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Horrifying Sitcom Theme Songs (80's And 90's)

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by Anonymousreply 17503/11/2015

Love, Sidney

by Anonymousreply 106/21/2013

Down To Earth, starring DL fave Kyle Richards

by Anonymousreply 206/21/2013

Wow, R2's sitcom is execrable! That premise alone...

by Anonymousreply 306/21/2013

Joanie Loves Chachi seemed awful at the time.

by Anonymousreply 406/21/2013

God damn, Scott Baio was a hot twink.

by Anonymousreply 506/21/2013

Lucifer's most fragrant burp was "Small Wonder".

by Anonymousreply 606/21/2013

This one is controversial: some of us revere it, others think it was the nadir of TV.

by Anonymousreply 706/21/2013

Small Wonder. Fucking hell.

by Anonymousreply 806/21/2013

OMG I love the IT's a LIVING song!!

This one sucks dirty ass, though.

by Anonymousreply 906/21/2013

Down To Earth and Small Wonder look like Second City skits!

by Anonymousreply 1006/21/2013

Oh, and this one too.

by Anonymousreply 1106/21/2013

I remember Throb. I had a kid crush on Jonathan Prince. I was 10 at the time and we were both the same height.

by Anonymousreply 1206/21/2013

Damn! I started to play the intro to "Small Wonder" and my mothers care giver got all excited, "Are you watching the show about the girl robot!!!" I had never heard of the the thing. He acted as if it was the greatest thing on TV. He is 27.

by Anonymousreply 1306/21/2013

I remember "Love, Sidney"(both the show and the TV movie that inspired it) but not that theme song. I guess it was so "horrifying" that my memory blocked it out. Truly, truly execrable.

by Anonymousreply 1406/21/2013

Gloria. Ugh. It still gets stuck in my head all these years later.

by Anonymousreply 1506/21/2013

That is awful, r15. If they'd have shelled out for the rights to "Gloria" by Van Morrison/The Doors, "Gloria" by U2, or "Gloria" by Laura Branigan maybe the show would have been a hit.

by Anonymousreply 1606/21/2013

It's technically late 70s but I think Hello Larry fits the theme.

As annoying as the Diff'rent Strokes theme, but far worse (and far harder to get out of your head.

And McLean S left MASH for THIS?

by Anonymousreply 1706/21/2013

The reviews for Down To Earth on imdb all say "I'm the only one who remembers it." It's true, the show aired 110 episodes and I have no memory of it at all. It was co-created by Sam Harris from Star Search, who you may remember is gay. It stars the gay Darrin from Bewitched, and for the last 3 years featured Rip Taylor in a supporting role, glitter and all.

by Anonymousreply 1806/21/2013

This is weird because the song itself is actually quite good (and was a hit) but the show was disastrously bad.

by Anonymousreply 1906/22/2013

I agree the worst ever was "Love Sidney" because it was from during the very brief period when sitcoms for some insane reason would have their stars sing the theme song.

The other most horrific instance of this bizarre phenomenon was the original version of the "Facts of life" theme song. Guess who sang the solo part.

by Anonymousreply 2006/22/2013

In the "Love Sidney" clip, I'm fascinated by how horrible Swoosie Kurtz's voice is. She sounds like the really weird lady in every church choir whose voice is embarrassingly louder than anyone else's (and has far more vibrato than is humanly possible).

by Anonymousreply 2106/22/2013

R21, my sister and I always called the loud, wobbly soprano in our church's choir "The Chicken Lady." She often performed solos that would leave us squirming to stifle our laughter.

"We Got It Made" has an insistent disco theme song. Quite cynical of NBC to open a sit-com with a shot of a woman's breasts, panning up to show her face only after we all got a good look at her tits. Tom Villard was adorable. He was one of the first celebrities with AIDS to speak publicly about his plight.

by Anonymousreply 2206/22/2013

This sitcom intro could have only been saved if Evigan and Reiser made out.

by Anonymousreply 2306/22/2013

[quote]It was co-created by Sam Harris from Star Search, who you may remember is gay.

That's kind of like saying "you may remember that Mars is a planet in our solar system."

by Anonymousreply 2406/22/2013

That Trob song is awfulllll.

Jonathan Prince looks like the roadshow version of Michael J. Fox.

