Red Barchetta

Back on the TV-theme-song tip (do people still use “tip” that way? cool people, I mean?), here’s an article thrown at me by Noodles that I probably should have written myself. It regards the death of the TV theme song. I agree with the writer’s overall sentiment, but I don’t agree with his top ten TV themes. I never agree with anything, do I?

Well, the item I don’t agree with the most is The Sopranos. I don’t think of that as a true television theme song because it wasn’t written specifically for the show. Ditto The Benny Hill Show — although “Yakety Sax” is always funny and there should be a law that it must be played at every dog run. Anyway, here’s my top ten:

10. It’s Garry Shandling’s Show
9. Diff’rent Strokes
8. The Dukes of Hazzard
7. Magnum P.I.
6. Gilligan’s Island
5. WKRP in Cincinnati
4. The Brady Bunch
3. The Six Million Dollar Man
2. Sanford and Son
1. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

Yes, the top two spots are occupied by shows that take place at a junkyard. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Speaking of which, an honorable mention to The Fall Guy!

I haven’t had a Twinkie in over a decade. Where my Twinkie at!?