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Season 1

Episode 101 — Skills

Theme: The Body
Vocabulary Words: skill, feature [n.], athlete, visualize
Decoding Goals: st; silent e; -oke
Keith is invited to join the Electric Company, but before he can take the oath, Francine swoops in and steals his special skill. Can the Electric Company help him get it back, or will Keith be powerless forever?

Episode 102 — Scent of a Human

Theme: Animals
Vocabulary Words: human, instinct, canine, track [v.], scent
Decoding Goals: short e; -ell, hard and soft c; sight word come
On the day he is supposed to star in his own rap video, Hector is hypnotized into thinking he's a dog. Can The Electric Company train Hector to use his human instincts, or will he have to rap with a doggie brain?

Episode 103 — Lights, Camera, Beetles

Theme: Animals
Vocabulary Words: beetle, gigantic, terrarium, insect, examine, characteristic
Decoding Goals: short u; -ug; transformer h; ch; hard and soft g; gr
Jessica and Hector plan to surprise their cousin with a bug zoo for his birthday party. When Francine steals the prized rhino beetle, it's up to the Electric Company to get it back in time to save the party.

Episode 104 — Call Me Tiki

Theme: Animals
Vocabulary Words: responsible, irresponsible, mimic [v.], squawk, reputation
Decoding Goals: -ight; sight words he, she, we, I, you
Jessica gets a job pet sitting Tiki Barber's African Gray parrot. When the parrot flies the coop it's up to The Electric Company to save the bird and Jessica's reputation.

Episode 105 — Lost and Spaced

Theme: Space
Vocabulary Words: solar system, enlarge, constellation, atmosphere
Decoding Goals: short a; short o; r-controlled vowels
Connected Text Goals ending punctuation (. ? !)
At the school science fair, Lisa and her Skeleckian friend Dax get shrunk down and trapped inside their project - a perfect model of the solar system!

Episode 106 — Trouble Afoot

Theme: Games
Vocabulary Words: coordinated, challenge [n.], agility, victory
Decoding Goals: short i, sight words with/without; f/fl
Hector mysteriously loses his agility right before his big basketball game. Can The Electric Company get to the bottom of Hector's sudden clumsiness before he loses to Manny Spamboni?

Episode 107 — The Skeleckian Hiccups

Theme: Body
Vocabulary Words: reveal, remedy [n.], diagnosis, herbal
Decoding Goals: s; m; mp/mb
Jessica is set to face Danny in a chess tournament but will she lose because of a case of the Skeleckian Hiccups?

Episode 108 — Dirty Laundry

Theme: Space
Vocabulary Words: meteorite, conduct [v.], predict, astonishing, electricity
Decoding Goals: -ou-; hard and soft g; -ing; sight words coming, going
Manny steals a Skeleckian meteorite in order to power his letter-stealing gizmo. It's up to the Electric Company to get the meteorite back before Manny steals every letter in the neighborhood.

Episode 109 — He Ain't Heavy, He's Just Frozen

Theme: Games
Vocabulary Words: permanent, temporary, aim [v.], immobile
Decoding Goals: short and long u; silent e; -ame
Keith gets frozen like a statue when he's zapped by one of Manny's gadgets. The Electric Company has just one hour to help Keith - or he'll be permanently frozen!

Episode 110 — Scrambled Brains

Theme: Science
Vocabulary Words: brain, personality, cure [v.], reverse [v.], theory
Decoding Goals: -ai-; br; vowel y
With the help of her hypnotist uncle, Annie switches brains with Lisa. The Electric Company needs to find a way to switch them back before Annie ruins Lisa's good name with her neighborhood pranks.

Episode 111 — Abracadabra Cadabra Ca-Green!

Theme: Animals
Vocabulary Words: transform, reptile, habitat, lizard
Decoding Goals: ee/e; r-controlled vowels; gr
Danny gets his hands on a book of magic spells and transforms Jessica into a lizard. It's up to the Electric Company to get Jessica back to normal before she's stuck eating flies forever.

Episode 112 — Game On

Theme: Games
Vocabulary Words: persevere, strategy, perseverance, compete
Decoding Goals: oa; -oat; hard and soft c
Connected Text Goals possessive s
Manny zaps Deek the Dino Dude out of Hector's video game and into the real world. The Electric Company has to figure out how to get Deek back to his cyber home.

