Facts
First Aired:1984
Lyrics & Music: Dave Frishberg
Performed by:Jaime Aff and Bob Kaliban
Designed by:Paul Kim and Lew Gifford
Animation by:Kim and Gifford Productions

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Since writing this Scooter Computer song, Dave Frishberg has written three songs for the Money Rock series, and now performs excerpts from various SHR songs in his solo act.

* Trivia from
'SchoolHouse Rock: The Official Guide'.


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Baseball's s'posed to be fun!
Can't wait to hit a home run,
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.

MR. CHIPS: Numbers? Scooter, did you say numbers?
SCOOTER: Yes, numbers, Mr. Chips. Batting averages, earned run averages, team standings ... I can probably figure this stuff out, but I'll miss batting practice.
MR. CHIPS: Feed me those numbers. I'll do the work.
SCOOTER: YOU mean ...
MR. CHIPS: Precisely!

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
I can round numbers off, I can square them
I can line numbers up and compare them
I can change them around, rearrange them around
I can deal with them in any way you choose

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 shake numbers up, I can break numbers up,
I can turn them into something you can use.
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. 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

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 to find just how fast
A rocket can get to Mars.
I project the future and recall the past,
And I can show you a map of the stars.

SCOOTER: WOW!

I process numbers into curves and lines,
Display them on a graph or chart.
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.
I can round numbers off, I can square them,
I can line numbers up and compare them.
I can change them around, rearrange them around.
I can deal with them in any way you choose.

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 shake numbers up, I can break numbers up,
I can turn them into something you can use.

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.

 
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