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Today's Special 

The night staff of a major department store explore topics for young viewers.
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Cast

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 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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TV-Y
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Country:

Canada

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English

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1981 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Simpsons Limited,TVOntario See more »
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Trivia

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: And now it's time to introduce a nursery rhyme by Mother Goose.
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No one remembers
29 February 2004 | by angeljemSee all my reviews

For the longest time I could not figure out why no one else remembered this show. Finally I asked my mom and turns out I was only like 2 1/2 years old when I watched it (I'm 19 now). I do not remember any certain episode really well, but I remember Jeff coming to life with the plaid hat and what the store looked like. And after reading "Hocus Pocus Alamgocus" that has come back to me too! It's too bad so few remember it. Most only know shows like Fraggle Rock and Zoobileezoo. Kids shows really just aren't what they used to be.

By the way, anyone know how many years Today's Special went for? I watched it on PBS since I never had cable.


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