Wednesday, June 12, 2013

When They Added Lyrics to the That Girl Theme

The theme song for That Girl, one of my all time faves, got a makeover for season 5, its last. Lyrics were added but I wasn't too fond of them - "She's everything that every girl should be?" Really? Because Ann Marie was a bit of a dip, at least at first.

Here's the original version, That Girl had the most inventive opening:



The US was still mostly a small town experience in 1966, that's why every shot in that opening, up to the last one, was designed to show New York City as small town America. Ingenious really.

Contrast that with the newer approach, depicting the small town girl in the big city:



That reflected the character and the show's growth by 1970. More classic TV at TVparty!