I am pretty sure nothing is better than the first season opening of Laverne and Shirley.
The factory shots are so depressing, played against the upbeat music.
And the two of them standing there as 100 bottles of beer go by is an amazing shot.
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I am pretty sure nothing is better than the first season opening of Laverne and Shirley.
The factory shots are so depressing, played against the upbeat music.
And the two of them standing there as 100 bottles of beer go by is an amazing shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||November 29, 2022 12:41 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 14, 2022 10:01 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 14, 2022 10:04 PM|
On Datalounge there is only one answer to that question.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 14, 2022 10:05 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 14, 2022 10:06 PM|
The Datalounge runner-up to Angie.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 14, 2022 10:07 PM|
The jazzy opening score by Hoyt Curtain and the exciting imagery by Doug Wildey for Jonny Quest.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||November 14, 2022 10:29 PM|
this was good, esp given the lyrics of the song
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 14, 2022 10:34 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 14, 2022 10:43 PM|
The White Lotus
|by Anonymous||reply 9||November 14, 2022 10:46 PM|
The Sopranos, good pick
|by Anonymous||reply 10||November 14, 2022 10:50 PM|
Grand sweeping theme, everybody dressed to the nines, a mansion that looked like money and the original twirl.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||November 14, 2022 10:51 PM|
"The Shining" (1981 - 1988)
|by Anonymous||reply 12||November 14, 2022 10:53 PM|
One For the Road
|by Anonymous||reply 13||November 14, 2022 10:58 PM|
Hawaii 5-O, the original one.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||November 14, 2022 11:03 PM|
[quote] On Datalounge there is only one answer to that question.
FIFY. (See below.)
|by Anonymous||reply 15||November 14, 2022 11:07 PM|
Charlie’s Angels season 4 starring Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, David Doyle AND SHELLEY HACK!!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||November 14, 2022 11:07 PM|
Actually, this one's better, esp. at the 30 second mark where Jack Lord spins around to face the camera with his "Blue Steel" stare.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||November 14, 2022 11:08 PM|
A personal favorite. But considering the starring actor, it could have been called "Lotsa Dick."
|by Anonymous||reply 18||November 14, 2022 11:09 PM|
Mary Hartman! Mary Hartman!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||November 14, 2022 11:10 PM|
The Bionic Woman starring the incandescent Lindsay Wagner!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||November 14, 2022 11:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||November 14, 2022 11:13 PM|
Nothing beats the original Hawaii Five-O.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||November 14, 2022 11:17 PM|
Space 1999 starring Martin Landau and Barbara Bain!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||November 14, 2022 11:18 PM|
Wonder Woman season 1 starring Lynda Carter and Lyle Waggoner.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||November 14, 2022 11:20 PM|
Hart to Hart
"Because when they met... it was MURDER"
|by Anonymous||reply 25||November 14, 2022 11:20 PM|
The opening number to “Phyllis” was a hat tip to Jerry Herman’s “Hello Dolly,” with an unexpected insult to Phyllis at the end. I thought it was a brilliant opening.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||November 14, 2022 11:21 PM|
Eight Is Enough
|by Anonymous||reply 27||November 14, 2022 11:24 PM|
Alice season 6 sung by the incandescent Linda Lavin
|by Anonymous||reply 28||November 14, 2022 11:24 PM|
Well it sure wasn't this, even though I'd love to vote for a gurl.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||November 14, 2022 11:25 PM|
Means I got to stay up late..
