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Favorite TV show openings

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by dooley_womack1, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I know we've had this thread before, but not in a long time, and a lot of people have come aboard since. Not in any particular order.

    --Munsters: The Addams Family one is more famous, but the Munsters one has a very grooving combo of jangling surf music guitar and assertive horn work.
    --China Beach: Featuring Reflections, the closest the Supremes came to a psychedelic song. Intoxicating beat.
    --Dexter: Menacing music that works very nicely with the famous images that make the most mundane things look menacing.
    --George of the Jungle: Rather simple music, but the pounding drum beat goes well with the animation that shows the goof George is.
    --NCIS: Sprightly music for the most part, sandwiched between action music, making clear the mix of comedy and drama.
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The kicking bass line for Match Game PM.

    Here's the one with Brian Billick getting trashed by Richard Dawson.

    Part 1:

    Part 2:
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    China Beach is a great call. Way better than Tour of Duty's opening.

    When I was a kid, I loved the first-season opening of Starsky and Hutch way more than the ones that followed in subsequent seasons.

    Pick a catchy, sing-song opening from a '70s or '80s sitcom, and the odds are I will know and love it. But I don't know that any particular one jumps out at me.
  4. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Rescue Me: C'mon, C'mon by the Von Bondies is the perfect pulse-pounding kickstart to an intense TV experience

    Sopranos: Song and montage work together in perfect harmony

    The Oblongs: Few people who don't watch adult swim remember this show, but the They Might Be Giants song hits the right absurd notes to set the stage for an absurd cartoon
  5. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    How about the Hawaii Five-O opening.... one of the greatest TV theme songs and great scenery.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    * White Shadow

    * What's Happening!
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Good call on Hawaii Five-O. And Hot Potato, with its porno-music vibe, sure created dissonance, once you saw Bill Cullen was the host.
  8. highlander

    highlander Member

    Love China Beach's opening is great

    Dick Van Dyke Show - Rob either trips over or avoids the furniture
    Dukes of Hazard - Cars jumping stuff
    Magnum PI - Cars and Eye Candy
    Beverly Hillbillies - Actually tells the Clampetts story
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    On November 13, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence; that request came from his wife. Deep down, he knew she was right, but he also knew that some day he would return to her. With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of his friend, Oscar Madison. Several years earlier, Madison's wife had thrown HIM out, requesting that HE never return. Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    God I love that show. Have it on DVD. And not just because of the TMBG connection.
  11. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Emergency/Emergency One --- The paramedics of Squad 51 racing to various accidents where the victims need treatment in the field before being transported to Rampart General Hospital.
  12. The best bass line EVER:

    And its offspring, one of the funkiest ones out there:

    "Angela" by Bob James, otherwise known as:

    Probably the catchiest one yet:

    From the first season:

    (Am I stuck in the 70s? Uh, yeah)
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