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    23 TV Title Sequences That Are So Good They Never Tempt People To "Skip Intro"

    If you don't have the time to listen to the Succession theme song, then you don't have the time to watch Succession.

    At this point in the streaming era, we're all familiar with the "Skip Intro" button. It may be a time-saver when you're trying to squeeze in your 9th episode of The Office before going to bed, but what about the opening titles that are so excellent, they simply cannot be skipped?

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    Reddit user u/kurpPpa recently asked, "What intro to a show was such a banger that you would never skip it?" Here are some of the replies. Thousands of responses later, it's clear that while we may have the power to skip the opening credits, not all of us want to.

    Responses have been edited for length and clarity. 

    1. "Danny Phantom."

    Danny seeing the ghost portal for the first time
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    Bizarkie

    "I remember 6-year-old me rapping that whole intro to my innocent, church-attending Grandma. She looked at me like I needed holy water on the spot."

    SAYMYNAMEYO

    Here's the full intro:

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    The song used in this intro is "Danny Phantom," and it's performed by Deric Battiste and Guy Moon.

    2. "BoJack Horseman."

    BoJack Horseman in bed, at the grocery store, and in a pool
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    your-playboy

    "And it's not just a great song. The imagery that goes with it is both interesting and perfectly sets the tone for the show. Plus, it changes periodically so it never gets stale!"

    weeeeelaaaaaah

    Here's the full intro from Season 1:

    View this video on YouTube

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    The theme song for BoJack Horseman was composed by Patrick Carney and features Ralph Carney.

    3. "Game of Thrones, until the show got depressingly bad. Now it just makes me sad."

    The Red Keep and Winterfell in the opening of Game of Thrones

    Here's the title sequence from Season 1:

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    And here it is from Season 8:

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    The main theme of Game of Thrones was composed by Ramin Djawadi.

    4. "Succession!"

    The children of Logan Roy, and a screenshot from ATN news with a ridiculous headline
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    ParticularOk1095

    "100%. There are plenty of more complex and creative intros out there, but no intro song gives me chills quite like this one."

    nonillogical

    Here's the full intro from Season 2:

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    Succession's score was created by series composer Nicholas Britell.

    5. "I personally loved the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt one."

    The opening song with the Unbreakable! They're alive, damn it, chorus
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    Here's the full intro:

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    The song used in this intro is "Unbreakable" by Jeff Richmond (who is also Tina Fey's husband).

    6. "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."

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    Gouldy2018

    "I can still recite every word, and that goofy look as he pulls up in the taxi is etched into my brain forever!"

    pyrofixx

    Here's the full intro:

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    The song used in this opening is "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" performed by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.

    7. "Adventure Time. 'Come on grab your friends!'"

    "Adventure time, come on grab your friends, we'll go to very distant lands"
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    Here's a compilation of every Adventure Time title sequence:

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    The opening song is called "Adventure Time" and it's performed by Pendleton Ward. The composers for the series are Casey James Basichis and Tim Kiefer.

    8. "Dark! Great intro."

    The trippy intro to Dark Season 1, with mirrored images
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    Here are the intros for all three seasons:

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    The song used in these intros is "Goodbye" by Apparet (with Soap & Skin).

    9. "Breaking Bad. It just sounds nice."

    The breaking bad logo rusting
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    Redittt133

    "And it's short. By the time you sit up and reach an arm out to skip the intro, it's already over."

    HelloImFrank01

    Here's the full intro:

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    Dave Porter is the composer who worked on Breaking Bad.

    10. "Malcolm In the Middle."

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    TheHollowHeaven

    "My wife and I just started rewatching it, and have had the best time singing it loudly with our daughter. Haven't skipped the theme once!"

    parkinglotguy

    Here's the full intro, plus a cold open:

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    The song used in this opening is "Boss of Me" by They Might Be Giants.

    11. "Avatar: The Last Airbender. Used to quote it along with Katara every time."

    Katara describing how she and Sokka discovered the Avatar
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    Here's the full intro:

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    Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn are the composers who worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender.

    12. "The Sopranos."

    The Manhattan skyline, New Jersey turnpike, and James Gandolfini smoking a cigar while driving
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    drDjausdr

    "I just did a rewatch of all 86 episodes and I don't think I skipped the intro once. Just great."