|by Anonymous||reply 30||November 14, 2022 11:25 PM|
Starsky & Hutch for the clip around 1:10.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||November 14, 2022 11:26 PM|
Greatest American Hero
The full length version is better but for this thread I figured it's only appropriate to post the television version of the song.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||November 14, 2022 11:26 PM|
A (forgotten?) icon.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||November 14, 2022 11:27 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 34||November 14, 2022 11:31 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 35||November 14, 2022 11:33 PM|
Fag + Dyke + Bathtub =
|by Anonymous||reply 36||November 14, 2022 11:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 37||November 14, 2022 11:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||November 14, 2022 11:36 PM|
Cagney & Lacey
|by Anonymous||reply 39||November 14, 2022 11:37 PM|
The Ghost And Mrs. Muir
|by Anonymous||reply 40||November 14, 2022 11:39 PM|
Hold me closer Tony Danza
|by Anonymous||reply 41||November 14, 2022 11:40 PM|
Kate & Allie
Just when you can finger your twat your friend joins in
|by Anonymous||reply 42||November 14, 2022 11:40 PM|
The Gold Standard
|by Anonymous||reply 43||November 14, 2022 11:41 PM|
bitches b slippin
|by Anonymous||reply 44||November 14, 2022 11:42 PM|
The Sex Boat
|by Anonymous||reply 45||November 14, 2022 11:42 PM|
How many openings inspired millions of gay boys to practice racing down a spiral staircase (whenever they happened to find one) and act delighted to see someone?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||November 14, 2022 11:43 PM|
My Sister Sam
Starring Pam Dawber and Rebecca Schaeffer
Song by Kim Carnes!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||November 14, 2022 11:47 PM|
Just when you think you can take off your pants and flick your bean, you can’t
|by Anonymous||reply 48||November 14, 2022 11:50 PM|
The Brady Bunch
|by Anonymous||reply 49||November 14, 2022 11:51 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 50||November 14, 2022 11:51 PM|
The Addams Family.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||November 15, 2022 12:05 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 52||November 15, 2022 12:10 AM|
Am I the only on who can’t get enough of this?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||November 15, 2022 12:21 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 54||November 15, 2022 12:23 AM|
This one makes me wanna go-go dance
|by Anonymous||reply 55||November 15, 2022 12:47 AM|
Batman: The Animated Series
|by Anonymous||reply 56||November 15, 2022 12:51 AM|
I think it's weird how the Angie intros are so food involved and also was a little whipped cream canister bit really that funny that they had to reshoot it for the second version.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||November 15, 2022 12:53 AM|
[quote]The opening number to “Phyllis” was a hat tip to Jerry Herman’s “Hello Dolly,” with an unexpected insult to Phyllis at the end. I thought it was a brilliant opening.
No, the song was a hat tip to "Mame," and the visuals were an homage to "The Wild Wild West."
|by Anonymous||reply 58||November 15, 2022 1:01 AM|
Bitches, please.... no one sings like Charlotte Rae... thread closed.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||November 15, 2022 1:09 AM|
R59 she looked great after losing weight into the second season.
Anyone else remember this? I’m not Canadian but I think TBS ran it in the late 80s.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||November 15, 2022 1:16 AM|
I think it's time to develop a joint understanding of what we mean when we say what is the [italic]best[/italic] TV show opening ever, [italic]based on music[/italic] and [italic] the actual filmed content[/italic]?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||November 15, 2022 1:21 AM|
True Blood and Six Feet Under were both exceptional.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||November 15, 2022 1:23 AM|
CPW: Season 1
|by Anonymous||reply 63||November 15, 2022 1:31 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 64||November 15, 2022 1:31 AM|
I loved the opening of each episode of Transparent. To me, it was a great Jewish story, told in serial form. I liked the second season best.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||November 15, 2022 1:33 AM|
The Jeffersons. “Weh-hell, were movin’ on up!”
|by Anonymous||reply 66||November 15, 2022 1:42 AM|
Here Come the Brides. 1968. Purely for the theme song. I can still recall it now I am in my 60s.
The show confirmed I was gay. Robert Brown, David Soul and Bobby Sherman as the three brothers, a visual treat. Robert Brown died two months ago at the age of 95.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||November 15, 2022 1:45 AM|
If we're considering shows from this century, I absolutely adore the opening of the new Interview with A Vampire AMC series.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||November 15, 2022 2:06 AM|
I can't believe no one has mentioned That Girl
|by Anonymous||reply 69||November 15, 2022 2:14 AM|
The best of the current shows. Sure, it completely rips off the opening credits from the movies "The Game" and "All Good Things", but I don't care -- it still slaps.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||November 15, 2022 2:18 AM|
Now all we need is for Pluto TV to take note of this thread and to create a station called "Bitchy gays' favorite theme songs." (minus the pretentious Succession).
|by Anonymous||reply 71||November 15, 2022 2:21 AM|
The Peacemaker opening sequence is a lot of fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||November 15, 2022 2:28 AM|
R58 has the original WWW opening where James West punches the dagger-wielding gal. *BOOM* I guess viewers didn’t like that so later years had the girl swooning from James’ kiss and leaning against a wall….no punch.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||November 15, 2022 2:29 AM|
Some of these shows suggested were videotaped and not filmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||November 15, 2022 2:30 AM|
Come on now. We'll have a gay old time!
