- There’s one man, one woman on set. Guy has some reason for leaving, and goes off camera.
- Polkaroo appears, via the magical Polka Dot Door.
- They horse around for a bit, and then Polkaroo leaves.
- The guy comes back, is told he just missed Polkaroo, and says “Aw, I missed him again!”
It’s a kids’ show, how much sophistication do you want?
So, I’m sitting in my office here and my boss and one of his colleagues are looking for their boss, who I’ve just seen step out – they’ve been just missing him all day – and my boss turns to turns to the other guy and says “Aw, I missed him again?”
I thought that was just amusing until I found out that he’s never seen Polka Dot Door. He wasn’t making a joke at all, he actually meant it. So this whole skit from my childhood is suddenly playing out in front of me, two floors up from the studio it was originally broadcast from twenty years ago, and entirely by accident.
Then it became hilarious. And I felt like it was all just for me.