Three Is a Magic Number

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"Three Is a Magic Number" is the pilot episode of the Schoolhouse Rock! series and the first episode of the program's first season, "Multiplication Rock."[1] The title song, written and sung by Bob Dorough, and its accompanying animated video were created after ad agency co-chairman David McCall observed that his son had learned every Rolling Stones lyric but could not remember multiplication tables.[2][3] The episode first aired on February 3, 1973.

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  1. ^ Lauer-Williams, Kathy (2010-06-25). "Three is a magic number for Bob Dorough". The Morning Call. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  2. ^ Morrison, Mary Kay (2007). Using Humor to Maximize Learning: The Links between Positive Emotions and Education. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-57886-732-5. 
  3. ^ Millbower, Lenn (2010). Show Biz Training: Fun and Effective Training Techniques from the Worlds of Stage, Screen, and Song. New York: American Management Association. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-8144-7157-9.