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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16 May 1999 | by (Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

Another favorite from the early days of cable TV, "Today's Special" appeared on Nickelodeon as part of their daytime children's programming, along with such shows as "Pinwheel" , "Live Wire", and "Out Of Control". It took place in a large department store "after hours", and each episode had a theme. The main character was Jeff, a mannequin who came to life when his magic hat was placed atop his head. I seem to remember a female character that was human, plus a puppet "security guard" that looked like an old man. He was shown in the show's introduction locking up the store, because the action always took place when the store was closed. Jeff only came to life during this time, and if his hat was removed, he'd turn back into a mannequin.


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