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Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005

Try reading some manga!

I buy Steam inventories, add me if interested!




Clever Betty

Sash! posted:

Best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy7fO2i9y94

No other show has melted as many faces with the opening theme as that one did.

Worst: an unresolvable tie of dozens and dozens of shows
glad to see dinosaucers repped so quickly, that theme song was something else considering the show was, well, forgettable

a bad dinoszaurs intro, on the other hand:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T85PB51UoTs

"wham bam it's the dino jam" is funny but terrible

for an actual banger, you really can't go wrong with the original Power Rangers theme, imo one of the best tv show themes of all time. they really didn't need to go as hard as they did but they made an incredibly catchy, powerfully energetic theme song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmOzHNgSw6Q

like, the full version of the theme song, how can you not jam out to this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwbHW8MeHDU

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Darko
Dec 23, 2004



In its own category, this is definitely the best of the TGIF theme songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz29uticRHQ

Tsaedje
May 11, 2007

*AUTISM INSTENSIFIES*



I'm feeling like a 'you know you're a UK 90s kid' listicle with this but gently caress it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8xj-Cr-J8w

Thumposaurus
Jul 24, 2007



The Friends theme song is the worst.
I'm not even posting a link you know what it is.

Full House is a close 2nd.

seaborgium
Aug 1, 2002

"Nothing a shitload of bleach won't fix"


Greatest American Hero is still the best, but the theme from The Fall Guy has to be a close second.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqNosoNbQCw

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006


Best (or at least my favorites):

Night Court: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nsDv_lkaLw

Mission: Impossible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGSUjuSBt1A

The Venture Bros. (closing theme, AKA "Tuff"): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WblP-uRQ_U

Cowboy Bebop (I'm not even an anime fan, but "Tank" is just an awesome jazz piece): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Go4J1RaeuM

Stranger Things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RcPZdihrp4

The Flash (the 1990 series theme by Danny Elfman, very inspired by his Batman and Dick Tracy themes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ghrNMiBU2A

Deadwood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H1BjPmEBm0

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

A double shot of goodness from WKRP in Cincinnati

Full length version of the opening credits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMvWc_PxFuY


End credits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xBfF82BMsk

quote:

The closing theme, "WKRP In Cincinnati End Credits", was a hard rock number composed and performed by Jim Ellis, an Atlanta musician who recorded some of the incidental music for the show. According to people who attended the recording sessions, Ellis didn't yet have lyrics for the closing theme, so he sang nonsense words to give an idea of how it would sound. Wilson decided to use the words anyway, since he felt that it would be funny to use lyrics that were deliberately gibberish, as a satire on the incomprehensibility of many rock songs. Also, because CBS always had an announcer talking over the closing credits, Wilson knew that no one would actually hear the closing theme lyrics anyway.

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

I'm going to vote Ulysses 31 as the best animated theme song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev1aBt-_Zs4

Honourable mention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU21rCWkuJw

Actually upon reflection Evangelion is definitely the better song. Ulysses 31 just has charm as this mysterious secret song from my childhood I only recently remembered. I think the opening montage blew 4yo Funky's mind wind open.

Funky See Funky Do fucked around with this message at 02:04 on Jul 19, 2020

Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible




Pure, 80s goodness:

The Mighty Orbots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaSJL18lJmw

Splint Chesthair
Dec 27, 2004



Davros1 posted:

Pure, 80s goodness:

The Mighty Orbots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaSJL18lJmw

When I was a kid, the only reason I gave a poo poo that they cancelled that show was I missed the theme song.

AlternateNu
May 5, 2005


Captain Invictus posted:

glad to see dinosaucers repped so quickly, that theme song was something else considering the show was, well, forgettable

a bad dinoszaurs intro, on the other hand:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T85PB51UoTs

"wham bam it's the dino jam" is funny but terrible

for an actual banger, you really can't go wrong with the original Power Rangers theme, imo one of the best tv show themes of all time. they really didn't need to go as hard as they did but they made an incredibly catchy, powerfully energetic theme song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmOzHNgSw6Q

like, the full version of the theme song, how can you not jam out to this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwbHW8MeHDU

If ya'll like Dinosaucers' theme, then prepared to have your face melted off!

Gargamel Gibson
Apr 24, 2014


Firefly had a pretty poo poo theme.

Fartington Butts
Jan 21, 2007

We're gonna have so much fun, we'll forget about how miserable we are, and how much life sucks, and how we're all gonna grow old and die someday.


고추장 DIVISION



Enterprise is planted firmly in the middle of best and worst.

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?

Space 1999
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SpX8bVEmJo

Its all wa wa guitar and bongos.

Battlestar Galactical 1978
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hrd767Xzfk

I am surprised the A-team hasn't been mentioned, if it has it was not labled.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVonyVSQoM

Drink-Mix Man
Mar 4, 2003

You are an odd fellow, but I must say... you throw a swell shindig.

The King of the Hill theme is a legitimate hoot

Fartington Butts
Jan 21, 2007

We're gonna have so much fun, we'll forget about how miserable we are, and how much life sucks, and how we're all gonna grow old and die someday.


고추장 DIVISION




This Beetlejuice theme owns real good. It takes the main Beeltejuice theme, but kinda blends it with other Danny Elfman stuff (the "lalalalalala"). And whoever does his voice is REAL GOOD.

Beetlejuice.

bou
Aug 3, 2006



There are some obvious answers like Magnum PI or Game of Thrones and other classics that i'm not gonna mention because everybody knows them.

