History YMMV / SchoolhouseRock

1st Nov '17 3:49:01 PM trulymadmoves
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** "Check's in the Mail" uses account:amount, which again isn't bad, except that it's the rhyme used in the second half of ''every'' verse.
12th Oct '17 3:49:44 PM TheJayman49
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** "Elbow Room", a lighthearted song about the Manifest Destiny, is likely to leave a bad taste in peoples' mouths nowadays as the song has absolutely no mention of the fact that many Native American tribes were killed in the process. Granted, as the song ''is'' supposed to be for children, but still...

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** "Elbow Room", a lighthearted song about the Manifest Destiny, Room" is likely to leave a bad taste in peoples' mouths nowadays as the song has absolutely no mention is about the Manifest Destiny, sung in a lighthearted tune that completely ignores a lot of the fact more... morally questionable aspects of that many Native American tribes were killed in the process.time period. Granted, as the song ''is'' supposed to be for children, but still...
30th Sep '17 1:50:29 PM TheJayman49
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* ValuesDissonance: Some ideas about American history and culture that were popular around the Bicentennial have since fallen out of favor and/or have been picked apart by political correctness.
** "Elbow Room", a lighthearted song about the Manifest Destiny, is likely to leave a bad taste in peoples' mouths nowadays as the Manifest Destiny is slowly being seen as a dark period in our history due to the fact that many Native American tribes were killed in the process. Granted, as the song ''is'' supposed to be for children, but still...

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* ValuesDissonance: Some ideas about American history and culture that were popular around the Bicentennial have since fallen out of favor and/or have been picked apart by political correctness.
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** "Elbow Room", a lighthearted song about the Manifest Destiny, is likely to leave a bad taste in peoples' mouths nowadays as the Manifest Destiny is slowly being seen as a dark period in our history due to song has absolutely no mention of the fact that many Native American tribes were killed in the process. Granted, as the song ''is'' supposed to be for children, but still...
25th Sep '17 10:58:08 PM TheJayman49
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* ValuesDissonance: Some ideas about American history and culture that were popular around the Bicentennial, like Manifest Destiny ("Elbow Room"), have since fallen out of favor and/or have been picked apart by political correctness.

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* ValuesDissonance: Some ideas about American history and culture that were popular around the Bicentennial, like Manifest Destiny ("Elbow Room"), Bicentennial have since fallen out of favor and/or have been picked apart by political correctness.correctness.
** "Elbow Room", a lighthearted song about the Manifest Destiny, is likely to leave a bad taste in peoples' mouths nowadays as the Manifest Destiny is slowly being seen as a dark period in our history due to the fact that many Native American tribes were killed in the process. Granted, as the song ''is'' supposed to be for children, but still...
** "The Great American Melting Pot" can be this to some people. The song talked about multiculturalism, and basically stated that America is open to any and all immigrants from around the world. While well-meaning, it can be pretty awkward to listen to the song these days as multiculturalism has since become a far more controversial issue.
18th Sep '17 2:26:28 PM CorahsUncle
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** "Them Not-So-Dry Bones" has the skeleton of one of the singers ''[[BodyHorror jump out of his body]]'', leaving his skin a pile of [[AndIMustScream apparently lifeless mush]]. That same skin is then ''tried on by a newer, taller skeleton''. Who knew Schoolhouse Rock was capable of such borderline graphic imagery?

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** "Them Not-So-Dry Bones" has the skeleton of one of the singers ''[[BodyHorror jump out of his body]]'', leaving his skin a pile of [[AndIMustScream apparently lifeless mush]]. That same skin is then ''tried on by a newer, taller skeleton''. Who knew Schoolhouse Rock was capable of such borderline graphic macabre imagery?



** ''cup:up'' is only bad compared to the melody, but "Sufferin' til Suffrage" has the extremely painful rhyme ''suffrage:what age'' in the chorus.
** The intro rhymes "history" with "mystery", which WOULDN'T be a painful rhyme, if it weren't for the fact that, in order to fit the meter, "history" is pronounced as "hiSTORy", while "mystery" is spoken like normal.

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** The rhyme ''cup:up'' is only bad compared to the melody, but "Sufferin' til Suffrage" has the extremely painful rhyme ''suffrage:what age'' in the chorus.
** The intro rhymes "history" with "mystery", which WOULDN'T ''wouldn't'' be a painful rhyme, if it weren't for the fact that, in order to fit the meter, "history" is pronounced as "hiSTORy", while "mystery" is spoken like normal.



* TheWoobie: That "sad scrap of paper", the Bill in "I'm Just a Bill". One suspects that Congress passed him and the President signed him just to ThrowTheDogABone.

