The Electric Company is an Emmy-winning children's television series that originally aired on PBS from 1971-1977. The show's aim was to teach young school-aged children reading skills through a series of skits and blackout gags. The show's cast included several well-known actors and actresses, including Bill Cosby and multi-award winner Rita Moreno; the cast also featured a then-unknown actor named Morgan Freeman.
Although the 1971 version of the show's cast did not appear in the series, the cast for the 2009 revival of the show have appeared instead. Despite the old version's cast was scrapped, Morgan Freeman and Bill Cosby (who were one of the cast members of the Electric Company) have guest starred in the show.