|by Anonymous||reply 75||November 15, 2022 2:34 AM|
The Banana Splits. The Waltons.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||November 15, 2022 2:36 AM|
The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show
|by Anonymous||reply 77||November 15, 2022 2:39 AM|
Party of Five
|by Anonymous||reply 78||November 15, 2022 2:40 AM|
Perhaps the only TV show opening that gave me an instant erection.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||November 15, 2022 2:43 AM|
Pete and Pete
|by Anonymous||reply 80||November 15, 2022 2:45 AM|
I always get emotional hearing the Family Ties theme. It brings me back to childhood, but I’m not exactly sure why this particular theme does.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||November 15, 2022 2:52 AM|
Exotic and urbane.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||November 15, 2022 2:54 AM|
The show that had everything!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||November 15, 2022 2:56 AM|
Welcome Back Kotter for visual because I was spend part of my childhood in this area.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||November 15, 2022 2:56 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 85||November 15, 2022 2:58 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 86||November 15, 2022 3:01 AM|
[quote] I always get emotional hearing the Family Ties theme. It brings me back to childhood, but I’m not exactly sure why this particular theme does.
A big MARY on the Family Ties theme.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||November 15, 2022 3:01 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 88||November 15, 2022 3:04 AM|
Remington Steele, Seasons 1 & 2 (only).
|by Anonymous||reply 89||November 15, 2022 3:05 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 90||November 15, 2022 3:06 AM|
The Avengers, series 5 opening (1967)
|by Anonymous||reply 91||November 15, 2022 3:11 AM|
You knew it was going to be a great night of entertainment when this music started.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||November 15, 2022 3:13 AM|
Lost In Space -season three. Young John Williams at his best!
|by Anonymous||reply 93||November 15, 2022 3:15 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 94||November 15, 2022 3:15 AM|
Grand and sweeping, my ass R11.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||November 15, 2022 3:16 AM|
Land of the Giants (Season 1) Another Johnny Williams...
|by Anonymous||reply 96||November 15, 2022 3:16 AM|
The Avengers, series 4 opening is just as good. The closing credits are included.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||November 15, 2022 3:18 AM|
For me it’s MASH and Hawaii 50. My parents forced us to go to bed at 8 pm and I would listen to the opening theme of these shows as I fell asleep. All In The Family too. How has that not been mentioned?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||November 15, 2022 3:19 AM|
Here's another version of the Land of the Giants opener -split screen with both the first and second season visual (first season theme).
Did any other show have such a hot cast? Gary Conway, Don Matheson, Don Marshall...
|by Anonymous||reply 99||November 15, 2022 3:20 AM|
Emma, you still slay me.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||November 15, 2022 3:21 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 101||November 15, 2022 3:22 AM|
What’s the matter with you people? This should have been top of the list.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||November 15, 2022 3:24 AM|
I, Claudius opening credits
|by Anonymous||reply 103||November 15, 2022 3:26 AM|
Kath and Kim
|by Anonymous||reply 104||November 15, 2022 3:29 AM|
60 non-stop minutes across the tracks of your mind!
|by Anonymous||reply 105||November 15, 2022 3:30 AM|
X-Files. This premiered when I was in 5th grade and I would watch it in my room and turn the lights off during the opening credits to make it extra spooky.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||November 15, 2022 3:34 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 107||November 15, 2022 3:36 AM|
Airwolf for sure. The opening shot of Airwolf rising up and hovering while the screaming type music plays was so badass. Looks like a shark.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||November 15, 2022 3:39 AM|
Our Viv just sat back, shook her head and said, “Jesus, take the wheel!”
