Saturday, June 13, 2009

Theme Song! Challenge #3: Nana, Whoa, Yeah, Oooh!

This week's Song! Challenge! calls to mind the TV shows from a long (and short) time ago. In the one-minute quiz below (a Minute Quiz -- just like the Westfield Insurance Brain Game, which, if you live in central Indiana, you should be watching right now, since it's 7:00pm EDT on a Saturday), you'll hear samples from 19 TV theme songs.

You'll be able to catch some of the music here and there, but the actual unifying theme of this quiz is Nonverbal Vocalizations. The featured clips from each of the 19 songs contain either a made-up word or some other non-word noise created by one or more humans or animals.


The Rules

Your mission, should you choose to accept it (and no, that's not a hint) is to enter your theme song guesses (name of show is all that's required this time around) as a single comment here on the blog. Standard rules apply: Judge's decision final, proper spelling appreciated, blah blah blah... OH! And if you have an iPhone, don't iCheat by iUsing Shazam, please. (There's no flipping way Shazam would help you with this.)

You may enter as often as you like -- but each comment/entry will be counted independent of your other entries; so if you get a question right in one entry but wrong in another, it only counts as correct in the one you got it right in. (Got that?) If you're reading this on Facebook, go to the blog: http://sssemester.blogspot.com to hear the quiz and enter your comment/entry.


The Grand Prize
The first person to get all 19 show titles correct in a single entry -- or the person with the most show titles correct by 7:00PM EDT ON TUESDAY, JUNE 16 -- will win a special CD that I made, featuring dozens of my favorite TV theme songs.


(Almost) Everybody "Wins"
In the grand tradition of a participant prize for all, anyone who gets at least five songs correct in dthis Theme! Song! Challenge! and leaves their e-mail in their comment or sends me their e-mail directly (SSSemester [at] yahoo [dot] com) after putting their official entry in the comments WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL, SUPERSECRET LINK to a video of me performing three or more of my very favorite TV theme songs.


Readysetgo by clicking the player below!

16 comments:

Ket said...

Dude. This is hard. But here's what Rob & I came up with:

1) Alice
2)
3) The Andy Griffith Show
4)
5) Batman
6) The Flintstones
7) Frazier
8)
9)
10)
11)
12) Scooby Doo
13) The Cosby Show
14) Gimme a Break
15) One Day at a Time
16)
17) The Mary Tyler Moore Show
18) Good Times
19) The Aadam's Family

aketner1971@gmail.com

shouldhavezagged said...

1. Alice
2. Ally McBeal
3. The Andy Griffith Show
4. The Banana Splits
5. Batman
6. The Flintstones
7. Frasier
8. Full House
9. Growing Pains
10. Mad About You
11. Pee Wee's Playhouse
12. Scooby Doo
13.
14. Gimme a Break
15. One Day at a Time
16. Maude
17. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
18. Good Times
19. The Addams Family

Holy crap, Scott! This was HARD.

amyzta118 said...

Wow. I only have 7. I'm not even going to embarrass myself by leaving the titles!
Amy Bridges

jss said...

Consider this my entry... No way I can compete with these guys. I was so proud that I got 12 of them. Now, not so proud. Anyway, I want the secret link this time.

Gus Pearcy said...

Even though I lived through a majority of these shows I couldn't get them all.
1. Alice
2.
3 Andy Griffith Show
4. Banana Splits
5. Batman
6. Flinstones
7. Frasier
8.
9. Who's the Boss
10.
11.Pee Wee Herman
12. Schooby Doo
13.
14. Gimme a Break
15.
16. Maude
17. Bob Newhart Show
18. Good Times
19.

Meana said...

KILLER...I hope I at least got 5!

1. Alice
2. Family Matters
3. Andy Griffith
4.
5. Batman
6. The Flintstones
7. Frasier
8. American Idol
9. Full House
10. Growing Pains
11. Blue's Clues
12. Scooby Doo
13.
14. Gimme a Break
15. The Partridge Family
16. The Jefferson’s
17. Ally McBeal
18. Good Times
19. The Addams Family

Amy Bridges (via low-tech, entries-written-on-back-of-an-envelope communication) said...

1. Alice
2. Biggest Loser
3. Andy Griffith Show
4.
5. Batman & Robin
6. The Flintstones
7. Frasier
8.
9.
10.
11.
12. Scooby Doo
13. The Cosby Show
14. Gimme A Break
15. One Day At A Time
16.
17. MTM
18. Good Times
19. The Addams FAmily

Anonymous said...

1. Alice
2.
3. The Andy Griffith Show
4. The Banana Splits
5. Batman
6. The Flintstones
7.
8.
9. Greatest American Hero
10.
11. Pee Wee's Playhouse
12. Scooby Doo
13.
14.
15.
16. The Jeffersons
17. Mary Tyler Moore
18. Good Times
19. The Addams Family

I want the consolation prize!
lculverholl@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Holy smoke! Not easy!
1-Moonlighting
2-?
3-Andy Griffith Show
4-?
5-Batman
6-Flintstones
7-Frazier
8-?
9-?
10-?
11-PeeWee's Playhouse
12-Scooby Doo
13-?
14-?
15-?
15-?
16-?
17-?
18-Goodtimes
19-The Adams Family

Thanks for Scooby Doo...it's the only one I am sure of!

JL said...

The winer is not supposed to be named until Tuesday at 7 p.m. That is all I am saying!

Sarah said...

My answers didn't get posted? I know I did bad... but jeez!

Scott S. Semester said...

I don't remember getting one from you, Sarah? When did you send it? Can you re-enter?

JL said...

They have them all right except #13 and we can't figure that one out. We have come up with it is an old show. I think it's a cartoon. Jon thinks it's something tropical. Could we get partial credit for that???

Scott S. Semester said...

You get no credit. Mostly because it is neither a cartoon nor tropical, but also partly because that's lame.

K.T. said...

I tried very hard, but I can't get number 13. My question is...do you always put the stumper as #13?

1. Alice
2. The Biggest Loser
3. Andy Griffith
4. The Banana Splits
5. Batman
6. The Flintstones
7. Frasier
8. Full House
9. Growing Pains
10. Mad About You
11. Pee Wee’s Playhouse
12. Scooby Doo
13.
14. Gimme a Break
15. One Day at a Time
16. Maude
17. Mary Tyler Moore
18. Good Times
19. The Addams Family

Joe, a friend to K.T., who submitted his answers by e-mail and must have hit send at exactly 7:00, but I didn't get it until just now, 7:50pm said...

Hi Scott I am Joe, a friend to KT...

Here are my TV Theme Guesses


1. Alice
2. Ally McBeal
3. Andy Griffith
4. Banana Splits
5. Batman
6. Flintstones
7. Fraiser
8. Full House
9. Growing Pains
10. Mad About You
11. PeeWee's Playhouse
12. Scooby Doo
13. Cosby
14. Gimme a Break
15. One Day at a Time
16. Maude
17. Mary tyler Moore Show
18. Good Times
19. Addams Family