Schoolhouse Rock! (TV Series 1973–2009) Poster



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Followed by 

The Metric Marvels (1978) (TV Series)


Schoolhouse Rock!: Grammar Rock (1995) (Video Game)
The computer game is based on the show.
Schoolhouse Rock!: America Rock (1996) (Video Game)
The computer game is based on the show.

Referenced in 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Superdome (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo sings part of "Conjunction Junction."
California Dreams: Schoolhouse Rock (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Reality Bites (1994)
Detroit Rock City (1999)
Teens try anything to get into a concert.
Family Guy: Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows (2002) (TV Episode)
"It's great to learn, 'cause knowlege is power!"
Slackers (2002)
Gilmore Girls: Teach Me Tonight (2002) (TV Episode)
Jess asks Rory, "Are we gonna do some of those 'Schoolhouse Rock!' songs?"
School of Rock (2003)
Dewey (Jack Black) Finn's improvised song "Math is a Wonderful Thing" ends with the him singing about the number 9, saying "...and that's a magic number," a reference to the "Schoolhouse Rock!" cartoon "Three is a Magic Number"
Strongbad_email.exe (2004) (Video)
In an Easter egg for "Local News", the songs on the Strong Bad's Rhythm 'n' Grammar CD parody the grammar-themed songs from this show
Drawn Together: Foxxy vs. The Board of Education (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialoge.
Veronica Mars: My Big Fat Greek Rush Week (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Veronica.
Supernatural: Croatoan (2006) (TV Episode)
"That wasn't school, Dean. That was Schoolhouse Rock!"
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Six (2008) (Video)
In "4 Branches", Homestar's line, "And that's how I become a law!" refers to "I'm Just a Bill"
All About Steve (2009)
"Three is a Magic Number" is spread across one of the poster cards during a protest.
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) (Video)
A scene/song in the film is definitely paying homage to schoolhouse rock
Storage Wars: School House Lock (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference
2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Matthew Weiner says he still knows all the words to "Conjunction Junction"
TableTop: Say Anything (2012) (TV Episode)
Jonah Ray chooses it as his contender for the best Saturday morning cartoon.
DVD-R Hell: Am I Normal? A Film About Male Puberty (2014) (TV Episode)
"...and I kinda feel like an animated bill on the steps of Washington D.C. needs to be singing this to me."
Louder with Crowder: Ben Shapiro, Milo and Iowa Coin Toss Czar (2016) (TV Episode)
Steven Crowder wears a T-shirt of the series.
The Cinema Snob: Grease 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
"I don't remember Schoolhouse Rock being so suggestive."
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.28 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "That Explains It" category
Weenie (2016) (Video)
The makers of this short acknowledge this classic education series as their inspiration.
Saturday Night Live: Kristen Stewart/Alessia Cara (2017) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Denis Leary/2 Chainz feat. Travis Scott (2017) (TV Episode)
Imitation "Schoolhouse Trump!" segment in the monologue
Riverdale: Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors (2018) (TV Episode)
Josie and Veronica sing "Sufferin' 'Til Suffrage" from the TV series.
Saturday Night Live: Don Cheadle/Gary Clark Jr. (2019) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update.
Studio C: Episode #9.16 (2019) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the tax rap sketch
Monkey in the Morning: Back at It (2019) (TV Episode)
The series comes up in discussion.

Featured in 

ABC Funshine Saturday Sneak Peek (1974) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
I Love the '70s: 1973 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV series was edited into this mini-series.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Educational Kids Shows (2014) (TV Episode)
"Schoolhouse Rock!" is #9.

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: The Day the Violence Died (1996) (TV Episode)
The Constitutional Amendment animated short that briefly replaces Itchy & Scratchy is a parody of Schoolhouse Rock's "Just a Bill Sitting on Capital Hill"
Johnny Bravo: The Sensitive Male/Bravo Dooby Doo (1997) (TV Episode)
The Sensitive Male segment is done in the style of Schoolhouse Rock Videos
Saturday Night Live: Julianne Moore/Backstreet Boys (1998) (TV Episode)
The "Conspiracy Theory Rock: Media-opoly" short is a spoof of this series.
Family Guy: Running Mates (2000) (TV Episode)
Peter creates a new version for sex-ed class
American Dad!: Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold (2008) (TV Episode)
The episode has a song and cartoon segment, done Schoolhouse Rock style, describing the Iran-Contra Scandal.
Robot Chicken: I'm Trapped (2008) (TV Episode)
The song about nouns is parodied
Hot Coffee (2011)
animated segment spoofs show
Robot Chicken: Robot Fight Accident (2013) (TV Episode)
parody skit
Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins What We Learned in School (2017) (TV Episode)
"Grammar Rules" song and animated words.
BoJack Horseman: See Mr. Peanutbutter Run (2017) (TV Episode)
Katrina getting the amendment ratified is done in the style of this classic TV series.

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