You can describe people and places and things- just unpack your adjectives.



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Episode uncredited cast:
Bob Dorough ...
Turtle (voice) (uncredited)


You can describe people and places and things- just unpack your adjectives.

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1 February 1975 (USA)  »

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This episode is best known for the scene where a tall girl stomps on a small boy because he won't stop giggling at how tall the girl was growing. See more »


[a tall girl and a small boy are shown standing next to each other, unequal in height]
Singer: [singing] Girls who are tall can get taller,
[the girl grows taller until her head reaches the ceiling. She looks down smiling at the boy. The boy looks up at the girl and starts giggling]
Singer: [singing] Boys who are small can get smaller,
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.74 (2009) See more »


Unpack Your Adjectives
Written by George Newall
Performed by Blossom Dearie
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"Unpack Your Adjectives" is another entertaining "Schoolhouse Rock!" that was also educational
26 June 2011 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This was yet another educational and entertaining animated "Schoolhouse Rock!" short originally shown between various programs on Saturday mornings on ABC. In this one, Blossom Dearie sings the lyrics of George Newall in describing of herself as a little girl on a camping trip as she "unpacked our adjectives" to some friends about her adventures with a turtle. Among some amusing touches: the girl has a fat kid with a sign saying "dumb" in front of him while the thin one with glasses has "brainy"...until the "dumb" one recites gibberish while above him is written an algebra solution he obviously knows prompting the girl to switch signs. Also amusing, seeing a girl get taller and a boy get smaller before the boy gets stomped during the words "girls born tall, get taller, boys born small, get smaller, till one is the smallest and one is the tallest of all"! Many sound effects are used to add to the humor of this piece. Nothing else to say except that "Unpack Your Adjectives" was another very entertaining "Schoolhouse Rock!" segment that I highly enjoyed as a kid growing up during the '70s.

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