Please take a look at this sequence from the "Three Stooges".
At 4.45 seconds in, multiple electric sparks fly. I want to re-create that effect in AE CS5. I've tried the Lightning effect in Premiere , but haven't come close yet.
So I am thinking to use CC particle world. Or some other AE effect (CC or otherwise).
If you do a Google search for sparks After Effects, a ton of results come up. Looking through them, you'll probably find something that fits what you want.