If you’re of a certain age, you may well remember Schoolhouse Rock!, a series of educational shorts which ran with Saturday morning cartoons on ABC in the 1970s. One of the most famous was I’m Just a Bill, which explains how laws are created as a school-bus safety measure winds its way through the U.S. Congress (admit it, you can still hear the song in your head, can’t you?)
Now, the makers of the CBS legal drama The Good Fight have continued the tradition, with a short cartoon attached to the latest episode. Written and performed by Jonathan Coulton and brought to life by Toronto’s Head Gear Animation, Nobody’s Above the Law stands as both a Trump-era update and the answer to the question on everyone’s mind: how exactly does impeachment work?
With biting lines like “Tiny hands may scratch and claw, but nobody’s above the law,” Coulton provides the answer—only half tongue-in-cheek—in full 1970s-style Technicolor: