Today's Special (1981–1987)

TV Series   |  TV-Y   |    |  Family, Fantasy

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

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5 August 1999 | sagehen7
A tweed-loving mannequin and friends
A PBS favorite from my youth (along with Square One and 321 Contact, of course). Jeff is a department store mannequin who comes to life at night once the store is closed and his special beret-like hat is placed on his head. Jody is a real life person who is a friend of Jeff (and also fond of pink pantsuits, from what I recall). Sam is the puppet Walter Matthau-esque security guard, a gruff old man, but with a very entertaining computer. He's also friends with the puppet mouse (Muffy?). Hijinks ensue and emotions flow (especially from Jeff: how does he deal with his handicaps?) every night at this department store!

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Family | Fantasy

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