Sunday, May 9, 2010

Spider-Man Original Cartoon Theme Song from the 1960's!



"Spider-Man
Spider-Man
Does whatever a spider can
Spins a web any size
Catches thieves just like flies
Look out!
Here comes the Spider-Man....."

Even though I was born at the tail-end of the 70's and the original Spider-Man cartoon debuted a good ten years earlier, I do recall watching this series in rerun form as a child.

The theme song captured the very best of what comics should be!

Excitement. Action. And fun, Fun, FUN!!

Makes me want to swing from the rooftops! Go, Peter Parker, go!

45 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

I remember this song very well and I was born in the late sixties. I think they played the reruns well into the seventies and early eighties just like you said.

DKSmall, artist said...

Let me know when you swing from the rooftops. I want to watch.

Dean Grey said...

Manon!

Yay!

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DKSmall!

I will do that, David!

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Thanks to both of you for chiming in here!

-Dean

sMacThoughts said...

Ah yes, the memories.... I did watch this regularly!!

Dean Grey said...

sMacThoughts!

Glad you remember watching it too!

-Dean

Call me Scott said...

I remember this song well even though I was born in the late eighties..... Please don't hate me lol.

It is a classic song though, I remember I LOL'd when they made direct mention of it in one of the movies. Whole cinema screamed :D xx

Marcos Vinicius Gomes said...

I like Spider-Man because he (Peter)ever looks like more human than other heroes...

Dean Grey said...

Scott!

I don't hate you! LOL

Yes, at the end of the first Spider-Man movie, during the credits, they played the 1960's cartoon theme song!

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Marcos!

I so agree with you!

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The comments from both of you boys are very much appreciated!

-Dean

Rick said...

I used to love that show! Thanks for sharing.

Dean Grey said...

Rick!

The pleasure's all mine!

-Dean

joanne May said...

Hi Dean,
This is a blast from the past!
I used to watch the Spider-Man cartoons on Saturday mornings.
I was also born in the 60's and grew up watching a lot of cartoons on TV during the 70's. Great memories. Thank you for sharing.:)

Barry Allan Scott said...

Fantastic!

I used to rush home from school to watch it! Oh and also "Spiderman and his Amazing Friends".

There's a lovely simplicity to it. Sometimes, I think we overcomplicate things these days!

Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

Dean Grey said...

Joanne!

Thank YOU for commenting!

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Barry!

I LOVE "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends"!!! (Especially Firestar's sound effects when she'd transform or blast an enemy!)

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I appreciate hearing from the both of you!

-Dean

david said...

k, dean.. i know very little about comic books... i love cartons though... i feel kinda stupid for asking, but in the spider-man clip the spiders on the front and back of his costume have only six legs... wtf?

- cheers... david

Dean Grey said...

David!

Good eye!

I didn't catch that until you pointed it out but yes, Spider-Man does appear to have a six-legged emblem on his chest and back instead of the standard eight!

I'm guessing for animation purposes they wanted to simplify his design.

Maybe the animators thought no one would notice! LOL

-Dean

Micah said...

Hello there Dean, and thanks thnx for coming over to visit my blog! Grew up with Spiderman and this was THEE best theme song (well, next to Underdog lol) ever. I really like your artwork, you're a talented young man.

Dean Grey said...

Micah!

The Underdog theme song was great too!

-Dean

Damien Oz said...

Just found this blog ......... MORE !!!

Dean Grey said...

Damien!

I've fallen behind on this blog due to family issues (as chronicled on my "Exploding Doughnut" blog) but hope to post here SOON!

-Dean

r garriott said...

I'm enjoying your 'new' blog (just found it). As yet another big fan of comics, I remember teaching myself to draw with the book "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way"... it was always my favorite 'anatomy' text. Keep up the good work!

Sharmon Davidson said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Dean, and for the walk down memory lane. I possess the strange and annoying super power of remembering the theme songs of most TV shows I watched as a kid (the Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres, for example, but could never remember the words to this one. The part that stuck in my head is "Is he strong? Listen, Bud; he's got radioactive blood," which of course makes no sense at all.

Maggie said...

It's nice to remember the good ol stuff, and if we compare the graphics from back then till now it is amazing to see how much they have improved!

