October 20, 2009


R.I.P. Vic Mizzy

Vic Mizzy, the man responsible for 90% of your favorite TV theme songs has passed away at the ripe old age of 93. Perhaps you are familiar with some of these pop culture musical contributions courtesy of Mr. Mizzy:
The Addams Family
F Troop
Green Acres
Mister Ed
Petticoat Junction
He wrote the theme to Quincy too! Although I doubt he was responsible for the show's punk music:

My favorite Mizzy composition was not a theme song, however. It was a little piece of incidental music he composed for The Addams Family called "Gomez" and, in honor of Mr. Mizzy's passing, I'd like to share it with you:

(Click to play)

For more Mizzy, go here.

UPDATE: He also wrote this (!) for cryin' out loud! The man rocked our world.

Ha -- how many other people have the Addams Family soundtrack album?
vic was a genius-type guy so perhaps 2 or 3 people?
You're right -- "Don't Cross The Street" rivals anything Joe Rapozzo came up with!
That made my day.
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