From The Standells on The Munsters to The Doobie Brothers on What's Happening!!, here are some memorable instances of rock and sitcoms colliding.
Rock 'n' roll and the TV sitcom: star crossed lovers that were destined to get together, like Jeannie and Major Nelson, or Felix and Oscar and the Pigeon sisters, or Fred and Ethel Mertz, or Rerun and a cheeseburger. They were created for each other, both live and in front of a studio audience. Two series were based on that idea alone: The Partridge Family was inspired by a real family band, The Cowsills, and the zany Monkees were sort of what we all thought The Beatles were really like.
Here are fifteen other great examples of sitcoms and rock 'n' roll intersecting.
1. Gilligan's Island, The Honeybees and The Mosquitoes (December 9, 1965)
2. Batman, "The Batusi" (January 12, 1966)
3. The Patty Duke Show, Chad & Jeremy (February 17, 1965)
4. F Troop, "Mr. Tambourine Man" (February 9, 1967)
5. I Dream of Jeannie, "Jeannie, the Hip Hippie" (October 17, 1967)
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