Aimee Mann and Ted Leo’s new duo, dubbed The Both, were asked by New York Magazine’s Vulture to put together a medley of TV them songs. The result would presumably be, as Leo points out, “funny and cheery.”
Unsurprisingly Mann and Leo instead put together a medley of theme songs that are instead depressing. The result is amusing and strange. There really are a lot of depressing TV theme songs. The songs include the themes from M*A*S*H*, Community, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Welcome Back, Kotter, Orange is the New Black, and many others.