Back in the 1970′s, cartoons were the norm on Saturday mornings on the networks. Now, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, PBS Kids and Nick Toons have pretty much taken over the kids TV market, but back in the day, you had some great cartoons. Now at :25 and :55 minutes past the hour, both ABC and CBS decided to fill that time with their own programming. CBS had “In The News“, produced by CBS News and gave kids a chance to find out what was going on.
ABC had Schoolhouse Rock, cartoon vignettes that taught viewers about grammar, history, math and science. For me, they were fun to watch and the songs like Three is a Magic Number, Figure 8, Interjections, Conjunction Junction, Interplanet Janet, Electricity among others. I loved them all.
And it did help memorizing certain multiplication tables, knowing that a noun is a person, place or thing or knowing how the Preamble to the Constitution goes. It was great stuff.
So without further delay, let’s give you some of my favorites.
My Hero, Zero - why the number zero is important.
Three is a Magic Number - also recorded by Blind Melon
Ready or Not, Here I Come – About the Five’s
A Noun is a Person, Place or Thing - sung by Lynn Ahrens
Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here
Conjunction Junction - One of the most popular songs to come out of Schoolhouse Rock, sung by Jack Sheldon
The Preamble – I posted this the other day, but since I’m in a megaposting mode, why not?
Interplanet Janet - About the solar system
I’m Just a Bill - my favorite and sung by Jack Sheldon
You have quite a bit. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.