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    Schoolhouse Rocky 
"Because knowledge is power!"

Multipication Rock

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    My Hero, Zero 

Zero

    Elementary, My Dear 

Noah

Voiced by: Bob Dorough
  • Catchphrase: "Elementary, my dear."
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Is barefoot, along with his son and the girls they meet.

Noah's Son

    Three Is A Magic Number 

    The Four-Legged Zoo 

The Schoolchildren

Miss Simpson

The Zoo Animals

The Four-Legged Zoo

  • Bigger on the Inside: Appears to be the size of a standard gazebo, yet the majority of the song takes place inside.

    Ready Or Not, Here I Come 

The Counting Man

Voiced by: Bob Dorough
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    I Got Six 

    Lucky Seven Sampson 

Lucky Seven Sampson

Voiced by: Bob Dorough
A white rabbit "born 'neath a lucky star" down in Sweet Home Alabama.
  • The Artful Dodger: Admits he hasn't worked a day in his life, and gets around by stowing rides travelling the country.
  • Big Eater: He downs a head of lettuce, fifty-six scoops of ice cream, and a slice of huckleberry pie throughout his song.
  • Karma Houdini: Doesn't receive any comeuppance for his mischief aside from the occasional trip, but that only slips him up for a second or two at most.
  • Lucky Rabbit's Foot: Lucky likes to flaunt his right foot, with a black birthmark of a seven on the sole.
  • Rascally Rabbit: Manages to catch the ire of three burly men, all of whom he loses in a chase.
  • Talking Animal: *Singing Animal.

    Figure Eight 

The Figure Skater

Voiced by: Blossom Dearie
  • Creepy Child: She can come off as pretty unnerving. Especially with her unusual cheery voice and describing how thin ice is dangerous in an ominous tone.

    Naughty Number Nine 

The Pool Cat

  • Expy: Of Minnesota Fats.

The Mouse

    The Good Eleven 
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    Little Twelvetoes 

Farmer

Voiced by: Bob Dorough
A Farm Boy pondering over the nature of twelve when he has First Contact with an alien.

Little Twelvetoes

An extraterrestrial with the extraordinary feature of Extra Digits.
  • Alternative Number System: Due to his name sake, he uses a base-12 arithmetic compared to our base-10.
  • Creepy Good: While he can come across as unsettling with his musical motif and powers, he is not harmful or malicious, and in fact helps the farmer learn math.
  • Hat of Power: The brim segment leads to his Hammerspace, and he can morph the pieces into a curved strip of piano keys.
  • Floating Limbs: Little Twelvetoes takes the concept to extremes. Empty space is apparently a key part of his biology (and his Nice Hat). His head, hands, and feet are held on like with magnets (i.e. pretty easy to remove and stick on somewhere else) instead of like with flesh and blood.
  • Fluorescent Footprints: His six-fingered handprint materializing on the mailbox catches the farmer's attention, with a trail of footprints leading him around the farm before he pops up in his face.
  • Flying Saucer: Twelvetoes' means of soaring through the stars... with an anchor.
  • Little Green Men: Well, blue in this case.
  • Sci-Fi Bob Haircut
  • Starfish Aliens: An alien with six fingers who can detach his head spin it around is quite odd to say the least.
  • Stealth in Space: Presumably when the farmer is following his trail, it has something to do with his ship.

Grammar Rock

    Unpack Your Adjectives 

Backpack Girl

Voiced by: Blossom Dearie

Tortoise

"Woah! Boy, that was one big ugly bear!"
Voiced by: Bob Dorough

"Dumb" and "Brainy"

Bear

    Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here! 

Lolly, Lolly, and Lolly (In General)

Lolly Sr.

"We have every adverb in the book, so come on down and look."
Voiced by: Bob Dorough

Lolly Jr.

"Ready, Pop?"
Voiced by: Bob Dorough

Lolly III

"Let's go!"
Voiced by: Bob Dorough

    Conjunction Junction 

The Conductor

"'And,' 'But,' and 'Or' get you pretty far!"
Voiced by: Jack Sheldon
  • Perpetual Smiler: He almost always has a grin on his face.
  • Self-Deprecation: He calls himself fat and prone to having "absurd" thoughts (such as what a duck and a drake would say if they could speak).

The Hobos

    Interjections! 
Voiced by: Essra Mohawk
  • Large Ham: Pretty much anyone who talks, to drive the point of how an interjection makes a difference (y'know, because kids are stupid).

Reginald

"Ouch! That hurt!"
Voiced by: Bob Dorough (demo); Tom Yohe Jr. (final track)
  • Afraid of Needles: He shudders and hides under a pillow when the doctor pulls one out, and complains about the pain after receiving the injection.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: The shot appears to cure Reginald's flu pretty quickly, but he still calls it unfair of the doctor to inject it "down there".

Geraldine

"Oh! I've never been so insulted in all my life!"
Voiced by: Lynn Ahrens
  • Creator Cameo: She's voiced by the writer of the song; a rare example in which the writer doesn't narrate as well.
  • Playing Hard to Get: As noted by the singer, Geraldine does this while resisting Geraldo's advances.
  • Tsundere: Within the span of one verse, she goes from objecting to Geraldo's affections, to calling him "kinda cute", to showing disgust at his frog form.

Geraldo

Franklin

  • The Klutz: Throws the ball in the wrong direction, losing his team the game.

    Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla 

Rufus Xavier Sarsparilla

Rafaella Gabriela Sarsparilla

Albert Andreas Armadillo

Voiced by: Jack Sheldon

    Verb: That's What's Happening 

Verb

"Yeah, a verb tells it like it is!"
Voiced by: Zachary Sanders

    A Noun Is A Person, Place, Or Thing 

The Noun Girl

Voiced by: Lynn Ahrens
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this reaction to the bandits chasing her train.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Smiles for most of her song.
  • Suddenly Voiced: She speaks normally in the DVD intro, as opposed to singing or using a text bubble.

