Schoolhouse Rock! 

Last Updated on: March 4th, 2023

Schoolhouse Rock! (One Saturday Morning Show)

Schoolhouse Rock! is a series of educational short films that were produced by ABC in the 1970s and 1980s. The series was created to help children learn important concepts in math, science, history, and grammar through fun and catchy songs. Each episode features an animated segment with a song that teaches a specific concept, such as multiplication, the solar system, or the three branches of government. The series was created by advertising executive David McCall and musician Bob Dorough, who wrote many of the songs. Schoolhouse Rock! was popular with both children and adults and is remembered as a classic educational program. Many of the songs from the series, such as “Conjunction Junction” and “I’m Just a Bill,” have become iconic and are still remembered and loved by fans today. In addition to the original series, there have been several spin-offs and adaptations, including a stage show and a DVD collection.

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  • $7.50 Once a Week: Performed by Dave Frishberg
  • A Noun Is A Person, Place Or Thing: Performed by Lynn Ahrens
  • A Tiny Urban Zoo: Performed by Barrett Foa, Shoshana Bean, and George Stiles
  • Busy Prepositions: Performed by Jack Sheldon and Bob Dorough
  • Conjunction Junction: Performed by Jack Sheldon, Terry Morel and Mary Sue Berry
  • Do the Circulation: Performed by Joshie Armstead, Mary Sue Berry, and Maeretha Stewart
  • Dollars and Sense: Performed by Val Hawk and Bob Dorough
  • Don’t Be a Carbon Sasquatch: Performed by Bob Dorough
  • Elbow Room: Performed by Sue Manchester
  • Electricity, Electricity: Performed by Zachary Sanders
  • Elementary, My Dear: Performed by Bob Dorough
  • Fat Cat Blue: The Clean Rivers Song: Performed by Jack Sheldon, Bob Kaliban, Val Hawk, Vicki Doney and Nancy Reed
  • Figure Eight: Performed by Blossom Dearie
  • Fireworks: Performed by Grady Tate
  • I Got Six: Performed by Grady Tate
  • I’m Gonna Send Your Vote to College: Performed by Jack Sheldon and Bob Dorough
  • I’m Just a Bill: Performed by Jack Sheldon
  • Interjections!: Performed by Essra Mohawk
  • Interplanet Janet: Performed by Lynn Ahrens
  • Little Twelvetoes: Performed by Bob Dorough
  • Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here: Performed by Bob Dorough
  • Lucky Seven Sampson: Performed by Bob Dorough
  • Mother Necessity: Performed by Bob Dorough, Blossom Dearie, Essra Mohawk, and Jack Sheldon
  • My Hero, Zero: Performed by Bob Dorough
  • Naughty Number Nine: Performed by Grady Tate
  • No More Kings: Performed by Lynn Ahrens & Bob Dorough
  • Presidential Minute (The Campaign Trail): Performed by Jack Sheldon
  • Ready or Not, Here I Come: Performed by Bob Dorough
  • Report from the North Pole: Performed by Bob Dorough, Jack Sheldon, Bob Kaliban and Barry Carl
  • Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla: Performed by Jack Sheldon
  • Save the Ocean: Performed by Sean Altman, Inna Dukach, Jon Spurney, Patti Rothberg, Barry Carl and Eric Booker
  • Solar Power to the People: Performed by Lynn Ahrens, Val Hawk, Vicki Doney and Nancy Reed
  • Sufferin’ ’til Suffrage: Performed by Essra Mohawk
  • Tax Man Max: Performed by Patrick Quinn
  • Telegraph Line: Performed by Jamie Aff and Christine Langner
  • The 3 R’s: Performed by Mitchel Musso
  • The Body Machine: Performed by Bob Dorough and Jack Sheldon
  • The Check’s in the Mail: Performed by Luther Rix and Bob Dorough
  • The Energy Blues: Performed by Jack Sheldon
  • The Four-Legged Zoo: Performed by Bob Dorough with kids chorus
  • The Good Eleven: Performed by Bob Dorough
  • The Great American Melting Pot: Performed by Lori Lieberman
  • The Greatest Show on Earth (The Weather Show): Performed by Bob Kaliban
  • The Little Things We Do: Performed by Lynn Ahrens, Jack Sheldon, Bob Dorough, Bob Kaliban, Val Hawk, Vicki Doney and Nancy Reed
  • The Preamble: Performed by Lynn Ahrens
  • The Rainforest: Performed by Tituss Burgess
  • The Shot Heard Round the World: Performed by Bob Dorough
  • The Tale of Mr. Morton: Performed by Jack Sheldon
  • The Trash Can Band: Performed by Lynn Ahrens, Luther Rix, Bob Dorough and Eric Weissberg
  • Them Not-So-Dry Bones: Performed by Jack Sheldon
  • This for That: Performed by Bob Dorough
  • Three Is a Magic Number: Performed by Bob Dorough
  • Three Ring Government: Performed by Lynn Ahrens
  • Tyrannosaurus Debt: Performed by Bob Dorough and Bob Kaliban
  • Unpack Your Adjectives: Performed by Blossom Dearie
  • Verb: That’s What’s Happenin’: Performed by Zachary Sanders
  • Victim of Gravity: Performed by The Tokens
  • Walkin’ on Wall Street: Performed by Dave Frishberg
  • Where the Money Goes: Performed by Jack Sheldon
  • Windy and the Windmills: Performed by Bob Dorough, Jack Sheldon, Val Hawk, Vicki Doney and Nancy Reed
  • You Oughta Be Savin’ Water: Performed by Barry Carl, Sean Altman, Elliott Kerman

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