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(Yahoo)   And the winner for "Best TV Theme Song Ever Is.......... 'Gilligan's Island'"   (tv.yahoo.com) divider line 289
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2013-04-12 11:47:46 AM

Godscrack: [pdxretro.com image 427x320]


Barney Miller, huh.  I'll call ...with Taxi
 
2013-04-12 11:49:11 AM
Knight Rider or Bosom Buddies
 
2013-04-12 11:51:55 AM
gunsmoke
 
2013-04-12 11:53:48 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIhEpjnaNlo

/farking light bulb monster


Reverend Horton Heat did a pretty decent version of this... plus Stop The Pigeon.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40FsKwX-K8U

/has the Saturday Morning CD
//lots of good ones on it.
 
2013-04-12 11:55:23 AM

FrancoFile: With Lyrics: WKRP

Without Lyrics: Rockford Files Johnny Quest


There ya go, FTFY
 
2013-04-12 11:57:09 AM
WHERE IS PERFECT STRANGERS ON THE LIST
 
2013-04-12 11:57:17 AM
 
2013-04-12 11:57:42 AM
Brisco County Jr. is the winner in the non-lyrical theme song category.

I believe Fox used it as well for some MLB
 
2013-04-12 11:59:08 AM

Sofa King Smart: Amusement: Staying home sick from school watching Gilligan's Island was a treat.  Theme song is good but there are better, Barney Miller, Hawaii 5-0 and the original Battle Star Galactica.

Gilligan's Island was full of veteran actors who seem to exactly fit the role, including Bob Denver as Gilligan.

Which reminds me..I've always wanted to spoof the show and have the character Gilligan killed in fourth episode.  Maybe a guy in the gorilla suit could take Gilligan's place, or one a robot.

[s22.postimg.org image 636x360]

In Mediocre Korea Jong-Un plays Gilligan.  He doesn't last after threatening to nuke Yankee Imperialists.

I LIKE this... instead of Gilligan's Island it could be Lil Kim's Island...  Lil Kim convinces the professor to make weapons instead of silly gadgets to make life more comfortable on the island or things to help them get rescued... he takes the Howell's money... let's them starve in a work camp...  Ginger obviously represents the frivolities of the American lifestyle (fame and money for being attractive, not for hard work)... the skipper probably represents China, always trying to control best Korea .. eventually they all get blown up by a foreign power... with a laugh track...


This is the kind of forward thinking that will destroy reality TV and bring about a third revolution in TV viewing, "awesome parodies".  Sadly, The Kardashians have taken your idea and ruined it.
 
2013-04-12 11:59:39 AM
Room 222

Route 66
 
2013-04-12 11:59:41 AM
Nadia's Theme from Y&R also hit the billboard charts for 22wks topping at #8 in late 1976.
/my lawn
 
2013-04-12 11:59:42 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIhEpjnaNlo

/farking light bulb monster


Ok, beat me to it, and oh hell yes on the lightbulb monster.  WOOOoooOOOoooOOOOooOOOOooooOOOO
 
2013-04-12 11:59:50 AM

Imsmarterthanyou: NOT ONE MACGYVER MENTION! BLASPHEMY!

/kidding
//kind of


+1

I started singing into myself the moment I clicked the link. My coworkers are giving me strange looks.
 
2013-04-12 12:02:33 PM

Riomp300: Peter Gunn theme wasnt even considered? Thats bullshiat.
http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=RMSi4x1ezEk


Oh, yeah!
 
2013-04-12 12:03:43 PM

Deep Contact: I loved the way the professor could magically pull out a book which has exactly the facts needed to fix or explain a particular problem they are having.


The best is when they are all listening to the radio and the broadcaster always  pauses his reporting to give the castaways a chance to speak, then continues on.
 
2013-04-12 12:04:04 PM
 
2013-04-12 12:04:42 PM
 
2013-04-12 12:04:52 PM

bedtundy: swangoatman: gunsmoke

BONANZA!!!!!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpUd9KecPa4


We got a right to pick a little fight
Bonanza!!!
Never get to sleep, buggerin' the sheep
all the live long day!
 
