January 25 07

it is now 3+ days PT (post trip) and there has yet to be sleep in the Martell household. Last night was no exception. The funny thing is that Emily, the girl who NEVER sleeps, slept soundly last night while her brother coughed himself into a puke-a-palooza and her sister coughed herself into a full-fledged seal-like bark (the animal, not the singer)….so, needless to say, i’m tired this morning.

It’s Thursday, and you know what that means.

the theme for this week (get it, theme?) is tv theme songs. Now, these might not be considered the best by some. There are many out there that people will want to add….The Andy Griffith Show perhaps or MASH or Mission Impossible or The West Wing. while i agree that these are great, instrumentals just didn’t make the cut. and some of you might want to add some recent ones….The OC or Grey’s Anatomy. and while i agree that these are great too…i didn’t choose songs that were already famous before they were associated with the show (albeit not AS famous…i mean, seriously, raise your hand if you heard of Cosy in the Rocket before it was made famous by its tv show…come on, show of hands…).

no ma’am. these are the 13 theme songs i’m likely to just burst out into singing. this is not a joke. i sing these songs ALL. THE. FREAKIN’. TIME. They are incredibly catchy. so without further ado…here it is:

1. The Greatest American Hero. seriously, it doesn’t get much better than this…except maybe when George used it on his answering machine…”believe it or not, George isn’t at home…”

2. Cheers and who doesn’t want to go where everybody knows your name…

3. Punky Brewster every time i turn around…do do do do do…i see the girl who turns my world around

4. The Brady Bunch. ah, this one never gets old. here’s the story…of a lovely lady…

5. Diff’rent Strokes

6. Gilligan’s Island. ah, the most famous three-hour-tour.

7. Sopranos. i’m actually not sure about this one. this could have been a song before. but it’s so good. woke up this morning….

8. Good Times

9. Welcome Back, Kotter

10. The Jeffersons we’re movin’ on up!!!

11. Golden Girls thank you for being a friend..

12. Growing Pains yeah, yeah. it’s totally full of cheese. so what? you know you can’t stop singing it now…

13. Family Ties


  1. Yeah, you’re right… Sopranos song IS a song by Alabama 3, Woke up This Morning.

    Great song though.

    It’s funny, I couldn’t really remember some of the theme songs as I was looking through your list. (Growing Pains, Diff’rent Strokes) Even though I used to watch these shows all the time!! I have a feeling though… I’ll remember in a few hours.

    Gilligan’s Island has to be my favorite or probably Brady Bunch.


    Comment by Tamsen on January 25, 2007
  2. Great list…

    What about “The Facts of Life” and “Frasier”?


    Comment by Jeff on January 25, 2007
  3. I never watched Punky Brewster, so that’s the only one of these songs that won’t be in my head for the rest of the day week. Great list!


    Comment by terrilynn on January 25, 2007
  4. Now I’m aging myself… “Eight is Enough”, “Facts of Life” and “Friends”. :-)


    Comment by LoriD on January 25, 2007
  5. Hey, what about Happy Days? Just kidding. Way overrated. My personal favorite (ie can’t get it out of my head if I hear it) Charles in Charge. Oh yeah.


    Comment by Babystepper on January 25, 2007
  6. I’ve never seen Punky Brewster. Yes, I grew up in the 80s, but my house was in a non-cable area. No Punky for me.
    My brothers and I ALWAYS sing the George version of Greatest American Hero into each other’s answering machines, which is likely very irritating for our respective spouses.


    Comment by Rebecca on January 25, 2007
  7. Ohhh…I loved the Golden Girls!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.


    Comment by Green Eyed Girl on January 25, 2007
  8. I love the Golden Girls (Cheesecake anybody?) and Cheers. Cheers is broadcasted @ night round here – so I can watch it after feeding Luis =)

    My TT is up, too. Please stop by @ Coffee2go – Thanks =)


    Comment by Sanni on January 25, 2007
  9. I loved Punky Brewster but I can’t remember the song off the top of my head. I’ll have to think about it.


    Comment by baggage on January 25, 2007
  10. Loved all of these – what about “One Day at a Time”?! “This is it, this is it….”


    Comment by Kell on January 25, 2007
  11. and I think alot of them were written by Alan Thicke, who I am sure is still getting rich off royalties


    Comment by Sparky Duck on January 25, 2007
  12. oooh, and the Addams Family and The Munsters!


    Comment by Janet on January 25, 2007
  13. For some reason I’ve had the Laverne & Shirley theme stuck in my head for days.

    Another fabulous list!


    Comment by Jana on January 25, 2007
  14. These songs ARE catchy! I remember all of them! I even had the Cheers song as a ringer on my last phone.


    Comment by Anna on January 25, 2007
  15. i seriously skipped this list because i don’t want a single fucking tv show theme song stuck in my head all day. LOL
    just wnated to say HI!


    Comment by jennster on January 25, 2007
  16. I love most of those shows….great list.



    Comment by Miranda on January 25, 2007
  17. i’ll come back later and give the link to my TT, but i just had to say i’m disappointed to see any list of TV theme songs that doesn’t include the theme to Monday Night Football. it’s the greatest song EVER. OF ALL TIME!


    Comment by lara on January 25, 2007
  18. Oooooo! Golden Girls! Ellen’s audience sang that theme song the other day, while Ellen had Betty White on the phone — it was Betty White’s birthday, and Ellen held the phone out to the audience so Betty could hear them singing. Gave me chills; I wanted to cry…. :)


    Comment by Haley-O on January 25, 2007
  19. You missed WKRP! I would put that one instead of goodtimes for sure!

    “baby, if you’ve ever wondered…”


    Comment by Jackie on January 25, 2007
  20. Gotta say I totally agree, although I’d put Cheers as number one!


    Comment by Chris on January 25, 2007
  21. Woooooooohooooooooo shows I know minus 1,3, and 7.
    I still sing one and eleven now and then. I have them in my media player.
    I haven’t watched tele in years.
    Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
    My TT is posted.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Happy TT’ing!
    (“)_ (“)Å 


    Comment by Raggedy on January 25, 2007
  22. greatest american hero? are you kidding me?? i have that song playing during my dreams and every lovemaking session.


    Comment by leahpeah on January 25, 2007
  23. I must agree about Cheers…mostly because as a girl named Diane, I dated a guy named Sam in the Cheers days. It was fun being Sam and Diane. Also I have a son named Rory who is greeted everywhere he goes with, “Rory!” since he was a baby…and someone told me then that he was going to be like “Norm!”


    Comment by Di on January 25, 2007
  24. Hmmmm…Mommakitty says thems was the good ‘ol days!


    Comment by Kimo & Sabi on January 26, 2007
  25. Mission Impossible, Magnum P.I., A Team and (this is embarrassing) Dudley Doright from Bullwinkle.


    Comment by Michelle on January 26, 2007
  26. Great 13 – sorry I’m just now reading it…The Soprano’s! Great one!


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