Retro Friday! Old TV Shows I loved as a kid!

9:12 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

  Today's Special is...... Today's Special!

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*


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9 comments:

  1. Loukia said...

    I LOVED Today's Special!

  2. 3LittleMonkeys said...

    No, I don't remember that one. But I do remember The Littlest Hobo! We watch the reruns on Saturday mornings with the kids...they love it! Hubby and I just laugh at the terrible acting and bad clothes!

  3. WhisperingWriter said...

    Looks interesting.

    I remember watching The Elephant Show on Nickelodeon. "Skinamarinkidinkidink, skinamarinkee dooo..." Seriously, that was a song.

  4. Kelly said...

    Hey buddy! We are in the same age category but I don't remember that show for some reason, but I will take your word for it! Just wanted to say hi and let you know that POM's Connect MEme Monday is back up this Monday, so don't forget to link up!

    http://thepursuitofmommyness.com/

  5. Nikosmommy said...

    I soo totally remember this show (but it was actually my younger brother that really loved it) I think I was already in school when it came out...but I did watch whenever I could. Years later I saw Jeff (Hyslop) in an off-broadway Canadian touring production of Phantom of the Opera. I couldn't get over the fact that he was "Jeff" from Today's Special!!!

  6. Mom vs. the boys said...

    oh I totally remember today's special! too funny!
    I have a little award for you over on my site
    http://momvstheboys.blogspot.com/

  7. Chris @ CleverFather said...

    Hah, my sister used to love this show. Me on the other hand, found the puppets terrifying.

  8. Grocery Alerts Canada said...

    That intro is so hilarious. I love 80s shows.

  9. Shandal said...

    Never heard of that! A couple of my favorite 80's shows was Muppet Babies and Smurfs.

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