And Jane Leeves (from Frasier) is almost unrecognizable.

by Anonymousreply 2506/22/2013

r24, I was just trying to highlight that gay Sam seems to have deliberately created a very campy show, and may have been responsible for getting Dick Sargent and Rip Taylor cast. I'm actually shocked that I don't remember this show.

by Anonymousreply 2606/22/2013

My Two Dads just short circuits my brain in 2013. I remember back when it aired and even then I thought those two dudes were gay. It was way more homo "suggestive" to me than even Full House (housefull of single men raising kids). The whole premise is homoPHOBIC now, though. "See how hilarious that two hetero men could play house and raise a daughter together? People might think we were gay!! HIJINKS ensue!"

by Anonymousreply 2706/22/2013

Out of this World!

by Anonymousreply 2806/22/2013

'My Two Dads' should have been titled 'My Mom Was A Fucking Whore, and Now She's Dead.'

by Anonymousreply 2906/22/2013

R29, I think they tried that with test audiences and it didn't go over as well. And with what eventually happened to both Evigan and Reiser's careers, it should have been called "My Two Duds."

by Anonymousreply 3006/22/2013

"The whole premise is homoPHOBIC now, though."

Agreed, R27. Sadly, Reiser and Evigan have more chemistry together than Rannells and Bartha or Stonestreet and Ferguson... It makes 'The New Normal' and 'Modern Family' that much more depressing.

by Anonymousreply 3106/22/2013

R19 reminds me of the really bad disco version of the Guiding Light theme. Everyone tried to "disco" up their themes in that era.

by Anonymousreply 3206/22/2013

Technically 1979-1980, and horrifying for reasons unrelated to the quality of the song itself, but no discussion of theme songs is complete without it.

by Anonymousreply 3306/22/2013

^ One of the YouTube comments on the Angie theme:

"In the 1970's most people had serious food handling issues, except for Robert Hayes [sic] who could juggle with it."

by Anonymousreply 3406/22/2013

We Got It Made.

Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 3506/22/2013

r33, that link just proves that in the 70s and 80s, all TV opening credits featured food mishaps.

by Anonymousreply 3606/22/2013

Shangri-La Plaza lasted ONE episode in 1990 and the theme explains why.

by Anonymousreply 3706/22/2013

I loved "Down To Earth" when I was a kid. It aired on TBS and back then everything started 5 minutes later than on network TV. 7:05am, 11:35pm, etc...

I had a kid crush on David Kauffman as the older brother and I didn't like Kyle...even then. She looked weird. Adored Kim, though. She did Devil Dog: Hound of Hell.

Anyways, Ole Rip would run around throwing glitter, he was Ethel the angel's guardian or case worker or something. She had another one, too... played by Ronnie Schnell.

I wish they'd put it out on DVD. It was no Bewitched or Jeannie, but was still fun.

by Anonymousreply 3806/22/2013

Don't forget these bitches! Pink Lady and Jeff lasted 5 weeks back in 1980. The scary thing is how clearly I remember watching the show and crowing about how awful it was with my cousins.

I couldn't find the promo, but this is a link to one of their great performances, which I'm pretty sure must have inspired Jan Hooks and Nora Dunn from SNL.

by Anonymousreply 3906/22/2013

That "Small Wonder" clip reminded me of the mother's fashions for that show. Were those like one-piece full-body pantsuits she would wear with a belt in the middle? And how did she get in and out of them?

Also, if your goal is to make your robot daughter inconspicuous and just have her seem like any normal kid, then why would you dress her in a 19th-century pinafore?

by Anonymousreply 4006/22/2013

Mama Malone.

"Wide as an acre"?! I hope Lila Kaye told the composer to fuck right off!

Edit: Wtf! According to one of the comments, this theme was written by Kander and Ebb!

by Anonymousreply 4106/22/2013

The 80s were #1 when it came to bad theme songs.

by Anonymousreply 4206/22/2013

The Crystal Gayle/Paul Williams theme song for "It Takes Two" would have been a good song for AM Gold radio, but it strikes me as too earnest for show that is supposed to be a comedy.

