Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hey You Guys!

I read this week that PBS is bringing back The Electric Company. I have really fond memories of the original version of this show. After all it introduced me, and a generation of polyester clad hipsters, to Easy Reader.

Hard to believe that guy went on to win an Academy Award

It also gave kids large doses of "That Lady from West Side Story." (As I once called her.)

Of course the other guy in that sketch went on to have a little bit of success too.

Apparently they are updating it to make it more relevant for kids today. Hopefully PBS will do its usual excellent job with this. The original helped instill a life long love of reading in Gen X. It would be cool if the new version helped do the same for their kids.


  1. We were flipping through the channels the other day and came across the Elec. Co.!!! Remember the silouettes (sp?) of the 2 people sounding out words...holy flashback!!