Friday, June 27, 2014

With This Stream We Tackle The Theme!

Ever notice how the TV theme is dead and now the title is mostly all that is said? Ever notice how the TV theme is dead and the titles are so long they hurt your head? The Following, poof, that is all you are swallowing. House of Cards, waiting, waiting, waiting, goes on forever as your pupils are dilating. But none have a catchy theme on their stream. I wonder why? Shhhh commercials are not the cause, you lie.

New York is where I'd rather stay,
I get allergic smelling hay.
So they give hay a bad name.
No wonder they lost their fame.

Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name,
And they are always glad you came.
Can't have that, oh no!
Some sexual innuendo may grow.

Then one day he was shooting at some food,
And up from the ground came a bubbling crude.
Advertising the NRA and big oil.
That has to annoy one with the hat of tin foil.

Here we come, walking down the street,
Getting the funniest looks from everyone we meet.
What? It promotes walking.
Damn, that has to go as it ruins phone talking.

Sunday, Monday happy days.
Tuesday, Wednesday happy days.
What? Happy people all around?
Have to bury that theme song in the ground.

We've been waiting for you,
Where the kisses are hers and hers and his, three's company too!
They promote threesomes as well.
My, they have to be damned to hell.

There were times when I lost a dream or two.
Found the trail, and at the end was you. 

What? You want people to lose then go into the woods?
Some weird creature may pop out and steal your goods.

Whatever happened to predictability,
The milkman, the paperboy, the evening TV.
Oh no! Promoting boring things.
We can't have a song with no mention of flings.

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip
That started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship.

What? taking ships for trips?
The airline industry would give all fat lips.

In west Philadelphia born and raised.
On the playground was where I spent most of my days.

What? Not at the office working?
What next? In the street twerking?

So that is why the theme song has died. It offends airlines, sends people in the woods, makes them not work and makes them avoid a hay ride. Oh the shame. What? No, commercials and cheapos are no to blame. Did you get all with this pass? They were engrained in the head of my little rhyming ass.

Fill your rummer, get drunk all summer.

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    1. It's # 20 perfect 10 twice over
      Nice to savor!

      Hank

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    2. 20 in a row
      No stopping you at my show

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  2. Promoting boring things - funny!
    Wow, some of those take me back. They were part of my childhood. Yes, I feel old now...

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    1. They all get stuck in ones head
      I watched them in reruns to no dread

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  3. Loved that Three's Company theme song
    Such a great show, it was hard to say "so long"
    And the Fresh Prince song is the catchiest one ever
    Following Will Smith on his southern cal endeavors

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    1. Yeah that was before he got an ego the size of a tank
      Even though he probably owns a bank

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  4. 'go where everybody knows your name'
    Remembered some of the whole gang
    Norm and Dr Crane
    Carla and Diane
    They were all there 'cheering' big old Sam

    Hank

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    1. They sure did cheer
      Was fun when all were near

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  5. Love, exciting and new
    Come Aboard. We're expecting you.

    what no love boat at your shore
    adventure could come knocking at your door

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    1. haha damn love boat
      That song gets stuck in ones head to with each note

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  6. hahaha its funny to think that the beverly hillbillies might have been an NRA promotion....hey, i like the following, it makes it easier to play 6 degrees of kevin bacon...nice cheers ref...have not seen that is forever....

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    1. haha that one just popped in
      As i went for a spin
      The following is a fun one
      Cheers was well done

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  7. With no television at my den
    I may have missed a reference or ten,
    Still, I'm surprised you missed Petticoat Junction...
    Cat, you may need extreme unction!

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    1. I didn't ride the little train
      Damn Uncle Joe must be in pain

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  8. I just adore a penthouse view! I was just in NYC a few days ago.

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    1. haha got to see it all
      There at your hall

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    2. And how are your "hotch cakes?"

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    3. What are those?
      Involve zombie toes

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  9. I just adore a penthouse view. I was just in NYC a few days ago.

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    1. Guess it was so nice
      You had to say it twice

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  10. Awesome. I never really realized that before! I found myself singing along with those themes in my head as I recognized each one. You only managed to stump me on a couple. This was fun!! With Gilligan, the Skipper too, the millionaire.... HA HA

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  11. Come listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed
    Poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed...

    ha! I loved that song. And look at Terry just above me hobnobbing with the rich and famous in the penthouse! :)

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    1. haha you get goofy and the mutt
      She gets the rich at her hut

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  12. It's funny, when you think about it, that in the 70s and 80s they seemed to think they needed to explain the plot of the show to you in the theme music. But maybe it's more that we're impatient now and we want the show to start! I've been watching Melrose Place and Dawson's Creek on Netflix and the long opening where we see all the cast members and the actors' names definitely seems unnecessary--but now you can just go online and see all their names. Or maybe it's just that we realize it doesn't really matter what their darn names are!

