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‘Schoolhouse Rock! 50th Anniversary Singalong’ to Air on ABC Feb 1, 2023

Schoolhouse Rock! 50th Anniversary Singalong

If, like me, you’re a fan of the classic ABC series “Schoolhouse Rock!,” you won’t want to miss the upcoming “Schoolhouse Rock! 50th Anniversary Singalong” that will air on ABC on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

The Details

ABC is taking viewers to school, inviting friends and family around the county to gather and enjoy classic “Schoolhouse Rock!” hits that are as educational as they are catchy, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the beloved series.

Ryan Seacrest will once again host this fifth installment in the “Singalong” franchise that began with “The Disney Family Singalong” in April 2020, also on ABC.

The hour-long special will air at 7pm CT/8pm ET (7pm PT/8pm MT) on February 1, then be available to stream the next day on Hulu and at a later date on Disney+.

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(ABC/Christopher Willard)

The Performances

“Schoolhouse Rock! 50th Anniversary Singalong” performances include the following:

  • Black Eyed Peas – “Three Is A Magic Number”
  • Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert – “Figure 8”
  • Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen – “I’m Just a Bill”
  • Julianne Hough – “Interplanet Janet”
  • The Muppets & Fortune Feimster – “Unpack Your Adjectives”
  • Ne-Yo – “Verb: That’s What’s Happening”
  • Raven Symoné and Kal Penn – “Interjections”
  • Retta – “Ready or Not, Here I Come”

Plus, “A Noun is a Person, Place or Thing” will be performed by the stars from Disney’s Broadway productions of “Aladdin” and “The Lion King,” Michael Maliakel, Bonita Hamilton and Mduduzi Madela, The North American Tour of “Aladdin,” Marcus M. Martin, the original Broadway cast of “Newsies,” Kara Lindsay and The Paper Mill Playhouse production of “Hercules,” Charity Dawson.

Each performance will feature the lyrics on screen, making it easy to sing along from home (or wherever you’re watching).

The Series

“Schoolhouse Rock!” is an American series of animated musical educational short films (and later, music videos) that aired during the Saturday morning children’s programming block on ABC.

The series’ original run lasted from 1973 to 1984, and the themes covered included grammar, science, economics, history, mathematics, and civics, educating children whle entertaining them.

The Walt Disney Company acquired “Schoolhouse Rock!” in 1996 along with its acquisition of ABC owner Capital Cities/ABC Inc.

Schoolhouse Rock! 50th Anniversary Singalong
(ABC/Giovanni Rufino)

6 thoughts on “‘Schoolhouse Rock! 50th Anniversary Singalong’ to Air on ABC Feb 1, 2023”

  1. If Disney owns ABC and Schoolhouse Rock. It was be neat to see a Schoolhouse Rock attraction at any of the DIsney Parks.

  2. Show was God Awful!! Voiceovers, no Conjunction Junction, no Preamble!!! Waste of time. Watch the originals on YouTube.

    1. It’s the same format used by the other SingAlongs in the series with lip-syncing to pre-recorded songs, so I wasn’t surprised by that. They showed “Conjunction Junction” snippets a few times but didn’t have a segment, which is odd.

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