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Old October 30 2012, 05:59 PM   #91
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This is going to be tough, as pretty much all my favorite themes don't have lyrics. I'll throw some good ones out there though.

1. Greatest American Hero
2. Secret Agent Man (Danger Man in the U.K.)
3. Cheers
4. Mystery Science Theater 3000.
5. Batman (60's)
Batman: "Word and music by Neal Hefti".
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Old October 30 2012, 06:00 PM   #92
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Wow, I'd never seen that one before. Yikes. I'd also forgotten that Ron Howard was gone before it ended.

How weird is it that Happy Days and That '70s Show would have so much in common?
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Old October 30 2012, 06:06 PM   #93
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The theme song to Happy Days was amazing for the first 10 seasons then went straight into the crapper for the final year of the show (1983-84) when they dramatically altered the arrangement and changed the singer:
Yeesh, I had forgotten that version. It sucks. The best, though, was "Rock Around the Clock" for the first two seasons.

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Old October 30 2012, 06:12 PM   #94
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I can't get enough of this one and it's been in my Top Five for years now. The show itself never did much for me aside from Schneider and Barbara(Valerie Bertinelli) but the theme owns almost anything currently on the air right now.

I found out not too long ago that Bonnie Franklin is coping with pancreatic cancer. I hope she manages to somehow beat the odds and pull through.
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Old October 30 2012, 06:20 PM   #95
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There's also this:



Epic.
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Old October 30 2012, 07:16 PM   #96
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Right I'm cheating, here's five more themes from drama series:

The Wire - Way Down In The Hole (season one)
The Sopranos - Woke Up This Morning
Battlestar Galactica (2004) [technically]
Firefly - Ballad Of Serenity
Gilmore Girls - Where You Lead

And now five themes from kids' shows:

Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers
Captain Scarlet - closing theme
Animaniacs
Pinky and the Brain
Maid Marion and Her Merry Men - closing theme (?)



EDIT - I've still forgotten to mention The Muppet Show anywhere.
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Old October 30 2012, 09:23 PM   #97
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Here's my top 5 favorite 'kids series' themes:
1. Digimon: Digital Monsters (Season 1, 2, & 3)
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
3. Phineas and Ferb
4. Silverhawks
5. Scooby-Doo, Where are You?
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Old October 30 2012, 10:53 PM   #98
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This is another one I love
Perfect Strangers' theme:
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Old October 30 2012, 11:06 PM   #99
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And now five themes from kids' shows:

Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers
Captain Scarlet - closing theme
Animaniacs
Pinky and the Brain
Maid Marion and Her Merry Men - closing theme (?)
I didn't know we could include kid shows! I HAVE to list Tiny Toons, I love that freakin' song. Now it will be stuck in my head all day.
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Old October 31 2012, 01:00 AM   #100
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Don't forget the classic Bugs Bunny Roadrunner Hour
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Old October 31 2012, 05:35 AM   #101
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This is going to be tough, as pretty much all my favorite themes don't have lyrics. I'll throw some good ones out there though.

1. Greatest American Hero
2. Secret Agent Man (Danger Man in the U.K.)
3. Cheers
4. Mystery Science Theater 3000.
5. Batman (60's)
Batman: "Word and music by Neal Hefti".
We aren't allowed to count Nanananananananana as a word as well??
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Old October 31 2012, 05:47 AM   #102
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I kinda like the theme from "Chuck".
Don't think anyone's mentioned "Baretta" and "The Flintsones".
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Old October 31 2012, 05:52 AM   #103
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The original incarnation of 3-2-1 Contact on PBS (the early eighties) had a great and catchy theme song for a kid's show, and one based around science, learning and discovery to boot...no cheesy animated characters. I still know all the lyrics by heart after more than thirty years.



Gotta love that late Carter/early Reagan era music and those clothes. Whenever I start to chuckle at them I look at photos of myself and my friends from first or second grade and remember...wow...I looked just as bad or worse.

And here's another classic I have etched into my very soul...

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Old November 1 2012, 07:44 AM   #104
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Don't forget the classic Bugs Bunny Roadrunner Hour
Meh, I like the german version of that better, brings back memories.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnJ21...5A427BA93F37B6
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Old November 5 2012, 12:03 AM   #105
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My absolute favorite version of the Happy Days theme from Season 3 of the show (1975-76):



And then there's this:

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