The Best of The Electric Company
Disc 1-2DVD - 2006
If you were between six and ten years old during the '70s, 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 show was so terrific that it attracted major talent to do cameos and voice-over work. Joan Rivers, Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel were the voices of "The Adventures of Letterman." Mel Brooks was the voice of the animated Blond-Haired Cartoon Man. The satirist Tom Lehrer wrote ten songs for the show. The Electric Company was a product of its time--perennially cool ad 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.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory ; New York : SMV/Sony BMG Music Entertainment, c2006
Description: 2 videodiscs of 4 (ca. 315 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 p.)
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