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Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby chainsawcurtis » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:46 am

Well, I may be showing my age because I can remember when they were on originally but the Dick Van Dyke Show theme is a fave along with Harlem Nocturne which was the theme for a couple of shows both written by Earl Hagen who had a long history of TV music scores. And, of course, there's always the Odd Couple theme written by Batman theme composer Neal Hefti. Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Batman!
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby mrak » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:05 am

It took us three freakin' pages to come up with "Batman"? Damn, are we slipping, or what?

I also like the influence the RTN station (27.2) seems to be having on this thread.

Thanks to them, the theme from "The A-Team" is in my head a lot lately. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing seems to vary from one moment to the next.

But Mike Post sure had a string of them for a while there, didn't he?
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Renee Gabel » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:24 pm

fisticuffs wrote:I find myself whistling the theme from Sanford and Son at least twice a week at work. And I've never watched one episode.


I didn't see this until just now. Man, I just can't get enough of that baritone harmonica. Just made it my new ringtone today (although it doesn't sound as cool on my crappy Virgin Mobile phone).
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:25 pm

I don't think you can beat Hawaii 5-0. It would illicit a Pavlovian response in me as I would sprint to the TV to see the hula girl dance in slow-motion.

The Sanford and Son theme has grown on me as a local sports talk station uses it as a theme song for one of their shows.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby towanda » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:58 pm

The theme from "Hill Street Blues" wasn't bad, either. Another one from Mike Post.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Ed Breakfast » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:59 am

Dukes of Hazzard. I love Waylon Jennings.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Mean Scenester » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:11 pm

blunt wrote:When one doesn't have cable and is expasperated with DTV signal blacking out every time I cross my leg ...

What is the sound of one leg crossing?
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Kenyatta » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:00 am

Green Acres, All in the Family, Cheers, ER, and NYPD Blues - though it's not really a "song" but a lot of sounds - they had something like 100 kodo drums - or that's what someone from the show said in an article.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Pogoagogo » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:28 pm

Night Court. Loved that bass.
Air Wolf.
Harper Valley PTA.
Soprano's
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Marvell » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:34 pm

Night Boat - that flügelhorn solo is the shit.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby pulseCzar » Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:33 pm

Here are a few that I like:
-Twin Peaks
-I'll Fly Away
-Six Feet Under
-Taxi
-The Young & the Restless
-The Soprano's
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