Every time the Los Angeles Times does one of these sight-and-sound retrospectives, http://www.latimesmagazine.com/2011/11/50-main-titles.html , I lose all track of time.
It’s like munching on M&M&M&M&M&Ms…can’t stop until every last one is gone. And what makes this visual vacation so fun (besides its calorie-free yumminess) is that it includes opening sequences I haven’t seen in years. Shows from the 70s and 80s that whisk me back to different cities and states, houses and apartments, workplaces and out-of-work places. There’s my brief in-residence in Des Moines (Baretta/1977) when my first marriage ended, my meeting Kate’s dad (M*A*S*H*/1980) and my return to almost-solo-status, as this time, I had a two-year-old in tow (Moonlighting/1987).
There’s Masterpiece Theatre, the whistled theme to which I credit getting to know my “little sister” friend Cindy. There’s The Muppets, which I still consider to be one of the best TV shows of all time, even though I no longer can speak like the Swedish chef.
All of which leads me to this: where will I be 20 years from now–in what setting, with which people, doing what work?–when the Times posts another one of these and I click the screen for my current fav The Big Bang Theory?
Let’s just say I’ll be ready…because I know ALL the words to that theme song. 😉
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪ “The whole universe was in a hot, tense state…” ♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