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Electric Company, The

1 9 7 1 – 1 9 7 7 (USA)
780 x 30 minute episodes

electriccompany_004nThis educational series, aimed at children between seven and ten years of age, related basic reading concepts through skits, cartoons, songs and literally anything else that could capture the mind and imagination of a child.

Featured segments included performances by members of the Short Circus; a Spider-Man spoof; a cartoon segment called The Adventures of Letterman; a serial spoof called Love of Chair; a jungle spoof (Jennifer of the Jungle) and parodies of movie monsters with Count Dracula (Morgan Freeman).

Amongst the featured cast were Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno, Zero Mostel, Joan Rivers, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, and Irene Cara.

Andy
Jim Boyd
Clam
Skip Hinnant
Carmela
Rita Moreno
Hank
Bill Cosby
Sylvia
Hattie Winston
Brenda
Lee Chamberlin
Letterman
Gene Wilder
Adventures of Letterman Narrator
Joan Rivers
Blonde Haired Cartoon Man
Mel Brooks
Spell Binderrockabill
Zero Mostel
Count Dracula
Morgan Freeman
Jennifer of the Jungle
Judy Graubart
Dr Doolats
Luis Avalos
Spider-Man
Danny Seagren
Iris
Irene Cara
Announcer
Ken Roberts