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WSNS Channel 44 - Thing Theatre - "Attack Of The Robots" (Opening, 1978)

Here's a special Halloween & 2nd Anniversary treat -

Another faint and fuzzy memory rescued from the trashbin of obscurity - the opening to Thing Theatre on WSNS TV-44!

Thanks to a helpful YouTube commenter, we now know what the theme song for Thing Theatre is, where it came from and who it's by. You'll never believe it!

It's from the soundtrack to the movie "Car Wash" (released in 1976), performed by Rose Royce, and the exact title is Cut #2, "6 O'Clock DJ (Let's Rock)". Enjoy.

How about the movie stills? Can anyone name them all?

Unfortuntely the tape runs out before the first commercial break so we don't get to see the bumper.

(Notice the name is "Thing Theatre" not "Thing Theater")

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, October 29th 1978 at 1pm!

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Viewer Comments

This intro music for Thing Theatre is super rad! Super rad find!
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Friday, October 30th 2009 at 9:33pm.

An interesting thing about this film was that it was shot in color but outside of Spain it was only seen in black and white.
Comment posted by smctopia on Friday, October 30th 2009 at 9:59pm.

Weird. I wonder why?
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Friday, October 30th 2009 at 10:48pm.

I love these pseudo-spy films from the mid sixties that would always try feebly to copy James Bond.
Most of them are pretty laughable.
I'm surprised this wasn't on MST3K. Joel/Mike and the bots would have had a field day with this turkey!

Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Friday, October 30th 2009 at 11:55pm.

And a good side of cheese here. The formaggio level--WAY UP THERE (formaggio is Italian for cheese)
Comment posted by BobAnthony on Saturday, October 31st 2009 at 4:53am.

THANK YOU for finding this. 2 down one more to go. Gotta find the original Chiller Thriller
Comment posted by NuBnPrnc2k on Saturday, October 31st 2009 at 8:08am.

This brings back memories.
Comment posted by betamax75 on Saturday, October 31st 2009 at 9:34pm.

American International Television. Isn't that the same company behind 'Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot'?
Comment posted by Loyal32fan on Monday, November 2nd 2009 at 9:26pm.

American International.the company that cranked out more cheese than Kraft!lol!!!(BTW:The opening credits were very easy to read,...NOT!!)

Like the "Monster Rally Movie" opening,this is gold,too!

Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Tuesday, November 3rd 2009 at 9:22am.

Sounds like some sort of George Clinton-type of synthesizer used in the intro music...
Comment posted by Delmont on Thursday, October 21st 2010 at 7:02am.

See the movie that's TOO BIG FOR TV!
Comment posted by APM on Thursday, October 21st 2010 at 2:55pm.

Corrected the airdate on this one.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Tuesday, February 22nd 2011 at 9:48am.

Thanks to a helpful YouTube commenter, we now know what the theme song for Thing Theatre is, where it came from and who it's by. You'll never believe it!

It's from the soundtrack to the movie "Car Wash" (released in 1976), performed by Rose Royce, and the exact title is Cut #2, "6 O'Clock DJ (Let's Rock)".

Enjoy.

Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, September 15th 2011 at 10:18pm.

It's great that you were able to find the information about the theme song. It did strike up images of people walking down the streets in polyester bell-bottoms, platform shoes, butterfly collars, and blazers with elbow patches.
Comment posted by Loyal32Fan on Friday, September 16th 2011 at 10:12am.

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