The B-Movie Gimmick From The '60s (That We Want Back)

We’ve discussed William Castle here at Cracked, the all-time king of horror movie gimmicks. And among all his contrivances to get butts in theater seats to watch B-grade schlock, there's a particularly clever one used in one of his ‘best’ movies, Homicidal.

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Sitcoms have been a staple of American television for decades, and many of them are defined by their catchy theme songs. From "The Brady Bunch" to "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," these tunes often become as iconic as the shows themselves. But what makes a good sitcom theme song? Generally speaking, it should be catchy and easy to remember, with just enough lyrics to give viewers a sense of the show's premise. It should also be upbeat, reflecting the light-hearted nature of most sitcoms. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, and some of the best theme songs are those that break the mold. Whether you're a fan of classic television or modern comedies, there's sure to be a sitcom theme song that brings a smile to your face.

We all know and love the classic TV sitcom theme songs. But how much do we really know about them? Turns out, there's a lot of hidden trivia and secrets behind these beloved tunes. Check out some of the most surprising facts about classic sitcom theme songs below! You might be surprised at what you learn!

TRANSPARENT

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM THE THEME SONG FOR TRANSPARENT GOT MADE PRETTY QUICKLY. TRANSPARENT ИЗЯА92ИАЯТ ITD Composer Dustin O'Halloran says that the theme song you know is  actually the second piece I tried with those images.

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SEX AND THE CITY

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM THE SEX AND THE CITY THEME WAS INFLUENCED BY AN UNLIKELY SOURCE. Composer Douglas Cuomo says I went to Virgin Records and found the Space-Age Bachelor Pad music section and thought that might work.

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DISNEY

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM DISNEY EXECS SPECIFICALLY DIDN'T WANT TO USE BRASS IN THE DUCKTALES THEME. DICKTAUS daner Well, the new theme-and it's because they thought it'd be too clear a throwback to the old DuckTales.

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FULL HOUSE

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM JESSE FREDERICK, WHO COMPOSED FULL HOUSE'S THEME SONG, ALSO SANG IT. FULL HOUSE Не also did the theme song for Perfect Strangers, Family Matters, and more shows-and he sang them all, except the one for Perfect Strangers.

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