TV Theme Songs Sung By a Cast Member

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  • Contributions welcome, as I'm having trouble recalling TV shows!
  • All in the Family - sung by Archie & Edith
  • Alice - sung by Linda Lavin ("Alice")
  • The Brady Bunch - sung by the Brady kids
  • Gimme a Break - sung by Nell Carter
  • The Muppet Show - sung by the Muppets
  • Fresh Prince of Bel Air sung by Will Smith
  • Family Guy - sung by the cast
  • Living Single - sung by Queen Latifah
  • The Gene Autry Show - sung by Gene Autry
  • The Fall Guy - sung by Lee Majors
  • The Roy Rogers Show - sung by Roy Rogers
  • Frasier - ending sung by Kelsey Grammer
  • Green Acres - sung by Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor
  • That 70's Show - sung by the cast in the car (how could I have missed that one for so long?)
  • The Drew Carey Show - sung by Drew Carey (this show had several themes but he sang at least one of them)
  • Reba - sung by Reba McEntire
  • The Doris Day Show - sung by Doris Day
  • A Fine Romance - sung by Judi Dench
  • Half a point goes to:
  • The Dukes of Hazzard - sung by Waylon Jennings, who did the narration
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I know there has got to be more, but this is all I can come up with this early in the morning! Suggestions please!

Off the top of my head...
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
The Dukes of Hazzard
Frasier
...and the all-time champeen:
The Muppet Show

Fresh Prince and The Muppets are good ones, however the Dukes was sung by Waylon Jennings, not a cast member. As for Frasier... I don't recall that having a theme song at all; I see it nearly every night and the credits just sort of come up as the show starts rolling....

The cast of family guy singing the intro.

Funny, I just thought of that one and came to add it, and saw your suggestion. :)

Waylon Jennings was The Balladeer (narrator) for The Dukes of Hazzard and the Frasier theme plays over the pantomime outros.

Ok, Dukes gets half a vote, then - I can't give full credit in the case of a narrator. ;) What you meant by "pantomime outros" I have no idea... you're speaking Japanese to me, man!

Frasier (at least when/where I watch it) always has a silent coda to the show. The theme plays (have you ever heard it before?) as the credits roll. At the same time a scene without sound is played out that compliments, completes or comments on the previous twenty-two (or so) minutes of plot. The song ends with "Good night everybody!" or "Frasier has left the building." Is this something that they did for syndication like always using the brief Simpsons intro to squeeze in more commercials?

Pantomime is "the use of gestures and facial expression to convey meaning, esp. in drama and dance." Unless you're British. In that case you think that Santa Claus is coming soon and that he is named "Father Christmas". I have no idea what this might mean in Japan.

Sorry for the sarcasm, I didn't literally mean Japanese. I also know what Pantomime is, I just didn't get what you were trying to tell me. I have heard the "tossed salads and scrambled eggs" song at the end of Frasier, but I am relatively certain that's not a cast member, it sounds like a jazz pianist singing....

Im sorry I didn't get the sarcasm Yeah, right! but I'm used to (afraid of) being misunderstoodimated. In spite of this I stand by my words. Sometimes I use my words just so I can make a cultural holiday joke. Remember: Hoteiosho is watching you. Sometimes it's a very subtle cultural holiday joke.

This one goes out to AJDaGreat going out to Wezzo...
Say what you will (and think what you might) about Kelsey Grammar... he's a sensational voice actor.

LOL! Had you just said "That's Kelsey Grammar singing the Tossed Salads & Scrambled Eggs song", I'd have understood! :)

BTW, I loved him as Sideshow Bob! ;)

Living Single, the theme song was sung by Queen Latifah.

I've never seen that, so I didn't know about that one, thanks!

The Gene Autry Show - sung by star Gene Autry... "Back in the Saddle Again".
The Fall Guy - sung by star Lee Majors (remember the Six Million Dollar Man?)
The Roy Rogers Show - sung by Roy Rogers... "Happy Trails to You". Some people might be more familiar with the cover version by the 1960s acid-rock group Quicksilver Messenger Service.

Cowboy lover, eh? :)
I actually thought of The Fall Guy but I wasn't positive that was him singing. The others were before my time so I'll have to take your word on it!

They're a bit before my time too. TV syndication, among other things, has kept the shows alive. Plus, both of those theme songs have had a life outside the show.
I'm not a big lover of cowboy songs/country & western songs... the recent stuff anyway. But I can appreciate a lot of the older stuff and that includes those songs.

The theme for Green Acres sung by Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor (arguably the second worst theme song after All In The Family.)

I thought the Green Acres song was supposed to be campy. That it's bad, I won't argue with.

Doesn't Doris Day sing "Que Sera Sera" for her TV show? Or am I thinking of The Man Who Knew Too Much?

Hmm... what was the name of the show?

Well, I looked it up, and it was called The Doris Day Show. But she played a character called Doris Martin, which brings up an interesting philosophical question: did she sing the theme song as the titular persona, or as the character in the TV show?

Either way, if she's in the show and she sang the theme song, I'll count it. :)

Aha! Yes indeed! And I'll second your opionion on that! :)

Thought it was bad before...hope you didn't catch Donald Trump and that cow Megan Mullaly's rendition on the Emmy's!! *shudder*

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Judi Dench sings the theme to A Fine Romance. Delightful series and song!

Hmm.. never heard of it... is it old, or British? ;)

The theme from "Round the twist" (Australian family TV show) was sung by Tamsin West, who played the lead female role. Anyone remembers this one?

The Partridge Family?

IMDB reports that Charlotte Rae (Mrs. Garrett) sand the them to "The Facts of Life" in the show's first season.

Walker - Texas Ranger is sung / talked by Chuck Norris