"We're gonna make it after all!"
Every once in a while, we just do something silly and fun on the Marlar in the Morning show on 101qfl. Yesterday, we talked about TV theme songs, and the phones rang off the hook as listeners requested their favorites. It ended up being a wonderfully nostalgic walk down memory lane.
However, I have a quibble with the "official" list of the top 10 TV theme songs of all time. Any list that doesn't include the themes to Mary Tyler Moore, the Beverly Hillbillies or M*A*S*H has really got a problem!
Here's the list compiled by Robert Berry of RetroCrush:
1) Sanford and Son
2) The Brady Bunch
3) Gilligan's Island
5) The Jeffersons
6) Mission: Impossible
7) Star Trek
8) Twin Peaks
9) Spongebob Squarepants
10 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
OK, I can agree with seven out of 10 of those (although not necessarily in the order Berry ranked them.) But, Twin Peaks?!? And SpongeBob Squarepants has NOT been around long enough to achieve "best of all time" status. I don't think Fat Albert belongs in the top 10, either.
Oh, and wait! Where's Andy Griffith's familiar whistle?
I can think of a few that, while not classic enough to be on the top 10, deserve a brief mention. Who can resist Will Smith's catchy "Fresh Prince of BelAir" rap? And for sheer novelty, there's always the Garry Shandling Show theme from several years ago:
"This is the theme to Garry's show.
The theme to Garry's show.
Garry called me up and asked
Would I write his theme song?
I'm almost half-way finished,
How do you like it so far?
How do you like the theme to Garry's show?
This is the theme to Garry's show.
The opening theme to Garry's show.
This is the music that you hear
As you watch the credits.
We're almost at the part
Where I will start to whistle..."
And I'm pretty sure I could come up with all the lyrics for "Petticoat Junction" and "Green Acres"!
Listeners called in requests for their own favorites; everything from "The Dukes of Hazzard" to "I Love Lucy" to "Welcome Back, Kotter."
How about you? Do you have any favorites? Let me know in my comments section.
Going an a brief blogging hiatus...
I will not be blogging for the next five days, as family matters take precedent. I hope to be back at the computer, Lord willing and if the creek don't rise, on Monday, April 4th. See ya then!