“Episode 3: A Wacky Week in 1965 (Part 2)”
Episode 2 and Episode 3 of Tube Tunes together explore the histories and theme music of eleven kooky sitcoms that aired in a typical week 50 years ago (December 1965). Episode 2 covers six of the sitcoms, and Episode 3 covers another five. Included in both episodes are the iconic theme tunes of each show, brief biographies of the theme composers and lyricists for each series, a rundown of the stars, synopses and broadcast histories of each show, and trivia about all of them.
The series explored in “Episode 2: A Wacky Week in 1965 (Part 1)”: I DREAM OF JEANNIE, GET SMART, MY FAVORITE MARTIAN, MY MOTHER, THE CAR, F TROOP and THE MUNSTERS. Vintage commercials included: Top Brass Hair Creme and Levi’s Jeans.
The series explored in “Episode 3: A Wacky Week in 1965 (Part 2)”: GILLIGAN’S ISLAND, BEWITCHED, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, HOGAN’S HEROES and THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS SHOW. Vintage commercials included: Post Raisin Bran and Adams Gum.
Many thanks to Zerbinator for helping me get this podcast off the ground, and for his continued support. His encouragement and expertise are very much appreciated by me. You can find all of his fun-to-listen-to podcasts here. And I’d also like especially to thank him for providing the opening and closing theme music for Tube Tunes; all of his fantastic music can be found here. Thanks, Buford.
Next Episode: “Episode 4: From CHECKMATE to Spielberg – The TV Theme Music of John Williams” (available January 3, 2016)