The Noun Girl's Brother

The Noun Girl's Best Friend

Mrs. Jones

  • Laser-Guided Karma: Sends her dog to harass the narrator and her brother. They give the dog a bone, thus causing Mrs. Jones to be the one barked at.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Implied. The noun girl's brother gives her a flower, thus apparently changing Mrs. Jones's personality.

    Busy Prepositions 

The Prepositions

    The Tale Of Mr. Morton 
  • Fat and Skinny: Mr. Morton and Pearl, respectively.
  • Happily Married: The episode ends with the couple heading towards their honeymoon, while the text "The Mortons Lived Happily Ever After" types onscreen. Enforced in the Schoolhouse Rock! Earth song "The Little Things We Do"; Mr. Morton and Pearl are still married years later, and raising their first son, Norton.

Mr. Morton

"Roses are red, but Mr. Morton is blue."
Voiced by: Jack Sheldon
  • Easily Forgiven: Mr. Morton's shyness around Girl Next Door Pearl leads him to prematurely ditch their first date, but she doesn't feel scorned afterwards.
  • Shrinking Violet: He doesn't have the nerve to talk to Pearl, to the point where he runs away when she invites him over. But she was apparently so touched by the poem he wrote for her that she went over to his house and proposed to him.
  • Weight Woe: He starts jogging in hopes of losing weight.

Orton the Cat

Pearl

Voiced by: Lynn Ahrens

America Rock

    No More Kings 

King George William Fredrick III

Voiced by: Lynn Ahrens

    Fireworks 

Paperboy

    The Shot Heard 'Round The World 

    The Preamble 

    Elbow Room 

    The Great American Melting Pot 

    Mother Necessity 

Mother Necessity

Voiced by: Blossom Dearie and Essra Mohawk

    Sufferin' Til Suffrage 

    I'm Just A Bill 

Bill

    Three-Ring Government 

    I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College 

Science Rock

    The Body Machine 

The Girl

A young fifth-grader who's anatomy is the subject of the song.

The White-Shirted Man

Voiced by:
An orange-haired man giving the lead vocals.

The Itinerant Man

Voiced by: Jack Sheldon
A chubby mustached man helping with the visuals and chorus.
  • Renaissance Man: Entering the song as the driver for a city bus, he pops up throughout as a gas station attendant, a chef, a traffic officer.

    Do The Circulation 

    Electricity, Electricity 

The Electrician

  • Jerkass: Shocks a sheep with static electricity and finds it amusing.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Gets shocked himself after messing with a sheep using electricity.
  • The Stoic

    The Energy Blues 

The Earth

    Interplanet Janet 

Interplanet Janet

    Telegraph Line 

Telegraph Delivery Boy

Voiced by: Jamie Aff
A peppy boy likening the nervous system to his line of work.

Chef

A Chubby Chef who runs the Conjunction Junction Diner.

    Them-Not-So-Dry Bones 

Barbershop Quartet

Voiced by: Jack Sheldon

    A Victim Of Gravity 

Greaser

Voiced by: The Tokens

Mary Jane

    The Weather Show 

Money Rock

    Dollars And Sense 

    $7. 50 Once A Week 

    Where The Money Goes 

    Tax Man Max 

Tax Man Max

A portly Broadway performer with an act as a friendly tax collector.
Voiced by: Patrick Quinn

Max's Girls

    Walkin' On Wall Street 

Lester the Investor

Voiced by: Dave Frishberg
A rock pigeon that knows his way around the stock market.

Leeroy

Voiced by: Dave Frishberg
Lester's stock broker. Yeah, he's a human. So?

The Paperboy

A Manhattan boy selling newspapers on Wall Street.

    This For That 

    Tyrannosaurus Debt 

Tyrannosaurus Debt

A Tyrannosaurus rexred, white, and blue — that's grazing in D.C.
  • Big Eater: Over the Debt's lifetime, it's garnered an appetite for five trillion greenbacks a year.
  • Extreme Omnivore: It regularly consumes small sheets of dried cotton fibers that have been stained green and decorated with pictures of long-dead people, a bunch of numbers, and some weird triangle.
  • Gold Tooth: One sits among his "trillion-dollar dentures."
  • Really 700 Years Old: Since it is the United States' debt, it has been around since March 4th, 1789.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Downplayed. A 300-foot tricolored dinosaur loitering on Capitol Hill oddly isn't regarded as an anomaly of any sort; a mild oddity at most. It is recognized as a staple point for bus tours and given the respect worthy for a notable predator.

    The Check's In The Mail 

Earth Rock

    Bob, Jack & Luke 

Bob, Jack & Luke


    Report From The North Pole 

    The Little Things We Do 
See the "Tale of Mr. Morton" folder for tropes applying to Mr. Morton, Orton the Cat, and Pearl.

Norton Morton

Voiced by: TBA
  • Rhyming Names: His first and last name rhyme.
  • Spin-Offspring: The son of Mr. Morton and Pearl, and a major character in this song (though he doesn't completely overshadow his parents).

    The Trash Can Band 

    You Oughta Be Savin' Water 

    The Rainforest 

    Save The Ocean 

    Fat Cat Blue: The Clean Rivers Song 

    A Tiny Urban Zoo 

    Solar Power To The People 
See the "Interplanet Janet" folder for tropes applying to Interplanet Janet.

    Windy & The Windmills 

    Don't Be A Carbon Sasquatch 

    The Three R's 
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