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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[show]Because sketches from previous seasons were reused in the same way that Sesame Street reused its sketches, the first season was in production for approximately 26 weeks, and this dwindled down to approximately 13 weeks of production for the sixth and final season.
- Bill Cosby left the show officially after season two, although he was billed as a featured performer only in season one. He was, however, billed as a cast member throughout the show's entire run.