I’m Just a Healthcare Bill Tshirt

Schoolhouse Rock - I'm Just a Healthcare Bill TshirtDon’t know about kids outside the USA, but in the US we were exposed on Saturday mornings to little blurbs between cartoons called School House Rock.

These little ditties taught me the different between an adjective and an adverb, what the preamble to the US Constitution is and one of my favorites, was Bill.ย  It told the story of how a bill becomes a law on Capit0l Hill.

Unfortunately many bad bills get made into law and many good bills sit forever never becoming law.ย 

Those of you who remember School House Rock…what was your favorite???

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  1. Susi Spice says:

    I couldnt find the cartoon that matches the simpsons bit. But i found this one where someone has used the simpsons school house rock and put it to Invader Zim… its still good though… hehe


  2. jammer5 says:

    School house rock: how a bill becomes law.

  3. frigginloon says:

    OMG, you two beat me to the punch ๐Ÿ™

  4. Tracy Brady says:

    Dude, School House Rock was awesome especially The Board of Education.

  5. writerdood says:

    My favorite was “I Hanker for a Hunk of Cheese”


    I’m so hungry I can eat a wagon wheel!

    Bang, bang, bang!

    Oh! Howdy Partner! Time for Timer!

    Do you ever get that hungry feeling after school?

    Boy, I do! I’m so hungry, I could eat a wagon wheel!

    When I’m slow on the draw and I need something to chaw,

    I hanker for a hunk of cheese!

    When my ten gallon hat’s a-feelin’ five gallons flat

    I’ve got something planned, which is

    Little cheese sandwiches! Come on!

    Here’s a great little snack to tide you over till dinner!

    If you want something that’s delicious and nutritious,

    cheese is a super snack! Look! A wagon wheel!

    When my get up and go has got up and went,

    I hanker for a hunk of cheese!

    When I’m dancin’ the hoedown and my boots kinda slow down,

    Or anytime I’m week in the knees,

    I hanker for a hunk of,

    A slab, a slice, a chunk of,

    A snack that is a winner,

    And yet won’t spoil my dinner!

    I hanker for a hunk of cheese! Ya-hoo!

  6. I like that the Healthcare Bill looks surly rather than dejected ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh, and writerdood, you made my day by pasting in the full lyrics of that song! It’s forever etched in my brain, and now I know all the words to match.

  7. George says:

    Bill was one of my favorite Schoolhouse Rock characters. You brought back some old thoughts, my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. spilledinkguy says:

    I remember having watched a lot of school house rock, but for some reason I can’t remember many of the episodes. Was there an edition related to memory loss?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. nursemyra says:

    I don’t think we had anything like that in Oz. But maybe I don’t watch enough television to be sure

  10. MidwestMom says:

    I have always remembered this one , And when my son and daughter both were learning conjunctions in school I would sing this song .. LOL!!


  11. John K says:

    I MAY actually get this one if I can get some cash

  12. Sheila Deeth says:

    Poor Bill. I’m glad I don’t have any kids called William. What with depressed Bills and the good old “Fire at Will,” they wouldn’t have a chance.

  13. Susi Spice says:

    bearman i need your professional opinion ๐Ÿ™‚

    i need to make a 5-10 min cartoon movie for friends (COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) – that was for other people. now i want them to be cute little cartoons of the two of them (my friends), i want voice and music to go into the little cartoon movie.

    I have found a program that promises to deliver what i want by converting my text to cartoon its called Extranormal. Do you think for someone who has never drawn a cartoon and its a choose and drag type thing that this program would be suitable for me? (i have read their privacy and terms of use etc).. but i wanted to see if you or any of your other cartoon maker friends can help by giving me your professional opinions?

    • When you say copyright all rights reserved, are they planning on selling the video. Do they just want to post it on YouTube in hopes to get traffic to their site.

      If the former, you may need to pore through the TOS, the latter should be fine.

      I haven’t used it myself. I did some experiments with Video last year but I didn’t like the end result b/c I am not a good vector artists.

      Anyone else want to weigh in???

  14. Brogan says:

    Lol, WOW! Classic stuff there! My favorite was Conjunction Junction. Probably cause I love trains, but that song was also catchy as hell, too. ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. G says:

    My favorite was Verb-That’s whats happening.

    On a factoid note: If you can find the boxed (4) set of CD’s that Rhino put on in the mid 90’s (and stupidly discontinued shortly thereafter), the going rate for the boxed set is about $150.

    • They still sell it. I bought it at the bookstore for my neice last year.

      • G says:

        Really? New?

        Pardon me for being so doubting, but I’ve been trying on and off for the past decade trying to find the original as opposed to the greatest hits compilation or the greatest hits as done by modern artists.

        I did pick up the 30th anniversary DVD set though, and its pretty decent.

  16. School Rock House?? Pardon me…I’m Jamaican

  17. Bo Lumpkin says:

    Wow this makes me feel old. I have heard of School House Rock but have never watched even one episode. BTW I like the shirt but maybe Bill should be a lot fatter.

  18. WOW! Now that turns back the clock a few years….

    I used to love those as a kid…. not sure why… but I did

  19. Donald Mills says:

    Great shirt, Bearman. Conjunction Junction all the way!

  20. Probably b/c train travel was the only way to go back your day Don.

  21. Reiko Eoh says:

    What a great T-shirt! Adorably humorous way to express exactly how we feel about Health Care Reform! :0(

    *sigh* miss those innocent times!

  22. Terri says:

    Aha such greast memories..thank you for reminding me about this!!!

  23. haha. that is actually pretty cute.

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