American TV Theme Songs

Can you name the TV show based on a lyric from its theme song?
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Last updated: December 9, 2019
First submittedApril 12, 2012
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Lyric
TV Show
Now this is a story all about how, my life got switched, turned upside down
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
I'll be there for you / 'cause you're there for me too
Friends
They're a modern stone age family / From the town of Bedrock
The Flintstones
Our whole universe was in a hot dense state /
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started
The Big Bang Theory
Sometimes you want to go, where everybody knows your name
Cheers
They're creepy and they're kooky / Mysterious and spooky
The Addams Family
A horse is a horse, of course, of course
Mr. Ed
Hey baby, I hear the blues a-callin' / Tossed salad and scrambled eggs
Frasier
Bad boy, bad boys whatcha gonna do?
Cops
It seems today, that all you see, is violence in movies and sex on TV
Family Guy
Here's the story of a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls
The Brady Bunch
Love and marriage / Go together like a horse and carriage
Married... with Children
Thank you for being a friend
Golden Girls
Who are you? / Who who / Who who
CSI
Come and knock on our door / We've been waiting for you
Three's Company
Schlemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated / We're gonna do it!
Laverne and Shirley
People say we monkey around / But we're too busy singing / to put anybody down
The Monkees
Feels so right you can't be wrong / Rockin' and rollin' all week long
Happy Days
Na na na na na na na na / Na na na na na na na na
Batman
Yes, no, maybe. I don't know. Can you repeat the question?
Malcolm in the Middle
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Level ∞
Dec 9, 2019
This was originally two quizzes, but has been combined into one so that we could remove many of the harder answers.
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Level 89
Dec 9, 2019
Second last one made me laugh out loud, well done!
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Level 83
Dec 10, 2019
How can twice as many people know the horse one (from the 1950s-early '60s) than the last one (running 7 years in the 2000s)? How old are Jetpunkers anyway?
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Level 70
Dec 10, 2019
How many "horse shows" are there? I don't know the song, but I know the name of two horse shows, Black Beauty and the correct answer.
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Level 79
Dec 11, 2019
I never saw it, but I couldn't think of any other show about a horse. Unfortunately, I typed "Ed" and it didn't take, and moved on, so I didn't contribute to your statistical observation..
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Level 81
Dec 11, 2019
You should've just typed his last name.
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Level 37
Apr 17, 2020
Wiiilllbuuurr
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Level 32
Apr 21, 2020
Well, old, but gen x old, not as old as the show. I suspect anyone my age knows it from the reruns on Nick at Night in the late 80s/ early 90s though..
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Level 82
Dec 10, 2019
I was really hoping for "ba du dum dum dum duuum dum bah da da da da dah." (Seinfeld) :) Fun quiz, by the way.
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Level 83
Dec 10, 2019
I had that same thought. :-)
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Level 71
Dec 21, 2019
Amazing, a quiz about US TV that doesnt feature Seinfeld
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Level 81
Dec 23, 2019
Couldn't get past the smurfs for the na na na one.
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2020
That is la la isn't it?
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Level 78
Mar 6, 2020
Never could make out the lyrics to the Batman theme. Mystery solved. It'll take me a while to memorize them, but I'll get there.
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Level 78
Mar 6, 2020
For those who remember Mr. Ed and Gilligan's Island, etc., see if you can tell which TV Show had a theme song with these as the lyrics:

Well now take down your fishin' pole

And meet me at the fishin' hole

We may not get a bite all day

But don't you rush away

What a great place to rest your bones

And mighty fine for skippin' stones

You'll feel fresh as a lemonade

A-settin' in the shade

Whether it's hot

Whether it's cool

Ohhh, what a spot

For whistlin' like a fool

What a fine day to take a stroll

And wander by the fishin' hole

I can't think of a better way

To pass the time of day

Here's a hint: the tune was only whistled on the show, never sung.

Answer: The Andy Griffith Show <-- drag mouse over to reveal answer.

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Level 34
Apr 14, 2020
The Andy Griffith Show
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Level 80
Apr 17, 2020
I made a similar quiz about cartoon theme songs if anyone is interested in looking for it.
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Level 83
Apr 17, 2020
Here's the link for the lazy people.
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Level 72
Apr 17, 2020
“You’re not the boss of me now! You’re not the boss of me now! You’re not the boss of me now, and you’re not so big!”
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Level 77
Apr 17, 2020
36% got the "Na na na ..." one, despite probably being the one that the most people would know well enough to sing.
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Level 59
Apr 17, 2020
I missed that one. I couldn't get the tune right. Kept thinking of the song kiss him goodbye. I didn't know the schlemeel, schlemazel one either. A few others I guessed some popular shows and got lucky.
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Level 83
Apr 17, 2020
Lots of TV shows have a similar set of nonsense scat. If you don't know the time signature it can go lots of different ways. My first thought was the Banana Splits. Someone else mentioned the Smurfs. Both were na na na songs of shows that ran longer than the answer.
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Level 82
Apr 17, 2020
Actually the Smurfs theme used La instead of Na.
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Level 43
Apr 17, 2020
I got very frustrated at the "na na na..." clue. All I could think of was the old Saturday morning show, "The Banana Splits". But, there was one too many "nas". :-)
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Level 58
Apr 17, 2020
I always forget about the Brady Bunch! My mother loved the Partridge Family instead, so I must have tried spelling Partridge family a dozen different ways before giving up. No no... The OTHER bunch of kids family sitcom...
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2020
Batman is the 2nd lowest guessed??? *falls of chair* what?? It is like physically impossible not to say batman after reading nana nana nana nana. Even if the quiz was about something else, you couldnt help but go .. batman.. (like if the question was "how many a's are there in this sentence", the first thing my mind would produce is BATMAN! ow erm 10? no? let me count then .. nana nana nana nana batman!! hmm where was I...
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Level 79
Apr 18, 2020
I tried Married with Family three times, and couldn't figure out why it wouldn't work. When I saw the answer I realized I had combined both of Ed O'Neill's shows into one. Duh.
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Level 28
Jun 16, 2020
how did I not get Batman?!
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Level 50
Aug 19, 2020
Yeah, I know some American TV.

Following Don the Lamplighter's lead here is another partial set of lyrics for a theme song most didn't know had words:

We chased lady luck till we finally struck (title)

With a gun and a rope and a hat full of hope,

planted a family tree.

We got hold of a pot full of gold, (title)

With a horse and a saddle, and a range full of cattle,

how rich can a fellow be?

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Level 50
Aug 19, 2020
I can't figure out how to make line breaks after each line
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Level 72
Aug 19, 2020
nice quiz . pity there's no Beverley hillbillies though , top theme from a top show.
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Level 37
Nov 15, 2020
The Na na nas threw me. I kept thinking Clarissa Explains It All.