History ExpositoryThemeTune / LiveActionTV

28th Aug '16 2:10:42 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Going Straight'', the ''Series/Porridge'' sequel, has Fletch sing that he's "going straight/Straight as an arrow/'Cos I'm fed up doing time"

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* ''Going Straight'', the ''Series/Porridge'' ''Series/{{Porridge}}'' sequel, has Fletch sing that he's "going straight/Straight as an arrow/'Cos I'm fed up doing time"
28th Aug '16 2:10:17 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Going Straight'', the ''Series/Porridge'' sequel, has Fletch sing that he's "going straight/Straight as an arrow/'Cos I'm fed up doing time"
3rd Apr '16 1:21:55 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Series/ItsAboutTimes'' ('' It's about time, it's about flight . . .). Notably reversed when the astronauts returned to the present day with the cave family in tow.

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* ''Series/ItsAboutTimes'' ''Series/ItsAboutTime'' ('' It's about time, it's about flight . . .). Notably reversed when the astronauts returned to the present day with the cave family in tow.
3rd Apr '16 1:21:30 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Series/ItsAboutTimes'' ('' It's about time, it's about flight . . .). Notably reversed when the astronauts returned to the present day with the cave family in tow.
7th Jan '16 1:27:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpaceCases'' ("Once upon a time at a school in outer space / There was a class of misfit kids from all around the place...")

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* ''SpaceCases'' ''Series/SpaceCases'' ("Once upon a time at a school in outer space / There was a class of misfit kids from all around the place...")
19th Dec '15 10:16:24 PM nombretomado
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* This was a common feature among {{Sid and Marty Krofft|Productions}} shows.

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* This was a common feature among {{Sid Creator/{{Sid and Marty Krofft|Productions}} shows.
14th Nov '15 1:42:22 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''[[Series/{{CrazyEx-Girlfriend}} Crazy Ex-Girlfriend]]'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzY3EaJTuJk theme song]] sums up the show pretty perfectly.

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* The ''[[Series/{{CrazyEx-Girlfriend}} Crazy Ex-Girlfriend]]'' ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzY3EaJTuJk theme song]] sums up the show pretty perfectly.
13th Nov '15 9:58:55 PM alliterator
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* The [[Series

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* The [[Series''[[Series/{{CrazyEx-Girlfriend}} Crazy Ex-Girlfriend]]'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzY3EaJTuJk theme song]] sums up the show pretty perfectly.
13th Nov '15 9:58:08 PM alliterator
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* The [[Series
3rd Oct '15 5:50:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ThePattyDukeShow''

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* ''ThePattyDukeShow''''Series/ThePattyDukeShow''



* ''SmallWonder''

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* ''SmallWonder''''Series/SmallWonder''



* ''FTroop''

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* ''FTroop''''Series/FTroop''



* ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' played with this trope a little. Charlie was assigned to compose a theme song for the animated adaptation of a comic book called "Oshikuro, the Demon Samurai". But Charlie was only given a very vague description of the show, making his lyrics narrating an inaccurate version of the Samurai's characterization (besides sounding happy and campy like a theme song from a 1980s cartoon). The entire episode shows Jake trying to teach his uncle about the actual story of the comic book and how he should write the song. In the end, Charlie sent the new version of the song (which the viewers never hear), but the studio preferred the first happier and inaccurate version.

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* ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' played with this trope a little. Charlie was assigned to compose a theme song for the animated adaptation of a comic book called "Oshikuro, the Demon Samurai". But Charlie was only given a very vague description of the show, making his lyrics narrating an inaccurate version of the Samurai's characterization (besides sounding happy and campy like a theme song from a 1980s cartoon). The entire episode shows Jake trying to teach his uncle about the actual story of the comic book and how he should write the song. In the end, Charlie sent the new version of the song (which the viewers never hear), but the studio preferred the first happier and inaccurate version.



* ''{{Shameless}}'' may fit here, having one of the lead characters speak (as opposed to sing) over a basic tune, a la ''MyNameIsEarl''.

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* ''{{Shameless}}'' ''Series/{{Shameless}}'' may fit here, having one of the lead characters speak (as opposed to sing) over a basic tune, a la ''MyNameIsEarl''.''Series/MyNameIsEarl''.



* ''SonnyWithAChance'''s theme song starts off with "Off to the races; I'm going places; Might be a long shot; Not gonna waste it; This is the big break; And it's callin' my name"
* Forgotten sitcom ''BestOfTheWest''.
* British GameShow ''ChainLetters'' explains the rules of the game for its ThemeSong. The jingle between rounds also explains that whoever is currently in shot is the Winner So Far.
* ''TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis'': "Dobie wants a gal who's dreamy..." The lyrics to this were by Max Shulman, who wrote the original stories.

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* ''SonnyWithAChance'''s ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'''s theme song starts off with "Off to the races; I'm going places; Might be a long shot; Not gonna waste it; This is the big break; And it's callin' my name"
* Forgotten sitcom ''BestOfTheWest''.
''Series/BestOfTheWest''.
* British GameShow ''ChainLetters'' ''Series/ChainLetters'' explains the rules of the game for its ThemeSong. The jingle between rounds also explains that whoever is currently in shot is the Winner So Far.
* ''TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis'': ''Series/TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis'': "Dobie wants a gal who's dreamy..." The lyrics to this were by Max Shulman, who wrote the original stories.



* ''{{Branded}}''

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* ''{{Branded}}''''Series/{{Branded}}''



* The short-lived 1981 sitcom ''OpenAllNight'' took this to its logical extreme by having a theme song that told the entire life story of the protagonist, from birth to the present day.

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* The short-lived 1981 sitcom ''OpenAllNight'' ''Series/OpenAllNight'' took this to its logical extreme by having a theme song that told the entire life story of the protagonist, from birth to the present day.
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