The Electric Company

Premiered Date
October 25, 1971
Genre
Comedy
Network
PBS
85

Morgan Freeman

as Count Dracula

90

Rita Moreno

as Carmela

85

Bill Cosby

as Hank

96

Mel Brooks

as Blond-Haired Cartoon Man

63

Irene Cara

as Iris -Member of the Short Circus

1957-2019

Denise Nickerson

as Allison -Member of the Short Circus

1915-1977

Zero Mostel

as Spell Binder

77

Hattie Winston

as Sylvia

62

Todd Graff

as Jesse -Member of the Short Circus

About The Electric Company

About

Educational comedy-sketch show that teaches children the basic concepts of reading, grammar, and other literary focal points. 

Trivia

This show was regarded as the first modern comedy-sketch show which influenced a show like Saturday Night Live. Actress Rita Moreno is the only cast member in the show that didn't appear in the show's finale. As a child, actor Giancarlo Esposito was one of the children singing the chorus of the opening theme song.