Can You Think of Worse Generic Party Music Than This Three’s Company Scene?
Today, I show you possibly the worst generic dance music on a TV sitcom and I see if you can think of a worse example.
Knowledge Waits is a feature where I just share some bit of pop culture history that interests me that doesn’t quite fit into the other features.
In Season 2 of Three’s Company, in the episode “Strange Bedfellows,” Chrissy and Janet are out of town for the night and so Jack throws a party (at the party, Mr. Roper gets drunk and ends up passed out in a bed with Jack and since Roper thinks Jack is gay, then he thinks that the two hooked up, to much hilarity).
The music is INSANE. Check it out…
TV shows very often don’t want to pay for real music, so they use generic pop music, and it is almost always terrible, but this is a special kind of atonal awfulness. Can you think of any generic music on a TV sitcom that is WORSE than this? Let me know!
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10 thoughts on “Can You Think of Worse Generic Party Music Than This Three’s Company Scene?”
Not a sitcom but Knots Landing had some terrible music when Lucy Ewing visited from Dallas. Also Ginger and Kenny were in the music industry and their record collection was elevator music at best.
Dunno if the music is worse or just equivalently bad from an earlier generation, but this scene is the stuff of nightmares: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66fCirMPlRw
What is the name of the song?
sounds like music similar to some party scene on that one casino planet in Battlestar Galactica (the original show, think it was the same years as this show but I’m not sure).
I’ll go give it a listen, Kira. I could totally see that being even worse than this!
what was the name of the song in that episode?
I sincerely doubt it was ever given an official name.
I looked into this track. I contacted the production company and got in contact with an old agent in New York City.
There is no information about it in the archives.
It was sampled or custom made for that episode to avoid copyright infringement.
The closest song I found for that track is by Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? (Instrumental)
Wow, above and beyond, Dana! Nice work! And yeah, I bet dollars to donuts it was simply “Give us something that sounds kind of sort of like ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?’ if you were deaf in one ear.”
I think it may have been sampled by the (instrumental) version of Rod Stewart – Do you think I’m sexy. Go listen for yourself.
That funky tune was composed just for that episode and there is absolutely no record of the artist or musicians behind it.
I got in contact with an old agent that worked on Three’s Company and he couldn’t find anything.
In any event that was a classic episode and very progressive for it’s time.