9:12 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy
I may be biased, but I think the greatest children's TV shows originated in the 1980's! Since I found some wonderful old videos on youtube, I decided that I would do a set of posts over the next few weeks that would share some of my favorite kids shows from yesteryear!
Today's Special was a staple of almost every Canadian kid in the 1980's. It is so good that I would buy the DVD box set if they had one available! I am always searching on the PVR to see if some random channel has brought this back in re-runs, but I am always disappointed! I'll keep my fingers crossed though...
Today's Special had a genius theme and a cool mix of Puppet and real life characters. The show is set in a department store after it has closed and everyone has gone home. Jodi, Sam, Muffy and Jeff all star in this show, (know that I think of it....why was Jodi working late every night?) Once Sam the security guard locks up the store, they place the magic hat on Jeff's the mannequins head and Muffy the mouse say's "Hokus-pokus-alama-kokus!!!!" and Jeff comes to life! ( Sounds strange, but it is true.)
I loved the pace of Today's Special and the innocence of each weeks different themes ( eg Today's Special is....Sharing!)
Do you remember this show? I have such fond memories....* sigh*