The Electric Company (2009)
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The Electric Company (2009)
First Aired: January 23rd, 2009
Status: Ended
Genre: Children
Network: PBS
Summary: One of public television's most popular children's programs gets a facelift for today's media-driven kids, boosting the interactive content, but the commendable goal of the program remains the same as it was in the '70s - reducing the literacy gap between low- and middle-income families and promoting the idea that "reading is cool."
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# of Episodes: 52
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Season 3
Off Target
Episode 1: Off Target
Air Date: February 7th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Summary: The Electric Company tries to help Marcus, a neighborhood kid, improve his wordball throwing skills
Wordball Games
Episode 2: Wordball Games
Air Date: February 28th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hector sprains his ankle and can't compete in the Wordball Games, the neighborhood Olympics.
The Incredible Return-a-Ball
Episode 3: The Incredible Return-a-Ball
Air Date: March 7th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Summary: Marcus sees a commercial on his laptop for Francine's latest invention, the Return-a-ball, which is supposed to come right back to you when you throw it. He can't resist buying one but quickly discovers that it doesn't work and it's just a regular ball. The rest of the Electric Company pitches in to help Marcus prove that Francine faked her commercial so he can get his money back.
Pies For Puppies
Episode 4: Pies For Puppies
Air Date: February 14th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Summary: Jessica and Danny compete in a Pies for Puppies charity bake sale.
Wiki Wiki Walter
Episode 5: Wiki Wiki Walter
Air Date: March 7th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Summary: Shock competes against a former friend in a beatboxing competition judged by hip-hop artist Doug E. Fresh.
Episode 6: Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk!
Air Date: March 14th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Summary: Marcus and Jessica are accidentally shrunk by an invention that Manny borrowed. To return them to normal size, the gang need to retrieve the gadget from Manny, but can't find him because he accidentally shrunk himself too.
Episode 7: Spooky Summer Soiree
Air Date: February 9th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Summary: The annual Spooky Summer Soiree inspires the gang to dress as animals dressed as monsters, but pranksters Annie and Gilda buy all of the costumes from the discount-costume store before Jessica and Marcus can buy theirs.
Episode 8: Revenge of the Zeros
Air Date: February 10th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Summary: Danny and Annie set out to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana-festival party at the Electric Diner after they score zero points in a banana-sculpture contest.
Episode 9: Tip it or Dip It
Air Date: March 21st, 2011, 12:00 AM
Summary: Marcus and Manny are this week's contestants on a game show called Tip it or Dip It. Show host Rob Robson, played by comedian Sherrod Small, introduces this week's surprise guest host, and it's Francine! Will Manny's cheating prevent Marcus from winning?
Episode 10: The Junior Assistant
Air Date: April 4th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Summary: Francine wants to be on the next season of The Junior Assistant, a reality show run by the Ronald, one of the richest and most famous people in the world. She must collaborate with Hector and the Electric Company to make six hundred cookies by five o'clock in order to prove that she's worthy of being on the show.
Episode 11: Prankster Holiday
Air Date: February 21st, 2011, 12:00 AM
Summary: While the rest of the gang is away, Marcus tries to stop Manny and Danny from launching a wordball balloon that would ruin the Electric Company's reputation. Also - Swizz Beatz raps about literacy, with help from his sons Nasir and Kassem.
Episode 12: A Fistful of Confetti
Air Date: February 8th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Summary: It's world-record day in the neighborhood, and everyone's in it. Francine and Gilda can make records on their own. Gilda makes several records within two minutes, but Marcus breaks his record and has Francine achieving the longest record of temper tantrums.