Monday, January 14, 2013

Schoolhouse still Rocks!

It is hard to believe that Schoolhouse Rock! turned 40 on January 6. (H/T to my Facebook friend ADN for reminding me.) Now I really feel old.

Although the original Schoolhouse Rock! ended in 1985, it still resonates with me and with many of my peers in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Indeed, I can still sing along with most of the Grammar Rocks, America Rocks, Science Rocks, and Multiplication Rocks songs.

Conjunction junction, I totally know your function.

Among my favorite Schoolhouse Rock! songs were (and still are)...

"Interplanet Janet"...

Bummer about Pluto.

"Unpack Your Adjectives"...

He was a hairy bear,
He was a scary bear,
We beat a hasty retreat from his lair.

"Sufferin' Till Sufferage"...

Now if we could only get more Senate and Cabinet seats, and partnerships and executive positions -- and get paid as much as men.

And "I'm Just a Bill."

That last one could probably use an update, to include lobbyists and filibusters.

So what are (or were) some of your favorite Schoolhouse Rocks! songs?


Betty Cracker said...

"I'm Just a Bill" remains the most awesome explication of the legislative process ever.

Michael said...

I'm with Betty. That's the best one, though I don't know if it is an explication. Maybe an explanation? ;)