Since a list of “Weird Al” song parodies about TV is still in the pipeline, today’s video is “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies* .” The song has the Beverly Hillbillies theme set to the tune of The Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing.”
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has one of the most fun theme songs, but most episodes have a some of the verses cut for time. The version of the opening that appears below was only used for the first few episodes.
The lyrics to the full version are after the jump.
No one thinks Gilligan’s Island was a brilliant television show, so it may come as a surprise that it has a sister show called It’s About Time. Sherwood Schwartz created and produced both shows. The two shows also share similar fish out of water scenarios and expository theme songs. However, It’s About Time lasted only 26 episodes and was soon forgotten because it was repetitive and hard to watch, whereas Gilligan went on to become iconic. Instead of explaining the premise of It’s About Time, since it is all right their in the show’s lyrics, I’ll just let you have a listen.
The lyrics are after the jump.
In the 90s, Hemsley was still appearing with his on screen wife Isabel Sanford. George and Louise Jefferson were reprised twice on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.