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School House Rock!


If your kids are spending their holidays (and weekends) addicted to games, or they keep insisting on another round of Frozen 2, cue up some nostalgic educational programming wrapped in clever musical cartoons. Disney+ has 51 of the call-and-response shorts that wedged themselves in the brains of generations from 1973 to 2009 during Saturday morning interstitials, from “Conjunction Junction” to “I’m Just a Bill” to “Figure Eight.” They’ll double as mnemonic devices that will come in handy for the many years ahead.

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From Noel Murray at AV Club:

The Schoolhouse Rock worldview integrates educational principles into the everyday world, as if they were neighbors, or trees visible from a bedroom window. That’s a lesson itself: how to become an integral part of American pop culture. Full Review

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