Jimmy Fallon & Yara Shahid Encourage Young Voters in 'Schoolhouse Rock'-Inspired Cartoon: Watch


Jimmy Fallon is throwing all of it the best way again to the '70s to take you to Voting Avenue. In honor of the era of American children who grew up singing to the catchy tunes of ABC's Schoolhouse Rock, Fallon and actress-model-activist Yara Shahidi (Grown-ish) teamed up on Monday night time (Sept. 17) to encourage voting in a brand new animation impressed by the old-school instructional present.

The video begins as an animated Fallon and Shahidi meet one another, with Shahidi on her option to Voting Avenue. "It's a spot you get to go whenever you flip 18. It means you get to vote" the 18-year-old activist says. In an effort as an example the significance of voting within the upcoming midterm election on Nov. 6, a singing poll then joins the duo, explaining the course of from registration to voting sales space — all in that signature "simple as 2+2" Schoolhouse Rock type.


"So you say that you just're 18. Well I'll inform you what which means. It's a chance for one thing new" the poll sings excitedly, "It don't matter who you might be, if you happen to stroll or drive a automobile. It don't make a distinction if you happen to're purple or blue."

The animated Shahidi then encourages voters to register and explains to Fallon why midterm elections are essential. "There's an election yearly, Jimmy, and state and native elections may be simply as essential as presidential elections, if no more" notes Shahidi, itemizing all the opposite open elections for legislators, senators, mayors and extra. 

The video concludes with Fallon, Shahidi, the singing poll (voiced by announcer Steve Higgins) and a gaggle of voters and politicians holding arms and dancing. "Don't miss the chance to participate in your democracy. Come be part of us right here on Voting Avenue" they sing because the video zooms out to point out a map of the United States.

Watch the Tonight Show's Schoolhouse Rock-inspired animation "Voting Avenue" beneath.