Just in case you finally got the words from Conjunction Junction and I’m Just a Bill out of your head, ABC is bringing beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs to TV in a one-night-only primetime special. The alphabet network announced yesterday that the special The ABC’s Of Schoolhouse Rock, will even dare to countdown the 5 best songs from the cartoon series.
I think it’s preposterous to even try to rank them, it’s like picking your favorite child. But I had to choose, here’s my vote for #1. (I’ve always wondered if the voice of the boy is the same kid who voiced the classic “Mr. Owl” Tootsie Pop commercial.)
Many of Schoolhouse Rock’s videos are available on YouTube, and it makes me wonder, how are kids today learning about conjunctions, nouns and verbs? These videos impeccably explain stiff that adults take for granted. Perhaps schools can add Schoolhouse rock videos to their curriculum and we can teach children actual grammar that doesn’t include LOL and YOLO as actual words.
From an ABC press release:
ABC TO AIR ONE HOUR SPECIAL, “THE ABC’S OF SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK,”
IN CELEBRATION OF THE BELOVED POP-CULTURE CLASSIC,
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Special Hosted by “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Chandra Wilson
The ABC Television Network will relive the classic 1970’s Saturday morning cartoons that taught history, math, science and grammar in living rooms across the country, during a one night special, “The ABC’s of Schoolhouse Rock,” SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (7:00 – 8:00 p.m., ET). Hosted by “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Chandra Wilson, “The ABC’s of Schoolhouse Rock” will celebrate the pop culture phenomenon and pay tribute to the beloved songs that rocked their way into American hearts over 40 years ago. The one hour special will feature interviews with some of the creators and writers of the Emmy Award-winning series and countdown the Top Five All-time favorite Schoolhouse Rock cartoons.