Last weekend, a family spokesman announced that long-time television actress Bea Arthur had died of cancer. She starred in two long-running series, The Golden Girls and Maude. She won two Emmy Awards for her work.
I never really watched either show. I am sure they were entertaining, but they did not appeal to me. Our personal tastes can be quite subjective, and her shows were not up my alley.
I hope I am not being insensitive, but one aspect of her work did leave a mark on me. The theme song to Maude is one of those songs I can never get out of my mind once I think of it. When the tune starts, it repeats itself over and over and over again. It is like it is on one continuous loop.
The ironic thing is that for a television sitcom, the song really is not that bad. Sung by Donny Hathaway, it has some spunk.
It is not as bad as the theme to Three's Company.
My brain turns into a cement block when I hear that one.