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* {{Retool}}: The third season, to an extent - new animated characters serve as "hosts" for the show, commenting on the plot and segueing to the segment breaks as well as their own shorts.

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* {{Retool}}: The third season, to an extent - new animated characters serve as "hosts" for the show, commenting on the plot and segueing to the segment breaks as well as their own shorts. The breaks are also much shorter and focus more on the practice of reading rather than reading basics (like letter sounds).

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* ShowdownatHighNoon: In the Mighty Knight episode Jessica and Manny have a parody of this even with a tumbleweed rolling between them.


* HiccupHijinks: Jessica gets this in "Skeleckian Hiccups", where she keeps blurting the truth every time she hiccups.



* HiccupHijinks: Jessica gets this in "Skeleckian Hiccups", where she keeps blurting the truth every time she hiccups.


* HumanAliens: The Skeleckians have no distinguishing physical features unique to aliens and look exactly like humans.

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* HumanAliens: The Skeleckians have no distinguishing physical features unique to aliens (at first glance) and look exactly like humans.humans. Their only distinguishing features are their signature necklaces and their ability to emit toast-scented steam from their ears.

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* HumanAliens: The Skeleckians have no distinguishing physical features unique to aliens and look exactly like humans.


* MeaningfulName: Annie ''Scrambler'', Danny ''Rebus'' and Gilda "Flip", [[DontExplainTheJoke who uses a flip phone]]. Annie Scrambler also sounds slightly like ''anagram''.

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* MeaningfulName: Annie ''Scrambler'', Danny ''Rebus'' and Gilda "Flip", ''Flip'', [[DontExplainTheJoke who uses a flip phone]]. Annie Scrambler also sounds slightly like ''anagram''.


* MeaningfulName: Annie ''Scrambler'', Danny ''Rebus'' and Gilda "Flip", [[DontExplainTheJoke who uses a flip phone]].

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* MeaningfulName: Annie ''Scrambler'', Danny ''Rebus'' and Gilda "Flip", [[DontExplainTheJoke who uses a flip phone]]. Annie Scrambler also sounds slightly like ''anagram''.

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* PutOnABus: In the third season, Lisa is accepted into a science program that takes her away from the city. She still makes minor appearances, though.


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* {{Retool}}: The third season, to an extent - new animated characters serve as "hosts" for the show, commenting on the plot and segueing to the segment breaks as well as their own shorts.

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* StoppedReadingTooSoon: The lesson taught in one episode is to read words all the way through to prevent yourself from misunderstanding what's being said. The "Pets Home Alone" segment in that episode features the pets making guacamole from a written recipe. When the pet in charge of reading the recipe gets to the part mentioning tomatoes, he somehow stops reading it too soon and thinks Tom the cat is one of the ingredients.


From 2009 to 2011, ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' received a ReTool on Creator/PBSKids (often referred to as '''''The New Electric Company''''') that introduced a cohesive episode-to-episode plot while still retaining the sketch comedy elements. The new series was based on a group named after/for the show, consisting of four [[KidHero teenagers]] using the power of the "Word Ball" to protect the neighborhood from the Pranksters, a group of small mayhem-loving teenagers. (See the "Characters" link at the top of this page for tropes relating to each character.)

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From 2009 to 2011, ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' received a ReTool on Creator/PBSKids (often referred to as '''''The ''The New Electric Company''''') Company'') that introduced a cohesive episode-to-episode plot while still retaining the sketch comedy elements. The new series was based on a group named after/for the show, consisting of four [[KidHero teenagers]] using the power of the "Word Ball" to protect the neighborhood from the Pranksters, a group of small mayhem-loving teenagers. (See the "Characters" link at the top of this page for tropes relating to each character.))



* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Skeleckians.

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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: The Skeleckians.



* TheArtifact: The soft-shoe phonetics routine ("Wuh! All! WALL!"), used with much less frequency.

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* TheArtifact: TheArtifact:
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The soft-shoe phonetics routine ("Wuh! All! WALL!"), used with much less frequency.



