Patty is selected along with Muffy and Larry Simpson since they have the three highest grade point averages. The two help to maintain a school radio station. When she leaves them off her guest list, Lauren and Patty scheme to get invited to Muffy's bat mitzvah party. Patty sees this as another chance to gain popularity, and maybe Larry as a boyfriend. The romantic leads in the school musical lead to romance for Patty and Vinnie. Square Pegs creator Anne Beatts revealed the show's abrupt demise came from unfortunate circumstances behind the scenes - specifically, drug abuse among the teenage cast. The Weemawee High School Halloween dance gets canceled when Muffy spends the entire budget on unnecessary decorations.