We love TV. Sometimes, we feel like a conjoined version of “Kenneth” from 30 Rock. We’ve already determined that our first born child will be named after our favorite show the moment the little peanut is born. Well, not that. Hopefully I won’t carry a “Cops” Maldonado for nine months.
We have this theory about the success of TV shows. Keep in mind, we’re not RTVF gurus or anything of the sort. But at some point, hours of exposure has to qualify you as some sort of specialist, right? This theory may or may not already exist. But we are unaware, nonetheless.
Usually, we find: Good shows = good intros.
Great intros will forever associate a song with a show. Even though Massive Attack’s “Teardrop” came out six years before the first episode of House, every time we hear that song, we think of House and vise versa. The Office theme song (embarrassingly) has Isaiah and I up and celebrating with a 30-second-dance-party in our living room with every episode we watch. Dexter’s eerie theme song has me grabbing my throat for protection…and haven’t we all written our own lyrics to the Law & Order theme song? The theme for 30 Rock may rival some of the most iconic intros of all time. Despite our growing hatred for the show soap opera Grey’s Anatomy, it’s the reason I dug into Psapp.
After an episode of HBO’s risque cartoon The Life & Times of Tim, we sing Hank Williams’ “I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive” loudly, out of tune and in each other’s faces for the remainder of the evening…well, after the stitches in our sides heal (ha). We had never heard the song before the show.
What are your favorite TV show intros?
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