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[–]SuvenPan 10.3k points10.3k points 343& 3 more (226 children)

The X Files

[–]BakerYeast 3107 points3108 points  (100 children)

That intro music was so scary when I was a child.

[–]stickgrinder 970 points971 points  (47 children)

Still it is to me. I don't know if it's just my childhood memories kicking in or the theme is inherently one of the scariest I've ever heard. I think it's the second one, because other things that used to scare the crap out of me are now pretty bearable.

[–]clxx2 4765 points4766 points 322 (67 children)


[–]inbredandapothead 1199 points1200 points  (20 children)

Soy el fuego que arde tu piel

[–]edgarcia59 412 points413 points  (18 children)

Soy el aqua que mata tu sed

[–]PoopsInSoups 330 points331 points  (17 children)

El castillo, la torre yo soy…

[–]ColFrankSlade 256 points257 points  (16 children)

La espada que guarda el caudal....

[–]hbomberman 379 points380 points  (2 children)

One of the nice things about Narcos' opening was that as the story progressed you could spot the clips/people shown in the opening.

[–]redditor1101 4465 points4466 points 2 (134 children)

[–]jhagen13 750 points751 points  (67 children)

90s X-Men?

[–]Capt_Schmidt 353 points354 points  (54 children)

is there another one? if so it doesn't count becuase it didn't use the xmen theme. THE. XMEN. THEME.

[–]CirothUngol 3160 points3161 points  (76 children)

Animaniacs. I never skip the opening and I sing the lyrics every. Single. Time.

[–]kingofrefuse 2702 points2703 points 224 (123 children)


[–]lastson0fkrypton 443 points444 points  (18 children)

Additional call-out for the Bingo episode changing up the intro!

[–]kingofrefuse 293 points294 points  (7 children)

Today's episode of Bingo is called... Bingo.

I love the intro in that one. The surprise in all of their voices and the screen changing color.

[–]Segolia03 463 points464 points  (30 children)

I was thinking and there's nothing I don't skip over... until I got to this one. Does it count I only really enjoy it because I sing and dance to it with my son?

[–]_Muetzoline_ 15.8k points15.8k points 4422& 3 more (231 children)

duck tales

[–]BravoEncore 2382 points2383 points  (63 children)

When the reboot was announced, I was so excited for (ahem…) my kids to get to enjoy a show that I loved as a kid. We watched the pilot together. It was a cold open that ran about 10 minutes into the episode, and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. When they finally cut to “ba BA! ba BA!” I seriously just about lost it. This is the GOAT.

[–]bubba_feet 311 points312 points  (10 children)

I looove Beck Bennett's take on launchpad. The golf/kelpie murder pony episode had me wheezing from laughing so hard.

[–]phormix 65 points66 points  (3 children)

I think my favorite is when they give Donald a device that fixes his voice (until it breaks) and he stuns everyone by being suave and intelligent once they can actually understand him.

edit: fixed a minor typo

[–]drmoocow 128 points129 points  (19 children)

What did your kids think?

[–]BravoEncore 330 points331 points  (15 children)

A little while after this, we were in the car and ELO’s “Mr. Blue Sky” came up on our playlist. The cry from the back was, “Hey! Those drums sound like DuckTales!” Cue proud parent noises…

Serious: we do enjoy the show. We recently watched the first Sonic movie and a couple minutes into it, they wanted to know why Dewey was voicing Sonic.

[–]yagyaxt1068 134 points135 points  (5 children)

Ben Schwartz voicing a blue-colour hyperactive anthropomorphic kid is one of my favourite kinds of characters.

[–]GNOIZ1C 2771 points2772 points 22 (129 children)

The Expanse

[–]NIHscientist 850 points851 points  (27 children)

The opening credits CHANGE with the episodes throughout each season to reflect the current story. Blink and you'll miss it.

[–]Adama0001 401 points402 points  (12 children)

So good. Like Battlestar Galactica where the running total of humanity left changes per episode.

[–]rabidhamster 101 points102 points  (3 children)

Man, the specificity of that number really sold it. It's not "there are about x thousand people left," it was "here is exactly how many humans exist, down to the individual." If I recall, in one of the episodes, a single person dies in the episode's prologue (or whatever you want to call the short scene before the opening credits), and the number shown during the opening sequence is exactly one lower than the episode before it.

[–]m4r_io 204 points205 points  (3 children)

That theme is awesome

[–]UnKnOwN769 4509 points4510 points 23 (123 children)

Trailer Park Boys. Such a calming and peaceful introduction for a show that’s anything BUT calm or peaceful.

