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Initial post: May 16, 2007 3:40:18 PM PDT
Silly thread I know... but always liked the intro to Perry Mason, and to the cartoon TopCat.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2007 4:07:12 PM PDT
Jason Kessel says:
Patty Duke Show
Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Barney Miller
I Married Joan-I Married Joan what a girl, what a whirl, what a wife

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2007 4:15:25 PM PDT
Patty Duke is a classic...."a hot dog makes her lose control" ... can't quite hear the I Married Joan song, what year? I wasn't stateside 62-65.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2007 4:21:40 PM PDT
"A hot dog makes her lose control"? And who said the '50s were a time of innocence?

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2007 5:17:42 PM PDT
Jim says:
Gotta go with Barney Miller and Seinfeld.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2007 7:40:52 PM PDT
ImEzekiel65 says:
Some of my faves:

"F-Troop"
"The Munsters"
"The Twilight Zone"
The Beverly Hillbillies"
"Twin Peaks"
"The Odd Couple"
"The Honeymooners"
"The Flintstones"
"Petticoat Junction"
"Bewitched"
"Gunsmoke"
"Have Gun Will Travel"
"24"
And of course, the all-time classic, "The Fishin'Hole" from "The Andy Griffith Show".

Hopefully, more to come-no, I mean, STAY TUNED!!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2007 8:14:16 PM PDT
TS says:
How about:

Hawaii Five 0
My Three Sons
Simpsons

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2007 8:25:16 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2007 8:28:39 PM PDT
ImEzekiel65 says:
Good call on Vic Mizzy. I liked his theme from "Green Acres", as well as his scores of those Don Knotts movies of the '60's, particularly "The Ghost And Mr. Chicken".

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2007 8:46:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 16, 2007 8:48:50 PM PDT
My two faves have already been mentioned--
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
F TROOP!

In addition:
I DREAM OF JEANNIE (the fast song)
THE MONKEES
THE BANANA SPLITS
RAWHIDE!
LOST IN SPACE (by "Johnny" Williams)
STAR TREK (1966-69)
THE TWILIGHT ZONE
MY FAVORITE MARTIAN
WINCHELL/MAHONEY TIME (local NYC kid's show - 1964)
TAXI
THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW

.
And here's one that no one will probably remember.
It ran for half a season on CBS-TV, in 1968.

MR. TERRIFIC
A scientist both brave and bold set out to cure the common cold
Instead he found a power pill which he said most certainly will
Turn a lamb into a lion-- like an eagle he'll be flyin'
Solid steel will be like putty-- It will work on ANYBODY!

But what they found made them squeamish, for only Stanley Beamish
A weak and droopy daffodil, could take this potent power pill
Which sent him soaring through the skies, fighting foes and fighting spies

When he took this pill specific, it made him the most prolific, magnific...
Terrific... MR. TERRIFIC!!! (music swells)

(I used to drive my family NUTS when I recited that!)

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 4:10:16 AM PDT
Jim says:
Johnny Yuma
Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 5:32:05 AM PDT
S. Finefrock says:
Sanford and Son
Dragnet
Hawaii Five Oh
The Jeffersons

I guess I've really dated myself with these choices!

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 5:56:48 AM PDT
MONTGOMERY says:
How about...

1) HAWAII FIVE OH
2) GILLIGAN'S ISLAND
3) BARNEY MILLER
4) DIFFERENT STROKES
5) BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP

S. Finefrock, we may be around the same age. :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 6:20:53 AM PDT
S. Koch says:
"Charles in Charge" It's funny, I've now seen two different local bands, in two different states, play this song in their sets, and the crowd always got into it once they finally figured out what song it actually was.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 6:50:24 AM PDT
Seems many of us have dated ourselves, age be damned. Lots of great choices here fellow posters. For those interested there is a fun CD available called - SONGS OF THE WEST VOL.4 has full length versions of many western TV and movie themes, it really takes you back in time. Husker Du also did a great rocked up version of The Mary Tyler Moore theme.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 6:57:33 AM PDT
Christopher says:
Sesame Street.
Land of the Lost.
Hong Kong Phooey.

Can you tell that a) I'm old, and b) I no longer watch TV?

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 7:16:25 AM PDT
Nearly forgot - American Bandstand, Dick, I'll give it an 8, it's fun and you can dance to it. Someone quite famous wrote the song - can't remember who.
CHILD - Hong Kong Phooey? I have absolutely no idea what that one is.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 7:26:22 AM PDT
D. Lee says:
I used to absolutely love the theme song from "Punky Brewster". Punky was the first character in a TV show that seriously resonated with me, it was probably my favorite non-animated TV show as a kid. Nothing got me fired up like the theme song to "Voltron" ("Transformers" was my favorite cartoon although "Voltron" was really close behind, but I didn't care for the "Transformers" theme song as much). I also recall kind of digging the theme song from "Alf" although I can't remember exactly how it goes. The theme song from "Good Times" is another winner for me and I don't know much about the show itself, but I get a kick out of the highly exuberant theme song from "Laverne & Shirley".

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 7:40:02 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 17, 2007 7:54:03 AM PDT
Jason Kessel says:
I forgot WKRP in Cincinnati and the fine Johnny S penned theme to Welcome Back Kotter. Rawhide is a vigorous theme song as well.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 7:41:57 AM PDT
Christopher says:
Hong Kong Phooey was a cartoon in which a dog, who was I think a janitor by day, moonlighted as a gi-toting and mask-wearing karate-chopping hero.
"Hong Kong Phooey!
Quicker than the human eye!
Hong Kong Phooey!
Tough as any man alive!"
The last time I saw it was in the late 70's, so my memory is a little foggy. I just remember thinking that it was cool.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 7:56:02 AM PDT
Tullbooth says:
I have to go with one that hasn't yet been mentioned. The theme from the oft-forgotten cop show "Mannix".

I also love the themes from "Sanford and Son", "Barney Miller", "The Rockford Files" (great harmonica), as well as "The Andy Griffith Show" for sentimental reasons (first tune I learned to whistle).

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 8:48:28 AM PDT
ImEzekiel65 says:
How could I have forgotten "The Monkees" and "The Banana Splits"? Two more favorites right there.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 11:00:00 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 17, 2007 11:00:33 AM PDT
Ezekiel--
I'm gonna really go back now....

cartoons-
MIGHTY MOUSE
CLUTCH CARGO
CRUSADER RABBIT
WINKY DINK AND YOU
MAGILLA GORILLA
TOP CAT
MILTON THE MONSTER

cartoonish--
BATMAN
THE GREEN HORNET
THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 11:01:52 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 17, 2007 11:05:13 AM PDT
Doc Xavier says:
Excellent idea for a thread!

Classic: THE TWILIGHT ZONE
PBS: ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
Sitcom: NIGHT COURT
Cop/Action: THE EQUALIZER
Sci-fi: STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
Drama: LAW & ORDER
Theme with vocals: MOONLIGHTING
Theme that wasn't composed for show:
Del Shannon's "Runaway" for CRIME STORY
Best recent theme: HOUSE

All-time favorite (tie): MIAMI VICE/NYPD BLUE

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2007 2:06:10 PM PDT
S. Finefrock says:
I saw Husker Du perform that (the MTM theme that is) once and remember it took me hours to place where I had heard the song before. It was driving me and my buddies nuts. We thought it was some 60's era Nugget. They rocked it pretty hard!

While I'm at it, let's add the Three Blind Mice on helium version of the Three Stooges theme.
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