Best Themes (Action):
Banshee (also best intro): https://youtu.be/CC1-HiLMnIg
Strike Back (best song): https://youtu.be/lzVg5NYg27k
Buffy (classic now?): https://youtu.be/lk6iJNSv-vY

Animated:
German Captain Future (best synth): https://youtu.be/dcjhpETolG0
Galaxy Rangers (80s Rock): https://youtu.be/fmDckVV5vxQ
Daria (90ies): https://youtu.be/xf01tSJ41VQ

Most Comforting:
Grizzly Adams: https://youtu.be/de67Z35RQ5Q
Littlest Hobo: https://youtu.be/JFGtRKx4ypY


Worst Themes must be something like Teletubbies or Spongebob or some boring poo poo that just won't end and i never watched.

Comrade Fakename
Feb 13, 2012



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K0SzFIf4A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQXqHNHPLHI

Funky Valentine
Feb 26, 2014

Dojyaa~an



The original good anime theme:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suCm1w_KTiY

Lid
Feb 18, 2005

Cabana's legal advice?
I'm bourgeoisie.
I... hit the shitty
firemans carry knee.






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qBZbc6ttxU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn49zxXRHhA

MonsieurChoc
Oct 12, 2013

Every species can smell its own extinction.




Best:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIhwq_0gWCU

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

Slow train coming


Sopranos.

MonsieurChoc
Oct 12, 2013

Every species can smell its own extinction.




Another good one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuyrBDCFyok

cnice
Apr 6, 2017





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_SKZO9J1o8

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?

Anime stuff is okay I see so here's one of my favorite endings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34McNneyJkk

Gi Joe theme is probably the most complex toy commercial show OP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hmvLIXBJsQ

Johnny Quest has a solid opening too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIhEpjnaNlo
Though its parodied so well on the Venture Bros i mentally insert "brought to you by SMOKING" at the end of it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFNXdMjua9A

Schlieren
Jan 7, 2005

LEZZZZZZZZZBIAN CRUSH


Taxi and M.A.S.H. - best melancholy themes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S23oaLAEUpo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4hzRHuDZ4I

The 70s had badass funk intros

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTDOLoDiOcg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2-b0MidBjU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUFgGKPB2KM

Worst: Silver Spoons / Diff'rent Strokes / Alice / Family Ties / all "story song" intros

AlternateNu
May 5, 2005


twistedmentat posted:

Anime stuff is okay I see so here's one of my favorite endings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34McNneyJkk

Jojo doesn't count when they just pull (thematically perfect ) top 40s music from the era.

Besides, Roundabout is still better.

gandlethorpe
Aug 16, 2008



I'm not checking every link, but nobody has said Family Matters or Golden Girls, so this forum is dead to me (and everyone else, hiyo)

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?

AlternateNu posted:

Jojo doesn't count when they just pull (thematically perfect ) top 40s music from the era.

Besides, Roundabout is still better.

I'm just not a Yes, or prog rock in general, fan.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

Best: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend seasons 2-4
Worst: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend season 1

gandlethorpe
Aug 16, 2008



Escobarbarian posted:

Worst: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend season 1

Liza Minnelli lies. Especially when it was recited in dialogue midway through the season.

gandlethorpe fucked around with this message at 07:14 on Jul 28, 2020

Shrimpy
May 18, 2004

Sir, I'm going to need to see your ticket.


Captain Invictus posted:

glad to see dinosaucers repped so quickly, that theme song was something else considering the show was, well, forgettable

a bad dinoszaurs intro, on the other hand:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T85PB51UoTs

"wham bam it's the dino jam" is funny but terrible

The best late-80s dinosaur cartoon theme song is Denver, The Last Dinosaur.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLlibrF5DRM

SCheeseman
Apr 23, 2003



One of the best, even if it's rather short:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD_kCKiSkoI

Life on Mars, despite being named after an excellent song, suffers from Generic British Drama Intro Music Syndrome and is loving terrible:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX_IacZ8Ktk
I guess they didn't want to pay the license for the song for more than one episode.

MonsieurChoc
Oct 12, 2013

Every species can smell its own extinction.




Kinda like what happened to the english version of Eden of the East.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pdqeu9LW2c

vs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRLWcP07HgQ

The second version was used in most non-Japan regions due to licensing issues.

Fuzz Boxer
Apr 28, 2007

sticking with whatever fails

Didn't some Goon "reimagine" a bunch of classic show openings a few years back?

PotatoJudge
May 22, 2004

Tell me about the rabbits, George

Schlieren posted:

Taxi and M.A.S.H. - best melancholy themes



That arrangement of the MASH theme always sounded upbeat to me, especially when you consider the original is a song about killing yourself.

Anyway, more Mike Post goodness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBIgXhiOpeQ

RIP Higgins

The Fuzzy Hulk
Nov 22, 2007

ASK ME ABOUT CROSSING THE STREAMS



I always liked these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfyhL-pFFMw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMcrep48Wz0

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?

Fuzz Boxer posted:

Didn't some Goon "reimagine" a bunch of classic show openings a few years back?

I don't know if it was the same goon, but Dans recut the Enterprise opening with Don't Stop Me Now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqGVyPO647I

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

Actual best though

https://youtu.be/Lw_1ElQXYOc

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Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004

At the end of 2018, a study was published by London Metropolitan University showing that certain bacteria, normally present only in intestinal tracts or feces, were found on McDonald's self-service screens.


One of the best all time?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSaDPc1Cs5U

It's catchy as gently caress and the intro itself tells you exactly what you're going to get.

On another note, if you haven't watched the show in high definition, check it out. The show looks so good. The colors really pop.

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