Monday, May 17, 2004

Teee Veee.....


Week 10 - Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip...
Jay Leno once quipped when he was alone in an elevator his mind always reverted to the lowest song he could think of: "Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed..."

Love them or hate them, TV theme songs stick with us for years! If you're stuck on some lyrics, click here for a comprehensive page with words I never even knew existed. (Who knew I Dream of Jeannie had lyrics???)

On that musical note:

1. What is your favorite TV theme song? I always liked Family Ties "What would we do, baby, without us?" Also Cheers was good. And currently, Rolie Polie Olie is pretty catchy.

2. Which song drives you crazy enough to hit mute on the remote? Alice. It sticks in my head until I want to shoot myself. Let me refresh your memory: "Used to be sad, I used to be shy, and in between I cooked and cleaned and I never knew why...going through life with blinders on it's tough to see, I had to get out from under and look for me...There's a new girl in town and she's looking GOOD! There's a fresh freckled face in the neighborhood! There's a new girl in town and she's feeling fine! She was just passing through, but if things work out she's gonna stay awhiiile."
That was just written completely from memory. Glad to share the joy.

3. Which song are your proud to say you remember (most of) the lyrics to??? See Above. No, actually, I know all the lyrics to Beverly Hillbillies, which comes in handy every once in a while.

Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed
A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed
And then one day he was shooting at some food
And up from the ground come a bubblin' crude.
Oil, that is, black gold. Texas Tea.

So the next thing you know old Jed's a millionaire
Kinfolk said, "Jed move away from there!"
Said "California is the place you oughta be"
So they loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverly.
Hills, that is. Swimming pools, movie stars.

~Bonus~ Put the lyrics on your page (from memory), and I'll list you next week in the TV Tuesday Theme Song Hall of Fame. Don't forget to leave a comment so I'll know you posted! Do I get bonus points for two? Wanna hear the theme song from Rolie Polie Olie?

Thanks for playing, and remember:

"Got kind of tired packing and unpacking,
Town to town and up and down the dial
Maybe you and me were never meant to be,
But baby think of me once in awhile.

I'm at WKRP in Cincinnati..."


pbanas said...

Wow, can't find those Rolie Polie Olie lyrics anywhere!

Love your 100 things about me.

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