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Worst TV Theme Songs Ever

I know you bitches are gonna come up with some doozies, but I nominate this embarrassingly dated intro to one of the dumbest “hit” sitcoms ever, a show so bad most of the cast quit after the 3rd season so they had to reboot it and this is how they decided to kick off making a bad thing even worse.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 1589 hours ago

I know it’s Ray Charles but this was a bad idea for a sitcom theme song. And all the actors looked stupid too.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 1Last Tuesday at 12:25 PM

This alone should have been a red flag at what an asshole Joss Whedon is.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 2Last Tuesday at 12:28 PM

I watched the one you posted OP and then the original. I think this one was actually better but they are both weird. What was Suddenly Susan even about? I get it confused with Veronica's Closet.

I am glad it introduced us to Kathy Griffin though!

I remember being a kid and every season they would switch up the opening to The Cosby Show. I didn't realize that at first though and when this one aired, I literally though the show had changed thing up and the family would now be on a shipwrecked island.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 3Last Tuesday at 12:36 PM

Tombstone Territory credits' theme: overly perky whistling, no matter how dramatic the episode

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 4Last Tuesday at 12:37 PM

Maybe I had stopped watching Suddenly Susan by then but that clip is not familiar at all.

But this I had to mute each episode.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 5Last Tuesday at 12:42 PM

So, I rewatched Felicity again last month, and I guess J.J. Abrams was an aspiring musician at one point and had written the opening theme song for the series. That was fine for two years, but then for that last years he added lyrics to the music. And what does he speak of about hip, cool, young NYC college students? Well, he speaks of new wallpaper and new shoe leather of course. Now granted in season two Noel and Elaina did have an apartment that they stripped five layers of old wallpaper off, but then they painted and did not use new wallpaper and then they moved out anyways. The problem is the song is an earwig, and given the chance I still listened to it, especially for the wailing virtuoso statement of “New version of youuuuuuuu, I want a new version of meeeeeeeee!” But new shoe leather, kids don’t care about that, toss those shoes and buy a new pair.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 6Last Tuesday at 12:52 PM

That was really funny OP. Thank you.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 7Last Tuesday at 1:01 PM

OP, irregardless of what the song is or was, I just sing the Seymour song from Little Shop of Horrors as the theme song to the series.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 8Last Tuesday at 1:06 PM

You know an 80s show's theme song is bad when it's used as the model for "bad 80s tv show theme" parodies.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 9Last Tuesday at 1:15 PM

^^ For example:

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 10Last Tuesday at 1:16 PM

OP, you win! That was awful. The only bright spot was Rob Estes who I thought for a second was going to lift up his shirt.

Watching the DESIGNING a WOMEN clip I thought, “Poor Jan Hooks. She died so young. Oh, and Dixie Carter is dead, too. And Meshach Taylor. Is Ray Charles alive? (Googled him.). No. Dead since 2004. That’s a lot of dead people in a show that’s been off the air less than 30 years.”

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 11Last Tuesday at 1:37 PM

R11, don’t Google the Golden Girls cast.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 12Last Tuesday at 1:42 PM

R11 Or British comedy 'Are You Being Served'

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 13Last Tuesday at 1:46 PM

In "My Opinionation" everyone involved with the Blossom theme/opening should be ashamed of their fucking selves!

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 14Last Tuesday at 1:52 PM

Geez, Suddenly Susan went from #3 in its first season to #65 in season 2. People would just watch whatever dreck NBC broadcast on Thursday night back then.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 15Last Tuesday at 1:54 PM

[quote] "OP, irregardless of what the song is or was..."

Oh, dear.