But I did like the series.

by Anonymousreply 4306/22/2013

R37's sitcom intro is almost genius - it's so awful that it becomes arrestingly surreal. Someone on that show really loved "Pee-Wee's Playhouse", huh?

by Anonymousreply 4406/22/2013

R38, I could have written your post! I had a huge crush on Kaufman. I moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and saw him in a Souplantation with his family not long after I got there. He had the tired, disheveled look of a new parent. Kind of killed the crush.

I think "Down To Earth" aired mostly in the early mornings which may be why few people remember it. I remember it being on as we got ready for school if we weren't watching Bozo on WGN.

by Anonymousreply 4506/22/2013

R-37 wins, hands down! That shit was terrifying OMG.

by Anonymousreply 4606/22/2013

I know I am being pedantic, but Shangri-la Plaza didn't even last one episode. It was an unsold pilot that aired once as part of a Saturday night program.

by Anonymousreply 4706/22/2013

And the show itself was written by Terrence McNally, r41.

by Anonymousreply 4806/22/2013

Charles in Charge. Try to hold back the vomit.

by Anonymousreply 4906/22/2013

Charles in Charles was awful.

by Anonymousreply 5006/22/2013

r13, it sounds like it's pretty clear you can grope and molest this caregiver all you want if you so choose.

by Anonymousreply 5106/22/2013

My God, Erin Moran looked liked Scott Baio's mother! A particularly reptilian mother.

by Anonymousreply 5206/22/2013

Wonder what the last time a TV theme was a radio hit - I am guessing Friends. Kind of sad how the TV theme songs, some of which really became part of pop culture are for the most part a thing of the past (although listening to some of these, maybe not completely a bad thing).

The late seventies and 80's really liked to have precocious children that would not be found anywhere in the real world. Ellen Travolta also seemed to be in a lot of these credits.

by Anonymousreply 5306/22/2013

What about pre-rhinoplasty Lisa Hartman as Tabitha?

by Anonymousreply 5406/23/2013

Jennifer Slept Here! Ann Jillian fans will love this one.

by Anonymousreply 5506/23/2013

OMG, that Makin' It intro was so long! It's like a music video.

Great song though.

by Anonymousreply 5606/23/2013

Poor Melba Moore. Her show MELBA only aired once-the same day as the Challenger Shuttle disaster.

by Anonymousreply 5706/23/2013

I've always loved this theme - so bittersweet.

by Anonymousreply 5806/23/2013

HATED this opening when I was a kid ... my sister and I still make fun of it.

by Anonymousreply 5906/23/2013

r59, they didn't even give the dude playing the angel screen credit! LOL

by Anonymousreply 6006/23/2013

I bet not many of you remember this campy little nightmare...

by Anonymousreply 6106/23/2013

Sugar Time, starring Barbi Benton.

by Anonymousreply 6206/23/2013

What year did that come out, R61?

by Anonymousreply 6306/23/2013

This one doesn't really have a theme, but it's got Bette Davis in The Decorator (Unaired).

by Anonymousreply 6406/23/2013

Sorry, the link.

"Don't be absurd! Everybody needs a decoratah!"

by Anonymousreply 6506/23/2013

Hands down the worst theme ever for a sitcom is from an offering by the BBC entitled "Take a Letter Mr Jones", starring John Inman. The only clip I could find of the theme in this compilation of forgotten 80s British sitcoms. It's at mark 1:07.

Truly bizarre, truly confusing, and truly horrifying.

by Anonymousreply 6606/23/2013

Guys, this thread is about the 80's and 90's. Please start a separate thread for 70's shit.

by Anonymousreply 6706/23/2013

r60, Yes they do - it credits Jimmy Brogan and Dixie Carter together in the same shot.

by Anonymousreply 6806/23/2013

We Got It Made

by Anonymousreply 6906/23/2013

This has always stuck in my head-

by Anonymousreply 7006/23/2013

Why am I seeing the completely forgotten Ellen Travolta in several of those openings?

I'm grimly fascinated by Joanie Loves Chachi. Surely that was not played before every episode?

by Anonymousreply 7106/23/2013

"The Five Fanelli Boys" featured DL fave Chris Meloni and a hideous Billy Joel theme song.

by Anonymousreply 7206/23/2013

Linda Lavin owns this thread

by Anonymousreply 7306/23/2013

[quote]I'm grimly fascinated by Joanie Loves Chachi. Surely that was not played before every episode?

