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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
Bewitched
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.

4 comments:

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.