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Vic Mizzy, the man behind so many TV theme songs, has died. From the AP:

Vic Mizzy, a songwriter who composed the catchy themes for the 1960s sit-coms “The Addams Family” and “Green Acres,” has died. He was 93.

His most famous work was the theme to “The Addams Family,” a tune accented by finger snaps and opening with the cleverly quirky lyrics: “They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky: the Addams family.”

The enduring tune is often heard during sports game to rally the home team.

The enduring tune is often heard during sports game. Why is it that forgivable, inconsequential typos hurt so much more when they are in an obituary? Oh, that’s right, because the person they’re writing about has died. Show some respect please, Associated Press. Anyway. In memorium:

Goodbye, Vic Mizzy. You are in heaven now, creating rally music for Angelball.

Comments (10)
  1. Did he make the Munsters theme too? I like that theme song a lot.

  2. goodnight sweet princ

  3. That’s what I call talent. They don’t make ‘em like Vic anymore.

    • Well, unless I’m mistaken and Grandpa’s horrifying stories were lies, I think the making process is still the same. But once made, people don’t make awesome theme songs anymore. It’s either a Who song, a two second title screen, or a peppy anonymous snatch of nothing if your show is supposed to be funny. Bring back theme song, picture box!

  4. tot  |   Posted on Oct 20th, 2009 -4

    videogum, you bastards! why did you have to kill him off?

  5. He also wrote this. Take that, Kayne.

  6. And the world feels just a little more ooky today without Mr. Mizzy…

  7. Gene  |   Posted on Oct 20th, 2009 0

    It’s kind of lame to complain about misprints and then make one. Memoriam.

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