I confess I loved this song when I was a kid. Granted, Erin Moran and Scott Baio can barely hold a note between them. But the song itself sounds like something Barry Manilow or Olivia Newton-John might have recorded at the time. They might have had a hit with it.

by Anonymousreply 7406/23/2013

Air Supply! That's what the "Joanie Loves Chachi" theme sounds like. Those Aussies would have ridden that to the top of the Adult Contemporary charts in no time!

by Anonymousreply 7506/23/2013

Love Madeline.

The theme? Not so much.

by Anonymousreply 7606/23/2013

It's Your Move with Jason Bateman and DL fave Tricia Cast. The show was actually kind of funny but was cancelled after one season.

The opening is truly ridiculous though and so very 80's...

by Anonymousreply 7706/23/2013

Speaking of Jason Bateman....the Valerie theme:

by Anonymousreply 7806/23/2013

FAMILY MATTERS......another shiteous theme:

by Anonymousreply 7906/23/2013

And king of the shitty 80/90's themes:

by Anonymousreply 8006/23/2013

Nell Carter, Charlotte Rae and Bea Arthur singing about sitcoms for NBC's 60th anniversary in 1986.

by Anonymousreply 8106/23/2013

Lots of shitty themes here .....and now a break for my favorite sitcom theme.

by Anonymousreply 8206/23/2013

NBC's "Dear John" starring Judd Hirsch. On one hand it gave the world Jere Burns, but then it also gave it this weedy theme song.

by Anonymousreply 8306/23/2013

WEHT to Andrew Lauer, R82? He was also in "Caroline in the City" - sexy little midget, with a tight ass.

by Anonymousreply 8406/23/2013

I actually love the last "Valerie" intro, with Sandy Duncan and everyone all grown up.

My God, "Step by Step" was horrible. Even as a little boy, I knew that was crap.

by Anonymousreply 8506/23/2013

[quote]"We Got It Made" has an insistent disco theme song. Quite cynical of NBC to open a sit-com with a shot of a woman's breasts, panning up to show her face only after we all got a good look at her tits. Tom Villard was adorable. He was one of the first celebrities with AIDS to speak publicly about his plight.

I was just looking around for that theme song. Tom and I dated in the early 80s. He was like a cute Jerry Lewis type. I think he was the Dr. Pepper guy in some regional commercials and definitely on his way up. He was a sweet guy. Too kinky for me though.

by Anonymousreply 8606/23/2013

This one is pretty funny...Flo's Yellow Rose

by Anonymousreply 8706/23/2013

R81 I didn't think I'd ever see Bea Arthur singing a song from "Dreamgirls."

by Anonymousreply 8806/23/2013

Are you male or female, r86. I always thought Villard was gay. GG fans will recognize him as one of the three young men that was shipwrecked with the ladies on an island during a vacation-from-hell, and in another episode where he played Dorothy's former student who gave her a cushy job at his new video games company.

And yeah, he just has a major kinky vibe.

by Anonymousreply 8906/23/2013

r83, be sure to look at the clip at r66 - you'll see at the very beginning of it the British version of Dear John's opening credits starring Ralph Bates.

by Anonymousreply 9006/23/2013

God, r81, those days of television are so gone and done with. We will never see anything like that again.

by Anonymousreply 9106/23/2013

r89 here - forgive my complete ignorance. I had no idea Villard was an out actor and that he passed away.

by Anonymousreply 9206/23/2013

I just choked up a little at your photo R89. I've never seen that one before, and it's a very good one. Yeah, I'm a guy. I understand Tom was in a relationship when he passed away so I was glad to hear he had someone there for him. I saw him on Entertainment Tonight unexpectedly where he talked about his story. I remember that night, walking out the front door and just pacing around the block. He did an Advocate interview that kind of turned me off. It didn't sound like him. But he was an actor. Anyone who knew him loved him. He lived in Silver Lake when I knew him and he had those little pink and yellow marshmallow chicks nailed to his wall. He got me out of disco music and into New Wave by playing The Talking Heads. Slowly, he let me know that I was only one in a few other people he was seeing. He described some of the things they did together, in the shower. I balked. I still remember the night he came up to my apartment. We weren't really supposed to, but we said goodbye. He had a good heart, and kind of an experimental mind. He would have had a long career. He did it effortlessly. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 9306/23/2013

I must not have been fully in touch with my budding homosexuality yet in 1982 because I wasn't watching Star Of The Family.

