8.0/10
585
39 user 1 critic

Today's Special 

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

Episodes

Seasons


Years



7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1987   1986   1985   1984   … See all »
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water.

Stars: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade
Comedy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Musical comedy with the Canadian children's musical trio.

Stars: Paula Gallivan, Sharon Hampson, Lois Lilienstein
Mr. Dressup (1967–1996)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

An amiable man teaches preschool subjects with his puppet friends with games, songs and the infinite number of costumes inside his tickle trunk.

Stars: Ernie Coombs, Judith Lawrence, Beverly Glenn-Copeland
Polka Dot Door (1971–1993)
Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Children's program starring two human hosts and the Polkaroo, a mischievious kangaroo.

Stars: Arielle Di Iulio, Dallas Goyo, Debra Goyo
Pinwheel (TV Series 1976)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

This children's variety show from Nickelodeon's early days featured puppets interacting with live actors in "Sesame Street"-like situations, along with various animated shorts from overseas... See full summary »

Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Pearl Peterson, Elizabeth Abbassi
Family | Game-Show | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Contestants pursue the international thief as junior detectives who must answer questions about geography.

Stars: Greg Lee, Lynne Thigpen, Rockapella
Zoobilee Zoo (1986–1988)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The adventures of various anthropomorphic animals as they face the challenges of life together.

Stars: Ben Vereen, Michael B. Moynahan, Stevie Vallance
Mr. Wizard's World (1983–1991)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

With the help of his young assistants, Mr. Wizard starts each episode with a demonstration that at first glance should be impossible, but is actually based firmly on basic scientific ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Herbert, Michael Dicay, Christian Malcolm
Hey Dude (1989–1991)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A group of friends work together with their boss at a dude ranch and go through many fun moments and mishaps along the way.

Stars: David Brisbin, Debi Kalman, Christine Taylor
Reading Rainbow (TV Series 1983)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang
Under the Umbrella Tree (1986–1993)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Holly and her 3 puppet roommates teach young children different lessons.

Stars: Stephen Brathwaite, Holly Larocque, Bob Stutt
Fred Penner's Place (1987–1999)
Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Host Fred Penner entertains viewers in his secret hideaway in the forest with songs, music and games.

Stars: Fred Penner, Jan Skene
Edit

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 ...  Muffy / ... 89 episodes, 1981-1987
Robyn Hayle Robyn Hayle ...  TXL / ... 55 episodes, 1981-1987
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-Y
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1981 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Quotes

Muffy the Mouse: And now it's time to introduce a nursery rhyme by Mother Goose.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A little piece if History
28 January 2004 | by devstkSee all my reviews

This was a show that was very cute and funny. I was about 7 or 8 when it was on. I can remember the characters Jodie and Jeff, Sam the security guard and Muffy the mouse. It was pretty funny, the stuff that they would do when the store closed down. The show was all about a mannequin who came to life when a magic hat was placed on his head. I think the store was supposed to be in Canada. One episode I remember well, was when they decided to have a Cafe' on the roof, and it started to rain. All the bread sticks got wet! As with the last person's comments, no one that I have asked remembers the show either. I think this was one of the first shows I watched on Nickelodeon. Hopefully, someday, they can recover the series, and bring it out on DVD for children today.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 39 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed