Theme Song Thursday: Take A Look, It’s In A Book

I might not remember the book reviews, and I’ve long since forgotten the guest stars, but I recently realized that “Reading Rainbow” has stuck with me well into adulthood for one big reason – its highly infectious, yet simple, theme song about the power of reading. Usually I think of the song when I see…
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Theme Song Thursday: Werewolf Bar Mitzvahs And Muffin Tops

NBC’s “30 Rock” has one of those catchy theme songs that highlight the show’s quirkiness. Its music is composed by one of the show’s producers, Jeff Richmond, who’s also married to “30 Rock” creator, writer and star Tina Fey. The show’s loosely based on Fey’s experiences as head writer of “Saturday Night Live.” It’s hilarious,…
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Theme Song Thursday: ‘My So-Called Life’s’ So-called Theme

Claire Danes. Before “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.” Before “The Mod Squad” and even “Romeo + Juliet,” there was “My So-Called Life.” Maroon-haired Angela Chase battles angst and adolescence in the suburbs. “My So-Called Life” debuted on ABC in 1994, and in many ways, it was one of the first shows of its kind.…
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Theme Song Thursday: How DO You Talk To An Angel? This Band Doesn’t Know Either

The 1990s were a time of introspection, and every now and then someone would try to answer some of the great existential questions of their time. But one of those mysteries still persists today: “How do you talk to an angel?” That’s a tough question to answer, especially considering that doing so is like “trying…
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Theme Song Thursday: The Dream Of The 90’s Is Alive In Portland

The theme song to IFC’s show “Portlandia” is a comedy bit in itself. It’s all about an era that anyone who’s lived through will remember (with fondness or disdain). The show’s a satire created by SNL’s Fred Armisen and band Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein. It’s produced by SNL mastermind Lorne Michaels and co-written by Allison Silverman,…
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