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Old October 13 2012, 08:03 PM   #46
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Speaking of WKRP, like a lot of people I assumed for years that the singer of the opening credits was actually Richard Sanders, the guy who played Les Nessman. However, it isn't.
That's a rumor I never heard till now. Hmm. The voice sounds absolutely nothing like Sanders.

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Old October 13 2012, 08:10 PM   #47
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The Sopranos (how has no one mentioned this one?!)
The Wire
The Shield
The 4400
BSG
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Old October 13 2012, 08:16 PM   #48
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The Sopranos (how has no one mentioned this one?!)
The Wire
The Shield
The 4400
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Which "Wire" season? I'm partial to the Season 2 Tom Waits original, but I had that record back in the day.

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Old October 13 2012, 10:09 PM   #49
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So looking over people's choices, were the 70's and 80's the "Golden Age" of TV theme songs?
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Old October 13 2012, 10:27 PM   #50
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So looking over people's choices, were the 70's and 80's the "Golden Age" of TV theme songs?
Yes, I think so. There are a few notable exceptions of course; I hadn't thought of Big Bang Theory, but that is a great example of a recent theme song that stands out. But it seems like so many current theme songs don't include lyrics anymore, much like they no longer include the introductions to the cast.
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Old October 13 2012, 10:47 PM   #51
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The Sopranos (how has no one mentioned this one?!)
The Wire
The Shield
The 4400
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Which "Wire" season? I'm partial to the Season 2 Tom Waits original, but I had that record back in the day.

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I think season four's might be my favorite. Best season, too. All the versions are good, though.
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Old October 14 2012, 01:34 AM   #52
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The Sopranos (how has no one mentioned this one?!)
I would have but I didn't count songs that weren't written specifically for the show. Same reason I didn't use the theme from Boss or the various Who songs featured in various CSI shows.

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So looking over people's choices, were the 70's and 80's the "Golden Age" of TV theme songs?
Yes, I think so.
You'd be half right. The 70s and 60s are the golden age of TV theme songs.
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Old October 14 2012, 01:36 AM   #53
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If the requirements are that we have to hear lyrics being sung in the theme?

1. The Greatest American Hero
2. Laverne and Shirley
3. One Day at a Time
4. Perfect Strangers
5. Happy Days

The rest of my Top Ten would be:

6. Mystery Science Theater 3000
7. Cheers
8. Green Acres
9. The Addams Family
10. It's Garry Shandling's Show

Moonlighting just barely misses the Top Ten, coming in at #11 on my personal favorites list.
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Old October 19 2012, 05:03 PM   #54
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My two all-time favorite theme songs from British television series:



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Old October 20 2012, 04:26 AM   #55
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Moonlighting
Family Matters-first season(What a Wonderful World), not that crappy song in later years
Crime Story (Runaway)
Ed -season 1,3,4,5 (Next Year)
Bosom Buddies ( My Life sung by Tom Hanks)
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Old October 20 2012, 05:07 AM   #56
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I didn't know Tom Hanks covered Billy Joel for Bosom Buddies.
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Old October 20 2012, 01:19 PM   #57
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I don't think he did. I think it was a studio musician
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Old October 20 2012, 01:46 PM   #58
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A recurring, er, theme here:

1) The Mysterious Cities of Gold
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq5Y_ogiyi0

2) ThunderCats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qd_IsxgAf8

3) Ulysses 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ4c1X5ene8

4) Dogtanian & the Three Muskethounds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-xO72s5EBY

5) Around The World with Willy Fog
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nqN_7eGItM

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Old October 20 2012, 04:51 PM   #59
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This is fairly easy for me:
1. Firefly
2. CSI: Miami
3. One Tree Hill
4. Las Vegas
5. Smallville
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Old October 20 2012, 09:45 PM   #60
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This is hard.

Today, 1. Big Bang Theory
2. Scrubs
3. Gilligan's Island
4. Beverly Hillbillies
5. The Flintstones

The 4400 almost made the list. With competition from Dangermouse.
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