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* TheWoobie: That "sad scrap of paper", the Bill in "I'm Just a Bill". One suspects that Congress passed him and the President president signed him just to ThrowTheDogABone.
18th Sep '17 2:10:27 PM jgrif57003
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* ValuesDissonance: Some ideas about American history and culture that were popular around the Bicentennial, like Manifest Destiny ("Elbow Room") and assimilation ("Great American Melting Pot"), have since fallen out of favor and/or have been picked apart by political correctness.

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* ValuesDissonance: Some ideas about American history and culture that were popular around the Bicentennial, like Manifest Destiny ("Elbow Room") and assimilation ("Great American Melting Pot"), Room"), have since fallen out of favor and/or have been picked apart by political correctness.


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*** The rhetoric is somewhat dated, though, as the short was made during an energy crisis, whereas today's problem may not be solved so easily.
30th May '17 9:42:40 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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*** The song as a whole has a very downer tone to it, which combined with the (mostly) fun and colorful imagery makes for some serious SoundtrackDissonance.


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** "Them Not-So-Dry Bones" has the skeleton of one of the singers ''[[BodyHorror jump out of his body]]'', leaving his skin a pile of [[AndIMustScream apparently lifeless mush]]. That same skin is then ''tried on by a newer, taller skeleton''. Who knew Schoolhouse Rock was capable of such borderline graphic imagery?
28th Feb '17 8:44:18 PM TheJayman49
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* DorkAge: Depending on who you ask, any ''Schoolhouse Rock'' songs made in 1993 or later can count as part of this, though there's a fairly strong contingent of fans for whom the only tolerable Money Rock song is either "Dollars and Sense" or "Tyrannosaurus Debt," since budgeting and learning about America's national debt (and how it continues growing) are [[ValuesResonance as relevant now as they were in the 1990s]].
* EarWorm: The entire point of the project, and as noted they succeeded brilliantly.
* GeniusBonus: In "Unpack Your Adjectives", the bulky guy proves he's the brainy one by rattling off a definite integral, a type of formula you don't even see until after several weeks of calculus. It's completely accurate, and even gets simplified. Doubles as a FreezeFrameBonus and an aversion of EEqualsMCHammer. Even better in that it's an advanced math concept in a ''Grammar'' Rock song.

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* DorkAge: Depending on who you ask, any ''Schoolhouse Rock'' songs made in 1993 or later can count as part of this, though there's a fairly strong contingent of fans for whom the only tolerable Money Rock song is either "Dollars and Sense" or "Tyrannosaurus Debt," Debt", since budgeting and learning about America's national debt (and how it continues growing) are [[ValuesResonance as relevant now as they were in the 1990s]].
* EarWorm: The entire point of the project, and as noted noted, they succeeded brilliantly.
* GeniusBonus: GeniusBonus:
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In "Unpack Your Adjectives", the bulky guy proves he's the brainy one by rattling off a definite integral, a type of formula you don't even see until after several weeks of calculus. It's completely accurate, and even gets simplified. Doubles as a FreezeFrameBonus and an aversion of EEqualsMCHammer. Even better in that it's an advanced math concept in a ''Grammar'' Rock song.



** One of the characters in "Walking on Wall Street", the kid selling newspapers, with his orange hoodie, round face, and wild red hair looks like a younger version of Film/WreckItRalph.

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** One of the characters in "Walking on Wall Street", the kid selling newspapers, with his orange hoodie, round face, and wild red hair looks like a younger version of Film/WreckItRalph.Disney/WreckItRalph.



* PainfulRhyme: "Interplanet Janet" uses ''girl:world''; "A Victim of Gravity" uses ''cup:up''.

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* PainfulRhyme: PainfulRhyme:
** Some of their songs have a few like
"Interplanet Janet" Janet", which uses ''girl:world''; ''girl:world'', and "A Victim of Gravity" Gravity", which uses ''cup:up''.



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped
** Suffering for Sufferage: "Now you have heard of Women's Rights/And how we've tried to reach new heights/If we're "all created equal/That's us too!"

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped
** Suffering for Sufferage: "Now
SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: "Sufferin' til Suffrage" started off with this: ''Now you have heard of Women's Rights/And how we've tried to reach new heights/If we're "all all created equal/That's us too!"too!''



* ValuesResonance: The pleas for conserving natural resources in "The Energy Blues" are as relevant now in the 20-teens as they were in the 1970s (possibly because the need to do so hasn't faded from the public consciousness).

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* ValuesResonance: ValuesResonance:
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The pleas for conserving natural resources in "The Energy Blues" are as relevant now in the 20-teens as they were in the 1970s (possibly because the need to do so hasn't faded from the public consciousness).
28th Feb '17 8:38:37 PM TheJayman49
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** HilariousInHindsight:

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2nd Feb '17 7:22:15 PM trulymadmoves
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* UnfortunateCharacterDesign: The mailman in "Check's in the Mail". His nose casts a very dark shadow on his face, which apart from being highly unnecessary also makes him look like Hitler.
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