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18 Memorable TV Theme Songs

The Fishin' Hole (The Andy Griffith Show)

When The Andy Griffith Show debuted in 1960, Sheriff Andy Taylor became one of TV's first single dads when his wife died and left him to raise their young son, Opie, in the small town of Mayberry. Aunt Bea came to town to help out, and Deputy Barney Fife helped keep small-town crime at bay. The result was an endearing slice of Americana that still lives on in syndication. The show's theme song was written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer and is memorable but not for the lyrics -- there are none! The melody is carried by a lone whistler (Hagen) and accompanies footage of Andy and Opie heading off together for some quality time fishing.