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If you were between six and ten years old during the years 1971 through 1985, then there is a good chance you learned to read with help from The Electric Company. Comedy sketches, music, animation and special effects were the tools of this "video" classroom. Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno, Spider-Man Road Runner and others were the teachers.
The Electric Company was a product of its time perennially cool and hip, while never wavering from its educational goals; it was full of wit and energy and made learning to read fun. So, take a trip back in time with Spider-Man, Letterman, J. Arthur Crank, the Short Circus, Jennifer of the Jungle, DJ Mel Mounds, Easy Reader, Paul the Gorilla, Lorelei the Chicken and all the rest with THE BEST OF THE ELECTRIC COMPANY.
DISC 1: #1 (10/25/71); #10 (11/5/71); #14 (11/11/71); #21 (11/22/71); #26 (11/29/71) Special Features: Rita Moreno Remembers: The only female performer to have won an Oscar®, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy, Rita looks back on her experiences with The Electric Company.
DISC 2: #109 (3/23/72); #131 (10/23/72); #181 (1/1/73); #285 (11/23/73); #321 (1/14/74) Special Features: Joan Ganz Cooney Then And Now: From 1971 to the present, the founder of The Childrens Television Workshop has never wavered in her commitment to early education.
DISC 3: #379 (4/3/74); #386 (4/15/74); #391 (10/21/74); #437 (12/24/74); #453 (1/15/75) Special Features: "Silent E" Karaoke: Sing along with Tom Lehrers unforgettable and imaginative song. The Creative Team Remembers: Executive producer Sam Gibbon and head writer Tom Whedon reminisce.
DISC 4: #491 (3/10/75); #72A (1/27/76); #110A (3/19/76); #79B (2/3/77); #130B (4/15/77) Special Feature: June Angela Remembers: "Julie" in The Short Circus; June Angela was with the cast for the entire run of the show.
My son loved this set as much as I did as a kid. It was fun reliving these shows with him. Be warned that times have changed and some of the content is not as politically correct,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christine Page
I grew up when this was on the air, and it really brought back a lot of memories. I especially liked the skits with Bill Cosby. He was great. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Trevor Smith
A great show that is timeless. Plenty of episodes for the price. (However, I thought the price was a little high considering the fact that DVD prices have gone down significantly. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sally R. Morris
Me and my teen boys absolutely love this! I love that they enjoy watching what I watched when I was little. They love the humor in it. We watch it almost every night. :)Published 2 months ago by Dena Moore
It's so cool to watch this show again. It helped my little one learn to sound out words. It's really cool to see all these now famous actors and actresses in their 20'sPublished 3 months ago by Mother Adams
Really fun memories for me and my 6 month old is very entertained by them.Published 3 months ago by Laura Sibilia
Awesome video for young kids and early readers. I have purchased this twice and will again.Published 8 months ago by shopper mom
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Sorry to say, the Volume 2 DVD set does have an "LY" song, but not the wonderful Tom Lehrer version ("You enter a very dark room/And sittng there in the gloom/Is DRACULA...now how do you say goodbye?/IMMEDIATELY! IMMEDIATELY! IM-ME-DI-ATE-L-Y!") Ya gotta love it. I certainly... Read More
Aug 16, 2007 by G. Cummings | See all 2 posts