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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – Zorro

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – Zorro

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My theme for this year will actually be a theme! It will be …

  • TV Theme Songs

I’ll be showing short videos of the opening theme songs of old TV shows, and saying a few words about them. They are all shows I’ve watched in the past and enjoyed. Maybe you’ve seen some of them too, and will enjoy this look back at some favorites.

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This is the final post for the A to Z Blog Challenge 2022. It’s been lots of fun going through all the old TV programs, listening to the theme songs, and being reminded why I liked the programs.

A big thank you goes out to everyone who visited, liked, and commented on these posts! 🙂

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“Zorro” is a show I watched all the time as a kid. I liked the sword fighting, and especially liked to see Zorro riding his awesome black horse.

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From a Wiki article:

Zorro (Spanish for ‘Fox’) is a fictional character created in 1919 by American pulp writer Johnston McCulley, He is typically portrayed as a dashing masked vigilante who defends the commoners and indigenous peoples of California against corrupt and tyrannical officials and other villains. His signature all-black costume includes a cape, a hat known as a sombrero cordobés, and a mask covering the upper half of his face.

He is also an accomplished rider, his trusty steed being a black horse called Tornado.

Zorro (also known as Disney’s Zorro) is an American action-adventure western series produced by Walt Disney Productions and starring Guy Williams. Based on the Zorro character created by Johnston McCulley, the series premiered on October 10, 1957, on ABC. The final network broadcast was July 2, 1959. Seventy-eight episodes were produced, and four hour-long specials were aired on the Walt Disney anthology series between October 30, 1960, and April 2, 1961.[2]

The show was very popular, especially with children, and its theme song (written by Norman Foster and George Bruns and first recorded by the Mellomen) was a hit recording for The Chordettes, peaking at #17 on the Hit Parade. It also created a problem with “Z” graffitiing on school desks and walls across the United States.[4]

Reruns of the series aired on The Disney Channel starting on the day the channel launched on April 18, 1983,[5] and continued until September 9, 2002.

The 1957–1959 episodes were colorized in 1992, and appeared in that format for a time on The Disney Channel and elsewhere, often alternating with the original black-and-white versions. It aired for ten years.

Cozi TV aired reruns of the series from January 5, 2015, to December 31, 2016.

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – Welcome Back Kotter

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A to Z – TV Theme Songs – Welcome Back Kotter

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My theme for this year will actually be a theme! It will be …

  • TV Theme Songs

I’ll be showing short videos of the opening theme songs of old TV shows, and saying a few words about them. They are all shows I’ve watched in the past and enjoyed. Maybe you’ve seen some of them too, and will enjoy this look back at some favorites.

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“Welcome Back Kotter”, is a really fun show we watched when it originally ran on TV, and we still watch it now in re-runs. Lots of wisecracking humor and great actors.

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From a Wiki article:

Welcome Back, Kotter is an American sitcom starring Gabe Kaplan as a high school teacher in charge of a racially and ethnically diverse remedial class called the “Sweathogs.” Recorded in front of a live studio audience, the series aired on ABC from September 9, 1975, to May 17, 1979.[1]

The show stars stand-up comedian and actor Gabriel “Gabe” Kaplan as the main character, Gabe Kotter, a wisecracking teacher who returns to his alma mater, James Buchanan High School in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, to teach a remedial class of loafers, the Sweathogs. The rigid vice principal, Michael Woodman (John Sylvester White), dismisses the Sweathogs as witless hoodlums and only expects Kotter to contain them until they drop out or are otherwise banished. As a former remedial student and a founding member of the original class of Sweathogs, Kotter befriends the current Sweathogs and stimulates their potential. A pupil-teacher rapport is formed, and the students often visit Kotter’s Bensonhurst apartment, sometimes via the fire escape window, much to the chagrin of his wife, Julie (Marcia Strassman).

The popular theme song, “Welcome Back”, written and recorded by John Sebastian, former frontman for The Lovin’ Spoonful, became a No. 1 hit in the spring of 1976.