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    1. haha that is true
      Who cares in what you view
      You just want to watch it
      And not go about some cast fit
      But friggin Game of thrones or house of cards
      Is longer than any by yards

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  13. Theme songs were fun when on TV
    You dropped whatever and sent to see
    When brother and I get together
    Doesn't matter what the weather
    Two old farts will sing until boo'd
    The story about Jed and the bubblin' crude

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    1. haha should put that one youtube at your sea
      That would getting plenty of hits for thee

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  14. Um what sexual innuendo would grow from the Cheers theme song!?

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  15. LOL. Too funny. You're always thinking.

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  16. Yeah, what happened to the theme song anyway?
    With the big arse K-clan it went away.
    They could use the big ole butt song
    But Honey Boo Boo would cry "Wrong!"
    Cuz her Mommy owns rites to that song.

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    1. Who let the dogs out works for them all
      Should keep them locked in a stall

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  17. That one about the dream and the trail is kind of creepy!

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    1. You were at a loss
      For who's the boss

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  18. Geez, Pat, even the mom who never watches TV, recognized some of these themes, which means they are older than dirt. Are you dating yourself or do you watch a bunch of TVLand? MOL

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    1. lol I watched a bunch of reruns as a kid
      And they got stuck beneath this lid

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  19. Lots of classic theme songs
    In TV days gone by,
    Stuff we sang along with
    And still remember, if we try.
    One of my favorites
    That we all knew yesteryear
    Is the one about Davy Crockett...
    King of the wild frontier.

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    1. haha even i know that one
      Stuck in my head a ton

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  20. Space: The final frontier
    These are the voyages of the Starship, Enterprise
    Not a rhyme, I know
    But oh, the places I'd go
    Humming the tune in my head
    Not a single other theme song instead

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    1. haha that one doesn't rhyme
      But still a fun chime

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  21. The other day I was discussing this very "disappearance" of TV show themes with a friend!

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    1. Can you imagine if today's TV shows did have theme songs? Try to imagine shows like The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad with horrible-but-catchy themes!

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    2. hahaha not sure they'd be taken a seriously if it were so
      Then again could bring the more casual viewer to the show

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  22. orlin N cassie....

    did ya ever wunder ...N we think thiz haz been brought up bee fore...why de howellz wuz de onlee onez ta ever haza change oh wardrobe for a three hour toor...N like once they landed on terra firma WHO dee sided it wuz gonna bee called GILLIGAN'S eye land....like how did that come about, rock, paper scissorz ??

    heerz two a yellowtail horse mackerull kinda week oh end !!

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    1. lol good questions indeed
      Maybe the dumbest, Gilligan, decided at their feed
      As for the wardrobe
      I guess the rich just have much to travel the globe

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  23. I love all those theme songs! This is great! My fave shows all gathered in one place, here at your blog!
    jean :)

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    1. The cat can do more
      But then it would get long at my shore

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  24. I too miss those fun and upbeat beginnings to a favorite show,
    They use all the good tunes to push products we know.

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    1. Yeah ads are what they are all about
      With today's theme shout

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  25. Not many, if any, themes now a days. At least nothing to get stuck in my head

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    1. Nope, there are few
      If any indeed to view

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    1. Or maybe just wise
      Then could be lies

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  27. Oh how I loved "Happy Days." There's a statue of John Travolta at our Lake Front. They don't make series like this any more. Happy Happy Happy Days!

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    1. Happy days was a grand show
      As the told all to sit on it on the go

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  28. That was a lot of fun Pat! We were singing right along!

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  29. My gosh, I knew all these theme songs
    some from years in the past
    I didn't realize I watched that much TV
    I must get a life, alas!

    betty

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    1. haha well you've been around a while
      So had chance to turn many a dial

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  30. New York is where I'd rather stay
    Yep, that's me, I'm here every day
    Sunday, Monday Happy Days
    Tuesday Wednesday Happy days :)

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    1. Happy days in New York
      As long as you don't get stabbed with a fork lol

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    2. No worries, Spiderman
      will protect you from all crime

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    3. As he swings away
      Making all pay

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  31. No more themes to sing
    with this silly PC thing!

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    1. Yeah one word
      And they go all absurd

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  32. We all know why Jack Tripper lived there

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    1. Yeah, obvious indeed
      Why living there took seed

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  33. I got most of those..dang I'm old because I remember the older ones right away.

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    1. haha the older ones first
      Could be age with today's burst

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  34. i prefer tv shows with a short intro....with all the binge watching of tv shows you can do it just gets in the way.

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    1. Yeah it is a pain
      Although many are extended at ones lane

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  35. I used to like the theme songs back in the day. Now, they grate my nerves. Thank God for dvr where you can just record and skip right over them now!

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    1. Just push past them all
      Easy peasy now at ones hall

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  36. Hey Hey Were The Monkees, and people say we monkey around.
    You know the rest.

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    1. I know some of it at least at my sea
      The first part is easy

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