As a grown gay, seeing the intro featuring Michael Dudikoff jumping rope in his short shorts and low plunging tank top would have made me a loyal viewer.

The theme song could be kind of catchy, but the addition of the steel guitar to make it a country song is annoying.

by Anonymousreply 9406/23/2013

No kidding, R94. (Or should I say 'Snicks'?) It looks like that Dudikoff guy was advertising his wares.

by Anonymousreply 9506/23/2013

[quote]that Dudikoff guy

That Dudikoff guy is none other than '80s action hero Michael Dudikoff. He was also in the movie Bachelor Party, and was Joni's brief love interest on Happy Days.

by Anonymousreply 9606/23/2013

Had never heard of the sitcom "Rocky Road" but it features horrific '80's fashions and a cute guy in short shorts. Credits begin at 5.20

by Anonymousreply 9706/23/2013

None of those things ring a bell, R96. I know, I know - Google is my friend.

by Anonymousreply 9806/23/2013

You've never heard of HAPPY DAYS?????

by Anonymousreply 9906/23/2013

R9, if I knew where you lived, I'd cut you. I love that theme.

R18, I'm with you. I'm a child of the 80s and have zero memory of R2's link.

by Anonymousreply 10006/23/2013

Is this "Happy Days" culturally important, R99? Be honest now.

by Anonymousreply 10106/23/2013

[quote]he played Dorothy's former student who gave her a cushy job at his new video games company.

Joemama!

by Anonymousreply 10206/23/2013

Happy Days sounds like a children's show. Was it a precursor to Sesame Street?

Anyways, back to those terrible sitcom themes!

by Anonymousreply 10306/23/2013

r94 - I was actually looking for that last night and couldn't find anything!! I distinctly remember being a kid and watching an episode of Star of the Family where surfer-dude Dudikoff was running around in little shorts and in his barefeet. Made me gay right then and there.

You can see a preview of SOTF at 7:21 in this clip:

by Anonymousreply 10506/23/2013

"LOL!"

Are you literate?

by Anonymousreply 10606/23/2013

Good Morning Miss Bliss

The predecessor to Saved By The Bell had an awful opening theme song.

by Anonymousreply 10706/23/2013

The original Gimme a Break theme was horrible

by Anonymousreply 10806/23/2013

Oh dear God - NOOOO!!!!

by Anonymousreply 10906/23/2013

The Richard Page/Jay Graydon-produced theme from season 3 on was much better

by Anonymousreply 11006/23/2013

"And yeah, he just has a major kinky vibe."

You can say that again - he insisted on fucking me in the ass in our shared bathroom at the hotel.

by Anonymousreply 11106/23/2013

Most were horrible, but because it harkens us back to a "simpler, happier time," we love them.

by Anonymousreply 11206/23/2013

Poor Lark Voorhies. I wonder if she had her first psychotic break hearing that theme song in R107.

by Anonymousreply 11306/23/2013

Um Helloooooo?

"It's a Living" is one of the BEST sitcom theme songs everrrrrrrrrrr! It's a show stopping broadway number!

Now,

"Angie"? ugh.

by Anonymousreply 11406/23/2013

Madame's Place! Who knew Corey Feldman was on that show?

by Anonymousreply 11506/23/2013

R108 That Gimme a Break theme is a NATIONAL TREASURE!

As is Nell Carter shaking her fat all over the place!

by Anonymousreply 11606/23/2013

California Dreams

They should have had an awesome theme song since they were a band, but it's terrible.

Michael Cade was hot.

by Anonymousreply 11706/23/2013

The theme for "The New Monkees" was everything wrong with the 80s. Loud pastels,hyperactive visuals, screeching guitars. Luckily it has very little lyrics.

by Anonymousreply 11806/23/2013

Does anyone remember THE CHARMINGS? I was a kid when this was on and I used to like it. It looks horrific now.

by Anonymousreply 11906/23/2013

R97, I totally remember ROCKY ROAD. It was on TBS along with DOWN TO EARTH and another one called SAFE AT HOME. Loved all three!!!

by Anonymousreply 12006/23/2013

God Chris Rich was hot! I missed him on Another World so my first experience of him was on the Charmings

by Anonymousreply 12106/23/2013

R119, I loved The Charmings. But I didn't have discriminating taste as a kid.

