November 1, 2007

Recycling "The Electric Company"

Filed under: precat — jenny @ 5:00 pm

I have mixed feelings about this, as the original Electric Company was my favorite show when I was a kid. Somewhere I even have the LP from the show.
Sesame Workshop Appoints Project Director for The Electric Company

“Dr. Malore I. Brown has been named Sesame Workshop’s project director for a new multimedia production of The Electric Company, overseeing the re-launch of the classic series aimed at children aged 6 to 8.
Reporting to COO Mel Ming, Dr. Brown will responsible for the overall management of the multimedia project, to ensure that The Electric Company fosters children’s literacy skills and involves them in activities designed for multiple platforms.” [World Screen]


  1. sheesh are they so desperate for…what… names? Would it resemble the original any other way?

    Comment by Mad William Flint — November 1, 2007 @ 6:28 pm

  2. You probably already know this, but Shout! Factory, world’s awesomest DVD company, has released a couple of Best of the Electric Company box sets. Nostalgiatastic!

    Comment by John Overholt — November 2, 2007 @ 7:56 am

  3. I hope that Dr. Brown doesn’t follow the trend to “dumb it down” as many do with children’s programming these days. I loved the original TEC! I hope the standard sticks.

    Comment by Karen — November 2, 2007 @ 10:51 am

  4. Not only are the “Best of” DVD’s truly fun to watch, they still work! “LetterMan” helped my much-read-to, superhero-obsessed 4-year-old son finally bridge the gap in realizing that letters come together to make words. In one viewing! The new one will very likely not even come close to matching the original in terms of intellectualism and humor (and of course it will be “Brought to You by Pampers and McDonalds”, like everything else in today’s “public” television). But I can understand the impulse to revive it, hoping to catch the attention of boomer parents like me who are nostalgic for our childhood favorites.

    Comment by Jennifer — November 4, 2007 @ 3:44 am

  5. I was just wishing today that I could turn my boys onto the electric company! This is so awesome to know that I can get these DVD’s. I am going to order them tomorrow!

    Comment by Constancia — November 17, 2007 @ 1:21 am

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  7. HEY YOUU GUYS! I, for one, am happy that they have chosen a professional literacy expert (i.e. librarian) to head up their project! Go Malore! ALSC is proud of you!

    Comment by Holly — December 28, 2007 @ 11:32 am

  8. 01 15 2007
    I read the articles about “The Electric Company” and it would be great to have more episodes from “The Electric Company” on DVD.
    Tracey C. Smith

    Comment by tracey c. smith — January 14, 2008 @ 11:35 pm

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