Tuesday, October 20, 2009

When TV Themes were "Neat, Sweet--Petite"

TV theme songs are a lost art. Just look at how Glee, a musical, took a complete pass on a theme song this season. It has the shortest, lamest title sequence ever--simply the word "Glee" quickly flashed on screen. Blink and you miss it. Guess executive producer Ryan Murphy wanted to leave more room for musical production numbers in the actual episodes.
So stop and give two finger snaps today to Vic Mizzy, the composer of the endlessly infectious themes to The Adams Family and Green Acres. Mizzy died Saturday of heart failure at 93.
Mizzy did alright in the TV theme song racket. As he is quoted as saying in this obit in the Los Angeles Times, "Two finger snaps and you live in Bel-Air."

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