|by Anonymous||reply 109||November 15, 2022 3:40 AM|
Fresh Prince of Bel Air. It perfectly summarizes what the show is about.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||November 15, 2022 3:43 AM|
When it comes to witty lyrics, Mr Ed is among the top 10.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||November 15, 2022 3:44 AM|
Ultimate "Love Boat" Intro - Every Guest Star Ever (Almost)!!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||November 15, 2022 3:58 AM|
R5 well yeah when those two beat the Jefferson’s or Laverne & Shirley you know the DL is just a little bit…skewed.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||November 15, 2022 4:00 AM|
Rhoda Season 4. Season 5 was fine until the sax came in.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||November 15, 2022 4:01 AM|
My first crush on an older man. Friday nights my dad watched this.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||November 15, 2022 4:03 AM|
Still makes me smile and sing along
|by Anonymous||reply 116||November 15, 2022 4:13 AM|
The opening monologue in Sonny and Cher, where Sonny makes fun of Cher's nose and Cher makes fun of Sonny's shortness.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||November 15, 2022 4:15 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 118||November 15, 2022 4:17 AM|
R114, Seriously? Rhoda, Season FOUR, but not season 5?
|by Anonymous||reply 119||November 15, 2022 4:21 AM|
R41 I never realized (the less talented) Susan Saint James was billed first. I thought they did a Laverne & Shirley /cheers thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||November 15, 2022 4:35 AM|
Baywatch. I don’t even like the beach and this made me want to go to a California beach.
Newmie was my favorite lifeguard.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||November 15, 2022 4:36 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 122||November 15, 2022 4:37 AM|
Game of thrones
|by Anonymous||reply 123||November 15, 2022 4:37 AM|
True Blood. Kind of a long intro, but it captured the environment the show took place in- Southern, church, racists, poor people, dead things, skanky dancing, humid weather, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||November 15, 2022 4:45 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 125||November 15, 2022 4:51 AM|
This is the best.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||November 15, 2022 4:54 AM|
I never liked the show but I love the Bob Newhart opening, especially how the music takes a melancholic turn.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||November 15, 2022 4:56 AM|
One Life to Live
|by Anonymous||reply 128||November 15, 2022 5:10 AM|
I'm surprised that no one's mentioned the original "The Equalizer." Damn, that man was so fine.
So many good shows mentioned. What a great thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||November 15, 2022 5:23 AM|
I really miss Newhart. That fine buttoned down mind. What a wizard.
Okay, back to the topic at hand.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||November 15, 2022 5:29 AM|
Dave Koz & the mid-1990s "Faces of the Heart" opening to General Hospital. (best update/reimagining of a soap theme/opening, ever)
|by Anonymous||reply 131||November 15, 2022 5:35 AM|
From Season #01…
|by Anonymous||reply 132||November 15, 2022 5:43 AM|
"Fame," season 1 opening credits:
|by Anonymous||reply 133||November 15, 2022 5:43 AM|
I'm partial to this one, myself.
The Good Fight
|by Anonymous||reply 134||November 15, 2022 5:44 AM|
She had style! She had flair! She was there!
|by Anonymous||reply 135||November 15, 2022 5:44 AM|
CBS series from the 1977–78 television season (finished in the Top 30!)…
|by Anonymous||reply 136||November 15, 2022 5:45 AM|
Vanderpump Rules, Seasons 1 & 2.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||November 15, 2022 5:48 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 138||November 15, 2022 5:49 AM|
… “In a ’90s kind world”
|by Anonymous||reply 139||November 15, 2022 5:50 AM|
R33 Police Woman, for sure! That intro from had Styles in the pimp mobile with the sunroof opening, and was overall better, but the original seaon 1 opening had Pepper as the flight attendant. The music is just haunting and great.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||November 15, 2022 5:57 AM|
I'm amazed no one has put this, one of the classiest and musically fine openings to a tv show, "Chico and the Man" sung by Jose Feliciano! I still get sad thinking about the early demise of Freddie Prinze though. It's a wonderful song.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||November 15, 2022 6:05 AM|
R131 wow, 1994 is when I started watching GH and I remember that opening like it was yesterday. Even though I was the same age as Lucky Spencer, I had a big crush on Ned Quartermaine for some reason. Sonny and Ricky Martin look good in these credits.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||November 15, 2022 6:06 AM|
Little known or remembered, but a winner if just for the inclusion of each episode's guest stars! (starting @ :31)
|by Anonymous||reply 143||November 15, 2022 6:08 AM|
R140 the first part of that theme seems like it belongs in a classic Nintendo 8-bit video game. I like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||November 15, 2022 6:08 AM|
What is wrong with you people? Though Dynasty’s& Lost in Space’s intros gave me the goosebumps, nothing gave me the sheer elation that this did every Saturday at 9.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||November 15, 2022 6:08 AM|
Star Trek Voyager had the best of the Trek opening themes.
