Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Favorite TV Intro Edition

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One of the things that I enjoy about watching TV with my ten-year-old is that children’s programming (especially on Nickelodeon) still has theme songs and opening sequences.  ‘Sam & Cat’, for instance, has a song that evokes the sitcoms of the 70s, with a clever modern twist, whereas most network shows have eschewed the concept entirely.  I sort of like the quickie stinger open of ‘How I Met Your Mother’, but miss the days where you had time to get a soda and some chips when ‘Love Boat’ came on, because the credits would take a good three minutes of screen time.  I understand WHY the change has taken place, and would rather have less opening sequence than less story, but it’s still hard not to lament it as a loss, if admittedly a minor one, which leads us to today’s expository query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is quite partial to the opening of ‘The Prisoner’, which was not just the show open, but also the first moments of the first episode and somehow also the last moments of the last episode (it’s complicated), askIng: What’s your favorite television opening sequence of all time?