Kaj & Andrea

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Kaj and Andrea
Created by DR
Country of origin Denmark
No. of episodes 183
Running time 20 minutes
Original network DR
Original release March 8, 1971 (1971-03-08) – March 10, 2007 (2007-03-10)
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Kaj and Andrea is a Danish children's television show about two puppets. A frog named Kaj and a parrot named Andrea. They sing, play and talk with the human presenters. The show ran on DR TV 1971-1975 (83 episodes) and again 1996-2007 (100 episodes).[1]

Andrea started out as a character on the children's programme Legestue and first appeared on March 8, 1971.[2] Kaj wasn't there from the start, but appeared later on. Jimmy Stahr, the head of pre-school programmes within Danmarks Radio had seen Sesame Street but was unimpressed by its content and decided not to buy it. He did however like Kermit the Frog and suggested Legestue should have a frog of its own.[3]


  1. ^ Dohrmann, Jan (3 March 2011). "Kaj & Andrea Turns 40 years". dr.dk (in Danish). Danmarks Radio. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Tillykke med de 40 år, Kaj og Andrea..., 11 March 2011, TV-Tid
  3. ^ "American Television: Point of Reference or European Nightmare?", by Ib Bondebjerg, published in A European Television History, edited by Jonathan Bignell and Andreas Fickers, Blackwell Publishing, 2008, p.171-172

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