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I've been SERIOUSLY regressing to my childhood recently. Last night I watched a rented DVD of three hours of Schoolhouse Rock, which I loved as kid and has actually aged rather well for the most part. my dad actually knew the guys who did the animation on that.

a few observations:

despite the title, a lot of the songs aren't rock, I heard jazz, blues, and several other genres in there. "Good Eleven" even sounds like gospel, especially the chorus. most of the songs kick ass.
In "Ready or Not, Here I Come", there's a sequence where a black kid and a white kid bump into eachother and the black kid turns white and the white kid turns black. WTF. (it can't just be an animation screwup because it gets repeated twice in the cartoon.)
"Naughty Number Nine" the only cat and mouse cartoon I like. if you're gonna do that cartoon cliche play blues and have the cat play pool and smoke stogies.
Two of the cartoons, "Busy Prepositions" and "Three Ring Government" were drawn in entirely different styles from the other cartoons. "Three Ring Government" looks like it was drawn by Arnold Roth.
"Suffering Until Suffrage" Good news, it depicts feminism in a positive light. Bad news, very few other Saturday morning kids' cartoons have done so since.
"Interplanet Janet" Was this the first thing ever to pronounce "Uranus" weirdly because you can't have a bunch of kids giggling at what sounds like "your anus"?
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