Friday, June 19, 2015

Saturday Morning's Greatest Hits: Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla (1976)

From Schoolhouse Rock, or, more specifically, Grammar Rock:

Bob Dorough co-wrote, and was credited by the poster on YouTube who put this song up as the vocalist telling the tale of "Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla". It's really all about pronouns. Wikipedia counters by saying that Jack Sheldon (ex-Run, Buddy, Run) was the vocalist. You decide.

Too bad this is locked in the Disney vaults now.


Silverstar said...

The YouTuber is incorrect; that's definitely Jack Sheldon doing the vocals there. Bob Dorough was the vocalist on "My Hero Zero", "Little Twelvetoes" and others. Yeah, I'm that big of a Schoolhouse Rock nerd that I know that.

SaturdayMorningFan said...

I wouldn't exactly say it's locked in the vault. It's available on DVD in a set that contains all of the Schoolhouse Rock segments ever made, for quite a reasonable price (especially if you buy it used). It's also available for streaming if you're into that sorta thing. I don't know if it's airing anywhere though.

hobbyfan said...

Silverstar: Thanks for the info. Dorough wrote a good chunk of the songs, though.

SMF: Have to see if I can get the DVD.