    Fair_University

    Here's the full intro:

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    The song used in this intro is "Woke Up This Morning (Chosen One Mix)" by Alabama 3.

    13. "I'm sad no one's mentioned Phineas and Ferb."

    "there's 104 days of summer vacation and school comes along just to end it, so the annual problem for our generation is finding a good way to spend it"
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    itdeezwutitdeez

    "That opener is a work of unprincipled genius. I have only ever seen episodes of Phineas and Ferb when the younger generation of the family were watching. Yet that damned tune and its lyrics are imprinted on my brain."

    erinoco

    Here's the full intro:

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    The song used in this opening is "Today Is Gonna Be a Great Day" by Bowling for Soup.

    14. "Westworld has a great intro. The music is great, the visuals are so cool looking, and the fact that they changed each season made it even cooler."

    Needles creating an artificial horse and woman rider

    Here's the full intro for Season 1:

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    Westworld's composer is Ramin Djawadi.

    15. "SpongeBob SquarePants. It’s just so iconic and built into my psyche that skipping past it would be a sin."

    the opening lyrics of Spongebob Squarepant's theme
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    Here's the full intro:

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    The song used in this intro is "SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song," and it is performed by Patrick Pinney. The theme music of the series was composed by Derek Drymon, Mark Harrison, Stephen Hillenburg, and Blaise Smith.

    16. "What We Do in the Shadows (the series) is SO good."

    The vampires throughout history

    Here's the full intro:

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    The opening theme is "You're Dead" by Norma Tanega.

    17. "Bob’s Burgers. Short and simple, but new signs for the service truck and business next door."

    Bob's burgers on fire, infested with rats, and underneath a fallen powerline
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    ree0382

    "I always watch for the truck and the store! My favorite truck so far is Adios Mice-chachos."

    schmelk1000

    Here's a compilation of every opening from the first season of Bob's Burgers.

    View this video on YouTube

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    The composers for Bob's Burgers are John Dylan Keith, Loren Bouchard, and the duo Elegant Too, which consists of Chris Maxwell and Phil Hernandez.

    18. "The Buffy theme rocks so hard. It's '90s as fuck and I love it."

    The opening to Buffy season 3
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    Here's a compilation of every Buffy title sequence:

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    The band that composed the Buffy theme is called Nerf Herder.

    19. "Parks and Recreation. It always made me smile."

    the opening of season 1 of Parks and Rec, with title card, Amy Poehler, and Nick Offerman
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    tomthetrucker93

    "The intro sounds like the inside of a Golden Retriever’s head."

    broskeymchoeskey

    Here's the full intro from Season 1:

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    The theme music was composed by Gaby Moreno and Vincent Jones.

    20. "Community for me. I love the song!"

    Joel McHale and Donald Glover's credits for the Community opening

    Here's the full intro:

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    The song used in this opening is "At Least It Was Here" by The 88.

    21. "Doctor Who."

    Matt Smith's face, the title, and the TARDIS
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    amiaffe

    "I think the easiest way to immediately horrify a Whovian would be to skip the introduction. It's basically sacrilege."

    xXBrittaRoseXx

    Here's a compilation of every Doctor Who title sequence:

    View this video on YouTube

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    The current composer for Doctor Who is Segun Akinola.

    22. "The Simpsons one is good. I like watching the couch gags."

    The title card of the Simpsons, and Bart, Maggie, and Marge
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    BoringUsername_69

    "With how awesome some of the couch gags were, skipping past The Simpsons intro feels like committing a felony."

    insanegodcuthulu

    Here's the full intro from Season 1:

    View this video on YouTube

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    The series composers for The Simpsons are Richard Gibbs (1989-1990), Alf Clausen (1990-2017), and Bleeding Fingers Music (2017-Present).

    23. And finally: "Gravity Falls."

    The stars of Gravity Falls arrive in town
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    CanadianW

    "My husband literally listens to the 8-hour version of this on YouTube because it slaps that good."

    violetgrubs

    Here's the full intro:

    View this video on YouTube

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    The theme music was composed by Brad Breeck.

    Which TV intros do you never skip? Tell us about them in the comments!

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