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Most Iconic TV Openings

Postby Talondor » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:26 am

I was watching a episode of The Twilight Zone and as I was watching the opening sequence with it's music, it got me thinking, what are the most iconic TV opening sequences of all-time. So I made a list, just off the top of my head in no particular order.

Twilight Zone
Get Smart
The Simpsons
The Andy Griffith Show
Cheers
MASH
Bonanza
Dallas
Star Trek
Barney Miller (love the opening music, with it's bass)
Beverly Hillbillies
All In The Family
Wide World of Sports (The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat...will always remember that skijumper crashing on the second part of that line)
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Re: Most Iconic TV Openings

Postby mwhittington » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:01 am

Mine, in no particular order:
Taxi
Knight Rider
The A-Team
Cheers
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Airwolf
Batman: The Animated Series
Tom & Jerry cartoons, the old ones, not from the 80's forward
The Simpsons
MASH
Young and the Restless (my mom watched that a lot when I was growing up)
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Re: Most Iconic TV Openings

Postby Mikey » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:19 pm

I haven’t really thought of all of the ones I’d name, but I just watched one that blew me away. There was an anime series (2 seasons plus an OAV) in the mid-2000’s called Black Lagoon and the credits/intro are one of the most stylized, artistic, and straight-up-badass things I’ve seen on TV. Also got to give a nod to The Sopranos, because it’s simply a montage of reminiscences from my home state.

EDIT: OK, I found it:

Getting back to the topic, here's what I came up with off the cuff:
Sanford and Son
A-Team
Hill Street Blues
Star Blazers
Land of the Lost (yes, I'm that old)
X-Files
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I got the high gloss luster
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Re: Most Iconic TV Openings

Postby Nutso » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:16 pm

I'll add Father Ted to this thread.

I would add the Married... with Children intro to this but, in syndication, the original "Love and Marriage" song is replaced by something else.

The Sopranos
CSI: Miami
Dr. Who but, there are so many intros...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
McGyver
Game of Thrones
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Re: Most Iconic TV Openings

Postby IanKennedy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:21 pm

Nutso wrote:I would add the Married... with Children intro to this but, in syndication, the original "Love and Marriage" song is replaced by something else.

Not here it wasn't. We had Love and Marriage, just as you say.
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Re: Most Iconic TV Openings

Postby McAvoy » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:21 am

Yeah it's replaced by some weird... thing here.

I submit X Files.
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Re: Most Iconic TV Openings

Postby Captain Seafort » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:26 am

Stingray and Thunderbirds.
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Re: Most Iconic TV Openings

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:00 pm

Cowboy Bebop. One, two, three, let's jam!



Also, Happy Days:

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Re: Most Iconic TV Openings

Postby IanKennedy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:16 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:Stingray and Thunderbirds.

Agreed, you can count UFO in on that too. Space 1999 was also great.
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Re: Most Iconic TV Openings

Postby Coalition » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:48 am

IanKennedy wrote:Agreed, you can count UFO in on that too. Space 1999 was also great.


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Cartoon X-Men opening
GI Joe opening
Silverhawks
Inhumanoids
Who you gonna call?
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Re: Most Iconic TV Openings

Postby Nutso » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:42 am

Space 1999


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