R120, I thought I was the only one who remembered those shows. There was also one called "Check It Out" that starred Don Addams. I think it came on TBS around that same era.

by Anonymousreply 12206/23/2013

"The Charmings" looks cringeworthy. Why would they continue to dress that way in L.A.? Presumably they discovered that they were in a different society. Did the writers ever answer that?

by Anonymousreply 12306/23/2013

Nurses

by Anonymousreply 12406/23/2013

Fuck... a lot of the same actors are in these clips

by Anonymousreply 12506/23/2013

God damn, what's up with all the sax solos in the 80s? I remember (barely) this show "Double Trouble" with the Sagal twins and Barbara Barrie. There's some nice man legs in this clip including some sausage fighting to escape from the blonde guy's short shorts at 5:30.

by Anonymousreply 12606/23/2013

I had the hugest crush on Markus Flanagan from the second season of Nurses. It was the hair.

by Anonymousreply 12706/23/2013

Have we posted the theme for "I'm a Big Girl Now"? I kinda like this one, actually.

by Anonymousreply 12806/23/2013

Damn. WEHT Diana Canova? Another actor who just walked away.

by Anonymousreply 12906/23/2013

Diana Canova had a small small role in "One True Thing" as woman holding baby.

by Anonymousreply 13006/23/2013

The 1980s were full of actors who were everywhere during the decade and then just seemed to fall off the face of the earth in the 1990s. Remember the Landers sisters? They were guest stars on every tv show in the 80s and as soon as the decade was over they were just gone. Same with DL fave Ann Jillian, who was the subject of a recent massive thread here.

by Anonymousreply 13106/23/2013

R79 The first season of Family Matters, its theme song was Louie Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World". For some reason they changed it.

by Anonymousreply 13206/23/2013

I'm sure the rights to Armstrong's classic were far more expensive than that swill they replaced it with.

by Anonymousreply 13306/23/2013

Amazing how many of these actors I never heard of again or before for that matter.

by Anonymousreply 13406/23/2013

Filthy Rich. Hated the song but loved the short glimpse of Charles Frank in a hottub. I'm surprised he didn't have a bigger career.

by Anonymousreply 13506/23/2013

The New Monkees theme posted earlier reminded me of all the other needless reboots they did in the 80s. There was The New Leave It To Beaver, The New Gidget and especially dreadful was this - The New Munsters D:

by Anonymousreply 13606/23/2013

Not to derail the thread but how about a great one, and one that could never be done today, "Open All Night", which completely tells the story of the show. Notable for the late Sam Whipple who gave one of the greatest sitcom performances ever as the space cadet son, Terry. It's believed Sean Penn was heavily influenced by Whipple's performance when he created Spicolli. Fuck that shit, Penn totally ripped the character off.

by Anonymousreply 13706/23/2013

R135 wasn't there a longer version of the Filthy Rich credits? I remember more of a narrative.

by Anonymousreply 13806/23/2013

Not a bad song, it that awkward hug and smile at the end. You know they hated each other .

by Anonymousreply 13906/24/2013

The New Gidget:

by Anonymousreply 14006/24/2013

I'm surprised that some think the Filthy Rich theme is horrifying. I thought most considered it a hokey classic - not quite at It's A Living level, but up there. I like it.

by Anonymousreply 14106/24/2013

Chachi in Korean means penis.

by Anonymousreply 14206/24/2013

Everything Ellen Travolta touched turned to shit.

by Anonymousreply 14306/24/2013

[quote] Everything Ellen Travolta touched turned to shit.

