This is a classic. I devote my time making sure every generation sees this. I cannot say enough about this 10 mins of animation. It's brutal. Watch this now. Probably the inspiration behind most of The Electric Company stuff (see below).



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I'm barely old enough to remember these little 2 mins educational snippets from ABC: The Electric Company. Funky flavor, great tunage, I mostly learned my english watching these and Sesame Street (my native language is ze french). The Electric Company was about getting kids ready for the real world. And boy did they do a great job. This clip features Steady Freddy the Freak Who Loves French Fries and Frankenstein, in one of the most powerfully reminiscent display of 70s TV, back in the days when being caught smoking a chairleg meant you should share.



And another one: It Really Blew My Mind. Feel the groove, cat, feel the groove. Planning to get lost in Harlem? Make sure you know the lingo.



And the last one, because u know u love it: The Signage Song. Delightfully semiologic.



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Morgan Freeman doing a 70's Listerine commercial, back when the thing was incredibly extra-spicy. "It's got the taste people hate, twice a day". And to think that, nowadays, they have the "softer", lightly-minted Listerine. Man, Morgan Freeman sure was a tough guy.



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Friday Vintage TV: Introducing Ronald (0)

Friday, August 25, 2006 by , under , , , , , , , , ,

I'll say in advance: I'm sorry for stealing this 1 minute out of your life.



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Back in 1988 if you were caught stealing cable, you would get arrested, beaten, and put in the hole for two weeks straight. With Mr. Couch Potato Pal. It was that hard.



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Boy, oh boy would I be excited to watch this on TV. Eventually, I got an Atari, though.



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