The Electric Company
Debut: October 25, 1971
Ended: April 15, 1977

The Electric Company, created by the Children's Television Workshop, was on in the morning about five times a day. In the middle of it they would often have a Spiderman segment which featured live-action mixed with animated backgrounds and thought balloons. It ended in 1977 but the final two seasons aired in reruns until 1985. Its most famous regular is none other than Morgan Freeman. The Electric Company employed sketch comedy and various other devices to provide an entertaining program to help elementary school children develop their grammar and reading skills. Since it was intended for children who had graduated from CTW's flagship program, Sesame Street, the humor was more mature than what was seen there.

Narrator: "And what about... Naomi? -Narrator"
Mel Mounds, the DJ: "Righteous, delighteous, and out-of-sighteous! -Mel Mounds, the DJ"
Narrator of 'The Adventures of Letterman': "Faster than a rolling "O"! Stronger than silent "E"! Able to leap capital "T" in a single bound! It's a word, it's a plan, it's Letterman! -Narrator of 'The Adventures of Letterman'"
J. Arthur Crank: "Who's the dummy writing this show? -J. Arthur Crank"
Crank: "HEY YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!! -Crank"
Easy Reader: "Top to bottom, left to right, reading stuff is outa' sight! -Easy Reader"
Jim Boyd: "Have no fear! The Blue Beetle is here!"
Whoever sang the Spidey intro. Skip Hinnant, Short Circus... etc.: "Spiderman. Where are ya comin' from Spiderman? Nobody knows you you are!"
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