Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Boys With Cars

I was thrilled to see such an enthusiastic response to the first entry in my "Best TV Theme Song" series. In an effort to capitalize upon the feverish frenzy, I will post two theme songs tonight for your pleasure.

The first is a riveting sequence that got the juices pumping for an inevitable weekly let down. It really was a crappy show with no direction or any hope of resolution (Much like "Lost." Sorry folks.)

Here's Harcastle and McCormick



The next was a more successful venture into the man-boy-adventure genre. The Mustache, the shorts, the car. It's Magnum.

26 comments:

  1. I cried when Magnum PI died and walked away into the clouds. That was a great show.

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  2. That Magnum P.I. theme song gets me all pumped up, like your sugar rush from SWAT. After seeing that (in french, no less), I may get off my butt and do something productive with my day.

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  3. You know Brian, We are all waiting for you to do Miami vice. I am experting a picture of you in a tourqoise blazer and permed hair.

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  4. Dammit, b.s. is one step ahead of me. I was goin to suggest Miami Vice next. LOL

    I love that Magnum song... haven't heard that in years. Reminds me of my carefree 1980s childhood when my mom had the TV on all day.

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  5. Oh and you'll notice how I won't dignify your horrendous comment about the greatest show on television with an actual retort. You'll notice this. And you will cry.

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  6. I remember thinking my dad had reached a new level of coolness when he had a Magnum PI mustache.

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  7. Brian only lashes out at Lost because he was too lame to start watching it in the beginning with the even lamer excuse of having been burned by the X-Files. Well, my friend, if you kept watching after Mulder was gone, you were just asking for disappointment.

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  8. The opening song to "Baretta" kicks ass too!!! Got to love the Cockatoo. 1975-1978 those were the days. Oh god, that was an Archie Bunker reference.

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  9. Right on, Fred! Right on!!

    I too pretty much stopped watching X-Files after Mulder left, although I am a fan of Robert Patrick. He just couldn't overcome the smothering lameness.

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  10. JJ Abrams. Alias. Not X-Files.

    I've been burned by Lost's creator. He puts on a good show of having a master plan and some secret agenda, but in the end, though, Lost will get canceled and you will never get any answers.

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  11. I thought you lot sent all your lame shows over here. We never got Harcastle and McCormick, that must have been really bad

    I miss Fantasy Island

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  12. Da plane, Da plane!!!

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  13. Brian, you just take your tv watching too seriously. I don't care if I never find out what the "answer" is for Lost. Its a good show, has interesting characters, and is fun to watch.

    And, you did use the X-Files as an excuse for not watching Lost before.

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  14. have they named a moustache style after Tom Selleck yet?

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  15. I once babysat for a woman while she was on a date with Tom Selleck. Her dates always drove me home. Alas, not that night.

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  16. waylon jennings10:54 AM

    How can you post a blog about opening credits called "Boys with Cars" without including the Good ol' boys. Wouldn't change if they could. Fightin the system like two modern day Robin Hoods?

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  17. Don't you think the Duke boys deserve a whole post to themselves?

    Not to mention Crocket and tubbs...

    I'm not going to be done with my trial until Wednesday. There are many theme songs to come.

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  18. Bo Duke2:13 PM

    Damn straight.

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  19. Luke duke2:13 PM

    10-4, cousin.

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  20. uncle jesse2:14 PM

    That's my boys.

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  21. cooter2:15 PM

    YEEEEEE HAAAAAA!

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  22. Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane2:15 PM

    Ooh! I'm in hot pursuit.

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  23. Judas Priest on a pony.

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  24. Daisy Duke2:17 PM

    Does my ass look good in these shorts?

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  25. General Lee2:18 PM

    ~dixie~

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Be compelling.

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