Amby & Dexter (aka Amby and Dexter) is the name to a series of interstitial shorts created by Paul Fierlinger and his wife Sandra Schuette, with sound composed by John Avarese. The title is a play on the word "ambidexterity", meaning "the ability to use both hands", as the characters transform from a pair of hands. The shorts appeared between segments of Nick Jr in the year 1997.
Amby and Dexter are depicted as miniature bespectacled, dressed humans, free to move and think of their own accord. The two solve problems and never speak. Amby, the female hand, is playful and has a penchant for dancing to get from one place to another. Dexter, the male hand, is more serious and sometimes annoyed by Amby's antics, but never too bothered. After the two finished their task, they transform back into the original pair of hands.