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Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

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Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby crevice beatle » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:01 pm

Be it an original created specifically for the show or a song that already existed used for the opening credits, what are some of the best/worst intros that have ever been on TV?

My personal faves seem to come from childhood. Some of my fave theme songs are for the shows;

Welcome Back Kotter (John Sebastian of the Lovin Spoonful)
Cheers (instant classic)
Dukes of Hazzard (Waylon Jennings magic)
Bosom Buddies (one of the few circumstances where I can dig me some Billy Joel)
Greatest American Hero (this one is extremely cheesy, but I can't help but love it)

and I absolutely can't stand the theme songs to;

Friends
Webster
Small Wonder
Full House
Growing Pains
Family Ties
and too many more to mention
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby fisticuffs » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:06 pm

I find myself whistling the theme from Sanford and Son at least twice a week at work. And I've never watched one episode.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby toniziemer » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:13 pm

My Mother the Car
Gilligan's Island
Good Times
All In the Family
Flintstones
Get Smart
Best of all...Addams Family


Hate...
Three's Company
Waltons
Price is Right
Brady Bunch
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby mrak » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:39 pm

toniziemer wrote:Best of all...Addams Family

Vic Mizzy is the man. Addams Family, Green Acres, Mister Ed.

toniziemer wrote:Gilligan's Island... Flintstones

I've got a soft spot for the theme songs that have an additional set of lyrics for the end credits. These two, the Beverly Hillbillies. There have to be others.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Grubendol » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:42 pm

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby toniziemer » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:52 pm

Yes, yes, I forgot about Mr. Ed. I agree too, about the extra lyrics for the ending credits. Theme songs today are pretty lame. I hate to sound like the grandmother that I am, but shoot...
Oh, remember Bat Masterson? When I was little, I loved that theme...
He wore a cane and derby hat...they called him Bat...Bat Masterson...Beautiful!
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Kenneth Burns » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:21 pm

What's that show you came to see?
That's right, M-E-T-H and the R-E-D
What's that show you came to watch?
That's right, M-E-T-H and the R-E-D
The Method and Red Show!
The Method and Red Show!
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby aaronetc » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:37 pm

I get the theme from The Drinky Crow Show stuck in my head once or twice a day of late. Not sure if that makes it a favorite or a least favorite.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Frank Booth » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:47 am

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-Jack of All Trades
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby bluethedog » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:03 am

Theme from Mary Tyler Moore show has always been one of my favorites.

It's funny that the original lyrics (Sonny Curtis) are so damn sexist:

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it's you girl and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it

Chorus (repeat twice):
Love is all around
No need to waste it
You can have the town
Why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all

You are most likely to succeed
You have the looks and charms and girl you know that's all you need
All the men around adore you
That sexy look will do wonders for you

Chorus (repeat twice)

Love is all around why don't you take it all
You're gonna make it after all.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Shipley » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:50 am

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Kenneth Burns » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:57 am

When 93.1 was the all TV theme song station, it was the greatest thing ever.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby white_rabbit » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:50 pm

Some days, I just can't seem to get the "Sewing with Nancy" theme song out of my mind.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby towanda » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:05 pm

Best TV show themes ever: "The Munsters" and "Hawaii Five-O."

Worst: too numerous to mention, but serious contenders include "My Two Dads," "Diff'rent Strokes," "The Love Boat," and "Walker, Texas Ranger."
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:24 pm

I'd put "Barney Miller" at the top of the heap.
And the closing theme to "WKRP in Cincinatti" ranks pretty high.
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