Friday, February 10, 2006

Where the fuck is the theme song in this Married... With Children DVD?

Starting with Season 3, the DVD sets of "Married... With Children" will not be containing the theme song ("Love and Marriage" by Frank Sinatra), because the rights were becoming too expensive. And rather than make the DVDs more expensive to cover those costs, the DVD guys have instead slapped a shitty instrumental soundalike at the beginning of every episode. And to add an extra sting to the pain of having to watch these episodes without the anthem that is now synonymous with the show, it's also the long version of the theme. This is not the only example of classic TV shows being ruined because of expensive music rights issues, but it is the most relevant to me right now. One way to deal with this problem is to simply skip the theme song, as the episodes all include a chapter stop right after it. But that's not really solving the initial problem, which is that watching an episode of "Married... With Children" without the true theme song is like making out with a mannequin-- it's not that bad, but it's not the same. I recommend somehow downloading the long version of the theme song, muting the fake theme song, and playing the real one every time you pop in an episode. Only then will you be able to enjoy this classic show as it was meant to be seen-- using good old Bundy American know-how.

Big D

1 comment:

AKG said...

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