The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced that there would no longer be an Emmy award for main title theme song for television shows. We’ve had posts on the site in the past about how the television show theme song had mostly gone the way of the dodo, so that’s just a sad acknowledgement of the current reality.
For someone who cares as little about popular music as I do (all the music the world needed was recorded between 1964-68, in Detroit) I’m surprisingly attached to the TV theme songs of my youth.
I couldn’t count the number of times I’ve quoted part of the Green Acres theme…
Green acres is the place for me.
Farm livin’ is the life for me.
Land spreadin’ out so far and wide
Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.
New York is where I’d rather stay.
I get allergic smelling hay.
I just adore a penthouse view.
Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue.
You are my wife.
Good bye, city life.
Green Acres we are there.