Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hey wait, I know this one...

Fun fun fun!

I can't think of anything I enjoy more than frustrating the hell out of my readers... except maybe dressing up like that creepy Burger King guy and waiting in my bed for my wife at night. No really, she loves it.

Anyway, because last month's Hey wait, I know this one was such a blast I'm back with a whole new one to test your knowledge of old TV show theme songs once again.

And just like last time, what I'm going to do here is post 10 classic TV show theme songs, and you get to guess what shows they are from.

A couple of notes about these MP3 plug-ins below...
Make sure to let each song buffer for a few seconds, you may have to click the play button 2 times, and you probably shouldn't play them from your reader. Otherwise they should play just fine. If you're having trouble make sure to let me know.

So then, good luck, have fun and name that tune!

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Hopefully these weren't too easy for you. But if they were you'll be sorry. There are a LOT harder ones than these for next time!

The humor is always easy at Humor-Blogs.com!

44 comments:

Marie said...

We got:

5. A-Team
8. What's Happening!

4 and 6 sounded really familiar but we just couldn't place them.

Doozie said...

This one time? I was talking to someone and they made me laugh real hard and I wet in my pants, I'm still sitting in my dirty pee pants right now


I don't name tunes, I was raised without a TVVVVVVVVVV

Hilly said...

This drove me so batty last time that I swore I'd come back and answer but I did not...erm, so I am gonna do my best this time!

3. Empty Nest
3. Hill Street Blues
6. Who's the Boss?
8. What's Happening

I may be back for more...those last two I swear that I know but I have to sleep on it!

BeeHappy Laurence said...

1. Riptide
4. Golden Girls (Les craquantes in French)
5. A-Team (Agence tous risques in French)
6. Who's the Boss ? (Madame est servie in French)

I love Quiz ! :)

Kathy said...

ARGGGH! Of the ones that haven't yet been named, I only know possibly #7 as a game show theme. Maybe Blockbuster? Or "Match" something. Not Match Game. Oh geez. Brain. Can't. Think. Great list! I'm stumped!

Jeff said...

You guys are on the fast track eh? So far I believe you're 5 for 10. Keep it up!

Jennine said...

#1 is Simon and Simon and wow, what a blast from the past!

PG said...

1. Simon & Simon
2. ?
3. Empty Nest
4. Hill St. Blues
5. A-Team
6. Who's the Boss
7. ?
8. Good Times
9. St. Elsewhere
10. ?

Jeff said...

pat - You're close on #8 but the other folks have already identified it correctly as What's Happening.

PG said...

arrgh, that's right. I tried to do it without looking at the answers already posted. I would have looked like less of an idiot if I peeked I guess.

Jennine said...

Is #10 Barnaby Jones?

VE said...

Dang, all this confirms is that I spent more time peeping at the neighbor girl with my binocculars than I thought...

Jeff said...

pat - If you got that many without peeking, then that's pretty good!

jennine - I can neither confirm nor deny that claim.

ve - I'm guessing it didn't take this contest to confirm that.

deborah said...

man it totally sucks to lose the memory! I can play these stupid tunes in my head and see these geeky people, but the name of THE SHOW!!!!! ARGH!!

1. dukes of hazzard??

4. hill st. Blues

5 miami vice

8 . I can see them all, rerun. can't think

Julie Pippert said...

I got 1 as Simon and Simon before it paused after 5 seconds. (Do these things hate Firefox or is it just me?)

Trying rest. I was just so excited to know one. LOL

Elizabeth said...

Damn it, what's number 2? WHAT'S NUMBER 2???!!!

Jeff said...

deborah - Don't feel bad, I can't remember what I had for lunch.

julie - I don't think Firefox has a problem because that's what I use. But it does behave differently depending on how fast/stable my connection is.

elizabeth - Oh, well since you asked, #2 is.... NOT!

Jennine said...

I'lll send you Elly's five bucks if you tell us now!

Jennine said...

alright...because I've obviously been at this on and off ALL DAY, here's my list:

1. Simon and Simon
2. The Donna Reed Show
3. Empty Nest
4. Hill Street Blues
5. A Team
6. Who's the Boss
7. Streets of San Francisco
8. What's Happening
9. St Elsewhere
10. Barnaby Jones

Goodness sakes. I have come down with a massive case of OCD!

Jeff said...

jennine - First of all, my Hippocratic oath prevents me from either taking Elly's money OR telling you the answers. Therefore, all I can say is... you still have 2, 7 and 10 wrong. Sorry!

And you've come down with a massive case of over the counter drugs?!!! What is that all about?

Anonymous said...

rick said...
Number 10 sounds like the evil genius of ...AAron Spelling

J-J-Jennine said...

