Saturday, March 24, 2018

TV Theme Song medley

Even though they didn't do CHEERS or ALMOST PERFECT (how could they leave that out???), this is still pretty cool. Jimmy Fallon & Will Smith on a recent TONIGHT SHOW. Sing along.

18 comments :

VP81955 said...

Will and Jimmy, you might just make it after all.

Ken, hope you'll take a look at, and possibly review, the debut of Bill Hader's HBO series "Barry." Enjoyed his work for some time -- and like you, he has some ties to Turner Classic Movies, having hosted "The Essentials Jr." for a few summers.

tavm said...

Other TV theme songs they didn't do on the show: "Gilligan's Island" and "The Beverly Hillbillies" (which reminds me-the original promo for "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" had Smith with Buddy Ebsen in his old role as patriarch Jed Clampett when he as 82!) I'm now wondering if YouTube has that on its site...

blinky said...

Did they do the theme to Roseanne?
Did you see that your favorite writers room monster was on Jimmy Kimmel?
Lets say it is a given that she is bat shit crazy but her point that we can't dump Trump because we would have Mike (a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries ) Pence made a lot of sense. Trump is evil but incompetent while Pence would sell USA Inc to the highest bidder because god told him to do it. He would also make being gay a felony.

Todd Everett said...

One of the more amazing moments on television.

David G. said...

What strikes me in this clip is, when they go up into the stairway aisle ... is there a single audience member at the Fallon "Tonight Show" who is over 40? Think back to the Johnny Carson "Stump The Band" segments, and you'd see audience members of all ages in that crowd. Ditto when Leno would go up into the audience.

richfigel said...

Here's a link to "T.V. Song" by the Otter Pops -- which included Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, co-writers of the Despicable Me and Secret Life of Pets movies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xisFN-lOPXE

It includes references to all the classic sit-coms, including MASH of course! As part of the Creative Lab Hawaii program, I got to workshop my animation feature script with Cinco here in Hawaii and learned his real passion was for music and theater. Great guy!

Aloha,
Rich

MikeN said...

Take the quiz:

https://www.sporcle.com/games/MikeN/milkman-paperboy-evenmtv

Liggie said...

That theory would also explain Dam Quayle.

Mike Doran said...

In re blinky's comment:

Please bear in mind that Mr. Trump is the one who put Mr. Pence in position in the first place.

What needs to happen:
The Dems need to get both houses back in the midterms.
Should that happen, when Mr. Trump eventually self-destructs, Mr. Pence will be stuck with the opposite party in control, and then the Dems can nickel-and-dime him to death the way the GOP did with Mr. Obama in the Tea Party days.

Now that would be Irony - or Karma - or Poetic Justice - or something ...

Gary said...

To David G.: My wife and I have gone to two Jimmy Fallon tapings, back when his show was on after the Tonight Show. (At that time we were both in our mid-50's.) On each occasion we got there very early, to (presumably) get good seats. However both times they marked our tickets with some sort of symbol, and then coincidentally we ended up seated in the last two rows. The second time I took a good look around, and I realized they had seated all the ancient people (over 25) in the last few rows. A definite form of ageism. I wrote a letter of complaint to NBC but of course I never got a reply. So if you ever get Fallon tickets, and you're old enough to remember black & white TV, don't bother getting in line early -- you'll still be seated in the rafters.

Anonymous said...

They did Cheers, but it got edited out along with The love boat for some reason

Robert Forman said...

Interesting that the hit parade had the theme from the Jeffersons but not the theme from the show it was spun from.

Kevin FitzMaurice said...

That goes back to at least the earliest years of "Saturday Night Live." Obviously the show aimed at young, rock 'n' roll- types, and Lorne Michaels, who favored Hawaiian shirts and ski sweaters in those days, didn't want conservatively-dressed studio audience members in camera range.

Today, of course, Michaels, who is 73, wears business suits, and the young hipsters who filled the audience seats at SNL in the seventies now qualify for the rafters at the Fallon show.

JoeyH said...

The music clearance office was apparently pretty busy.

sanford said...

To Joey H and maybe Ken could answer, isn't there fair use when you sing a line of a song.

Colin Stratton said...

Now wait just a damn minute! Did you mot say in a previous post you would never watch Jimmy Fallon after his interview with Trump? It's okay. I said the same thing when I became an adult with "Gilligan's Island". Sad part is, I still enjoy them.

Andy Rose said...

@sanford: "Fair use" is a pretty nebulous term that ultimately means "whatever a judge will let you get away with." But I don't think this sort of mashup would qualify. Calling it commentary or educational would be a pretty ridiculous claim to try. That said, I think that a live performance of a song on a talk show is one of those things that doesn't require special permission from the owners, you just have to pay the established royalty via ASCAP or BMI. So it's not as complicated as, say, trying to get the rights to a popular recording for your sitcom.

Fallon usually walks through the audience at the end of each show, and it's pretty easy to see that they bury all of the older audience members in the middle and on the edges, while the younger people get lower section and aisle seats. Pretty commonplace these days... I've heard that James Corden's show does that, and even The Price is Right.

Mike Barer said...

@Andy Rose,we were in the middle when we were in the studio audience at "The Price Is Right." I'm good with that, it's still fun.