On this episode of Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, Dick Van Dyke sang the lyrics for The Dick Van Dyke Show’s theme song. The song was written by Earle Hagen, who you may remember from writing ANOTHER theme song with secret, unused lyrics. In The Dick Van Dyke Show’s case, the lyrics were written by the show’s star Morey Amsterdam. SO ANYWAY I took the audio from Wait, Wait and...
Daria’s theme song, “You’re Standing on My Neck” is performed by the band Splendora, who are from the 90’s, and are described on allmusic as “Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Grunge, Alternative/Indie Rock,” which is, genre-wise, like saying “hey welcome to 90’s.” Also, by the by, “you’re standing on my neck” is the best, most...
In season five, The Office featured an arc about the Michael Scott Paper Company. Everyone knows this arc because The Office is the most beloved show in world history, so I don’t need to go over it. But on episode 21 of that season, the opening credits featured the staff of the MSPC instead of Dunder Mifflin. It was the same song, but different clips, a little alternate-universe “What...
Weeds has its detractors, but I am not one of them. But the show has changed. In its early seasons it was a critique of upper-middle-class suburban banality and hypocrisy, and an insightful one at that. Since season four, it has become a show about how easy it is to find oneself doing sincerely sinister things. If the marijuana is locally-grown by reasonably-paid farmers, there is absolutely...
Here is Community’s special theme song for its spectacular Christmas episode. It’s the original song by The 88, with new, Christmas-y lyrics, sung by Danny Pudi. This episode makes you Believe.
Dexter has one of the all-time great opening sequences. This song is composed by Rolfe Kent, who has scored a lot of movies, but I hope he’s remembered forever for this. This song feels like it’s being meticulously plucked on its various instruments (mostly strings). The notes don’t blend into each other, they stand in stark contrast with each other. And Dexter is not a man who...
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