The Electric Company tv show photo

The Electric Company

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.

The Electric Company - 06x131 Coach Screenshot
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06x131 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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The Electric Company is Canceled/Ended
The show had 6 seasons and 781 episodes air between 1971 and 1977.

Show Update


As actors play many characters the images are the actor not the character.

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Series Info

Oct. 25, 1971
30 min.
1971 - 1977
6 Seasons
781 Episodes
PBS TV Network

Series Fun Facts

More Trivia
  • 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.
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