1/26/1987

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Sketches in (hopefully) order:
15950 101-01 SHOW OPEN 0:46 BUMPER
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10230 101-02 INFINITY (SONG) 3:18 SONG
The song introduces the idea that there is no largest number. The graphics suggest several infinite collections to support the song.
16620 101-03 (INFINITY) NEWSROOM INTERRUPT 0:10 BUMPER
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15630 101-04 MATHMAN: MULTIPLES OF 3 1:21 ANIMATION
Mathman plays a video game in which he must eat only multiples of 3.
15970 101-05 PHONER: THE ANSWER IS THREE 2:23 STUDIO
Arthur has a one-sided telephone conversation in which he chooses a number and performs a series of operations that always give him the answer of 3.
10231 101-06 INFINITY REPRISE: 1 0:02 BUMPER
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11460 101-07 BATTLE OF THE BULGE CATERERS: SANDWICHES 4:41 STUDIO
The Battle of the Bulge Catering Company must make more than 11 different sandwich combinations from two meats and three cheeses. The problem introduces the multiplication principle from combinatorics
16610 101-08 OOPS! SUBTRACTION 300 - 163 1:27 STUDIO
A confused engineer makes a 'borrowing' mistake in a subtraction problem and causes a stock-footage plane crash.
16621 101-09 (INFINITY: 2) NEWSROOM INTERRUPT 0:02 BUMPER
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16570 101-10 (PERFECT SQUARES INTRO) LOGO 0:03 BUMPER
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13140 101-11 PERFECT SQUARES 3:25 SONG
A blues band sings about square numbers and graphically suggests their connection to geometry.
15930 101-12 BUREAU OF MISSING NUMBERS: 14 1:59 STUDIO
Terry Ryan, an FBI type, takes information pertaining to the number 14 and inputs this information into her computer. These characteristics include factors, whether or not it is prime or square, etc.
10232 101-13 INFINITY REPRISE:2 0:02 BUMPER
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11031 101-14 MATHNET:PROBLEM OF THE MISSING MONKEY-1 8:05 MATHNET
The Mathnetters investigate a series of burglaries allegedly committed by a monkey that escaped from the zoo.
10233 101-15 INFINITY REPRISE:3 0:03 BUMPER
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Sketch Count:15
Episode Length(may exclude credits): 27:47

Notes: This is the first episode!
This episode originally aired with a special PBS logo reprise of the Infinity song.