I'm adding the theme from "Two And A Half Men" to this list. It's also one of the least funny things ever put on television.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 16Last Tuesday at 1:56 PM

R14 was what I was about to say. Awful.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 17Last Tuesday at 2:08 PM

R15 Suddenly Susan was sandwiched between Seinfeld and ER. The Number 1 and 2 show at the time. And then they moved it to another night. And the true numbers came to fruition.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 18Last Tuesday at 2:10 PM

Hilarious...not.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 19Last Tuesday at 2:12 PM

Omg this is horrendous.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 20Last Tuesday at 2:14 PM

The hilarious 90’s classic and romantic comedy Caroline in the City. I’m still rooting for Caroline and Richard to be together. The chemistry is undeniable.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 21Last Tuesday at 2:20 PM

Joanie Loves Chachi:

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 22Last Tuesday at 2:24 PM

OP, is there anything particular that draws you to Suddenly Susan? It seems so random. Your description of Season 3 and how some of the cast had quit plus the 4th season reboot sounds about right. It just seems like you intentionally left out some events.

Were you planning on rolling them out as though you had no previous knowledge? The glaring omission seems odd given that you watched the show.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 23Last Tuesday at 2:31 PM

R21 Ally McBeal stole its audience

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 24Last Tuesday at 2:32 PM

Blame it on my youth, R23!

I was a child when it aired, but my family would basically watch on the only TV in the house whatever dreck was on NBC from 8pm-10pm during the school week most of my childhood. I recently went back to see if it was as bad as I remembered and that Season Four intro was so painfully dated it inspired me to create a thread about the worst TV theme songs. I must say, this has been a blast thus far! Keep it up, please!

The Season Two intro is almost so bad it’s good... almost.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 25Last Tuesday at 2:36 PM

[quote] Blame it on my youth,

I hear you R25. You sound like quite the scally! And an observant one. Some might even say gifted.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 26Last Tuesday at 2:44 PM

R22 CHARLES IN CHARGE was even worse.

I doubt anyone wanted Scott Baio in charge of them.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 27Last Tuesday at 2:59 PM

So bad it comes out at the other hand and is good again: the NCIS theme. Not a song, I know.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 28Last Tuesday at 3:07 PM

A very obscure one, this failed and long forgotten British sitcom starring Chris Barrie (Red Dwarf, The Brittas Empire, the butler in the Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider films).

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 29Last Tuesday at 3:11 PM

‘Mistake Of Your Life’

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 30Last Tuesday at 3:12 PM
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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 31Last Tuesday at 3:38 PM

Rocky Road theme song from the mid 80s =

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 32Last Tuesday at 3:47 PM

Take your pick =

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 33Last Tuesday at 3:48 PM

This is my favorite of all awful theme songs because it comes from a very brief period (roughly 197982) where networks had the insane idea that sitcom theme songs would best be sung by the stars if the show. Tony Randall is okay, but Kaleena Kiff cannotsing, and Swoosie Kurtz sounds like she's trying out for a soprano part in the choir at the local Methodist church...

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 34Last Tuesday at 3:57 PM

The version of "The Facts of Life" from season one comes from that same period--and treated the audience to the wobbly singing of Charlotte Rae--when she goes into the high notes at the end it's truly jaw-dropping.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 35Last Tuesday at 4:02 PM

Lotsa Luck!

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 36Last Tuesday at 4:22 PM

R30 Who’s ever channeling Jennifer Love Hewitt there is doing some mighty fine sweater acting.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 37Last Tuesday at 4:57 PM

Yikes, R36, is that perhaps the most unattractive cast ever assembled for a network series? Not a looker in the bunch. Lotsa Luck is right!

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 38Last Tuesday at 5:03 PM

I was going to nominate this one but it kinda grows on you

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 39Last Tuesday at 6:32 PM

[quote] I was going to nominate this one but it kinda grows on you

No, Defarto, it grows on you. Don't cast a wide net. You are the one who idolizes hitler.

Stay in your own lane with your hate speech.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 40Last Tuesday at 6:36 PM

The Southern Charm Theme Song on Bravo was EXCREMENT.

