Saturday, September 16, 2006

If tv is really bad for you, then I'm "bad to the bone"

I was 'invited' to blog about 5 weird things that are me a few days's a form of tag. I had other pressing things that took place of this invitation- like my 250th post and tribute to CZ. However, as I was about to fall alseep last night, for some reason, I had the 'Dukes Of Hazard' theme song playing through my head. (The original tv version- not the Jessica Simpson movie.) Then, this morning when I woke up I had the theme song from the 'Beverly Hillibillies' in my head. I just knew it was some sort of weird 'blogsign', so here I am following my instincts today.
Anyone that knows me well (I've used that phrase here before...and you all know who you are) is already laughing at the understatement of this tag game for me. I mean, really, only 5 weird things about me? That's like asking a US President, "So, are you into politics?". My take on this game then, is going to be a little different. I've decided to blog, more in length, about quirks or issues I have that make me-me. Some of you will totally relate, and some of you will simply get to know some useless facts about me. Today I am listing all the tv theme songs that I can sing in their entirety, (or at least can hum the whole tune), all the songs I can think of and type in the next 10 minutes.
I've got my kitchen timer I'll just let my mainly 1970s-1990s tv theme song memory go to town. I go:
Beverly Hillbillies
Dukes of Hazard
Brady Bunch
Speed Racer
Scooby Doo
My Three Sons
The Partridge Family
Little House on the Prairie (humming it)
Gilligan's Island
Hogan's Heros
Dora the Explorer
Sesame Street
Free to Be you and Me...was that a series? I remember watching it at school and we had a book with all the songs and short stories too....remember? There's a land that I see, where the children are free, take my hand...or William wants a doll, a doll, a that song might be considered gay-bashing...I don't know...but I'm getting way off base here...stick to music...not politics) =)
[whew! That was close for a minute I thought I might start opening myself up for debate here.]
Blues CLues
Barney Theme Song (yes, I admit it!)
Leave It to Beaver
Charles in Charge
The Waltons
Full House
Cosby Show
The Andy Griffith Show
totally drawing a blank on the show with the Fonz and the bad is that!
Old Yeller (I know it's a movie, but the song just popped in my head, so I typed it anyway)
Heathcliff cartoon
Inspector Gadget
The Love Boat
Family Ties
Life Goes On
90210...I still have the cd soundtrack to this one...and I crank it and dance with my kids once in awhile- they think I'm crazy...truth is, Chip is the one that I can't watching reruns when he gets the chance...whose the crazy one?!
Mr. Belvedere (remember that show?!)
Different Strokes
and of course, Facts of Life (You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have...The Facts of Life. The Facts of Life...see? I'm not lying, I really do know the lyrics to these shows. In light of my life now, I think this show could be my personal song now.)
Oh! It just hit me! Happy Days...don't you love when your mind stays thinking of something on one level while you go about thinking and doing other things...and then suddenly that thing you couldn't remember just pops into your head! So cool...I'm sure there's a medical term for that.)
(here we go...more major cartoon theme kids have grown up on lot of tv I guess)
The Busy World of Richard Scary
Little Bear
PB and J Otter
Out of the Box
Rolie Polie Olie
The Munsters
Did Saved by the Bell have a song? I can't think of a tune here...hmmm...
My time's up! I thought I'd get a lot more than that, but I guess I hummed some of the songs too long in my head that it slowed me up a bit. And of course, I wrote too much in between songs too. Actually, this probably explains a lot about me and gives you a clearer picture of who I am. I am glad that I had a strong faith-based influence in my life growing up, because as I look back on this list of shows, I am scared to think that these would have been more responsible for shaping me and my world view.
Now it's your turn. If there were tv theme songs popping into your head while you read this post, you better leave me a comment with some of the show titles for me. I want to know what you were watching...and probably some of them will be songs I missed! Happy flashback Saturday Morning to you. =)


Anonymous said...

Another (Saturday morning) t.v. theme song comes to my mind. Now this is 'dating' me I know....but it's the "Lone Ranger"! Bum, bum, ba Bum, bum, bum, bum...HiHo Silver Awa-a-ay!"
Good blogging!!

K :) said...

Loved this post. I, too, am a theme song junkie. I also was a HUGE fan of Free to Be You and Me. I loved it so much that I bought the CD for my daughters. That way I can pass on the love of those fantastic songs and stories. Thanks for sharing that fun blog post with us.

annette said...

Before I tell of my favorites I must tell you I just finished making the wonderful treat you had on yesterdays yummy. Thanks.

some of my fave's are
I Love Lucy
Little House on the Prairie
Lavern and Shirley
The Walton's
I Dream of Jeanie
Captian Kangaroo

Sorta gives away my age but, who cares life is mighty good in your 50'

melissa Adak said...

Happy Days... (fonz and the cunninghams)

miranda said...

here is a link to the saved by the bell theme... enjoy!

Anonymous said...

"It's alright cause I'm saved by the bell" :-)

linda t said...

Now I've got "Saved by the Bell" in my head all day!!

Kellie said...

Oh, surely you also know Growing Pains then!

Show me that smile again. Show me that smile. Don't waste another minute on your crying...

Still...despite this omission, which is all is was I'm certain, that's an impressive list!

Heather H. said...

Ok, what abaout Fame and Fresh Prince? And Mr. Ed?
A horse is a horse of course of course and no one can talk to a horse of course unless of course the horse is the famous Mr. Ed.
Go right to the source and ask the horse, he'll give you the answer that you endorse he'll send you on a steady course, So talk to Mr. Ed!
At least that's what's been in my head all these years;) Heather

Anonymous said...

How about the old Cheers theme??

Where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came...

Or Different Strokes, maybe that was mentioned..

The tunes are just rolling now!!!

kirsten said...

saved by the bell: when i wake up in the morning...something something something... and my dog ate all my homework last night...

(found you on sarah's blog)

Anonymous said...

Three's Company

Laverne and Shirley!!!

aimee said...

Who's the Boss? Didn't Tony Danza himself sing that song?

Golden Girls (my parents watched this on our 1 tv, so I know the song)

Mad About You, Friends, Gilmore Girls,...I am a big tv fan, in case you couldn't tell.

I watched Charles in Charge every afternoon! Love Scott Baio! I mean, loved. Yeah, loved. Hee. Hee.

Crafty P said...

so this is a bit late... but did anyone ever watch the Monchichi's? those little monkey-ish things? I don't know the theme song, but your post got me to thinkin' but that show.
random. i know.

Tricia said...

Just the Backyardigans theme song? My three children can sing at least half the songs that are used in the ~12 episodes we have on DVD! I'm not sure my oldest (almost 9) would admit it to his friends, but he loves the music on that show, and my youngest (3) sings his way through the day, as though life were a musical.

Tricia said...

P.S. The pyscholinguistic term for that experience is "Tip of the Tongue Phenomenon".