List of The Electric Company (2009 TV series) episodes

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This is a list of episodes of the 2009 television series The Electric Company.

Season 1[edit]


Ep. Title Air date
1 "Skills" January 19, 2009[n 1]

Keith Watson discovers his ability to throw word balls and is invited to become a member of the Electric Company. Francine Carruthers, the leader of the neighborhood troublemakers called the Pranksters, steals Keith's ability and weakens the Company. Keith comes up with a brilliant plan to retrieve his skill—the ability to draw in the air. (when this episode as part of The Electric Company Experiment, the cutscenes of Keith talking to the kid at the basketball court were removed and replaced with Hector explaining the concept of the series.)

Guest starring Kyle Massey as the thumb-wrestling coach. Lin-Manuel Miranda as himself.
2 "Scent of a Human" January 30, 2009[n 1]

Hector wins a contest to appear in a hip-hop video. A jealous Annie Scrambler gets her uncle Sigmund Scrambler (Mark Linn-Baker) to hypnotize Hector, making him act like a dog.

Guest starring Sean Kingston, Kelly Ripa, and Lin-Manuel Miranda
3 "Lights, Camera, Beetles!" February 6, 2009

Hector and Jessica prepare a birthday party for their bug-crazy cousin. The scheming Francine snatches a rhinoceros beetle to appear in a monster video she is making and hopes to rope the Electric Company into appearing in the video with the help of Danny Rebus.

Guest appearances by Ne-Yo, Jimmy Fallon, and Common.
4 "Call Me Tiki" February 13, 2009[n 1]

Tiki Barber's pet parrot flies away, and Jessica has to prove her innocence against Manny Spamboni, who claims he picked it up off the street flocking with some pigeons.

Guest Starring Tiki Barber, Wyclef Jean
5 "Lost and Spaced" February 20, 2009[n 1]
The Skeleckians, a race of technologically advanced but socially awkward aliens, are introduced in this episode. Dax, a member of this race, helps Lisa with her science-fair project—a shrinking machine to explore a model of the solar system. Francine, hoping to win the fair, sabotages the project, shrinking the two and trapping them in the model. They must communicate with the other members of the Electric Company to escape, yet they accidentally get shrunk as well. They need to get out, however, there is nobody outside the model who can work the machine.
6 "Trouble Afoot" February 27, 2009

After Manny challenges Hector to a one-on-one game of basketball, he switches Hector's sneakers with a pair that destroys the coordination of the wearer. As Hector flails around the city, the others try to discover the password that can remove the sneakers, based on clues in Manny's badly rhymed video messages.

Guest Starring Whoopi Goldberg
7 "The Skeleckian Hiccups" March 6, 2009

Jessica and Danny Rebus compete in a chess tournament. Unfortunately, Jessica comes down with a case of the Skeleckian hiccups. This ailment makes her speak her private thoughts out loud, which makes her unable to stop announcing her chess moves. She has a choice: lose the tournament, or eat two disgusting leaves daily for a week.

Cameo appearance by June Angela
8 "Dirty Laundry" March 13, 2009

A Skeleckian, Keith, and Lisa are waiting for a meteorite to fall, but Manny Spamboni steals it and uses it to power his new gadget that deletes letters.

Guest star: Mario
9 "He Ain't Heavy, He's Just Frozen"
"He's Not Frozen, He's Immobile"
March 20, 2009

Manny Spamboni and Annie Scrambler accidentally freeze Keith Watson permanently after fighting over a freeze remote that Manny made, and freezes Annie's sister whom Annie has to babysit. It's up to the Electric Company to unfreeze Keith before his dad finds out.

Guest Starring Pete Wentz
10 "Scrambled Brains" March 27, 2009

Annie Scrambler's uncle Sigmund returns and switches Annie's and Lisa's brains by hypnosis, as Annie wants to make Lisa look bad. The gang has to work together to clear Lisa's name by making Annie's scrambled words nice words.

Guest-starring Mark Linn-Baker as Sigmund Scrambler.
11 "Abracadabra Cadabra Ca-Green!"
"Abracadabra Ca-Green"
April 3, 2009

During a Magic Street Performance, Hector and Jessica watch a street magician named Calvero transform himself into a snake—but before Marlon, his assistant, can change him back, Danny Rebus steals the magician's book and turns Jessica into a lizard. When the Electric Company seeks out Danny, he turns himself into a turtle. They have one hour before they change into reptiles forever. However, the magic book is locked up, and there's only one way to get it out.

