I went with Fresh Prince. But I'm still a fan of the oldies, like Happy Days, I love Lucy, Laverne and Shirley, Gilligans Island, Addams Family, Mr. Ed, the Brady Bunch. A lot of the 60s-80s songs. As a kid I even had a couple books with TV theme songs, so I could learn all the words (I know the Love Boat lyrics, But rarely watched it). When I learned to play the flute in high school I then got TV theme song sheet music. I really had a thing for TV theme songs as a kid.
@ivansgreat So, I'm a bit too young for this show, and this was the first time I've heard this song. Does anyone hear a similarity in the background "bassish" beat to the theme song from Outsourced (by Punjabi MC)?
@hchavers If I thought about it, I could probably get most of the theme song. I used to be able to recite it. Gilligan's Island also seems an appropriate choice given last night's FUKU event. A 3 hour click... A 3 hour click
There are two theme songs. The one at the beginning and the one at the end...that finishes with "so join us here each week my friends you're sure to get a smile...from seven stranded castaways...here at Gilligans aisle."
@hchavers I'd have to cheat for the closing credits. The channel I used to watch the reruns on always talked over the ending credits. So I only remember part of it. No phone no light no motor cars not a single luxury. Like Robinson Carusoe it's as primitive as can be. So join us here each week my friend your sure to catch a smile from 7 stranded castaways here on Gilligans Isle.
Man, there are lots of good ones that I had forgotten about, but I'm just going to go and mention my personal favorite: Barney Miller. Personal favorite meaning I've actually downloaded the file and have had it on my devices fir years.
Well, I came here to say the theme song from Chuck (I know, it's already a song before the show) "Short Skirt, Long Jacket" by Cream, but I have to second @PocketBrain and go with the theme from Firefly. Huge oversight that not being on the official list!
@TimWalterPeter Gunn is really and truly one of the great theme songs, and just a great song in general. If you have Amazon Prime, a soundtrack album is availble in Prime Music (also Mr. Lucky Goes Latin).
@PacoTLM did yo uknow the ACTUAL Texas Ranger musem in Waco, has a whole (maybe 10x20) room devoted to that show, with lots of Memoribilia and props on display? (Behind Glass, on Loan From Chuck Himself)
So help me, I'm hearing "Winky Dink and You" in my head. This is as Meh as it gets, I think. I have an original, never-used Winky Dink kit, with the screen & everything. It ranks right up there with the fuku bags as a treat I treasure.
@kaighintze Yep. That's how it happens. All of a sudden one more pops into your head and you say "I can't believe I didn't think of this one!!" Case in point: Danny Bonaduce is one of the significant factors in why I play bass.
@duodec YES!!! Written By Danny Elfman, who also scored the Michael Keaton/Tim Burton Batman Movies(and most of the rest of Burton's Movies).And Of course, the Simpsons Theme. also, a Member of Oingo Boingo. and married to Bridget Fonda.
I was just discussing this with a friend today. Some have already been mentioned. I just want to add Rockford Files. the Andy Griffith Show, Dallas, Little House on the Prairie, LA Law, thirtysomething, St Elsewhere, Miami Vice.