Jazz Musician and singer Jack Sheldon passed away December 31 at the age of 88.  Sheldon entertained  generations of TV viewers as the sidekick to talk show host Merv Griffin and also was one of the voices in the "Schoolhouse Rock!" children's series.

According to USA Today "His distinctive voice, with overtones of gravel and whisky, was heard in more a dozen episodes of the educational animated children's series "Schoolhouse Rock!", including on Dave Frishberg's tune "I'm Just a Bill."

As a kid growing up I would watch these on Saturday mornings as they came on between my favorite cartoons. What a great way to help kids learn, and I still love all of them to this day. It was hard to narrow it down to just 5 but here they are.

5. CONJUNCTION JUNCTION

 

4. INTERJECTIONS

 

3. I'M JUST A BILL

 

2. ADJECTIVES

 

1. VERB

 

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