Theme Song Thursday: ‘Perfect Strangers’ Touts A Perfect Theme Song

Much of my childhood, at least on Friday nights, revolved around ABC’s TGIF lineup in the early 1990s. Everyone had a favorite sitcom during the two-hour weekly programming block, whether it was “Full House,” “Family Matters” or “Step by Step.” But my favorite, then and now, is “Perfect Strangers,” a perfect sitcom for its odd…
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Theme Song Thursday: Who. Is. The Masser?

Bruce Leroy. The Glow. The Sho-Gun of Harlem. Any of these ring a bell? If not, you might be missing out on a cult classic. “The Last Dragon” came out in 1985 and has been described as a martial arts, dance movie. If you haven’t seen it, it might be too late. It’s pretty campy…
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Theme Song Thursday: Louie Louie You’re Gonna Cry

I like plenty of TV show theme songs that are instrumentals – “30 Rock” has a pretty good theme, and the music that kicks off each episode of “MacGyver” gets me pumped up and ready to watch Mac’s practical wisdom save the day. But I really prefer a theme that has words because, let’s face…
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Theme Song Thursday: Before Big Willie Style, There Was The Fresh Prince

In the late ’80’s, Will Smith broke out as the MC in DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. In 1988, they were the first ever to win a Grammy in the Rap category. His popularity and fame spawned the TV show “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” It ran six seasons from 1990-1996 and was loosely…
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Theme Song Thursday: Clarissa Explains, Well, Not Very Much

“Clarissa Explains It All” gave the world Melissa Joan Hart and was somewhat ahead of its time, being the first Nickelodeon television series to feature a female lead character. But this early 1990s show really only made one contribution that matters – its amazingly simple theme song. Rachel Sweet expertly performs this series of one…
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