Today's Special (1981–1987)

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The night staff of a major department store explore topics for young viewers.

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Series cast summary:
Jeff Hyslop ...
 Jeff (54 episodes, 1981-1987)
Nerene Virgin ...
 Jodie (54 episodes, 1981-1987)
Bob Dermer ...
 Sam / ... (54 episodes, 1981-1987)
Nina Keogh ...
 Muffy / ... (54 episodes, 1981-1987)
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Each night in a major city, Sam the Security Guard locks the closed department store and joins Jodie in the Children's department as she brings a special mannequin with her even as she prepares to work on a display for the next day. With some magic words, the magic hat it wears brings it to life and becomes Jeff. Together with Muffy the Mouse, this gang learn about various things to teach younger viewer, both by the themselves and with visitors to the store. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Muffy the Mouse: This is a recorded poem, sorry, but there's no one ho-em.
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28 January 2004 | by (Long Island, NY) – See all my reviews

This was a show that was very cute and funny. I was about 7 or 8 when it was on. I can remember the characters Jodie and Jeff, Sam the security guard and Muffy the mouse. It was pretty funny, the stuff that they would do when the store closed down. The show was all about a mannequin who came to life when a magic hat was placed on his head. I think the store was supposed to be in Canada. One episode I remember well, was when they decided to have a Cafe' on the roof, and it started to rain. All the bread sticks got wet! As with the last person's comments, no one that I have asked remembers the show either. I think this was one of the first shows I watched on Nickelodeon. Hopefully, someday, they can recover the series, and bring it out on DVD for children today.


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