Monday, July 23, 2007

Monday Schoolhouse Rocks--Electricity

I've got a fun Schoolhouse Rock video that is electrifying.

When you're in the dark and you want to see,
You need uh... Electricity, Electricity

Electricity. You can bet that this song will stay in the back of your mind for the rest of the day. Music and lyrics are by Bob Dorough, while the song was performed by Zachary Sanders. The real interesting aspect of this song is a little wish that if we had a superhero "who could stand here and turn the generator real fast, then we wouldn't need to burn so much fuel to make... electricity." This particular cartoon gives a subtle lesson to conserve the burning of fossil fuels. And this cartoon was produced back in the mid-1970s. Of course, Schoolhouse rock would then produce another cartoon The Energy Blues, which presents a full lesson of energy conservation. So it is interesting how these cartoons were at the forefront of progressive thinking.

Here is Electricity. From YouTube:

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