History WesternAnimation / SchoolhouseRock

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.
23rd Jul '16 10:30:27 PM Tortoise5
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* MesACrowd: The singer of "Sufferin' 'Til Suffrage" has this ability for some reason.

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* MesACrowd: The singer of "Sufferin' 'Til Suffrage" has this ability for some reason.ability, as she represents all female voters in the United States.
6th Jul '16 7:02:58 PM Shoebox
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* DissonantSerenity: In "Unpack Your Adjectives", asked to describe her trip to eager friends, the protagonist promptly unpacks... "frustrating" and "worst", all still in the cheery tune of the song.
** FromBadToWorse: The next lines are "Then I picked 'foggy' and/Then I picked 'soggy' and/Then I was ready/To tell them my tale..."

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* DissonantSerenity: In "Unpack Your Adjectives", asked to describe her trip to eager friends, the protagonist promptly unpacks... "frustrating" and "worst", all still in the cheery tune of the song.
** FromBadToWorse: The next lines are
"worst". "Then I picked 'foggy' and/Then I picked 'soggy' and/Then I was ready/To tell them my tale..."" All this without breaking the adorably chipper tone of the song.
6th Jul '16 7:01:44 PM Shoebox
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* DissonantSerenity: In "Unpack Your Adjectives", the protagonist describes the trip to her eager friends as "frustrating" and the "worst", all still in the cheery tune of the song.
** ItGotWorse: The next lines are "Then I picked 'foggy' and/Then I picked 'soggy' and/Then I was ready/To tell them my tale..."

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* DissonantSerenity: In "Unpack Your Adjectives", asked to describe her trip to eager friends, the protagonist describes the trip to her eager friends as promptly unpacks... "frustrating" and the "worst", all still in the cheery tune of the song.
** ItGotWorse: FromBadToWorse: The next lines are "Then I picked 'foggy' and/Then I picked 'soggy' and/Then I was ready/To tell them my tale..."
6th Jul '16 6:59:50 PM Shoebox
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* DissonantSerenity: In "Unpack Your Adjectives", the protagonist describes the trip as "frustrating" and the "worst", all still in the cheery tune of the song.

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* DissonantSerenity: In "Unpack Your Adjectives", the protagonist describes the trip to her eager friends as "frustrating" and the "worst", all still in the cheery tune of the song.song.
**ItGotWorse: The next lines are "Then I picked 'foggy' and/Then I picked 'soggy' and/Then I was ready/To tell them my tale..."
3rd Jul '16 7:25:48 PM Etheru
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* DissonantSerenity: In "Unpack Your Adjectives", the protagonist describes the trip as "frustrating" and the "worst", all still in the cheery tune of the song.
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