Best current cartoon theme songs

Inspired by this thread on '80s cartoon themes — I have been struck quite a bit by how hilarious the theme songs are to a lot of cartoons on Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel.

Here’s part of the theme to Phineas and Ferb

*There’s 104 days of summer vacation
And school comes along just to end it
So the annual problem for our generation
Is finding a good way to spend it
Like maybe…

Building a rocket
Or fighting a mummy
Or climbing up the Eiffel Tower
Discovering something that doesn’t exist (Hey! )
Or giving a monkey a shower
Surfing tidal waves
Creating nanobots
Or locating Frankenstein’s brain (It’s over here! )


(Mom! Phineas and Ferb are making a title sequence! )*
Tuff Puppy is also good:

*Dudley Puppy was a plain ol’ mutt! (Plain ol’ mutt!)
He’d scratch and dig and then he’d chew his butt! (Chew his butt!) *


Spongebob has been a long-time favorite. One time I sang it over the PA at Shoe Carnival to get a $5 off coupon!

What’s your favorite?

Assuming we’re not limited to children’s cartoons…

Aqua Teen Hunger Force

*My name is…
Shake Zula
The mic rula
The old schoola
You wanna trip? I’ll bring it to ya

Frylock and I’m on top
rock you like a cop
Meatwad you up next with your knock knock
Meatwad make the money see
Meatwad get the honeys G
Drivin in my car
livin like a star
Ice on my fingers and my toes and I’m a taurus
Cause we are the Aqua teens
Make the homies say OH and the girlies wanna scream
Cause we are the Aqua teens
Make the homies say OH and the girlies wanna scream

Aqua Teen Hunger Force
number 1 in the hood G*

I came in to say Phineas and Ferb too - it’s the only one I don’t find intensely irritating.

It always irritates me that my favorite character, Frylock, gets two measly lines in the intro. He’s on top, he’ll rock you like a cop, then it’s Meatwad’s turn.

My husband and I enjoy arguing about the words in the outro. Even though it’s clearly “Dancing is forbidden,” he insists it is “I’ve damp fingerpuppets.”
And with that, I bring you the most brutal of cartoon theme songs:

Dethklok, Dethklok, Dethklok, Dethklok

I’ll…teach you…who…rock…
Dethklok, Dethklok

Skwisgaar Skwigelf, taller than a tree
Toki Wartooth, not a bumblebee
William Murderface, Murderface, Murderface
Pickles, the drummer, doodley-doo, ding-dong doodley, doodley-doo
Nathan Explosion

I like the opening and closing themes to “Archer”.

\m/ >.< \m/

Heh. I always parsed it as “dance finger puppets”

One Piece Opening 13 One Day - 720p HD - English Sub

You’re correct. It’s a line sampled from an episode.

Venture Bros. and Archer are great homages.

The Simpsons, by Danny Elfman. Yes, it’s an ancient show by now, but still a current first-run network show. One of the classic themes of all time.

Futurama by Christopher Tyng - again, a current show, resurrected by Comedy Central.

The Venture Bros. theme by JG Thirlwell - a very stirring and adventurous piece of music which fits the series well.

The theme from South Park, another classic theme, IMO.

For some reason I get “Fairly Odd Parents” (?) stuck in my head.

I like Johnny Test’s theme song, but probably mostly because they borrowed heavily from Green Day. Phineas and Ferb is also a good one.

Living on the edge, fighting crime, spinning webs
Swinging from the highest ledge, he can leap above our heads

Villains on the rise, and the city’s victimised
Looking up with no surprise; arriving in the speed of time.

Spectacular, Spectacular Spider-Man!

Crawling through the night; facing evil with his might
He’s a hero in our eyes; see the headlines every time

Making villains fall, webbing rivals to a halt
Racing up and down the walls, bringing justice to us all

Spectacular, Spectacular, Spider-Man!

Spectacular, Spectacular, Spider-Man!

Definitely Super Hero Squad.

Nah. This one.

My vote, Super Chicken or Underdog.

From memory:
Band of brothers, marching together
Heads held high in all kinds of weather.

With fiery blast our roaring rockets rise,
Beyond the Earth, beyond the skies.

At the sign of Robin take a stand,
With the gallant leader of our band!

Send a joyous shout throughout the land
For Rocket Robin Hood…!

You have an interesting definition of “current”. :slight_smile:

I’ve yet to hear anything current that even approaches it.