10 Reasons ‘Today’s Special’ Was The Weirdest Kid’s Show On TV

From 1981 to 1987, Today’s Special entertained kids of all ages. With its quirky characters, different segments and valuable lessons to learn, we loved watching it every day after school. However, we definitely didn’t notice how weird it was back then, and it only gets weirder the older we get. Here’s 10 reasons why.

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1) For starters, it took place in a closed department store

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2) And was full of creepy mannequins that came to life!

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3) Even the human characters wore the exact same clothes day in and day out

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4) The random animated segments were pretty bizarre too

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It just gets weirder from here…

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5) Like seriously, look at this

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6) Or even this

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7) And then of course, there’s the nightmare fuel that was Muffy the Mouse

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8) And her crazy-ass house

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9) Or any time the characters dressed like infants, which was surprisingly often

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10) Why was the security guard a puppet with a supercomputer? Just why?

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Emma C
Freelance Writer