View Full Version : The Bill Cosby Show Theme (1969-1972)
01-29-2002, 10:04 PM
Anyone know where I can get the original Bill Cosby Show theme? Not any of his recent series, but this series ran from 1969-1972 in which he played a High School Physical Education teacher.
If you mean download it, it is available in the 'B' section of the main Sitcoms Online (http://www.sitcomsonline.com) page. The show ran for only 2 seasons, 1969-1971 - not 1972.
04-06-2006, 03:37 PM
I remember the theme being written by quincy jones. But has anyone noticed how similar it sounds to the theme from Barney Miller? I wonder if the composer for Barney Miller was a fan of The Bill Cosby Show. I believe that both themes are available on this site. Compare the two and decide.
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04-10-2006, 07:10 PM
...but the two themes are different. Quincy Jones wrote "Hikky-Burr" exclusively for Cosby, while Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson wrote "BARNEY MILLER"'s theme for Danny Arnold's production company. Both have an "urban" feel and 'get-down' guitar licks, but Jones' theme is more funky. Elliott & Ferguson's theme has a horn solo that stands out towards the end....different neighborhoods, I suppose........
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