Favorite Sitcom Theme Songs for the TV Generation
Are you part of the TV generation?
Are you a member of the TV generation? If you're a Baby Boomer (born between 1946 and 1964) then you are! We were the first generation to grow up with TV as a major influence in our lives, and the first to spend a significant part of our daily lives watching TV. Remember the first wave of sitcoms like Leave it to Beaver and The Andy Griffith Show? Or the 70's gems like The Bob Newhart Show and Room 222?
Sitcoms back then were, in my opinion, much more cleverly created and had better writers than their counterparts of today - generally speaking, of course. Not to mention that the quality of acting in 50's, 60's and 70's sitcoms was superior to most in today's shows. But more than that, it was the episodes' themes back then that caught our attention and provided hours of enjoyment. No sex or drug use or dysfunctional families back then, no siree! Just a wholesome dose of hilarity and good clean fun!
Perhaps what we, the TV generation, remember most about our sitcom watching days when we were kids are the theme songs to our favorite shows. Hearing those old tunes again can bring back a flood of memories and make you feel like you should dust off your fondue set (in harvest gold, of course), fire up the old lava lamp and pull up a chair!
So why don't you do just that, and take a stroll down memory lane (perhaps in your penny loafers or your bell bottoms) with this collection of TV sitcom theme songs from the good old days! Then, be sure to vote for YOUR favorite theme song when you're done! Enjoy!
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Remember the naïve innocence of the Dick Van Dyke show? They weren't even allowed to have a double bed in Rob and Laura's room!
The Beverly Hillbillies
This show was typical of the many silly and outlandish sitcoms from this era. And who could forget the song? Black Gold!! Yeeeehaaa!
Didn't you wonder why Ginger and Mrs. Howell had all those clothes with them for a three hour tour? And that radio seemed to have batteries in it that magically worked for YEARS!!
The Addams Family
Creepy and crazy, the Addams family was a classic! My favorite was Lerch.
Another nutty sitcom with zany characters. Gotta love it!
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
And who could forget groovy Mary Richards? A single woman out on her own! What a concept! And you've just gotta watch her toss the hat!
The Brady Bunch
No TV sitcoms theme collection would be complete without the dear old Brady Bunch. (I think I was permanently traumatized when I found out Mr. Brady was gay)
Hope you have enjoyed your little sojourn back to a simpler time. Now answer the poll (please??), and tell us YOUR favorite sitcom theme song in the comments section!