In the first place I bought this BELIEVER magazine issue
because I got attracted by its Richard Burns cover.
Then, I came across this article about the saddest TV theme songs of the 70s.
I had recently had a conversation about them with Breakbot, so I wanted to feature this article here;
first for him to see, as some of our favourites made the list, then for yall, as these theme songs somehow suit Xmas well.
I hope the author, Kailyn McCord and her editors won’t be mad at me.
It was actually Breakbot’s favorite.
My personal favourite from the list, as cheesy as it is.
Sound is very low, but indeed, that’s sad :
I actually remember only this intro :
“Mr McGee, don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”
I have a feeling the train carries a piece from “P-NUT” but the “P” looks like a “PHASE II” so I might be wrong.
There sure is a “POWER” piece, but it probably isn’t a famous writer, and a piece I can’t read that seems inspired by “COMET” .
Other favourites (not only from the 70’s and not always sad) :
Everytime I can’t help but try to imagine the band that’s recording that live.
This one I was watching a lot, as a kid, under the name “Madame est servie”.
That Punky Brewster joint is the shit.
It is by the same guy who made Cheers, Gary “unsung hero” Portnoy.
If you can’t get enough of him, here’s another one :
Just like with “Who’s the Boss”, it’s all in the guitar hooks,
and just like with “Who’s the Boss”, the french title translation is weird : “Ricky ou la belle vie”.
One day I will tell you the secret that link Ricky Schroder and Busy P forever.
Meanwhile, Merry Xmas everyone.