The 1986-87 season of Knots Landing was fucking terrible. It was the Knots Landing Theme Goes To Jamaica. Absolutely atrocious.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 41Last Tuesday at 6:40 PM

Theme song aside, the Facts of Life actually did a pretty good job of retooling the show and knowing who to keep from that bloated first season cast. That and a Different World were probably two of the better efforts to fix and save a show. Usually, they just make it worse. Suddenly Susan is one that went from mediocre to less than mediocre with some of their changes. Newhart is another show that really improved with casting changes the second and third seasons, especially replacing the perfect maid with Stephanie and getting rid of the original neighbor.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 42Last Tuesday at 6:55 PM

r5 OMG this is one of the worst theme songs ever!!! i liked the show but as soon as Netflix offered the option to skip the opening theme, my finger was on that button like a trigger. Horrible.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 43Last Tuesday at 7:07 PM

Thank all of you for not mentioning me.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 44Last Tuesday at 7:07 PM

No worries Linda, In most homes it was known as the "Flo Program" or "The Kiss My Grits Lady Show".

You were just a homely lump with a shitty theme song.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 45Last Tuesday at 7:14 PM

The [italic]Who's the Boss[/italic] theme song was pretty dire as was the show. It's telling that the copyright owners actually let [italic]Family Guy[/italic] use it for a scene where Adam West is in Hell and trying to find something on TV to watch and that's all they have on every channel. Letterman already did that joke when the show was still running. I'll take ANY version of the FOL theme over that, even if it was played by Cousin Geri on the kazoo.

R34: They rerecorded that with Gladys Knight for the second season. Still not that memorable a song, but it sounds like heavy metal compared to this:

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 46Last Tuesday at 7:19 PM

I'm Doin' It The Best I Can ("Just the Ten of Us")

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 47Last Tuesday at 7:21 PM

You're SO going to Hell for that, R47, and so are you if you mention my show's theme or the lesbian who sang it.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 48Last Tuesday at 7:22 PM

The worst sitcom of all time (canceled after one episode) had the worst theme song of all time.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 49Last Tuesday at 7:27 PM

What about that time Grant Goodeve wrote lyrics to 8 is Enough and when on and on about “shiny new dimes.”

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 50Last Tuesday at 7:29 PM

Looking at Joanie Loves Chachi-why the fuck did they give Erin Moran that awful hairstyle? The show was set in the 60s and that hair is 80s dyke.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 51Last Tuesday at 7:35 PM

cringe

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 52Last Tuesday at 7:40 PM

i like Oprah, but she can't sing or dance

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 53Last Tuesday at 7:43 PM

This is a downside to Youtube. All of these should be forgotten forever, and never cross another synapse of any beautiful human minds.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 54Last Tuesday at 7:45 PM

Seinfeld music is like nails on a chalkboard to me. It wasn't a standard "intro" because, you know, the show was revolutionary and "edgy", a show about "nothing", when really was about a group of very unlikable people being awful in New York. They were funny and tiresome at the same time, very odd.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 55Last Tuesday at 8:40 PM

I'll take that over the [italic]Friends[/italic] theme any day, R55. That's the sort of song that makes me wish rock music had never been invented.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 56Last Tuesday at 8:42 PM

“Up Your Pavement” theme music

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 57Last Tuesday at 8:50 PM

[quote] Yikes, [R36], is that perhaps the most unattractive cast ever assembled for a network series? Not a looker in the bunch. Lotsa Luck is right!

Here’s an episode — notice Dom DeLuise’s body. He wasn’t fat. His face was fat but his body would not be considered fat today.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 58Last Tuesday at 9:02 PM

R6 I adore that intro to Felicity. That neeeeewwwwwww VER!-sion is good. Great voices, momentum and decent lyrics.

The original sounded so....granola bullshitty. I only watched the whole show through a few years back and was laughing everytime I heard that stupid woman ooooohhing eeeehhhhhing aaaahhhhing and waaaaaaying. Da fuq?

