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Andre Gardner

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Actors Fred Gwynne (left) and Al Lewis look at a dragster car engine in a still from the television series, 'The Munsters,' circa 1964. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Classic sitcom fans always celebrate November 13th, THAT sad day in Felix Unger’s life that comprised the introduction to “The Odd Couple” –

The Odd Couple TV Show Opening Theme Season Two 1970

Based on the Broadway play by Neil Simon, this tells the story of two mismatched friends, Felix Unger and Oscar Madison. Felix is a neat, tidy, and healthy nut, a photographer at a portrait studio, and a connoisseur of classical music. Because of this, his wife divorced Felix and threw him out of his apartment for good.

 

Man I loved that show.  So, in the spirit of those great classic sitcoms, here are 5 more classic sitcoms that have shaped my life, which explains a lot:

5. Mr. Ed

Mr. Ed Theme

Opening and closing from the TV show Mr. Ed.

Yeah, I have a thing for things that aren’t supposed to talk but do (google “My Mother The Car”).  Absurdity aside, this was a funny show!

4. WKRP In Cincinnati

WKRP in Cincinnati: The Complete Series (1978) Opening Sequence

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Of COURSE I had to include this gem of a show.  The writing and acting were both stellar, let us not forget the ‘turkey drop’, and the theme song was one of the best in all of TV.

3.  Get Smart

Get Smart Opening and Closing Credits and Theme Song

This is the opening and closing credits and theme song from season 1 of the hit show "Get Smart" starring Don Adams. Lots more to come, request your favorites!

From the twisted mind of Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, this was one silly show.  Nowadays there are some cringeworthy parts but it still has some of funniest bits I’ve ever watched.

2. The Beverly Hillbillies

The Original Beverly Hillbillies Theme Song

This is the original Beverly Hillbillies theme song. One of the best themes of all time. This is the version with the Winston cigarette ad at the end.

When Jethro said he was going to “take a dip in the cee-ment pond,” I was hooked.  Some of my best laugh-til-you-cry moments have come from watching this show.

1. The Munsters 

Munsters Season 1 Opening

Munsters Season 1 Opening

The granddaddy of them all, in my view.  I never really got into The Addams Family, but I’ve seen every single episode of this show dozens of times!  Long live Herman!!

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