Guest-starring Jack McBrayer as Marlon and Jason Antoon as Calvero.
12 "Game On" April 10, 2009

Manny, who has recently crowned himself Game King, notices that Hector is about to win a video game that he himself hasn't yet conquered. To stop Hector, Manny frees Deek the Dino Dude, and traps him the real world. Manny repeatedly sabotages the Company's efforts to help Deek and eventually challenges them to one final game for his freedom.

Guest-starring Mike McGowan as Deek and Kyle Massey as the thumb-wrestling Coach.
13 "War of the Words" April 17, 2009
Hector is chosen to make a presentation about stamina to Jessica's health class. Francine, upset over the fact that she wasn't chosen to give the report, notices that Hector's powers fade when he is fatigued. She teams up with Annie and Manny in an effort to keep Hector from resting, thereby turning off his power and ruining the report.
14 "Mighty Bright Knight" April 24, 2009

Jessica and Manny both wait eagerly to get the newest issue of Mighty Bright Knight, a popular comic book. With only one copy left, the owner of the comic-book shop sets up a riddling scavenger hunt, and promises the book to the winner. Manny and Jessica compete with their partners: Jessica and Hector vs. Manny and Annie Scrambler.
Guest-starring John Ellison Conlee as Mr. Checkers, the comic-book store owner.

Note: The sequel to this episode is Mighty Bright Fight; also, this is the first episode without a song during the story portion of the show.
15 "The Orangachoke"
May 22, 2009

Lisa's friend Lottie, a Skeleckian, will receive a unique talent if she holds a fruit known as an Orangachoke during a total eclipse of the sun. She invites everyone at the local school to witness the eclipse—but accidentally misspells Danny Rebus's name on the invitation. A furious Danny steals the Orangachoke in retaliation, and the Electric Company must get it back before the eclipse.

Guest-starring: Josephine Rose Roberts as Lottie and David Lee as himself

Note: After the Electric Company website was remodeled on February 1, 2011 this episode was no longer available on the episode section of the site.
16 "Gravity Groove" May 29, 2009

Lisa and Shock prepare to enter a dance-off. Francine, also a contestant, sabotages Shock with the use of Skeleckian Gravity Spray, increasing the weight of his legs. Hector inspires Lisa not to give up—but Francine manages to spray her as well. How can the two win with such a heavy problem?

Guest-starring Bobby Moynihan as the Skeleckian Gravity Spray spokesperson.
17 "The Limerick Slam" September 7, 2009[n 2]
After Hector lost the Limerick Slam competition due to the buzzing bug, it's up to Jessica to become the champion in order to defeat reigning champion Manny Spamboni.
18 "Pop Goes the Easel" September 8, 2009
Lisa and Danny are thrust into a magical painting by uttering the secret word "pineapple." It's up to their pals to work with the artist to return them and Calvero's brother to the real world.
19 "Electric Accompany" September 9, 2009
Annie hypnotises Keith to sing an annoying jingle all day, nonstop. The Electric Company must find a way to put an end to it before Keith has to sing a song he wrote for his Dad's birthday.
20 "The Wordball is My Oyster" September 10, 2009
Lisa gets a case of stage fright when she's cast as the lead in Hector's play. Lisa must overcome her fears in time to save the play or give her part to Annie.
21 "Franscent" September 14, 2009
A science project competition between Lisa and Francine Carruthers.
22 "The Flube Whisperer" September 16, 2009
Keith sends away a Skeleckian pet that lives in a biosphere. But when the biosphere malfunctions, and the tempertature begins to get cold as Keith goes to Manny Spamboni for help as he is the only one able to fix it.
23 "Out to Launch" September 17, 2009
When Francine calls Hector a liar on a neighborhood billboard, the Electric Company has to find a way to clear his name by trying to launch a wordball on the billboard. However, Francine tries as much as she can to keep the wordball from reaching the billboard.
24 "Fromage Here to Eternity" September 24, 2009
Annie tries to get a scoop on Lisa, who's been assigned to write about Skeleckian cheese for the school paper.
25 "Friends or Aunts" September 28, 2009

Lisa and Hector compete against Annie Scrambler and her Aunt Sandy on a cheesy game show, but Annie plans to make Hector and Lisa lose with the help of Francine Carruthers.

Guest-starring Ana Gasteyer as Sandy Scrambler.
26 "A Whole New Francine" September 29, 2009
Somehow Francine seemingly turns over a new, decidedly nicer leaf and starts being nice to the Electric Company. It is really a plot to become a member of the Electric Company and take it over.
27 "Mighty Bright Fight" September 30, 2009
Hector becomes suspicious when Jessica is hanging out with Manny Spamboni and a neighborhood friend named, Harper during the Mighty Bright Knight convention. Hector tries to get to the bottom of it.
28 "Oh, Danny Boy" October 1, 2009
To beat Manny and Francine in a ping-pong tournament (as they are cheating), Hector teams up with fellow prankster, Danny. This is the last episode of Season 1.

