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« on: October 16, 2007, 07:25:51 AM »

Remember when shows had a recognizable theme, sometimes they were even played on the radio.

I've been watching The Streets of San Francisco lately and enjoy the funky theme music. 

What are some of your favorite TV theme songs.


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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007, 08:18:14 AM »

Some of my favorites:

Leave it To Beaver
Happy Days
Welcome Back Kotter
The Addams Family
The Munsters
Saved by The Bell
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007, 08:47:03 PM »

The BEVERLY HILLBILLYS!

 [youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_uE40RTXwQ

 BATMAN! dadadadadaddadad BATMAN! dadadadada-

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 HAWAII 5-0 !!!

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  LOST in SPACE! (this video has all of the various themes used...)

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2007, 09:30:33 PM »

Gilligan's Island
Get Smart
Green Acres
Beverly Hillbillies
The Muppet Show
Barney Miller
Bewitched
The Love Boat
(c'mon, everybody loves this one! Okay, everybody=me and a guy in Sheboygan)
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2007, 11:05:48 PM »

Barney Miller
The Rockford Files
The Odd Couple
Peter Gunn
The Greatest American Hero
Hardcastle and McCormick - might find it cheesy now
Night Court
Due South (bought the soundtracks, great music on that show)
S.W.A.T.
Starsky and Hutch (the funky version)
The Prisoner
Taxi
Hill Street Blues
Wild, Wild West
Magnum PI
Mannix
The Saint
The Bill Cosby Show (The 70s show where he was high school coach Chet Kinkaid, the theme was by Cosby and Quincy Jones. I'd breakdown and get a cell phone with real ringtones if I could find one of this theme.)
WKRP in Cincinnati (opening and closing theme, wouldn't mind the closing theme as a ringtone either)
Bosom Buddies, just becasue I already liked that Billy Joel song.
and The Joey Bishop Show, just because it screams "typical 60s sitcom theme song" to me.

I sued to like themes like:

Airwolf
Miami Vice
Black Sheep Squadron
The Fall Guy

But they haven't aged well for me.
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2007, 07:50:51 AM »

Mission Impossible
The Protectors
WKRP in Cincinatti - I'm pretty sure the lyrics are complete nonsense, but it sure rocked!
Melrose Place
Dark Shadows - "Quentin's Theme" actually was a minor hit, I just heard it on the easy listening station the other day.
The Monkees - Hey hey we're the Monkey's, kid's say we're messing around.  We're too busy singing, to pull anybody down.
Star Trek - great music throughout that whole show.
Space 1999
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2007, 10:38:01 AM »

Jonny Quest

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrqBXbE0_C4

Yabba-dabba-doooo!!!!!
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Rooby-dooo!!!
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-HOyx_FH4E

Coolest secret agent in the West.
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYCgq8q9Ofw
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007, 11:17:43 AM »

One of my favorite is PETTICOAT JUNCTION.

[youtube=425,350]http://youtube.com/watch?v=m-0YBr-6IxE

Mod Squad

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Wild Wild West

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Battlestar Galactica (Great original opening)

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Space 1999

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The Odd Couple

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Green Acres (One of the greatest)

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Get Smart

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The Honeymooners

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Beverly Hillbillies (Use to sing the lyrics)

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Baa Baa Black Sheep Squadran (Sounds like the A-Team theme a bit.)

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The Avengers

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Fantasy Island

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Dukes Of Hazard

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2007, 04:43:28 PM »

Alice
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I have been known to launch into a full torchsong version of this at the drop of a hat.

Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, and Good Times are more of my 70's musical favorites.

To me, The Dick Van Dyke Show had the most typical 60's theme.

THE WORST TV SHOW THEME MUSIC EVER:
My old nemesis Small Wonder. Curse you, Small Wonder!
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2007, 04:52:53 PM »

The Avengers
The New Avengers (really love this one)
Star Trek
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Doctor Who
Red Dwarf
The Incredible Hulk (esp. the closing piano tune)
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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2007, 06:06:57 PM »

Dick Van Dyke was one of my favorites. There were a couple versions of the shows intro. One where he would trip over the automan and the other when he skips around it avoiding the fall.

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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2007, 12:27:02 PM »

Moonlighting
The Patty Duke Show
The Ghost And Mrs. Muir
Baretta
Family Ties

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iliLnQmaEOA
Welcome Back Kotter
I Love Lucy
The Andy Griffith Show
Leave It To Beaver
Hawaii 5-0


I include the Family Ties youtube link because it's the only hard one to remember (and one of my very favorite TV themes).  I think a few of my choices were charting singles, but I can hear all of them in my head. 
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2007, 09:19:15 PM »

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, 1st season (with En Vogue)
Different World, last season
N.Y.P.D. Blue
A-Team, the funkier version
Good Times
Moonlighting
Greatest American Hero
G.I. Joe
Thundercats
Silverhawks (you can't get anymore 80's than that)
Family Ties (even the episode with the song "At This Moment")
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2007, 08:15:19 AM »

MASH
Magnum PI
Hawaii 5-0
Rockford Files
A-team
Mission Impossible
Tailspin
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2007, 01:43:25 PM »

I liked a lot of the ones already listed, but for some reason, I kinda liked this one as well:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meKFEX5n3o4
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