The Electric Company

1971, TV Show

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The Electric Company Alum Luis Avalos Dies at 67

Luis Avalos, who co-starred on The Electric Company, died on Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He passed after...  Read Full Article

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Season 1, Episode 6
Hector mysteriously loses his agility right before his big basketball game. Can The Electric Company get to the bottom of Hector's sudden clumsiness before he loses to Manny Spamboni?

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Season 1, Episode 4
Jessica gets a job pet sitting Tiki Barber's African Gray parrot. When the parrot flies the coop it's up to The Electric Company to save the bird and Jessica's reputation.

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Hey You Guys! Plug in to the power of the all-new Electric Company and follow the adventures of four friends with unique "literacy superpowers" as they foil the mischievous efforts of some tricky neighborhood Pranksters. Watch as this series unlocks a world of literacy and imagination for kids ages 6 -to- 9 using games, music videos, and celebrity guest stars in twelve electrifying episodes!

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The Electric Company Alum Luis Avalos Dies at 67

Luis Avalos, who co-starred on The Electric Company, died on Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He passed after... read more

Exclusive: Morgan Freeman to Present SAG Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno

Stars of the classic children's variety show The Electric Company will reunite this weekend when legendary actor Morgan Freeman presents the 50th SAG Life Achievement Award to actress Rita Moreno during the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Emmy-winning The Bold and the Beautiful Producer Ron Weaver Dies at 75

Emmy-winning producer of The Bold and the Beautiful and Sesame Street's The Children's Television Workshop, Ron Weaver, died Thursday at  age 75 in Los Angeles.

Weaver began with the soap, , a sister show to The Young and the Restless, when it started in 1987 and only left the show weeks ago in April after 27 years. He won three daytime Emmys for overseeing thousands of episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, which follows the rich Californian Forresters family and is the most watched soap opera in the world.

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Golden Globes Review: Third Time Not a Charm

If nothing else, Ricky Gervais is a master at upending our expectations. Last year, he drew blood as host-turned-heckler at the Golden Globes, redeeming his lackluster performance of the year before. Returning to the scene of his crime ...
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Please settle a bet between ...

Question: Please settle a bet between my friend and me. I am positive that I remember the actor Morgan Freeman on the kids' show The Electric Company in the mid-'70s. My friend says no way. Who is right? I have a bottle of very good wine riding on this!


Answer: Well, this oughtta pop your cork, then, Jessica. (And, at the risk of beating this horse to death, all you goofuses who hold back on the details of your betting should take note of Jessica's gallant move of telling me what she and her pal have at stake in their bet.)

Freeman did indeed play Easy Reader, the afro-wearing character who helped a generation of children learn to read on the brilliant Electric Company, from 1971 to 1976. That role followed acclaimed work on stage and represented the actor's first break in television, but his feelings about the job seem to depend on when you ask him about it. In 2001, when he served as chair of the read more

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Premiered: October 25, 1971, on PBS
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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).

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