Hey you guuuuys! The Electric Company is back, ready to bring its wacky brand of educational programming to a new generation of kids. While Morgan Freeman and Rita Moreno won't be around this time, the show's message remains the same: reading can be fun. A hipper, more energetic Sesame Street, The Electric Company's true successor, at this point, is probably the fantastic Yo Gabba Gabba, which captures the energy of the original series. Will the new Electric Company connect with kids? See for yourself: a comparison between the old school Electric Company and the version that will be launched in January, 2009, after the jump. Now if only they could resurrect Square One Television, the children's television universe would be good to go.