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1st Aug '17 5:23:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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--->'''Sam:''' Oh, {{Dracula}}, {{Frankenstein}}, [[Film/StarWars Darth Vader]], they're all probably roommates.

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--->'''Sam:''' Oh, {{Dracula}}, {{Frankenstein}}, Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}, [[Film/StarWars Darth Vader]], they're all probably roommates.
21st Nov '16 5:22:16 PM Qicetrini
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-->'''Jeff''': Is it a muh-- a muh-- a muh--
-->''Muffy slaps him''
-->'''Jeff''': A monster?!
-->'''Sam''': No, it's a vah-- a vah-- a vah--
-->''Jodie slaps him''
-->'''Sam''': Thank you. It's a [[ItMakesSenseInContext vacuum]].

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-->'''Jeff''': -->'''Jeff:''' Is it a muh-- a muh-- a muh--
-->''Muffy -->''(Muffy slaps him''
-->'''Jeff''':
Jeff)''
-->'''Jeff:'''
A monster?!
-->'''Sam''': -->'''Sam:''' No, it's a vah-- a vah-- a vah--
-->''Jodie -->''(Jodie slaps him''
-->'''Sam''':
Sam)''
-->'''Sam:'''
Thank you. It's a [[ItMakesSenseInContext vacuum]].
21st Nov '16 4:43:06 PM Qicetrini
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A [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]] children's TV series that ran from 1982 to 1987 and was originally produced for [=TVOntario=]. It is best remembered in the U.S. for being one of the earliest staples of Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s lineup and at times, for being ''really'' freakin' weird.

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A [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]] children's TV series that ran from 1982 1981 to 1987 and was originally produced for [=TVOntario=]. It is best remembered in the U.S. for being one of the earliest staples of Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s lineup and at times, for being ''really'' freakin' weird.
21st Nov '16 4:35:04 PM Qicetrini
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* BizarreTasteInFood: Sam.
21st Nov '16 4:30:20 PM Qicetrini
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-->'''Jeff:''' Well now, TXL, how do we turn you on? [[BreakingTheFourthWall I've never done this before]]. What button do you suppose I press?

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-->'''Jeff:''' Well now, TXL, how do we turn you on? [[BreakingTheFourthWall [[NoFourthWall I've never done this before]]. What button do you suppose I press?
21st Nov '16 4:15:50 PM Qicetrini
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* TheCastShowoff: Jeff Hyslop, who played Jeff the mannequin, is a triple threat entertainer. While he and everyone else sang on the show, he was the only one who danced, and did this on the show frequently. Nerene Virgin danced a little bit and was often paired with Jeff, but for anything more complicated they had to bring in outside talent to keep up with him. It should also be noted that Jeff Hyslop was also the show's choreographer.



* TheDanza: Jeff Hyslop as Jeff the mannequin.
22nd Oct '16 7:30:48 PM erracht
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* ManChild: Jeff, in a good way. Having been brought to adult life from an existence as a mannequin, he shows wonder athe simple things he learns about the world. Sam has his moments; not only does he have a playful side, but he is also seen being taught concepts (by Jody or another adult) that are obviously meant for the young viewers of the show to learn, and even wondering at them. One explanation may be that with age setting in, he has forgotten some things that he learned when he was younger and is experiencing the lessons as if they were new.

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* ManChild: Jeff, in a good way. Having been brought directly to adult life from an existence as a mannequin, he shows wonder athe at the simple things he learns about the world. Sam has his moments; not only does he have a playful side, but he is also seen being taught concepts (by Jody or another adult) that are obviously meant for the young viewers of the show to learn, and even wondering at them. One explanation may be that with age setting in, he has forgotten some things that he learned when he was younger and is experiencing the lessons as if they were new.
22nd Oct '16 7:23:47 PM erracht
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* ManChild: Jeff, in a good way. Having been brought to adult life from an existence as a mannequin, he shows wonder athe simple things he learns about the world. Sam has his moments; not only does he have a playful side, but he is also seen being taught concepts (by Jody or another adult) that are obviously meant for the young viewers of the show to learn, and even wondering at them. One explanation may be that with age setting in, he has forgotten some things that he learned when he was younger and is experiencing the lessons as if they were new.
6th Feb '16 6:44:39 AM tropower
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Being a bit of a [[CloudCuckoolander Cuckoolander]], Jeff also had to be reminded not to [[WeaksauceWeakness remove his own hat, as this turns him back into a mannequin]]. Fortunately, saying the magic words "[[EarWorm Hocus Pocus Alamagocus]]" brings him back to life. ''Un''fortunately, Jeff could never leave the store, due to the conditions of the magical hat (it only works inside the store). In some episodes, it is said that if he ever stepped foot off the store grounds, he would stay a mannequin forever (but not always; it should be noted that the "rules" of the hat were fairly inconsistent). Any episodes that took place outdoors had to provide a HandWave to work around this. (Pretty dark for a kids' show, [[CanadaEh eh?]])

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Being a bit of a [[CloudCuckoolander Cuckoolander]], Jeff also had to be reminded not to [[WeaksauceWeakness remove his own hat, as this turns him back into a mannequin]]. Fortunately, saying the magic words "[[EarWorm Hocus Pocus Alamagocus]]" brings him back to life. ''Un''fortunately, Jeff could never leave the store, due to the conditions of the magical hat (it only works inside the store). In some episodes, it is said that if he ever stepped foot off the store grounds, he would stay a mannequin forever (but not always; it should be noted that the "rules" of the hat were fairly inconsistent). Any episodes that took place outdoors had to provide a HandWave to work around this. (Pretty dark for a kids' show, [[CanadaEh eh?]])
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5th Dec '15 4:55:18 PM nombretomado
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The aforementioned Jeff is such an unusual character, he deserves his own paragraphs. Every kid's show has an obligatory character meant to be [[AudienceSurrogate the young audience's representative in the show's fictional world]], but Jeff was an especially bizarre example. He is a mannequin, in the shape of an adult man, who was [[HumanityEnsues brought to life]] by wearing a magical hat created by a magician named Waldo The Magnificent. Thing is, his personality and mannerisms were that of a small child. So in other words, this show's [[SesameStreet Big Bird]] equivalent was a ManChild who lived in the store and was taught about everyday things and the world in general (ie, in one episode, the other regulars had to explain to Jeff what brooms were for, and in another, how umbrellas work).

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The aforementioned Jeff is such an unusual character, he deserves his own paragraphs. Every kid's show has an obligatory character meant to be [[AudienceSurrogate the young audience's representative in the show's fictional world]], but Jeff was an especially bizarre example. He is a mannequin, in the shape of an adult man, who was [[HumanityEnsues brought to life]] by wearing a magical hat created by a magician named Waldo The Magnificent. Thing is, his personality and mannerisms were that of a small child. So in other words, this show's [[SesameStreet [[Series/SesameStreet Big Bird]] equivalent was a ManChild who lived in the store and was taught about everyday things and the world in general (ie, in one episode, the other regulars had to explain to Jeff what brooms were for, and in another, how umbrellas work).
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