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What are your 3 favorite original television series themes?

  1. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 3 years ago

    What are your 3 favorite original television series themes?

  2. The Examiner-1 profile image75
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    I liked themes that used on the series The Green Hornet; Emergency; Dr. Who.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Those are all good ones! I especially liked the Green Hornet one.

    2. Rod Marsden profile image74
      Rod Marsdenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It is hard to go past The Green Hornet (a Jazzed up version of a snippet from The  Flight of the Bumble Bee) or Dr. Who.

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    swilliamsposted 3 years ago

    1. Gomer Pyle, 2. Twilight Zone,& Laverne & Shirley, they had a good theme song too.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Gomer Pyle! I remember seeing that show!

    2. Rod Marsden profile image74
      Rod Marsdenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I hated the show Laverne and Shirley but I always thought the theme song great. Loved the use of Jazz to beef up the original Twilight Zone theme music.

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      swilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "Surprise! Surprise Surprise!" That's what Gomer used to say played by Jim Nabors. He had a great voice too.

    4. Rod Marsden profile image74
      Rod Marsdenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yep! So I take it I'm Gomer Pyle's long suffering sergeant Carter. Strangely enough, I can live with that. Ha!

  4. Rod Marsden profile image74
    Rod Marsdenposted 3 years ago

    This is tough. I'd have to say Skippy the Bush Kangaroo because you have the beautiful bush setting I knew and loved as a kid plus the galloping music, the first Doctor Who because of the haunting and innovative electronic music and use of what was then strange electronic visuals (I think they used a feedback loop to fantastic effect), Get Smart because of the wonderful use of those bizarre doors and the music gallops along nicely too.

    So we have Skippy (Australia.) Doctor Who (Britain) and Get Smart (USA).

    Now If I was only looking at Australia I'd say Skippy, the original Homicide of the '60s and A Country Practice.

    Now if I was only looking at Britain I'd say Doctor Who, New Tricks and Ballykissangel.

    Now if I was only looking at the USA I'd say Get Smart, The Green Hornet and Dexter.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh gosh, I've never seen Skippy! Now you have me very curious about it.

    2. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with New Tricks too, very catchy.

    3. Rod Marsden profile image74
      Rod Marsdenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Jodah very catch. The guy who sang the opening song to New Tricks is actually one of the grumbling old ex-coppers in the show. The one with the ex-wives who remain the loves of his life.

  5. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 3 years ago

    TheTwilght Zone, Dr Who, Gilligan"s Island

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Cool!

  6. DrMark1961 profile image100
    DrMark1961posted 3 years ago

    Now who out there does not remember the theme song from Batman and Robin?
    da-da-da-da-da-da-da-Batman!!!
    Okay, the words may have been a little lacking, but it sure stuck in your mind. Kind of like that last song on the radio in the morning. It doesnt have to be good, just repeated over and over.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I do and I love it!

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image75
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Whoever wrote the music for Batman must have also written music for Emergency! for I hear it in the background of their show. I like their show better.

  7. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    That's a tough one, bethperry. There are so many I love. My first is "Cheers," then "The Brady Bunch," and I must add "Superman." Do you remember that one?
    "Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap buildings in a single bound, look . . up in the sky . . it's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman . . ." (I actually know the whole thing which is so strange and geeky)
    I'd also have to add "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and "The Partridge Family."

    1. Rod Marsden profile image74
      Rod Marsdenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Adventures of Superman did have a great opening. I like the send-up movies of The Brady Bunch a lot more than I did the show. I really like the end of prohibition clips in the Cheers opening.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image75
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It was '...able to leap TALL buildings...' and 'it's - Superman!'

    3. Rod Marsden profile image74
      Rod Marsdenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Adventures of Superman was the name of the show.

    4. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I love the Cheers theme!

 
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