I leave my TV tuned to WNED Classical when I go out so my cat doesn’t get lonely. When I got home from the store this afternoon, they were playing “March of the Toreadors” from Carmen. I immediately thought “Oh, Gilligan’s Island, cool!”
The “William Tell Overture” automatically makes me think of the Lone Ranger, of course. When I hear “Ride of the Valkyries,” I start singing “Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit, hahahaha!”
Aside from “Also Sprach Zarathustra” and 2001, can you think of any others?