They used to air a lot of Australian and Canadian TV shows here, when I was a wee lad. Mirror Mirror, The Odyssey, Les Enquêtes de Chlorophylle…
When I was in high school, we used to call our organic chemistry teacher Von Smallhausen. She looked like a twin sister of Jean-Louis Mansi. Fortunately, she had a sense of humour and didn't make a problem out of it.