Cue the funk. It may have been the coolest show about reading ever, and it’s coming back.
The Electric Company, “Refitted for the age of hip-hop and informed by decades of further educational research on reading,” according to the New York Times, will return to public television in 2009.
“It’s the old one mixed with ‘High School Musical’ and a Dr Pepper commercial,” Linda Simensky, senior director of programming for PBS Kids, told the Times.
And some funk? Just a little?
The original show ran from 1971-1977. Check out classic audio and video clips from the show — including the famous “banana in your ear” skit — at the SesameWorkshop.org/tec.