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Francine can throw wordballs as her power, but they're [[PaletteSwap PURPLE]].

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Francine can throw wordballs as her power, but they're [[PaletteSwap PURPLE]].purple]].



* EvilGloating: Lampshaded in "Prankster Holiday". Turns out, blurting out the evil plan is a really bad habit amongst the Pranksters.

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* EvilGloating: Lampshaded in "Prankster Holiday". Turns out, out that blurting out the evil plan is a really bad habit amongst the Pranksters.



* EvilIsHammy: The Pranksters. Special mention to Manny Spamboni.

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* EvilIsHammy: The Pranksters. Special mention goes to Manny Spamboni.Spamboni.
* FeeFiFauxPas: Annie Scrambler causes Jessica to go through this trope in "The Potato Custom" by scrambling a Skeleckian sentence at the end of her Junior Ambassador speech to say something insultive. The Skeleckians are understandably not amused when Jessica says the sentence, not realizing it's been changed into an insult.



* HalloweenEpisode: [[OppositeDay "Unmuffins."]]
* ICantHearYou: "Count Vacula's a little loud!" "What?! I can't hear you. Count Vacula's a little loud!"
** Bonus point because it had a mute button the whole time.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: The Electric Company, Francine and Lisa's friend Dax in the episode "Lost and Spaced".

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* HalloweenEpisode: [[OppositeDay "Unmuffins."]]
"Unmuffins"]].
* ICantHearYou: "Count Vacula's a little loud!" "What?! I can't hear you. Count Vacula's a little loud!"
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loud!" Bonus point points because it had a mute button the whole time.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: IncredibleShrinkingMan:
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The Electric Company, Francine and Lisa's friend Dax in the episode "Lost and Spaced".



* 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.

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* ParentalAbandonment: ParentalAbandonment[=/=]MissingMom[=/=]DisappearedDad: 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 was seen but not his mother.



* WillNotTellALie: The electric company has a code of conduct which forbids the misuse of the power of words, so, on principle, its members try not to lie.

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* WillNotTellALie: The electric company Electric Company has a code of conduct which forbids the misuse of the power of words, so, on principle, its members try not to lie.lie.
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* WillNotTellALie: In the pilot, Hector explicitly states that the members of the Company do not lie. And yet, they tend to lie sometimes.

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* WillNotTellALie: In The electric company has a code of conduct which forbids the pilot, Hector explicitly states that misuse of the power of words, so, on principle, its members of the Company do try not lie. And yet, they tend to lie sometimes.lie.

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* HiccupHijinks: Jessica gets this in "Skeleckian Hiccups", where she keeps blurting the truth every time she hiccups.


* TheCameo: Many celebrities pop up for a segment, including Creator/JimmyFallon and WhoopiGoldberg.

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* TheCameo: Many celebrities pop up for a segment, including Creator/JimmyFallon and WhoopiGoldberg.Creator/WhoopiGoldberg.


From 2009 to 2011, ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' received a ReTool on Creator/{{PBS}} Kids (often referred to as '''''The New Electric Company''''') that introduced a cohesive episode-to-episode plot while still retaining the sketch comedy elements. The new series was based on a group named after/for the show, consisting of four [[KidHero teenagers]] using the power of the "Word Ball" to protect the neighborhood from the Pranksters, a group of small mayhem-loving teenagers. (See the "Characters" link at the top of this page for tropes relating to each character.)

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From 2009 to 2011, ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' received a ReTool on Creator/{{PBS}} Kids Creator/PBSKids (often referred to as '''''The New Electric Company''''') that introduced a cohesive episode-to-episode plot while still retaining the sketch comedy elements. The new series was based on a group named after/for the show, consisting of four [[KidHero teenagers]] using the power of the "Word Ball" to protect the neighborhood from the Pranksters, a group of small mayhem-loving teenagers. (See the "Characters" link at the top of this page for tropes relating to each character.)

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[[caption-width-right:236:"Feel the power, yo, and plug it in!"]]

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