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Allegra's Window is a children's television program that was on Nick Jr. from July 12, 1994 to May 1, 1996, with reruns on Nick Jr. from May 2, 1996 to August 30, 1998 and later to Noggin from February 2, 1999 to April 2003 and on some MTV Tr3́s local affiliates from 2007 to the present. The show featured child actor Tessa Ludwick and dealt with the daily life of a precocious, imaginative, preschool puppet named Allegra, in a similar style to Sesame Street. It follows her through the daily triumphs, trials, and tribulations of being young. She and her big brother Rondo, along with her best friend Lindi (a puppy) and a pesky blue neighborhood cat named Riff, all try to learn about the world around them with the help of their neighbourhood friends. At the end of each episode, Allegra sits at her window and reflects on all the lessons she has learned. Most things in the show had something to do with music, such as the dog being named Lindy (a type of dance), Rondo (another type of dance), Thizzle (another dance), Riff (as in a guitar riff), and the title character's name itself, with allegro being a cheerful tempo. The original decision to use the name Allegra for the show's protagonist occurred after executive producer Jan Fleming-Chandler attended a dinner party at the house of some London-bases academic friends and was struck by the cuteness of their youngest daughter, Allegra Collins. That evening she told the parents that she would have the little girl at the center of the project she was working on named after their daughter. Many songs were sung in this show, further adding to the musical theme. There were also a talking bass and tuba that showed up from time to time. The bass was the tuba's mother and was always scolding him to play beautiful music, when he only wanted to play jazz.
It was taped at Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, and was produced by Topstone Productions & Jumbo Pictures.
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