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So many great shows through the years. Hard to choose just one. My choice for the best opening is "All In The Family".
11/04/2011 at 10:42 AM
You missed SWAT. That is the ring tone.
11/06/2011 at 03:38 PM
I think it's pathetic that I've watched almost all of the ones listed.
11/07/2011 at 10:38 AM
Duh....You missed The Mod Squad! Best opening of the day, not to mention the most handsome leading man!
Shelley Cole |
11/08/2011 at 12:40 PM
Cheers may have had the best song, but as an opening, it can't compare with the Rockford Files.
I hadn't seen the Rockford Files open in years, but I'm just floored by how well it sets the tone for a seedy, Firebird-driving hack P.I. in Los Angeles in the 70's.
What star would play that role today?
11/08/2011 at 11:10 PM
Hill Street Blues!
Peter Devlin |
11/09/2011 at 07:32 AM
You missed Kung Fu, which had the very best TV music ever.
11/09/2011 at 09:03 AM
no Magnum PI or Little House on the Prairie.
11/09/2011 at 12:20 PM
you missed room 222, st. elsewhere, hunter and the golden girls
mike towers |
11/09/2011 at 05:52 PM
No Mannix? No Get Smart? Sacrilege!
11/10/2011 at 09:59 AM
Cary--how could you miss the fabulously intriguing main title of:
THE INVISIBLE MAN with David McCallum??? [with his face being painted on with "dermaplex?"]
Remember? Check it out on YouTube.
[co-star on show]
Melinda Fee |
11/11/2011 at 09:28 AM
Hawaii Five-O is not on the list?
11/12/2011 at 11:42 AM
wait - Assignment Vienna but no Get Smart?!
11/12/2011 at 09:31 PM
George Blaha |
11/12/2011 at 10:11 PM
It all goes to show that NOTHING is quite as disposable as old TV shows...
A.L. Hern |
11/13/2011 at 03:05 AM
What about "Cagney & Lacey"?
Sylvia Vogel |
11/13/2011 at 09:46 AM
One Day at A Time
11/13/2011 at 03:24 PM
Magnum PI is my ringtone!
11/14/2011 at 10:51 AM
Wild Wild West!!
11/18/2011 at 12:24 AM
Crime Story with Dennis Farina!
11/18/2011 at 01:44 PM
Uh, where the hell is Barney Miller???!?
11/19/2011 at 05:26 AM
Starkey & Hutch!
11/19/2011 at 05:29 PM
11/22/2011 at 02:13 PM
Twin Peaks: Greatest. Opening. Ever.
11/23/2011 at 07:24 PM
"Uh, where the hell is Barney Miller???!?"
What He Said
11/24/2011 at 03:57 AM
Don't remember Assignment Vienna or Mystery! but they are awesome openings
Daniel Rzeroski |
11/25/2011 at 09:44 PM
Hill Street definitely should have made the list - but for an opening that combines stunning visuals with a great tune, it has to be Hawaii 5-0. Book 'em, Dano.
11/26/2011 at 10:27 AM
I see what you're saying.
def jeff |
11/27/2011 at 06:51 AM
Obvious omissions: Star Trek, Voyager, The Prisoner, Hawaii Five-O, Crime Story, Hill Street Blues, Superman, Doctor Who.
Dan Goldzband |
11/30/2011 at 03:52 PM
"Tales From the Crypt"! 1989-96. Opening is the best part, and that's saying something considering the talent and writing it had for its actual shows!
12/13/2011 at 06:06 PM
No "Ironside"...? No "Medical Center"...? No "Laugh In"..? and, UNBELIEVABLY..... no "Hawaii 5-0"!!
Joe C. |
12/13/2011 at 10:02 PM
Lou Grant had the wittiest opening credits ever. It starts with a bird chirping happily on the branch of a tree, which is then cut down and turned into paper. Meanwhile we meet the chief characters and see how a newspaper is produced and delivered. The last seconds show a reader ripping a page out to put in the bottom of a cage, where the same bird chirps and then craps on the paper. You have to see it to appreciate how quickly and skilfully it was done.
01/06/2012 at 09:34 AM
website developer/designer , the advertisement is getting in the way when the videos are played. Move the video over or fix it, its really annoying and I cant watch them until thats fixed. Thanks.
Brandi R. |
04/03/2012 at 04:25 PM
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