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That Muppet Show thread got me thinking about other TV show theme songs. What are some of your favorites?

Here's 3 of mine:

[color:"red"] Now, the world don't move to the beat of just one drum,

What might be right for you, may not be right for some.

A man is born, he's a man of means.

Then along come two, they got nothing but their jeans.

But they got, Diff'rent Strokes. It takes,

Diff'rent Strokes. It takes,

Diff'rent Strokes to move the world.

Everybody's got a special kind of story

Everybody finds a way to shine,

It don't matter that you got,

not alot,

So what,

They'll have theirs, and you'll have yours, and I'll have mine.

And together we'll be fine....

Because it takes, Diff'rent Strokes to move the world.

Yes it does.

It takes, Diff'rent Strokes to move the world.

AND

[color:"green"] I bet we been together for a million years,

And I bet we'll be together for a million more.

Oh, It's like I started breathing on the night we kissed,

And I can't remember what I ever did before.

What would we do baby, Without Us?

What would we do baby, Without Us?

And there ain't no nothing we can't love each other through.

What would we do baby, Without Us?

Sha la la la.

AND

[color:"blue"]Now this is the story all about how,

My life got flipped, turned upside down,

And I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there,

I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air.

In West Philadelphia I was born and raised

On the playground is where I spent most of my days.

Chillin' out, maxin', relaxin all cool,

And all shootin' some b-ball outside of the school.

When a couple of guys who were up to no good,

Started makin' trouble in my neighborhood.

I got in one little fight and my mom got scared,

And said "You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in bel Air."

I whistled for a cab, and when it came near,

The license plate said "fresh" and it had dice in the mirror.

If anything I could say that this cat was rare,

But I thought "Nah forget it, Yo home to Bel Air."

I pulled up to the house about seven or eight,

and I yelled to the cabby "Yo homes, smell ya later."

Looked at my kingdom, I was finally there,

To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air.

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Transformers

More than meets the eye

Transformers

Robots in Disguise

Transformers

Autobots wage their Battle

To destroy the evil forces

Of the Decepticons

Transformers

Transformers

Transformers

Transformers

More than meets the eye

and

In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem. If no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire, The A Team.

[Machine gun fire]

[Jeep crashing]

[bA kicking wooden door in]

[Cylon visor buzzing]

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The 70s had some classics, my favorites (I think they were both done by Quincy Jones) were Sanford & Son and Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids. I don't know if anyone remembers the short lived Saturday morning cartoon from the late 90s Space Goofs, but it had a totally rockin' theme song by Iggy Pop. My recent favorite is Schooly D's theme song to Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Great instrumental ones include Homicide, Oz and The Tick.

RnB

Nahhh, nahhh, nahhh, gonna have a good time!

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always had this stuck somewhere in the back of my head:

Astro Boy

Opening theme:

Soaring high in the sky,

He may be small but only in size.

AstroBoy, AstroBoy,

He is brave and gentle and wise!

Stronger Than all the rest,

this mighty robot will pass the test,

Oh villans fear him, so we cheer him,

The amazing AstroBoy!

When you need someone strong,

Our robot friend will never be long.

AstroBoy, AstroBoy,

He will try to right any wrong!

When there's danger near by,

No matter who, what, where, when or why.

He'll defend us, he'll defend us,

The amazing AstroBoy!

Closing theme:

Come and join us in a melody,

A song of happiness for you and me.

Sing of joy, sing about a boy,

Little hero, AstroBoy!

Come and join us in a fantasy,

We can all be heros, you and me.

Sing of joy, sing about a boy,

Little hero, AstroBoy!

Lighting up the way for all,

For soon he will fight for right,

Strong as steel and with a heart of gold.

Sing of glory,

Pour your heart our,

Your voices will be heard,

And it's raining out with love for all.

also love the theme music to (as BradM said) Barney Miller and more recently Law and Order

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MASH TV series - Suicide Is Painless ( Instrumental version )

Here's the lyrics from the movie:

Suicide Is Painless

Mike Altman & Johnny Mandell

Through early morning fog I see

Visions of the things to be

The pains that are withheld for me

I realize and I can see

That suicide is painless

It brings on many changes

And I can take or leave it if I please

Try to find a way to make

All our little joys relate

Without that ever present hate

But now I know that it's too late

And that suicide is painless

It brings on many changes

And I can take or leave it if I please

The game of life is hard to play

I'm going to lose it anyway

The losing card I'll someday lay

So this is all I have to say

That suicide is painless

It brings on many changes

And I can take or leave it if I please

The only way to win is cheat

And lay it down before I'm beat

And to another give a seat

For that's the only painless feat

'Cause suicide is painless

It brings on many changes

And I can take or leave it if I please

The sword of time will pierce our skins

It doesn't hurt when it begins

But as it works it's way on in

The pain grow stronger watch it grin

For suicide is painless

It brings on many changes

And I can take or leave it if I please

A brave man once requested me

To answer questions that are key

Is it to be or not to be

And I replied "Oh why ask me."

Cause suicide is painless

It brings on many changes

And I can take or leave it if I please;

And you can do the same thing if you please.

All In The Family - Those Were The Days: Written by Charles Stouse and Lee Adams

Boy the way Glen Miller played,

songs that made the hit parade,

guys like us we had it made,

those were the days,

and you know where you were then,

girls were girls and men were men,

mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again,

didn't need no welfare states

everybody pulled his weight,

gee our old Lasalle ran great,

those were the days!

The Honeymooners Theme - written by Jackie Gleason

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I always loved the Simpsons parody of the All In The Family theme song ...