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 59Last Tuesday at 9:11 PM

The MASH theme song was SO fucking irritating and creepy! I turned the channel every time it came on.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 60Last Tuesday at 9:12 PM

The version from the movie has lyrics, R60.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 61Last Tuesday at 9:13 PM

Lotsa Luck was actually pretty funny despite the terrible open. Well it was funny to a little kid anyway. I remember it distinctly, strange to say.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 62Last Tuesday at 9:26 PM

R21: That's not a song, that's Little Orphan Annie having a nervous breakdown.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 63Last Tuesday at 9:31 PM

Yikes OP, you are right - that intro is trash. So Brooke Shields was pretty. Who cares? Why'd she get a show??

Loved the original Ally McBeal show and theme, but then they "amped up" the intro in season 4 and after Downey went to jail and half the cast bounced, the whole thing became a sad circus and the ratings went down down down....

That's what I think of when I see this last frenetic intro....sounds terrible too.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 64Last Tuesday at 9:34 PM

[quote] Lotsa Luck was actually pretty funny despite the terrible open

I liked The Super with Bruno Kirby (young Clemenza in Godfather) and Richard Castellano (older Clemenza in Godfather), a similar early 70s working class family sitcom. I get Lotsa Luck & The Super mixed up in my memory. All in the Family & Sanford & Son set off a rash of working class family shows after years of middle class families in pristine homes. Can’t find any episodes of The Super.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 65Last Tuesday at 9:58 PM

Forgotten Canadian show called Check It Out.

Epitome of cheesy 80s opening. It appears that they had exactly $5 to film this. The actors dont even seem interested.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 66Last Tuesday at 10:16 PM

[quote] Epitome of cheesy 80s opening. It appears that they had exactly $5 to film this.

And $4.50 of that was paying Don Adams' bus fare to Canada.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 67Last Tuesday at 10:17 PM

The alternative DAWSON’S CREEK theme. I didn’t want to wait for that song to be over. Why would you replace my perfect track with that twee tinny little piece of crap?

And I could really have used those kickbacks, too. What could have been...

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 68Last Wednesday at 12:39 AM

R55 I agree about the Seinfeld stuff. I must've blocked it out or I would've added it upthread..

R54 They need to be reminders to get the theme right (if one is used for a show).

Just compare the original Gilligan's Island theme to the one we all know & love.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 69Last Wednesday at 12:49 AM

The original Gilligan’s Island song doesn’t make sense - a Caribbean beat, a Mexican accent (carrumba!) and a Hawaiian ukulele.

Sherwood Schwartz was a longtime Hollywood insider. He knew to put his name on everything because it would pay off in the end. Did he actually write the more familiar Gilligan’s Island theme himself, or did he pay someone to write it & to give him the writing credit, which was common practice in music/entertainment industry? Who knows. But he got rid of the original theme & replaced it with one with his name on it & that’s what mattered.

He also never told the stars of the show they should negotiate for the right to endless reruns instead of just 6 airings.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 70Last Wednesday at 6:58 AM

R35- You're an idiot.

The first season theme song of TFOL was THE BEST.

The late season theme songs of TFOL were HORRIBLE as someone posted earlier in the thread.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 71Last Wednesday at 7:07 AM

R49- That show has THE SAME set as the first seaon of The Facts Of Life.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 72Last Wednesday at 7:09 AM

[quote] Worst TV Theme Songs Ever

Gene Roddenberry dashed off lyrics to the original series theme so he could screw Alexander Courage out of half the music rights.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 73Last Wednesday at 7:10 AM

Hello Larry! Portland is a long way from LA. Yes it is.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 74Last Wednesday at 8:05 AM

I actually really liked the Cosby show opening lol.

I think the worst I’ve ever heard was Small Wonder, the unfunny sitcom about a little girl android.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 75Last Wednesday at 8:08 AM

I have never heard of the series Felicity. But it looks in the opening like there is his male eye candy?

