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Mike's Classic Cartoon Themes A pretty heavy collection of cartoon theme songs from the 1950's-90's as mp3's. Includes all of the obvious classics along with more than a few fun obscurities new to me, for example, "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home."
posted by Swampjazz! (32 comments total)

 
Swampjazz! - I'm not criticizing your link here but, man, I couldn't not comment on the site's opening paragraph:

If you enjoy this site like I believe you will, unless of course you don't have no pleasant memories of childhood or you are some fussy fart who hates cartoons and all other children's shows, then please try to have some fun.

Woo-hoo! I can feel the fun already!
posted by kcds at 10:34 AM on February 23, 2005


"Wait Till Your Father Gets Home" used to play late-nite on Cartoon Network in that channel's infancy. It was really bad. But, once it hits about 3 am, kind of trippy. If I recall correctly, a few characters had eerie similarities to Family Guy counterparts.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 10:37 AM on February 23, 2005


"course you don't have no" holy double negatives batman
posted by sourbrew at 10:39 AM on February 23, 2005


OMG you used the Snagglepuss tag.
Bravo.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 10:40 AM on February 23, 2005


It was especialy nice to see the themes from 60's Marvel adaptations. They used to play those in the afternoons on Channel 11 when I was a tyke and I haven't seen them since. Thanks. Too bad they're in .wav instead of .mp3

"All those who oppose must yeild, when Captain America throws his mighty sheild..."
posted by jonmc at 10:40 AM on February 23, 2005


Does anyone recall the owl (? might be wrong here) that sang the tune "I wanna Singa about the Moona and the Juna and the Springa..."

I've long looked for that on the internets.
posted by bluedaniel at 10:42 AM on February 23, 2005


actually, it says .wav on the page, but the files are actually mp3's. go figure
posted by Swampjazz! at 10:43 AM on February 23, 2005


Wait til Your Father Gets Home really was a lame 70s sitcom cartoon family without anything offensive or non-pc--a little Archie Bunker, a little generation gap stuff, etc--the Roman Holidays too (which was an imitation of Wait, set in the Roman Empire).
posted by amberglow at 10:45 AM on February 23, 2005


demon dogs! no thundarr?

bluedaniel: it was owl jolson (.ram), Looney Tunes, 1936. that's a good one!
posted by steef at 10:49 AM on February 23, 2005


Thank you Swampjazz!!
posted by sciurus at 10:52 AM on February 23, 2005


Nostalgia will never die, but there will always be those who posture themselves as being above it. As for me, I enjoyed feeling 5 years old again.
Sweet Polly Purebred was hot!
posted by spock at 10:52 AM on February 23, 2005


Suweet, thanks steef, I'll check it out asap!
posted by bluedaniel at 10:53 AM on February 23, 2005


Where's the greatest cartoon theme song of all time: Denver the Last Dinosaur?

You can find it here (with accompanying videos!), among others from the 80s and 90s, including David the Gnome, Camp Candy (sung by the John Candy) and the short-lived but oh-so-wonderful Hammerman!

He was given magical shoes by a hip-hop motown dude...

So that explains it!
posted by unsupervised at 10:56 AM on February 23, 2005


More on "Wait til Your Father Gets Home": In Ontario in the late 70's, this "gem" resided in the vast wasteland that was Sunday afternoon programming. Somewhere after "Animal Kingdom" and before "Wonderful World of Disney". Oh god how I wished it was Monday morning when that show came on.
posted by smcniven at 10:57 AM on February 23, 2005


Somehow, this one's U.S. Armed Forces' allusions eluded me a child.
posted by spock at 10:59 AM on February 23, 2005


actually, it says .wav on the page, but the files are actually mp3's. go figure

really? cool beans.
posted by jonmc at 11:04 AM on February 23, 2005


bluedaniel:
That cartoon is available on the 2nd Looney Tunes Golden DVD collection... entitled, appropriately enough, I Love to Singa
posted by Robot Johnny at 11:05 AM on February 23, 2005


G-Force!!! Yay!! (of course, it flies in the face of the "if you can spell" line on front page)

on preview, smcniven: I think you may have identified the origins of my childhood belief that Sunday was inescapably depressing
posted by carmen at 11:07 AM on February 23, 2005


This tune was its show...tho who knew it would have an effect on my driving record...GO! GO! Speed Racer GOOOO!
posted by thomcatspike at 11:09 AM on February 23, 2005


Oh, cool. I'm glad to see he has the king of kid-show themes (it wasn't a cartoon), The Banana Splits.

The Dickies did a wonderful version of the song in the late 80s/early 90s,and made me realize why my generation grew up so weird. (Liz Phair & Material Issue did a decent version, too, on that "Saturday Morning" compilation from the mid 90s.)
posted by BoringPostcards at 11:13 AM on February 23, 2005


So sad that there is no Gummy Bears .wav, my personal fav!

So I had to track it down... here it is [mp3] for anyone who cares. (Sounds like a cover version performed by Rockapella or something - terrible!)
posted by Quartermass at 11:17 AM on February 23, 2005


Ok, here we go!
Gummy Bears intro [.wmv file]
posted by Quartermass at 11:20 AM on February 23, 2005


Oy, I remember Wait Till Your Father Gets Home from its original run. Seems to me it was on Tuesday nights at 7:30, or something close to that. Tom Bosley was the voice of the father, and I remember one episode where the daughter bought a see-through blouse (all the rage at that time) and outraged her dad when she said she was going to wear it sans brassiere.

OK, I'll admit it....growing up, I'd watch a test pattern if it was the only thing on TV.
posted by Oriole Adams at 11:25 AM on February 23, 2005


I remember watching Wait Till Your Father Gets Home on the Cartoon Network when I was about 11 or 12. I thought it was the most boring cartoon evar.
Anyway, I actually made the Family Guy connection, too. When I first saw Family Guy, I assumed it was a Wait parody. Unfortunately, no one else had ever seen Wait, so my suspicions were unconfirmed.
posted by ella minnow pea at 11:49 AM on February 23, 2005


The theme to The Mighty Hercules, written and sung by Johnny "I Can See Clearly Now" Nash.
posted by pracowity at 12:15 PM on February 23, 2005


"stop the pigeon!"

great find!
posted by blendor at 12:42 PM on February 23, 2005


the guy that does Family Guy--Seth whatever, had to have seen it if he's close to my or Oriole's age...We all saw it, i think--there was no cable then. (we watched pretty much whatever was on--it was the olden days, you know.)
posted by amberglow at 1:11 PM on February 23, 2005


Stewie is also a rip-off of Jimmy Corrigan
posted by Robot Johnny at 1:14 PM on February 23, 2005


Bleah. Slashdotted.
posted by tittergrrl at 1:43 PM on February 23, 2005


That site is so hosed. Every web site linked and they have exceeded their bandwidth buy a factor of about a million or so.
posted by fixedgear at 1:46 PM on February 23, 2005


the guy that does Family Guy--Seth whatever, had to have seen it if he's close to my or Oriole's age...We all saw it, i think--there was no cable then.

Seth McFarlane is actually three years younger than me,so he must've caught it in a reun or something. That's how I remember it.
posted by jonmc at 4:31 PM on February 23, 2005


Robot Johnny, wow I never knew. That kinda sucks.
posted by ella minnow pea at 12:32 PM on February 24, 2005


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