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macro
01-05-2006, 04:34 PM
According to Amazon.com...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AA4F2O/ref=pd_kar/103-6171547-8392637?n=130

Anybody remember watching this show at school as a kid? It featured a little known actor named Morgan Freeman. Some of those songs and ditties still ring in my head, even after all these years. I can't wait to see some of this stuff again.

"We're gonna turn it onnnnnnnnn!!!
We're gonna bring you the powwwurrrrrr!"

:lol:

Johnny Footstool
01-05-2006, 04:40 PM
Spider Man
Where are you comin' from, Spider Man?
Nobody knows who you are...

westofyou
01-05-2006, 05:26 PM
I'm pre EC... but my wife is EC trained.

Unassisted
01-05-2006, 05:39 PM
I hope Netflix adds this to their library. I want to watch it, but I doubt I'll want to watch it over and over again.

I'd like to see a Best of Zoom compilation, too. "Send it to Zoom... Box 350, Boston Mass. 0-2-1-3-4"

woy, our household is just the opposite. I was turned on by the Electric Company and Mrs. U never saw it.

RBA
01-05-2006, 05:43 PM
Letterman! Not Dave.

RedFanAlways1966
01-05-2006, 05:45 PM
I'd like to see a Best of Zoom compilation, too. "Send it to Zoom... Box 350, Boston Mass. 0-2-1-3-4"

Wow, U... I bring the "ZOOM" thing up to people my age. Nobody ever seems to remember it. You remember it well... and I wondered what that darn zip was that they always sang at the end.

Just when I thought I was the only one who remembered it! :thumbup:

SunDeck
01-05-2006, 05:45 PM
"Awe"
"Some"

"Awesome"

pedro
01-05-2006, 07:18 PM
I was more into the "New Zoo Revue"

http://www.flexiety.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/250x/New%20Zoo%20Revue%20-%20Season%20One%20(19625_f_250.jpg

Falls City Beer
01-05-2006, 07:22 PM
"Easy Reader" sounds like a pimp's name.

westofyou
01-05-2006, 07:30 PM
I was more into the "New Zoo Revue"

http://www.flexiety.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/250x/New%20Zoo%20Revue%20-%20Season%20One%20(19625_f_250.jpgMuch to my chagrin

Yachtzee
01-05-2006, 08:23 PM
I hope Netflix adds this to their library. I want to watch it, but I doubt I'll want to watch it over and over again.

I'd like to see a Best of Zoom compilation, too. "Send it to Zoom... Box 350, Boston Mass. 0-2-1-3-4"

woy, our household is just the opposite. I was turned on by the Electric Company and Mrs. U never saw it.

Imagine an entire game thread in "Ubby Dubby."

Johnny Footstool
01-06-2006, 01:42 AM
I was more into the "New Zoo Revue"

Mmmm...Emmy Jo...

TeamCasey
01-06-2006, 07:28 AM
Iba wasba aba Electric company / Zoom kidba.

Blimpie
01-06-2006, 10:16 AM
I'd like to see a Best of Zoom compilation, too. "Send it to Zoom... Box 350, Boston Mass. 0-2-1-3-4""....and don't forget your saay-see (S.A.S.E.)"

Unassisted
01-06-2006, 10:36 AM
Wow, U... I bring the "ZOOM" thing up to people my age. Nobody ever seems to remember it. You remember it well... and I wondered what that darn zip was that they always sang at the end.

Just when I thought I was the only one who remembered it! :thumbup:If you want to refresh some more Zoom memories, check this out.

http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/tv/kids/zoom.htm

TeamCasey
01-06-2006, 10:55 AM
I remember shoving about 10 saltines in my mouth and trying to whistle.

Tony Cloninger
01-06-2006, 12:08 PM
Spider-Man rocked.....could not wait for the moment he was on.

His costume looked better than the one CBS had on their show in the late 70's.

savafan
01-06-2006, 02:08 PM
I loved the Electric Company! Bill Cosby and Rita Moreno were on there too!

I used to watch another show on PBS around that time too, I believe it was called Powerhouse, and it was about a group of kid detectives. I want that on DVD too.

Ooh, and 3-2-1 Contact! Wherever there's trouble, we're there on the double...we're the bloodhound gang.

Also need Read All About It on DVD...that would be the topz!!!

macro
01-06-2006, 04:02 PM
I loved the Electric Company! Bill Cosby and Rita Moreno were on there too!

Hey, check out this photo of Cosby, which I believe is a screen shot from an episode of The Electric Company. I have no idea why this helmet was chosen, but ain't she a beauty?!

Doc. Scott
01-06-2006, 04:16 PM
The Electric Company was pretty much the extent of my exposure to African-Americans until I was old enough to follow the late-'80s Reds. Such is/was life in the lily-white suburbs.

TeamMorris
01-06-2006, 05:54 PM
Zoom is still on. They brought it back about 5 or 6 years ago.

Red Leader
01-06-2006, 06:17 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!!

Elektrick Compny RULEZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't wait. LETTER-MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

creek14
01-06-2006, 06:27 PM
My youth
http://graphics.ink19.com/magazine/features/captainKangaroo.jpeg

http://wcpo.com/wcpo/localshows/uncleal/img/tour/gallery3.jpg

Red Leader
01-06-2006, 06:36 PM
I watched a lot of Capt. Kangaroo and Uncle Al, too creek.


I was on the Uncle Al show on my birthday and got to do the Uncle Al twist. I thought I was a star.

Rojo
01-06-2006, 06:38 PM
While we're strollling down the memory lane of PBS, anyone recall Villa Allegre?

Johnny Footstool
01-06-2006, 06:42 PM
While we're strollling down the memory lane of PBS, anyone recall Villa Allegre?

I remember the song:

LAAA la la-la laaa la
la la LA la la la la

Villa Alegre!

RBA
01-06-2006, 06:53 PM
As long as we are going down memory lane. This is a local Los Angeles show, so most here will probably not be familiar with it:

H-O-B-O K-E-Double L-Y
Hobo Kelly, sure and be-gor-ah 'tis I!
Come on along to Hobo Junction
Where fun happens ev'ry minute
It's a mythical, magical kind of place...

http://home.comcast.net/~kptv4/shows/kelly1.jpg

Rojo
01-08-2006, 07:31 PM
H-O-B-O K-E-Double L-Y
Hobo Kelly, sure and be-gor-ah 'tis I!
Come on along to Hobo Junction
Where fun happens ev'ry minute
It's a mythical, magical kind of place...

http://home.comcast.net/~kptv4/shows/kelly1.jpg

Racial stereotyping the whole family could enjoy.