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 76Last Wednesday at 8:14 AM

Uncle Waldo's Cartoon Show.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 77Last Wednesday at 8:19 AM

I think the “opinionation” song wins...and thanks for getting it stuck in my head.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 78Last Wednesday at 8:20 AM

R76 Double eye Candy as befits a love triangle, Scott Speedman as Ben the bad boy and Scott Foley as Noel, the good guy. Double Scott goodness!

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 79Last Wednesday at 8:30 AM

Great examples. You’re killing it, bitches! Keep up the great work.

Not necessarily the worst, but definitely odd - COP ROCK.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 80Last Wednesday at 1:32 PM

Another Brit one but 'Eastenders' theme song with lyrics had cats leaping to their death.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 81Last Wednesday at 1:49 PM

^^^EASTENDERS is an actual song? With lyrics???

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 82Last Wednesday at 2:23 PM

In 1983, NBC launched their reboot TV series based on its iconic cinematic forbearer: CASABLANCA: The Series! Certainly the opening theme set to the clips of the new cast and how this was going to play out is instructive.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 83Last Wednesday at 8:06 PM

This is especially awful for having as its first rhymed words "caring" and "sharing."

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 84Last Wednesday at 9:28 PM

The worst

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 85Last Wednesday at 9:44 PM

Lame af

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 86Last Wednesday at 9:50 PM

Our House intro, but I guess this show gets points for featuring DL faves Shannon Doherty and Deidre Hall! Plus Uncle Diabeetus Wilford Brimley!

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 87Last Wednesday at 10:09 PM

No no, *this* is the worst...

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 88Last Wednesday at 10:12 PM

R88 is either a bitter Anne Tremko or Bob Golic.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 89Last Wednesday at 10:15 PM

Not like the original was any good to begin with.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 90Last Wednesday at 10:39 PM

Oh come on, R84, R86 and R87 — those are nowhere near the WORST theme songs ever.

Resurfacing the theme to Co-Ed Fever for comparison:

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 91Last Wednesday at 10:44 PM

Whoever created this must have snorted enough cocaine to keep Colombia solvent for a decade, which is way longer than this show lasted.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 92Last Wednesday at 10:44 PM

Hodge Podge Lodge was horrendous with these screeching children. As a firm rule, children should not be allowed to sing opening theme songs.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 93Last Wednesday at 10:45 PM

[quote]As a firm rule, children should not be allowed to sing opening theme songs.

Excuse me?

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 94Last Wednesday at 10:47 PM

Little-known fact: The theme to We Got It Made is what destroyed Tom Villard's immune system, not HIV.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 95Last Wednesday at 10:50 PM

Honestly, R91, there is nothing more horrendous (thus far). Unbelievably atrocious and also “trying” so hard at the same time. Who could ever watch that and say it was cute/fun?!!

Grand is def close second though. Yikes.

Thanks for keeping this nightmare circus of horrors going everyone. Tbh I always knew you bitches would come through.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 96Last Wednesday at 10:54 PM

[quote] This is my favorite of all awful theme songs because it comes from a very brief period (roughly 197982) where networks had the insane idea that sitcom theme songs would best be sung by the stars if the show.

I know, right?

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 97Last Wednesday at 10:58 PM

Were there just too many versions of Linda scatting away the Alice theme to include and thus canceled herself out?

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 98Last Wednesday at 11:02 PM

A perfectly lovely flute melody was wasted on the otherwise-egregious theme to Disney Afternoon’s ADVENTURES OF THE GUMMI BEARS.

