What would a day of Saturday cartoons be without an intermission of “School House Rock”?
“School House Rock” was a series of short animated segments that taught kids about grammar, legislative procedures, and math. According to epguides.com, they began airing in 1973.
Some of my favorites:
• Lolly Lolly Lolly get your adverbs here. (Father, Son and Lolly get your adverbs here…) This segment taught about, you guessed it … adverbs.
• Conjunction Junction: A railroad engineer teaches about conjunctions, using and, but and or to hook up railroad cars. Conjunction junction, what’s your function? (“You should always say thank you, or at least say pleeeeease.”)
• Interjections. I remember the opening part of this vividly, of a doctor giving a kid a shot and the kid shouting interjections.
• Ready or Not, Here I Come: Multiplication Rock with kids playing hide and seek that taught kids how to multiply by fives, up to 120. …5…10…15…20…(hey, I DID remember something…)
• And, of course, we learned how a bill became a law. “I’m just a bill, yes, I’m only a bill …”
You can check out Lolly Lolly Lolly get your adverbs here at
You can check out the Conjunction Junction School House Rock at
You can check out the Interjection School House Rock at
You can check out “Ready or Not, Here I Come” School House rock at
You can check out “I’m Just a Bill” School House Rock at
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