The Electric Company

  • 1971
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

This superbly entertaining and educational series aimed at kids ages 7 to 10 teaches reading skills through razzle-dazzle techniques, including sketches, music, cartoons, graphics and memorable characters like Easy Reader (portrayed by Morgan Freeman).

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The Electric Company Alum Luis Avalos Dies at 67

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  • Premiered: October 25, 1971
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: This superbly entertaining and educational series aimed at kids ages 7 to 10 teaches reading skills through razzle-dazzle techniques, including sketches, music, cartoons, graphics and memorable characters like Easy Reader (portrayed by Morgan Freeman). (more)

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