~“Just because you hear the music…”~

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 09:41 AM.

Thinking about Batman makes me think about the theme song to the original Batman television show of the 1960’s. I hear the theme song and I want to find a beach towel and a safety pin and put my cape on. It makes me feel happy, younger and maybe a little foolish (with the beach towel cape).

You hear those television show themes and they take you back to a different time, place or simply make you want to sit on the sofa and laugh (or cry).

Think about your favorites.

I love the themes from The Andy Griffith Show, Hawaii Five-0, Gilligan’s Island and Cheers. Hearing the Cheers theme makes you want to sing along and go to a place “where everybody knows your name.”

Some theme songs make us think of our children or being a child. The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Speed Racer all remind me of my childhood. I will sing along with the Mister Rogers Neighborhood theme song and when I hear it I want to put on a red cardigan and blue deck shoes.

On the other hand, when I hear the theme to Barney or Sesame Street, I want to pull my hair. I’m not sure why, it’s just a conditioned response. To this day, I have not been able to, nor will I ever be able to sit through more than 60 seconds of Sesame Street. I just can’t. We all have our preferences.

My favorite theme songs were from the western television shows and movies.

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