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2013-01-06 01:50:37 PM  
How many people forgot "of these United States" for the Preamble back in History Class?
 
2013-01-06 02:14:23 PM  
Have the Native Americans forgiven us for just needing a little elbow room?

/it was our density...I mean destiny
//my hero was zero
 
2013-01-06 02:17:02 PM  
One of the more effective and memorable PSA campaigns evar, I'm expecting. Remember when broadcasters at least pretended they believed the radio spectrum was a common good? Good times, good times.
 
2013-01-06 02:27:16 PM  

theorellior: One of the more effective and memorable PSA campaigns evar, I'm expecting. Remember when broadcasters at least pretended they believed the radio spectrum was a common good? Good times, good times.


Schoolhouse Happymeals are good enough for today's flabby children.
 
2013-01-06 02:30:40 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: How many people forgot "of these United States" for the Preamble back in History Class?


This. Plus I'd have to sing it to remember all the words. I can still do it, though.

/I do my thing in action -- Verb! that's what's happening!
//hey little twelvetoes...
//my nephews think my sister and I are nuts when we start to sing these
///love Schoolhouse Rock
 
2013-01-06 02:36:45 PM  
tl;dl Any info on why ABC stopped showing those?
 
2013-01-06 02:37:15 PM  
 
2013-01-06 02:41:10 PM  
I'm just a bill sitting here on Capital Hill...
 
2013-01-06 02:42:52 PM  

DECMATH: tl;dl Any info on why ABC stopped showing those?


Too many people with short attention spans.
 
2013-01-06 03:10:32 PM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
Taking in sperm and spitting out babies!
 
2013-01-06 03:18:44 PM  

Tom_Slick: I'm just a bill sitting here on Capital Hill...


I consider "There oughta be a law" to be one of the most dangerous phrases in the English language.
 
2013-01-06 03:21:17 PM  

theorellior: One of the more effective and memorable PSA campaigns evar, I'm expecting. Remember when broadcasters at least pretended they believed the radio spectrum was a common good? Good times, good times.


They were just as bad back then. Consider this: All the obese adults in their 40's grew up eating the sugary cereals they were all hawking like nobodies business on Saturday mornings. Schoolhouse Rock was, what, about 5% of the commercial time back then during the prime kiddie view hours?
 
2013-01-06 03:31:25 PM  

dittybopper: They were just as bad back then. Consider this: All the obese adults in their 40's grew up eating the sugary cereals they were all hawking like nobodies business on Saturday mornings. Schoolhouse Rock was, what, about 5% of the commercial time back then during the prime kiddie view hours?


Well, true.
 
2013-01-06 03:43:19 PM  

dittybopper: They were just as bad back then. Consider this: All the obese adults in their 40's grew up eating the sugary cereals they were all hawking like nobodies business on Saturday mornings. Schoolhouse Rock was, what, about 5% of the commercial time back then during the prime kiddie view hours?


No sugary cereals here. I was hankering for a hunk of cheese!!!!

/Still fat
 
2013-01-06 03:44:23 PM  

theorellior: One of the more effective and memorable PSA campaigns evar, I'm expecting.


They beat out PBS and the Children's Television Workshop for "Outstanding Children's Instructional Programming" award in 1976, plus similar awards a couple other times. So, yeah.
 
2013-01-06 03:54:20 PM  
 
2013-01-06 03:54:33 PM  
 
2013-01-06 03:59:54 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: No sugary cereals here. I was hankering for a hunk of cheese!!!!


What!? No time for breakfast!?

Don't forget to exercise your choppers.
 
2013-01-06 05:03:09 PM  
We need another Vietnam. Then maybe I'll bear ranks a little.
 
2013-01-06 05:16:46 PM  
To this day, I can count by threes only if I sing it.

/it's a magic number.
 
2013-01-06 05:41:06 PM  
I still love Blind Melon's version of "Three Is a Magic Number"
 
2013-01-06 06:04:32 PM  
I have it on DVD.