Episode 113 — War of the Words

Theme: Body
Vocabulary Words: stamina, fatigue, nourishment, exhausted [adj.], nutritious
Decoding Goals: tr/dr; transformer h; sh
Connected Text Goals ending punctuation (. ? !)
When Hector is chosen to give a presentation on stamina to Jessica and Keith's health class, the pranksters work overtime to keep Hector from getting some much needed rest. Will Hector have enough stamina to make the presentation?

Episode 114 — Mighty Bright Knight

Theme: Games
Vocabulary Words: individual, opponent, merit [n.], fortunately, unfortunately
Decoding Goals: -ight-; br; sight words say/said
Connected Text Goals quotation marks with commas
Jessica and Manny compete to win the last copy of their favorite comic book, Mighty Bright Knight. But when it looks like Manny will win by cheating, will Jessica be tempted to cheat too?

Episode 115 — The Orangachoke

Theme: Space
Vocabulary Words: artichoke, dubious, eclipse [n.], solar
Decoding Goals: ea; ld/lt; ay
When Danny steals a Skeleckian orangachoke from Lisa's friend Lottie, the Electric Company has to get it back in time for Lottie's big Skeleckian celebration.

Episode 116 — Gravity Groove

Theme: Body
Vocabulary Words: timing, pivot, gravity, intimidate
Decoding Goals: short a/o; r-controlled vowels; sight words are, were
When Lisa and Shock enter a dance contest, Francine does her best to sabotage them. Can Lisa and Shock overcome Francine's pranks and win the contest with their Gravity Groove?

Episode 117 — The Flube Whisperer

Theme: Science
Vocabulary Words: thermometer, thermostat, temperature, miniscule, environment
Decoding Goals: fr / fl; short/long u; silent e
Connected Text Goals quotation marks with commas
Keith sends away for a Skeleckian pet that lives in a biosphere. But when the biosphere malfunctions, will Manny save the day?

Episode 118 — The Wordball is My Oyster

Theme: Arts
Vocabulary Words: brilliant, genius [n.], memorize, performance
Decoding Goals: short i; hard and soft g; -ing; sight words coming/going
Lisa gets a case of stage fright when she's cast as the lead in Hector's play. Can Lisa overcome her fears in time to save the play, or will she have to give her part to Annie?

Episode 119 — Out to Launch

Theme: Science
Vocabulary Words: angle [n.], launch [v.], height, adjust
Decoding Goals: ee; e/ee; r-controlled vowels; -ore
Connected Text Goals quotation marks
When Francine calls Hector a liar on a neighborhood billboard, The Electric Company has to work together to help clear Hector's name.

Episode 120 — Limerick-Off

Theme: Arts
Vocabulary Words: limerick, structure [n.], distract, valid, invalid [adj.]
Decoding Goals: -ick; m; -mb; mb/mp
Jessica and Manny compete in the annual Limerick-Off.

Episode 121 — Fromage Here to Eternity

Theme: Space
Vocabulary Words: capsule, orbit [v.], monitor [n.], slightly
Decoding Goals: short u; transformer h; th; sight words they, them, with, without
Lisa is chosen to write a story on Skeleckian cheese-making for the school paper, but Annie is determined to scoop her.

Episode 122 — Madame President

Theme: Citizenship
Vocabulary Words: election, debate [n.], poll [n.], negative, campaign [n.]
Decoding Goals: -aw-; mp/mb
Lisa and Francine face off in the election for Book Club President. Can Lisa's campaign message win out over Francine's dirty politics?

Episode 123 — Jules Quest

Theme: Discovery
Vocabulary Words: quest, scroll(s), artifact, excavate
Decoding Goals: tr/dr; 2 sounds of s; st
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?

Episode 124 — Electric Accompany

Theme: Arts
Vocabulary Words: compose, lyrics, accompany, advertise, harmony
Decoding Goals: oa; -oat; silent e
Annie hypnotizes Keith to sing an annoying jingle.
The Electric Company needs to cure Keith in time for him to perform the song he wrote for his dad's birthday.

Episode 125 — Franscent

Theme: Science
Vocabulary Words: scent, hybrid, bloom, formula
Decoding Goals: short e; -ell; hard and soft g
Francine ruins both her science project and Lisa's.
The two rivals need find a way to work together on a new project or they'll both fail.