Dean Grey said...

r garriott!

Someone gave me that EXACT book a couple months ago! I plan on reading it from cover to cover!

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Sharmon!

Peter Parker (Spider-Man) was bitten by a radioactive spider, hence his spider powers!

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Maggie!

Animation may have improved since then but there are some vintage cartoons that blow modern ones out of the ballpark!

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Thanks to the three of you for stopping by!

-Dean

WOL said...

Followed you over from Jackie Morris' blog (Don't you just love her cheetahs!). You and I have Taurus in common. I've had my share of dead-end jobs, too. (I'm stuck in a real hamster wheel of one at the moment!) I've got a dream, too -- just involves a different medium.

UBERMOUTH said...

Great theme song,that and Batman.
My brother loved Spiderman and sewed himself a whole Spiderman outfit. he didn't even turn out gay!

Love your secret identity photo.
What ar your secret superhero talents?

Dean Grey said...

WOL!

(Jackie's cheetahs are great!)

Sorry to hear you can relate to the dead-end job syndrome.

Let's hope both our dreams are realized soon!

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UBERMOUTH!

Ah yes, Batman was rather catchy too! I secretly love Batgirl's theme song when she arrived on the show!

Oh, and your brother sounds awesome!

As far as my secret superhero talents....well, if I told you they wouldn't be a secret!

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I appreciate you both sharing your thoughts on this!

-Dean

Fickle Cattle said...

You know what Spider Man cartoon I love? The one where Spider Man costars with Iceman and Firestar. I loved that show. And Firestar is such a drag queen.

http://ficklecattle.blogspot.com/

Dean Grey said...

Fickle Cattle!

"Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" was one of my top favorite cartoons from the 80's!

It's right up there with G.I. Joe, Transformers, The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (last season of Super Friends), and He-Man!!

80's cartoons set the standard in how it should be done!

-Dean

Diana Evans said...

I used to watch this when I was a wee little girl and I still catch the re-runs on the Retro station....all the shows I grew up with!!! you would love that network!

Dean Grey said...

Diana!

I'd love to see that retro station sometime! Sounds awesome!

-Dean

Brian Miller said...

nice. i grew up on comic books...i have 2 sons...one following my footsteps in that regards...the cool thing is they have put a lot of the old cartoons out on dvd...so we can watch them together...

Justyna Karolina Gałązka said...

I like it :D

Sandy Mastroni said...

hey Dean ! Thanks for visiting my blog
I used to do color separations for comic books
Y2 R2 B2 .... I painted and listened to Howard Stern ALL day ...... it was great ,

horriblesweet said...

Thanks for all the comments you left on my blog! I really appreciate it :)

Dean Grey said...

Brian!

Thank God for DVD collections!

Now we all can enjoy that vintage Saturday morning goodness in archived format!

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Justyna!

(^_^)

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Sandy!

That sounds awesome! I'm so jealous you got to do that!

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horriblesweet!

Anytime!

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Thanks to all four of you!

-Dean

DEB said...

Well, born in 1961, I can sing you this song, the theme from Gilligan's Island, Speed Racer, The Adams Family...fun times.

Dean Grey said...

Deb!

I love the theme to Speed Racer too!

-Dean

Terror #1 said...

Nice stuff. Nothing new in the pipeline? Would like to see some more sketches or maybe a short comic strip. Hope you put some more stuff on soon.

Dean Grey said...

Terror #1!

I've fallen behind on this blog. Unfortunately life had gotten in the way.

But I'm hoping after the start of the new year to revive Suffering Sappho!

Thank you for asking!

-Dean

n.lea. said...

Spiderman was the best ever comic. I miss the good ole comics from my youth.

by the way I LOVE the pic you use for this blog:) the one of the secret identity! Very Handsome my friend.

Dean Grey said...

n.lea.!

Nikki, that pic is almost a year old already! Man, I've got to change it quick!

-Dean

swb said...

spider pig, spider pig...

Dean Grey said...

swb!

Ha ha ha

-Dean

ilduce said...

Loved this song as a child! M brother and I sang it to ourselves constantly!

Dean Grey said...

ilduce!

How could you not? It's so darn catchy!

-Dean