Happy 40th Birthday, Electric Company!!

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by blewis17, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. blewis17

    blewis17 Sr Member

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  2. dcarty

    dcarty Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    (it drives me nuts when people think that's originally from The Goonies)
  3. Laspector

    Laspector Sr Member

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    I too was a child in the 70's (born in 1965). As a kid, at first I never could really appreciate the Electric Company as it had no muppets. It always came on right after Sesame Street and even though we never (at that time) thought it was as good as Kermit and Co. we still always watched it. And especially when Spider man started being on it. But we had all the comics and even as youngsters we knew the Spidey on the show was a joke. I remember even then thinking "God if they EVER make a Spider man movie, PLEASE don't let him be like this!!"

    But the show itself is a classic. I wish they would show the re runs somewhere, I'd watch them all!

    One particular skit still comes to mind all these years later. It was Dracula and Frankenstein and the Wolfman singing about silent "E".

    "When I see a nice throat that is ripe
    and I want to rip it apart
    I just take silent E off the end
    And I'm ready to rip again."

    Great stuff!!
  4. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    Our PBS station ran this show until the mid 80s so i got to watch it in the mornings growing up.
  5. Pookie

    Pookie New Member

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    I hate the new incarnation that has been on recently. Nothing can top the old show.
  6. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    I remember watching it in the early 80s, but I don't really remember anything other than the intro.
  7. Maelstrom

    Maelstrom Sr Member

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    +1 for EC and Spider-man (my favorite part also)
  8. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  9. CB2001

    CB2001 Master Member

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    "Contrary to those upbeat lyrics, The Electric Company would like us to emphasize that it will NOT be bringing you the power."
  10. Goodwolf

    Goodwolf Sr Member

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    It's amazing how many well known actors were on that show. Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno, Morgan Freeman, even Irene Cara and Denise Nickerson (Violet Beauregard from Willy Wanka... ok maybe she's not so famous.) Even Mel Brooks had a recurring role.
  11. dbuck

    dbuck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow. As if I didnt feel old enough. I remember watching that show from the very beginning.
    Didn't like it as much as sesame street, but still watched and enjoyed .
  12. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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  13. the_batdemon

    the_batdemon Sr Member

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    My favorite characters on the show, next to Spiderman, were the Blue Beetle and the the monsters, with Morgan Freeman as Dracula.

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