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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by hairyblue, Sep 2, 2014.
I'm reliving my childhood. Thanks!
The original sponsorship announcement, which I don't think is on the DVD set:
The copyright notices for "Schoolhouse Rock" are "©1973 American Broadcasting Company" (at least the multiplication and America sets), so they're owned by Disney now.
I watched the special last night. I was a little older than their demographic at the time but I do remember all of the top 5.
I watched the special last night and really enjoyed it. I was born in 1972, so I grew up with Schoolhouse rock. It's amazing how some of those songs can be indelibly stuck in your head even decades later.
Impressed that they showed them in their original 4:3 aspect ratio.
Take a lesson, FXX.
Yeah, me too. I guess I would say I was _slightly_ annoyed there wasn't far more background info.. But there was a decent amount.
Though I pretty much remembered all of the ones they showed, it did refresh my memory on how comparatively deep and complicated these actually were! They used big words and concepts!
I was hoping for a more serious-minded documentary. I'm not sure who this was aimed at. It was presented at a fourth grade level, but most people interested in the topic will be middle-aged.
What tv channel was this on? I don't actually have a Tivo branded DVR anymore. Schoolhouse Rock was a big part of my childhood in the '70s.
Guess I missed it unfortunately then since I don't see a repeat scheduled.
Might be able to watch it here: http://abc.go.com/shows/movies-and-specials/listings/the-abcs-of-schoolhouse-rock
One thing I remember about Schoolhouse Rock (well, besides when it was called just "Multiplication Rock" in its first season, and "Grammar Rock" in its second) is "the song that never aired" (but was on the DVD) about the Electoral College, and how it was possible that the candidate with the most votes isn't necessarily the winner. We could have used this in 2000...
The Electoral College one did air, although it was actually a late addition to the "Schoolhouse Rock" canon (produced in 1996 to run that year, if I recall correctly). The one that was unaired was the one that compared the three branches of government to a three-ring circus.
The behind-the-scenes info was what I was looking forward to. And there was some, but I would have liked more.
What I could have done without is Mrs. Grey's Anatomy talking to the viewers (who were mostly reminiscing adults I bet) like we were kids (in both words and tone).
But I'm glad I watched it for the info.