Season 2[edit]

Ep. Title Air date
1 (29) "Wicked Itch" January 25, 2010

Lisa, PJ (played by Kyle Massey), Keith and Jessica are making a movie! Will Manny Spamboni (playing the villain) ruin it as he begins to be quite difficult, or will he learn to collaborate with the Electric Company?

Guest Starring Sherri Shepherd, Monique Coleman
2 (30) "One Bad Apple" January 26, 2010

Lisa helps Keith’s cousin PJ write a story for his creative writing class. But will he be able to create a western that takes place in a refrigerator?

Special Guests: Kyle Massey as PJ Watson, Lin Manuel Miranda as Mario, Monique Coleman as herself
3 (31) "One Smart Cookie" January 29, 2010

Keith’s cousin, PJ, competes with Francine for the title of Master Detective. Will the Electric Company's help be enough to make PJ the winner? Or will Francine's cheating ways be the winning ways?

Special Guests: Kyle Massey as PJ Watson, Ann Harada as Polly Hashimoto
4 (32) "The Unmuffins" February 5, 2010

When Jessica comes over for a sleepover at Lisa's, she tells her a scary story about "Unmuffins"--delicious pastries that turn whoever eats one into the opposite, or "Un", version of him or herself. Jessica dreams herself into the world of the story, where she must work with the polite and helpful "Un" Danny and Manny to bring the nasty, dirty "Un" Lisa, Keith, and Shock back to normal.

Guest Starring LL Cool J, John Leguizamo, Dwight Howard
5 (33) "Madame President" February 12, 2010
Lisa and Francine face off in the election for Book Club President. When they debate, with Samantha Bee as the moderator, can Lisa's campaign message win out over Francine’s dirty politics? Hector and Keith try to help Lisa win the election and stop Francine's cheating ways.
6 (34) "Goodnight, Robot" February 26, 2010

Lisa, Hector, Jessica, and Keith try to save the house of J.T. Bookbinder, the author of Goodnight, Robot. Francine's mother is planning to tear it down and build a hotel called the Francine but the gang try to prove that Francine might like the book. The group must get 1,000 signatures to save the house, or else it gets torn down.

Note: In order to preserve J.T.'s house, the Electric Company dresses as the characters from Goodnight, Robot:

Everybody makes sure there are no fake signatures until Hector begins to read the book.
7 (35) "The Great Compromise" April 2, 2010
After Francine tries to rename 153rd Street Francine's Way, Mrs. Quiggly (the commissioner of traffic) threatens to ban all use of powers in the neighborhood (Keith and Francine threw word balls constantly because of the name of the street, which distracted Mrs. Quiggly and made her crash her car). The only way that their powers can still be used is if the Electric Company and Pranksters work together to make a proposal on how they can still use their powers safely in the neighborhood.
8 (36) "The Potato Custom" April 9, 2010
Jessica is named Junior Ambassador to the planet, Skelecki, but she shockingly insults the Skeleckians when Annie Scrambler scrambles her words. Will Annie become the Junior Ambassador, or can Jessica fix everything by offering them Potatoes on Sticks as their traditions demand.
9 (37) "Bananas" April 16, 2010

Annie Scrambler’s Uncle Sigmund gets tongue-tied every time he tries to talk to his childhood friend Natalie as he has a crush on her. Can the Electric Company help Sigmund tell her how he feels before it's too late?

Guest Starring Kyle Massey, Christopher Massey, LL Cool J
10 (38) "Bluefoot" April 23, 2010
Hector and the gang try to debunk the myth of a mysterious creature called Bluefoot while Manny and Francine try to prove it (or it is just a scam to get attention?). But someone is lying about Bluefoot and the Electric Crew will prove it.
11 (39) "Jules Quest" April 30, 2010
Jessica discovers an ancient scroll that leads her on a scavenger hunt throughout the neighborhood. Will the scroll lead Jessica to hidden treasure...or an even bigger surprise?
12 (40) "Revolutionary Doughnuts" May 7, 2010
Lisa is told by Annie that her ancestor Cordelia was accused of being a traitor in the Revolutionary War (she gave donuts to the Redcoats). This was the last episode of Season 2.

Season 3[edit]

1/41. Off Target (February 7, 2011)
A neighborhood kid named Marcus Barnes finds out that he has the wordball power…well, kind of. The Electric Company tries to help Marcus improve his wordball-throwing skills so he can join them. Meanwhile, Francine and Gilda Flip —a new resident in Francine's building and Prankster-in-training—ask Manny to build a machine that can help them prevent Marcus from becoming the newest member of the Electric Company.

