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Saturday, March 10, 2007

blasphemy!

What did I just hear while posting the previous entry? The theme music to The Mary Tyler Moore Show used in a COMMERCIAL! Oh dear readers, is nothing considered sacred anymore? ;)

14 Comments:

Anonymous krissa said...

Who can turn the world on with her smile? ... Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?

March 11, 2007 7:42 AM

 
Blogger KJ's muse said...

Love that song! But it was very jarring to hear it being used to sell clothing of all things. Hope I don't hear it too often. The theme music always makes me nostalgic and I don't want it ruined by a commercial.

March 11, 2007 6:58 PM

 
Anonymous krissa said...

Here's something funny. I so wish that I could remember which songs I am referring to here, but thanks to the good ol USA commercials, there are real songs (of many different styles of music) that I knew only AS commercials only to find out later that they were simply used as commercials.

March 12, 2007 8:09 AM

 
Blogger KJ's muse said...

Yeah, pretty sad. Although on the other hand, I guess that exposes some good songs to kids who might not otherwise hear them.

But I wish they'd leave the MTM one alone!

March 12, 2007 11:44 PM

 
Anonymous krissa said...

I wonder if that commercial is also running in the US?

March 13, 2007 9:03 AM

 
Blogger KJ's muse said...

I don't know. I only heard it once and shut it off right away, so I'm not sure what store or brand it was advertising. It WAS on a Canadian channel, but that doesn't mean the commercial wasn't American.

March 13, 2007 8:49 PM

 
Anonymous krissa said...

Sounds like something the Gap would do.

March 14, 2007 8:03 AM

 
Blogger KJ's muse said...

Just heard the theme song of The Jeffersons (remember that show?) used in a commercial tonight. Snort.

March 14, 2007 11:22 PM

 
Anonymous krissa said...

Do I!!!! I really liked that show when I was a kid. I have no idea why. It had nothing to do with anything in my personal experience and I doubt I understood the humour, but I really liked that show. It was one that I was allowed to watch. MTM I was also allowed to watch. As for songs on commercials, it could be Old Navy. I'm almost willing to bet that "The Jeffersons" song is definitely an Old Navy commercial.

March 15, 2007 7:27 AM

 
Blogger KJ's muse said...

Yeah, I watched it too, although I preferred All In The Family. Hmmm, if I remember correctly the commercial was for Telus or something. A mobile phone company?

March 15, 2007 12:54 PM

 
Anonymous krissa said...

Hmmm..I don't know that one, Telus I mean. I remember "All In The Family", though. I must have liked it because my dad did, because I don't rememeber ever laughing - I was way too young to "get" that one either. Sometimes "The Jeffersons" made me laugh though. My favorite old show is probably "The Honeymooners". But that's going way back.

March 17, 2007 3:43 PM

 
Blogger KJ's muse said...

Yeah, you would have had to have been a certain age, I think, to get what and who they were actually making fun of. It was quite the groundbreaking show in terms of social issues though!

March 17, 2007 7:41 PM

 
Anonymous krissa said...

Not only are TV theme songs used in commercials, I have just found out (something that I should probably not admit to, but....) that in the U.S., the NBC news "theme song" is a famous classical composition. How do I know? Paula listens to a classical station every day and a little while ago I heard a very familiar tune...I thought for a moment that this radio station was going to run a news segment from the U.S.. :O In reality, it was a song. I believe it is NBC, but it could be ABC. Oh well. Live and learn.

March 21, 2007 10:40 AM

 
Blogger KJ's muse said...

Hmmm, I don't have cable and only get reception to four of the Canadian channels, so am not familiar with the NBC news theme song.

But, I heard The Captain & Tennille's Love Will Keep Us Together tonight on a Telus commercial. Good grief!

March 21, 2007 11:15 PM

 

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