"I'm Just a Bill" is a song from America Rock. It teaches about legislature, the steps on how a bill becomes a law. It was written by Dave Frishberg and it first aired on March 27, 1976. It was sung by Jack Sheldon as the Bill with one of Sheldon's sons as the boy learning the process. The song was voted as second best on the 30th anniversary edition.
"Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks" Cover.Edit
The song was sung by the Folk Implosion (as "Deluxx Folk Implosion") on the tribute album Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks, and it is on track 2.
Its music video, having the clip of the Bill being signed by the President between the clip of the Congress saying "Yes" many times and that of the President saying "No", was found on the end of the Grammar Rock tape. Also, it has clips from other America Rock episodes, such as "Elbow Room," "The Preamble," and "No More Kings." being one to contain clips from the most episodes.
This song teaches about the steps a bill takes to get made into a law, sung from the perspective of the bill itself, who sings a melancholy tune about being stuck in committee; the bill is signed into law at the end of the song.
This song was spoofed in The Simpsons episode "The Day the Violence Died" as "An Amendment to Be" which was also sung by Jack Sheldon.
The Bill then had a cameo in the Family Guy episode "Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington" singing on the steps of Capitol Hill & gets stabbed & thrown away by a garbage man (also voiced by Jack Sheldon).
Schoolhouse Rock: Math Rock (Constellation cameo appearance) Edit
- Bill makes a cameo appearance as a constellation.