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Breaking news! New Electric Company Series from PBS

Discussion in 'Sesame Worlds' started by MrsPepper, May 12, 2008.

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  1. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Nowadays, they're too scared to show kid's programming in general. Wocka Wocka!
  2. wwfpooh New Member

    I'm not saying NOT to show mistakes or whatever, but the faults I am talking about involve the cynical attitude of the modern world. If the peace-loving Fraggles were exposed to all that...darkness...what could happen?
  3. mbmfrog Active Member

    Funny they are bring this show back around the year that Sesame Street turns 40. ;)


    Still it would be nice to see an older Sesame Workshop show, and who know whom from SS will guest star this time since the cast has grown over the years. :)
  4. wwfpooh New Member

    The thing is..this thing is apparently a relaunch of a classic name but with something new attached, not a full-blown reproduction of the original series or even a remake lampooning the original series.
  5. hemlock Member

    Hey here's behind the scenes clip to one of the new segments. Link:



    Steve
  6. Ilikemuppets New Member

    Thanks' for the clip! Man, a lot goes into making television.
  7. fleecenotfelt Member

    electric company funding!

    hey everyone! help the electric company get funding from american express! check this out:

    Dear Sesame Friend,
    Did you know that more than half of the children in the United States can't read at grade level?
    To address this national crisis, Sesame Workshop is relaunching The Electric Company -- a multimedia literacy initiative that will reach 4 million children each week -- and it is quick, easy and FREE for you to help.
    American Express is offering $1.5 million to support a project based on feedback from the online community.
    There are two ways you can help let American Express know that our project Bridging the Literacy Gap for Millions of Kids is important.
    1. Nominate our project (you don't have to be a cardmember):
    2. Help spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends and family
    Your nomination will allow us use the power of media to make learning to read fun and exciting for the children who are most in need.
    Thank you,
    Your friends at Sesame Workshop
  8. mikebennidict New Member

    I think they have everything worked out.

    Have anything else better to do with your time?
  9. fleecenotfelt Member

    wow! i can't believe you replied so harshly to an innocent post! of course i have better things to do with my time, but i just <3 the electric company and want to help it get funding.

    finding funding for a show takes A LOT! and i'm sure they could use additional funding even if they're set for the first season.

    i'm assuming you're hating on this because you think it's a sham. i assure you that it's not. here's the link to the email i cut/pasted: http://www.kintera.org/cms.asp?eid=...AUvI9IqIAUvKpLMLTOvEaIRIbK&campaign_id=133246
    it's your prerogative not to believe me-- but please be nicer if you don't!
  10. mikebennidict New Member

    Well are you a spokeperson for the worshop?

    OK I see what you mean well and I apologize.


    But if you said the first time I found this link about the AE funding the new EC and posted the link I would of understood better.
  11. Ilikemuppets New Member

    It's dew august 19th.
  12. Drtooth Well-Known Member


    He's been know to do that... :busy:

    Anyway, I hope this passes through. After all, PBS nowadays has to rely heavily on corporate sponsership. And I don't see why they wouldn't want to crudely hammer a commercial that vaguely seems to support the project. After all, all these sponsers use their sponsership as A) a tax writeoff and B) free publicity to boot (re-read part A for why it's free)
  13. Erine81981 Active Member

    Wow! That's my birthday too! This is really cool! My birthday and then the new showing of "Electric Company." *dances around*
  14. Ilikemuppets New Member

    I don't mean to get you're hopes down or anything, But I was talking about when convincing American express to fund the show and not the date the show actually starts.
  15. Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Exactly. it's not even going to air until January at the Earliest.
  16. Hilleyb New Member

    Hi all,
    I got the same e-mail from Sesame Workshop. It's not the first time they've asked people to sponsor an initiative through American Express's program. I'm sure that any increase in funding is welcome and could increase production values somewhat. Also, we all know that funding isn't easy to secure these days and they likely have barely enough.

    I just remembered that they were considering an increase from 26 to 39 episodes. This might make the difference.
  17. mikebennidict New Member

    I've just checked out TEC site and it's odd they have the bios of the adult cast but nonthing on the kids.
  18. hemlock Member

    Here's the following video clip: &feature=related



    Steve
  19. Ilikemuppets New Member

    I saw that clip the other day. It's just no the same, but It's not that bad either.
  20. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    That looks interesting. This new show actually has, well, a plot to the show.
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