# Schoolhouse Rock – Scooter Computer and Mr. Chips – Number Cruncher – closed captioned

To have some fun,

(Chorus singing) Or pass a quiz.

(Chorus singing) Just follow this computer whiz,

(Chorus singing) Scooter Computer and Mr. Chips.

(Chorus singing) They got the answers at their fingertips.

(Chorus singing) Scooter: Baseball’s s’posed to be fun! Can’t wait to hit a home run, -but they got me playing

the wrong position. but they got me playing

-the wrong position. Since they made me the statistician. I’m in numbers up to my ears! -This is gonna take me years and years

and years and years and years. This is gonna take me years and years

-and years and years and years. -Mr. Chips: Numbers?

Scooter, did you say numbers? Mr. Chips: Numbers?

-Scooter, did you say numbers? Scooter: Yes, numbers, Mr. Chips. -Batting averages, earned run averages,

team standings. Batting averages, earned run averages,

-team standings. -I can probably figure this stuff out,

but I’ll miss batting practice. I can probably figure this stuff out,

-but I’ll miss batting practice. -Mr. Chips: Feed me those numbers.

I’ll do the work. Mr. Chips: Feed me those numbers.

-I’ll do the work. -Scooter: You mean . . .

Mr. Chips: Precisely! Scooter: You mean . . .

-Mr. Chips: Precisely! -Sit down Scooter, you’re in for a treat.

Numbers, you see, are just my meat. Sit down Scooter, you’re in for a treat.

-Numbers, you see, are just my meat. -‘Cause I’m a number cruncher.

A mathematical muncher. ‘Cause I’m a number cruncher.

-A mathematical muncher. -I can round numbers off,

I can square them. I can round numbers off,

-I can square them. -I can line numbers up

and compare them. I can line numbers up

-and compare them. -I can change them around,

rearrange them around, I can change them around,

-rearrange them around, -I can deal with them

in any way you choose. I can deal with them

-in any way you choose. -I’m not a math professor,

I am a data processor. I’m not a math professor,

-I am a data processor. -I can mix numbers up and combine them,

I can take them apart and align them. I can mix numbers up and combine them,

-I can take them apart and align them. -I can shake numbers up,

I can break numbers up, I can shake numbers up,

-I can break numbers up, -I can turn them into

something you can use. I can turn them into

-something you can use. -If you can punch them,

I can crunch them. If you can punch them,

-I can crunch them. ‘Cause I’m a number cruncher. Scooter: Mr. Chips, you’re amazing! -Mr. Chips: Elementary, Scooter.

A piece of cake. Mr. Chips: Elementary, Scooter.

-A piece of cake. -Just feed me the numbers

and I’ll process them for you. Just feed me the numbers

-and I’ll process them for you. -Scooter: In other words, I punch them-

Mr. Chips: Precisely, and I crunch them. Scooter: In other words, I punch them-

-Mr. Chips: Precisely, and I crunch them. -I process numbers as quick as a flash

for whatever results you need. I process numbers as quick as a flash

-for whatever results you need. -I process numbers into measuring tools

to measure sound and time and speed. I process numbers into measuring tools

-to measure sound and time and speed. -I process numbers to find just how fast

a rocket can get to Mars. I process numbers to find just how fast

-a rocket can get to Mars. -I project the future

and recall the past, I project the future

-and recall the past, -And I can show you a map of the stars.

Scooter: Wow! And I can show you a map of the stars.

-Scooter: Wow! -I process numbers into curves and lines,

display them on the graph or a chart. I process numbers into curves and lines,

-display them on the graph or a chart. -I process numbers into colors and shapes

to make a digital work of art! I process numbers into colors and shapes

-to make a digital work of art! A work of art! -‘Cause I’m a number cruncher.

A mathematical muncher. ‘Cause I’m a number cruncher.

-A mathematical muncher. -I can round numbers off,

I can square them. I can round numbers off,

-I can square them. -I can line numbers up

and compare them. I can line numbers up

-and compare them. -I can change them around,

rearrange them around. I can change them around,

-rearrange them around. -I can deal with them

in any way you choose. I can deal with them

-in any way you choose. -I’m not a math professor,

I am a data processor. I’m not a math professor,

-I am a data processor. -I can mix numbers up and combine them.

I can take them apart and align them. I can mix numbers up and combine them.

-I can take them apart and align them. -I can shake numbers up,

I can break numbers up, I can shake numbers up,

-I can break numbers up, -I can turn them into

something you can use. I can turn them into

-something you can use. -Scooter: My baseball statistics?

Mr. Chips: A piece of cake! Scooter: My baseball statistics?

-Mr. Chips: A piece of cake! But remember, first

you have to punch them. Scooter: I know then

you can crunch them. -‘Cause you’re a number cruncher

Mr. Chips: Precisely. ‘Cause you’re a number cruncher

-Mr. Chips: Precisely. (Giggles) Closed captioning by

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