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.

Series Overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 28 January 23, 2009 (2009-01-23) October 1, 2009 (2009-10-01)
2 12 January 18, 2010 (2010-01-18) May 7, 2010 (2010-05-07)
3 12 February 7, 2011 (2011-02-07) April 4, 2011 (2011-04-04)

Season 1: 2009[edit]

Ep. Title Air date
1 "Skills" January 23, 2009 (2009-01-23)[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, Lin-Manuel Miranda Hey You Guys: Keith

Villain: Francine, Manny, Annie, and Danny
2 "Scent of a Human" January 30, 2009 (2009-01-30)[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. Special Guest Stars: Sean Kingston, Kelly Ripa Guest Starring: Lin-Manuel Miranda Hey You Guys: Hector

Villain: Annie
3 "Lights, Camera, The Beetles!" February 6, 2009 (2009-02-06)

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.

Special Guest Stars: Ne-Yo, Jimmy Fallon, Common Hey You Guys: Jessica

Villain: Francine and Danny
4 "Call Me Tiki" February 13, 2009 (2009-02-13)[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 Hey You Guys: Jessica

Villain: Manny
5 "Lost and Spaced" February 20, 2009 (2009-02-20)[n 1] (original broadcast)
August 20, 2012 (rebroadcast)

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.

Villain: Francine
6 "Trouble Afoot" February 27, 2009 (2009-02-27)

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. Special Guest Star: Whoopi Goldberg

Villain: Manny
7 "The Skeleckian Hiccups" March 6, 2009 (2009-03-06)

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. Special Guest Appearance by: June Angela

Villain: Danny
8 "Dirty Laundry" March 13, 2009 (2009-03-13)

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 Starring: Mario

Villain: Manny
9 "He Ain't Heavy, He's Just Frozen" March 20, 2009 (2009-03-20)

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

Villain: Manny and Annie
10 "Scrambled Brains" March 27, 2009 (2009-03-27)

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

Villain: Annie
11 "Abracadabra Cadabra Ca-Green!" April 3, 2009 (2009-04-03)

During a magic street performance, Hector and Jessica watch a street magician named Calvero transform himself into a snake. Before Marlon, his assistant, can change him back, Danny Rebus steals the magician's book and turns Jessica into a lizard. Marlon tries to change her back, but leaves her with green hair and reptile-like Skin. 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.

Special Guest Star: Jack McBrayer Guest Starring: Jason Antoon

Villain: Danny
12 "Game On" April 10, 2009 (2009-04-10)

Manny, who has recently crowned himself Game King, notices that Hector is about to win a video game that he himself has not 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, Kyle Massey

Villain: Manny
13 "War of the Words" April 17, 2009 (2009-04-17) (original broadcast)
August 6, 2012 (rebroadcast)

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.

Villain: Francine, Manny and Annie
14 "Mighty Bright Knight" April 24, 2009 (2009-04-24)

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 Villain: Manny and Annie

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 (2009-05-22)

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, David Lee Villain: Danny

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 (2009-05-29)

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

Villain: Francine
17 "The Limerick-Off" September 7, 2009 (2009-09-07)[n 2] (original broadcast)
July 9, 2012 (rebroadcast)

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.

Villain: Manny
18 "Pop Goes the Easel" September 8, 2009 (2009-09-08)

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.

Villain: Danny
19 "Electric Accompany" September 9, 2009 (2009-09-09)

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.

Villain: Annie
20 "The Wordball is My Oyster" September 10, 2009 (2009-09-10)

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.

Villain: Annie and Danny
21 "Franscent" September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14) (original broadcast)
August 13, 2012 (rebroadcast)

A science project competition between Lisa and Francine Carruthers.

Villain: Francine
22 "The Flube Whisperer" September 16, 2009 (2009-09-16)

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.

Villain: Manny
23 "Out to Launch" September 17, 2009 (2009-09-17) (original broadcast)
July 23, 2012 (rebroadcast)

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.

Villain: Francine
24 "Fromage Here to Eternity" September 24, 2009 (2009-09-24)

Annie tries to get a scoop on Lisa, who's been assigned to write about Skeleckian cheese for the school paper.

