Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby wallrock » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:12 pm

Frank Booth wrote:-Aqua Teen Hunger Force
-Jack of All Trades

Yes! on both counts. Jack of All Trades was crap, albeit fun crap, but I cannot think of a better theme song.

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby supaunknown » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:42 pm

white_rabbit wrote:Some days, I just can't seem to get the "Sewing with Nancy" theme song out of my mind.

As someone who has run over 25,000 dubs of Sewing With Nancy videos I probably should've grown sick of it.

I like Big Bang Theory a lot, but the theme song is a piece of shit.
The closing piano theme from Incredible Hulk is pretty awesome.
Quincy
The Tonight Show
The Bob Newhart Show
The Greatest American Hero

Some cartoon favs:
Sea Lab
Capital I
Lower Case n
almost all Schoolhouse Rock
Jetsons
Globetrotters
Fat Albert
Gigantor

and give it up for Mancini!

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Flat_Atom » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:05 pm

Good:

Rockford Files
Scooby Doo
The Electric Company
3.2.1...Contact
Dr. Who (the original)
Hawaii Five-O
Barney Miller
WKRP In Cincinatti
Hogans Heroes
Night Court
Laverne n Shirley


Bad/obnoxious:

Mr. Belvedere
Family Ties
Reading Rainbow
Andy Griffith
Three's Company
Friends
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby blunt » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:54 pm

This is an important topic when watching TV in the DVD age.
I love:
Bob Newhart Show
Everybody Loves Raymond
Barney Miller
Entourage
Will and Grace (gawd that guy's got fingers!)
Hawaii 5-0
New Adventures of Old Christine

I hate:
Friends

Many DVD's allow you to skip over the theme song.
Thanks!
But the one hugely popular DVD that does NOT let you skip the them and makes you fast forward through it???????
FRIENDS

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Marvell » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:35 pm

There is - and always will be - only one TV theme song that matters:

The Theme From S.W.A.T.

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby boston_jeff » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:42 pm

golden girls. the biggest gift would be from me.

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby Kyle Motor » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:30 am

Ditto on the "Hawaii Five-O" and "Sealab 2021".

Airwolf!

Sifl....And...Olly, Sifl and Olly show
ROCK!

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby drinkinblackcoffee » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:41 pm

Did Blunt just admit to watch Friends on DVD??

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby keelio » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:07 pm

Liked 'Northern Exposure' due to the emphasis on the low-end. Also featured some good adult-alt music in the episode soundtrax

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby The Center Square » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:27 pm

(+)
RTN had me singing "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo" theme waaaaayyyy too much for my wife's liking.
(-)
The Theme from Kate and Allie gives me the creeps -as does the show.

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby blunt » Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:10 pm

drinkinblackcoffee wrote:Did Blunt just admit to watch Friends on DVD??


When one doesn't have cable and is expasperated with DTV signal blacking out every time I cross my leg or the upstairs neighbors have sex (signal in....signal out....in...out....).
But that sad, Friends is, in spite of early accusations of Seinfeld-lite and that gawdam theme song, one of the cleverest smartest funniest best acted and written sitcoms in TV history. IMO.
So there.

Themes I forgot to mention I love:
Mission Impossible
Sanford and Son
And one of the bestest most strangest cool themes
(it sounds like sex between Bobby McFerrin and Captain Beefheart):
The Bill Cosby Show

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby dstol62 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:15 pm

Favorites:

Night Gallery (spoooky)
Perry Mason

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby chainsawcurtis » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:39 pm

I admit to occasionally whistling the Andy Griffith theme when I'm walking down the street and as long as I'm whistling - Sanford and Son and X-Files.

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby blunt » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:25 pm

chainsawcurtis wrote:I admit to occasionally whistling the Andy Griffith theme when I'm walking down the street and as long as I'm whistling - Sanford and Son and X-Files.


You know what's creepy?
The Andy Griffith theme has been replaced by a sort of sad ersatz version on the DVDs.

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Telvision Show Theme Songs

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:29 pm

chainsawcurtis, thank you for posting the X-Files theme. I was beginning to lose faith in humanity.

Other gooduns include Sanford and Son and The Munsters. And Powerpuff Girls. Yeah I said Powerpuff Girls.


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