The Electric Company

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The Electric Company
The Electric Company-Logo.jpg
Premiere October 25, 1971
Finale April 15, 1977
Network/Provider PBS
Style 30-minute educational comedy
Company Children's Television Workshop
Seasons 6
Episodes 780 + 1 prime-time special
Origin USA
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This article is on the original 1970s series. For the 2009 remake see The Electric Company (2009).

The Electric Company is an educational comedy that aired on PBS.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6
Bill Cosby Hank; The Milkman; Ken Kane; The Ice Cream Man *
Rita Moreno Carmela; Otto the Director; Pandora the Little Girl;
Millie the Helper
* * * * * *
Jim Boyd Andy; J. Arthur Crank; Paul the Gorilla;
The Blue Beetle; The Wolfman; Loreli the Chicken (voice);
Steve Awesome -- The $6,000,000.39 Man
* * * * * *
Lee Chamberlin Brenda; Vi; Madame Rosalie; Gladys the Glow-Worm * *
Morgan Freeman Mark; Easy Reader; Mel Mounds -- the DJ;
Count Dracula; Mad Scientist; The Cop
* * * * * *
Judy Graubart Winnie; Jennifer of the Jungle; Julia Grownup;
The Witch
* * * * * *
Skip Hinnant J.J.; Fargo North Decoder; Frankenstein; Supper Man;
Clam; Boy in "Love of Chair"
* * * * * *
Luis Avalos Roberto; Dr. Doolats; Igor; Pedro * * * * *
Hattie Winston Sylvia; Valerie the Librarian * * * *
The Short Circus 1 2 3 4 5 6
June Angela Julie * * * * * *
Steve Gustafson Buddy * * * *
Melanie Henderson Kathy * * * *
Douglas Grant Zack * *
Irene Cara Iris *
Denise Nickerson Allison *
Bayn Johnson Kelly * *
Gregg Burge Dwayne * *
Todd Graff Jesse * *
Rodney Lewis Charlie * *
Réjane Magloire Samantha * *
Janina Mathews Gail * *
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6
Danny Seagren Spider-Man * * *
Ken Roberts Announcer * *
Joan Rivers Narrator of "The Adventures of Letterman" * * * * *
Gene Wilder Letterman (voice) * * * * *
Mel Brooks Blond-Haired Cartoon Man (voice) * * * *
Mel Blanc Road Runner (voice) * * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
PBS
Season One October 25, 1971 April 21, 1972 130 + 1
Season Two October 23, 1972 April 20, 1973 130
Season Three October 22, 1973 April 19, 1974 130
Season Four October 21, 1974 April 18, 1975 130
Season Five October 20, 1975 April 16, 1976 130
Season Six October 18, 1976 April 15, 1977 130

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Episode Collections
The Best of The Electric Company February 7, 2006 4


The Best of the Best of The Electric Company March 7, 2006 1


The Best of The Electric Company - Volume 2 November 14, 2006 4


External Sites