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

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English

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1981 (Canada) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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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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I'm not crazy!!!!!!!!!
30 January 2005 | by maxvaughnSee all my reviews

I used to watched this show when I was so young that I could barely talk. But I remembered it. I always thought the mannequin and the woman store clerk should end up together, cause well, I was just a a weird kid. But anyway, for the past two decades every time I mention this show people look at me like I've been smoking something and I couldn't remember the name of it for the life of me so I couldn't prove anything. But here it is!!! I really loved this show. I liked how they always had so much imagination and all of the games they played became reality. Children's TV today doesn't have as much thought put into it. They focus more on the learning part of it as opposed to the story or way kids should be able to pretend things about a show like I did with this one. I miss television like this for children.


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