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TV theme tunes that stick in your head 
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First theme that came to mind:

"Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Batman!!!"

Others:

Sesame Street
Duck Tales
Happy Days
Three's Company
Jeopardy
Wheel of fortune


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ShrunkenHead wrote:
First theme that came to mind:

"Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Batman!!!"


I counted the 'Da's' - they're all there!


Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:02 am
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Hardcastle and McCormick. I think that the theme tune was called "Drive". It was great at the end credits when they user to play the song again with the back of car in view driving like hell. The noise of the engine was cool. The car itself was brilliat
Airwolf It was great at the begining when they had the sound of the helicopter coming into view.
CSI New York The love that particular Who track.
Quantum Leap They changed the theme tune during 3 -4 series. I prefered the first serires opening


Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:24 am
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Will Hoge's "You Make Me Happy" from "Still Standing"


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I heard the theme tune to Two and a Half Men for the first time the other day.

It's one of the worst things I've ever heard. In my horrible sound rankings, it sits just underneath hearing my parents having sex.


Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:50 am
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Arron wrote:
I heard the theme tune to Two and a Half Men for the first time the other day.

It's one of the worst things I've ever heard. In my horrible sound rankings, it sits just underneath hearing my parents having sex.

Yeah, it's definitely one of the worst theme songs i've ever heard.


Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:09 pm
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I know that i am going to flack for this
but i like this one alot. not the show just the theme tune
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqNXE07fKuw
I also liked this show alot. This one didn't really play in England but it was huge here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNl9M5TxGC8&feature=related
This has to be mentioned as well
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovvMPtDt4c8
and the origional
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNRkwNC9Ms4&feature=related
This one was just cool, it gave the show the edge from the begining
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJMnmXKKJzU&feature=related
This one from a show called Dempsey and Makepeace. It basically took over The Professionals.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA6S7taUvgE&feature=related
I have never seen this program but I just love the song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0O-2oAvNTo&feature=BFa&list=PLBA683A42BC3132F5&lf=rellist
ANd finally
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5KQS38657s&feature=related
one of the few songs that i can sing.


Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:58 pm
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p604 wrote:
I know that i am going to flack for this
but i like this one alot. not the show just the theme tune
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqNXE07fKuw
I also liked this show alot. This one didn't really play in England but it was huge here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNl9M5TxGC8&feature=related
This has to be mentioned as well
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovvMPtDt4c8
and the origional
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNRkwNC9Ms4&feature=related
This one was just cool, it gave the show the edge from the begining
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJMnmXKKJzU&feature=related
This one from a show called Dempsey and Makepeace. It basically took over The Professionals.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA6S7taUvgE&feature=related
I have never seen this program but I just love the song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0O-2oAvNTo&feature=BFa&list=PLBA683A42BC3132F5&lf=rellist
ANd finally
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5KQS38657s&feature=related
one of the few songs that i can sing.

let me try that again
I know that i am going to flack for this
but i like this one alot. not the show just the theme tune
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqNXE07fKuw
I also liked this show alot. This one didn't really play in England but it was huge here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNl9M5TxGC8&feature=related
This has to be mentioned as well
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovvMPtDt4c8
and the origional
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNRkwNC9Ms4&feature=related
This one was just cool, it gave the show the edge from the begining
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJMnmXKKJzU&feature=related
This one from a show called Dempsey and Makepeace. It basically took over The Professionals.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA6S7taUvgE&feature=related
I have never seen this program but I just love the song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0O-2oAvNTo&feature=BFa&list=PLBA683A42BC3132F5&lf=rellist
ANd finally
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5KQS38657s&feature=related
one of the few songs that i can sing.


Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:09 pm
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DunkinDan89 wrote:
By far, Prison Break, which coincidentally contains my all-time favorite season of television (Season 1).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWyrsCYVbHs


Very good indeed. BUT extremely generic. Sounds exactly like what I must have heard in literally dozens of movies in the last 10 years or so. If you check out any software in the last 5-6 years which provide "cinematic" loops or sounds (virtual instruments) - online the demos (almost) ALL sound exactly like this.

For example:

http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/ ... ntent=1893

A mixture of large and powerful ethnic drums playing syncopated a pattern in 16th notes, choirlike voices and staccato chords from a symphonic orchestra. I would have liked to hear something more going on there.


Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:51 pm
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"Scissor Sisters" Filthy/Gorgeous ATOC Vs. SuperBuddha remix from the U.S. remake of Kath & Kim


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A few more.

The Sopranos. Got that one in my Ipod. Got the album "Exile On Coldharbour Lane" by A3 (that it came from originally) and its excellent.

A few older ones:

Hill Street Blues
St Elsewhere
Cheers

And of course:

Cops

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My favorite, by quite a bit, is the instrumental theme for the old sitcom Sanford and Son.


