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TV theme songs part 2 of 4
wordpress ^ | October 11, 2010 | Dan from Squirrel Hill

Posted on 10/12/2012 6:08:08 AM PDT by grundle

Batman

When I was very young, I was almost scared of this one.

Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour

This takes a bunch of theatrical shorts, and surrounds them with new, made-for-TV footage. I guess it’s OK to count it as a TV show. The opening itself was made-for-TV.

Scooby Doo Where Are You? (two versions)

This first one here is rarely heard. I like it – perhaps even more than the familiar version.

Hawaii Five-O

Of course this one has to be included.

All in the Family

I think it’s safe to say that we have definitely entered into the 70s.

H.R. Pufnstuf

This is a brilliantly done, live-action fantasy opening, made on a low budget, decades before CGI. If they were to do this today, they’d spent far more money using CGI, and get far less interesting results.

Bob Newhart Show

One of the best TV songs of all time.

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

Although it seems obvious now, when I was a child, I did not know that Bill Cosby did the voice for Mushmouth.

Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood

My dog and I met Mr. Rogers in real life – twice. He remembered us the second time.

Sanford and Son

A fantastic opening song for a pretty funny show.

Sesame Street

This was a wonderful show in the 70s. Later on, the switch from Grover to Elmo as host was a big letdown. It also sucked that they got rid of the guy who used to bang his head on the piano. And it’s absurd that Cookie Monster started eating vegetables. Old school rules!

Good Times

Another funny yet serious show from Norman Lear, whose shows had this wonderful habit of having excellent theme songs.

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1 posted on 10/12/2012 6:08:10 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

I was never a pufnstuf fan, but I did enjoy Land of the Lost.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 6:15:45 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: grundle

I still remember the words to Gilligan’s Island...


3 posted on 10/12/2012 6:17:22 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: grundle
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Why not post your mess here, instead of trolling for hits?

Free Republic is not here to be your hit farm.

4 posted on 10/12/2012 6:20:33 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: grundle
Welcome Back Kotter (theme by John Sebastian)
5 posted on 10/12/2012 6:25:32 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: grundle

“Mannix” - one of the greatest jazz waltz trumpet lines ever.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 6:29:07 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: grundle

My favorite was the theme to Top Cat!


7 posted on 10/12/2012 6:40:02 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: grundle

My favorites were the themes to Top Cat and Johnny Quest!


8 posted on 10/12/2012 6:40:46 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: jagusafr

Oh, Witchy-poo ... my brothers and I loved H.R. Pufnstuf !


9 posted on 10/12/2012 6:42:08 AM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: grundle

Raw Hide


10 posted on 10/12/2012 6:56:19 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: grundle
Batman

When I was very young, I was almost scared of this one.

This one has a kissin' cousin in the theme for the cartoon series "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse" and a pedigree that goes back to "Peter Gunn". Check them out.

11 posted on 10/12/2012 7:00:44 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: grundle

TV Theme songs - in my head

Dragnet
The Odd Couple ( On November 13th....)
Dick Van Dyke Show
MASH (suicide is painless)
Andy Griffith show
Bonanza ( they actually put words to this and the boys sang it in one episode)

All the Disney shows had great themes - Any Burnett, Texas John Slaughter, Davey Crockett, The Swamp fox, etc...


12 posted on 10/12/2012 7:06:19 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ->The Jason Blair administration)
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To: grundle
Some of my favorite TV music came from Paul Terry's Cartoons, presented by Commonwealth. These were silent cartoons from the 1910's and 1920's, accompanied by a musical score and sometimes a voice-over narration. On our 1952 Majestic TV, we watched them on weekday mornings in the summer of 1958 and again in the summer of 1963. I never saw these cartoons again until Youtube came along. You can see one of them here.
13 posted on 10/12/2012 7:07:49 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: grundle

Room 222


14 posted on 10/12/2012 7:08:42 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: grundle

I was driving through Columbus, Ohio a couple of years ago and one of the local radio stations was screwing around with an “All-TV Themes” format.

It was quite weird actually.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 7:40:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: humblegunner

You can’t embed videos here, and the number of links is super huge.


16 posted on 10/12/2012 1:40:04 PM PDT by grundle
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To: Tanniker Smith

I like Land of the Lost even more as an adult than I did as a child.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 1:40:47 PM PDT by grundle
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To: ArtDodger

I included Top Cat in part 1, which is linked to from part 2.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 1:41:50 PM PDT by grundle
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To: ArtDodger

Jonny Quest is also in part 1. Hanna-Barbera cartoons ruled in the 60s!


19 posted on 10/12/2012 1:42:38 PM PDT by grundle
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To: Paine in the Neck

Thanks.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 1:43:14 PM PDT by grundle
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To: Fiji Hill

Wow - thanks for the link!


21 posted on 10/12/2012 1:44:03 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle
You can’t embed videos here

You can sure as hell post the links to the videos you steal.

But no, you want to send folks to your dirty little blog to see what you have stolen.

You suck, did you know that?

22 posted on 10/12/2012 1:44:23 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: grundle
The Peter Gunn theme was hugely influential and you can hear it in lots of stuff.
23 posted on 10/12/2012 1:54:01 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: grundle

I still recall the theme from TV series “Strike Force” with Robert Stack.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 2:00:55 PM PDT by Dante3
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