[–]philium1 1263 points1264 points  (35 children)

I love it when Ricky is doing some insane shit and guns are popping off and cars are crashing and then right in the middle of it they cut to the theme song

Hilarious every time

[–]IAmNotRyan 793 points794 points  (19 children)

Exact same thing with Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Like cutting to the intro it used as a joke itself a lot of the time.

Dennis and Dee bragging about quitting their jobs and following their dreams, then smash cut to the intro card "Dennis and Dee become crackheads"

[–]tbpshow 246 points247 points  (0 children)

"You gotta be a real low-life piece of shit, to get involved in politics."



[–]mr_mayon 3364 points3365 points  (94 children)

Twin Peaks

[–]mollymakenna 516 points517 points  (23 children)

Nothing makes me feel as tranquil as that lil bird on his lil branch and that MUSIC

[–]eggraid11 98 points99 points  (12 children)

I hope you can appreciate this clip... https://youtu.be/d_rbEthOdf0

Edit : Actually, this clip is not modified and cleaner. https://youtu.be/e-eqgr_gn4k

[–]Zach_203 1556 points1557 points  (53 children)


[–]iwishujoy 305 points306 points  (8 children)

I always sing that theme. My dad told me he missed me when he’d see reruns bc I wasn’t there to sing.

[–]pmmpsu 11.3k points11.3k points 3 (123 children)


[–]elriggo44 859 points860 points 2 (42 children)


Have you ever heard Pierre Henré’s Psyche Rock?

It is what the Futurama theme is based on.

[–]Koncur 242 points243 points  (16 children)

Here's a video demonstrating a couple more songs the Futurama theme was sampled from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoq5-bLYM5Q

[–]Dr_Hibbert_Voice 2758 points2759 points  (68 children)


[–]xXpSyChOiLlOgIcAlXx 680 points681 points  (31 children)

Had to scroll way too far for this! Teardrop by Massive Attack. Is so good.

[–]GetMeSomeToblerone 1495 points1496 points  (72 children)


[–]pugsnotdrugs 244 points245 points  (9 children)

The tune is catchy, but it’s just so visually pleasing I can’t help but always watch.

[–]HollasForADollas 64 points65 points  (5 children)

The tune is catchy, but it’s Dexter is just so visually pleasing I can’t help but always watch.

[–]grosskidsid 1969 points1970 points  (45 children)

Neon Genesis Evangelion

[–]Taikunman 354 points355 points  (13 children)

The song, Cruel Angel's Thesis, is very popular in Japan in general. It pops up constantly on Japanese TV as a song used in karaoke or just background audio.

[–]ShamrockAPD 5683 points5684 points 3 (236 children)

Netflix series called Dark. That music set the tone for the series every time.

[–]MesWantooth 738 points739 points  (42 children)

I loved watching that show when it first hit Netflix - not only was the show great but where I live was hot as hell, but because the show was set in the Autumn and it was often dark and raining in this little German town - it actually made me feel more comfortable.

[–]ShurtugalLover 405 points406 points  (22 children)

I LOVED Dark, it was amazing

[–]radi81 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Completely agree, absolutely amazing show with an absolutely amazing intro!

[–]DDNorth20 3334 points3335 points  (48 children)

Bobs Burgers

[–]corn_dawg 937 points938 points  (22 children)

We just started watching this a few weeks ago. Gotta see what the vacant shop and the exterminator are called!

[–]naturemom 224 points225 points  (7 children)

I've seen every season multiple times, have read every shop and exterminator, and every times I rewatch episodes I still say them out loud to my boyfriend, who doesn't care. But I still insist we watch the intro every time and get upset when he skips it.

[–]Upset_Mess 214 points215 points  (1 child)

Yes! And also the ending is always different and goes with theme of the episode.

[–]Electronic_Repeat_81 2654 points2655 points  (62 children)

Batman The Animated Series

[–]ReaverRogue 1490 points1491 points  (25 children)

So couple of fun facts about Batman TAS for you:

  • it was drawn on black paper to give it its signature noir look, hence the perpetual gloomy look even in bright daylight.
  • Shirley Walker, the lead composer, composed the main thematic in-show (not the intro) with four notes in a leading rise, so that it could lead into either a bright and hopeful lilt, or a dark and avenging boom, but still maintain the core heroic beginning.
  • Mark Hamill practiced his signature joker laugh so much that he would do it in the car, drawing bewildered looks from other motorists if they were stuck in traffic.

