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Lehrer songs

Might be worth including, in the Trivia section, that some of the most lastingly popular Electric Company songs were written by none other than satirist Tom Lehrer (of "Poisoning Pigeons In the Park" fame) - very much in keeping with the offbeat and occasionally slightly dark humor of this particular children's series. :)

In fact, that's Lehrer himself singing on the versions of L-Y, Silent E, the Hound song, and the Sn- Song ("I love to snore and to sniff and to sneeze...") which were used in the Electric Company animated segments. Several other Lehrer gems (N-Apostrophe-T, the Mumble Song, the Menu Song, etc). were memorably rendered by EC cast members in live segments.

Some of the EC songs were later re-recorded by the composer and released in the "Remains of Tom Lehrer" album as well as the "Too Many Songs by Tom Lehrer" songbook. -- User:Technomage 03:53, February 17, 2010


I'm wondering where would be a suitable place to put this. It might be worth noting that shortly after the DVD releases, this year two sets of Electric Company episodes were sold through iTunes, all episodes not appearing on the DVDs. My initial idea was to add it to the paragraph entitled "The Electric Company on DVD", but would that require altering that heading to add "..and iTunes". Perhaps someone here has a better suggestion.

One of those episodes, in case anyone was wondering, is the source for my recent addition of Joe Namath on the Sesame Street set. --Dave Splurge 11:45, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi, Dave! I know that there's a section around here somewhere that mentions Sesame Street material being made available on stuff like iTunes and on Verizon cell phones. But for the Electric Company, which doesn't have any Muppet-related material outside of the 3 episodes where they made appearances, I guess this would go in the notes section, or something like that, along with the record album. Maybe Scott or the other admins can elaborate on how that should be presented here. -- Ken (talk) 00:22, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
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