Also, in the OP's Laverne and Shirley theme, that's a hot sailor Laverne is dancing with. Wonder if he was staying at the local YMCA where he met up with a certain boxer/dancer (*wink, wink*).
|by Anonymous||reply 146||November 15, 2022 6:13 AM|
I didn’t like the GG intro. Thank You for Being a Friend was already a popular song, sung by a man. I can understand wanting a woman’s voice, but whoever the singer was, she was awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||November 15, 2022 6:13 AM|
Rawhide. Great theme and it was a filmed opening, not clips. Meets the criteria (this opening does anyway).
Gil Favor was a hot trail boss.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||November 15, 2022 6:18 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 149||November 15, 2022 6:27 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 150||November 15, 2022 6:33 AM|
The original Charlie's Angels, season 1. Featuring the woman that co-created this iconic show, Kate Jackson, and her friends Farrah Fawcett Majors and Jaclyn Smith. Iconic!
|by Anonymous||reply 151||November 15, 2022 6:40 AM|
This is too much.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||November 15, 2022 6:46 AM|
For R142....the entire mid-late 1990s Faces of the Heart "collection" as characters came & went (or grew up).
|by Anonymous||reply 153||November 15, 2022 6:48 AM|
Given Thanksgiving Day is next week … I am thinking of the “Turkeys Away” episode from one of the best opening theme music in the history of U.S. television series.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||November 15, 2022 6:51 AM|
One of the best of the 90s.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||November 15, 2022 6:56 AM|
Early in life / important show
|by Anonymous||reply 156||November 15, 2022 7:11 AM|
Bar bay Jones was a good one. Go to :27 if you’re a Mark Shera fan.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||November 15, 2022 7:33 AM|
Bar bay? Seriously? Spellcheck needs to fuck off.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||November 15, 2022 7:35 AM|
Police Squad! (in color)
The Special Guest Star always bit the dust during the opening credits & the title card never matched the voice-over.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||November 15, 2022 7:57 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 160||November 15, 2022 8:04 AM|
The "Hart to Hart" intro, remade by Adam Scott and Amy Poehler.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||November 15, 2022 8:09 AM|
Twin Peaks, obviously
|by Anonymous||reply 162||November 15, 2022 8:10 AM|
The Muppet Show
Sanford and Son
|by Anonymous||reply 163||November 15, 2022 9:03 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 164||November 15, 2022 9:20 AM|
I always loved this show and these were my favourite credits.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||November 15, 2022 9:26 AM|
Imagine if you will…
|by Anonymous||reply 166||November 15, 2022 9:35 AM|
Dante's Cove, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||November 15, 2022 9:38 AM|
Any love for Thomas Jane’s ass?
|by Anonymous||reply 168||November 15, 2022 11:20 AM|
Thought this version of the Knots opening tiled montage was the best. The theme was at its most contemporary (at the time) and it was a great showcase of both the actors and the sweeping scope of the series.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||November 15, 2022 11:35 AM|
Transparent was the Jewy-est show on TV ever in that while the characters were not religious, their lives revolved around the Jewish holidays and there was an entire season set in Israel. The trans stuff was in many ways secondary sort of "Crazy Jewish family finds out father is trans."
|by Anonymous||reply 170||November 15, 2022 12:08 PM|
WHET Thomas Jane btw?
And that was a great opening
|by Anonymous||reply 171||November 15, 2022 12:08 PM|
The coziest opening theme ever. You just wanted to relax and enjoy the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||November 15, 2022 12:22 PM|
THE PATTY DUKE SHOW
|by Anonymous||reply 173||November 15, 2022 12:24 PM|
As a kid I thought it was Steve Minor singing.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||November 15, 2022 12:32 PM|
Family Affair's sparkly opening and music deserves an honorable mention.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||November 15, 2022 12:34 PM|
HBO almost always featured amazing title sequences. Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Rome, Carnivale, The Wire, Big Love, Game Of Thrones, Deadwood, etc. Stunning stuff.
