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RE: Top TV Intros! - 3/8/2012 4:22:56 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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11. Deadwood


The final HBO show on the list. They really do have some great credits sequences.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWjFvamJssw



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RE: Top TV Intros! - 3/8/2012 7:40:44 AM   
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Watery Fowls is my favourite of the incorrect signs for the hotel



I like Flowery Twats

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 3/8/2012 7:42:13 AM   
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Kind of proves how shit it is, doesn't it?


What film is that from your avatar mate, was it one of the 'screwball comedies'?


It is, it's from The Awful Truth.

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 3/8/2012 7:44:48 AM   
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Watery Fowls is my favourite of the incorrect signs for the hotel



I like Flowery Twats



You would

Any guesses for the top 10? I think 4 or 5 of them are obvious.

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 3/8/2012 7:52:31 AM   
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Watery Fowls is my favourite of the incorrect signs for the hotel



I like Flowery Twats



You would

Any guesses for the top 10? I think 4 or 5 of them are obvious.



Can we get a recap of the 90 so far?

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 3/8/2012 7:54:07 AM   
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14. Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines


"Muttley, you snickering, floppy eared hound. When courage is needed, you're never around. Those medals you wear on your moth-eaten chest should be there for bungling at which you are best."

The greatest 'tache in villainy and the second best animated dog of all time join forces for this fantastic intro to their own great show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hv14bq4iak





Flight of the Conchords is great too.

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 3/8/2012 8:49:51 AM   
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100. Spider-Man
99. The Benny Hill Show
98. Bullseye
97. Fireball XL5
96. Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
95. Dinosaurs
94. The Tudors
93. Mister Ed
92. Zorro
91. Top Cat
90. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
89. The Shield
88. Sesame Street
87. Battlestar Galactica
86. The King Kong Show
85. Land Of The Giants
84. Hawaii Five-O
83. Knight Rider
82. The Phil Silvers Show
81. The Wire
80. The Sooty Show
79. Kingdom Hospital
78. True Blood
77. Sons Of Anarchy
76. Supergran
75. Thomas The tank Engine & Friends
74. Human Target
73. Dragnet
72. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
71. Chuck
70. The Adventures Of Robin Hood
69. Bertha
68. The Wombles
67. Mission: Impossible
66. The Addams Family
65. Frasier
64. The Magic Roundabout
63. One Foot In The Grave
62. The Sopranos
61. Around The World With Willy Fog
60. Only Fools and Horses
59. Shaun the Sheep
58. 24
57. Rubicon
56. Postman Pat
55. The Invaders
54. Hill Street Blues
53. Star Trek
52. Ironside
51. The West Wing
50. Poirot
49. St. Elsewhere
48. Lost
47. Supernatural
46. Due South
45. The Onedin Line
44. ER
43. Attack of The Killer Tomatoes
42. Dexter
41. Rainbow
40. The Outer limits (1963)
39. Fraggle Rock
38. Danger Mouse
37. Rawhide
36. Thunderbirds
35. The Twilight Zone
34. The Trap Door
33. Alfred Hitchcock Presents
32. Camberwick Green
31. Batman
30. Six Feet Under
29. Planet Earth
28. Mr. Benn
27. Muppet Babies
26. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
25. Tales From Fat Tulip's Garden
24. Mad Men
23. Trumpton
22. Bananaman
21. Button Moon
20. Tenko
19. Band Of Brothers
18. Homicide: Life On the Street
17. John Adams
16. Rome
15. The Munsters
14. Dick Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
13. Flight Of the Conchords
12. Fawlty Towers
11. Deadwood


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RE: Top TV Intros! - 3/8/2012 8:54:09 AM   
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Muppets, Wallace & Gromit, X-Files, Dad's Army, Mr. Men

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 3/8/2012 8:58:13 AM   
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Bugger it, there's one there I forgot!

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 3/8/2012 9:19:42 AM   
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You forgot one of those five? Wow.

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 3/8/2012 10:28:40 AM   
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I know you don't watch the show, but has Doctor Who made it nonetheless?

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 3/8/2012 10:34:32 AM   
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Nope. Ace music though.

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 3/8/2012 10:39:22 AM   
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Aaargh - it's happened again. All I can hear is Stop the Pigeon, owwwwwwww!


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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 8:04:06 AM   
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10. Police Squad!


"Police Squad! In Color"

This must surely be the most joke-laden opening sequence in all of TV. Drebin returning fire in the wrong direction, Abraham Lincoln, the different guest star deaths for each episode, the incorrect titles. Add to that Ira Newborn's fantastic score and the shot that followed the police siren you have a true classic.

