A Rockin Education

Schoolhouse Rock was really Rockin!
April 11, 2007

When I was growing up I, like so many other kids in their 30's now, loved Saturday morning cartoons. Another things I loved was those short 3 minute interludes affectionately known as Schoolhouse Rock. Schoolhouse Rocky a chip off the block of your favorite schoolhouse, Schoolhouse Rock!

I am currently beginning a second career by going back to law school. Amazingly, I learned the preamble to our great constitution not by reading it in a textbook, but from Schoolhouse Rock. Whoever thought of using catchy tunes and fun cartoon skits to teach kids about history, grammar, math, etc... was a genius.

Even after 25 or 30 years I can still recall familiar phrases like...

*So when your happy, hurray! or sad, Awh! or excited, Wow! or mad, Rats!

*Sacajewia was their guide, they traveled all across the countryside (Lewis and Clark).
*The shot heard 'round the world was the start of the revolution...

I still remember to unpack my adjectives :)

And who can forget the catchy phrase...Rockin and a rollin, Splishin and a splashin, over the horizon what can it be...Even though I cannot remember some of the songs word-for-word, I can still remember enough not to be embarrassed by my 7 year old.

These little songs still come back to memory like I was a kid again. I was watching that show "Are you smarter than a fifth grader" and could barely get some of the answers. But if I say "Conjunction Junction", what would you say? If I say "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly", what would you say? If I say "I'm just a bill", what would you say? Most of you could probably correctly answer each of those questions. In my opinion, that is a big kudos to the creators and performers of Schoolhouse Rock.

Well, gotta go! Happy flashbacks and remember...3, it's a magic number!
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