2013-04-12 12:06:13 PM

fat boy: Room 222

Route 66


Adam 12
 
2013-04-12 12:06:21 PM
Rawhide
Bonanza
Mission: Impossible
Beverly Hillbillies
Green Acres
Hogan's Heroes
Sanford and Son
M*A*S*H
Hawaii Five-oh
The Monkees
Animaniacs
Monty Python's Flying Circus (The Liberty Bell)
Benny Hill (Yakkity Sax)

CSS...I was channel surfing not long ago and landed on a classic TV network (not TV Land, but another one lurking in the digital sub-channel realm) showing a Beverly Hillbillies marathon. What struck me as odd is that the shows did NOT feature the classic "Ballad of Jed Clampett" for the openers/closers, just some very generic-sounding banjo bluegrass. The only thing I could think of was, maybe the estates of Flatt and/orScruggs didn't give their permission for re-release? But why? Anyway, for me it made the old shows slightly less fun, esp. the closing credits sequence...I fondly remember "waving back" to Granny etc. when I was just a tot and always feel the urge to do it again every time I see it.
 
2013-04-12 12:07:40 PM

Mateorocks: Miami Vice was so cool its first season soundtrack went #1.

/you had to be there.


I was, and it was. Radio stations played it. It was badass, and padded shoulders, and gelled hair, and so very, very 80's.
 
2013-04-12 12:08:16 PM

Cream of Meat: With Lyrics:  Thundercats, Perfect Strangers, WKRP (as noted above)

W/O:  Quantum Leap, MacGyver


yeah, born in the 80's


Y'know, it isn't really well remembered, but there was an updated version of the QL Theme for the final season that sucked more than 8 guys blowing 9 guys.

In one of the only good edits ever made for syndication, the crappy disco/techno/whatever version of the Quantum Leap theme was replaced on all episodes by the classic version.

http://www.myspace.com/video/the-weave/quantum-leap-season-5-intro/3 02 1391
 
2013-04-12 12:14:17 PM
No Hogan's Heros? The Avengers?

FAIL
 
2013-04-12 12:15:42 PM

Wellon Dowd: [i.imgur.com image 850x637]


I am certain this photo is responsible for early sex doll design.
/FAP
 
2013-04-12 12:17:52 PM

batlock666: Best instrumental theme: The Persuaders.


Link
 
2013-04-12 12:18:35 PM

Tom_Slick: Nick Nostril: / Barbara Eden FTW... Yum.

Sorry when it comes to supernatural 1960s ladies, Elizabeth Montgomery wins.


Sorry, but while Elizabeth is quite nice, she's not even in the same league as Barbara....

Looks at the oldest image of Elizabeth I could quickly find, (yes, before her death at 62), and at Barbara now at 78, and still Barbara aged gracefully and still an attractive woman while Elizabeth went into mediocre range.
 
2013-04-12 12:21:06 PM
 
2013-04-12 12:22:36 PM

imfallen_angel: Tom_Slick: Nick Nostril: / Barbara Eden FTW... Yum.

Sorry when it comes to supernatural 1960s ladies, Elizabeth Montgomery wins.

Sorry, but while Elizabeth is quite nice, she's not even in the same league as Barbara....

Looks at the oldest image of Elizabeth I could quickly find, (yes, before her death at 62), and at Barbara now at 78, and still Barbara aged gracefully and still an attractive woman while Elizabeth went into mediocre range.


That's an '84, a terrible haircut and sweater. Look at the '94 on the same page:  http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/elizabeth-montgomery/images/10555986/titl e /elizabeth-montgomery-1994-photo

(gotta stick up for Elizabeth, very likely the way I discovered I like girls, before I even knew what that meant)

/TMI?
//my lawn, yada yada yada
///again
 
2013-04-12 12:24:58 PM
I'd put Cheers and Addams Family first.

Even Three's company is one that stuck due to it's tackiness.

Then you have the memorable tunes that just a couple of notes and most people knows what it is..

Knight Rider, The Bob Newhart show, Airwolf, and who can listen to Frank Sinatra's Love and Marriage without Al and Peggy jumping to mind.  Heck even The Facts of Life should be on this list.
 
2013-04-12 12:27:01 PM

NuclearPenguins: FrancoFile: With Lyrics: WKRP

Without Lyrics: Rockford Files

I came here to post exactly this. Thank you!



One more vote for WKRP.
 
2013-04-12 12:27:36 PM

pkjun: The only virtue of the Gilligan's Island theme is that it makes Emily Dickinson poems sound really, really silly. And even that grows tiresome real damn quick.


You can also sing all of Emily Dickinson's poems to the tune of "The Yellow Rose of Texas". Pretty silly and tiresome as well.

=]
 
2013-04-12 12:28:18 PM
(Theme from) The Monkees
 
2013-04-12 12:31:57 PM
List fails without "Love American Style".
 
2013-04-12 12:32:34 PM

chubby muppet: (Theme from) The Monkees


Banana Splits.
 
