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The Electric Company

Jules Quest (#123)

Jessica discovers an ancient scroll that leads her on a scavenger hunt throughout the neighborhood. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

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PreK-2, 3-5
Curricular Areas
Literacy & Languages
Series Length
57 episodes
Average Episode Length
28 minutes
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Series Description: Like the original "The Electric Company," the new "The Electric Company" draws from pop culture --- music, comedy, technology and celebrities --- to create a playful, hip, multi-media experience. The series includes many modular elements -- sketches, animations and songs -- that will serve a scaffolded phonics curriculum that extends beyond decoding and connected text to reflect new insights into how best to help struggling readers.

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  • Skills (#101)

    Keith is invited to join the Electric Company, but Francine swoops in and steals his special skill. [28 minutes]

  • Scent of a Human (#102)

    On the day he's supposed to star in a rap video, Hector is hypnotized into thinking he's a dog. [28 minutes]

  • Lights, Camera, Beetles (#103)

    Francine steals a prized rhino beetle that is a part of a bug zoo intended for a birthday party. [28 minutes]

  • Call Me Tiki (#104)

    Jessica gets a job pet sitting Tiki Barber's African Gray parrot, but the bird flies the coop. [28 minutes]

  • Lost and Spaced (#105)

    At the science fair, Lisa and Dax get shrunk down and trapped inside a model of the solar system! [28 minutes]

  • Trouble Afoot (#106)

    Hector mysteriously loses his agility and becomes very clumsy right before his big basketball game. [28 minutes]

  • The Skeleckian Hiccups (#107)

    Jessica gets a case of the hiccups before facing Danny in a chess tournament. [28 minutes]

  • Dirty Laundry (#108)

    Manny steals a meteorite that will power his letter-stealing gizmo and the gang must get it back. [28 minutes]

  • He's Not Frozen, He's Immobile (#109)

    Keith gets frozen like a statue when he's zapped by one of Manny's gadgets! [28 minutes]

  • Scrambled Brains (#110)

    With the help of her hypnotist uncle, Annie switches brains with Lisa and pranks the neighborhood. [28 minutes]

  • Abracadabra Cadabra Ca-Green! (#111)

    Danny finds a book of magic spells and turns Jessica into a lizard. The gang must change her back. [28 minutes]

  • Game On (#112)

    Manny zaps Deek the Dino Dude out of Hector's video game and into the real world. [28 minutes]

  • War of the Words (#113)

    Hector is chosen to give a presentation on stamina, but the pranksters keep him from getting rest. [28 minutes]

  • Mighty Bright Knight (#114)

    Jessica and Manny compete to win the last copy of their favorite comic book, Mighty Bright Knight. [28 minutes]

  • The Orangachoke (#115)

    Danny steals a Skeleckian orangachoke from Lisa's friend Lottie and the kids have to get it back. [28 minutes]

  • Gravity Groove (#116)

    When Lisa and Shock enter a dance contest, Francine does her best to sabotage them with pranks. [28 minutes]

  • The Flube Whisperer (#117)

    Keith gets a Skeleckian pet that lives in a biosphere. When it malfunctions Manny must save the day. [28 minutes]

  • The Wordball Is My Oyster (#118)

    Lisa tries to overcome her case of stage fright when she's cast as the lead in Hector's play. [28 minutes]

  • Out to Launch (#119)

    When Francine calls Hector a liar on a neighborhood billboard, the kids must help clear his name. [28 minutes]

  • The Limerick Slam (#120)

    Jessica and Manny compete in the annual Limerick Slam. [28 minutes]

  • Fromage Here to Eternity (#121)

    Lisa is chosen to write a story on cheese-making for the school paper, but Annie wants to scoop her. [28 minutes]

  • Madame President (#122)

    Can Lisa's campaign message win over Francine's dirty politics in the Book Club President election? [28 minutes]

  • Electric Accompany (#124)

    Annie hypnotizes Keith to sing an annoying jingle. The kids need to cure him for his dad's birthday. [28 minutes]