Everything her brother touched was a big fat cock!

by Anonymousreply 14406/24/2013

I didn't know that show Makin' It, but since seeing the post at r19, that song has been stuck in my head.

by Anonymousreply 14506/24/2013

Herman's Head had one of the worst premises ever, but I watched it regularly. Herman was a hottie!

by Anonymousreply 14606/24/2013

I F'LOVED Herman's Head! I used to think Hank Azaria was so hot on that show. William "Herman" Ragsdale was in the abominable "Mannequin 2", but he is probably best known for his role as Charley in "Fright Night".

by Anonymousreply 14706/24/2013

Ragsdale had a lengthy featured role on "Justified" as Raylan's ex-wife's new husband.

by Anonymousreply 14806/24/2013

R77 That also starred a pre-"Married w/Children" David Garrison. WHET him? Did he ever come out?

by Anonymousreply 14906/24/2013

Holy shit R128. I can't tell you how long I've been looking for that theme song! I could always remember the last line, but not the entire song.

by Anonymousreply 15006/24/2013

The world would be a better, safer place if all of these wonderful works were still on television.

by Anonymousreply 15106/24/2013

R15 and R16, you can go to hell! That "Gloria" theme song is the best ear worm going!

I've posted before that the show was causally a minor hit, ranking in the top twenty for the season. But for some reason it wasn't renewed. Based on the number of average weekly viewers, it would actually be in the top 3-4 shows in today's ratings.

by Anonymousreply 15206/25/2013

What about "Aloha Paradise" with Debbie Reynolds?

by Anonymousreply 15306/26/2013

[quote]That also starred a pre-"Married w/Children" David Garrison. WHET him? Did he ever come out?

Whoa! It seems the internet has been scrubbed of any mention of his personal life. His Wiki page even has a disclaimer that any information must be carefully sourced or it will be removed as potentially libelous.

by Anonymousreply 15406/26/2013

The theme song to "Perfect Strangers".

"Standing tall on the wings of my dreams..." WTF??

by Anonymousreply 15506/26/2013

R152 - I remember reading Gloria got cancelled more due to the ratings of Archie Bunker's Place. Archie's ratings were at cancellation, and for some reason they felt it would be disrespectful to O'Connor to cancel his show and leave Gloria on the air.

by Anonymousreply 15606/26/2013

[quote] I didn't know that show Makin' It, but since seeing the post at [R19], that song has been stuck in my head.

If you like the song, you'll love David Naughton's performance of it on the Merv Griffin show.

by Anonymousreply 15706/26/2013

My God, Naughton looks like he would be a fun little fuck. Game for anything. Any stories on him?

by Anonymousreply 15806/26/2013

David Naughton would've gotten fucked by me, HARD, back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 15906/26/2013

This is a better performance, choreographed dance interlude and all:

by Anonymousreply 16006/26/2013

I had no idea that Diana Canova thought she was a singer first and foremost:

by Anonymousreply 16106/26/2013

Gosh, I remember that song on the radio. I IMDB'd him and was surprised to see him looking good and working pretty steadily all these years.

by Anonymousreply 16206/26/2013

I had no idea he was James Naughton's little brother! Now that's an incestuous little sandwich I would love to nibble on for bed lunch.

by Anonymousreply 16306/26/2013

I don't know ANY of these songs or tv shows. I never really watched tv much when I had a tv, and haven't had one since 1982. I'm not convinced that the majority of these aren't spoofs! They are really bad!

by Anonymousreply 16406/26/2013

Dr Pepper

by Anonymousreply 16506/26/2013

[quote]I had no idea he was James Naughton's little brother!

That's OLD news.

by Anonymousreply 16606/26/2013

David was a hot, thick little number!

by Anonymousreply 16706/26/2013

The one theme song I actually fled from when it came on was "Three's Company." To me, it was like musical kryptonite.

by Anonymousreply 16806/26/2013

OMG that Naughton shit is painfully bad

by Anonymousreply 16906/26/2013

Way OT, but I can't start threads, and I wanted to share what I found while looking for some clips:

by Anonymousreply 17006/27/2013

I actually kind of love the theme song to "Perfect Strangers". I also thought Bronson Pinchot was attractive up until a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 17106/27/2013

Done R170 ......

by Anonymousreply 17206/27/2013

[You do realize that this is a troll, right? You might want to stop talking to it.]

by Anonymousreply 17303/11/2015

this sums up every sitcom themes ever. worth to watch the whole video

by Anonymousreply 17403/11/2015

[You do realize that this is a troll, right? You might want to stop talking to it.]

by Anonymousreply 17503/11/2015
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