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The Archie Show / The New Archies (cartoon)

   (CBS Saturday Mornings, 1968 - 1989, as "The Archie Show";
    CBS Saturday Mornings, 1969 - 1970, as "The Archie Comedy Hour";
    CBS Saturday Mornings, 1970 - 1971, as "Archie's Funhouse";
    CBS Saturday Mornings, 1971 - 1973, as "Archie's TV Funnies";
    CBS Saturday Mornings, 1973 - 1974, as "Everything's Archie";
    CBS Saturday Mornings, 1974 - 1976, as "The U.S. of Archie";
    
    NBC Saturday Mornings, 1977 - 1977, as "The New Archie-Sabrina Hour";
    NBC Saturday Mornings, 1977 - 1978, as "The Bang-Shang Lalapalooza Show";
    
    NBC Saturday Mornings, 1987 - 1989, as "The New Archies")

   [An animated series based upon the syndicated comic strip
    drawn by Bob Montana; It constantly changed names (as if that
    would make a difference in ratings.) Despite the constant name
    and format tweaking, the series was popular with kids in its
    many incarnations for about a decade.
    
    There were some format shifts that worked. In its efforts to be 
    contemporary (for the '60's) Archie had a band. Studio singers
    created the music, which sold surprisingly well on pop charts,
    especially the hit song "Sugar, Sugar"; By the centennial year
    of 1976 CBS had had enough, and ended its run.
    
    In 1977 the show returned after a year's absence when NBC 
    decided to take a crack at the concept -- broadening the 
    appeal by elevating Sabrina, a female character and others
    as time went on. Two years later the franchise had run out
    of steam, and it was gone into syndication by 1978.
    
    In 1987 NBC attempted to revise the series yet again, and 
    kept it alive for another two years, changing its name to
    the absurd "Bang-Shang Lalapalooza Show" before it finally
    died.] 


Theme 1 (1968): Archie Theme

    [BMI Alternate title...
     aka: "Archie Show";
     
     Title filed for copyright...
     aka: "The Archie";]
     
     Composers: Ray Ellis (ASCAP/BMI)
    [professional name of Raymond S. Ellis], and
                Robert Allen (ASCAP)
     
     Orig. Publisher:

     1978 Publisher: 
                        
     2014 Publisher: Kirshner/April Music Publishing (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY; and
                     Universal Music MGB NA LLC
                        dba Universal Music Careers (BMI)
                        of Santa Monica, CA 

     Copyright Date: June  4, 1968; EU 56 887.
     Renewal   Date: Dec. 27, 2002; R 916 688.

     Recording:


Theme 2 (1969): Archie Comedy Hour

    [BMI Alternate title...
     aka: "Archie Special";]
     
     Composer: Ray Ellis (ASCAP/BMI)
    [professional name of Raymond S. Ellis]
     
     Orig. Publisher:

     1978 Publisher: 
                        
     2014 Publishers: He-Pro Tunes, Inc. (not affiliated), and
                      Universal Music MGB NA LLC
                         dba Universal Music Careers (BMI)
                         of Santa Monica, CA 

     Copyright Date:
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     Recording:


Theme 3 (1969): Archie Comedy Hour Theme

     Composer: Jeff Barry (BMI)
     
     Orig. Publisher:

     1978 Publisher: 
                        
     2014 Publisher: Kirsher-CBS Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
                        of Nashville, TN

     Copyright Date:
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     Recording:


Theme 4 (1970): Archie's Funhouse

    [BMI Alternate title...
     aka: "Funhouse";
     Patillo book credits it as "Funhouse Theme".]
     
     Composer: Ray Ellis (ASCAP/BMI)
    [professional name of Raymond S. Ellis]
     
     Orig. Publisher:

     1978 Publisher: 
                        
     2014 Publishers: He-Pro Tunes, Inc. (not affiliated), and
                      Universal Music MGB NA LLC
                         dba Universal Music Careers (BMI)
                         of Santa Monica, CA 

     Copyright Date:
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     Recording:


Theme 5 (1971): Archie's TV Funnies

     Composers: Yvette H. Blais (ASCAP), and
                Jeff Michaels (ASCAP)
               [pseudonym of Norman ("Norm") Prescott]
     
     Orig. Publisher:

     1978 Publisher: 
                        
     2014 Publisher: RHI Television Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o WB Music Corp.
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date:
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Theme 6 (1973): Archie's Theme

    [above is what BMI calls the "legal title";

     BMI Alternate title...
     aka: "Everything's Archie";]
     
     Composer: Jeff Barry (BMI)
     
     Orig. Publisher:

     1978 Publisher: 
                        
     2014 Publisher: Kirsher-CBS Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
                        of Nashville, TN; and
                     Jeff Barry
                        dba Steeplechase Music - USA (BMI)
                        of Beverly Hills, CA

     Copyright Date:
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     Recording:


Theme 7 (1974): from The U.S. of Archie [Cues]

    [Patillo book credits "George Blais" as a performer of
     the THEME. ASCAP lists "J. Michael" as the arranger.]
     
     Composers: music by Yvette H. Blais (ASCAP), and
                arranged by Jeff Michaels (ASCAP)
               [pseudonym of Norman ("Norm") Prescott]
     
     Orig. Publisher:

     1978 Publisher: 
                        
     2014 Publisher: RHI Television Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o WB Music Corp.
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date:
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     Recording:


Theme 8 (1987): The New Archies (Opening & Closing)

     Composers: Haim Saban (BMI), and
                Shuki Y. Levy (BMI)
     
     Orig. Publisher:

     1978 Publisher: 
                        
     2014 Publisher: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date:
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     Recording:


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