When America was funky.

4YearGraduate4YearGraduate 2,945 Posts
edited February 2016 in Off Topic (NRR)
SMH at the current state of TV theme writing in America. Thanks for the great childhood - go usa.

and so many more.


  • dayday 9,611 Posts

  • shooteralishooterali 1,591 Posts

  • day said:

    How could i forget!

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    4YearGraduate said:


    For real, though, I actually find myself harkening back to the earnestness of some of those TV themes. I know this one's well-loved round both these and my native parts, though completely unfunky (listen through ??? it's the full version with all of the mostly never-before-heard verses):

    And this just one makes me want to thumb my way to parts unknown:

  • LoopDreamsLoopDreams 1,195 Posts
    That Barney Miller intro is the Business.

  • Hotsauce84Hotsauce84 8,450 Posts
    How could i forget!

    Damn, Thes! Do you have that beat in mp3 form? Or just this live clip? It's dooooope!


    Lydia Cornell = GOOD LORD!!!

    Also, why didn't Jm J get billing on the credits?? Also also, we used to use "Jm J" in place of "ghey" back in the day. I think I'm gonna bring that back.

  • Hotsauce84Hotsauce84 8,450 Posts
    DB_Cooper said:

    What Wu affiliate sampled this again??

  • Hotsauce84Hotsauce84 8,450 Posts
    Herm said:
    DB_Cooper said:

    What Wu affiliate sampled this again??


  • sticky_dojahsticky_dojah New York City. 2,136 Posts

  • MjukisMjukis 1,675 Posts
    Jspr said:
    4YearGraduate said:

    I almost bought the DVD of the complete first season at the supermarket last week but was afraid it would be too weird to revisit.
    Justine Bateman... Use to conjure up that ;blap: 'in feeling when I was young.

    Bob James killed that one.

  • DocMcCoyDocMcCoy "Go and laugh in your own country!" 5,917 Posts
    The theme from that Barney Miller spin-off Fish was pretty funky too. Can't find a clip of the opening titles on YouTube, or anywhere else, for that matter.

  • nzshadownzshadow 5,518 Posts
    Great thread.

    Surprisingly New Zealand was broadcasting alot of these shows BITD. I grewup on these series', most of thoselisted were favorites, considering we were on the other sideof the planet this is pretty fucking amazing.

    A few favorites:

  • Oh yeah

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts

  • God damn i forgot about One Day at a Time.

  • SnagglepusSnagglepus 1,756 Posts

  • BreezBreez 1,706 Posts
    Snagglepus said:

    I remember being a shorty and laughing my ass off when Quincy would pull back the sheet and the cops would faint & get sick.
    BTW, I have a college jazz record that coverd the Barney Miller theme and they killed it. It started with a drum braek. I can't remember what college it was. If I get a chance to pull it out I'll post it.

  • Plaese to post!

  • The_NonThe_Non 5,691 Posts
    Gets a lil ridackulous in the middle, but still good:


    Less obvious:

  • The_NonThe_Non 5,691 Posts
    Tons on this vid are good, but 2:59 "Police Story" end music kills it:

  • SnagglepusSnagglepus 1,756 Posts
    Probably too obvious to mention (yet I'm still surprised it wasn't mentioned) ...

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,780 Posts

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,780 Posts
    Dude... Jokers Wild Theme!!

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,780 Posts
    Tic Tac Dough, Bitches

  • YES

  • 4YearGraduate said:
    As double K elegantly pointed out tonight, Alice Season 3 was the actual real shit


    OG Barak

  • dayday 9,611 Posts
    I'm about to go waaaay back.

    That synth was killing it.

    I used to catch re-runs of this as a likkle yoot. What's up with no Three's Company love on youtube tho?

    Donny Hathaway FTW

    This shit could never, everever exist nowadays. It probably shouldn't have in the first place.

    Ahead of it's time.

  • so good ... most of these little themes were played by the usual suspects

    probably Carol Kaye and John Guerin were involved most of the times...

    this was british

  • Hotsauce84Hotsauce84 8,450 Posts
    For some reason I always wanted to punch that little fat neighbor kid in the mouth.


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