Did you hear that Seseame Workshop is producing new episodes of The Electric Company?
I don’t have any specific memories of the show, which was in reruns on PBS by the time I was around to see it, but it must have made an impression on me, because everything I imagine about childhood in the ’70s seems to be based on the show: cheery diversity, music that was both educational and smart, and swirling animations in yellows and reds.
Here’s a delightful clip with Morgan Freeman that I could watch over and over again. I love its totally analog quality.
The new episodes are supposed to begin airing this fall.