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The Electric Company was primarily produced for an audience of seven- to ten-year-old children, those who had been raised watching Sesame Street and were now ready for slightly older fare.
The show taught and reinforced grammar and math skills through the use of musical and comedy sketches, cartoons and demonstrations. One memorable demonstration showed two profiles in silhouette sounding out syllables (“Fee”—“Ling”—“Feeling”).
Other popular segments included "Easy Reader" (starring Morgan Freeman), "Fargo North, Decoder," "Letterman" (voiced by Gene Wilder) and the comic-inspired "The Adventures of Spidey" (a live-action version of Marvel's Spider-Man).
Though it was only produced for five seasons, The Electric Company continued to run in repeats into the early 1980's. Already a hit with its young viewers, the show was honored with a prestigious Emmy award in its 1972-73 season.
"It's coming down the lines, strong as they can be, through the courtesy...
Of The Electric Company!"