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TV theme songs I actually listen to

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by lantaur, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Thought of this while watching Community: Thanks to the DVR, I am able to fast forward through the credits of a TV show (sorry producers, directors, writers, actors, etc.). However there are some shows in which I still let the credits roll due to the show's theme song:
    Community (dig the song)
    Parks and Rec (nice beat, but also quick credits and jumps right into the scene)
    True Blood (although growing tired of it)
    Justified (sometimes; I hate country, but that beat to start it off is pretty cool)
    The Simpsons (ok, only to watch the gag)

    That might be it. Everything else gets the FF treatment.

    And yes I'm writing this because for whatever reason it is 3 a.m. and I am not tired.
     
  2. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    The A-Team and the Big Bang Theory.
     
  3. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Treme.

    The Wire.

    The Sopranos.
     
  4. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Big Bang Theory
    Cheers
    The Sopranos
    Friends (as cheesy as it is, I always liked it...)
     
  6. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    Cheers
    All in the Family(I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but anything to do with Archie is brilliant in my book.)
    MASH
    Sanford and Son
     
  7. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    The West Wing
     
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    --The Munsters
    --Rockford Files
    --Barney Miller
    --China Beach
    --Hot Potato
     
  9. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Active Member

    Knight Rider
    The Equalizer
    Magnum P.I.
    The Rockford Files
     
  10. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    I can't stand Community's. That's the worst part of the show.

    On the other hand, I think the rest of the NBC Thursday block from the past few years (Office, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock) has strong theme songs. It got canceled (and rightly so), but Perfect Couples, the show they tried to put into Thursday last year, had a great New Pornographers (maybe solo A.C. Newman) song. Modern Family's is good as well.
     
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I seem to recall Rockford Files being a pretty big hit back in the day. You'd hear it on the radio all the time.

    And this morning, as I pondered the nauseating fact that someone is remaking the Munsters (Really? Are they out of ideas again?) and thought of Grandpa, I realized the theme to Car 54 Where Are You? has some of the greatest lyrics ever for a TV theme:

    There's a holdup in the Bronx
    Brooklyn's broken out in fights
    There's a traffic jam in Harlem
    That's backed up to Jackson Heights
    There's a scout troop short a child
    Kruschev's due at Idlewild,
    Car 54 where aaaarrrreeee you?
     
  12. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    Current:
    Parks and Rec
    The Office
    Mad Men

    Old:
    Arrested Development
    Freaks and Geeks
    Cheers
    Trailer Park Boys
    Wonder Years
     
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