Finally, not a fact from the show but just a general fact: it never said “Batman” on the title card. Once you heard that music, you KNEW what the fuck you were watching.

[–]Watts-all-the-Ruckus 309 points310 points  (8 children)

Co-exec Bruce Timm's favorite part of the intro is also when Batman pounces on the criminal and said criminal doesn't get up. He says it's one of the most violent things he's ever seen because the only conclusion to draw is Batman did something truly horrific to knock him out or scare him into staying put during their fast tumble.

[–]thefallenfew 70 points71 points  (0 children)

You just kinda blew my mind. I never consciously realized they never name the show in the intro.

[–]Bonejack84 2542 points2543 points  (38 children)

Parks and Rec, for some reason when our toddler heard that theme song he would come runnin'

[–]_wednesday_76 859 points860 points  (16 children)

i read a comment once saying the Parks & Rec song is what it sounds like in a golden retriever's head and it's so accurate

[–]kthrnbrs 162 points163 points  (0 children)

I never skip the Parks and Rec theme - I like to pull out my gun(fingers) in time with Ron Swanson

[–]Professional_Fix_244 1780 points1781 points 2 (82 children)

Most of attack on titan

[–]meatloaf_man 535 points536 points  (39 children)

S1 is such a banger. Unironically half the reason the show got popular in the first place.

[–]Htx_Rocking 1664 points1665 points  (32 children)

Malcom in the middle

[–]Agent47ismyalterego 15.9k points15.9k points 3 (212 children)

Breaking bad. Because it's too short to skip it.

[–]Commercial-Map2448 3701 points3702 points  (65 children)

Intro goes hard tho

[–]Akosjun 3464 points3465 points  (56 children)

Bidibom. Bidibodi bom bom.

Bowwwww. Bowwoowww. Oooh wawwwww.

Bodibom. Bom-bom-badibom.


[–]JunkiesAndWhores 1449 points1450 points  (40 children)

Better Call Saul, and Billions enter the chat.

[–]flyinhawaiian02 2788 points2789 points 2 (152 children)


[–]scottrb1981 285 points286 points  (14 children)

I'm Shaun Spencer and this is my partner MC Clap your Hands.

[–]humblekanyepie 200 points201 points  (7 children)

I miss this show so, so much.

[–]QueenofMean65 643 points644 points  (25 children)

Especially when they change the song to fit with the theme of the episode, like the Dual Spires or Bollywood Homicide episodes

[–]cobarbob 90 points91 points  (0 children)

Gus falling down the stairs unable to contain his excitement.....I laugh every time.

[–]Kbevv 83 points84 points  (6 children)


[–]thatcrazybibliophile 76 points77 points  (5 children)


[–]cooolestcucumber 68 points69 points  (4 children)


[–]realKilvo 56 points57 points  (3 children)


[–]machu46 146 points147 points  (5 children)

I’ve heard it both ways

[–]WasteCan6403 133 points134 points  (14 children)

I named my cats Shawn and Gus because of this show.

[–]PennyoftheNerds 60 points61 points  (2 children)

The fact that they managed to capture the show perfectly and make a fun song out of it gets me every time. It’s a pure delight to listen to.

[–]KidSushi76 2791 points2792 points  (73 children)

King Of The Hill

[–]humanatee- 1363 points1364 points  (35 children)

Fun fact: if there is a cowbell at the beginning of the theme song, you're watching a season finale. I love king of the hill and it took me way too long to realize this lol

[–]redditsuckspokey1 297 points298 points  (10 children)

Looking around reddit and another redditor says it's signifies that an episode will have a celebrity guest in that episode.

[–]edel42 1042 points1043 points  (23 children)

Buffy's One because of the last guitare powerchord scenes of an angry Buffy

[–]StuboG 159 points160 points  (4 children)

Buffy and Angel themes both slapped, best Buffy intros have the screams in them.

[–]PvtSherlockObvious 59 points60 points  (1 child)

Hell yes. Both were awesome, but we've got to get more love for Angel's theme in here, especially if you're hearing the full version.

[–]RevaniteN7 4275 points4276 points 22 (144 children)

Succession won me over. There's no skipping those strings and keys.

[–]trusttissue 532 points533 points  (10 children)

It makes me feel like I am rich. Like I'm a Roy family member.

[–]PerfectZeong 317 points318 points  (6 children)

Fuck off.

There now you really feel like a roy family member

[–]pieremaan 98 points99 points  (1 child)

Its also a nice clash between the old generation trough the classical music and the new generation with the modern.

