Thursday, January 12, 2017

Song #163: "Square Pegs"--The Waitresses (1982)

It's a doggone shame that Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson couldn't have had the same three-year ride through high school that my friends in the Class of 1985 had. Just as my class was settling in as the slumpy sophomores in our first year at Patrick Henry, CBS premieres the new television series, "Square Pegs", and, for many my age, it immediately became appointment television.

Unfortunately, not many of us who were 15 or 16 in 1982 had discretionary income, and not nearly enough of our parents wanted to sit through our teenage angst each week, and a little over five months after its debut, "Square Pegs" was cancelled.

But one long-lasting reminder of the genius of this show is the theme song, done perfectly by The Waitresses. Honestly, no one else could have pulled off the psuedo-Valley Girl, serious-attitude sound like The Waitresses could.

And, this song contains one of my all-time favorite quotes:

"Ya know, our school colors should be black and blue....."

So wear your glasses....or not....and return to those first frightening days of high school.  :)

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