Wednesday, 31 October 2007

The Youth of Today

...many of the problems of today's society may be down to the fact that modern kids tv programs don't have decent theme songs. The songs we carry through life enter our heads from an early age. I'm not talking about the actual program, but the music.

Examples:

My childhood "The Flashing Blades"; "The Banana Splits".

Current childhood "Spongebob", "Watch my Chops".

'nuff said.

11 comments:

WD said...

I have the Banana Splits song on CD (a best of HB cartoons), you need to put the Hair Bear Bunch on here as well
"At the Wonderland zoo..."


Flashing Blades fantastic, loved it as a kid, must get dvd for Nathan naturally ;)

Michael G Clark said...

You forgot the double deckers and why don't you!

Big Kev said...

The Banana Splits was the first prog' I ever saw in colour. If I had a polyphonic phone, the theme would be my ringtone of choice. No question :o)

AktoMan said...

There are tons of memorable theme tunes from days gone by, and I didn't want to list them all, as I'd then need to balance them with those from today. What are the good, memorable themes from kids tv?

And, no, I don't class the Simpsons as being kids tv as it was never shown in the UK in a children's tv timeslot.

Big Kev said...

Captain Pugwash, Dangermouse, Hong Kong Phooey, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90 are the stand-out ones for me. ie I can hum them without resorting to the interweb :o)

WD said...

I have this http://www.amazon.com/Tunes-Toons-Hanna-Barbera-Various-Artists/dp/B00001ZT7H
it's brilliant

AktoMan said...

Kev, I've Pugwash and Phooey on my mobile phone, also (from kids shows): Tomorrow People, and Space 1999.

Strangely, not DM (we share the same initials), or Scarlet or speccy 90.

I remember seeing a Cap'n Scarlet movie (IIRC) in the Miner's in Dumfries and being scared sh..senseless. Maybe it wasn't Scarlet, but it had big eff-off worms attacking moon-type vehicles.

AktoMan said...

Darren, in my dvd collection, I have:

The complete Roobarb
Chorlton & The Wheelies
Press Gang
The first 12 eposides of the Lone Ranger (B&W)
Around the World with Willy Fog (vol2)
The Complete Ivor the Engine

as well as the afore-mentioned Flashing Blades.

AktoMan said...

The phrase you are all looking for is "sad git", but one or two of you might be going "lucky git". Maybe.

WD said...

original b&w Lone Ranger.
I had them all on video in the past, my nan recorded them all for me.

AktoMan said...

Hi ho, Silver.....away