So keeping up with the nostalgia theme from my last post I’m gonna take another trip down memory lane and treat you to one of the best parts about Saturday mornings when I was a kid. That’s right kids today I’m gonna talk about Schoolhouse Rock. I’m sure most of you are familiar with Schoolhouse Rock but if your not I’ll fill you in. Back in the day they used to play these during the commercial breaks between Saturday morning cartoons. It was the networks way to introduce a little education during Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo. They ranged from funny to sometimes down right creepy but we’ll get into that in a bit. If that’s not enough info about Schoolhouse Rock for you then feel free to click here, the rest of the class is gonna move on to video goodness! Don’t worry we’ll wait for you to catch up at some point if you go clicky.
One of the first Schoolhouse Rock (henceforth known as SHR) episodes I remember seeing as a kid was “How a Bill becomes a Law”. It explained how bills were formed and the process they went thru to become a law. I know most of you already knew that but for those of you new to SHR may not be familiar with it. The thing I love best about SHR was everything was set to music and in most cases very memorable music. You’ll see what I mean when you watch this:
Catchy ain’t it? I think it is and it’s my blog so there! 😉 SHR covered all kinds of topics though, not just law. they covered health, math and language too! Here are some of the more memorable of them.
The last one, Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Get your Adverbs here is probably one that a lot of you recognize, they played it quite a bit from what I can remember anyway. I mentioned earlier there were some that were creepy, this one creeped me out when I was a kid. In my opinion it’s still kind of creepy now, watch it and see what you think.
The part where the guy’s skeleton jumps out of him terrified me! I just knew that my skeleton was gonna do that to me and leave me a pile of skin and guts lying on the floor. I know it’s irrational now but when your a kid it seemed way too plausible!
I know I’m going heavy on the videos with this post but I hope that you’ll indulge me just a bit longer, I’m almost done. I couldn’t do an SHR post without mentioning my favorite episode of all time.
To this day I still find myself singing this one. Its just so damn catchy! Especially the chorus, “Conjunction Junction what’s your function?” How can you not sing along with that? SHR was truly ahead of it’s time, it was education TV before education TV was mandatory. And if you stop to think about it, if it weren’t for SHR we’d never have had other such classics as this:
So if you ever want an educational trip down memory lane head on over to YouTube and do a search for Schoolhouse Rock. If it doesn’t bring back some memories for you then your too young to be reading this blog, either that or your Canadian! 😉 Just kidding, I love my Canadian readers, all one of them.
So as a wise man once said,