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Square Pegs-Pac-Man fever

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Video games are brought in to the school’ s cafeteria. Much to the delight of school spirit person Muffie Tepperman all proceeds going to the school’s adopted Guatemalan child. They quickly bring in Asteroids, Star Castle and Pac-Man. Marshall dazzles the others with his gaming skills as obviously no one else has talent or quarters and they stand around oohing and ahhing at Marshall. Marshall begins to lose his desire to be a comic, good because he’s not that funny however he begins to be obsessed with video games. Meanwhile Vinnie gets mad because he can’t beat Marshall at Pac-Man. This ticks off Vinnie’s like you know girlfriend Jennifer because she is getting no attention from him. So Lauren and Patty try get Marshall off video games by getting him to play board games which fails miserably. So Johnnie calls in Father Sarducci to do an exorcism on Marshall since he is possessed by video games ?! Sarducci gets Marshall to think about comedy again and he is cured. Meanwhile Jennifer goes to Vinnie’s uncle because he is renting the video games to the school. She tells him that Vinnie is becoming a dummy from playing the video games so that’s it he pulls games from the school. So Marshall and Vinnie are back to normal, but Muffie is mad about the loss of funs. At the local hangout Lauren is ready to get sucked in by Ms. Pac-Man and here we go again. Roll credits.

Gaming stuff-We see four video games in this episode-Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-man, Asteroids and Star Castle. Marshall is reading what looks like a Donkey Kong guide at one point. Lauren makes a reference to Asteroids. Marshall tells a guy who stinks at Pac-Man something like he should stick to Pong.

I liked this short lived show a lot, but this one was merely decent. Possibly mostly because Marshall was one of the weaker characters on the show. This one does have it’s moments and the appearances of classic video games and board games is always cool.

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