Polka Dot Door (1971–1993)

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Children's program starring two human hosts and the Polkaroo, a mischievious kangaroo.

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The theme for the "Polka Dot Door," a five-day-a-week children's series, explained the main concept of the show "songs, stories and so much more!" Two human hosts a man and a woman led simple games, stories and songs inside a giant playhouse that had (egad!) a polka-dotted front door. Each show had a specific theme, with the stuffed toy inhabitants (including a doll and a teddy bear) made part of the action. During each show, the Polkaroo a mischievous polka-dotted kangaroo visited the two human hosts, while other guests dropped by on occassion. This series, which originated in Canada, was also broadcast on PBS stations in the United States. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Polkaroo was created by Tanya Petrova, Canadian "Soft Sculpture" artist. See more »

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You've Gotta Love TV Ontario and Polka Dot Door
14 November 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Back in the days when budgets were spent on good writing and not special effects, Polka Dot Door was produced by TV Ontario and was a children's television series that aired 5 days a week in ½ hour episodes. It ran from 1971 – 1993. Polka Dot Door is a fun interactive kids show that features three main stuffed animals, Marigold, Humpty and Dumpty and Bear. The hosts would interact with these stuffies to teach children fun facts and even advocate for each stuffy by providing a voice to make them come alive. Another main attraction of Polka Dot Door is Polkaroo, an elusive kangaroo that would only appear to one of the two hosts of the episode and then the other host would be dismayed that he or she missed Polkaroo again. Children simply love Polkaroo with his colourful spots and he would always be so cute saying Polkaroo, Polkaroo, and would came out every so often so there was anticipation building up to see when Polkaroo would pop in.

There would be different themes for each day of the week for each episode. Monday would be Treasure Day, Tuesday was Dress-Up Day, Wednesday was Animal Day, Thursday was Imagination Day and Friday was Finding-Out Day. The series is fun and interactive, and encourages children's imaginations while including a social aspect by taking them through the Polka Dot Door and into the real world. Cast includes Cindy Cook (host), Jim Codrington (host), Gloria Reuben (host) and Alex Laurier (Host). This is a must-see children's series and inspires creativity and imagination.


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