And the aforementioned Twin Peaks and The Muppet Show. One promised something sinister and mysterious. The other promised pure joy.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||November 15, 2022 12:36 PM|
Who can forget this earworm, and to seven year old me it was magical, even if looking at it now it probably cost 55 dollars and change to make.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||November 15, 2022 12:59 PM|
Watching the intro to Phyllis I couldn’t help noticing a lot of the scenes were from MTM. I’ve never noticed another spinoff using scenes from the original show like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||November 15, 2022 1:02 PM|
Crime Story, one of the most underrated tv shows ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||November 15, 2022 1:08 PM|
The FUCK is wrong with you people?
|by Anonymous||reply 180||November 15, 2022 1:10 PM|
The Drew Carey Show
|by Anonymous||reply 181||November 15, 2022 1:11 PM|
I never got past the opening and/or the first few minutes of Laverne and Shirley. Unless I came in on it in the middle, sometimes. What a dumb show, moronic.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||November 15, 2022 1:13 PM|
This is all 6 seasons. This STILL gives me goosebumps.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||November 15, 2022 1:15 PM|
Always amazing how Eldergays can remember show openings from 50 or 60 years ago.
By today's standards, so many of them, like the one at OP, seem like SNL parodies of old timey sitcom intros.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||November 15, 2022 1:17 PM|
1. The intro to David Milch's "John From Cincinnati" had the best music - Joe Strummer's (ex-Clash) "Johnny Appleseed"
|by Anonymous||reply 185||November 15, 2022 1:20 PM|
2. Game of Thrones had the best graphic treatment and made that a thing
|by Anonymous||reply 186||November 15, 2022 1:21 PM|
My favorite openings were: The Jetsons (Meet George Jetson...), Green Acres (You are my wife. Goodbye, city life!), The Bugs Bunny Show (Overture, hit the lights, this is it, the night of nights...), The Van Dyke Show, with Dick tripping over the ottoman...Flipper (The call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning...).
R174 To this day I still sing, "And here's Uncle Joe, he's moving kinda slow, at the junction...Petticoat--Juction!" Too bad countrified shows were all axed in the "Rural Purge." I loved them, as a kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||November 15, 2022 1:21 PM|
3. Bojack Horseman has the best end credit song by Grouplove
|by Anonymous||reply 188||November 15, 2022 1:22 PM|
Every Another World opening from 1987-1996. It starts at 0:19.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||November 15, 2022 1:26 PM|
The Beverly Hillbillies
|by Anonymous||reply 190||November 15, 2022 1:26 PM|
R182 I've recently started to watch it on Pluto TV. I have no memory of it except the theme. I can definitely see how it's considered bad. HOWEVER, taking into consideration that it aired in FUCKING 1976, you really have to lower expectations. As you have to do with most shit from that era. I don't know...I laugh several times during an episode and give them credit for their "stunts."
That theme song is so GODDAMN anthemic especially considering most of them are dead. When Laverne puts that glove on the beer bottle and waves goodbye at it, I feel it a little in me bones.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||November 15, 2022 1:28 PM|
AMEN theme song
|by Anonymous||reply 192||November 15, 2022 1:29 PM|
Most of these shows are not on any of the retro channels. What's up with that? I don't know how that works, but who wouldn't watch a channel dedicated to 80s nighttime soaps? OR obscure 70-80s comedies.
I mean...FUCK six hours of Walker Texas Ranger.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||November 15, 2022 1:33 PM|
[quote]Always amazing how Eldergays can remember show openings from 50 or 60 years ago.
I can't imagine why this is so "always amazing" to you youngergays. 50 or 60 years ago, we didn't have 90% of the entertainment options you have today, so yes, there we were, our then-babygay asses propped up in front of the television night after night. But there is something I remember that amazes me: the year and model of General Motors cars from the late 1950s to the early 1960s, in particular the various Chevrolets.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||November 15, 2022 1:35 PM|
As child, kaleidoscope Lucy was almost as mesmerizing as the "Here's Lucy" doll.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||November 15, 2022 1:54 PM|
The Monkees. Loved these zany guys.
Mike was my favorite.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||November 15, 2022 1:59 PM|
Mad Men. The ending beat when don is sitting in the chair is dope.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||November 15, 2022 2:23 PM|
Downton Abbey. I like the music.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||November 15, 2022 3:12 PM|
[quote] WHET Thomas Jane btw?