/Interplanet Janet FTW
 
2013-01-06 06:08:58 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: I have it on DVD.

/Interplanet Janet FTW


Especially when covered by Man Or Astroman.
 
2013-01-06 07:01:04 PM  
IN! TERJECTIONS!
SHOW EXCITEMENT!
OR EMOTION!
 
2013-01-06 07:12:11 PM  
BTE Conjunction Junction

/great cover
//BTE one of the most underrated bands ever.
 
2013-01-06 07:17:50 PM  
 
2013-01-06 07:27:06 PM  
Seconding Blind Melons' cover of "Three Is A Magic Number" Great stuff.

Schoohouse Rock had a lot of good music.
 
2013-01-06 08:07:11 PM  

DECMATH: tl;dl Any info on why ABC stopped showing those?


Probably the Reagan Administration attacking the Liberal Agenda.

VERB!!!
That's what action is.
 
2013-01-06 08:35:37 PM  

DECMATH: tl;dl Any info on why ABC stopped showing those?


Because the cool kids decided that these were worthy of making fun of. Also, 'Saturday Morning Cartoons' quit being a thing, so where were they going to air?

In reality, they were pure genius, tricked kids into learning, and were quite effective.
 
2013-01-06 09:02:22 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: DECMATH: tl;dl Any info on why ABC stopped showing those?

Probably the Reagan Administration attacking the Liberal Agenda.


Schoolhouse Rock was surprisingly conservative in it's teachings if you listen to the lyrics.
 
2013-01-06 09:02:38 PM  

Mikey1969: DECMATH: tl;dl Any info on why ABC stopped showing those?

Because the cool kids decided that these were worthy of making fun of. Also, 'Saturday Morning Cartoons' quit being a thing, so where were they going to air?

In reality, they were pure genius, tricked kids into learning, and were quite effective.


BASIC lets us understand what the other one just said: Computer Rock
 
2013-01-06 09:45:46 PM  
My dogs name is Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla
 
2013-01-06 09:50:23 PM  

DECMATH: tl;dl Any info on why ABC stopped showing those?


Having purchased the set on DVD, I'm sad to report that they don't hold up as well as you might want to believe.
 
2013-01-06 09:54:30 PM  

machoprogrammer: I like the Simpson's version


Better link.
 
2013-01-06 10:37:29 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7520743/81709128#c81709128" target="_blank">ModernLuddite</a>:</b> <i>I still love this CD.</i>

That was the first CD I ever bought with my own money.

And I still show School House Rock Videos off of youtube to my EFL students sometimes. They love them, and then when one of them has trouble with remembering what a noun or adjective is, I can sing a few bars. "Lolly Lolly Lolly get your adverbs here..."
 
2013-01-06 11:00:48 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7520743/81709128#c81709128" target="_blank">ModernLuddite</a>:</b> <i>I still love this CD.</i>

That was the first CD I ever bought with my own money.

And I still show School House Rock Videos off of youtube to my EFL students sometimes. They love them, and then when one of them has trouble with remembering what a noun or adjective is, I can sing a few bars. "Lolly Lolly Lolly get your adverbs here..."


That's a great way to remember. I enjoyed all those.
 
2013-01-06 11:27:58 PM  
Bought the dvds and will show them to my little one when he's old enough to get it.

/also 40
//feelin' old
 
2013-01-07 01:01:39 AM  
Hooray! I'm for the other team!
 
2013-01-07 01:03:59 AM  
Early Sesame Street was better.

/Rock rock rock rock rock the telephone rock
 
2013-01-07 02:05:12 AM  
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Garibaldi: Hey, Londo! Got a minute?

Mollari: Vwhat can I do for my good, good friend, Mister Garibaldi?

Garibaldi: I think it's more a matter of what I can do for you, but also, I'd just like your opinion on something.

Mollari: Vwell?

Garibaldi: I was researching my, uhm, second favorite thing in the universe, and I came across something I think you'd be interested in. One of your hobbies is researching old Earth songs that humans used to teach basic concepts to their children, such as The Hokey-Pokey, right?

