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    Default Where did all the good T.V. theme songs go?

    Anyone of a certain age can still sing the (most of the) lyrics to "Diff'rent Strokes", "All in the Family", "The Jeffersons", "The Courtship of Eddie's Father", "The Brady Bunch"....any number of tv theme songs. Hell, several tv theme songs over the years have actually made the charts (Welcome Back, I'll Be There For You, Hawaii Five-O come to mind).

    Now? Not so much, so it seems.

    Who's got a favorite tv theme song? What show today has a theme song that has stuck in your head? Who has ever whistled the Sanford and Son theme song?
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    Default Re: Where did all the good T.V. theme songs go?

    South Park's is cool. Primus
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    Default Re: Where did all the good T.V. theme songs go?

    I am a sucker for TV Theme songs. Favorites include the themes from: The A-Team, Sanford & Son and The Love Boat.

    Sometime in the mid to late 90's, the big three (ABC,NBC,CBS) decided to forgo theme songs so that they would have a few more seconds of commercial time. Remember when they actually showed the credits for a TV show? Now the credits whiz by in a tiny box while a commercial plays. I'm not a fan of credits, but it must suck to work on these shows and try to see your name fly by, lol.

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    Lost has a great theme song....not very singable though..so does House.
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    Default Re: Where did all the good T.V. theme songs go?

    family matters.

    and of course fresh prince. has any one else ever seen the extended version with a verse about being on the plane?

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    ^yea, hahahaha
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    I love the Fringe theme. Short, sweet and mysterious.
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    The original Charles In Charge theme had a creepy Lolita and/or incest vibe.



    It was toned down later when they swapped the entire family out. That's how life usually works...family sells their house, but the nanny stays there and takes care of the next people who move in.
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    i love the mad men intro theme.

    other than that, lost is my favourite because there isn't really a theme at all.
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    I like the Weeds theme song, and I love that they have a different version with each episode.

    My favorite from younger years... The Facts of Life, you take the good, you take the bad, you take em both and then you have, the facts of life.... doododoodod
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    I love thrift store shopping for unique and restorable items, but everytime I walk in the door with them I have to endure shit from Suffacated as he starts in with the theme song for Sanford and Son! Whatever floats his boat, I guess...Speaking of which...How about Gilligan's Island theme song?
    Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.

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    I will admit to not fast forwarding past the Psych theme. It's no Diff'rnt Strokes, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samiksha View Post
    family matters.

    and of course fresh prince. has any one else ever seen the extended version with a verse about being on the plane?
    hell yes. its freaking awesome.

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    My favorite theme songs of all time are Andy Griffith and The Odd Couple.
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    The Munsters, I was never a fan of the show but I love the theme song.
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    True Blood's is good.

    FOC is good.
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    July 21- Soundgarden- Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    July 30- Rage Against the Machine/Muse- LA Coliseum
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    The worst TV theme ever was Blossom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garrett222 View Post
    Lost has a great theme song....
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    I loved the Arrested Development song; the 30 Rock one is pretty similar, but also enjoyable.

    Oh, and Flight of the Conchords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    My favorite theme songs of all time are Andy Griffith....
    do do do
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    DAMN YOU. It's going to be stuck in my head ALL DAY.

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    triple post extravaganza, but how could I forget...




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    Quote Originally Posted by higgybaby23 View Post

    Sometime in the mid to late 90's, the big three (ABC,NBC,CBS) decided to forgo theme songs so that they would have a few more seconds of commercial time. Remember when they actually showed the credits for a TV show? Now the credits whiz by in a tiny box while a commercial plays. I'm not a fan of credits, but it must suck to work on these shows and try to see your name fly by, lol.
    Well, I guess that answers my question. It just dawned on me that theme songs don't seem to "exist" anymore. To me, a memorable theme song, goes a long way in remembering the show that the networks want you to watch. Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm an alias... View Post
    I will admit to not fast forwarding past the Psych theme. It's no Diff'rnt Strokes, though.

    I was gonna put this one. It's a lot like the old schools theme songs. Funny f'n show.
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    Best use of a popular song:


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