2013-04-12 12:32:36 PM

denverstevens: (gotta stick up for Elizabeth, very likely the way I discovered I like girls, before I even knew what that meant)


Oh, as I said, nothing really negative to say about Elizabeth, she is quite attractive, but let's not compare her to Barbara, they are completely different styles in many ways, and while one would probably claim to crawl through broken glass for Elizabeth in her prime, she still had more of a girl next door beauty.

Barbara was the nymph, a height in beauty that even today, few women could dare claim such of level of pure perfection of beauty.
 
2013-04-12 12:33:12 PM
Land of The Lost was pretty awesome too.
 
2013-04-12 12:38:31 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Oh, Those poor people.
 
2013-04-12 12:38:36 PM
Mickey Mouse Club!

/That one's for you Annette
 
2013-04-12 12:38:40 PM

serialsuicidebomber: NuclearPenguins: FrancoFile: With Lyrics: WKRP

Without Lyrics: Rockford Files

I came here to post exactly this. Thank you!


One more vote for WKRP.


The WKRP theme told you the premise of the show, without beating you over the head with it.

If WKRP was written like Gilligan's Island, Brady Bunch, Green Acres, etc. it would go
"Hey, I'm a radio producer
And I've worked in lots of places
Right now I'm in Cincinatti,
And this station is really weird

There's a permanently stoned beatnik
And a jive brother doing nights.
The chicks are really hot, the newsman's a dweeb, the sales guy is a letch
And the boss is scared of us all

Iiiii'm at WKRP in Cincinnnnnnnaaaaaati
 
2013-04-12 12:39:21 PM

muck4doo: List fails without "Love American Style".


Looooove, American Style! Something something red, white and blue-hoo-hoo YEAH!
 
2013-04-12 12:40:02 PM
T.V. party tonight!
T.V. party tonight!
T.V. party tonight!
T.V. party tonight!

We're gonna have a T.V. party tonight!

Alright!

We're gonna have a T.V. party alright!

Tonight!

We've got nothing better to do
Than watch T.V. and have a couple of brews

All our friends are gonna hang out here tonight

Alright!

We're gonna pass out on the couch alright

Tonight!

We've got nothing better to do
Than watch T.V. and have a couple of brews

Don't talk about anything else
We don't wanna know!
We're dedicated
To our favorite shows!

We sit glued to the T.V. set all night
And every night!
Why go into the outside world at all?
It's such a fright!

We've got nothing better to do
Than watch T.V. and have a couple of brews

T.V. news shows what it's really like out there
It's a scare!

You can go out if you want
We wouldn't dare!

We've got nothing better to do
Than watch T.V. and have a couple of brews

Don't talk about anything else
We don't wanna know!
We're dedicated
To our favorite shows!

I wouldn't be without my T.V. for a day
Or even a minute!

Don't even bother to use my brain anymore
There's nothing left in it!

We've got nothing better to do
Than watch T.V. and have a couple of brews

Wait a minute! My T.V. set doesn't work!
It's broken!
What are we gonna do tonight? This isn't fair!
We're hurtin'

We've got nothing left to do
With no T.V. and just a couple of brews

What are we gonna talk about?
I don't know!
We're gonna miss our favorite shows!
NO T.V. PARTY TONIGHT!
 
2013-04-12 12:40:10 PM
epguides.com
 
2013-04-12 12:43:56 PM

BadReligion: No love for Bosom Buddies? .


FTFY

/great show
//lousy song
 
2013-04-12 12:46:09 PM

catchow: muck4doo: List fails without "Love American Style".

Looooove, American Style! Something something red, white and blue-hoo-hoo YEAH!


It's where Happy Days came from.
 
2013-04-12 12:48:20 PM

Tom_Slick: Nick Nostril: / Barbara Eden FTW... Yum.

Sorry when it comes to supernatural 1960s ladies, Elizabeth Montgomery wins.


Tom, you missed the obvious. Tom Slick had a great theme song.

In his Thunderbolt Grease Slapper
he is on your tail
he won't quit
because there's no such word as fail to...
Tom Slick
TOM SLICK
 
2013-04-12 12:50:31 PM
I've had the Simon and Simon theme song stuck in my head for 30 years, so I'd have to vote for that one, I guess.
 
2013-04-12 12:54:10 PM

Persnickety: The opening to the Saturday morning Bugs Bunny show was memorable


Yep.

I like the old and new Galactica themes.
 
2013-04-12 12:55:42 PM
UFO and Space: 1999 have excellent instrumental scores.
 
2013-04-12 12:56:09 PM
Ohhhhh
Double O.
C-double O.
C-double O-L.
C-double O-L Mc.
Cool, Mc Cool.

Danger is his business
 
2013-04-12 12:56:15 PM
Fierfly


\Bring on the flames.
 
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