The Electric Company

Season 2 Episode 6

Goodnight, Robot

Aired Friday 4:30 PM Feb 26, 2010 on PBS

Episode Recap

Hector and Jessica are on a tour in J.T. Bookbinder's house, the author who was inspired to write the book "Goodnight, Robot". But tour guide Steve tells them that Fracine's mother is tearing down his house to make way for a hotel, The Francine. Later, The Electric Company confront Francine and Mrs. Carruthers about buying the landmark, but they brush them off. They go down to City Hall to have J.T.'s house preserved, but the lady tells them they have to have a petition to save the house before the committee has a meeting the following day. While The Electric Company are doing that they receive a video from Francine and her mother about their hotel. Then they discover that Francine put in fake names on the list. Hector has an idea. Later back at J.T.'s house, The Electric Company dress up as characters from the book which helps them get more names on the petition. Francine knows whats going on and attempts to throw a wordball, but has a change of heart when Hector reads the book. She remembers the story from when she was a little girl. Her mother makes a last ditch effort to buy the house but Francine says she'll sign the petition to save it. Mrs Carruther's gives in because she's inspired by the gang. The landmark is saved and Steve is happy - and so is Francine as she and her mother read J.T.'s book.