Cartoon Theme Songs

Episode 130

For their 130th episode, Aaron and Brent welcome back frequent guest, Ryan King, for a nostalgic childhood trip of spotlighting some of their favorite cartoon theme songs.

Ranging from high-tempo instrumental openers to the classic sing alongs, the guys each pick out two of their favorite animated themes to discuss and highlight.

130th Edition Cover

Special Guests

Ryan King is an award winning actor, writer and improviser. He graduated from The Second City Chicago’s Improvisation & Comedic Acting program. Ryan is married to singer/songwriter, Carrie King, and lives in Atlanta, where he works as an actor, improviser, sketch writer, and improv instructor at Drama Inc.

Ryan’s Information

Website: ryankingcomedy.com
IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm7502842/
Drama Inc: dramainc.net/youth-classes/

This Week’s Playlist

  1. Today Is Gonna Be A Good Day – Bowling For Soup – Phineas and Ferb (2009)
  2. Duck Tales Theme – The Disney Afternoon Studio Chorus – The Disney Afternoon Songbook (2008)
  3. X-Men the Animated Series Theme – Nstens1117 – Nostalgia, Vol. 1 (2019)
  4. Fraggle Rock Theme – Fraggle Rock – Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (2022)
  5. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Theme – Schoolly D – Aqua Teen Hunger Force Soundtrack (2007)
  6. Goof Troop – Punk Rock Factory – Masters of the Uniwurst (2021)

Show Notes

(41:36) Turbo Teen : Intro [HQ] – YouTube
(43:18) Today is Gonna be a Great Day (Theme Song to Phineas and Ferb) – YouTube
(43:40) Bowling For Soup On Phineas and Ferb – YouTube
(45:00) Jaret Reddick Of Bowling For Soup Is The New Chuck E.cheese Mascot – Punk News
(45:35) Bowling For Soup – Phineas and Ferb Theme Song – SXSW at Auditorium Shores – YouTube
(45:35) Phineas And Ferb Theme Song (Acoustic), by Bowling For Soup – YouTube
(54:06) Marvel Paid a ‘Heavy Price’ to Use X-Men: TAS’ Iconic Theme Song for the Reboot – CBR
(57:40) Professor X | Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness | Powers and Fight Scenes – YouTube
(01:00:31) Opening Theme – Fraggle Rock – The Jim Henson Company – YouTube
(01:03:32) Dave Grohl Pens New ‘Fraggle Rock’ Theme Song Because Why Not? – Rolling Stone
(01:06:48) Rock-afire: Pop Lock and Drop It – YouTube
(01:19:30) Mark Watters Phil Perry Goof Troop Opening Theme Slick Rick Treat Her Like a Prostitute – Who Sampled
(01:33:21) HARDY – wait in the truck (feat. Lainey Wilson) (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Other Links

