History YMMV / SchoolhouseRock

2nd Jun '18 3:19:02 PM TheMountainKing
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** 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/SupermanTheMovie'' 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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** 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/SupermanTheMovie'' starring Creator/ChristopherReeve became a breakthrough smash hit and decades before the fantasy superhero genre became a ''dominant'' one for theatrical films.



** "Elbow Room" is likely to leave a bad taste in peoples' mouths nowadays as the song is about the Manifest Destiny, sung in a lighthearted tune that completely ignores a lot of the more... morally questionable aspects of that time period. Granted, as the song ''is'' supposed to be for children, but still...

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** "Elbow Room" is likely to leave a bad taste in peoples' mouths nowadays as the song is about the Manifest Destiny, sung in a lighthearted tune that completely ignores a lot of the more... morally questionable aspects of that time period. 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.

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** "The Great American Melting Pot" can be this to some people. The song talked about multiculturalism, At the time such rhetoric was seen as progressive, but the "melting pot" concept has come under fire for being reactionary 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.endorsing assimilationism, while modern sensibilities generally favor multiculturalism.
7th Apr '18 6:38:09 PM SantosLHalper
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--> '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfoQBTPY7gk elizestr]]:''' Genocide never sounded so catchy.
1st Feb '18 10:13:43 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** "Three-Ring Government" becomes this when you realize the main character's dream is to one day own a circus. Today, big names like Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey have gone out of business and the industry itself has come under intensified criticism for its longtime treatment of animals, all pointing towards a rather uncertain future for circuses as a whole.
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?
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