2009 May 19 03:17 pm | by John Boatwright

S. H. Rock!

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Got my 30th anniversary edition of Schoolhouse Rock! last month. Suh-weet. For those of you too young to have experienced it, School House Rock! was a collection of animated songs that ran in-between Saturday morning cartoons in 70’s. The idea was to create a catchy, educational song and then animate it. Kind of the first music video.

According to the DVD insert, the idea came about when David McCall of McCaffrey & McCall Advertising heard his young son, who couldn’t remember his multiplication tables, singing Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead lyrics.

If you’re an American child of the seventies then you probably still know the words to “I’m Just a Bill” and “Conjunction Junction”, if not then grab a copy and let the seventies cartoon enlightenment begin.


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