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Other great shows: (The) Waltons, Wonder Woman, Wagon Train

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – (Las) Vegas

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Song – (Las) Vegas

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My theme for this year will actually be a theme! It will be …

  • TV Theme Songs

I’ll be showing short videos of the opening theme songs of old TV shows, and saying a few words about them. They are all shows I’ve watched in the past and enjoyed. Maybe you’ve seen some of them too, and will enjoy this look back at some favorites.

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This is a show I watched all the time, and I liked it a lot. Great theme song, too.

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Las Vegas is an American comedy-drama television series created by Gary Scott Thompson. It was broadcast by NBC from September 22, 2003, to February 15, 2008, airing for five seasons. It focuses on a team of people working at the Montecito, a fictional hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The employees deal with various issues that arise within the working environment, ranging from casino security to restaurant management and valet parking. Las Vegas starred James Caan, Josh Duhamel, Nikki Cox, James Lesure, Vanessa Marcil, Molly Sims, Marsha Thomason, and eventually Tom Selleck. The series originally centered on Ed Deline (Caan), a strict ex-CIA officer who serves as the president of operations for the Montecito. Former Marine Danny McCoy (Duhamel), who is Ed’s protégé, later becomes the Montecito’s new president.

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Other great shows: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Valerie (Hogan Family), Veronica Mars

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – Ugly Betty

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – Ugly Betty

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My theme for this year will actually be a theme! It will be …

  • TV Theme Songs

I’ll be showing short videos of the opening theme songs of old TV shows, and saying a few words about them. They are all shows I’ve watched in the past and enjoyed. Maybe you’ve seen some of them too, and will enjoy this look back at some favorites.

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This looks like a cute show. I actually never watched it, but I remember the advertisements for it and really like the theme song.

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From a Wiki article:

Ugly Betty is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Silvio Horta, which was originally broadcast on ABC. It premiered on September 28, 2006, and ended on April 14, 2010.

Betty Suarez  (America Ferrera) is a quirky, 22-year-old Mexican American woman from Queens, New York, who is sorely lacking in fashion sense. She is known for her adult braces, rather unusual wardrobe choices, sweet nature, and slight naïveté. She is abruptly thrust into a different world when she lands a job at Mode, a trendy, high-fashion magazine based in Manhattan that is part of the publishing empire Meade Publications

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Suddenly I See” is a song by Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall  The song was released on 29 August 2005 as the third single (second single in United States) from the album.

“Suddenly I See” peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart to become Tunstall’s highest-charting single in the UK. It also reached number 21 in the United States and is Tunstall’s only top-50 hit in Australia, where it charted at number six on the ARIA Singles Chart. The song won Tunstall an Ivor Novello Award in 2006 in the category of Best Song Musically and Lyrically.

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Other great shows: Sorry, I couldn’t think of any or find any I’d ever heard of.

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – That 70s Show

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – That 70s Show

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My theme for this year will actually be a theme! It will be …

  • TV Theme Songs

I’ll be showing short videos of the opening theme songs of old TV shows, and saying a few words about them. They are all shows I’ve watched in the past and enjoyed. Maybe you’ve seen some of them too, and will enjoy this look back at some favorites.

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“That 70s Show” is a funny one, and we loved watching it. Mostly it’s about teenage life with their social friends and their day to day experiences and problems. Lots of humor and great actors.

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From a Wiki article:

That ’70s Show is an American television period sitcom that aired on Fox from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006. The series focuses on the lives of a group of six teenage friends living in fictional Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 17, 1976, to December 31, 1979.[1]

The main teenage cast members were Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama, and Lisa Robin Kelly. The main adult cast members were Debra Jo Rupp, Kurtwood Smith, Don Stark, Tommy Chong, and Tanya Roberts.