But, Police Squad is that rarest of shows that has a closing credits sequence that can match the opening. The actors simply stop moving yet the action continues, each episode being slightly more silly than the last, culminating with the squad collapsing around the cast. Absurd and utterly brilliant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynJdsaE9rps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqdBEAXsGdU



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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 8:10:39 AM   
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9. Monty Python's Flying Circus


John Philip Sousa and terry Gilliam. Ity's like a dream come true! Add to that Palin's ragged and worn "It's" man, and this is a true gem of an opening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rutX0I6NxU



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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 8:14:43 AM   
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8. Wacky Races


"And now here they are!!!! The most daredevil group of daffy drivers to ever whirl their wheels in the WACKY RACES. Competing for the title of worlds wackiest racer. The cars are approaching the starting line. First, is the Turbo Terrific driven by Peter Perfect. Next is Rufus Ruffcut and Sawtooth in the Buzzwagon. Maneuvering for position is the Army Surplus Special. Right behind is the Ant Hill Mob in their Bullet Proof Bomb. Then there's ingenious inventor Pat Pending in his Convert-A-Car. Oh! Here's the lovely Penelope Pitstop, the glamour gal of the gas pedal. Next we have the Bouldermobile with the Slag Brothers, Rock & Gravel. Lurching along is the Creepy Coupe with the Gruesome Twosome, and right on their tail is the Red Max. And there's the Arkansas Chug-A-Bug with Luke & Blubber Bear, Sneaking along last is that Mean Machine with those double dealing do-badders Dick Dastardly and his sidekick, Muttley"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JihrWE0FJpc


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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 8:18:24 AM   
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7. The X-Files


An immensely effective opening and one that still creeps me out slightly. Mark Snow's theme is superb. It was changed in later this but this original version is a classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbBX6aEzEz8


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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 8:22:29 AM   
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6. Maid Marian and her Merry Men


Closing credits this time. Maid Marian is still the best ever attempt at putting Robin Hood on screen, big or small, and the animation and song rounded up every episode in style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY7UifBHaGc

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 8:23:14 AM   
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I was going to say Maid Marian. Darn.

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 8:27:55 AM   
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5. The Pillars Of The Earth


The most recent show in the top 10 and one that features a orgasmically gorgeous animation. It's quite possible that, were it not for nostalgia and lifelong affection for the 4 shows remaining, Pillars could top this list, but 5th place seems right for now. Anyone know if there's a specific terms for this kind of animation? I'm sure I read something about it once but have completely forgot.

http://vimeo.com/17658430


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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 8:34:01 AM   
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4. Dad's Army


"Who do you think you are kidding Mr. Hitler? If you think we’re on the run"

As sung by Bud Flanagan, the theme for Dads Army was probably one of my very earliest favourite songs. Accompanied by the animation of the swastika-headed arrows pushing the Union Jack's back over the channel, it's a brilliant intro and the final show that isn't necessarily for kids. And let's not forget the closing credits, as TV's greatest cast make their way across a battlefield.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Va4AHOzu3Q

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 8:47:02 AM   
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3. Mr. Men


It's saddening that, googling for a suitable picture for this entry, I came across so many pictures for The Mr. Men Show, the utter abomination that has polluted the airwaves over the last few years. Nothing about it can even begin to come close to the genius brilliance of the original Mr. Men tv show from the 70s.

The title sequence differed for every episode and usually included that episode's character in some way. The word Laxy morphed into My Lazy, Mr. Bump walked into his own titles, Mr. Strong bent an iron bar to form his name ad Mr Bounce himself took place off the O in his name. All used the lovely them tune by Tony Hyams and all were superb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZV8e199L6M

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 8:54:11 AM   
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2. Stoppit and Tidyup


"Stoppit and Tidyup. And here's all their friends..."

I feel sorry for this show. Anyone under the age of 25 has probably never heard of it, and those much over 30 were probably too old for it when it first aired. But's it's an amazing brilliant show and one that I adore to this day. The entire series can be seen in about 45 minutes and it's guaranteed to brighten even the darkest of days. They're all up on youtube. Go and watch.

Terrys Wogan's provides the vocals for the show and his narration as the characters make their entrances in perfect. And the deliciously oddball music is glorious. I have it as my mobile ringtone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24fDKqXNv50

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 8:58:38 AM   
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I haven't seen Maid Marion for years! I wonder if I still have it on video....

Wacky Races and Dad's Army have great openings.

I bet number 1 is The Muppet Show.

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 9:05:05 AM   
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1. The Muppet Show


"The most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational ..."

Was there ever any doubt? This was always going to be the number one spot.

It changed slightly for each episode and evolved over the years but each variation and addition was brilliantly madcap. I couldn't pick one style of credits over the others but my favourite gag was always Gonzo's apperance right at the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUs49icdawU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPvDSMQj6bc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42cRLsZ4Qmw

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 9:08:12 AM   
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I can't argue with any of the top 10 that I've seen, especially Wacky Races.

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 9:13:02 AM   
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Great choice.


Really enjoyable list, Gimli.

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 10:05:34 AM   
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2. Stoppit and Tidyup



Woah, I hadn't seen that in years!

Great list Gimli, really enjoyable read.

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 10:12:17 AM   
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Yay Muppets. Am I the only person who thinks Wogan is a bit of a tit then?

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RE: Top TV Intros! - 4/8/2012 10:13:31 AM   
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Yes.





I think he's a cunt.

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