History Series / TheElectricCompany

18th Feb '16 12:02:02 PM intersection786
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AgonyOfTheFeet: Several sounds can be made with this trope. Examples:
** A drum major shouts "Gimme an 'O'!" His wished is obliged, ''with one on each foot,'' making him make the "oo" sound.
12th Feb '16 2:01:11 PM Berrenta
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheMerch: The series' aversion of this is what ultimately led to production closing down after six seasons, even though it was still drawing big audiences at the time. When Creator/{{PBS}} told the Children's Television Workshop they could only have the funds to produce ''Series/SesameStreet'' or ''The Electric Company'' but not both, they chose the merchandising cash fountain that was ''Sesame Street'' (''Electric Company'' merchandise being limited to a monthly magazine and a short-lived Fargo North, Decoder board game by Milton Bradley), and re-ran the last two seasons of ''The Electric Company'' until 1985.[[note]] The magazine ran until 1987, when it was re-named ''Kid City''.[[/note]]
16th Jan '16 7:25:50 PM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ViewersAreMorons: Strangely averted, although some say this is a good thing. The 1970s version seemed to address short attention spans (no overarching stories; some segments lasted only three to five seconds), while this version uses a continuing story arc. If anything, attention spans ''decreased'' in the 32 years between that version's end and this version's beginni—[[AttentionDeficitOohShiny hey, a butterfly!]]
15th Jan '16 4:20:05 PM kokoroanime
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:2009- Version]]

to:

[[folder:2009- [[folder:2009-2011 Version]]



* ParentalAbandonment: None of these parents of all members of the Electric Company were seen except Lisa's mother and Keith’s father. Ruiz sibling’s and Marcus’ parents were never seen and mentioned, Lisa has a mother but her father was never seen, Keith’s father were seen but not his mother, and Marcus well.

to:

* ParentalAbandonment: None of these parents of all members of the Electric Company were seen except Lisa's mother and Keith’s father. Ruiz sibling’s and Marcus’ parents were never seen and mentioned, Lisa has a mother but her father was never seen, and Keith’s father were seen but not his mother, and Marcus well.mother.
15th Jan '16 4:18:44 PM kokoroanime
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ParentalAbandonment: None of these parents of all members of the Electric Company were seen except Keith’s father. Ruiz sibling’s and Marcus’ parents were never seen and mentioned, Lisa has a mother but her father was never seen, Keith’s father were seen but not his mother, and Marcus well.

to:

* ParentalAbandonment: None of these parents of all members of the Electric Company were seen except Lisa's mother and Keith’s father. Ruiz sibling’s and Marcus’ parents were never seen and mentioned, Lisa has a mother but her father was never seen, Keith’s father were seen but not his mother, and Marcus well.
15th Jan '16 4:16:20 PM kokoroanime
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ParentalAbandonment: None of these parents of all members of the Electric Company were seen except Keith’s father. Ruiz sibling’s and Marcus’ parents were never seen and mentioned, Lisa has a mother but her father was never seen, Keith’s father were seen but not his mother, and Marcus well.
1st Dec '15 10:15:59 AM intersection786
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DisneyDeath: Inverted. Otto has had it with with a DamselInDistress (Judy Graubart) drowning in the quicksand, going deeper as she cannot say her line. The mood changes immediately when she disappears in it, and the Otto, cast, and crew are visibly distraught. Cut to Graubart alive and well (and dirty) and making work demands. [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Otto then inserts herself into the quicksand!]]

to:

* DisneyDeath: Inverted. Otto has had it with with a DamselInDistress (Judy Graubart) drowning in the quicksand, going deeper as she cannot say her line. The mood changes immediately when she disappears in it, and the Otto, cast, and crew are visibly distraught. Cut to Graubart alive and well (and dirty) and making work demands. [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Otto then inserts herself into the quicksand!]]


Added DiffLines:

* PhlebotinumPills: A huckster invents "ue" pills, so words will come out a person's mouth with the "ue" sound in them.
1st Dec '15 10:10:57 AM intersection786
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TranslatorBuddy: The NewAgeRetroHippie for Tex the sax player, with assist, of course, from words appearing on the screen!
9th Nov '15 9:00:10 AM intersection786
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BowledOver: The conclusion of the animated song "The Skull is connected to the Skeleton," complete with the bones as bowling pins.
17th Sep '15 1:38:07 PM intersection786
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* HeroBall: As close as The Blue Beetle ever was to anything that passes for heroic!


Added DiffLines:

* LargeHam: Everyone had a turn at this, although Jim Boyd's characters were frequently the largest at being a Large Ham - "''and'' cheese ''and'' tomato ''and'' bacon ''and'' ... ".
This list shows the last 10 events of 146. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Series.TheElectricCompany