Carved out a career in B movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||November 15, 2022 3:34 PM|
No one's mentioned "Dallas?" Its opening clearly inspired "Dynasty's" and "Falcon Crest's."
|by Anonymous||reply 200||November 15, 2022 3:39 PM|
Next to Peter Gunn......linked above.....there was this
|by Anonymous||reply 201||November 15, 2022 4:07 PM|
R177, but the uncle (Jack?) in season 2 made the nascent gayling in me feel "funny" down there. 😉
|by Anonymous||reply 202||November 15, 2022 4:35 PM|
Of course there's this. At least it's not depressing.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||November 15, 2022 4:47 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 204||November 15, 2022 5:52 PM|
For Christmas 1996, when I was 12, my mom got me an ER shirt with the image from the credits of Carter leaning against the stethoscope on his forehead. It’s around 40 seconds in at the link.
I still have that shirt.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||November 15, 2022 6:15 PM|
This usually makes me feel good. Back then and to this day. Love the orchestrations and the animations equally.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||November 15, 2022 6:26 PM|
George, George, George!
|by Anonymous||reply 207||November 15, 2022 6:30 PM|
David the Gnome if we’re talking cartoons
|by Anonymous||reply 208||November 15, 2022 6:40 PM|
[quote]HOWEVER, taking into consideration that it aired in FUCKING 1976, you really have to lower expectations. As you have to do with most shit from that era. I don't know...I laugh several times during an episode and give them credit for their "stunts."
1976 had All In The Family, MASH, The Waltons, Barney Miller, The Jeffersons, Happy Days, Rhoda, Phyllis, Columbo-McCloud-McMillan & Wife-Quincy, M.E.,and DL Faves ODAAT and Alice. Come on...CBS even re-ran old episodes of Jack Benny as a summer replacement show.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||November 15, 2022 6:43 PM|
Love is not all around in r209.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||November 15, 2022 6:52 PM|
R184 Tell us eldergays more about todays' "standards".
Yes, I remember TV show theme songs from when I was a child. Most people from all eras do. This is what you choose to act superior about?
|by Anonymous||reply 211||November 15, 2022 6:54 PM|
R65, totally agree about Transparent. I feel like the strongest impression the show left on me was its portrayal of American Judaism, even more than the premise of the transgender parent. I really enjoyed it.
I learned here on DL that the Phyllis credits had people in blackface. Somehow managed not to notice as a child. Yikes.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||November 15, 2022 7:07 PM|
I watched Laverne & Shirley growing up. Because of a recent DL thread, I started watching it again from the beginning. Some episodes are really good and some are stinkeroo. A lot was stolen from Lucille Ball.
It’s an interesting show. Penny Marshall’s brother was the producer and they were obviously trying to make her happen, but Cindy Williams was the more talented one. It was rumored they constantly fought and you can see that in the writing because Laverne will do her solo spot and then Shirley will do her solo spot. When you binge watch it, it’s very obvious.
I prefer the later season openers with Carmine dancing across the screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||November 15, 2022 7:12 PM|
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The theme used to get me pumped up for the show! I miss being a teen, lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||November 15, 2022 7:20 PM|
Pee-Wee’s Playhouse was my favorite opening theme as a kid. Batshit crazy and I loved it. Cyndi Lauper sings the song.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||November 15, 2022 11:02 PM|
R180 Electrawoman & Dynagirl had a top tier tv theme!
FYI… There was a rumor (not long ago) that Sheena Easton was being approached to record a new fleshed out version of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||November 15, 2022 11:30 PM|
Dexter was good.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||November 15, 2022 11:32 PM|
R161 I miss those - I wish they would start them up again. The Bosom Buddies one with Paul Rudd was great.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||November 16, 2022 12:11 AM|
Thank you, R61.
It’s not just the music.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||November 16, 2022 10:48 AM|
1. "Hawaii 5-0," OG.
2. "Mission: Impossible."
3. "Peter Gunn."
4. "The Greatest American Hero."
5. "Davy Crockett."
|by Anonymous||reply 220||November 16, 2022 11:05 AM|
7. "Welcome Back, Kotter."
8. "The Monkees."
9. "Surfside 6."
