Parker, who was 17 when she starred in Beatts' short-lived CBS comedy about a group of awkward teenage girls that only lasted one season, paid tribute to its creator Beatts, who died Wednesday at age 74. In response to a tweet to a 2020 Vulture essay saying that proclaimed, "Whether they realize it or not, every teen series and movie that followed Square Pegs owes it, and Anne Beatts, a debt of total gratitude," Parker tweeted: "Yep. As do I. Struggling to find adequate and appropriate descriptive words to describe her singular self. I need time. Cause I'm coming up short. Gosh, she was really something. RIP Anne. Thank you. For memories very few 17/18 yr olds get to make. X, SJ." Parker also paid tribute to Beatts on Instagram, calling her a "Pioneer" and "An original" and a "Life Changer." "I loved Patty Greene," she wrote of her character. "I love my Square Pegs memories. And I loved Anne Beatts." ALSO: SNL stars remember "true legend" Anne Beatts.