History YMMV / SchoolhouseRock

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.
11th Dec '16 10:59:05 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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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 as relevant now as they were in the 1990s.

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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.1990s]].
29th Nov '16 12:52:53 PM JamesAustin
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* HarsherInHindsight[=/=]HilariousInHindsight: Given [[SleazyPolitician modern-day depictions of most politicians]], the song "Three Ring Government"; back then, it compared the government to a circus on the basis that each had three parts. Now, people compare the government to a circus in the sense that they're both full of clowns. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement (Whether or not we agree is not to be discussed.)]]
** On the Harsher side, there's "Tyrannosaurus Debt" which gets harder and harder to listen to as the national debt rises year after year.
** On the Hilarious side of the spectrum, 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.
** There is also the image of the kid in "Verb: That's What's Happenin'" going to see a SuperHero movie with a big crowd. This short was made in 1974, years before ''Film/{{Superman}}'' starring Creator/ChristopherReeve became a breakthrough smash hit and decades before the fantasy genre became a ''dominant'' one for theatrical films.

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* HarsherInHindsight[=/=]HilariousInHindsight: Given HarsherInHindsight: "Tyrannosaurus Debt" which gets harder and harder to listen to as the national debt rises year after year.
** HilariousInHindsight:
** Or Harsher, depending on your point of view, but given
[[SleazyPolitician modern-day depictions of most politicians]], the song "Three Ring Government"; back then, it compared the government to a circus on the basis that each had three parts. Now, people compare the government to a circus in the sense that they're both full of clowns. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement (Whether or not we agree is not to be discussed.)]]
** On the Harsher side, there's "Tyrannosaurus Debt" which gets harder and harder to listen to as the national debt rises year after year.
** On the Hilarious side of the spectrum, one
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.
** There is also the image of the kid in "Verb: That's What's Happenin'" going to see a SuperHero movie with a big crowd. This short was made in 1974, years before ''Film/{{Superman}}'' ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' starring Creator/ChristopherReeve became a breakthrough smash hit and decades before the fantasy genre became a ''dominant'' one for theatrical films.
10th Oct '16 12:06:37 PM twilicorn
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Many people who grew up watching the shorts consider many of the songs to be this. So much so that quite a number of them have been covered by popular artists and bands (as mentioned before, Music/DeLaSoul sampled "Three Is The Magic Number" for their song "The Magic Number" off their 1989 album, ''Music/ThreeFeetHighAndRising''). A tribute album was released in 1996, ''Schoolhouse Rock Rocks'', which featured 15 cover tracks (plus the original intro) by artists such as Music/{{Ween}}, Music/BlindMelon, Music/{{Moby}}, Music/BetterThanEzra, Biz Markie, and The Lemonheads.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Many people who grew up watching the shorts consider many of the songs to be this. So much so that quite a number of them have been covered by popular artists and bands (as mentioned before, (for example, Music/DeLaSoul sampled "Three Is The Magic Number" for their song "The Magic Number" off their 1989 album, ''Music/ThreeFeetHighAndRising''). A tribute album was released in 1996, ''Schoolhouse Rock Rocks'', which featured 15 cover tracks (plus the original intro) by artists such as Music/{{Ween}}, Music/BlindMelon, Music/{{Moby}}, Music/BetterThanEzra, Biz Markie, and The Lemonheads.
13th Aug '16 11:44:46 PM WildeOscar
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*** The idea of his sister and an aardvark being in love is a bit squicky.
6th Dec '15 5:09:59 PM nombretomado
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Lynn Ahrens wrote and sang some songs for this show decades before becoming the lyricist of ''Literature/{{Ragtime}}'', ''Theatre/OnceOnThisIsland'', ''{{Seussical}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Lynn Ahrens wrote and sang some songs for this show decades before becoming the lyricist of ''Literature/{{Ragtime}}'', ''Theatre/OnceOnThisIsland'', ''{{Seussical}}'', ''Theatre/{{Seussical}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''.
31st Oct '15 9:17:20 PM kchishol
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* 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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