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: And now it's time to introduce a nursery rhyme by Mother Goose.
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A tweed-loving mannequin and friends
5 August 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

A PBS favorite from my youth (along with Square One and 321 Contact, of course). Jeff is a department store mannequin who comes to life at night once the store is closed and his special beret-like hat is placed on his head. Jody is a real life person who is a friend of Jeff (and also fond of pink pantsuits, from what I recall). Sam is the puppet Walter Matthau-esque security guard, a gruff old man, but with a very entertaining computer. He's also friends with the puppet mouse (Muffy?). Hijinks ensue and emotions flow (especially from Jeff: how does he deal with his handicaps?) every night at this department store!


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