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Awesome / The Electric Company (1971)

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The 1971 Original

  • Tex the sax player (Morgan Freeman), whose only means of expression is through his instrument, much to the delight of his New-Age Retro Hippie sidekick (Luis Avalos) and the consternation of an escalatingly exasperated beat cop (Jim Boyd).
  • A meta-example: Marvel Comics happily provided the use of Spider-Man for the "Spidey Super Stories" absolutely free of charge. The thought of a major corporation giving the rights to one of their most famous characters just so kids could learn to read is incredible.

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