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CasualDad wrote:
My favorite, by quite a bit, is the instrumental theme for the old sitcom Sanford and Son.

Best rendition ever?

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"Cleveland Rocks" on the Drew Carey Show.


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Hawaii Five-O


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On topic: the theme song I like most on TV right now is the opening to Game of Thrones.

Have a listen.

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Oh dude... yes. Yes. I've seen at least four full episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond and totally agree. It's on TV Land... awwwwwwwwwwwww so fucking bad. And mean-spirited. Just horrible and unfunny and, like you, I don't know why anyone would actually watch and/or like it. Fucking terrible. One of the worst sitcoms I've ever seen. I'm glad that The King of Queens is ranked alongside as totally unwatchable. Another fucking terrible sitcom. What the hell, CBS?

There have been sitcoms that I liked: Cheers, as stated. My wife loves that one with Jason Segel and Doogie (I forgot the name and had to look it up: it's called 'How I Met Your Mother') and even though that's no good (the lead actor is a pussy... sorry to all 'pussies' and 'fans of the show') it's still not terrible. People tell me 'The Office' is good but, well, no thanks.

Sitcoms! There aren't that many good ones. Clearly. I have no doubt 'Hope & Faith' is good because statistics tell me that the meeting ground between quality and public acceptance must yield at least some truth to the statement "Some sitcoms are good."

I watched "Frasier" when it was on in the early, early morning. It was the only thing on when I was getting ready for work. Not bad. Kelsey Gramma/er played the character as an effete gay man that was dating women because he didn't want to disappoint his father. Or so says me.

Also: I liked the Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie. Great? Not at all. Entertaining and with a great scenery-chewing performance from Paul "Please Stop Calling Me Pee Wee Herman" Reubens. I own it, in fact. Bought it for something like ~$5.00 from a Wal-Mart.

The television show? Brilliant. Save for the fourth season which sucked.


A while back TVland was showing two back to back episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond. I've been on record as not liking that show, finding it to be not teh least bit funny/ Yet I wonddred for a brief moment if maybe I was missing something. So I tried again. Should have listened to my first inclination. I didn't laugh once. I eventually shut it off about 15 minutes in.

King Of Queens is very slightly better. The show as a whole is pretty lame. But there have been individual moments that have succeeded in making me laugh. On the times when I tried to watch Raymond, I didn't laugh at all.

In general most sitcoms range from mediocre to flat out awful. I'm curious about Parks And Recreation. But most of the sitcoms on right now spark no interest.

Trying to think of intelligently written and put together sitcoms in my lifetime the ones that come to mind are: All In The Family, Cheers, The Cosby Show, Night Court, The Golden Girls, Barney Miller, Frasier, Newsradio and Sports Night (although that last one is more of a dramedy than a sitcom). And while I will admit to a guilty pleasure enjoyment of Happy Days, Roseanne, The Fresh Prince, Home Improvement, Martin and Norm, that's all they are. Calling them anything else would be flat out wrong.

As for Two And A Half Men, the less said about it at this point the better. It used to be funny. It isn't now. It should have ended when Charlie Sheen left if not a season sooner.

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Community's a really good modern sitcom, at least for the first three seasons or so. It's not shot like a sitcom and it's a lot smarter than a sitcom, but it's a half hour comedy on TV, so it's a sitcom. The first season has a hump of maybe six or seven episodes where all the characters are still getting introduced, and I think it really flowers from there.

Parks & Rec is really good, too, though it also has its own early hump to get over. It follows the same general pattern as the American version of The Office (also a great show): the first season is really short and kind of derivative, and the show finds its voice after that.

So yeah. Community, Parks & Rec, and The Office are all good modern sitcom recommendations.

I do like Frasier, which is a good thing, because it seems like it's always on whenever I'm somewhere that has cable.

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I think King Of Queens is a pretty good show, though I am surprised it lasted so long, same w Frasier and Raymond were OK and gave me some laughs, but they're far from my favorites.

I find most sitcoms pretty funny as they're my favorite type of TV show, I strongly disagree that it's flat-out "wrong" to see sitcoms as anything other then a guilty pleasure.

I'd personally much rather watch most sitcoms over really dark TV shows like Breaking Bad and most anything on HBO, I just don't like those types of ultra-violent and disturbing shows, as I usually find the characters far too unlikeable to give a damn about the story, so I just can't bring myself to watch them for long.

There's quite a few modern sitcoms I enjoy like Whitney, 2 Broke Girls, Big Bang Theory, New Girl. How I Met Your Mother etc.

Don't find the Office funny at all, never got what the big deal about that show was, Parks and Rec is OK but not something I watch all the time.


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It's almost cliche to say (kind of like saying The Godfather is the best movie of all time)...but Seinfeld is the greatest sitcom of all time. I'd rather watch reruns of the two greatest characters ever written (Kramer and Costanza) for the 1000th time, than any comedy show today.


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