TV Theme Songs or Intros .....

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi everybody!

    Remember when TV Shows actually had THEME SONGS???

    They really don't have theme songs anymore. Too much room taken up by commercials.

    So in connection with our other thread -- about phrases and slogans --

    I was wondering if y'all had any interest in this thread??

    For example:

    "Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed
    A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed ..."

    "_____ _____ is the place for me.
    Farm livin' is the life for me.
    Land spreadin' out so far and wide
    Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside."

    "I'm a pickin'
    And I'm a grinnin'."

    "There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space, ..."

    "Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the ..."

    Good luck guessing .......

    and keep it going! (if you want to :D)

    Hugs, Diane
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  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Number two is Green Acres with Eva Gabor (Zsa Zsa's sister) and Eddie Albert.
    I think the Roseanne show did a parody of the opening one time. (Some
    folks didn't like it, and said it should have been Barred.)

    Number 4 looks like Twilight Zone, Rod Serling's masterpiece.

    I'll leave the rest for the other contestants. Cool game.

  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Thanks Rock! Glad you like the game! :cool:

    I LOVE The Twilight Zone. I still find reruns (usually during three-day holiday weekends), when I see episodes I don't remember seeing before, or maybe I've never seen before. Rod Serling did have a "masterpiece."

    I'll keep it going, with more --------

    "________, Meet the ________.
    They're the modern stone age family.
    From the town of Bedrock,
    They're a page right out of history."

    "Well we're movin on up,
    To the east side.
    To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
    Movin on up,
    To the east side.
    We finally got a piece of the pie."

    Just sit right back
    And you'll hear a tale
    A tale of a fateful trip,
    That started from this tropic port,
    Aboard this tiny ship.

    "Here's the story of a lovely lady
    who was bringing up three very lovely girls
    all of them had hair of gold, like their mother.
    the youngest one in curls."

    "Boy the way Glen Miller played
    Songs that made the hit parade.
    Guys like us we had it made,
    Those were the days."

    "Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got.
    Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
    Wouldn't you like to get away?
    Sometimes you want to go
    Where everybody knows your name..."

    "We're goin' hoppin' (Hop)
    We're goin' hoppin' today
    Where things are poppin' (Pop)
    The Philadelphia way
    We're gonna drop in (Drop)
    On all the music they play
    On the ________ (________)"

    Good luck, keep guessing -- and ADD MORE OF YOURS!

    Hugs, Diane :cool:
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Number 6 must be the Flintstones, the first prime time cartoon.
    Number 7 sounds like the Jeffersons.
    Number 8 is Gilligan's Island.

    Looking back, I seldom saw those shows.

    My favorite TV show theme song was written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans:
    Bonanza. Except I have seen some sources recently that say David Rose was

    Livingston and Evans wrote several pop hits: Que Sera, Sera; Silver Bells,
    Mona Lisa, Tammy, Buttons and Bows. I've read they won multiple
    Oscars (anywhere from 2 to 4).

    David Rose was a musician, band leader, composer. Was on the Red Skelton
    show for many years. Wrote The Stripper. I met him a couple decades ago
    in Hollywood.

    Here's Johnny:

  5. Willow77

    Willow77 Active Member

    1. Beverley Hill Billies
    2. Green Acres
    3. Hee Haw
    4. ?
    5. the star ship enterprise. Star Trek
    6. Flintstones
    7. Jeffersons
    8. Gilligans Island
    9. Brady Bunch
    10. The show with Archie Bunker. I cant remember the name
    11. Cheers
    12. ?

    I loved watching Hee Haw when I was a kid. I thought Minnie Pearl with the price tag on her hat and saying "Hooowdee." was so cool. I had never heard country music before.
  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good game Diane!
    Number 10. is "All in the Family" I think the others are answered.


    13. "This is it, this is life, the one you get so go and have a ball"

    14. "What would we do baby without us"

    15. "Who can turn the world on with a smile"

    16. "This is the city" (not a song)

    17. "A horse is a horse, of course, of course"

    18. "Like sands through the hour glass"

    19. "Nadia's Theme"

    20. "You take the good you take the bad, you take them both
    and there you have...."
  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Who can turn the world on with her smile? Mary Tyler Moore, of course. She
    tossed her hat in the air at the corner where the two biggest dept stores in Minneapolis
    were located. There's a statute of her there today. (I used to work a few blocks
    down the street. There is a statute there too. It's in the City Hall: The
    Father of the Waters.)

    A horse is a horse is the talkative Mr. Ed. Song by Livingston and Evans (mentioned
    above) and sung by Jay Livingston himself.

    Like sands through the hour glass of time; Days of our Lives. Reminds me
    of the post WW II movie The Best Years of Our Lives. Won a handful
    of Oscars.

    One of the most unusual themes for a TV show was used on Alfred
    Hitchcock Presents: Funeral March of a Marionette by Charles Gounod.
    Gounod was an extremely prolific French composer. His works include
    the opera Faust and the Ave Maria (based on Bach).

    Willow, I first saw Minni Pearl about 1957 at the General Conference of the
    Methodist Church. I guess she was invited to add some fun to the proceedings.
    And she did. Her mama was with her. I read her biography decades ago.
    She really wasn't the country hick she pretended to be. She went to college.