Episode 126 — Pop Goes the Easel

Theme: Arts
Vocabulary Words: landscape [n.], series, canvas [n.], continuous
Decoding Goals: r-controlled vowels; oo
Jessica and Danny get stuck in a magical painting.
The Electric Company needs to work with the mysterious artist to get their friends back into the real world.

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Season 2

Episode 201 — Friends or Aunts

Theme: Friendship
Vocabulary Words: selected, knowledge, correct, incorrect, rules
Decoding Goals: fr; hard and soft c, coming/going
Annie Scrambler and her aunt go head-to-head with Lisa and Hector on a semi-popular game show.

Episode 202 — A Whole New Francine

Theme: Friendship
Vocabulary Words: apologize, convince, dishonest, trust, volunteer
Decoding Goals: r-controlled vowels
Connected Text Goals quotation marks
Francine decides to be a nicer person, but is it just a ploy to get invited into The Electric Company?

Episode 203 — Mighty Bright Fight

Theme: Friendship
Vocabulary Words: suspicious, create, creator, assistant, decision
Decoding Goals: short e; transformer h; sh
Jessica and Manny work together on a project for the Mighty Bright Knight comic book convention.

Episode 204 — Oh Danny Boy

Theme: Friendship
Vocabulary Words: partner, sensitive, depend, loyal, commitment
Decoding Goals: -oa; -oat; hard and soft g; gr -
Hector and Danny join forces in a doubles ping pong tournament. Will they find friendship in victory?

Episode 205 — The Great Compromise

Theme: Citizenship
Vocabulary Words: perturbed, extreme, bicker, proposal, compromise
Decoding Goals: br; vowel y
The Electric Company and the Pranksters have to work together to preserve their ability to use their special powers in the neighborhood.

Episode 206 — Goodnight, Robot

Theme: Citizenship
Vocabulary Words: inspire, signature, petition [n.], preserve [v.], verify
Decoding Goals: -ight; -ite/-ight; silent e; -ame
The Electric Company circulates a petition to save a famous literary landmark from destruction.

Episode 207 — The Potato Custom

Theme: Citizenship
Vocabulary Words: ambassador, culture, custom, insult [v.], translate
Decoding Goals: tr/dr; hard and soft g; -ug
Connected Text Goals ending punctuation (. ? !)
Jessica is named Junior Ambassador to the planet Skelecki, that is, until she makes an intergalactic faux pas.

Episode 208 — Bluefoot

Theme: Discovery
Vocabulary Words: evidence, expert, microscope, gullible, skeptical
Decoding Goals: ee; ea; ee/ea; -mb
Hector tries to debunk the myth of a mysterious creature called Bluefoot.

Episode 209 — Revolutionary Doughnuts

Theme: Discovery
Vocabulary Words: ancestor, discover, discovery, history, relative
Decoding Goals: -ai; hard and soft c; cr-
Lisa tries to clear the name of an ancestor accused of being a traitor in the Revolutionary War.

Episode 210 — Bananas

Theme: Discovery
Vocabulary Words: binoculars, discover, observe, flustered, admit
Decoding Goals: -ou
Connected Text Goals end punctuation; commas as pause; commas and quotation marks
Annie's Uncle Sigmund needs The Electric Company's help to talk to an old friend who has come back to visit the neighborhood.

Episode 211 — Wicket Itch

Theme: Storytelling
Vocabulary Words: wicked, courageous, script[n.], predictable, collaborate
Decoding Goals: short i; -ink; short a/o
Lisa and the gang are making a movie! Will Manny Spamboni insist on making it all about him
or will he learn to collaborate with The Electric Company?

Episode 212 — Unmuffins

Theme: Storytelling
Vocabulary Words: unsure, unbelievably, undo, unfriendly, unusual
Decoding Goals: short u
Connected Text Goals end punctuation; exclamation point; commas as pause; commas and quotation marks
Something funny is going on. The Pranksters are being very helpful and The Electric Company is being awfully unfriendly. Will Jessica be able to fix things so everyone is back to normal?

