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Anyone miss The Electric Company?

Discussion in 'Sesame Worlds' started by jeffkjoe, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe New Member

    I would figure that with so many classic SESAME fans, there'd have to be ELECTRIC COMPANY fans that go hand in hand?

    Am I right?

    And is it just me, or does your memory sometimes blur which cartoons or skits were on SESAME or TEC?
  2. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    I Vaguely rember the Electric co. i loved Wonderworks
  3. fatblue

    fatblue New Member

    Yeah, I do, I have to be honest. I was more a SS fan though. But I had a crush on that blonde from the Short Circut LOL!
  4. Pug Lover

    Pug Lover New Member

    I loved The Electric Company.I think my favourite characters would be Janet Of The Jungle and her companion Paul The Gorilla.I still have a book called"The Electric Company Nitty Gritty Rhyming Riddle Book"from 1973.I also liked how the show included a live action version of Spider Man,and occasionally showed it's own Road Runner cartoons.Speaking of which,there is a special Electric Company website where you can view the actual openning and closing credit scenes from the show's first five seasons.You can also view some old cartoon segments from the show,including four Road Runner cartoons.Just type"The Electric Company CTW",and then click onto"The Electric Company".
  5. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe New Member


    If you're talking about the website with the Digital Archive of THE ELECTRIC COMPANY, it's no longer there....Sesame Workshop forced them to take it down with a cease and desist letter.
  6. maxdrive

    maxdrive New Member

    i seem to ether remeber a show or caracters on a show calle dthe alphbet gang they were puppets and they each wore a shirt with a letter of the alphabet on it and there names would be that letter i think
  7. BipBippadotta

    BipBippadotta New Member


    I liked the electric company. The Spiderman skits were cool. It sucks that Sesame Workshop did that.
    How sad. The devil really does rule this world.
    I don't remember Wonderworks.
  8. Pug Lover

    Pug Lover New Member

    I'm pretty disappointed myself to hear that news too.
  9. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    it's nice you all rememebr TEC but i think we should reserve this section for Classic SS and talk about TEC and theother PBS in the General Discussion Board. i have another PBS program mentioned there.
  10. pennyring

    pennyring New Member

    I wasn't allowed to watch Electric Company. Guess it was too freaky deaky for my parents or something. :shrugs: The only eps I've seen were on Noggin.
  11. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    You mean "The Letter People"? :D
  12. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe New Member

    This is really no big deal, but MikeBennedict, why are you always messing with my threads?

    I think there's enough connection especially between classic Sesame and TEC, since they often crossed-over on each other's shows and they covered the same time period....Oscar and Big Bird on The Electric Company and vice versa - there was an episode of SESAME where the cast of TEC came onto the street. I remember Easy Reader conversing wtih Gordon and Maria talking with Rita Moreno. And furthermore, often you'll find fans of classic SS watched TEC as well. They're usually the same generation of viewers.

    Maybe you're too young to remember, but I think this topic is valid in this section of the forum.



    :smirk:
  13. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member

    I absolutely LOVED the Electric Company and I'd be glad to talk about it anywhere. There certainly were crossovers with TEC and Classic Sesame Street since it was produced in the same era. In one TEC episode, Grover winds up at the diner owned by Vi (sp?) and cannot remember what street he lives on. In another episode, Oscar The Grouch visits J. Arthur Crank (TEC's grouchy human character) and Crank sings a song in tribute to such a great grouch. At one point, Oscar snaps one of Crank's suspenders to show how rotten he can be. Sesame Street was also mentioned a few times on TEC in passing. And here's a real obscure connection that many probably don't remember. In an issue of the comic book, "Spidey Super Stories" (based on the TEC), Mr. Hooper actually appeared. Most issues of the TEC magazine said "For Graduates Of Sesame Street" and I've also seen both of the shows borrow ideas for skits from one another. It was all CTW during a classic era.
  14. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Active Member

    I was very addicted to The Electric Company. I still the modern day(very close to version),Between the Lions,that is quite enjoyable.
  15. SesameMike

    SesameMike Member

    SS/EC crossovers

    Other Sesame Street / Electric Company crossovers that I'd heard about, but don't remember exactly:

    -- Big Bird once visited Fargo North in his shop.

    -- some of the cartoons, like the 2001: A Space Odyssey monolith that crumbles to reveal "ALK" or some other letter combination, to the sound of "Also Sprach Zarathustra", appeared on both shows.

    -- supposedly, one day Rita Moreno wandered on to Sesame Street and called out "Hey You Guys!". The adults politely told her that she was on the wrong show.

    Then there was this routine I saw in which Big Bird came into Hooper's store, and Mr. Hooper was paying his bills. Mr. Looper explained to BB that if he didn't pay such-and-such a bill, he would lose a specific amenity.

    HOOPER: "And this bill is for the Electric Company. If I don't pay this bill"
    (entire set goes dark).

    I wouldn't be surprised if Big Bird responded "The Electric Company? Boy, that's a great show."
  16. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    Big Bird, Grover, and Oscar all have appeared on TEC.
  17. HarveyK

    HarveyK New Member

    Sorry, can't resist

    I loved TEC!!! Letterman was awesome. I thnk Joan Rivers might have done the narrating on it-think about it.
  18. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

  19. HarveyK

    HarveyK New Member

    Get out!

    Are you serious? How do you know this?
  20. SesameMike

    SesameMike Member

    Joan and Gene

    Not only did Joan Rivers do the narration on "The Adventures of Letterman", but Letterman himself was voiced by Gene Wilder. He didn't say that much, though. Sometimes his only line was "I'm Letterman", which came after Joan's "It's a word! It's a plan!" shpiel.


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