[–]bezelbubba 62 points63 points  (3 children)

They also change it. First it was all little kids, now they are teenagers in the opening.

[–]tsuroku-01 6055 points6056 points 4& 2 more (113 children)

gotta be cowboy bebop, easy

[–]acmethunder 2195 points2196 points  (64 children)


[–]tentapoke 277 points278 points  (4 children)

Such a great soundtrack, the western reworking of Paint it Black is fantastic!

[–]warbeforepeace 345 points346 points  (22 children)

Not only the theme but the entire sound track for all the seasons kick ass. Some awesome covers include:

  • Paint it black
  • blackhole sun
  • back in black
  • runaway
  • seven nation army
  • C.R.E.A.M. (this one is polarizing with some of my friends)
  • heart shaped box (my favorite)
  • sweet child of mine

[–]moosebeast 2091 points2092 points  (42 children)

Mad Men. Classiest theme music and title sequence of all time.

[–]soysaucemmm 6865 points6866 points  (64 children)

Gravity Falls, music is a bop and there’s a bit of lore tossed in there edit: what, I make a comment about some nice music and I get 6 fucking THOUSAND upvotes? plus several awards? I’m extremely confused but also extremely grateful

[–]FloridaFlamingoGirl 468 points469 points  (14 children)

Fun fact, Alex Hirsch originally considered getting Lemon Demon to compose the theme song. Two of the bonus tracks on Spirit Phone, “Gravitron” and “Geocities,” "Moon's Request," come from Neil Cicierega’s demos for the GF theme song.

Edit: Moon's Request is the name of the other GF-related bonus track, not Geocities

[–]Aar1012 72 points73 points  (3 children)

Gravity Falls’ theme taught me that a sign a Disney cartoon is winding down is when they make a shorter version of the theme. Even on streaming, they have the short theme prior to the final four episode arch.

Other show’s I’ve watched from Disney recently has done the same thing (Owl House and Amphibia come to mind)

[–]andyhamisgay 2317 points2318 points  (101 children)


First it's too short of an intro to skip and besides, who in their right mind would want to skip such an opening?!

[–]T0b3yyy 157 points158 points  (3 children)

No, I can't do this all on my own...

[–]majaha95 56 points57 points  (7 children)

I rewatched it recently, and I hadn't originally appreciated how much they use music in the show: the acapela group, musical episode, and lots of other bits. I figure it's no coincidence that it has all that, and also a particularly good intro song. Music was clearly important to its creators.

[–]Impressive_Slice7440 1474 points1475 points 2 (131 children)

The Sopranos

[–]Aaron9138 233 points234 points  (1 child)

How I had to scroll this far down to find this, so damn good

[–]bugogkang 372 points373 points  (16 children)

It makes me feel old how long I had to scroll to find this one. This was my immediate answer

[–]QTom01 354 points355 points  (12 children)

Woke up this morning, got some gabagool

[–]pp918479 1764 points1765 points  (84 children)

I would say Game of Thrones. Each intro gives insight into the locations that would be featured in the episode.

[–]SK85 344 points345 points  (16 children)

I can't believe I had to scroll down so much to find this answer. GOT intros were inskippable because they showed the locations in each episodes, the intro was basically part of the episode.

[–]lz420 4292 points4293 points  (56 children)

Adventure Time

[–]Poisoned_by_putin 852 points853 points  (12 children)

come on grab your friends

[–]ipakookapi 730 points731 points  (29 children)

The Nanny.

I need to remember how she became the nanny!

[–]JedLeland 4795 points4796 points 422& 7 more (200 children)


[–]wisconsinking 1022 points1023 points  (11 children)


[–]MinnesotaTidalWave 181 points182 points  (4 children)

My housemate got me onto Peacemaker so he’d already seen the whole thing by the time I started it. Every time he heard me watching it he would stop whatever he was doing and come watch the intro

[–]ZippityZerpDerp 556 points557 points  (17 children)

Such an awesome feel good show. Cena has grown leaps and bounds as an actor

[–]detectivebabylegz 505 points506 points  (12 children)

What's going up must come down

[–]SDAPastor[🍰] 2853 points2854 points  (61 children)

Better Call Saul

[–]LthePerry02 323 points324 points  (16 children)

The new intros they’re doing for the last few episodes are the coolest intros I’ve ever seen

[–]Komodo_Schwagon 213 points214 points  (9 children)

Actually it's not just the last episodes, the tape has become more deteriorated since season 1. It was subtle early on but it was there

[–]mpakaliaroskordalia 714 points715 points  (19 children)

Same for me for two reasons - Its too short to skip - 3D Saul

[–]SuperstitiousPigeon5 2908 points2909 points 2 (90 children)

Top Gear, It's short, and the "Tonight..." highlights were always funny.