Episode 213 — One Smart Cookie

Theme: Storytelling
Vocabulary Words: character, details, detective, mystery, clues
Decoding Goals: ai-; -ay; -aw-
The Electric Company and Francine pretend to be the characters from the Casey Calloway book series in order to solve a mystery and win the title of Master Detective.

Episode 214 — One Bad Apple

Theme: Storytelling
Vocabulary Words: western[n.], positive, negative, conflict[n.], confident
Decoding Goals: short e; -ed
Connected Text Goals: possessive s
PJ has to write a story for his creative writing class, but his assignment has given him a bad case of writer's block. Can Lisa help him write a Western that takes place in a refrigerator?

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Season 3

Episode 301 — Off Target

Theme: Storytelling
Vocabulary Words: target, straight, direction, concentrate, twice
Connected Text Goals: Follow through with words and sentences
A neighborhood kid, Marcus Barnes, has just found out 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, 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.

Episode 302 — Wordball Games

Vocabulary Words: add, penalty, score, compete, equal
Connected Text Goals: Chunking words
Right before the yearly Wordball Games, the neighborhood Olympics, Hector sprains his ankle. With Hector unable to compete, The Electric Company does not 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?

Episode 303 — The Incredible Return-a-ball

Vocabulary Words: prove, improved, incredible, return, notice
Connected Text Goals: Sight words
Marcus sees a commercial for Francine's latest invention, The Return-a-ball, a ball that is supposed to come right back to you when you throw it. He can't resist buying it, but quickly discovers that it doesn't work. The rest of The Electric Company pitches in to help Marcus prove that Francine faked her commercial so he can get his pride and his money back.

Episode 304 — Pies for Puppies

Vocabulary Words: goal, graph, fives, raise, charity
Decoding Goals: Two ways to say -ie-
It's the Pies for Puppies charity bake sale, and Jessica, Danny Rebus and others are competing to sell the most pies and become the "puppy hero." But someone has taken all of Jessica's pies! The Electric Company discovers that Danny Rebus is trying to cheat his way to victory, and it is up to them to put a stop to it.

Episode 305 — When Shock Met Wikiwiki Walter

Vocabulary Words: tempo, double-time, triple-time, half-time, beatbox
Connected Text Goals: Use what you know
Hector challenges Manny to find a beatboxer better than Shock. Shock panics! After his last beatboxing competition with his best friend WikiWiki 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.

Episode 306 — Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk

Vocabulary Words: inch, height, measure, shrink, shrank
Connected Text Goals: Sight words
Manny has borrowed 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.

Episode 307 — Spooky Summer Soiree

Vocabulary Words: dollar, quarter, dime, nickel, cost
Decoding Goals: -ph-/-gh-
For the yearly Spooky Summer Soiree 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, has bought 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.

Episode 308 — Revenge of the Zeros

Vocabulary Words: zero, amount, ruin, correct, check
Connected Text Goals: Use what you know
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 they can to stop the pranksters and save the party and preserve Paul's sanity.

Episode 308 — Revenge of the Zeros

Vocabulary Words: zero, amount, ruin, correct, check
Connected Text Goals: Use what you know
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 they can to stop the pranksters and save the party and preserve Paul's sanity.

Episode 309 — Tip It or Dip It

Vocabulary Words: weight, scale, tip, fabulous, add
Connected Text Goals: Expressive reading
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?

Episode 310 — The Junior Assistant

Vocabulary Words: tens, hundred, batch, leader, collaborate
Connected Text Goals: Checking for understanding
Francine wants to be on the next season of the "The Junior Assistant," a reality show run by The Ronald, one of the most rich and 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 she's worthy of being on the show.

Episode 311 — Prankster Holiday

Vocabulary Words: hour, minute, year, inflate, launch
Decoding Goals: Two ways to say -ie-
Other than Marcus, The Electric Company has left town for the 4th of July. Manny and Danny could not be happier - with everyone gone, they can pull the ultimate prank. They plan to launch 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.

Episode 312 — A Fist Full of Confetti

Vocabulary Words: impossible, possible, likely, most, record
Connected Text Goals: Expressive reading
It's Neighborhood Record Day, and everyone in town is trying to break silly records. Francine and Jessica are both trying to break the same record - filming the most broken records on record day. When Francine tries to get in Jessica's way by giving her fake tips, The Electric Company works together to lead Jessica to victory.

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