Encyclopedia is a television series created by the HBO Network and the for-profit branch of the Children's Television Workshop (CTW), Distinguished Productions. The series premiered on the ... See full summary »
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Encyclopedia is a television series created by the HBO Network and the for-profit branch of the Children's Television Workshop (CTW), Distinguished Productions. The series premiered on the HBO network in 1988. Each episode covered a letter or series of letters in the alphabet, with short skits of sketch comedy devoted to up to twelve corresponding encyclopedia topics. Several topics were related through song. Three of the six writers of the show had also been writers for NBC's Saturday Night Live: Patricia Marx, Brian McConnachie, and Mitchell Kriegman. The series featured the band BETTY, who performed both the opening and closing themes as well as individual songs for selected topics. Written by fatcouchpotato

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great educational show
8 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very funny and well-done series for children's education and amusement. One letter per episode with multiple sketches and songs about words that start with that letter (ex. H=hammurabi, heat, heiroglyphics, hibernation, etc.). Came on HBO and personally would love to see the whole set come out on DVD. So scarce you can hardly find any info on google without a lot of time spent searching. When it first came out there was even a contest kids could enter after watching the show to win a computer, scholarship, etc. A fantastic choice for children of any age, and adults will even get a kick out of the offbeat humor so tactfully employed throughout the show. HBO needs to get off their butts and release this so today's children can get better education from TV than barney or power rangers can give them!


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