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The TV Theme Song Quiz
by Staff
A catchy song might top radio charts for a few weeks, but TV tunes can linger for years in syndication, until they become a permanent part of pop culture. Take our quiz to see how much you know about some of TV's top theme songs.

What shows offers a place "where everybody knows your name"?

  • "Golden Girls"
  • "Cheers"
  • "Three's Company"

What show features an opening song titled "Suicide Is Painless"?

  • "Malcolm in the Middle"
  • "The Sopranos"
  • "MASH"

Who sang the theme song for "Friends"?

  • the Rembrandts
  • the Dandy Warhols
  • the Van Goghs

What show featured a theme song called "The Streetbeater"?

  • "Good Times"
  • "What's Happening!!"
  • "Sanford and Son

What show's theme song questions the loss of predictability in the form of the milkman, paperboy and evening TV?

  • "Full House"
  • "Family Ties"
  • "The Wonder Years"

Who sang the theme song for the 2015 "Full House" reboot?

  • Taylor Swift
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Ariana Grande

What TV theme takes viewers from West Philadelphia to California?

  • "Beverly Hillbillies"
  • "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"
  • "The Golden Girls"

Nobody is given a break in the theme song for this show.

  • "The First 48"
  • "True Detective"
  • "Cops"

True or false: That garbled line in "Good Times" goes "hanging in a chow line."

  • true
  • false

Whose cover of "A Little Help From My Friends" opened each episode of "The Wonder Years"?

  • Joe Cocker
  • Ray Charles
  • Chuck Berry

Which show features a family "movin' on up to the east side"?

  • "Good Times"
  • "The Jeffersons"
  • "What's Happening!!"

What was Mike Brady busy with when he met the lovely Carol?

  • his job
  • his divorce
  • three boys of his own

How long was the boat tour on "Gilligan's Island" supposed to last?

  • 30 minutes
  • 90 minutes
  • three hours

Who sang the theme song on "The Dukes of Hazzard"?

  • Willie Nelson
  • Waylon Jennings
  • Merle Haggard

True or false: "Happy Days" used two completely different theme songs during the show's run.

  • true
  • false

True or false: The "I Love Lucy" theme song had lyrics.

  • true
  • false

Who sang the theme song on "Married With Children"?

  • Frank Sinatra
  • Dean Martin
  • Sammy Davis Jr.

In that garbled line in the theme song to "All in the Family," what type of car ran great for the Bunkers?

  • Buick
  • Chevy
  • LaSalle

What show opened with "The Ballad of Jed Clampett"?

  • "Beverly Hillbillies"
  • "Barnaby Jones"
  • "Green Acres"

Who sang the theme song on "Malcom in the Middle"?

  • the Rembrandts
  • They Might be Giants
  • the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

What show features a theme song called "Woke Up in the Morning"?

  • "Bad Blood"
  • "Shameless"
  • "The Sopranos"

What show's theme song opens with a Yiddish nursery rhyme?

  • "Laverne & Shirley"
  • "Cheers"
  • "Gilligan's Island"

Which teen drama featured a theme song by the Dandy Warhols?

  • "Veronica Mars"
  • "Dawson's Creek"
  • "Pretty Little Liars"

Who "will win the fight" if he can keep the cat out all night long?

  • Fred Flintstone
  • Herman Munster
  • Gomez Addams

Which of these shows used a different cover of the song "Way Down in the Hole" to start each season?"

  • "The Wire"
  • "Prison Break"
  • "Adam-12"

What family really is a "scre-am"?

  • the Munsters
  • the Addams family
  • the groovy Goolies

What show's theme starts with the line "love, exciting and new"?

  • "Mad About You"
  • "The Love Boat"
  • "Knots Landing"

What show features a pair who have "nothing but their jeans"?

  • "What's Happening!!"
  • "Good Times"
  • "Diff'rent Strokes"

True or false: The theme song to "The Golden Girls" took just an hour to write.

  • true
  • false

What show invites viewers to "come and knock on our door"?

  • "Three's Company"
  • "Dallas"
  • "Charles in Charge"