What is Your Favorite Opening Theme/Credits from a TV Series?

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Friends. The Simpsons. Cheers. All three of these television shows have one thing in common besides being acclaimed sitcoms: they also have excellent opening credits/theme songs.

A good opening credits / theme song isn’t as important as it was back in the day, but if done right it can live in our minds forever rent free. A catchy tune or beautifully animated opening credits can go a long way in drawing your audience into your program before it has even started.

So the question I ask today is: what opening credits / TV theme song is your favorite?

I have three. My number one would probably be DuckTales because it is extremely catchy and the opening credits were great. But my runner-ups would have to be Gilligan’s Island and the 1966 Batman series. Gilligan’s Island mostly for its theme song and Batman for its animated opening credits. Oh, and I guess Batman: The Animated Series has a pretty badass opening credits scene even if it is basically a short film.

So what about you, folks? What TV opening credits or theme song continues to live in your mind rent free?

I’ll see you in the trenches.

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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