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Inspired by the "Sesame Street" and "Schoolhouse Rock" threads.

I loved and watched SS, Zoom, and Mr. Rogers like everyone else. But for my money there was no better kids program in the 70s than "The Electric Company." It was WAY ahead of its time and the special effects were groundbreaking for its day. And let us not forget that one of today's greatest actors, Morgan Freeman, got his start on this show.

EASY READER, THAT'S MY NAME...MMM, MMM, MMM
READIN' READIN' THAT'S MY GAME
TOP TO BOTTOM, LEFT TO RIGHT
THAT READIN' STUFF IS....OUTTA SIGHT!

In addition to "Easy Reader" I also loved "Letter Man" and, of course, the "Spiderman" bits.

If you go to Wikipedia and type in "The Electric Company" you can see a whole list of all the regular Electric Company sketches. Sorry, I can't link to it yet (not enough posts).
 

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But what about Naomi???
 

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I liked the Spidey Super Stories mainly because Spider-Man could always catch the bad guy without saying a word.
 

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I've had an Auto-Record set for ELECTRIC COMPANY on my Tivo for the longest. Unfortunately, it doesnt look like PBS airs this show anymore.

"HEY YOUUUUUUUU GUYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYZZ!!!!!!"
 

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Who can turn a can into a cane?
Who can turn a pan into a pane?
It’s not too hard to see
It’s silent e

Who can turn a cub into a cube?
Who can turn a tub into a tube?
It’s elementary
For silent e

He took a pin and turned it into pine
He took a twin and turned him into twine

Who can turn a cap into a cape?
Who can turn a tap into a tape?
A little glob becomes a globe instantly
If you just add silent e

He turned a dam - alikazam! - into a dame
But my friend sam stayed just the same

Who can turn a man into a mane?
Who can turn a van into a vane?
A little hug becomes huge instantly
Don’t add w, don’t add x, and don’t add y or z,
Just add silent e
 

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Any with Bernadette in it. :up: :D
 

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djithm said:
I've had an Auto-Record set for ELECTRIC COMPANY on my Tivo for the longest. Unfortunately, it doesnt look like PBS airs this show anymore.

"HEY YOUUUUUUUU GUYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYZZ!!!!!!"
There was an obscure educational channel that our cable system briefly carried, and they had re-runs of The Electric Company. It's been a few years, though, and I can't recall the name of the channel.
 

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Clearly, Paul McCartney singing "Letter B"
 

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Rosenkavalier said:
There was an obscure educational channel that our cable system briefly carried, and they had re-runs of The Electric Company. It's been a few years, though, and I can't recall the name of the channel.
Pretty sure you mean Noggin, which had Electric Company as part of it's initial offerings, but has moved on to mostly replaying retired Nick Jr. shows. Any parent of a pre-K kid can tell you it isn't that obscure a channel to them. :)
 

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Knock, knock
Parrot: Who is it?!?
Plumber: It’s the plumber, I’ve come to fix the sink.

Knock, knock
Parrot: Who is it?!?
Plumber: It’s the plumber, I’ve come to fix the sink!

Knock, knock
Parrot: Who is it?!?
Plumber: It’s the plumber, I’ve come to fix the sink!!!

Knock, knock
Parrot: Who is it?!?
Plumber: IT’S THE PLUMBER….I’VE COME TO FIX THE SINK!!!

Plumber collapses.
Old woman returns home and finds unconscious plumber on ground.
Old woman: Who is it?!?
Parrot: It’s the plumber, he came to fix the sink.
 

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DVC California said:
Knock, knock
Parrot: Who is it?!?
Plumber: It’s the plumber, I’ve come to fix the sink.

Knock, knock
Parrot: Who is it?!?
Plumber: It’s the plumber, I’ve come to fix the sink!

Knock, knock
Parrot: Who is it?!?
Plumber: It’s the plumber, I’ve come to fix the sink!!!

Knock, knock
Parrot: Who is it?!?
Plumber: IT’S THE PLUMBER….I’VE COME TO FIX THE SINK!!!

Plumber collapses.
Old woman returns home and finds unconscious plumber on ground.
Old woman: Who is it?!?
Parrot: It’s the plumber, he came to fix the sink.
Wasn't that Sesame Street?

(All the electric company sketches were specifically related to reading and phonics, I'm pretty sure.)
 

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Fish Man said:
Who can turn a can into a cane?
Who can turn a pan into a pane?
It’s not too hard to see
It’s silent e
Ah yes. Tom Lehrer, who came out of retirement to write and perform this and the -ly song.

My favorite was always phooey. I just liked the name.

Isn't Noggin still showing Electric Company late at night? It was a couple years ago when I got the Tivo anyway.

Greg
 

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The Adventures of Letterman!

I forget how it went..something like: "More faster than a rolling 'O', more quieter and a silent 'E'...."

More info: Beginning in 1972, there was also The Adventures of Letterman cartoon series. The evil Spell Binder would cause trouble by using his magic wand, replacing key letters to make the worse of situations (e.g.: Train into Rain). Then Letterman would take the letter(s) off his varsity sweater and correct the hazard.

This show needs to come out with DVDs!
 

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djithm said:
This show needs to come out with DVDs!
Looks like I found my own request:

From: http://www.tv.com/the-electric-company/show/2402/summary.html&full_summary=1

"The general effect of removing The Electric Company from the airwaves, has not been a pleasant one for American society. Some people believe Sesame Workshop discusses The Electric Company only when lowering the wrecker's ball on those who have violated their copyrights. (To this day, The Electric Company™ and the logo are trademarks and service marks of Sesame Workshop, © 1971-1977.) Though it appears Sesame Workshop chooses not to live in the past, it has been digitizing segments from all its old shows in preparation for DVD releases. The first DVD of The Electric Company is scheduled for release in 2006. "
 
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