The Best of The Electric Company

The Best of The Electric Company

Disc 1-2

DVD - 2006
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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.)
ISBN: 9780738933566
Branch Call Number: jDVD Elec


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May 26, 2019

This is a wonderful show for kids learning grammar skills. Although I didn't get the same feeling of excitement watching it as an adult as I did when I was a kid, it's still lots of fun. Great techniques to learn vocabulary-some that I still remember all these years later!

Aug 11, 2014

My 5yr old LOVES the original TEC. I grew up watching it and seeing it again reminded me how much I loved this show. The new Electric Company doesn't hold a candle next to this one. Your children will pick up sounds, grammer and all around giggles just watching is groundbreaking show way ahead of its time and still on top.

Nov 05, 2012

My three- and five-year-old boys love this program! They weren't sure at first, but about 5 minutes into the first episode, when the shoes spell "giggle," they started giggling too. I enjoy watching this with them, myself. The songs are very clever and catchy, and my boys are picking up on many reading sounds and on language usage. This first disk has the sketch where Rita Moreno hollers "Hey, you guys!!!"

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