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When you see the fuzzy screen and hear the click, followed by the “aaaaaaaah” of the HBO intro thingy, does your brain preemptively start singing/humming the theme tune of (a) the Sopranos, or (b) Curb your Enthusiasm, or (c) something else?

Written by Craig

July 28th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

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  1. oh, I know the exact feeling. for me it relates to (c) trueblood

    cristina

    28 Jul 09 at 10:29 pm

  2. Curb

    M Guy

    28 Jul 09 at 10:30 pm

  3. And isn't that whole intro kind of dated anymore? It's referring to staticy analog TV, and does anyone even have that these days?

    heyotwell

    28 Jul 09 at 11:17 pm

  4. Yeh, that's true. Like when we motion to someone in an adjacent car to wind their window down; really we should mime pressing a button, not "winding" something. And the sound of a needle being abruptly removed from a record is still the sound used to indicate an, well, abrupt end to a song. Shouldn't it just be the sound of a slight tap on the screen of an iPhone? Kids these days…

    Craig

    28 Jul 09 at 11:22 pm

  5. I haven't had HBO in a long time, in fact, when I did have it, the opening still looked like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGPRWePIUUI

    I still think it's exciting as hell.

    Bedheaded

    28 Jul 09 at 11:29 pm

  6. I expect to see Bunk and Jimmy McNulty swearing over a dead guy.

    JHitts

    28 Jul 09 at 11:32 pm

  7. Either Flight of the Conchords (because I'm cool) or Sex and the City (because that's the first show I saw it with).

  8. …Woke up this morning, got your self a gun…

    Anonymous

    28 Jul 09 at 11:56 pm

  9. (c) sex and the city.. but it should be the sopranos! : )

    Andrea

    29 Jul 09 at 12:21 am

  10. Ha, as soon as I saw the image, I knew you were going to mention Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    I might watch some now. Oh the power of TV.

    Chris, Brighton

    29 Jul 09 at 1:08 am

  11. Conchords!

    Anonymous

    29 Jul 09 at 1:11 am

  12. Flight of the Conchords, of course!

    Dana C Constance

    29 Jul 09 at 1:17 am

  13. Six Feet Under.

    Becky

    29 Jul 09 at 2:56 am

  14. sex and the city closely followed by six feet under…

    niccas

    29 Jul 09 at 6:53 am

  15. Curb followed by Omar in his long coat with a shotgun.

    Natalie

    29 Jul 09 at 7:25 am

  16. I don't watch any of these things, I feel like I'm missing out…

    Anna

    29 Jul 09 at 9:35 am

  17. ENTOURAGE!

    DaveO

    29 Jul 09 at 11:25 am

  18. Flight of the Conchords!

    CoCo

    29 Jul 09 at 11:46 am

  19. Flight Of The Conchords for me.

    Stephen Jackson

    29 Jul 09 at 1:24 pm

  20. definitely any of the wire's awesome tunes.

    Mike

    29 Jul 09 at 1:45 pm

  21. Sex and the City, definitely.

    Anonymous

    29 Jul 09 at 2:35 pm

  22. Now I'm beginning to wonder if there's an age/gender breakdown that could be interesting. When I say interesting, I kinda mean "boring to normal people."

    Craig

    29 Jul 09 at 2:40 pm

  23. It's as country thing too, don't think Flight of the Concords is HBO in the UK, shown on the BBC so they don't use the logo thingy. Might be wrong though, always seem to turn on just after it's started!

    Anonymous

    29 Jul 09 at 2:59 pm

  24. Six Feet Under . Every time.

    quitekate

    29 Jul 09 at 3:39 pm

  25. The Wire.

    ~Barbara~

    29 Jul 09 at 5:10 pm

  26. You are right about Flight of the Conchords, I love it but it's not HBO here.

    I think you should have a seperate post for age, sex and country and the order in which we think of the HBO shows. I sense a Craig chart coming on.

    Natalie

    29 Jul 09 at 5:22 pm

  27. Bom, bom, bom, de-de-de-de de-derrr de-de de-derrr (Curb)

    Simon John Parkin

    29 Jul 09 at 6:19 pm

  28. Sopranos. Always and forever.

    Anne

    29 Jul 09 at 7:29 pm

  29. yeah, sopranos too. i bought a tindersticks album because of a track i heard on an episode, 'tiny tears'. dark but i love it.

    Mike

    29 Jul 09 at 11:17 pm

  30. Curb…

    gpdullius

    30 Jul 09 at 1:05 am

  31. True Blood, because that's what I'm watching now. The Beach Boys, when I'm watching Big Love. Otherwise, like if I happen upon it randomly, definitely the Sopranos. MAN but that's a great song.

    On a related note, this reminds me of the old CBS "Special" animation that would come on before every special, whether it was special or not. But the only time we saw it as kids was before the Charlie Brown holiday shows, so that rotating "SPECIAL" always meant Charlie Brown to me.

    kostia

    30 Jul 09 at 2:06 am

  32. Curb your Enthusiasm…
    Dude, there is a guy driving around Sudden Valley that looks just like Larry David!

    lisa

    30 Jul 09 at 4:31 am

  33. "Every channel that i stop on got a different kind of cop on…"

    But anyway, my vote's for Flight of the Conchords!

    (female, age 30)

    longbird

    30 Jul 09 at 1:37 pm

  34. My Flight of the Conchords vote may be skewed because I am watching the first season on DVD and it has the HBO bit at the beginning of each episode. The second season I saw on BBC4 and it didn't have it the HBO thingy.

    (F, 36, UK)

    CoCo

    30 Jul 09 at 3:07 pm

  35. I'm ashamed to admit… Sex and The City. The (bad) film actually felt like it should have it too just for old times sake.
    I also find myself humming the Paramount theme after the Star Trek theme amongst others.

    Bryony

    30 Jul 09 at 3:33 pm

  36. I'm the same with Universal: I always expect the film to be Back to the Future.

    Craig

    30 Jul 09 at 4:10 pm

  37. The Wire. it is the first HBO series i watched.

    yuko

    30 Jul 09 at 7:33 pm

  38. The Sopranos, Woke up this morning, by Alabama 3 – must be the best theme tune ever, surely.

    Anonymous

    30 Jul 09 at 10:12 pm

  39. Sex and the city.

    I'm also slightly ashamed to admit it…

    Anonymous

    31 Jul 09 at 2:31 am

  40. another vote for the wire!

    Annématique

    31 Jul 09 at 12:45 pm

  41. I said the same about Universal to my husband and he looked at me like I was mad! Glad to know I'm not alone now.

    Anonymous

    31 Jul 09 at 2:27 pm

  42. a 37 year old white hetro male in time order.. SATC, then CURB, then SOPRANOS ( i was late to this one ), then WIRE, then GENERATION KILL, then ENTOURAGE

    Anonymous

    31 Jul 09 at 7:59 pm

  43. For me it is Deadwood.
    I watched the whole three series on DVD back to back while I was off work sick for a week. That kind of full immersion while in a weakened state must have something to do with it.
    (F, 34, Australia)

    Anonymous

    3 Aug 09 at 12:45 am

  44. Sex and the City!

    Laura

    6 Aug 09 at 10:06 pm

  45. always Curb.

    Anonymous

    12 Aug 09 at 5:23 pm

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