The Best Opening Credits

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1.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. (47 mins.)
 
2.
Jonny Quest (1964 TV Series)
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The Quest family and their bodyguard investigate strange phenomena and battle villains around the world. (30 mins.)
 
3.
Queer as Folk (2000 TV Series)
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The lives and loves of a group of gay friends living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (47 mins.)
“ We're going with the 1st season opener here, with Greek Buck's "Spunk" played behind a group of hot go-go guys among psudo-retro 60's graphics. Most excellent! ” - TheFabulousThomasJ
 
4.
The Partridge Family (1970 TV Series)
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The humourous adventures of a family of pop musicians. (30 mins.)
“ We're talking the original 1st season opener with "When We're Singing" here; not that "C'mon Get Happy" crud! The original is the best because it explains why Shirley and the kids formed their musical group, and it sounds like The Cowsills (the real-life pop family group, on which this show is very loosely based). ” - TheFabulousThomasJ
 
5.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. (51 mins.)
“ I love 'em all, but the season opener featuring the door, the breaking window, the eye and the ticking clock is the one I adore. . . ” - TheFabulousThomasJ
 
6.
Will & Grace (1998 TV Series)
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Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York City. He's a gay lawyer, she's a straight interior designer. (22 mins.)
 
7.
I Love Lucy (1951 TV Series)
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations. (30 mins.)
 
8.
Bewitched (1964 TV Series)
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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces. (25 mins.)
“ We just found out that Hanna-Barbera (who was under distribution with Bewitched's supplier Screen Gems, at the time) did the opening animation on the QT. We STILL love it, after all these years. . . ” - TheFabulousThomasJ
 
9.
Gilligan's Island (1964 TV Series)
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Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm. (30 mins.)
 
10.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
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New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life, which affects his mental state and ends up seeking professional psychiatric counseling. (55 mins.)
 
11.
Thirtysomething (1987 TV Series)
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Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst... (60 mins.)
 
12.
The Brady Bunch (1969 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a large family united when one widowed and one divorced people married. (30 mins.)
 
13.
The Golden Girls (1985 TV Series)
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times. (30 mins.)
 
14.
Daria (1997 TV Series)
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A smart and cynical girl goes through teenage life as a proud outsider in a world of mainly idiotic adolescents and condescending adults. (30 mins.)
Director: Karen Disher
 
15.
Sex and the City (1998 TV Series)
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Four female New Yorkers gossip about their sex lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the '90s. (30 mins.)
 
16.
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home. (30 mins.)
 
17.
The Flintstones (1960 TV Series)
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The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles. (30 mins.)
 
18.
Starsky and Hutch (1975 TV Series)
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Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino, with the help of police snitch, Huggy Bear. (60 mins.)
 
19.
The Bugs Bunny Show (1960 TV Series)
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Bugs Bunny, the famous, Oscar-winning cartoon rabbit, hosts his first weekly television series, along... (30 mins.)
 
20.
Discovery (1962 TV Series)
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Historical and cultural documentary TV series for children aired on ABC originally as a weekday series, but later moved to Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings throughout most of the Sixties. (30 mins.)
 
21.
The Archie Show (1968 TV Series)
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The comedic misadventures and music of Archie Andrews and his friends. (30 mins.)
Director: Hal Sutherland
 
22.
Mary Tyler Moore (1970 TV Series)
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home. (30 mins.)
 
23.
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962 TV Series)
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A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways. (25 mins.)
 
24.
Green Acres (1965 TV Series)
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A New York City attorney and his wife attempt to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville. (30 mins.)
 
25.
The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991 TV Series)
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The gross misadventures of a hyper chihuahua and a stupid cat. (30 mins.)
 
26.
Days of Our Lives (1965 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem. (60 mins.)
“ It's so simple; with a revolving hour-glass in front of a daytime open air background, with Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart's opening notes of the theme song and MacDonald Carey intoning "Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives" it gently yet grandly open the show. Perfection! ” - TheFabulousThomasJ
 
27.
The Monkees (1966 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band. (30 mins.)
“ And speaking of the theme songs of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, this is the one you'll best remember! And the opening credits draw you in on the fun and merriment about to traspire. So, sit back and watch and enjoy the ride! "Here we come! Walking down the street!" ” - TheFabulousThomasJ
 
28.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. (22 mins.)
 
29.
Lotsa Luck (1973 TV Series)
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New York City bus company's lost-and-found department manager and bachelor Stanley Belmont lives with his bossy mother... (30 mins.)
 
30.
Peter Gunn (1958 TV Series)
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective. (30 mins.)