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Old 11-16-2008, 01:32 AM   #61
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Sanford and Son's theme song SUCKS
I always liked it, espescially the long version. And I agree with TripperFan on "The Facts of Life" and everyone else who's not a fan of Joe Cocker's cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends." John Belushi's spoof of him kicked ass.

Speaking of Alan Thicke, the theme from "Growing Pains" has never been anything else but annoying to me. In one episode late in the series I think they made fun of it(Kirk Cameron & Chelsea Noble were supposed to be in some acapella singing group or something, I forget the story line behind that).

"I'll Be There For You," from Friends was irritating, but for the first season and a half, I thought it was catchy. The same goes for "Found a Way," from Drake & Josh, however, lately I'm starting to warm up to it a bit again.
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I'm usually over at the Unsolved Mysteries board, but I couldn't help checking out this thread as soon as I saw it. There are so many tv themes I hate.

The worst ones:

Friends. Without a shadow of a doubt the most annoying theme song in all of television history.
Who's the Boss. The opening notes make me cringe.
Alf
Silver Spoons, the "rock" version used from 1986 to the final season.
The Facts of Life, the first season version with Charlotte Rae singing in it.
Family Matters
Step by Step
Chico and the Man
Sex & the City
The Rockford Files
Perfect Strangers
St. Elsewhere
Scrubs
Newhart
And I may catch heat for this, but I loathe the Miami Vice theme.

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WKRP close and Wonder Years.
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I'm usually over at the Unsolved Mysteries board, but I couldn't help checking out this thread as soon as I saw it. There are so many tv themes I hate.

The worst ones:

Chico and the Man
Hey, that theme had some significant inspiration to it....lol!

Another candidate I nominate was the final season theme tune of Diff'rent Strokes.

Of the three or four '80s Embassy-TV-produced shows "Diff'rent Strokes," "Silver Spoons," "The Facts of Life" and "Who's the Boss?," the updated theme tune for "Diff'rent Strokes" had the worst updated theme tune of the four.

It sounded very '80s alright...in a very weak '80s way that is
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The "La La La LaLa La La Lala" version of the Rhoda theme. It sounded like the kids from Sesame Street.
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That's probably why they replaced it with an instrumental version the next season. Everybody hated it.
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wow, you are SO right about the last version of the Happy Days theme... I liked Happy Days when it first came on, but only for the first couple of years (basically, while the main guys were still in high school).

But the other morning, my wife was watching a show early in the morning. After her show was over, Happy Days came on, and the TV was still running.. and they played the last version of the theme song...omg, that was horrible! I'd stopped watching Happy Days a long time ago, and never even knew that version existed... that version definitely belongs in the pantheon of bad TV theme song performances... wow, was that ever bad!!
Out of curiosity, I found the theme song you are talking about on Youtube. That was pretty bad! They should have kept the original, most definitely!!!

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Like another poster who got over emotional, I feel the need to defend a few that are some of my favorites: Sanford & Son, All in the Family, Good Times, Amen, Perfect Strangers and Silver Spoons. Also some other good ones like: Gimme a Break, 70s Show, Wonder Years (you would think the original would have to be better, but no, Joe Cocker sucks - his version of nothing is better), Who's the Boss, Charles in Charge (hated the show, but good song), Matlock, Big Bang, Facts of Life, Growing Pains, Dear John, Newhart, St. Elsewhere. Sorry, but I feel protective and sentimental over all of these and makes me agree that some of you have questionable taste. These were great themes.

Now to the list of the ones I hate...

A Different World
Step by Step (this was like the last show that attempted to have a good, traditional theme song...fail).
Home Improvement (this started the change to the new wave themes = garbage).
Yes Dear
Mr. Wizard
Judging Amy
Roc
Reba

and I dare you to come up with a sappier trio than...

7th Heaven
Gilmore Girls
One Tree Hill

Can I just say everything after 1990? Sure, there are a couple good ones sprinkled in, but the % goes way down with each passing decade. Starting in the 2010's and going backwards it creeps up through the 90s, then there is a huge spike in the 80s that bell curves back to the 50s.
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