10. "77 Sunset Strip."
|by Anonymous||reply 221||November 16, 2022 11:29 AM|
Visually I find this hard to beat, especially that last image of a city and its reflection hanging in the middle of nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||November 16, 2022 12:12 PM|
I can't stand the weird, tootly, intrusive music on White Lotus.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||November 16, 2022 12:15 PM|
I didn't see Barney Miller? It is a jam, packed with freeze frames and features the luscious Max Gail
|by Anonymous||reply 224||November 16, 2022 12:44 PM|
All the ALIAS openings.
I know we hate Jennifer Garner now that she’s a churchy frau, but she was really fantastic on that show.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||November 16, 2022 2:14 PM|
"The Wire", Season one.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||November 16, 2022 3:59 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 227||November 16, 2022 4:44 PM|
The Pink Panther
|by Anonymous||reply 228||November 16, 2022 5:38 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 229||November 16, 2022 5:54 PM|
There is a show where the lyrics are replaced with a person farting. That’s my fave.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||November 16, 2022 6:03 PM|
I was so glad when I got a DVR, just so I could fast-forward thru that song.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||November 16, 2022 6:18 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 232||November 16, 2022 9:25 PM|
One of my all-time childhood favorites:
|by Anonymous||reply 233||November 16, 2022 9:37 PM|
The old Days of Our Lives theme…
The sound of summer.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||November 17, 2022 2:24 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 235||November 17, 2022 10:05 AM|
Homicide: Life on the Street
|by Anonymous||reply 236||November 17, 2022 10:11 AM|
R234 epic fail from the DOOL Stan
|by Anonymous||reply 237||November 17, 2022 9:23 PM|
Confirmed, r237. If you spent your summers watching days of our lives, then you were stuck at home with meemaw, chain-smoking PallMalls and yelling at the dog not to piss on the carpet.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||November 18, 2022 5:32 PM|
To Tell The Truth
|by Anonymous||reply 239||November 20, 2022 12:18 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 240||November 20, 2022 12:43 AM|
Tales From The Crypt
|by Anonymous||reply 241||November 20, 2022 1:56 PM|
r239 That's groovy.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||November 20, 2022 1:57 PM|
Short and sweet- Lassie
|by Anonymous||reply 243||November 20, 2022 2:01 PM|
Halt And Catch Fire had a good opening
|by Anonymous||reply 244||November 20, 2022 2:04 PM|
After my father passed away, I'd watch all the intros of my favorites shows growing up and cry like a baby. The one that got to me the most was The Family Ties intro.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||November 20, 2022 2:17 PM|
The Terror had a great opening- one that set the tone for the show. Bleak, isolated, frozen. It’s interesting because throughout the 10 episodes, the piano from the theme gets muted a bit, and by the last episode it’s very faded. It’s a reflection of the mens’ dire circumstances.
Great show, I recommend it.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||November 20, 2022 2:20 PM|
I always kind of liked The Hitchhiker on HBO.....and there was always a man butt or two in the episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||November 20, 2022 4:52 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 248||November 20, 2022 4:59 PM|
Because it used to scare the absolute shit out of me as a kid...
|by Anonymous||reply 249||November 21, 2022 2:16 AM|
This had to be one of the best
|by Anonymous||reply 250||November 21, 2022 2:43 AM|
Here’s one of the NBC Mystery Movie openings, McCloud, with guest stars Barbi Benton, Jessica Walter and Lorna Luft.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||November 21, 2022 2:50 AM|
Does anyone remember the opening of Fury, the long-ago kids' show about a black horse? It was spoken-word, and infamous for running nearly as long as the episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||November 23, 2022 2:32 PM|
For music and content, I nominate "Family"
|by Anonymous||reply 253||November 23, 2022 5:08 PM|
R3, perhaps if Angie had been more than a waitress, her daughter would not have become a baby prostitute and tried to entice Tootie into her lurid world.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||November 23, 2022 8:31 PM|
This one always meant something really good was coming on TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||November 23, 2022 9:00 PM|
ABC Movie Of TheSeek
|by Anonymous||reply 256||November 24, 2022 6:34 AM|
Stupid assholes just posting random tv shows
|by Anonymous||reply 257||November 24, 2022 10:05 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 258||November 27, 2022 8:39 PM|
R256 this one is way better
|by Anonymous||reply 259||November 27, 2022 8:41 PM|
thirtysomething (opening and closing credits):
|by Anonymous||reply 260||November 29, 2022 5:04 AM|
R258 Damn, Michael Ontkean and Kate Jackson was so beautiful.
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