Favorite TV Themes from Yesteryear

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  1. Jeanine

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    Haven't been able to look through all of the links so forgive me if these have been mentioned

    The Littlest Hobo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=banXT6azA-4 (my all time favourite!)

    Black Beauty http://youtu.be/rIeA-ETWk0I

    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB3Z_7ITUEE

    Mysterious Cities of Gold http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcH_ZTF6smY

    Ulysses 31 http://youtu.be/OZ4c1X5ene8

    Around the World With Willy Fog http://youtu.be/6nqN_7eGItM

    The Raccoons (Run with us!) http://youtu.be/r29ih2hsAes (intro) http://youtu.be/JLVe1NkQA78 (Run with Us)
     
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    I don't like the mustache but he is still a honey--what a charmed life.

    I wish HBO would have given Carnivale another season. There is so much bad fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal--whatever---it was nice to see that genre done so well.

    (Beefcake--we used to simply clear Thursday nights to be a family tv night starting with Cosby and ending with NBC's fine drama's like Hill Street or LA Law. Cheers was always my favorite. This thread brings back good memories.)
     
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    Ooh, there's an ISI spotlight idea. . . . not that anyone would even get it. . . :lol:
     
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    I didn't know anyone else ever saw Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. It is always interesting to see these young casts and following their career paths. I forgot that River Phoenix was on this show.
     
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    I'm hoping Netflix has it!
     
  12. Ares

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    It's been just over 10 years since the finale, so I guess it can be considered yesteryear

    Xena!

    Full Theme

    I miss that show. :wuzrobbed
     
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    I was always amazed how Skippy could communicate with humans, rescue people in distress, diffuse bombs, capture terrorists etc. He was almost as smart as your typical Australian Wombat. What's a wombat you say?
     
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    News-cast “Vremya” – Weather Cast back-ground music – “Manchester-Liverpool”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0xRAIIVJE8

    Any-ka Devushki! (Go, Girls!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SkfQnEOb7w

    Czterej Pancerni w kolorze (4 tankmen and a Dog)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbQiCzvvnhA&feature=related

    In the Animal World (V Mire Zhivotnikh)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsF658EbAYo&feature=related

    Ein Herz und eine Seele
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI8cYBHM5ic

    Fantomas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGy6Yn4Oezg

    Sledstvie Vedut ZnaToKi – Investigation Held by Experts (and all the wonderful themes composed by David Tukhmanov)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOrJ8jc8tR8&feature=relmfu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwNO83JKKAo&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL45CFF80B5902F9DE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DxzEYTQkRQ&feature=relmfu

    Avengers 1965
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPSWrGJjur8

    UFO
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bi1JNm05To

    La Piovra – 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtng11JJaac&feature=related

    La Piovra – 5
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aekkTN_WmA4&feature=related

    Hogan’s Heroes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwp_CNPYv5g

    Man from UNCLE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH0YdU1L2yU

    Twilight Zone
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVSRm80WzZk

    Gilligan's Island
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Uf8Zj9W24&feature=related

    All in the Family
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F9vRVyV914&feature=related
    Didn't need no welfare state,
    Everybody pulled his weight.
    Gee our old LaSalle ran great.
    Those were the days.
    :D
     
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    Same here. I especially loved it in the early days from New York. Such interesting guests. Can't imagine people like Oscar Levant or Bob & Ray getting many guest spots these days without movies to plug.

    I believe the theme music was written by Paul Anka.
     
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    to the quetion of "what's a wombat?" I cite the inimitable Ogden Nash:

    THE WOMBAT LIVES ACROSS THE SEAS
    AMONG THE FAR ANTIPODES.
    HE MAY EXIST ON NUTS AND BERRIES--
    OR, THEN AGAIN, ON MISSIONARIES.
    HIS DISTANT HABITAT PRECLUDES
    CONCLUSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS MOODS--
    BUT I WOULD NOT ENGAGE THE WOMBAT
    IN ANY FORM OF MORTAL COMBAT.
     
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    Yes, Netflix has all three seasons. I watched them all couple years ago on Netflix, then I lucked out and found the full three seasons set for $20 at Costco. I have already started my Roswell marathon for the holidays but I am not sure I have the patience to go through the entire thing. I may just watch my favorite episodes.
     
  23. Flatfoote

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    You are all bringing back lots of memories. Seems like most TV shows don't have theme songs anymore, let alone an opening credit montage.

    One of the funnest days at work (several years ago) was when I'd brought in a cassette tape collection (yea, I said cassette tapes, I told you it was several years ago, LOL). The collection was of TV Theme songs. It went from pretty much the beginning of TV, to present time. There were about 10 of us sitting around a table packaging product, so we set a radio in the middle and played the tapes. We had a blast trying to be the first one to guess the theme song/show. At one point, it was the Green Acres song, and this one guy who was a great big guy, at least a couple of hundred pounds, big/stocky, tall, and very flamboyantly openly gay. His name was Mike but he was often called "Big Mike." He took over the Eva Gabor portion of the song, and he was just a riot singing it in his best Eva expression. It was so funny seeing this great big husky stocky guy belting out....."New York is where I'd rather stay....." in an effemanite voice, as he pantomined a perfect Eva swoon.

    Those few hours before first break just flew by, we were having so much fun. In fact, when break time came and "Big Mike" turned off the cassette player and called "BREAK!" The girl across the table from me said, "awwww....do we have to?" LOL.
     
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    Mickey was my favorite too! On his birthday (which I'm sure we saw in 16 magazine), we sang Happy Birtday to him. My friend Shauna did not sing the "dear" part because her favorite was Davy. What were we - 10, 11? (The things I remember from my childhood could fill a very large book.)
     
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    When this theme song became a full length hit on the radio, I used to get teared up hearing it. ??? (Hey, I had an aunt who used to say we cry at dog food commercials!)
     
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    This was my favorite version of the AbFab theme :lol: .

    Then, of course, there's this gem from the first two seasons of one of the greatest sitcoms of the late 80s/early 90s (too bad it went to shit the last few years it was on the air).

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    I tried to find the original opening theme/music from the early years of SNL on youtube, but it was MIA :wall:.

    This has nothing to do with TV themes, but yesterday I was cleaning out boxes in my office, and I found a videotape on which I'd recorded the 15th Anniversary show of Saturday Night Live (recorded in Fall 1989, which was technically on 14 years, but that season would have ended in 1990, so I figure they considered it the 15th Anniversary).

    At any rate, it has tons of some of the freaking funniest clips from the early years with the original cast as well as when they changed it up and added the likes of Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo, Billy Crystal, Dennis Miller, Christopher Guest, Martin Short, Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Nora Dunn, Victoria Jackson, Kevin Nealon, and Mike Myers.

    For me, those years were the heyday of SNL - it didn't get any better than that. The few years I've tried to watch it over the past 15 or so years, it's been worse than a trip to the dentist for a root canal w/out novocaine.
     
  29. Cachoo

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    I'd love to see Big Mike in full costume doing that--sounds like you had a fun group to work with at that time. I don't have anything to compare but I was in a college classroom when one student mentioned Saturday morning cartoons and "Conjunction Junction" was mentioned and the entire class starting singing except for a foreign student who was at first startled then laughed at us. Nice moment. http://youtu.be/mkO87mkgcNo
     
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