The Emmy-winning educational series, Children’s TV Workshop (Sesame Workshop) creators of “Sesame Street”, teaches reading and basic grammar skills to children 6-10 years old through skits, music, sketch comedy, and animated episodes. The show was created by Bert and Ernie, a fictional group of puppeteers who were inspired by their own children’s experiences in elementary school classrooms. The program is also aimed at a more mature audience and features skits like Love of Chair, The Adventures of Letterman and Love of the Book. The show was originally produced on HBO and aired on PBS stations before moving to the Disney Channel. Now in its sixth season, it is still going strong and continues to teach children about words, writing, spelling, and grammar.
The Electric Company is currently being re-aired on PBS stations, so it may be worth your while to catch the rest of season five before you get your own copy. The series is also available on DVD. If you are looking for educational TV content that will entertain your child while teaching them important values, then “The Electric Company” may be just the ticket!
The show starts with the adventures of “Letterman, Letterman”, who happens to be an “old” Letterman (as in, he’s been doing it for decades). He is asked to take over the job of David Letterman (himself a long time Letterman guest host), and soon finds himself at the center of a power struggle within the company. Letterman sets out to teach the show’s new kids the ropes, while Letterman and his best friends, including Meathead, fight their own battles.
The show is full of hilarious moments, especially as Letterman and Meathead go back and forth with each other. In one scene, Letterman is in a bar, interviewing someone for Letterman’s show. Letterman is asked to give some of his trademark monologues, but he’s too nervous to do it; instead he tells his interviewer some interesting trivia. like how he loves his desk, which he keeps next to the toilet, and why he’s a huge fan of the show. “Cheers.”
In addition to that, Letterman is also hilarious in other ways, such as telling stories about Letterman’s famous guests, the latest celebrities, and current events, and even some of the history of the show. Letterman’s relationship with David Letterman and the legendary sitcom, “Seinfeld.” The character’s ability to tell jokes, be funny, talk, and be an integral part of the story lines helps build their character and his relationships with the other characters.
This is a good example of how children are able to learn and develop their own interests and knowledge of history through the use of visual images, music and other interactive media. As you can imagine, watching “The Electric Company” on television has a lot of impact on children’s development. Not only do they grow into better readers, but they learn how to think critically, communicate, and develop their own characters. The program is not just about education. It also provides a fun, entertaining way for parents to teach their children important life lessons, such as caring for others, being compassionate and appreciative of others and sharing a common goal.