Sunday, June 21, 2009

One more new poll: Best 1960s sitcom theme instrumental

Here's another lucky eleven choices, 1960's sitcom themes without lyrics.

The Andy Griffith Show
Captain Kangaroo
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Get Smart
Hogan's Heroes
I Dream of Jeannie
Leave It To Beaver
The Munsters
My Three Sons
That Girl

This leaves out a lot of great tunes. I dropped The Bullwinkle Show and Gomer Pyle USMC from the list to put in My Three Sons and Captain Kangaroo. I know the Captain isn't technically a sitcom, but that's a great theme song and it deserves to be on the list.

A lot of these are very memorable and you won't need to click on them to remember them, but I recommend a click on That Girl. The theme by the late Earl Hagen is a beautiful arrangement. I love the pizzicato strings.

For anyone who might ask if it's Dick York or Dick Sargent on the Bewitched link, please. I'm not a philistine.


CDP said...

I always liked the "My Three Sons" theme song, so it has my vote. And that's a bleeping valuable thing, I don't just bleeping give that away.

Matty Boy said...

I tell ya, it's bleeping golden!

dguzman said...

As soon as you mentioned instrumental sitcom themes, I immediately thought of the theme to "Family Affair." Pure greatness.

Still, a lot of greatness on this list (though I cried when you said you'd dropped Bullwinkle's theme--I LOVE THAT ONE).

I always used to sing along with the That Girl theme, just singing, over and over, "THAT...girl, THAT...girl, THAT...girl, THAT...girl!" Tee hee!

This is a tough one. I'll have to give it some thought before I vote.

Matty Boy said...

I want to make a website of opinion polls that have a wiki component so people can add their own favorite answers, like the old Jump The Shark used to do.