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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2012, 01:24:38 PM »

Wow. Some interesting Canadian content in here.

I'd say Cheers is a great one and also The Rockford Files. Been recently re-watching The Cosby Show and that intro, particularly the second season, with both image and sound is really iconic at this point.

Which Cosby show?  The one from the '80s, or the early '70s Cosby where he played a gym teacher, with the Quincy Jones theme (aka "Hikky Burr")? 
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« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2012, 01:30:54 PM »

Ha - meant the one from the 80s
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« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2012, 01:33:08 PM »

I have a hard time making breakfast every morning without hearing the theme song for DEXTER in my head:

http://youtu.be/iZQrkLhSgpY
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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2012, 04:33:35 PM »

I find the poms tend to crank-out the Good themes:
The Sweeney - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D99O6oTJVHo
(theres also a mellow gonna cry into my cuppa after work style closing theme)

Grange Hill - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SlvZF6k5bE has farty synths and one of those fish shaped percussion dohickys prominent in the mix

At home with the Braithwaites - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKwx67-WHHg

As opposed to the worst, usually from the Yanks:
Whos the Boss (not you, mate) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPfZVSgpclw

Family Ties - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iliLnQmaEOA

Although I will grant them this rare exception What about MiMi - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zceQ_tg_T5U
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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2012, 09:54:43 PM »

Every year should be 1966....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch1T8-hDy5I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iaR3WO71j4
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« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2012, 10:51:05 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXfyhqXxf3E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNS0u6USBT8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C8EUrtEhfM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUQzNIxGLyM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpBhrjfetkk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq6g5qwAPv8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R45kkVRM4MQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS_hD6CyZwc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6FY9DZcSoA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjwI9Oz0yl0&feature=related
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« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2012, 11:14:15 PM »

The one from Community is really good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEGbjR1Y9Qo

BTW, how cool would it be to hear the Beach Boys sing this? 
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« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2012, 11:17:22 PM »

Oh and for classic themes, it's hard to beat this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WqazleR3FE

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« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2012, 11:38:24 PM »

Not the best TV theme, but one of the best cover versions of a TV theme, complete with dance moves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFXhkP8w3O0
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« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2012, 10:39:25 AM »

ALIAS SMITH & JONES ... "There's one thing we gotta get Heyes ..." "What's that ?" "... Outta this business"  LOL

Best show ever ...
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« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2012, 11:10:18 AM »

The one from Community is really good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEGbjR1Y9Qo

BTW, how cool would it be to hear the Beach Boys sing this? 

Love that show and the song!
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This one's a tie for best and worst - I just can't decide haha
Fresh Prince of Bel Air: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBe0VCso0qs
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« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2012, 11:27:35 AM »

MacGyver: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaQvBbzslJE

Not too impressive I admit, although I did like the series


Airwolf though still get me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=nr_CJL1YQRc&NR=1


ah, and then there's David Hasselhoff of course  Grin  :

Knightrider: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo8Qls0HnWo
worse?
Baywatch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuYrRebvFHc
even worse?
Baywatch Nights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bsoTvdGrMQ
worst? (or priceless... you decide  Grin ):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBFsJk6PWu0
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« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2012, 12:01:14 PM »

Airwolf! God I loved that show when I was kid, great stuff. The Baywatch Nights theme is freaking terrible but I can't dislike the Baywatch theme, mostly because Baywatch 'helped me' through my teenage years!

Here's another great one - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7vS4z6ngQo
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« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2012, 12:18:21 PM »

and thinking of Airwolf, I almost forgot this one.... actually quite bad, but I think I watched the whole series when I was a teenager

The Highwaymen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLLyS88_DB8



and here's an all-time favorite of mine: Battlestar Galactica
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHD1uPVkyk0
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« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2012, 12:23:05 PM »

Magnum PI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OTvTv0EgIg
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« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2012, 12:29:16 PM »

Since I was thinking about 1980s Americana...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IMesJgw3oU
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« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2012, 01:31:54 PM »

It might be scary but I'm sure most of you guys know this one lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnE3-0X-174
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99BpuWQKtJw
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« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2018, 05:59:27 PM »

Cool to post next to Newguy. 3D Few favorites:

"Spellbinder"/ "Spellbinder: The Land Of The Dragon Lord"
"Tom & Jerry" (the classic vintage cartoon series)
"Scooby Doo"
"Merrie Melodies"
"Sherlock Holmes" (the version with great & the best Sherlock Jeremy Brett)
"Miss Marple" (BBC)
"X Files"
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« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2018, 08:26:24 PM »


Hawaii 50 with The Ventures:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwhvByj8YG8
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« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2018, 04:35:32 AM »

The Ventures is great band. Do you like any cartoon series theme? Film TV shows - which else will you list? Curious.
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« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2018, 06:07:49 AM »



I was a "flag girl" in my high school marching band and we did a show focusing on TV theme songs., including the one from Hogan's Heroes. While not musically something I would just listen to, whenever I watch the TV show I get a rush from the piece.  I'm told that Carol Kaye played bass on the recording?

If you're not familiar, it was a comedy about allied air force prisoners in a German  POW camp. The prisoners did intelligence gathering and transmission, helped with resistance activities and caused general mayhem  while always  getting  over on the Nazis.

Interestingly, the actor who played an SS major was an American Jew; theFrench/Jewish actor who played the French corporal lost all but two of his family (with 12 children) in the Holocaust; a Jewish/German actor played the German General, and the Jewish/Austrian actor who played the German sergeant lost his family in the camps. The Jewish/German actor who played the camp commandant fled with his family to Los Angeles where his father became conductor of the LA Symphony Orchestra. As "Colonel Klink," he sometimes plays an achingly terrible violin, but thinks he is great; in reality, he is a classically trained violinist.
 
It's a very funny show, although the humor is pretty simplistic - basically American Colonel Hogan playing mind games with insecure Colonel Klink  whose main goal during the war was to avoid being sent to the Russian Front.  The show was  criticized when it was on in the 60s and 70s because people felt that it made light of the situation. The actors, however, liked the fact that it made the Germans characters out to be buffoons.
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« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2018, 07:44:37 AM »

I don't know if it's great or a favorite, but darn it if the Growing Pains theme song doesn't get stuck in my head on a recurring basis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRvzm51EaKo
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« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2018, 08:47:18 AM »

BJ Thomas sang that, accompanied by Jennifer Warnes, then Dusty Springfield.
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« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2018, 08:47:48 AM »

Sanford & Son will always be my favorite TV Show Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIK9yffjRK8
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« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2018, 11:54:10 AM »

Northern  Exposure and the Doctor Who theme from the 1970's.
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