Boy, the way the Bee Gees played

Movies John Travolta made

Guessing how much Elvis weighed

Those were the days

And you knew where you were then

Watching shows like Gentle Ben

Mister, we could use a man like Sherrif Lobo again

Disco Duck and Fleetwood Mac

Playing out of our eight-track

Michael Jackson still was black

Those were the days!

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A few more that I love;

WKRP In Cincinnati - by Tom Wells and Hugh Wilson

Baby, if you've ever wondered,

Wondered whatever became of me,

I'm living on the air in Cincinnati,

Cincinnati, WKRP.

Got kind of tired packing and unpacking,

Town to town and up and down the dial

Maybe you and me were never meant to be,

But baby think of me once in awhile.

I'm at WKRP in Cincinnati..

The Theme from Ren & Stimpy - which is basically an instrumental rave-up of Howlin' Wolf's " Killing Floor "

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ive always been partial to this one..

not exactly a tv show.

Willy Wonka:

[spoken]

Hold your breath

Make a wish

Count to three

[sung]

Come with me

And you'll be

In a world of

Pure imagination

Take a look

And you'll see

Into your imagination

We'll begin

With a spin

Traveling in

The world of my creation

What we'll see

Will defy

Explanation

If you want to view paradise

Simply look around and view it

Anything you want to, do it

Wanta change the world?

There's nothing

To it

There is no

Life I know

To compare with

Pure imagination

Living there

You'll be free

If you truly wish to be

If you want to view paradise

Simply look around and view it

Anything you want to, do it

Wanta change the world?

There's nothing

To it

There is no

Life I know

To compare with

Pure imagination

Living there

You'll be free

If you truly

Wish to be

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qqc, i got a great Wilco show where they open up with that soundclip, and jam out of it to start their show... nice stuff, if you're a wilco fan... if not, you'd probably not like it too much....

anyhoo...

i'm surprised no one's mentioned the Cheers! theme... i mean, given this place and all...

sometimes you wanna go

where everybody knows your name

and they're always glad you came

you know..

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*ahem*

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Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman.

All the world's waiting for you,

and the power you possess.

In your satin tights,

Fighting for your rights

And the old Red, White and Blue.

Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman.

Now the world is ready for you,

and the wonders you can do.

Make a hawk a dove,

Stop a war with love,

Make a liar tell the truth.

Wonder Woman,

Get us out from under, Wonder Woman.

All our hopes are pinned on you.

And the magic that you do.

Stop a bullet cold,

Make the Axis fall,

Change their minds, and change the world.

Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman.

You're a wonder, Wonder Woman.

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i also always loved the mr. dressup theme song. no words, but such an exciting piano piece! and OF COURSE, the inspiration to this whole thread, THE MUPPET SHOW THEME SONG!!! years ago, one of the girls in my ballet class & i made up a dance to said song, complete with muppet-esque moves... it was pretty freakin' hilarious, especially taking into account the whole thing was done in tutus with pointe shoes. hahahaha

OH, and at blair & mudd's wedding, i caught one of the musicians busting into it on the beach! yet another highlight! as was the picture of mudd with a BEAUTIFUL 80's mullet, but that's a whole other thread....heehee

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I dare anyone to come up with the lyrics to the end theme for WKRP In Cincinnati by Detective (AKA The Scum Of The Earth) ... not the more familiar opening theme, but the totally incomprehensible theme that played over the end credits.

RnB

Actually, the end credits were jibberish, and done that way intentionally. They weren't done by Scum either - Michael Des Barres on vocals.

Here's what I found:

" The closing theme also has music by Tom Wells. The nonsense lyrics were probably mostly improvised by the singer. According to Steve Marshall at the Museum of Television and Radio's WKRP seminar (March 4, 1994), the singer of the closing theme was named Jimmy Ellis."

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A few more that I love;

WKRP In Cincinnati - by Tom Wells and Hugh Wilson

Baby, if you've ever wondered,

Wondered whatever became of me,

I'm living on the air in Cincinnati,

Cincinnati, WKRP.

Got kind of tired packing and unpacking,

Town to town and up and down the dial

Maybe you and me were never meant to be,

But baby think of me once in awhile.

I'm at WKRP in Cincinnati..

My personal Fav as well!

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I dare anyone to come up with the lyrics to the end theme for WKRP In Cincinnati by Detective (AKA The Scum Of The Earth) ... not the more familiar opening theme, but the totally incomprehensible theme that played over the end credits.

RnB

Actually, the end credits were jibberish, and done that way intentionally. They weren't done by Scum either - Michael Des Barres on vocals.

Here's what I found:

" The closing theme also has music by Tom Wells. The nonsense lyrics were probably mostly improvised by the singer. According to Steve Marshall at the Museum of Television and Radio's WKRP seminar (March 4, 1994), the singer of the closing theme was named Jimmy Ellis."

Really? I could swear I read that it was by Detective. Ah well, guess you can't always believe what you read ...

RnB

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"There's a voice that keeps on calling me.

Down the road. That's where I'll always be.

Oh, every stop I make, I make a new friend.

Can't stay for long. Just turn around, and I'm gone again.

Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down.

Until tomorrow, I'll just keep movin' on.

So, if you want to join me for awhile,

just grab your hat, and we'll travel light. That's hobo style.

Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down.

Until tomorrow, I'll just keep movin' on.

Until tomorrow, the whole world is my home."

That dog was so damn cool, he could drive a car!!!

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help the handicaped

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even walk OTHER DOGS!!!

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