The awful drum machine track, the obnoxious imperial parp, the cheesy lyric, the overblown vocal line from Joseph Williams (son of John Williams, and lead singer of Toto)...shiteous.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 99Last Thursday at 2:34 AM

Compare to the wonderful, inventive and apt themes for other Disney toons, such as GARGOYLES, TALESPIN, DOUG, RECESS, and GOOF TROOP, and you wonder how Eisner signed off on the GUMMI BEARS theme.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 100Last Thursday at 2:38 AM

The Jonas Brothers did themselves dirty, writing such a bad theme for their own sitcom. Or maybe that was the point....🤔

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 101Last Thursday at 2:48 AM

The only things I remember about Suddenly Susan were that there was an episode dedicated to the premise that old people can be mesmerized by butterscotch candies and that I thought Kathy Griffin's character was a lazy knockoff of the redhead from Newsradio.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 102Last Thursday at 3:11 AM

Like these, R34?

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 103Last Thursday at 6:41 AM

That [italic]Grand[/italic] theme is an abomination. It’s the sort of thing that thinks it’s clever but is actually just annoyingly smug and honestly too maudlin to be a sitcom theme song.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 104Last Thursday at 7:00 AM

[quote] Kathy Griffin's character was a lazy knockoff of the redhead from Newsradio.

Exactly correct. And Vicki Lewis was much funnier than Kathy's performance.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 105Last Thursday at 7:09 AM

Speaking of NewsRadio, wasn’t Andy Dick somehow involved or responsible for providing the drugs to David Strickland from Suddenly Susan right before he killed himself? I know he got Phil Hartman’s wife back on blow which lead to her murder/suicide, but I think it was rumored at the time he was “friends” with closeted Strickland, too.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 106Last Thursday at 7:14 AM

And, to answer my own question, yes he was... what a puke.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 107Last Thursday at 7:17 AM

I don't remember Grand at all. The cast seemed to have a few people they were really trying hard to make the next big thing for a few years.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 108Last Thursday at 7:23 AM

Down To Earth. Everything is bad about this theme song , opening credits and the show itself. Don't think anyone in the cast id anything of note afterward.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 109Last Thursday at 7:40 AM

David Strickland was so attractive and lovely, I miss him.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 110Last Thursday at 7:41 AM

"JenniFER, wotcha doin to me..."

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 111Last Thursday at 8:22 AM

America is clamoring for a Small Wonder reboot! I think Elliot Page would be perfect for the role of Vicki the Robot, except they'd have to change the name to Victor.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 112Last Thursday at 8:27 AM

This was such a depressing song.

Diana Canova had been one of the most beloved performers on "Soap," but she left it to do this awful depressing sitcom. At this time (@1980), sitcoms were nothing but single parents with annoying cute small children--this trend nearly killed the genre since they just weren't funny. But then "The Cosby Show" revitalized everything (even though it wasn't that good).

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 113Last Thursday at 8:47 AM

OMG R113 I'm going to have nightmares about that child's teeth in the opening credits! Like the before picture in an ad for veneers.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 114Last Thursday at 9:16 AM

The late 80s early 90s had a number of sitcoms with intros and theme songs so lame they actually dissuaded you from watching. Then there were ones I would watch just for the intro, like Hill Street Blues. And intro should compel you to watch, not make you say, damn looks stupid af.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 115Last Thursday at 9:25 AM

^An

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 116Last Thursday at 9:25 AM

MacGyver's theme song was inspired and produced by the lowest model Casio keyboard. I like watching Monk and it's followed by MacGyver so I always hear the theme before my lazy ass changes the channel.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 117Last Thursday at 9:35 AM

This is memorably awful.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 118Last Thursday at 11:02 AM

Not only is the theme song of this completely non-descript, but the concept is hilariously awful. it would be like the kind of syndicated TV show Joey Tribbiani would get a role in on FRIENDS.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 119Last Thursday at 11:08 AM

Yellow Rose of Texas

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 120Last Thursday at 11:30 AM

Creepy.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 121Last Thursday at 11:33 AM

Wow, the boomers really ruined popular culture, didn’t they?

