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AdLib On July - 21 - 2012

Just a few notes from the beginning of a tv show’s theme song can trigger a flood of nostalgia from your past. For this weekend’s theme, we go back to the theme songs of tv shows that were classics for us. Whether they’re just a few years old or decades old, share the opening music for shows that were among your faves.

I’m going back to the ’60’s and ’70’s to start things off, when opening music for tv shows seemed to be so iconic (and most of which have been remade as films or new tv series). My first selection is from a cult show, the forerunner of the X Files and many other shows that used supernatural stories (the opening is actually so amazingly tame and spartan):

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Mission Impossible

The Wild, Wild West

The Six Million Dollar Man

Hawaii 5-0

The Prisoner

Categories: Music Thread

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. bito says:


    Frasier theme tune -- Kelsey Grammer

  2. bito says:

    JOHNNY RIVERS -- Secret Agent Man 1966

    Theme From Peter Gunn (Mancini, 1958)

  3. LFer says:

    Petticoat Junction

  4. LFer says:

    Captain Kangaroo

  5. LFer says:

    Looney Tunes

  6. LFer says:

    M -- I -- C -- K -- E -- Y
    You know the rest.

  7. LFer says:

    Green Acres

  8. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour;

    This show shook up the “establishment,” not to mention the censors.

  9. AdLib says:

    The Carol Burnett Show

    Love American Style

    That Girl

  10. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir;

  11. AdLib says:

    Comedy tonight!

    Curb Your Enthusiasm


    The Office

  12. LFer says:

    Hogan’s Heroes

  13. AdLib says:

    A sci-fi set:

    Star Trek -- The Next Generation

    This really creeped me out when I was a kid:

    The Outer Limits

    My Favorite Martian

  14. Not really a song, but a cool intro. The original;

  15. AdLib says:

    The Dick Van Dyke Show

    The Honeymooners

    My Three Sons

    The Patty Duke Show

  16. AdLib says:

    This military set’s dedicated to the recently departed Ernest Borgnine…

    McHale’s Navy

    Gomer Pyle

    F Troop

  17. Khirad says:

    Twin Peaks


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