What's the greatest TV theme song ever? That's easy:
The Sanford and Son theme song is by Quincy Jones, of course. If you looked at his resume, you'd be astonished. The guy works.
Entertainment is full of such people -- immensely talented and hard-working -- just mostly more obscure than Quincy Jones. They're the strange looking gaggles of people picking up their statuettes when the sun is still up, and the stringy has-been comedienne hasn't even started making fun of famous people's clothes outside yet.
I've often watched movies and just wondered at the ability of the set decorators, costumers, and the music. Hollywood and the music industry hire all the best people, except for the stars, generally. It's why I'm noticing the set decoration instead of the acting. Even Sanford and Son, it pains me to admit, was just some people milling around on a stage, like almost all situation comedies are. It was fantastic for 50 seconds at the beginning and end, though, wasn't it?
What's the second best TV theme song? We all agree on number one, I assume.
Updated: Perhaps I was hasty.
OK, what's the third best TV theme song ever?