History Trivia / TomLehrer

17th Sep '17 8:02:05 PM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht
14th Sep '17 8:12:51 PM Ezclee4050
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* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Not literally, since he never had children, but his songs for ''[[Series/TheElectricCompany1971 The Electric Company]]'' were in this vein. In later years he was amused by the fact that his college students weren't aware of his satirical songs but were really impressed when they found he was the guy who sang "Silent E".

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* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Not literally, since he never had children, but his songs for ''[[Series/TheElectricCompany1971 The Electric Company]]'' were in this vein. In later years he was amused by the fact that his college students weren't aware of his satirical songs but were really impressed when they found out he was the guy who sang "Silent E".
6th Sep '17 2:26:03 PM Ezclee4050
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* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Not literally, since he never had children, but his songs for ''[[Series/TheElectricCompany1971 The Electric Company]]'' were in this vein. In later years he was amused by the fact that his college students weren't aware of his satirical songs but were really impressed when they found he was the guy who sang "Silent E".
6th Sep '17 2:17:45 PM Ezclee4050
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Since they were based on current events, the songs on ''That Was The Year That Was'' are this to varying degrees. His song intros provide most of the background, but the lyrics still slip in references here-and-there that might not be so obvious to modern listeners, like the mention of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Clark_(sheriff) Sheriff Jim Clark]] (the orchestrator of the Bloody Sunday attacks in Selma, Alabama) in "National Brotherhood Week".
14th Aug '17 11:21:57 AM Phys101
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** Among individual songs he wrote, ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime to him to write "The Old Dope Peddler"; in later years he would call it "chilling".

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** Among individual songs he wrote, ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime to him him, back in his youth, to write "The Old Dope Peddler"; in later years he would call it "chilling".
26th Dec '16 2:15:51 AM Phys101
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** He has also developed a different perspective now on "When You Are Old and Gray".
26th Aug '16 8:49:52 PM dsneybuf
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** Some do, however, hold out hope, that if PBS makes another educational children's show a-la TheElectricCompany or [[Series/SquareOneTV Square One Television]], Lehrer might agree to contribute a few [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal televisual tutorial tunes for tots]].

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** Some do, however, hold out hope, that if PBS makes another educational children's show a-la TheElectricCompany Series/TheElectricCompany1971 or [[Series/SquareOneTV Square One Television]], Lehrer might agree to contribute a few [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal televisual tutorial tunes for tots]].
21st Aug '16 4:07:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* WeAreNotTheWehrmacht

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10th Nov '15 6:04:45 PM nombretomado
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** The reason he stopped doing political satire was apparently because the politicians became too corrupt. He abandoned his singing career before RichardNixon was even President, and things haven't gotten better...

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** The reason he stopped doing political satire was apparently because the politicians became too corrupt. He abandoned his singing career before RichardNixon UsefulNotes/RichardNixon was even President, and things haven't gotten better...
24th Aug '15 2:43:41 PM captainmarkle
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* CreatorBacklash: One of the reasons he retired was that he grew to despise touring to perform his songs.

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* CreatorBacklash: BigNameFan: Creator/DanielRadcliffe is a huge fan of his works and can recite the entirety of "The Elements" from memory.
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One of the reasons he retired was that he grew to despise touring to perform his songs.



* CreatorBreakdown: The reason he stopped doing political satire was apparently because the politicians became too corrupt. He abandoned his singing career before RichardNixon was even President, and things haven't gotten better...

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The reason he stopped doing political satire was apparently because the politicians became too corrupt. He abandoned his singing career before RichardNixon was even President, and things haven't gotten better...
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