Children's program starring two human hosts and the Polkaroo, a mischievious kangaroo.
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Series cast summary:
Arielle Di Iulio Arielle Di Iulio ...  Girl 1 episode, 2000
Dallas Goyo ...  Lucas 1 episode, 2000
Debra Goyo 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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Canada

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English

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

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Spin-off Polka Dot Shorts (1995) See more »

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A very simple, quiet kids show, which certainly wasn't a bad thing
11 August 2007 | by Electrified_VoltageSee all my reviews

It appears that "Polka Dot Door" started out fifteen years before I was born, but ran for over twenty years in total. I first saw it at a very early age, and think I saw reruns of it shortly after its demise (even though I may not have liked it as much by then, as I may have been slightly past the age group it was meant for). It may not have been one of my childhood favourites, but I still found it entertaining for a while, enough for me watch many episodes, leaving me with permanent memories.

The show featured two hosts, one male and one female. The hosts of the show would change from time to time. It took place inside a large playhouse, which the hosts would enter through the Polka Dot Door. The two hosts of the episode would provide the young viewers with "songs, stories, and so much more." A group of stuffed toys, Marigold, Humpty, Dumpty, and Bear, lived in this playhouse. After the hosts came in, they would take these stuffed toys out of the box and do various activities with them. Towards the end of the episode, the Polkaroo (a mischievous kangaroo in polka dots who never said anything other than "Polkaroo!") appeared just outside the playhouse.

Some parts of that description may sound a bit silly, but remember, this was a programme for the very young folk, and despite how incredibly simple it was, it pleased many of those in the age group it was meant for in Canada, as well as some in the United States! It could also be educational for them in some ways. Since the show ran for over twenty years, it was obviously very successful, and people from several generations can say they watched it during an early part of their childhood! For all those reasons, "Polka Dot Door" definitely deserves some credit.


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