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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).
8th Nov '15 4:27:09 PM danlansdowne
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* CanadaEh: The show was made by the Canadian network TV Ontario, and was filmed in Toronto. Furthermore, the department store used was of the Simpson's chain, a Canadian business that merged with, and was eventually subsumed by, the Hudson's Bay Company.

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* CanadaEh: The show was made by the Canadian network TV Ontario, and was filmed in Toronto. Furthermore, the department store used was of the Simpson's chain, a Canadian business that merged with, and was eventually subsumed by, the Hudson's Bay Company.Company and Sears, with which the chain had a joint operation.
8th Nov '15 4:25:17 PM danlansdowne
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* CanadaEh: The show was made by the Canadian network TV Ontario, and was filmed in Toronto. Furthermore, the department store used was of the Simpson's chain, a Canadian business that merged with, and was eventually subsumed by, Sears.

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* CanadaEh: The show was made by the Canadian network TV Ontario, and was filmed in Toronto. Furthermore, the department store used was of the Simpson's chain, a Canadian business that merged with, and was eventually subsumed by, Sears.the Hudson's Bay Company.
13th Oct '15 1:11:33 AM foxley
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* CircusEpisode: In the second-season episode "Circus", the characters put on their own circus in the store.
15th Jul '15 6:30:26 AM kchishol
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* CanadaEh: The show was made by the Canadian network TV Ontario, and was filmed in Toronto.

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* CanadaEh: The show was made by the Canadian network TV Ontario, and was filmed in Toronto. Furthermore, the department store used was of the Simpson's chain, a Canadian business that merged with, and was eventually subsumed by, Sears.
9th Jul '15 2:31:37 PM StFan
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For a certain generation of young adults, this show often comes right after ''Series/ZoobileeZoo'' and/or ''TheNoozles'' in conversations that start, "Oh my God, do you remember...?"

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For a certain generation of young adults, this show often comes right after ''Series/ZoobileeZoo'' and/or ''TheNoozles'' ''Anime/TheNoozles'' in conversations that start, "Oh my God, do you remember...?"






This show provides examples of:

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This show provides examples of:!!Tropes:
14th Apr '15 7:16:18 PM rodneyAnonymous
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18th Mar '15 7:25:27 PM nombretomado
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* CluelessAesop: [[http://todays-special.schuminweb.com/todays-special/episode-guide/1986/phils-visit.php "Phil's Visit,"]] mostly for the casting of Gerry Parkes (at the time, best known as the kindly [[FraggleRock Doc]]), and also for... well, for being an episode of "Today's Special," a perfect example of a show that's in way over it's head. Quoth Jodie, "Funny thing is, one hour ago, we all thought [[HarsherInHindsight this was going to be one of the most exciting nights that we'd ever had in the store.]]"

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* CluelessAesop: [[http://todays-special.schuminweb.com/todays-special/episode-guide/1986/phils-visit.php "Phil's Visit,"]] mostly for the casting of Gerry Parkes (at the time, best known as the kindly [[FraggleRock [[Series/FraggleRock Doc]]), and also for... well, for being an episode of "Today's Special," a perfect example of a show that's in way over it's head. Quoth Jodie, "Funny thing is, one hour ago, we all thought [[HarsherInHindsight this was going to be one of the most exciting nights that we'd ever had in the store.]]"
2nd Mar '15 6:31:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ShoutOut: Quite a few. One of the best is in "Adventure", where a castle is warned to house "DungeonsAndDragons" (the whole episode plays out like a role-playing game).

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* ShoutOut: Quite a few. One of the best is in "Adventure", where a castle is warned to house "DungeonsAndDragons" "TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons" (the whole episode plays out like a role-playing game).



--->'''Sam:''' Oh, {{Dracula}}, {{Frankenstein}}, [[StarWars Darth Vader]], they're all probably roommates.

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--->'''Sam:''' Oh, {{Dracula}}, {{Frankenstein}}, [[StarWars [[Film/StarWars Darth Vader]], they're all probably roommates.
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