A show aimed at children ages 7 to 10 was designed to teach basic reading concepts to its young viewers. Skits featuring the show's regulars, cartoons, vignettes, and regular features revolved around sound clusters (such as -ly, sh-, oo-) and punctuation marks. On occasion, a fun song was played with the audience challenged to supply the lyrics during the second sing-through.
Last Episode06x131 Coach Aired: Apr. 15, 1977
The two sounds of ie, the sound of ch, and words ending in -all are featured.
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Series Fun Facts
- The typeface used the most often for the words that appeared on the screen was Franklin Gothic. When Spider-Man spoke, however, the Dom Casual typeface was used for his speech balloons.
- Rita Moreno's portrayal of Otto the director was modeled after Otto Preminger.
- Original head writer Paul Dooley also appeared in filmed sketches occasionally and voiced many one-shot animated characters throughout the show's run.