Children's program starring two human hosts and the Polkaroo, a mischievious kangaroo.
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Arielle Di Iulio ...  Girl 1 episode, 2000
...  Lucas 1 episode, 2000
Debra Goyo ...  Lucas's Mom 1 episode, 2000
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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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The Polka Dot Door aired every weekday. Each day of the week had a different consistent theme. Monday was "Treasure Day". Tuesday was "Dress-Up Day". Wednesday was "Animal Day". Thursday was "Imagination Day". And Friday was "Finding-Out Day". See more »

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love him or hate him, you still remember him
23 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

While I was never personally a fan of the show, even though my Gramma created the Polkaroo costume, I do understand that it was for preschoolers. Clearly the show had fans, it ran for two decades. I can, however, relate to those who, even as children, found it annoying. I was one of those kids. The songs, the stories, AND the so much more really got under my skin. It wasn't long before I realized, though, that there were kids out there who really loved Polk, and the whole concept of the show. It is for this reason that, like it or not, I have a very deep appreciation for what the show, and my Gramma (Tanya Petrova, now deceased), did for all those kids. May you always hold those memories dear to your hearts. S. Strachan


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