Episode 212: “Favorite TV Theme Songs with What Difference Does It Make Podcast”

What’s your favorite 80s television theme songs? Susan and Sharon were invited to be on Dave Sloan and Holly Cantos’ “What Difference Does It Make?” podcast to talk 80s TV theme songs and retro music -- and they all had so much fun they’re bringing Part Two of the conversation here!
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The Conversation

  • Whatever happened to TV theme songs?? Sharon has a theory…
  • What pop song stalled at 79 on the Billboard charts in 1981 – then climbed to number one six years later when it was featured on “Family Ties” in 1987?
  • Thirty-two Oscar winners set sail on the “Love Boat” – can you name five? (We’ll spot you Jamie Lee Curtis)
  • The magic of those old network promotional specials with all the stars - from Battle of the Network Stars to ABC's Love Boat Fall Preview Special!
  • “Remington Steele”’s bizarre Season Two opening credit sequence where Laura and Steele sit in a theater and watch scenes of themselves -- from their own show!
  • Which “Golden Girl” are Susan and Sharon? Which one are you?
  • That weird “Wednesday” dance song Goo Goo Muck by The Cramps!
  • “Skyfall”-ing with Susan and Rich – just don’t do it around the kids…
  • TV HOUSES – THEY’RE ALL HERE IN L.A.! Sharon walked past the Brady Bunch house a million times before realizing it! (And no, she didn’t buy it…)

Join Susan and Sharon – and Dave and Holly – as they talk “Night Court”, “China

Our Audio-ography

Check out Dave and Holly’s 80s Music podcast “What Difference Does It Make?”

Watch the shot-by-shot opening credits remake of Simon & Simon at The Greatest Event in Television History on adult swim.

Listen to the 8TL212: Fav TV Theme with WDDIM Spotify playlist!


The 90s TV Babies have to watch the following episodes of “It’s a Living”

Season 1: Ep 1 & Ep 13

Season 3: Ep 2

Season 5: Ep 2

Season 6: Ep 1

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80s TV Ladies™ Episode 212: “TV Theme Songs with ‘What Difference Does It Make?’ Podcast” Produced by 134 West and Susan Lambert Hatem. Hosted by Susan Lambert Hatem and Sharon Johnson. Guest: Dave Sloan and Holly Cantos. Sound Engineer and Editor: Kevin Ducey. Producer: Melissa Roth. Associate Producer: Sergio Perez. Music by Amy Engelhardt. Copyright 2023 134 West, LLC and Susan Lambert. All Rights Reserved.