Mollari: Yyyes?

Garibaldi: It seems that my hobby about old Earth culture led me to something to do with yours! This (holds up data crystal) is an audio recording of a fragment of a song that humans did use centuries ago to teach certain, uh, basic concepts to children. There was originally video that went with it, but unfortunately this audio is all that survives, and it's only part of the song. I really want your opinion of it.

Mollari: Vwhell? Vwhat are you vwaiting for? Play it!

Garibaldi inserts the data crystal into a portable player, and the audio only of just the first four verses of THIS proceeds to play (it breaks up into digital static and stops suddenly during the brass riff after the fourth verse)...

 
2013-01-07 03:37:00 AM  
Little Twelvetoes blew my mind.
 
2013-01-07 03:45:05 AM  

UsikFark: Mikey1969: DECMATH: tl;dl Any info on why ABC stopped showing those?

Because the cool kids decided that these were worthy of making fun of. Also, 'Saturday Morning Cartoons' quit being a thing, so where were they going to air?

In reality, they were pure genius, tricked kids into learning, and were quite effective.

BASIC lets us understand what the other one just said: Computer Rock


Glad someone else remembers these. I pretty much had the lyrics memorized back in the day. Helped to freak parents out a bit.
 
2013-01-07 07:52:56 AM  
Classic! When my wife was studying for her citizenship interview, I showed her the Bill and the Preamble ones on YouTube. It was much better at actually teaching than the government's material...
 
2013-01-07 08:06:30 AM  
Adjectives was my favorite.

He was a hairy bear,
he was a scary bear,
so I beat a hasty retreat from his lair.
But enough about my weekend in San Fran, let me get back to school house rock.

Interesting Fact:
School house rock was developed by the same guy that came up with "Hai Karate" cologne commercials. I had a bottle of this stuff in High School. Yes, I am old.
 
2013-01-07 10:37:49 AM  

Tom_Slick: I'm just a bill sitting here on Capital Hill...


That one's my favorite.

/Saturday morning cartoons FTW
 
2013-01-07 11:42:30 AM  
My personal favorite has to be "Shot Heard 'Round The World".

It's a pretty good 3 minute encapsulation of the war itself, given the time limitations and intended audience.
 
2013-01-07 01:08:28 PM  
Another great cover of Schoolhouse Rock songs is the "Schoolhouse Rock Medley" arranged by Greg Volk and performed by the international champion male a capella quartet MaxQ on their For the Children two-CD set (20% of each sale goes to St. Jude's). Highly recommended for anyone with children (including an inner child).

The medley includes "Schoolhouse Rocky!," "I'm Just a Bill," "Conjunction Junction," "A Noun Is a Person Place or Thing," "Interjections!," "Lolly Lolly Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here," "Electricity," and "Verb! That's What's Happening," then finishes with a rousing reprise of "Schoolhouse Rocky!" with snippets of many other Schoolhouse Rock favorites.
 
2013-01-07 01:26:31 PM  
Just for reference, the new Schoolhouse Rock: Earth songs blow chunks. They're like horrible, earwormy Barney songs, but green-themed.

Thankfully my kids preferred the classics (Conjunction Junction, esp.).
 
2013-01-07 01:55:04 PM  

King_Nothing: My dogs name is Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla


What about your aardvark?
 
2013-01-07 07:25:27 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7520743/81709128#c81709128" target="_blank">ModernLuddite</a>:</b> <i>I still love this CD.</i>

That was the first CD I ever bought with my own money.

And I still show School House Rock Videos off of youtube to my EFL students sometimes. They love them, and then when one of them has trouble with remembering what a noun or adjective is, I can sing a few bars. "Lolly Lolly Lolly get your adverbs here..."


"'How, where, or when?'
'Condition or reason?'
These questions are answered
When you use an adverb!"

Had that running through my head randomly the other day. Yay Lolly's!
 
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