny's band for a deli counter grand opening (shades of Spinal Tap), and, of course, a starring role for Sarah Jessica Parker, playing a geek years before her iconic turn in Sex in the City.
For a fun, informative review of Square Pegs, click here. To watch the Pac-Man episode, click here.