TV show theme songs you know the words to

From beginning to end (no humming allowed). I’m embarrassed to admit it, tv junkie that I was in my younger days, but the only one I can recall right now is the song from The Beverly Hillbillies (which, you gotta admit, was darned catchy). Bonus points for anyone who’ll 'fess up to knowing the song from F Troop.

Do cartoons count? Off the top of my head, I can recall the words to:

The Flintstones
The Jetsons
Pinky & The Brain
The Bionic Six
Tiny Toon Adventures
Spiral Zone (yep, getting esoteric here)

Gilligan’s Island (Opening - I used to be able to do the closing, but have since forgotten it.)


In a somewhat different vein, MASH(1) and (even further afield) Star Trek(2).

(1) ‘Suicide is Painless’ - it’s sung in my favourite scene of the movie.

(2) Never intended to actually be performed. ( )

‘They couldn’t hit an Elephant from this dist…!’

Last words of General John Sedgwick

Mystery Science Theatre 3000 - Each and every version of the blasted theme. Even the esoteric first version.

I also know the theme to “The Simpsons.” Took me years to memorize.

“I guess it is possible for one person to make a difference, although most of the time they probably shouldn’t.”

Wait, the Simpsons song has words to it? Have I been missing something?

Off the top of my head:
Growing Pains
Family Ties
Dukes of Hazzard (likely to get verses and lines out of order, though)
BJ and the Bear
The Norm McDonald Show (Easy–it had what? Two or three lines?)
Most of Second Noah
The Love Boat
Parts of Freakazoid

That’s all I can think of.

Beverly Hillbillies
All in the Family
Golden Girls
Brady Bunch (from when I was a kid, really)


He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice - Albert Einstein

I learned how to play the theme song to Beverly Hills 90210 on my guitar just to make my friends groan.

Well, in a slightly different vein, these are the three most evil theme songs, that get stuck in my head over and over till I have to sedate myself:

The Patty Duke Show
It’s Garry Shandling’s Show
Gilligan’s Island

I am very fortunate to be old enough to have escaped The Brady Bunch syndrome.

Just for you, Tengu

Now this is the tale of our castaways
They’re here for a long, long time
They’ll have to make the best of things
It’s an uphill climb.

The first mate and his skipper, too
Will do their very best
To make the others comfortable
In this tropic island nest.

No phones, no lights, no motorcars
Not a single luxury
Like Robinson Crusoe
As primitive as can be.

So join us here each week, my friend
You’re sure to get a smile
From seven stranded castaways
Here on Gilligan’s Isle.

Mission Impossible
The X Files
oh and The Beverly Hillbillies

Mission Impossible
The X Files
oh and The Beverly Hillbillies

oops muscle spasm in my clicker finger sorry

The end of the Civil War was near,
When quite accidentally,
A hero who sneezed, abruptly seized defeat and reversed it to victory.

The Medal of Honor pleased and thrilled
his proud little family group.
While pinning it on some blood was shed and so it was planned he command F Troop.

Where indian fights are colorful sights and nobody takes a lickin’
Where red skin and pale face both turn chicken.

When drilling and marching get them down, they know their morale can boost,
As long as they all relax in town, before they resume with a bang and a boom…

F Troop.
So many of my brain cells are used for minutia like this drivel.

Chief, you did this from memory? You didn’t go grab it from some F Troop fan website (which I’m sure exists)?

Gilligan, you’re a Saint (or an SOB, I’m not sure which, yet. I’ll tell you when I figure out whether that song will get stuck in my head.)!

‘They couldn’t hit an Elephant from this dist…!’

Last words of General John Sedgwick


Tiny Toons
Facts of Life
Diff’rent Strokes
The Greatest American Hero
Ally McBeal
Gilligan’s Island
The Flintstones
Three’s Company

Nope. All that’s from memory. Mom’d pop us kids in front of the tube and there we’d sit, soaking up everything.
Kids shows, reruns, Saturday cartoons, commercials… everything. My buds and I used to go for drinks, and we’d bet the bartender he couldn’t name a show that I didn’t know the theme song to. We won more often than not.

How many of these shows do you know only by their opening lines?

“Come on and zoom-ah zoom-ah zoom-ah zoom…”

“Here he comes. Here comes S---- R----, he’s a demon on wheels…”

“It’s M----- B-- and free, fighting evil in the sea.”

“Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away…”

“C----, don’t be discouraged. The M-- he ain’t too hard to understand.”

“Give us any chance we’ll take it…”

“Just some good ol’ boys, never meaning no harm…”

“Fa la la. La la-la la. Fa la la, la-la la la. One b------, two b------, three b------ , four…”

Oh yeah. I got a lot of crap up there.

No. 3 should read “It’s M----- B-- brave and free…” My humblest apologies.

Chiefscott - I thought the line was morale can’t droop not boost. That is how I remember it. And besides droop would rhyme with troop and boost doesn’t.

Anyone remember the alphabet song from the Three Stooges

Swinging the Alphabet

B-A- Bay
B-E- Bee
B-I- Bicky Bye
B-O- Bo- Bicky Bye Bo
B-U- Boo- Bicky Bye Bo Boo

C-A- Say
C-E- See
C-I- Sicky- Sy
C-O- So- Sicky- Sy- So
C-U- Sue- Sicky- Sy- So- Sue

I love when he get’s to L and the ladies turn to Curly and instead of singing the song they sing “Curly’s a dope.”