If I had a dollar for every time I got distracted, I wish I had some ice cream.
The best late night TV theme ever composed.
No one's come close to the legend that was Johnny Carson. When I was a kid, I cannot imagine watching TV for so many years without this being a part of my life.
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Someone already mentioned "The Last American Hero", "The Fall Guy" et.al., but here's some others I spent my formative years watching. TV intros were the first music videos IMO.
Simon and Simon
Hill Street Blues
Dukes of Hazzard
BJ and the Bear
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo
Black Sheep Squadron
Mork and Mindy
Laverne & Shirley
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News-cast “Vremya” – Weather Cast back-ground music – “Manchester-Liverpool”
Any-ka Devushki! (Go, Girls!)
Czterej Pancerni w kolorze (4 tankmen and a Dog)
In the Animal World (V Mire Zhivotnikh)
Ein Herz und eine Seele
Sledstvie Vedut ZnaToKi – Investigation Held by Experts (and all the wonderful themes composed by David Tukhmanov)
La Piovra – 1
La Piovra – 5
Man from UNCLE
All in the Family
Didn't need no welfare state,
Everybody pulled his weight.
Gee our old LaSalle ran great.
Those were the days.
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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.
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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This was my favorite version of the AbFab theme .
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).
I tried to find the original opening theme/music from the early years of SNL on youtube, but it was MIA .
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.