Episodes: 780 (half-hour)
TV show dates: October 25, 1971 — April 15, 1977
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant, Rita Moreno, June Angela, Mel Brooks, Luis Avalos, Joan Rivers, and Gene Wilder.
TV show description:
An entertaining educational program that uses sketch comedy to help elementary-school children develop their reading skills.
Regular characters include The Blue Beetle, Jennifer of the Jungle, J. Arthur Crank, Pandora, Millie the Helper, Easy Reader, and private-eye Fargo North, Decoder.
The series was developed by Children’s Television Workshop which also produces the popular Sesame Street series for preschoolers.