  • Franscent (#125)

    Francine ruins both her science project and Lisa's. The two rivals need find a way to work together. [28 minutes]

  • Pop Goes The Easel (#126)

    Jessica and Danny get stuck in a magical painting and only a mysterious artist can get them back. [28 minutes]

  • Friends Or Aunts (#201)

    Annie Scrambler and her aunt go head-to-head with Lisa and Hector on a semi-popular game show. [28 minutes]

  • A Whole New Francine (#202)

    Francine wants to be a nicer person, but it may be a ploy to get invited into The Electric Company. [28 minutes]

  • Mighty Bright Fight (#203)

    Jessica and Manny work together on a project for the Mighty Bright Knight comic book convention. [28 minutes]

  • Oh Danny Boy (#204)

    Hector and Danny team up for a doubles ping pong tournament. Will they find friendship in victory? [28 minutes]

  • The Great Compromise (#205)

    The Electric Company and the Pranksters work together to keep their ability to use special powers. [28 minutes]

  • Goodnight Robot (#206)

    The Electric Company circulates a petition to save a famous literary landmark from destruction. [28 minutes]

  • The Potato Custom (#207)

    Jessica is named Junior Ambassador to the planet Skelecki until she makes an intergalactic faux pas. [28 minutes]

  • Bluefoot (#208)

    Hector tries to debunk the myth of a mysterious creature called Bluefoot. [28 minutes]

  • Revolutionary Doughnuts (#209)

    Lisa tries to clear the name of an ancestor accused of being a traitor in the Revolutionary War. [28 minutes]

  • Bananas (#210)

    Annie's Uncle Sigmund needs help to talk to an old friend who has come back to the neighborhood. [28 minutes]

  • Wicked Itch (#211)

    Lisa and the gang are making a movie but Manny Spamboni insists on making it all about him. [28 minutes]

  • The Unmuffins (#212)

    Jessica tries to fix things when Pranksters become helpful and The Electric Company is unfriendly. [28 minutes]

  • One Smart Cookie (#213)

    To solve a big mystery Francine and the gang pretend to be characters from books by Casey Calloway. [28 minutes]

  • One Bad Apple (#214)

    PJ has to write a story for his creative writing class, but he gets a bad case of writer's block. [28 minutes]

  • Off Target (#301)

    The Electric Company tries to help Marcus, a neighborhood kid, improve his wordball throwing skills. [28 minutes]

  • Wordball Games (#302)

    Hector sprains his ankle and can't compete in the Wordball Games, the neighborhood Olympics. [28 minutes]

  • The Incredible Return-A-Ball (#303)

    After seeing a commercial for Francine's Return-a-ball invention, Marcus buys it and it won't work. [28 minutes]

  • Pies for Puppies (#304)

    Jessica and Danny Rebus are competing to sell the most pies at the Pies for Puppies bake sale. [28 minutes]

  • Wiki Wiki Walter (#305)

    A beatboxing competition gets interesting when Shock's old beatboxing pal Wiki joins the challenge. [28 minutes]

  • Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk! (#306)

    Manny borrows the Skeleckian Shrinkanator 3002 and Marcus and Jessica accidentally get shrunk. [28 minutes]

  • Spooky Summer Soiree (#307)

    Everyone dresses up as animals dressed as monsters for the Spooky Summer Soiree costume party. [28 minutes]

  • Revenge of the Zeros (#308)

    Danny and Annie try to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana festival party at The Electric Diner. [28 minutes]

  • Tip It Or Dip It (#309)

    Marcus and Manny are contestants on a game show and Francine is the surprise guest host. [28 minutes]

  • The Junior Assistant (#310)

    Francine has to make 600 cookies with the team to prove she's worthy of being on a reality show. [28 minutes]

  • Prankster Holiday (#311)

    The pranksters try to launch a wordball balloon that reads, "The Electric Company doesn't like you." [28 minutes]

  • A Fistful of Confetti (#312)

    It's Neighborhood Record Day and everyone in town is trying to break silly records. [28 minutes]

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