History WesternAnimation / SchoolhouseRock

5th Dec '16 2:38:25 PM dsneybuf
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** On compilations released through Creator/{{Disney}}, the chef of Conjunction Junction Diner[[note]]the same chef who burnt his hand in "Telegraph Line"[[/note]] always gives a different response when Rocky asks, "Hey, Chef! What's the special today?"

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** On compilations released through Creator/{{Disney}}, by Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo, the chef of Conjunction Junction Diner[[note]]the same chef who burnt his hand in "Telegraph Line"[[/note]] always gives a different response when Rocky asks, "Hey, Chef! What's the special today?"
1st Dec '16 1:29:47 AM Scoobybay26
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* BlushingFace: It happened to Mr. Morton in "The Tale of Mr. Morton" when he saw Pearl out of his window, the girl in "Telegraph Line" when she couldn't read her lines, and Max in "Tax Man Max" when Joy commented on his suit.
27th Nov '16 8:14:39 AM Shinzakura
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** Although it's possible in that case, given the profile of the women's rights movement, they chose not to create something that would end up as ValuesDissonance.
16th Nov '16 6:27:22 PM jasonbres
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**Several cameos are also seen in "The Good Eleven", including Tom Yohe (wearing a red bowtie), George Newall (riding a bike), and [=McCall=] (looking in a mirror).
16th Nov '16 10:19:57 AM tv134
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Besides the educational content, the series won accolades for the consistently high quality of the songs - besides Dorough and Ahrens, performers included genre legends Jack Sheldon, Blossom Dearie, Essra Mohawk and Grady Tate - and the overall cleverness of the lyrics and animation. Taking cues from ''Series/SesameStreet'' and other contemporary educational programming, ''Schoolhouse Rock'' avoided the blandness and conformity plaguing most animated shows at the time and presented a hip, inclusive, fast-paced and funny (often [[DeadpanSnarker downright snarky]]) attitude to learning.

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Besides the educational content, the series won accolades for the consistently high quality of the songs - besides Dorough and Ahrens, performers included genre legends Jack Sheldon, Blossom Dearie, Essra Mohawk and Grady Tate - and the overall cleverness of the lyrics and animation. Taking cues from ''Series/SesameStreet'' and other contemporary educational programming, [[http://abc.go.com/shows/schoolhouse-rock ''Schoolhouse Rock'' Rock'']] avoided the blandness and conformity plaguing most animated shows at the time and presented a hip, inclusive, fast-paced and funny (often [[DeadpanSnarker downright snarky]]) attitude to learning.
13th Sep '16 2:15:07 PM themisterfree
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A series of educational short cartoons -- so short that they fit in the space of a single commercial break -- aired from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s on [[SaturdayMorningCartoon Saturday mornings]] on Creator/{{ABC}}.

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A series of educational short cartoons -- so short that they fit in the space of a single commercial break -- aired from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s 2000s on [[SaturdayMorningCartoon Saturday mornings]] on Creator/{{ABC}}.
13th Sep '16 2:14:53 PM themisterfree
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Back in the day (1972, to be specific), Saturday morning children's programming was [[MoralGuardians supposed]] to be at least tangentially educational, and MerchandiseDriven advertising was severely limited. Networks couldn't advertise things related to the cartoons they were airing in those timeslots, so there was an opening for educational shorts even after running through [[AdjacentToThisCompleteBreakfast cereal commercials]].

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Back in the day (1972, to be specific), Saturday morning children's programming was [[MoralGuardians supposed]] ''[[MoralGuardians supposed]]'' to be at least tangentially educational, and MerchandiseDriven advertising was severely limited. Networks couldn't advertise things related to the cartoons they were airing in those timeslots, so there was an opening for educational shorts even after running through [[AdjacentToThisCompleteBreakfast cereal commercials]].



Episodes initially fell under one of four headings, in order of production: Multiplication Rock, Grammar Rock, America Rock (history, mostly released around the 1976 American Bicentennial) and Science Rock. 1983 saw an earnest but ill-fated attempt at Computer Rock (''aka'' Scooter Computer & Mr. Chips) and in 1995/96 the original team reunited for the much more successful Money Rock. In addition, two new Grammar Rock segments ("Busy Prepositions" and "The Tale of Mr. Morton") were added. In 2002 the team reunited again to produce two new America Rock segments ("I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College" and "Presidential Minute") as a MilestoneCelebration. In 2009, yet another reunion produced Earth Rock, about environmental issues.

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Episodes initially fell under one of four headings, in order of production: Multiplication Rock, Grammar Rock, America Rock (history, mostly released around the 1976 American Bicentennial) and Science Rock. 1983 saw an earnest but ill-fated attempt at Computer Rock (''aka'' Scooter Computer & Mr. Chips) and in 1995/96 the original team reunited for the much more successful Money Rock. In addition, two new Grammar Rock segments ("Busy Prepositions" and "The Tale of Mr. Morton") were added. The shorts continued airing, now part of the ''Main/OneSaturdayMorning'' block, until 2000. In 2002 the team reunited again to produce two new America Rock segments ("I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College" and "Presidential Minute") as a MilestoneCelebration. In 2009, yet another reunion produced Earth Rock, about environmental issues.
18th Aug '16 3:19:42 PM mimitchi33
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This series is the TropeNamer for MyHeroZero.



* MyHeroZero: TropeNamer.



** Some theatre productions update the script and have someone interrupt the number and attempt to "correct" the song with an explanation about Pluto's decommission. And then the production has AudienceParticipation its audience vote on whether Pluto should stay.

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** Some theatre productions of the live show based on the series update the script and have someone interrupt the number and attempt to "correct" the song with an explanation about Pluto's decommission. And then the production has AudienceParticipation [[AudienceParticipation its audience vote on whether Pluto should stay.stay]].
10th Aug '16 6:59:54 PM Shoebox
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* EarWorm: Most of the songs.
9th Aug '16 9:56:35 PM WildeOscar
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* EarWorm: Most of the songs.
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