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 122Last Thursday at 11:40 AM

I hated season 1 intro of the Doris Day Show. The one with the spiral staircase and fashion show, on the other hand, is perfection.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 123Last Thursday at 11:45 AM

Parks & Rec and 30 Rock's theme songs used to drive me batty.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 124Last Thursday at 11:47 AM

R99 I forgot about Gummi Bears! I kind of love how a Disney cartoon from the mid-1980s has such an overblown theme song. It's not right, but... it's okay.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 125Last Thursday at 11:51 AM

[quote] Then there were ones I would watch just for the intro, like Hill Street Blues. And intro should compel you to watch, not make you say, damn looks stupid af

Other good examples: LA Law, The Rockford Files, St. Elsewhere, Room 222.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 126Last Thursday at 12:02 PM

I love the theme to Taxi as well. I’d always watch the intro or outro. Was never a fan of the show but it was a bit over my head as a kid.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 127Last Thursday at 12:26 PM

Marilu Henner remembers every note of that opening theme song to Taxi.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 128Last Thursday at 12:29 PM

I haven’t seen the show in years, so maybe they’ve changed it, but I hated the intro to Fear The Walking Dead.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 129Last Thursday at 1:50 PM

I kind of liked the Dear John theme. It reminds me of cozy evenings at home.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 130Last Thursday at 1:59 PM

Since we’re bashing Disney shows, I nominate [italic]Kim Possible[/italic] and [italic]That’s So Raven[/italic] as the absolute worst themes.

Both the [italic]Sister Sister[/italic] themes were pretty obnoxious, but THE Disney Channel just showed reruns of that and didn’t actually air it first.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 131Last Thursday at 1:59 PM

[quote] America is clamoring for a Small Wonder reboot!

But only if I return to reprise my triumph as Harriet Brindle!

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 132Last Thursday at 2:02 PM

This treacly intro—for a shitty late-'80s sitcom that managed to ensnare Grant Tinker and Bryan Cranston—may be fatal to diabetics.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 133Last Friday at 12:46 AM

[quote] Since we’re bashing Disney shows, I nominate Kim Possible

“Call me, beep me” does nothing for you? Weird.

The theme for EVEN STEVENS (also with Christy Carlson-Romano) was one of the best on Disney Channel. So jazzy! And the claymation title sequence was really unique and looked great, also.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 134Last Friday at 1:01 AM

All the fonts used in Disney Channel sitcom title sequences were crimes against design.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 135Last Friday at 4:39 PM

Not the worst, but I never liked The Green Hornet theme. It was too frenetic and made me anxious. It really was like a little hornet was flying all around.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 136Last Friday at 4:41 PM

R133: That title sequence called for a more upbeat song than that. That song sounds like it belongs in a bank commercial.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 137Last Friday at 4:42 PM

I should have gotten more residuals for this shit!!

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 138Last Friday at 10:14 PM

Teri Copley's tits have returned to their roots — Jesus!

She told the 700 Club all about her previously heathen ways:

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 139Last Friday at 10:20 PM

Miss Faye Dunaway was no stranger to bad sitcom intros... actually, this collection of CBS promos for “It Had To Be You” may be worse than anything proffered hence... weighed salads included.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 140Last Friday at 10:50 PM

Wow, R140's video! Faye Dunaway radiates such warmth and appeal! I am dying to watch her in a romantic comedy on Friday nights on CBS at 8pm! Said no one ever.

TBH, Faye was pretty good and game in that sitcom — a lot better than history recalls, especially compared to Candice Bergen's first season of Murphy Brown. And WAY better than in those promos.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 141Last Friday at 11:04 PM

r14 wins

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 142Last Friday at 11:06 PM

As I said to the respectable journalists just prior to the Lloyd Webber press conference about his Sunset debacle, why are we not talking about the Brando/Depp film that was the toast of Cannes? Why do we dwell on these enterprises which did not showcase my ineffable artistry at its best? WHY?

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 143Last Friday at 11:15 PM

Dear John was a good theme song. not a great show but was interesting.

