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Schoolhouse Rock

Anyone remember this? Or Electric Company? It helped me with math and education.

by Anonymousreply 5011/18/2012

get yr adverbs here.

by Anonymousreply 111/15/2012

Definitively. I'm just a bill, We the people, Conjunction Junction, interjections, Three is a magic number, etc,

Great stuff.

by Anonymousreply 211/15/2012

I loved BOTH of them.

by Anonymousreply 311/15/2012

I can still recite (sing) the preamble to the U.S. Constitution thanks to Schoolhouse Rock.

by Anonymousreply 411/15/2012

The original ZOOM. You could send away for a card to learn the secret language of ubbi dubbi.

hu-bi fru-biends hu-bow ub-are yu-bou tu-bodu-bay

The Electric Company introduced me to Morgan Freeman as Easy Reader.

by Anonymousreply 511/15/2012

Say what now?

by Anonymousreply 711/15/2012

I'm just a bill, yes I'm only a bill and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill.

by Anonymousreply 811/15/2012

[quote]I can still recite (sing) the preamble to the U.S. Constitution thanks to Schoolhouse Rock.

I learned recently that Lynn Ahrens (lyricsist to [i]Ragtime[/i], animated [i]Anastasia[/i]) wrote the "Preamble" ditty.

by Anonymousreply 911/15/2012

Mrs. Jones is a lady on Hudson St.

She sent her dog to bark at my brother and me

We gave her dog a big fat bone (belongs on the double-entendre thread) and now he barks at Mrs. Jones

by Anonymousreply 1011/15/2012

Interplanet Janet!

by Anonymousreply 1111/15/2012

R9, she also sang on several of the shorts, including the very popular "Interjections."

by Anonymousreply 1211/15/2012

[quote]The original ZOOM. You could send away for a card

To whom?

by Anonymousreply 1311/15/2012

It's the plumber. I've come to fix the sink.

by Anonymousreply 1411/15/2012

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?

by Anonymousreply 1511/15/2012

"Sufferin' Until Suffrage" was my jam.

by Anonymousreply 1711/15/2012

A noun is a person, place, or thing.

He was suave, debonair, he put oil in his hair ...

by Anonymousreply 1811/15/2012

I like it when Chubby Checker is white!

by Anonymousreply 1911/15/2012


by Anonymousreply 2011/15/2012

Figure 8 is a haunting melody.

by Anonymousreply 2111/15/2012

[quote]The original ZOOM. You could send away for a card

[quote]To whom?

Boston Mass Oh-2-1-3-Fooooourrr

by Anonymousreply 2211/15/2012

Hallelujah! Yeah!!!

by Anonymousreply 2311/15/2012

R20, I always liked how that girl said "WOW!" haha

by Anonymousreply 2411/15/2012

Interplanet Janet is so catchy. It's my sing-in-the-shower song.

Loved Blossom Dearie's "Unpack your Adjectives."

by Anonymousreply 2511/15/2012

r21, that was DL icon Blossom Dearie singing Figure 8.

by Anonymousreply 2611/15/2012

This Simpsons parody is great.

by Anonymousreply 2711/15/2012

A kids show with Oscar winner Rita Moreno and futuere Oscar winner Morgan Freeman - not bad.

My favorite: The Adventures of Letterman - narration by Joan Rivers with the voices of Gene Wilder as Letterman and Zero Mostel as The Spellbinder.

by Anonymousreply 2811/15/2012

conjuncon junction what's your function....hookin up words and phrases and clauses

by Anonymousreply 2911/15/2012

Here's Letterman:

by Anonymousreply 3011/15/2012

R28, INDEED! A young queen's first encounter with comedy GREATS!

by Anonymousreply 3111/15/2012

I became a Morgan Freeman fan because of his "Easy Reader" character - even though I was an 8 year old female with a freckle face I was wanted to be that character for Halloween.

by Anonymousreply 3211/15/2012

fun fact:

many schoolhouse rock songs were written by Broadway lyricist Lynn Aherns.

She is the voice of Janet!

by Anonymousreply 3311/16/2012

Adjectives "WOW!" girl sounds like she just discovered her clit.

by Anonymousreply 3411/16/2012

LOLOLOLOLOL get your adverbs here

by Anonymousreply 3511/16/2012

He was a hairy bear, he was a scary bear!

by Anonymousreply 3611/16/2012

Such a great memory. Saturday mornings at it's best...

by Anonymousreply 3711/16/2012

It wasn't adjectives. It was In Ter Jec Tions!!!

by Anonymousreply 3811/16/2012

r4 I think most of us of a certain age know the preamble because of that.

Those bits were so subversively great. They made you learn stuff and you didn't even realize it. The only one i didn't like was the guy who sang #5. He seemed a little creepy. Hanging around all those little kids. hmmm.

by Anonymousreply 3911/16/2012

Joan Rivers narrated Letterman!

He was a hairy bear, he was a scary bear, We beat a hssty retreat from his lair then we unpacked our adjectives!

Of course being named Bill, "I'm Just a Bill" holds a special place in my heart.

by Anonymousreply 4011/16/2012

I think Schoolhouse Rock was first and then came American Rock which was more history oriented.

"Mother Necessity, what do you need..."

"The great American melting pot..."

by Anonymousreply 4111/16/2012

The original series was "Multiplication Rock." "Grammar Rock" followed soon after, then "America Rock" for the Bicentennial. Later, those series and the subsequent ones were all presented under the generic "Schoolhouse Rock" banner.

by Anonymousreply 4211/16/2012

Zoom was great if you had a foot fetish.

by Anonymousreply 4311/16/2012

Who sponsered Schoolhouse Rock? I remember the jingle "Multiplication Rock is brought to you by.." but I don't remember the sponser.

by Anonymousreply 4411/16/2012

[quote]It helped me with math and education.

My word, did you go to school in the ghetto or something? In my school we learned from teachers.

by Anonymousreply 4511/17/2012


by Anonymousreply 4611/17/2012

schoolhouse rock was awesome. learning without realizing it. I can still sing the songs today..

As for electric company:


by Anonymousreply 4711/17/2012

Rita Moreno on The Electric Company.

"The comma is an itty, bitty sign

That says "Hey there, wait a minute, hold the line!"

by Anonymousreply 4811/18/2012

Do any of you remember NBC's attempt at teaching phonics on Saturday mornings

by Anonymousreply 4911/18/2012

Figure 8 was sung by Blossom Dearie

by Anonymousreply 5011/18/2012
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