The Kid Should See This

Sign Songs – Electric Company

In the 1970s, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown composer Clark Gesner made a series of found signage-based videos for PBS’ The Electric Company. The song above is our favorite because of the nonsensical lyrics, but the two below, the original Sign Song (later used for Sesame Street) and Office Sign Song are also ever-catchy, still great for reading comprehension, and are now 40-year-old culture and technology time capsules:

Watch more typography, more PBS, and more videos from the 1970s.

🌈 Related videos

100 people answer the question, “How old are you?” in Dutch

Rion Nakaya

Odd – Mysteries of Vernacular

Rion Nakaya

People In Order (2006)

Rion Nakaya

Them Not-So-Dry Bones – Schoolhouse Rock

Rion Nakaya

Numerosity: Baker Number 10, 6, 5, 3, & 1

Rion Nakaya

Buffalo buffalo buffalo! One-word sentences & how they work

Rion Nakaya

It’s different from what you expected – Design Ah! (デザインあ)

Rion Nakaya

Signing Alphabet (1977) – Sesame Street

Rion Nakaya

Ma’agalim, Jane Bordeaux, & journeys inside an old penny arcade

Rion Nakaya

 
Browse the TKSST Video Collections

Get 7 smart videos delivered every week.

 

Subscribe