Villain: Manny and Annie
25 "Friends or Aunts" September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28) (original broadcast)
July 16, 2012 (rebroadcast)

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

Villain: Francine and Annie
26 "A Whole New Francine" September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)

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.

Villain: Francine
27 "Mighty Bright Fight" September 30, 2009 (2009-09-30)

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.

Villain: Manny
28 "Oh, Danny Boy" October 1, 2009 (2009-10-01) (original broadcast)
July 30, 2012 (rebroadcast)

To beat Manny and Francine in a ping-pong tournament (as they are cheating), Hector teams up with Danny. This is the last episode of Season 1.

Villain: Francine, Manny, Annie, and Danny

Season 2: 2010[edit]

Ep. Title Air date
1 (29) "One Smart Cookie" January 18, 2010 (2010-01-18)

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? Guest Starring: Kyle Massey, Ann Harada

Villain: Francine
2 (30) "One Bad Apple" January 19, 2010 (2010-01-19)

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 Guest Star: Monique Coleman Guest Starring: Kyle Massey, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Villain: Danny
3 (31) "The Unmuffins" January 20, 2010 (2010-01-20)

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.

Special Guest Star: Dwight Howard Guest Starring: LL Cool J, John Leguizamo

Villain: Manny and Danny
4 (32) "Wicked Itch" January 21, 2010 (2010-01-21)

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?

Special Guest Star: Monique Coleman Guest Starring: Kyle Massey, Sherri Shepard

Villain: Manny
5 (33) "Madame President" February 12, 2010 (2010-02-12) (original broadcast)
August 27, 2012 (rebroadcast)

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. Guest Starring: Samantha Bee

Villain: Francine
6 (34) "Goodnight, Robot" February 26, 2010 (2010-02-26)

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. Villain: Francine

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 (2010-04-02)

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.

Villain: Francine, Manny, Annie, and Danny
8 (36) "The Potato Custom" April 9, 2010 (2010-04-09)

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.

Villain: Danny
9 (37) "Bananas" April 16, 2010 (2010-04-16)

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

Villain: Annie
10 (38) "Bluefoot" April 23, 2010 (2010-04-23)

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.

Villain: Francine and Manny
11 (39) "Jules Quest" April 30, 2010 (2010-04-30)

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?

Villain: Danny
12 (40) "Revolutionary Doughnuts" May 7, 2010 (2010-05-07)

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).

Villain: Annie

Season 3: 2011[edit]

Ep. Title Air date
1 (41) "Off Target" February 7, 2011 (2011-02-07)

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

Villain: Francine, Manny, and Gilda
2 (42) "A Fistful of Confetti" February 8, 2011 (2011-02-08)

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

Villain: Francine and Gilda
3 (43) "Revenge of the Zeros" February 9, 2011 (2011-02-09)

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.

Villain: Annie and Danny
4 (44) "Spooky Summer Soirée" February 10, 2011 (2011-02-10)

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.

Villain: Annie and Gilda
5 (45) "Pies for Puppies" February 14, 2011 (2011-02-14)

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.

Villain: Annie and Danny
6 (46) "Prankster Holiday" February 21, 2011 (2011-02-21)

Other than Marcus, the Electric Company leaves town for the 4th of July. Jessica is at a 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

Villain: Manny and Danny
7 (47) "The Wordball Games" February 28, 2011 (2011-02-28)

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?

Villain: Francine, Manny, Annie, and Danny
8 (48) "The Incredible Return-a-Ball" March 7, 2011 (2011-03-07)

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.

Villain: Francine and Gilda
9 (49) "Wiki Wiki Walter" March 14, 2011 (2011-03-14)

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.

Villain: Manny
10 (50) "Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk!" March 21, 2011 (2011-03-21)

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.

Villain: Manny and Danny
11 (51) "Tip it or Dip It" March 28, 2011 (2011-03-28)

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?

Villain: Francine and Manny
12 (52) "The Junior Assistant" April 4, 2011 (2011-04-04)

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.")

Villain: Francine

Notes[edit]

  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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