Schoolhouse Rock! (1973–2009)

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A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism.

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 Conjunction Junction Conductor / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
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This title is the overall name for a series of animated educational shorts that present songs illustrating various subjects for rote memory. These include multiplication tables, history, science and grammar concepts. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>; corrected by Andrea Rabbia

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Each themed season had an opening of its own when they originally aired. In 1977, the kids entering the schoolhouse in "Figure Eight" was used. A few years later, the song including Schoolhouse Rocky seen on the VHS compilations was used. The DVDs exclude it but the 30th Anniversary Edition kept the tune of it for the menu's intro to Disc One and the schoolhouse footage for Disc Two. In video releases recurring series singer, Bob Dorough was the voice of the jukebox announcing each upcoming short while Jack Sheldon's conductor from "Conjunction Junction" was the Chef announcing each special (leading to the title). See more »

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Saturday Morning Entertainment!!!!
7 January 2005 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This was one of the Saturday Morning spectacular of special short presentations that won Multi-Emmy Awards during its astounding run on the air from 1972 to 1986. The show was called "Schoolhouse Rock". "Schoolhouse Rock" was indeed a timeless collection of animated songs that taught an entire generation that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! This collection of musical interludes were part of a brilliant display of incredible stuff that ABC-TV put on during its intermission session of a huge lineups of Saturday Morning brand of informative educational programming that was between the regular standards of its own animated cartoons and live-action shows that were part of ABC's Sunshine Saturday Morning programming that dominated the entire decade of the 1970's well into the early and mid-1980's. "Schoolhouse Rock" consisted of various short animated cartoons that focused on the basis,and these were put into songs as well. Subjects ranging from Language Arts,Mathematics, along with Social Studies mixed in with United States History and Current Events were the order of the day. This was brilliant as well as educational,and guess what the formula for this went well with children as well as adults. The songs that were the focus of the short animated segments were brilliant,and nowadays they're timeless classics and can be shared by all. The songs here were magical with brilliant selections that included:"Conjunction Junction","I'm Just A Bill","Fireworks", "Lolly,Lolly,Lolly","Interjections","Nouns","Interplanet Janet","Verb", "The Shot Heard Around The World","The Great American Melting Pot", "The Preamble","Elbow Room","Three Is A Magic Number","Twelve Toes", "Zero,You're My Hero,How Wonderful You Are","No More Kings",and so much,much more. When "Schoolhouse Rock",left the airwaves in 1986,and returned later for a brief period in 1992,the show really changed course. Nowadays,if you really looked at the landscape of how ABC-TV's format of Saturday Morning Programming,some of the stuff that was really good and very informative has been since long abandoned,since most of it these days is in an all-Disney style that has dominated Saturday Mornings on ABC. Boy,do we need "Schoolhouse Rock" more than ever now!


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