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Old October 27 2012, 11:40 PM   #76
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I guess you missed the part about the songs having to have lyrics that are sung.
Oh. Sorry. Disregard then?
Nah, just come up with 4 more with lyrics. Or not. It's your choice.
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Old October 28 2012, 03:19 AM   #77
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1. Only Fools and Horse, one of the only shows I have found to have an equally awesome beginning and end song.

2. Young Ones

3. Red Dwarf, we can still list an end theme right? Well others used it and I am as well.

4. Are You Being Served

5. Absolutely Fabulous, not sure if this fits or not since there were versions with and without lyrics and I really can't remember which was used more often.

Oddly, I am an American but all my picks are from the UK.
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Old October 28 2012, 09:43 AM   #78
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Sappy? Corny?

Sure. And the show it was attached to wasn't really any good. But I've always enjoyed it.

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Old October 28 2012, 02:51 PM   #79
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Bit of a digression here, but it was always extremely weird to me that "Joanie Loves Chachi" was a spinoff of, and features characters from, "Happy Days," a show set in the 1950s...but the spinoff was (based on the clothes, hair, etc.) set in the 70s.

Was this the "Earth 2" Joanie and Chachi or what?
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Old October 28 2012, 05:11 PM   #80
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A few contenders that haven't been mentioned yet.

Roswell (whatever happened to Dido anyway?)

Wonder Woman ("In her satin tights, fighting for her rights!")

Cleopatra 2525 (Hey, I liked it!)
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Old October 28 2012, 09:31 PM   #81
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Aside from Firefly, which has been mentioned a bunch already, and Mystery Science Theater 3000 (same), the only shows I've watched that had themes with really memorable lyrics were Animaniacs and its related shows. All pretty good, but the best might have been the one for the only show in the lot that wasn't any good, "Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain", which used the lyrics to take a number of shots at the suits' interference in what had previously been an entertaining series ("It's what the network wants, why bother to complain?" "I deeply resent this!")
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Old October 28 2012, 10:13 PM   #82
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Bit of a digression here, but it was always extremely weird to me that "Joanie Loves Chachi" was a spinoff of, and features characters from, "Happy Days," a show set in the 1950s...but the spinoff was (based on the clothes, hair, etc.) set in the 70s.

Was this the "Earth 2" Joanie and Chachi or what?
Yeah. I know. It bugged me a little too. But to be frank even Happy Days had started to saw "screw it" to maintaining accurate 60's fashions and hairstyles by the time it entered the eighties. After Richie(Ron Howard)left the show in 1980 it seems the producers took more of a "who cares, just give the show to the Fonz and let it ride" attitude.
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Old October 29 2012, 02:20 AM   #83
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Well at least Laverne and Shirley acknowledged that they were in the 1960's, once they and all their friends and family, moved to California.
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Old October 29 2012, 02:51 AM   #84
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I liked these ones too:

Angie


It's A Living


Just The Ten Of Us

All my friends knew everything about the older girls on this show.

A guilty pleasure theme song is:
Blossom
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I loved the first three. Angie is a memory from around first grade while the next two were a part of my adolescence.

Blossom not so much.
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Old October 29 2012, 02:58 AM   #86
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Good Times
The Jeffersons (performed by Ja'net Dubois from Good Times)
Chico and the Man (performed by Jose Feliciano)
The Facts of Life (written by Alan Thicke)
Baretta (performed by Sammy Davis, Jr. while drinking Manischewitz from a brown bag)

Just missed: WKRP, The Wire

I know they don't qualify for your list, but:
The Six Million Dollar Man,
Barney Miller and
Hill Street Blues
themes were just great music.
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Old October 29 2012, 07:45 AM   #87
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I loved the first three. Angie is a memory from around first grade while the next two were a part of my adolescence.

Blossom not so much.
Blossom was a guilty pleasure. I take little pride in it, except that she actually does hold a doctorate and is great as Amy Farrah Fowler.
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Old October 30 2012, 05:13 PM   #88
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At first I thought that this would be hard to name five, but after skimming through the thread I can barely keep it to five.

Cheers - Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Friends - I'll Be There For You
Scrubs - I'm No Superman
The Golden Girls - Thank You For Being A Friend
The Big Bang Theory - Big Bang Theory Theme (real imaginative name there)

Can we count closing songs? Throw in Red Dwarf and Frasier to replace the bottom two.

I don't know why all my songs are for sitcoms either, as I have plenty of songs I liked for dramas too.
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Old October 30 2012, 05:35 PM   #89
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Cheers - Where Everbody Knows Your Name
Friends - I'll Be There For You
Scrubs - I'm No Superman
The Golden Girls - Thank You For Being A Friend
The Big Bang Theory - Big Bang Theory Theme (real imaginative name there)
All excellent choices.

Can we count closing songs?
Oh well let's not forget this gem: (this one's for you, cardinal biggles!)

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Old October 30 2012, 05:54 PM   #90
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I'd also put The Golden Girls, The Beverly Hillbillies and The Fall Guy in my Top 20 somewhere after Kotter.

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:

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