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227 (1985)
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227 (1985)
Here's part of the closing music from the first season (my favorite version). Courtesy DDavis.
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227 (1986)
Here's the close used for the rest of the show's run. Courtesy DDavis.
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A.L.F. (1988)
Here's a jazzy saxophone version of the theme sometimes used for the last two seasons. Courtesy Buddy in Burlington, Vermont.
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Alice (1982)
The '80s version w/ more upbeat lyrics.

Alice (1982)
'80s closing music.

All in the Family (1971)
The classic piano closing music...over 2 minutes long! Thanks to Paul in North Carolina for this one.
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Amen (1986)

Anne McGuire (1988)

Benson full version

Bosom Buddies (1980)

Bosom Buddies (1980)
This theme was never used during the network run, but was aired during USA cable reruns. I prefer it to the one you're most familiar with.

Buster and Me (1981)

Charles in Charge
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Charlie & Company (w/ Gladys Knight)

Cheers (1982)
I got countless requests for this one...the extended version of the theme. Thanks to Stacy in Georgia.
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Cosby Show (rare 1st episode theme)
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The Cosby Show (1986)
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The Cosby Show (1987)
Remember when Bobby McFerrin was trendy?
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Designing Women (1986)

Diff'rent Strokes (1979)

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Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
This is the original closing music, not the one you're most familiar with. Notice there is no hum at the end.
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Diff'rent Strokes (1981)
Here's the closing music you'll remember best, ending hum and all.
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Diff'rent Strokes (1985)
From the later days when Mr. Drummond married Maggie.
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Diff'rent Strokes (1985)
Here's the synthesized (no vocals) closing music from the Maggie days.
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The Facts of Life Original 1979 theme.

The Facts of Life '80-'85 theme

The Facts of Life closing music (1980)

The Facts of Life 1985-88 Theme

Family Ties (full broadcast version)

Family Ties (1982)
This is the original, long open to the show that appeared during the first season.

Family Ties Ending Music

Foley Square (1986)
Excellent jazzy theme. This is a composite of the opening and closing themes from Mark in Michigan.

Frank's Place (1987)
A perfect theme for a show set in New Orleans.

The George Burns Comedy Hour (1985)
Courtesy Tom in D.C.

Gimme a Break (1981)

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Gimme a Break Closing (1981)
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Gimme a Break (1983)
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Gimme a Break Closing (1983)
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The Golden Girls
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The Golden Girls (1985)
Forgot who passed this along, but this is the rarely heard long opening to the show. The beginning is abrupt, but you'll get the gist.
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The Golden Girls (1985)
The close from the first season. Courtesy DDavis.
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The Golden Girls (1985)
ID cue.
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Grand (1989)

Growing Pains
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Growing Pains (1985)
Long CD version.
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The Jeffersons
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The Jeffersons closing (1975)
I got a lot of requests for the closing music, so I edited this file together.
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Joanie Loves Chachi (1982)
The show wasn't any better than the theme...

Just the Ten of Us (1989)

Kate and Allie (1984)
A rare find...this is the complete instrumental version of the theme...a favorite of mine. No announcers. No interruptions. Thanks to Tom in D.C.

The Love Boat

Mama's Family (1982)

Mama's Family (1986)
This is the opening used in the syndicated version of the show. Courtesy Michael in Nashville.

Mama's Family closing (1986)
Courtesy Michael in Nashville.

Mr. Belvedere

Murphy Brown closing (1987)
Hear it all the way through, with no voiceovers. Thanks to Tom in D.C.
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Newhart

Newhart (1982)
An extended version of the main theme...rarely used on air. Thanks to Tom in D.C.

Newhart
Closing theme.

The New Odd Couple (1982)
The sound quality is marginal...but the theme is great.

Night Court
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Nine to Five (1982)
Courtesy David Gross. This is really cool because it has the audio engineer naming off the track and the orchestra warming up before Dolly joins in.

Nine to Five instrumental (1982)
I think this was used as the close.

One Day at a Time (1979)

One Day at a Time (1979)
Closing music.

Out of This World (1987)

Perfect Strangers (1986)

Phyllis (1975)
Here's a composite containing both the opening and closing themes.

Private Benjamin (1980, 81)
Both versions of the theme, courtesy Mark in Michigan.

Punky Brewster
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Rags to Riches

Silver Spoons

Silver Spoons (1985)
The updated 'rock' theme. Similar to the way Facts of Life updated its theme at the same time.

Still the Beaver (1983)
A catchy '80s rendition of the classic theme from the Disney Channel series.

Soap (1977)
This is an extended version of the theme NOT heard on CDs. It was intended as the 'recap' music when Rod Roddy reviewed previous events on the show.
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SCTV (1982)
You're probably more familiar with the theme to 'SCTV Network,' but this theme is worth listening to as well.
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Supertrain (1979)
Game show fans will recognize that part of this theme's melody was used in the theme for 'Chain Reaction.' FYI, the Chain Reaction theme was actually used as background music on Supertrain before the game show ever existed.

Three's Company
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Three's a Crowd

Three's a Crowd ending

Too Close for Comfort
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Too Close for Comfort (1984)
This is the theme used in the syndicated version of the show.
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Tonight Show
Classic "Johnny's Theme".
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Valerie/Hogan Family (1986)

Webster

What's Happening Now! (1985)

Who's the Boss?
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WKRP in Cincinnati (1978, video)


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