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Meet The Musical Master Behind 'Schoolhouse Rock'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.21.2016 | Entertainment

School is back in session across the country, and that means it’s time for some “Schoolhouse Rock.” Many of the classic tunes that helped kids r...

Groovy Chinese Propaganda Video Promotes Country's Five-Year Plan

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

Move over Marx and Mao, China’s five-year plans are going all "Schoolhouse Rock." In a new animated video promoted by Chinese state media, viewers a...

'SNL' Took On 'I'm Just A Bill' From 'Schoolhouse Rock!'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 11.24.2014 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" transported everyone back to their childhoods last night when it took on the classic educational program "Schoolhouse Rock!" for...

$5 Billion for Iraq-Syria War? Three Reasons to Oppose

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The annual "base" budget of the Pentagon is half a trillion dollars. That's the money that the Pentagon gets if it fights no wars.

Jon Stewart's 'Schoolhouse Rock' Update Is Absolutely Perfect

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.01.2014 | Comedy

An entire generation learned how a bill becomes a law thanks to "Schoolhouse Rock," but the old "I'm Just a Bill" video doesn't fully capture how lawm...

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From 1970's And '80s TV

Lori Ferraro | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Little House on the Prairie taught me about living on a farm in the 1800's. It also taught this big-haired '80s girl that good hair has always been important, even for Pa back in Walnut Grove.

Remedy for Government Shutdown Blues? Jazz

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

After all, music soothes the savage beast. And there's plenty of wild legislators roaming the government corridors that could use some calming down. Jazz dudes may have found the elixir: jazz is Xanadu minus the Xanax.

Patton Oswalt Has No Idea If He's A Good Dad

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.09.2013 | Comedy

Patton Oswalt dropped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to promote the new season of his show "The Heart, She Holler," and gave Jimmy, a new father, s...

Kimmel To Kids: 'You're Screwed'

Posted 07.12.2013 | Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel grew up learning about how bills become laws on "Schoolhouse Rock," but today's kids have much bigger things to be concerned about. On...

Schoolhouse Rock Parody Destroys Texas Abortion Bill

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.09.2013 | Comedy

As the Texas legislature prepares to vote on a new bill that would massively restrict abortion rights for women across the Lone Star State -- for the ...

I'm Just a Bill

Dave Helfert | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Dave Helfert

"It sounds the Congress doesn't work at all. It's broken. None of this is the way the Founding Fathers designed it. How did it all go off the tracks?"

Loophole Mythology Versus Kickback Reality

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Loopholes are generally not accidental oversights by legislators. No, they are usually more accurately called "kickbacks," tossing money and/or power back to those who were so kind to provide major campaign support.

I'm With Stupid: Start Actually Promoting the General Welfare

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.05.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

It ain't socialism if it's in the Constitution, right? I don't know about you, but I'd rather pay (and have poor folks pay, too) a little more in taxes and not have to subsidize the health-insurance industry.

WATCH: This Isn't The 'Schoolhouse Rock' You Remember

Posted 11.02.2012 | Comedy

There's something... off about this "Schoolhouse Rock" parody. Could it be that we never remembered the original educational series devoting a song to...

Weekend Plans: Oysters, Punks And Conjunctions

Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

The cold front foreshadowing another Chicago winter may have you chilled, whether from the breeze or the scared anticipation. Our favorite ways to war...

WATCH: Schoolhouse Rock For Sex Scandals

Posted 08.17.2011 | Comedy

If you have kids who are old enough to overhear the news, they might ask what's been going on with Anthony Weiner lately. You might not know how to ap...

WATCH: The Funniest And/Or Weirdest Tax Day Videos

Posted 06.15.2011 | Comedy

Just because you pay your taxes every year without complaint, doesn't mean you don't cry yourself to sleep instead of eating dinner for the month of A...

Friday Talking Points [161] -- April Fools

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To clarify that title: when you pull a prank on this particular day, you're supposed to reveal yourself as the prankster by yelling "April Fools!" (or...

The Great American Melting Pot (?)

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

You will not catch me dissing Schoolhouse Rock. Like all good Gen Xers, I grew up with the infectious tones of the Saturday morning series permeating...

Fourth Of July Clips From HuffPost (VIDEOS)

Huffington Post | Sean Morrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Happy 4th of July from HuffPost! Enjoy sitting at your computer indoors watching thematic videos if you're not outside spending the 4th of July weeken...