Thursday, April 26, 2018

Schoohouse Rock: RIP Bob Dorough

Bob Dorough (December 12, 1923 – April 23, 2018), the jazz musician (composer/singer) who masterminded the unforgettable tunes featured on Schoolhouse Rock—the educational animated series that mesmerized legions of children Saturday mornings in the 1970s and 1980s, sadly passed away earlier this week. He was 94.

Some of his songs included: "Conjunction Junction (What's Your Function?)", "I'm Just a Bill", "My Hero Zero", "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here", "Ready or Not Here I Come", "Three is a Magic Number", and "Electricity, Electricity".

It was a fun time to be a kid. And he was a legend. RIP.


  1. RIP and an RIP to traditional Saturday morning cartoons. I wish they were still both around among other things. I really looked forward to watching my favorites and eating a bowl of cereal. Later sharing comments about them with my best friends in which I also miss and can't enjoy anymore. You never out grow any of those things.
    Oh well there's always Netflix if you can afford them. I can't currently. The toons on cable can't compare. Oh and new friends. :)I can at least afford that. Friendship is at least one of those "get for free" things. Well technically you earn those but what ever. Here's to good quality friends! :)

    1. Saturday morning cartoons and a bowl of cereal was my idea of bliss as a kid. It was a no school, no pressure environment.

      Nothing like a good friend. Here's to you! :)

  2. Schoolhouse Rock was a brilliant idea that taught learning through entertainment. Its success is owed to the creators behind it including Bob Dorough. The songs are catchy and the animation is fun. They are still relevant and enjoyable today. When my first son was born, I sang "Three is a Magic Number" to him.

    1. Tom, that is so sweet. Like a precious heirloom, it's definitely something worth sharing with the next generation.


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