Retro TV Themes Revisited is an on-going AD feature that aims to mine our long-running collection of past television (aural) glories, cuz they just aren’t making them like they used to. Have at it in the comments.
What happens when you take a white pro basketball player, who is forced into early retirement due to an injury, and stick him in the head coach position at a predominantly black high school in South Central L.A.? Why, The White Shadow, naturally! A long-time AD syndicated favorite, The White Shadow aired on CBS from 1978-1981 and boasted this funky mess, below, in the opening credits.
Sidenote: This one is just begging for the big screen treatment. Hollywood, what do you think of Josh Lucas – (basically) reprising his Glory Road character – throwing on some tube socks as the Shadow’s coach Ken Reeves?
MP3: The White Shadow Theme