  8. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all --

    We missed ONE, from my original posts:

    Number 12: BANDSTAND BOOGIE, Barry Manilow

    I LOVED watching American Bandstand with Dick Clark. :)

    ROCK, I never knew that Bonanza had LYRICS! That was cool to see and hear! :)

    OOOOH, Nadia's Theme, I loved it. The Young and the Restless.

    13. "This is it, this is life, the one you get so go and have a ball" ONE DAY AT A TIME

    20. "You take the good you take the bad, you take them both
    and there you have...." THE FACTS OF LIFE

    Enjoying this thread .......

    Diane :)
  9. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member


    "Overture, curtains, lights,
    This is it, the night of nights
    No more rehearsing and nursing a part
    We know every part by heart....."

    "Meet George _____
    His boy, Elroy
    Daughter Judy
    Jane, his wife"

    "Come ride the little train that is rolling down the tracks to the junction.
    Forget about your cares, it is time to relax at the junction.
    Lotsa curves, you bet
    Even more, when you get
    To the junction
    (_____ _____)"

    "They're creepy and they're kooky,
    Mysterious and spooky,
    They're all together ooky,
    _____ _____ _____"

    "The end of the Civil War was near
    When quite accidentally,
    A hero who sneezed abruptly seized
    Retreat and reversed it to victory.

    His medal of honor pleased and thrilled
    his proud little family group.
    While pinning it on some blood was spilled
    And so it was planned he'd command _____ _____"

    Have fun! Good luck!

    Diane :)
  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    b) The Jetsons

    c) Petticoat Junction

    d) The Addams Family

    e) F Troop
  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    How about adding some sign offs from old radio days and early tv shows:

    "Good night and God bless"

    "Good night Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are"

    "America's the greatest land of all..." (and then she blew a kiss).

    "Miami audiences are the best audiences in the world!"

    "I'll Be Seeing You" (he ended every show singing/playing this).

  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Red Skelton, Jimmy Durante, Dinah Shore, Jackie Gleason, and I don't know.

    HaHa! I'm old enough that I remember when radio had programs. I used
    to listen while doing my homework. Multitasking; only there was no such
    word at the time. Actually, one can get a lot done during the commercials.

    Barry Manilow struck me as kinda strange. I saw him once on TV. He was
    so stiff I thought he must be a robot or a relative of Ed Sullivan.

    Diane, did you know that Lorne Green could sing? I used to have a couple
    records of same. There is a video on youtube of him singing the Bonanza
    song, but the tempo is way too fast. Probably the fault of the conductor or
    the producer.

  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, You are correct. A clue about the last one. He had a brother named George. GB

    and what is the one that started, "This is the city, Los Angeles California, I carry a badge......."
  14. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Rock, I did not know that, about Lorne Greene!

    See what I learn here on PH! :)

    Great idea, about adding radio shows, GB.

    OOOOH -- "This is the city....": DRAGNET????

    Here's a couple more TV songs:

    "Love, exciting and new
    Come Aboard. We're expecting you.
    And Love, life's sweetest reward.
    Let it flow, it floats back to you...."

    "Hello world, here's a song that we're singin'
    Come on, get happy
    A whole lotta lovin' is what we'll be bringin'
    We'll make you happy ..."

    "Here we come, walkin'
    Down the street.
    We get the funniest looks from
    Ev'ry one we meet.
    Hey, hey, we're the _____"

    "Baby, if you've ever wondered,
    Wondered whatever became of me,
    I'm living on the air in __________,
    __________, ____."

    "Meet Cathy, who's lived most everywhere,
    From Zanzibar to Barclay Square.
    But Patty's only seen the sight.
    A girl can see from Brooklyn Heights --
    What a crazy pair!

    But they're cousins,
    Identical cousins all the way.
    One pair of matching bookends,
    Different as night and day."

    Good luck, friends! I'll be back later, to read, guess, and maybe post more.

    Hugs, Diane
  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    More of 'um:

    Who said this and what was the name of the show?

    "Well I'll be a dirty bird"

    "Wee doggie"

    "Mom liked you best"

    "Say goodnight Gracie"

    "Oh, Rob!"



    "To the moon, Alice, to the moon"

    "I got you babe"
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  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    f) Loveboat

    g) The Partridge Family

    h) The Monkees

    i) WKRP in Cincinnati

    j) Patty Duke Show
  17. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member



    Good one GB!


    PS: YOU ARE GREAT AT THIS GAME, GB!!!!!!!!!!! Woo Hoo!
  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    If I had a nickle for every tv show I've seen I'd be super rich Diane!

  19. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    That would make two of us, GB! :D
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  20. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Maybe I can stump y'all with these???? LOL

    Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage,
    Go together like a horse and carriage,
    This I tell ya brother, you can't have one without the other.

    Yes, No, Maybe,
    I don't know,
    Can you repeat the question?

    You're not the boss of me now
    You're not the boss of me now
    You're not the boss of me now
    And you're not so big

    Come and knock on our door. We've been waiting for you.
    Where the kisses are hers and hers and his, _____ _____ too.

    One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
    Schlemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated.
    We're gonna do it!


    that's it for now!

    Diane :)