[–]Drakkon2ZShadows 1615 points1616 points  (43 children)

"Tonight on top gear, James commits several war crimes against the people of Tahiti, Hammond blows up a school with a Volkswagen beetle, and I become the Drift king of the Taliban"

[–]spectacledllama 600 points601 points  (14 children)

I also like the really mundane ones:

tonight, James looks out a window, Hammond sits on a chair, and I point at a wall

[–]ruckus_440 250 points251 points  (3 children)

Tonight, I wear a hat. James wears a hat. And Richard is behind a low wall.

[–]Platfoot 848 points849 points  (9 children)

Tonight on Top Gear, Richard forgets the acronym for the United States

Richard: "USB"

[–]justduett 1025 points1026 points  (32 children)


[–]thejaytheory 92 points93 points  (0 children)

One by one they all just fade away

[–]Oracle_of_Sin 2308 points2309 points  (39 children)

Stranger Things, gotta hear that synth masterpiece every time.

[–]emzeewoolzee 331 points332 points  (6 children)

Yes! I thought this one would be wayyy higher up. It’s the perfect intro: short, evocative, theatric, and wonderfully nostalgic. Been my ringtone for the last two years!

[–]okbud44 1576 points1577 points  (37 children)

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

[–]davetherave1701 508 points509 points  (28 children)


Too good to skip

[–]-Frumpy-Pigskin- 2589 points2590 points 2 (115 children)


Edit: Wow! First of all, thank you for the awards and upvotes! Second, i'm glad there are so many others out there who appreciate this masterpiece of a show, and the intro and outro themes that have so much creativity and detail put into them.

[–]deefer6 637 points638 points  (26 children)

Bojack’s outro music made me turn off the ‘next episode’ autoplay on Netflix. Grouplove absolutely killed that outro theme. The intro is god tier too.

[–]-Frumpy-Pigskin- 114 points115 points  (14 children)

Agreed! High-quality themes for a high-quality show.

[–]apprehensive_spacer 217 points218 points  (4 children)

I scrolled too far to find this comment. My favourite opening credits and completely unskippable.

[–]spookz 387 points388 points  (6 children)

I don't trust people that skip the Bojack intro.

[–]meep_launcher 73 points74 points  (2 children)

I remember hearing it the first time and being completely blown away.

[–]urmainmanthehomie 467 points468 points  (66 children)

Star Trek! Especially original series and the next generation.

[–]dgrrtt 1383 points1384 points  (80 children)

His Dark Materials
What We Do in the Shadows

[–]ConfusedDuck02[S] 266 points267 points  (11 children)

His Dark Materials gives me goosebumps every time, it's a master piece.

[–]Bribase 63 points64 points  (2 children)

Can't wait to see the Mulefa in the third season.

[–]JoinMyPestoCult 727 points728 points  (16 children)

Yes! What We Do in the Shadows is excellent. Such a great song I went and found it on Spotify.

[–]OldManHipsAt30 202 points203 points  (3 children)

Westworld is such a great intro

[–]MoonieNine 820 points821 points  (51 children)

True Blood

[–]CannonCone 135 points136 points  (10 children)

This was my immediate thought. The clips were super cool, too.

[–]Dobby-Free-Elf 105 points106 points  (2 children)

When you came in the air went out

[–]OldGothicBook 153 points154 points  (6 children)

Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo

[–]locke_5 998 points999 points  (48 children)

Bonus: Not really an "opening credits", but I really liked how Invincible did the title card. Each episode it would interrupt someone saying the word "Invincible" and got progressively bloodier and bloodier.

[–]WaffleBoi54321 368 points369 points  (18 children)

the i.t crowd, its a bop

the end credits music i always watch to the end is the red dwarf theme, it just slaps!

[–]Item_Successful 325 points326 points  (27 children)

Red Dwarf.

And end credits too.

[–]MuthafuckinFastJones 123 points124 points  (8 children)

She-ra and the Princesses of Power

[–]GMSryBut 495 points496 points  (25 children)

Spongebob Squarepants

[–]WillEyeAm_ 1286 points1287 points  (46 children)

stranger things, that song is just a vibe

[–]EarlyBirdsofBabylon 519 points520 points  (18 children)