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Polka Dot Door was a Canadian weekday children's television series, featuring songs, stories, and an educational segment wherein the hosts took the viewer through the titular "door." The show was produced by TVOntario from 1971-1993.

The series contained examples of:

  • Companion Cube: The hosts spoke to their stuffed friends, including dolls named Marigold, Humpty and Dumpty, and a teddy bear named Bear.
  • Imagine Spot: The Polkaroo segments.
  • Missed Him by That Much: The Polkaroo combined this with a little Clark Kenting —only one host at a time could see the Polkaroo, since he was portrayed by the other host.
  • Pokémon Speak: The Polkaroo's vocabulary was basically limited to "Polkaroo".
  • Rearrange the Song: The show had a different theme for each day of the week, with Monday being "Treasure Day", Tuesday "Dress-Up Day", Wednesday "Animal Day", Thursday "Imagination Day", and Friday "Finding-Out Day". The opening song was slightly altered to mention each day's theme.
  • The '70s / The '80s: You can definitely tell this is when the show was made. Look at the hairstyles and pastels!
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    • The show continued to be produced into The '90s but the opening titles were never updated, and everything about them (the animation, the instrumentation, even the vocal stylings of the singer) are about as early '70s as you can possibly get.
  • Title Theme Tune:
    "The Polka Dot Door, the Polka Dot Door
    Let's peep through the Polka Dot Door
    Songs and stories and so much more
    Through the Polka Dot Door..."
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