For years I have tried to remember the name of one particular show I loved.
I described it to numerous people.
It came on Nickelodeon in the 80s. It was about a department store with a mannequin who came to life at night when the store was closed. There was a mouse who lived in the wall, and a hat lady who lived in the basement.
At this point in the conversation I am usually asked if I mean the movie Mannequin. I don't. (Although I really did like that movie when I was a kid.) Or the person looks at me like I'm crazy and I invented this show in my mind.
When I was at Lee's house recently, we had the "tv shows we loved as children" conversation, and I couldn't restrain myself from bringing up my nameless mannequin show. Not only did Lee remember it, she knew the name. Today's Special. A quick youtube search proved that we were not the only people who watched this show.
So. For everyone who has been secretly (or not so secretly) thinking I'm crazy for years, talking about my imaginary mannequin friend, this is Today's Special.
It was real. You should be sad you missed it.
When Lee and I told our kids to come watch this show on youtube with us, they were mystified that we were so excited. I'm pretty sure they think we are crazy now. But at least they don't think we spent our childhood years imagining tv shows that did not really exist.
Did you have a favorite childhood tv show no one else remembers?