Children's program starring two human hosts and the Polkaroo, a mischievious kangaroo.
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Series cast summary:
Arielle Di Iulio Arielle Di Iulio ...  Girl 1 episode, 2000
Dallas Goyo ...  Lucas 1 episode, 2000
Debra Goyo Debra Goyo ...  Lucas's Mom 1 episode, 2000
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The theme for the "Polka Dot Door," a five-day-a-week children's series, explained the main concept of the show "songs, stories and so much more!" Two human hosts a man and a woman led simple games, stories and songs inside a giant playhouse that had (egad!) a polka-dotted front door. Each show had a specific theme, with the stuffed toy inhabitants (including a doll and a teddy bear) made part of the action. During each show, the Polkaroo a mischievous polka-dotted kangaroo visited the two human hosts, while other guests dropped by on occassion. This series, which originated in Canada, was also broadcast on PBS stations in the United States. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Canada

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English

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Polkaroo was created by Tanya Petrova, Canadian "Soft Sculpture" artist. See more »

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Featured in Toronto Stories (2008) See more »

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I STILL Absolutely LOVE This Show, And I'm Nearly 19 Years Old Nowadays!!!!
27 November 2009 | by animalxingluvrSee all my reviews

The people who dislike the Polkaroo (and/or the show in general) haven't a clue what they are talking about. I watched this show all the time as a child, and my unbelievable memory is even today still capable of pulling up a memory of seeing the Polkaroo on stage when I was only 1 or 2 years old. I was being extremely annoying that day, wanting to be moved CONSTANTLY, either because of restlessness or because the Polkaroo was constantly escaping my limited field of vision. But I digress. Even though I am having trouble finding reruns of it on TV, and I must resort to watching YouTube clips permanently downloaded on my computer, they are enough to drown me in childhood memories and also memories of that silly Polkaroo. I am 18 going on 19 in February 2010, and also I am autistic, but this show was the GREATEST kids' show EVER MADE. LONG LIVE POLKA DOT DOOR AND THE "POLKAROO!"


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