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TV Themes: What It's All About

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 09:58 AM

Actually, only one type of TV theme song has really disappeared: The “explainer,” where the lyrics set up the story. Classic example: Gilligan’s Island (“just sit right back and you’ll hear the tale, the tale of a fateful trip…”). Some kids’ shows, like "Hannah Montana," still have something like that, but for adult shows, I guess people think they’re corny. Here’s a fun exercise: imagine the "Gilligan’s Island" theme introducing the TV series "Lost." With just a few word changes, it’d fit, thematically. But what would it do to the mood?

Tell us: Do you have a favorite TV theme song? Do you miss opening themes?

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