Guest Starring Jenny Slate

2/42. A Fistful of Confetti (February 8, 2011)
It's world-record day in the neighborhood, and everyone's in it. Francine and Gilda can make records on their own. Gilda makes several records within two minutes, but Marcus breaks his record and has Francine achieving the longest record of temper tantrums.

Guest Starring Alan Cumming

3/43. Spooky Summer Soirée (February 9, 2011)
For the yearly Spooky Summer Soirée costume party, the Electric Company decides to dress up as animals dressed as monsters. Jessica and Marcus don't have their costumes yet and, Annie Scrambler, with the help of Gilda, buys all of the costumes at the discount costume store. Marcus and Jessica hit the neighborhood sidewalk sales to find what they need while staying within their budget.
4/44. Revenge of the Zeros (February 10, 2011)
Upset about their score of zero points in the banana sculpture contest, Danny and Annie decide to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana festival party that is being held at the Electric Diner. The Electric Company catches on and does everything it can to stop the pranksters, save the party, and preserve Paul's sanity.
5/45. Pies for Puppies (February 14, 2011)
It's the Pies for Puppies charity bake sale, and Jessica finds out that her pies are missing, and finds out that Danny Rebus took them, and others are competing to sell the most pies and become the puppy hero. The Electric Company discovers that Danny Rebus is trying to cheat his way to victory with Annie Scrambler's help, and it is up to them to put a stop to it.
6/46. Prankster Holiday (February 21, 2011)
Other than Marcus, the Electric Company leaves town for the 4th of July. Jessica is at an concert, Hector and Shock are rock-climbing and Keith is at the beach. Manny and Danny couldn’t be happier—with everyone gone, they can pull the ultimate prank by launching a giant wordball balloon that reads "The Electric Company doesn't like you." Marcus enlists his friend Emily and Paul the Gorilla to help him stop the pranksters and save the Electric Company's reputation.

Guest Starring Swiss Beatz

7/47. The Wordball Games (February 28, 2011)
Right before the yearly Wordball Games, known as the Neighborhood Olympics, Hector sprains his ankle. With Hector unable to compete, the Electric Company doesn’t have enough players to participate against the four Pranksters! But when Manny also gets hurt, the numbers are even once again. Now the question is, can Marcus handle Hector's event, the Word Obstacle course, or will the Pranksters win this year?
8/48. The Incredible Return-a-Ball (March 7, 2011)
Marcus sees a commercial on his laptop for Francine's latest invention, the Return-a-ball, which is supposed to come right back to you when you throw it. He can't resist buying one but quickly discovers that it doesn't work and it's just a regular ball. The rest of the Electric Company pitches in to help Marcus prove that Francine faked her commercial so he can get his money back.
9/49. Wiki Wiki Walter (March 7, 2011)
Hector challenges Manny to find a beatboxer better than Shock, and he panics! After his last beatboxing competition with his best friend Wiki Wiki Walter, their friendship was ruined! When Manny finds a competitor who turns out to be Shock's old beatboxing pal Wiki and, with Doug E. Fresh as the beatboxing judge, the competition gets a little more interesting.

Guest Starring Nicholas Dayton as "Young Shock".

10/50. Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk! (March 14, 2011)
Manny borrows the Skeleckian Shrinkanator 3002, an invention with the power to shrink anything down to a very small size. When Marcus and Jessica accidentally get shrunk, the Electric Company has to get the Shrinkinator back from Manny to get them back to normal size! This becomes even more difficult when Manny shrinks himself and is nowhere to be found.
11/51. Tip it or Dip It (March 21, 2011)
Marcus and Manny are this week's contestants on a game show called Tip it or Dip It. Show host Rob Robson, played by comedian Sherrod Small, introduces this week's surprise guest host, and it's Francine! Will Manny's cheating prevent Marcus from winning?
12/52. The Junior Assistant (March 28, 2011)
Francine wants to be on the next season of The Junior Assistant, a reality show run by the Ronald, one of the richest and most famous people in the world. She must collaborate with Hector and the Electric Company to make six hundred cookies by five o'clock in order to prove that she's worthy of being on the show. (Bloopers: Marcus sneezes loudly and Francine says, "Bless you.")


Season 4
The Story And the Finder
Double Trouble


  1. ^ a b c d These episodes originally aired 1/19/2009 as part of an introductory marathon and again for the start of the weekdays.
  2. ^ Starting with this episode, the series began running every weekday.

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