Cartoon List

  • 1980
    Strawberry Shortcake
    Thundarr the Barbarians
    Heathcliff
    Tom and Jerry Comedy Show
  • 1981
    Smurfs
    Blackstar
    Spider-Man
  • 1982
    Astro Boy
  • 1983
    Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
    The Littles
    Dungeons and Dragons
    Alvin & the Chipmunks
    Inspector Gadget
  • 1984
    Rainbow Bright
    Heathcliff & the Cadillac Cats
    The Get Along Gang
    Muppet Babies
    Transformers
    Dragon’s Lair
    Voltron
    The Adventures of Fat Albert
    Challenge of the GoBots
    Snorks
  • 1985
    Pound Puppies
    Punky Brewster
    Robotech
    The Wuzzles
    M.A.S.K.
    Paw Paws
    She-Ra: Princess of Power
    Thundercats
    Adventures of the Gummi Bears
    The Jetsons
    GI Joe
    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
    Ewoks
    Bigfoot and The Muscle Machines
  • 1986
    The Real Ghostbusters
    Ghostbusters
    The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers
    The New Adventures of Johnny Quest
    Silverhawks
    Lazer Tag Academy
    Teen Wolf
    Potato Head Kids
    Inhumanoids
    Foofur
    Centurions
    Jem
    Care Bears
    Glo Friends
    My Little Pony
    Galaxy High School
    Rambo: The Force of Freedom
    Karate Kommandos
    Dennis the Menace
  • 1987
    Dinosaucers
    My Pet Monster
    Spiral Zone
    TigerSharks
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Bravestarr
    Beverly Hills Teens
    Ducktales
    Maxie’s World
    The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin
    Bionic Six
    Fraggle Rock
    ALF
    Sky Commanders
  • 1988
    Chip ‘n’ Dales Rescue Rangers
    The New Adventures of Winnie the Poo
    Garfield and Friends
    Dino-Riders
    Denver the Last Dinosaur
    Robocop
    COPS
    Police Academy
    Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters
    Fantastic Max
  • 1989
    Beetlejuice
    California Raisin Show
    Captain N: The Game Master
    The Legend of Zelda
    Super Mario Supershow
    Dragon Ball Z
    Mcgee and Me
  • 1990
    Talespin
    Captain Planet And The Planeteers
    Bobby’s World
    Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures
    Attack of The Killer Tomatoes
    Samurai Pizza Cats
  • 1991
    Rugrats
    Doug
    Darkwing Duck
    The Ren & Stimpy Show
    Hammerman
    The Pirates Of Dark Water
    Bucky O’Hare And The Toad Wars
    Taz-Mania
  • 1992
    Tiny Toon Adventures
    Batman: The Animated Series
    X-Men: The Animated Series
    Goof Troop
    The Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog
    Eek! The Cat
    Dog City
  • 1993
    Rocko’s Modern Life
    Biker Mice From Mars
    2 Stupid Dogs
    Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron
    Bonkers
    Power Rangers
  • 1994
    Spider-Man
    Gargoyles
    Space Ghost Coast To Coast
    Duckman
    The Tick
    Mighty Max
    Reboot
    Life With Louie
    Wildc.a.t.s.
    Street Sharks
  • 1995
    Animaniacs
    Pinky And The Brain
    Johnny Bravo
    The Mask: The Animated Series
    Dumb And Dumber
  • 1996
    Dexter’s Laboratory
    Courage The Cowardly Dog
    Hey Arnold!
    Arthur
    Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series
    Superman: The Animated Series
    Mortal Kombat: Defenders Of The Realm
    Road Rovers
  • 1997
    Disney’s Recess
    Cow and Chicken
    South Park
    Pokémon
    Mummies Alive!
  • 1998
    The Powerpuff Girls
    The Wild Thornberrys
  • 1999
    Spongebob Squarepants
    Batman Beyond
    Dragon Tales

Band Websites

Bowling For Soup
Schoolly D
Punk Rock Factory

Listen to the Playlist


Videos Mentioned

(41:36) Turbo Teen : Intro [HQ] – YouTube
(43:18) Today is Gonna be a Great Day (Theme Song to Phineas and Ferb) – YouTube
(43:40) Bowling For Soup On Phineas and Ferb – YouTube
(45:35) Bowling For Soup – Phineas and Ferb Theme Song – SXSW at Auditorium Shores – YouTube
(45:35) Phineas And Ferb Theme Song (Acoustic), by Bowling For Soup – YouTube
(57:40) Professor X | Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness | Powers and Fight Scenes – YouTube
(01:00:31) Opening Theme – Fraggle Rock – The Jim Henson Company – YouTube
(01:06:48) Rock-afire: Pop Lock and Drop It – YouTube
(01:33:21) HARDY – wait in the truck (feat. Lainey Wilson) (Official Music Video) – YouTube
Bands Mentioned
  • Bowling For Soup
  • Schooly D
  • Punk Rock Factory
  • Phil Perry
  • Slick Rick
  • HARDY
  • Foo Fighters
  • Dave Grohl

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