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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 Hyslop ...  Jeff 89 episodes, 1981-1987
Nerene Virgin Nerene Virgin ...  Jodie 89 episodes, 1981-1987
Bob Dermer Bob Dermer ...  Sam / ... 89 episodes, 1981-1987
Nina Keogh ...  Muffy / ... 89 episodes, 1981-1987
Robyn Hayle Robyn Hayle ...  TXL / ... 55 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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Family | Fantasy

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Canada

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English

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1981 (Canada) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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The store in the series is based on the Toronto outlet of the now defunct Simpson's department store chain, a major Canadian retail business that was ultimately purchased and subsumed by the Hudson's Bay Company. In addition, many scenes were filmed on location in that store. See more »

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Muffy the Mouse: This is a recorded poem, sorry, but there's no one ho-em.
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Gertrude
12 January 2003 | by alden1010See all my reviews

Anyone else remember this song?

Gertrude ol' girl My hearts in a whirl 'Cause these goodbyes Are hard to combine. I'll try not to cry As we say goodbye.

Sam and Jody sang that at the car dealership when Sam was trading in his old car for a newer model. The dealer rolled his eyes, but for Sam and the kids at home, this was serious trauma! I guess that's why I still remember it. Oh, but it ended happily. Sam got the new car and Jody bought back the old one.


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