Free to Be You and Me (1974) - Rotten Tomatoes

Free to Be You and Me (1974)





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Like Schoolhouse Rock, Marlo Thomas's 1970s children's TV show, Free to Be... You and Me met with immediate success and became a treasured piece of entertainment over the years. Based on her award-winning album of songs, skits, and comedy, Free to Be explores the infinite possibilities of childhood. Fans know most of the skits in the 45-minute show verbatim, and it's easy to see why right from the beginning with an infectious title track followed by a puppet sketch featuring Thomas and Mel Brooks as newborns. Top talent appears on both sides of the camera, including Alan Alda who directs and performs a cartoon about a boy who wants a doll. However, the presentation does show its age at times: a teenage Michael Jackson singing (with Roberta Flack) on how he's not going to change when he grows up. For all ages. --Doug Thomas


Critic Reviews for Free to Be You and Me

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1970s CD about gender is still relevant and fun.

Full Review… | January 25, 2011
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Free to Be You and Me

I remember reading the book on this. However I love this more cause it has some my favorite actors. Like Alan Alda.

Rachel Nuckols
Rachel Nuckols

Socialist singing in the playground, and tales of children getting eaten for cutting in line - who doesn't want to see that?

W. David Lichty
W. David Lichty

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