The Electric Company 1970s

Season 2 Episode 1

Show 131

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Aired Unknown Oct 23, 1972 on PBS
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b, br, oo and ch are highlighted. b banana split Winnie and Brenda's word exchange butterfly animation bumblebee noises- bing, bong, beep, bong, boom br broom Cinderella and wicked stepmother do you want to buy a broom animation oo monouth-oo the short circus-boom the cool fools animation ch choo-choo Finch and Dench song wild guess a very short book-Jack and the beanstalk Rowan and Martin Easy Reader/Vi's Diner the boy is sitting/quitting Fargo North meets Big Bird the endmoreless

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    Rita Moreno

    Rita Moreno

    Carmela; Otto the Director; Pandora the Little Girl; Millie the Helper

    Joan Rivers

    Joan Rivers

    Narrator of 'The Adventures of Letterman' (1972-77)

    Denise Nickerson

    Denise Nickerson

    Allison; member of the Short Circus (1972-1973)

    Luis Avalos

    Luis Avalos

    Roberto; Dr. Doolats; Igor; Pedro (1972-1977)

    Lee Chamberlin

    Lee Chamberlin

    Brenda; Vi; Madame Rosalie; Gladys the Glow-Worm (1971-1973)

    Gene Wilder

    Gene Wilder

    Voice of Letterman (1972-1977)

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      • From here on, each episode ended with a preview of the next day's show: e.g., "Tune in next time when Sylvia sings about (Pete's pickle)." A reverberating tone bleeps out the words listed in parentheses for the youthful audience to guess. This closing was not included in the Noggin rebroadcasts.
        Submission by Brian Rathjen, 286

      • Underwriters' credits change to read as follows:
        Funds for "The Electric Company" are provided by
        National Center for Educational Technology, Office of Education, Dept. Of Health, Education and Welfare
        Carnegie Corporation of New York
        The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
        The Ford Foundation

      • A new opening sequence is used, featuring everybody running toward the camera (including the Short Circus); rotating boxes of the show's cast members; and eventually everyone piling atop each other in a pyramid. The same opening theme music as last year was used.Peer at the lower portion of the TEC logo in this season's titles and closing segments. ™ & © CTW is printed imperceptibly close to a curve in the logo.

      • Also, The Short Circus gained a new member: Denise Nickerson. While best known for her role as Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (starring Gene "Letterman" Wilder), Nickerson had been familiar to TV audiences the previous season as Liza Walton on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow. As a member of The Short Circus, her character name was Allison.
        (Denise may be familiar to longtime Brady Bunch fans as the girl Peter Brady's double becomes friends with at the end of the 1974 episode, "Two Petes in a Pod," where Peter meets his exact double.)

      • This was the first episode featuring Luis Avalos as a regular, where his character name was Roberto. He'd also play Dr. Doolats (a parody of Dr. Doolittle) and Igor (the Mad Scientist's dim-witted assistant). The Electric Company was the Cuban native's first starring role in a TV series, though he'd later star in a number of mostly forgettable TV series from the 1970s through the 1990s. The bulk of his success came mainly in theatrical and made-for-TV movies. Luis also guest-starred in numerous TV shows, including Full House, ER, Walker Texas Ranger, JAG, and Archie Bunker's Place.

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