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The Electric Company

 The Electric Company Network: PBS
Episodes: 780 (half-hour)
Seasons: Six

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.

the electric company past TV show

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.

 

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