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The Electric Company

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The Electric Company was a children's TV show from 1971 that came on right after Sesame Street. It was basically a similar concept but had cooler kids and adults.

I believe that Samuel L. Jackson was on the show for a time.


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Do You Remember The Electric Company?

Do You Remember The Electric Company?

  • Anonymous user
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    Yeah, it was an American show that was designed to teach children about reading, writing and spelling- we used to have to watch it once a week in infants school, c.1975. Vorpal's right, it WAS boring, and also quite patronising, although it did include a cool cartoon called 'The Adventures Of Letterman', who was a superhero able to turn words that made bad things happen into words that made good things occur, simply by changing the initial letter. The intro. to the show feeatured a kid rock band singing a song about the name of the show. The Electric Company may have had some hand in the creation of the tribute song about Mickey Mouse that came out to celebrate his 50th anniversary- certainly they used to sing it a lot on the show- "Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Forever we will hold your banner high". Eurrgghh- sums up American government policy, really.
  • Anonymous user
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    This show was the most mind-numbing pile of tedium my juvenile mind was ever forced to endure. It was supposed to be "educational", but what it was was excruciatingly boring.