Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Electric Company - Retro Flashback

Okay, I'm telling my age now but do you remember the show Electric Company from the 70's? Back in the day, when I was in elementary school, the teachers would use the show as a learning device. And truthfully, I think they used the show as babysitter during rainy days when we couldn't go outside for recess. Honestly, it was kind of a treat for me. I enjoyed watching and learning. A trait I carry with me even now. I tend to be more visual than not. Know what I mean? Anyway, I still remember the segment on the word "Enough." They pronounced it phonetically: "E" - "new" - "ga"- "ha." I think I flash back to the show every time I spell the word "enough." I wonder how popular the show would be with kids today? I saw the complete DVD collection in the store the other day for about $46. Any of you use the show to teach your kids now?

For you Retro folks.... here's a clip to enjoy: Recognize anyone?

Some of the members of the cast were: Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, and Joan Rivers. The series ran from about 1971 - 1977.

And for you real Electric Company fans.... You know the best part of the show was the theme song.

So Catch it again here:


AVCr8teur said...

I remember this from the 70's. Do I feel old now? Remember the show "Zoom"? Now, I can't get that show's tune out of my head.

intrepidideas said...

You are so right. Come on and Zoom! Come on and Zoom! I wanna say they did a remake of Zoom in recent years. Is that correct?

hottnikz said...

I just commented about The Electric Company on somebody blog the other day. Yes I use it to teach my son, I have the box set. I also have School House Rock & The Muppet Shows' first season. (not really educational but still mad funny). Of course I'm more into it than him but he likes it especially SHR.

intrepidideas said...

You mean someone else Blogged the Electric Company? I thought I was being original... Ha, ha. Yeah, it was a great show. I must admit. I own School house rock too. "Multiplication Rock" Rocks!