D'oh!

Whit said...

I think these are the missing shows:

2. The Dick van Dyke Show
7. Trapper, MD
10. Hart to Hart

G said...

I guess the good news is that I wasn't *that* addicted to television. The bad news is my memory for such data is scrambled. They all sounded soooo familiar.

I do like this game though and maybe I should watch Boomerang to catch some old theme songs.

Diesel said...

The only ones I knew for sure were the A-Team and Simon & Simon. Judging from some of the other responses, I would have guessed right on a few others, but I'm not going to try to figure it all out now and take credit for it. :)

Zoe's Dad said...

Dude, I checked this out because I saw your comment on Dan's Blog and thought you were kidding. Now I'm wishing you were. My head hurts and I'm starting to feel sorry for myself because I didn't watch enough television when I was a kid.

Jeff said...

You're down to 3 folks. Here's the lineup as it stands so far:

1. Simon & Simon
2. ?
3. Empty Nest
4. Hill St. Blues
5. A-Team
6. Who's the Boss
7. ?
8. What's Happening!
9. St. Elsewhere
10. ?

Don't give up!

Mitch McDad said...

I thought about cheating off the other commenters but my integrity is too great. Though, I recognized a few of the diddies, I scored an absolute donut. Sad but true.

Where were Gilligan's Island, Happy Days, Welcome back Cotter? Those I would have nailed.

Arjan said...

The only one I knew was the A-team tune. I guess I'm too young for these classics ;)

I'll check the other post out too and see if I know some of those.
If you posted themes of tv-series from the last 5 years I probably would have aced the test, I'm a real junkie.

Kathy said...

I still insist that #7 is a game show theme. I guess you're not open to giving out hints, are ya?

Kathy said...

Got it! #7 is Card Sharks.

Jennine said...

Kathy...I think I love you.

Jeff said...

mitch - You people are WAY too smart for me to use the easy ones. When I played the last time Dan insisted all 10 songs would be guessed within an hour. Fortunately the game lasted nearly 24!

arjan - You're right, you do need to be a little older to recognize these. Maybe one of these times I'll do a "recent" TV show theme song game. Of course then I won't know any of them so that'll be a whole new kind of challenge. ;-)

kathy - I knew you would get that one. You were on to the game show thing earlier. If nobody gets the other 2 by noon I'll start posting clues. I've got posts to write for tomorrow you know!

jennine - You ok? I get the feeling this game is taking its toll on you.

Kathy said...

Jeff -- I'm thrilled I got Card Sharks, but I can NOT get it out of my head now! Curses!

Lise M. said...

thanks for the fun contest, Jeff! I want to guess #2 as the Flying Nun, and #10 as Dynasty or Knots Landing.
All the others I recognized, though I couldn't name them all (I knew 1,4,5,8,& 9 right away).

You say I'm discombobulated said...

Would 10 be ah Charles Angels??????????

Jeff said...

lise - Yay! You got the one I was worried about. But you screwed up my chance to leave a funny clue about frequent flier miles. ;-)

discombobulated - Sorry Charlie, that's not it. Rowr.

So everyone, it looks like we're down to just #10. Here's the list so far:

1. Simon & Simon
2. Flying Nun
3. Empty Nest
4. Hill St. Blues
5. A-Team
6. Who's the Boss
7. Card Sharks
8. What's Happening!
9. St. Elsewhere
10. ?

Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

You say I'm discombobulated said...

10 er ah Vegas or Spencer for Hire
thats why they call me:
You say I'm discombobulated

Jeff said...

discombobulated - er ah... no. Here's the clue:

The guy who starred in it SUCKS.

Chris C said...

wow awesome blog post idea!

#10 sounds so familiar but it is not Hart to Hart.

Jeff said...

Alright, one more clue for #10...

Besides the fact that the star sucks, literally (and no, it's not from a porno movie) - and here's the big reveal... it was a cop show.

GO!

Anonymous said...

ER AH..GOOD CLUE SUCKS LIKE AH
Kojak

MY CURE FOR ANYTHING TEARS,SWEAT OR SALTWATER.....

Jeff said...

TA DA! Good job! You win the golden lollypop award.

And so thank you all who participated and made this game such a huge success. Definitely watch for more next month.

Here's the final answer:

1. Simon & Simon
2. Flying Nun
3. Empty Nest
4. Hill St. Blues
5. A-Team
6. Who's the Boss
7. Card Sharks
8. What's Happening!
9. St. Elsewhere
10. Kojak

Gary said...

OK, if I hadn't read the answers first then I would have got Hill St Blues and the A Team and I would have recognised St Elsewhere but not been able to name it.

But I'm in the wrong country, thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it...