I'm probably showing my age, but when I was in elementary school, there was no TIVO or DVD players or even VCRs. When you wanted to watch television, you had to watch whatever program was available on the eight channels that were available. I don't even think television had programming 24 hours a day then! I remember programming began at 6 in the morning and ended some time well after my bedtime.
During rainy days at school, the teacher would turn on the television so we could watch during recess and lunch. The two shows I remember watching at school were The Wheel of Fortune and The Electric Company. It felt so decadent to watch television in the classroom with all of my friends. We had so much fun!
The other day I was surfing on the internet when I decided to search for the old theme song for The Electric Company on Youtube to share with my daughter. I found two versions, both that I remember pretty well. I'm sharing the very original version just because it's hilarious! I love the 1970's vibe! My daughter really liked the original version much better than the current one! That's my girl!
Seeing the old theme song, and knowing that Morgan Freeman was one of the stars of the show back then made me curious to see what other talent was involved! During its six year run, the following people were involved for a significant portion of time: Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno, Mel Brooks, Bill Cosby, and Zero Mostel. Many of these folks were already pretty famous during this time.
I remember being so surprised when the show ended its run after 6 years. It seemed like it was too good to go so soon. Considering the talent that was behind it, I'm still surprised!
What shows do you treasure from your childhood?