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New Math by Tom Lehrer as done by ponies. Nothing is safe from a pony crossover! >:3

Made some corrections from the youtube version [link] so I can upload with minimal mistakes. I added a few subtle things, :icondeftwise-zero: made a crowd laughing scene that I used a couple of times. Do you guys think I should just replace all the crowd laughing bits I got from "the show stoppers" with DW's?

NRGPony helped with the marker and eraser bits under my direction. I'm hoping to get him involved with the Insomnia video I'm planning to do next.

This song was made in the 1960's during the Russian Scare (as I calls it) and the "new method" of teaching math was a way to get american kids to be smarter than the russian kids. Needless to say elements of the new math were kept but the bulk of it was dropped throughout the US since it sure as hell wasn't any easier to understand for the little tykes. I found myself actually understanding what Tom was saying after listening to this thing several hundred times.
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:iconfoxlover10:
Foxlover10 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Wow ur an amazing animator, maybe u should work,for mlp
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marmelmm Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
DERPY IS BEST PIANIST!

Best what?

PIANIST!  PIANIST!

Mmmmm-WAH!  G'night, folks!  ;)
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Showlover Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i do not think this is helpful
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:iconrolomania73:
Rolomania73 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Its just about as helpful as the Elements song is to passing chemistry, doesn't mean its not fun :D
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blackwolverine2 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The download link only converts into audio. Is there a problem since I'm using mac?
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:iconocarinaplaya:
Ocarinaplaya Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
most likely
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:iconazharsm:
azharsm Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i hate mats aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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:iconmuropearl:
MuroPearl Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, Derpy at the end is hilarious... xD
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Eoilock Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tom: base 8 is just like base 10, if your missing 2 fingers!

Lyra: OMG YOU KNOW WHAT HUMANS ARE OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Telaros Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
lol never fails... every time I DO visit your page I end up HERE!

This was just a really fun parody xD

ANYWHO~

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D
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Todosnuestrosayeres Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
It seems you can find pony version of everything today. :) Very cute and cozy animation.
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:iconmadness-made-fresh:
Madness-Made-Fresh Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Love this! So funny!
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:iconbluetaffy:
BlueTaffy Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did they do it before D:  that part was what confused me.
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:iconmadmenice:
madmenice Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
HM... this guy seems smart... sometimes. I wonder if he can solve my math problem I have in mind.
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:iconluxleberry:
LUXLEBERRY Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
If I actually had a teacher like this for math, I would have actually paid more attention. XD 
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:iconeoilock:
Eoilock Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i learned this allot less complicated

but i still got it the complicated way
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:iconeanbowman:
eanbowman Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Wow... heard a few of his songs a long time ago. Interesting to see something to go with it.
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IndigoBloom1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good animation ^_^
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:iconmudkipman98:
Mudkipman98 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Lol! Derpy! Oh man. I love this song so much, and seeing it put to an MLP animation makes my sides burst.
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:iconellygirl2809:
EllyGirl2809 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahah I could watch this video a million times and it'd still be funny :D Great video
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:iconrbspony:
RBSPony Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
This is great!
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:iconroxikat:
roxikat Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
A full video to one of Tom Lehrer's classics! This is so well animated!!! So much fun!
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:iconstargate525:
stargate525 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most students are still taught it in this way, actually. Which makes this hilarious in hindsight.
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ShinyWhisper18 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I actually understood that, my god I'm a math nerd
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:iconyofigful:
Yofigful Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Yeah, I understood it too. My god.
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:iconmodernwater:
Modernwater Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Here is some basic math
Ponies+more ponies= awesome
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redwingblackbird Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I have loved this song since it helped me realize why mom and grandma had no way of helping me with my homework as a kid. Ponies are great on a number of levels.

Tom Lehrer + Ponies = AMAZING
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:iconantpie94:
antpie94 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
This accurly taught me how base numbers are done :D
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:iconspiritfighter16:
Spiritfighter16 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
"Base 8 is just like Base 10, if you have 8 fingers."
Pony in audience: "We don't have fingers!"
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:iconfyre-medi:
Fyre-Medi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
W00t! Love it! :D
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ArtOfReverie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you forgot to add a stop(); and button for gotoandPlay frame1 FOR SHAAAAAAAAAAME Nah but really this was enjoyable as heck, thanks for making it!
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Ocarinaplaya Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I have no clue how actionscript works on cs6
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ijwtlasa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
As one who was taught New Math in the 60s and discovered Tom Lehrer in the 70s (thanks to Dr. Demento), I've always loved this song. Your wonderful animation adds another level of enjoyment.

What's next? The Elements or Lobachevsky, perhaps?
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:iconocarinaplaya:
Ocarinaplaya Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I plan to put the Neighrer pony out of character a little to help explain photosynthesis and maybe then I'll do elements.
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Nopeyouwontseemyname Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wait... what the fuck happened at base 8
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Scrooples Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is crazy good dude! I cant wait to see this Insomnia video you have planned!!!
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:iconmandy-kun:
mandy-kun Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And now this song is forever stuck in my head.
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Depressing--Rain Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
the < and > were swapped
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:iconocarinaplaya:
Ocarinaplaya Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
nah, it's correct.

the way I remember which is which; I simply look at which direction the < > point.

< points to the left and that's usually indicative of lesser/negative integers on the number line.

> points to the positive numbers.
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Depressing--Rain Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
That makes sense, ok now I see
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rikoee Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
If you try and put a number ( or just any variable ) in front of both signs, then you'll see that it isn't switched ^^. I made the same mistake when I first looked at it.
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Hosendamaru Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I saw this in youtube first, im glad to find the autor X3.
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:iconanzul:
anzul Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
hahaha, thanks for sharing man XD

and yes, your animation is definetly looking smoother :)
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matty4z Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
thiS SO DID MY HEAD IN WHEN I SEEN ON YOUTUBE 1ST BUT....
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VulpesOpaca Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, I just thought of something. He says fingers and then hands, both times followed by a scene of the crowd laughing ... that includes Lyra. The first time ("missing two fingers"), you should have her blink, confused, looking at her hooves. The second time ("hands"), you should have her sitting and glaring angrily.

You could do some really funny stuff with Lyra in all the crowd shots. :P
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:iconocarinaplaya:
Ocarinaplaya Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
that particular crowd scene was taken from "The Show Stoppers" in season 1. I can't really alter it at all.
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:iconvulpesopaca:
VulpesOpaca Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know how many times I've watched this now. It's just amazing!

Out of curiosity, though, would you be willing to add a play button? It currently just loops.
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:iconocarinaplaya:
Ocarinaplaya Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I originally had a play button put on there, but the script was incompatible with the newer actionscript 3.0 on CS6 so I removed it and let it loop.

I think I can experiment with other preloaders to see if I can get one made.
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:iconvulpesopaca:
VulpesOpaca Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That would be awesome if you did so. Regardless if it happens or not, thank you.
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crasher925 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
where did u learn to animate like that?
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