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“That 70s Show” theme song is actually called, “In The Street”. It was written by Alex Chilton and Chris Bell. It was performed by Todd Griffin (season l), and Cheap Trick (season 2-8)

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Here’s the full song with lyrics and photos of the show:

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Other great shows: Three’s Company, Twilight Zone, Time Tunnel

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – Silver Spoons

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A o Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – Silver Spoons

 

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My theme for this year will actually be a theme! It will be …

  • TV Theme Songs

I’ll be showing short videos of the opening theme songs of old TV shows, and saying a few words about them. They are all shows I’ve watched in the past and enjoyed. Maybe you’ve seen some of them too, and will enjoy this look back at some favorites.

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“Silver Spoons” is a fun show to watch. It deals with a father, who runs a toy company, and his son who he only just met. The dad is still a big kid at heart, and his fancy house is full of kid’s toys. the son has earlier been in a boarding school with a strict routine. When the son come to live with his father things get funny. There are some episodes that are more serious, though.

We do still watch this as it comes on re-runs here every week.

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From a Wiki article:

Silver Spoons is an American sitcom television series that aired on NBC from September 25, 1982, to May 11, 1986, and in first-run syndication from September 27, 1986, to May 30, 1987. The series was produced by Embassy Television for the first four seasons, until Embassy Communications moved the series to syndication after being cancelled by NBC.[1] Silver Spoons was created by Martin Cohan,[2] Howard Leeds and Ben Starr.

The show focuses on the wealthy playboy Edward Stratton III, and his relationship with his young son Ricky Stratton. Ricky was the product of a brief marriage between Edward and Ricky’s mother. Edward was unaware that he had a son until Ricky comes to live with Edward at the outset of the series. The main cast stars Joel Higgins as Edward, Ricky Schroder as Ricky, Leonard Lightfoot as Edward’s attorney, Franklyn Seales as Edward’s business manager, and Erin Gray as Edward’s personal assistant and later love interest. Jason Bateman plays Ricky’s best friend over the first two seasons of the show, replaced by Alfonso Ribeiro over the remaining seasons. John Houseman plays Edward’s dour and disapproving father.

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Other great shows: Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Soap, Superman, Sugarfoot

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – Roswell

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – Roswell

 

 

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My theme for this year will actually be a theme! It will be …

  • TV Theme Songs

I’ll be showing short videos of the opening theme songs of old TV shows, and saying a few words about them. They are all shows I’ve watched in the past and enjoyed. Maybe you’ve seen some of them too, and will enjoy this look back at some favorites.

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This one I chose today, is from the TV show, “Roswell”. It’s one of my favorite shows. It ran from 1999 to 2002. I bought all three seasons of the DVDs, and have watched them many times.

The story is set in modern times in Roswell, New Mexico. It’s focus is the teenagers in high school, and the ups and downs of their relationships with boyfriends and girlfriends.

However, three new students in their high school are a bit different. They are aliens from another planet. They look normal, but have things about them that make people wonder what and who they really are. They are friends with a few other regular students, and let them know their secret. A lot of the episodes are of them figuring out how to evade the government, and scientists who suspect them of being aliens, but want to do experiments, if they ever catch them.

There is a lot of drama, and also a lot of humor in these stories. I love everything about this TV series.  Hope you can watch it one day. 🙂

The theme song for all three seasons is, “Here With Me”, by Dido. It is a haunting kind of tune, especially paired with the theme of the TV show.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roswell_(TV_series)

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“Here With Me,” by Dido, was released from her album, “No Angel”, in 1999. It was written by Dido Armstrong, Pascal Gabriel, and Paul Statham, and is on the EMG label

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Here’s the trailer for the TV show Roswell

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Other great shows: Rin Tin Tin, Route 66, Rawhide, Raising Hope

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – Queen For A Day

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – Queen For A Day

 

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My theme for this year will actually be a theme! It will be …

  • TV Theme Songs

I’ll be showing short videos of the opening theme songs of old TV shows, and saying a few words about them. They are all shows I’ve watched in the past and enjoyed. Maybe you’ve seen some of them too, and will enjoy this look back at some favorites.

