The BEST episodes of Schoolhouse Rock!

Every episode of Schoolhouse Rock! ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Schoolhouse Rock!!

Schoolhouse Rock! is an American series of animated musical educational short films that aired during the Saturday morning children's programming on the U.S. television network ABC. The topics covered included grammar, science, economics, history, mathematics, and civics. The series produced original episodes between 1973 and 1986 (with 37 episodes created between 1973 and 1980, and four created as the "Computer Rock" segment between 1983 and 1984), with a return in 1993 and new episodes airing at least once a year between then and 1996, when production of the series for ABC was halted. Episodes continued to air for an additional five years after that, finally coming to an end after a 26-year run cancellation in 1999 by ABC. This television program was often rated TV-G in the United States.

Last Updated: 11/18/2022Network:ABC (US)
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Report from the North Pole
star
10.00
1 votes

#1 - Report from the North Pole

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/1/2009

This song teaches about global warming.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Check's in the Mail
star
10.00
1 votes

#2 - The Check's in the Mail

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/22/1996

Learn about using checks instead of cash.

Writer: Bob Dorough
Ready or Not, Here I Come
star
9.64
39 votes

#3 - Ready or Not, Here I Come

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/17/1973

The Counting Guy, who's "It" in a game of Hide 'n Seek, teaches the kids trying to hide, how to count by 5's.

Writer: Bob Dorough
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Great American Melting Pot
star
9.14
7 votes

#4 - The Great American Melting Pot

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/1/1976

People from all over the world immigrated to America.

Writer: Lynn Ahrens
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Shot Heard 'Round the World
star
9.00
8 votes

#5 - The Shot Heard 'Round the World

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/18/1975

The story of the American Revolution.

Writer: Bob Dorough
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Preamble
star
9.00
10 votes

#6 - The Preamble

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/1/1975

The opening to the United States Constitution, set to music.

Writer: Lynn Ahrens
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Little Twelvetoes
star
9.00
4 votes

#7 - Little Twelvetoes

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/31/1973

A friendly alien visits a country boy and teaches him about the multiplication of 12, and the still-uncommon duodecimal system.

Writer: Bob Dorough
Watch Now:iTunes
Mother Necessity
star
9.00
5 votes

#8 - Mother Necessity

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/10/1976

Necessity is often the inspiration for new inventions.

Writer: Bob Dorough
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$7.50 Once a Week
star
9.00
1 votes

#9 - $7.50 Once a Week

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/1995

Learn about what it means to budget.

Where the Money Goes
star
9.00
1 votes

#10 - Where the Money Goes

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/13/1995

Learn about paying bills.

Writer: Rich Mendoza
Tax Man Max
star
9.00
1 votes

#11 - Tax Man Max

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/26/1995

Learn about taxes.

Writer: Lynn Ahrens
Unpack Your Adjectives
star
8.90
10 votes

#12 - Unpack Your Adjectives

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/2/1974

A young girl and her turtle friend go camping in the forest, using adjectives to describe people, places and things they encounter.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Interjections!
star
8.88
8 votes

#13 - Interjections!

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/23/1974

Reginald, Geraldine, and Franklin show us the power of interjections. "Darn, that's the end."

Writer: Lynn Ahrens
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Naughty Number Nine
star
8.83
6 votes

#14 - Naughty Number Nine

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/17/1973

Learn about the multiplication of 9 during a cat-and-mouse version of billiards featuring a large anthropomorphic feline pool hustler.

Writer: Bob Dorough
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
I'm Just a Bill
star
8.75
16 votes

#15 - I'm Just a Bill

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/27/1976

Bill takes us through the process of how a bill becomes a law.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Electricity, Electricity
star
8.75
4 votes

#16 - Electricity, Electricity

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/19/1979

Learn how electricity is created and what it is used for.

Writer: Bob Dorough
Watch Now:Amazon
Three is a Magic Number
star
8.64
14 votes

#17 - Three is a Magic Number

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/6/1973

A magician shows how magic the multiplication of 3 really is.

Writer: Bob Dorough
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Sufferin' 'til Suffrage
star
8.64
14 votes

#18 - Sufferin' 'til Suffrage

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/21/1976

All about the steps women took to get their right to vote.

Writer: Tom Yohe
Watch Now:iTunes
The Four-Legged Zoo
star
8.50
6 votes

#19 - The Four-Legged Zoo

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/10/1973

A teacher takes her class on a field trip to the zoo, where they use the animals to learn the multiplication of 4.

Writer: Bob Dorough
Watch Now:iTunes
The Tale of Mr. Morton
star
8.50
6 votes

#20 - The Tale of Mr. Morton

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/11/1993

The story of a shy man trying to win the affections of a woman named Pearl.

Writer: Lynn Ahrens
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Three-Ring Government
star
8.50
6 votes

#21 - Three-Ring Government

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/13/1979

Learn about the three branches of US government: Judicial, Legislative and Executive, and how they all work together to contribute to America.

Writer: Lynn Ahrens
Watch Now:iTunes
Elbow Room
star
8.50
4 votes

#22 - Elbow Room

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/22/1976

The story of Westward Expansion, moving south and west from the 13 original colonies.

Writer: Lynn Ahrens
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Verb: That's What's Happenin'
star
8.31
13 votes

#23 - Verb: That's What's Happenin'

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/22/1973

A young boy learns about verbs from a movie starring his favorite superhero.

Writer: Bob Dorough
Watch Now:iTunes
Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla
star
8.27
11 votes

#24 - Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/27/1976

Learn the tricks of how to save your breath while talking about nouns with long names.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Good Eleven
star
8.17
6 votes

#25 - The Good Eleven

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/24/1973

Winged angels take us through the multiplication of 11 while continuously bumping into the number 10.

Writer: Bob Dorough
Watch Now:iTunes

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