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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #20: Underdog
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #20: Underdog


Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #20: Underdog

Underdog was certainly a formidable hero. Similar to Superman in many respects, he had a reporter girlfriend (Sweet Polly Purebred) and an alter ego (Shoeshine Boy), and he changed into his costume (U on the chest with a cape) in a Phone Booth. He always spoke in rhymes, which made it easy for kids to quote him all the time. His most famous quote is “There’s No Need to Fear, Underdog is Here.”

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One Evil Villain (Simon Bar Sinister) plays a big part in the opening theme that made it to #20 in our list of the Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs of All Toon Time. In this opening, you see Underdog do what he does best, crushing the evil villain in one swift stroke, leaving carnage in his wake. The lyrics which we think are the most powerful are the chorus, “Speed of lightning, roar of thunder…” because the music really sounds heroic and strong. This early version, that you see in the YouTube video below, is short and sweet and effective as an opening. In later seasons, they added extra lyrics and showed more of the participating characters, and even started the theme with his most famous quote. But the first one still holds as the best version in our opinion. And if you were in the other room, and couldn’t see the TV, you knew it was Underdog as soon as you heard, “ooh-wa-ooh-wa-ooh-wa-ooh”.

Opening theme debuted on TV: October 3, 1964.
Theme Song Written by: Chester Stover, W. Watts Biggers, Treadwell Covington and Joseph Harris.

Lyrics

When criminals in this world appear
and break the laws that they should fear
and frighten all who see or hear
the cry goes up both far and near
for Underdog! (Underdog!) Underdog! (Underdog!)

Speed of lightning, roar of thunder
fighting all who rob or plunder
Underdog. Underdog. Underdog!

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I am a Big Fan of all types of animation. Like a lot of things, the cream always rises to the top. My favorites have included Star Wars: The Clone Wars, anything Pixar, Phineas and Ferb, Voltron Force, and the DC/WB Animated Films. I have a lot of Old School favorites as well, such as Star Blazers, Voltron, Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby Doo.

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