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“Queen For a Day” was a very early game show, and we watched it all the time when I was a kid. Looking back now it seems so bizarre in it’s whole way from the host, to the contestants, and the voting.

Here’s how it went:

The goofy host would holler at the audience, he’d talk about commercials, make rude remarks about a contestant’s looks. Well, so weird.

The contestants were women, and were asked to tell the most horrifying sob story ever, then beg to be Queen for a Day, and say what prizes she wanted. Then the audience would vote for the most awful by clapping which was registered on an ‘applause meter’.

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From a Wiki article:

Queen for a Day is an American radio and television game show that helped to usher in American listeners’ and viewers’ fascination with big-prize giveaway shows.[1] Queen for a Day originated on the Mutual Radio Network on April 30, 1945, in New York City before moving to Los Angeles a few months later and ran until 1957. The show then ran on NBC Television from 1956 to 1960 and on ABC Television from 1960 to 1964.[2]

The show became popular enough that NBC increased its running time from 30 to 45 minutes to sell more commercials, at a then-premium rate of $4,000 per minute.[2]

The show opened with host Jack Bailey asking the audience—mostly women—”Would YOU like to be Queen for a day?” After this, the contestants were introduced and interviewed, one at a time, with commercials and fashion commentary interspersed in between.

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Other great shows: Quincy, (Jonny) Quest

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – One Day At A Time

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A to Z 2022 – TV Theme Songs – One Day At A Time

 

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My theme for this year will actually be a theme! It will be …

  • TV Theme Songs

I’ll be showing short videos of the opening theme songs of old TV shows, and saying a few words about them. They are all shows I’ve watched in the past and enjoyed. Maybe you’ve seen some of them too, and will enjoy this look back at some favorites.

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“One Day At A Time”, is a really good show, which we watched in it’s original run, and now see a lot in re-runs. It follows the situations of a single mother and her two teen daughters. I always liked this song, too.

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From a Wiki article:

One Day at a Time is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from December 16, 1975, to May 28, 1984. It starred Bonnie Franklin as a divorced mother raising two teenage daughters, played by Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli, in Indianapolis.

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Other great shows – Outer Limits, Ozzie and Harriet

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter C – Caykufkiwer … I Mean Cauliflower

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http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

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It’s that time again for the April A to Z Blog Challenge. I’ve done this one for quite a few years, and it’s always fun.

This time I decided to go with the miscellaneous type posts, which some days will be whatever I want, and other days will be a resurrection of my older posts that pretty much no one or very few ever saw.

So, here we go with Day # 3 – Letter C …

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter C

So, I’m in a silly mood this afternoon. This post is just some of the craziness I think of all the time, every day, random bits of this and that. Sometimes I can focus long enough to put together a coherent blog post, which sounds like I know what I’m talking about. Other times I just write down the free flow of thoughts in my notebooks, and I have a lot of them. (thoughts and notebooks)

So, back to the title of this. I had my fingers on the wrong keys to type the word cauliflower. It looks silly. So, I left it there. Actually, I’d been thinking of that word … how do you pronounce it? I’ve looked in the dictionary, and it’s pretty straight forward… ko-li-flau-er…with some little do-dads on top of the letters, that I don’t really know what they mean, and this keyboard probably don’t have them, anyway.

So, here’s what I was thinking about how to say it.

Call – a – flower ( is this a bit like ‘phone-a-friend’?)

Call – ya – flower ( Hey, come here, flower. Except flowers don’t generally travel around)

Collie – flour (like a dog? Covered in flour? Or, heaven forbid, flour made from a dog?)

I usually go with the second example, most of the time, even though I know it is wrong. Maybe it is just because of the southern (or Texas) dialect/accent?

So, anyway, cauliflower is a funny word. (and yes, I do like to eat it)

So, there are sure a lot of parentheses in here, and the word so…don’t ya think?

So, again, thanks for stopping by for a few laughs on this afternoon. Have a great weekend! (and try not to think of the word cauliflower too much!)

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