News Radio on the other hand was outstanding, funny.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 144Last Friday at 11:36 PM

Christ, just stumbled upon this doozy for the Wayland Flowers and Madame vehicle. Who knew Corey Feldman was in it, I’m surprised he hasn’t listed Madame as one of his abusers. The guy playing the butler looks very familiar like he’s played that part before.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 145Last Friday at 11:39 PM

How about this horrible 1990s remake of "The Love Boat"? They butchered the theme song. And the show was a cheap imitation of the original, with bottom-of-the-barrel guest stars.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 146Yesterday at 12:10 AM

I was never fond of the sappy theme song for "Eight is Enough," but dear God, what is this synthesized shit they used for the reunion movie from 1989? (also featuring a new Abby who looks nothing like the original Abby, and Willie Aames' scary mullet). It's all the worst of the 1980s wrapped up in a minute and a half.

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 147Yesterday at 12:23 AM

That’s so true. Bob Urich is the kiss of death, no matter the great and acclaimed talent he is lucky to be paired with on a major series.

An albatross.

Imagine if Brando or even Depp had done my brilliant series! The mind remains confounded by what could have been.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 148Yesterday at 12:48 AM

Star Trek Enterprise

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by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 149Yesterday at 12:59 AM

I never realized they had done a reunion movie R147. I forgot that Grant Goodeve gave me feelings that at the time I did not understand. Didn't he and Janet divorce on the series? Looks like they might reconcile in that movie. Joanie appears to have become a successful actress -- who seems to think it is the 1940s -- although I guess hats did make a bit of a comeback in the 80s. On a superficial level, in the appearance crazy acting world, it would have made more sense for Nancy to make it big in the acting world. You can tell by how self-important Tommy looks with his cell phone, that he will be having some very special lesson about what is important in life during the movie. I am a bit curious why they are all carrying briefcases as if they are attending some big business meeting. Now I am kind of curious to see how well the series has aged (I am assuming the reunion movie - not well at all).

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 150Yesterday at 4:39 AM

R150 I almost imagine that after all this time the first mother’s will has finally emerged and they are arriving at the law office for the reading. There will be shocking (SHOCKING I TELL YOU) revelations in it that will shake the 8 is Enough family to its very core turning brother against brother, sister against sister and parent and stepparent against child. They will struggle to find out if 8 is truly enough or not. But in the end, one more “lost” Christmas gift from the dead mother will materialize, this time for Nicholas and not Tommy, that will right every wrong and soothe all hurt feelings.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 151Yesterday at 6:19 AM

Wait, there was a Casablanca TV show? Wow, I always learn new things at the datalounge. David Soul was a pretty piss poor substitute for Bogie

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 152Yesterday at 8:05 AM

The real trivial things you remember . I remember a review of the Casablanca series, that said David Soul was doing his best to remind us he was not Bogie -- he did not need to worry about it. Never did see the show. As sacrilegious as this sounds, with the right cast and writing, that could actually be the setting of an interesting series as long as they were not trying to reproduce the movie.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 153Yesterday at 8:09 AM

^^deserves to be mentioned twice in one thread

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 154a day ago

If Tom Villard had loved Teri Copley's, um, rack as much as Jesus does, he might still be alive.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 15511 hours ago

The Addams Family Theme. So cheap sounding, like the producers picked it up on sale at K-Mart. Charles Addams deserved better.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 15611 hours ago

[quote]Then there were ones I would watch just for the intro, like Hill Street Blues. And intro should compel you to watch, not make you say, damn looks stupid af

Like R115 and R126, I started watching Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere just because their theme songs were so good.

Of course I discovered the writing and characterizations were brilliant and the excellent themes were just icing on the cake. Can't say that about shows anymore.

by Kathy Griffin’s $10 Million (in cash)reply 15711 hours ago

Who needs a classy tune anyway? Ode to who? Not me. I want my name in the the theme song. #3!

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