Monday, May 16, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge - Week 7

Welcome to Week Seven of the 30 Day Song Challenge! This week's topic is "Favorite Song from a Television Show."

We didn't watch a ton of TV when I was little, but I did have a few favorites, and Fraggle Rock was one of them. This is blasphemous for a child of the 80s to say, but I liked the Fraggles better than the Muppets. The Muppets always seemed so one-dimensional, like they were just a collection of stereotypes. And I HATED Miss Piggy and Kermit. I did like The Muppet Show, and I enjoyed The Muppets Take Manhattan, but they were just so whiny and "OMG Dramaz!!1!" about everything. The Fraggles were much more laid back and didn't take themselves so seriously. That's probably why they continued to appeal to me as a misbehaving teenager.

But really, Fraggle Rock was an awesome kids show - it was pleasant to look at - just full of color and detail, there were plenty of interesting characters (maybe too many, actually), and it had the best theme song, ever. How could you not love the Fraggle song? I can't help but sing along and dance in my chair when I hear it. 10+ times today, and counting, now that I've dug up the YouTube video.

I think Charlie needs the Fraggles in his life. Mostly so that I have an excuse to watch them all again :)

Next week's challenge - A Song that No One Would Expect you to Love.

Does anyone else even remember Pinwheel (Plus and Minus were the bomb!), Square One, and 3-2-1 Contact? Those pretty much rounded out my early television experience.


  1. Probably a generational thing but I enjoyed the muppets more.  Your focus was on childhood TV shows and I might consider a wider range.  I'm not sure which one yet.

  2. That's just where my head went. It's the first song that comes to mind when I think of TV songs.

    I have to wonder, in the world of Tivo and DVR, do people even listen to television theme songs anymore?

  3. First, let me say how much I LOVE that header pic of yours, such a cool pose!  I never saw Fraggle Rock, that one passed me by - wish I could say the same of the muppets (cringe), my kids adored that show, so I sat through it ad nauseum! 

  4. Thanks! I love the picture, too :)

    It's funny what we'll suffer through for the happiness of our children.



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