The Late Movies: Educational Programming

Mario Marsicano

Today's 5pm Quiz on Schoolhouse Rock was very cool. Those short Saturday morning cartoons made learning fun, and they're also the reason I can still recite the preamble, word for word. Let's continue the educational programming theme with today's videos.

I mentioned it, so I may as well post it. Come on and sing along. We the people...

From The Electric's a word, it's a plan, it's Letterman!

And another Electric Company classic. Morgan Freeman is Easy Reader.

I always get a kick out of this one. James Earl Jones counts to ten on Sesame Street.

And one of the trippier Sesame Street clips out there. This one teaches children how to count to twelve.

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?

Remember Zoom? We're gonna zooma zomma zoom zoom zoom. I had a crush on Bernadette.

Have you ever seen this video of Mr Rogers speaking at a Senate hearing on PBS funding? It's pretty amazing "“ $20 million worth of amazing.

This clip of Ricky Gervais talking to Elmo is pretty funny.

And MadTV's Schoolhouse Rock parody, "Public School House Rock," looks at the state of school lunches.