Oct. 25, 1971
30 min.
PBS TV Network

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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.

Character Guide | Cast/Crew | Guest Stars
Andyplayed by Jim Boyd
played by Jim Boyd
Count Draculaplayed by Morgan Freeman
played by Morgan Freeman
Jennifer of the Jungleplayed by Judy Graubart
played by Judy Graubart
Decoderplayed by Skip Hinnant
played by Skip Hinnant
Millie the Helperplayed by Rita Moreno
played by Rita Moreno
Julie - Member of the Short Circusplayed by June Angela
played by June Angela
Blond-Haired Cartoon Manplayed by Mel Brooks
played by Mel Brooks
Dr. Doolatsplayed by Luis Avalos
played by Luis Avalos
Narrator of 'The Adventures of Letterman'played by Joan Rivers
played by Joan Rivers
Lettermanplayed by Gene Wilder
played by Gene Wilder
Spell Binderplayed by Zero Mostel
played by Zero Mostel
Sylviaplayed by Hattie Winston
played by Hattie Winston
Kathy - Member of the Short Circusplayed by Melanie Henderson Buddy - Member of the Short Circusplayed by Steve Gustafson
played by Steve Gustafson
Marko the Magicianplayed by Bill Cosby
played by Bill Cosby

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