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Best TV Show Alternative Title Sequences

What are some fun examples of episodes that changed up the title sequence to fit the theme of a particular episode?

I'll go ahead with my favorite. A recent one.




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Re: Best TV Show Alternative Title Sequences

The opening to Archer for the coma seasons


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Psych changed theirs up relatively often.
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Fringe would change based on the episode's universe or time period.
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Re: Best TV Show Alternative Title Sequences

Originally Posted by HeIsTheZissou
Fringe would change based on the episode's universe or time period.
This was going to be my contribution to the thread. I have them as examples in the motion design course that I teach. Great examples of variations on a theme.



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I was going to say Treehouse of Horrors, but Simpsons changes the opening all the time. Too much to be considered an exception for an episode or two.
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I got a laugh out of the Friends opener that changed the surname of every cast member to "Arquette", not just Courteney Cox.

Then there was that Buffy opening, my memory is blanking a bit, but the plot of the episode had one of the nerds alter the timeline or something, and was also suddenly featured prominently in the opening credit sequence as a result. Perhaps one of the more hardcore Buffy fans here (and I know there are some) can explain it better.
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I got a laugh out of the Friends opener that changed the surname of every cast member to "Arquette", not just Courteney Cox.

Then there was that Buffy opening, my memory is blanking a bit, but the plot of the episode had one of the nerds alter the timeline or something, and was also suddenly featured prominently in the opening credit sequence as a result. Perhaps one of the more hardcore Buffy fans here (and I know there are some) can explain it better.
It was from one of the middle seasons, I think. The side character Jonathan cast a spell that made him the big hero and the Scoobies had to fix things. He was later one of the evil three who caused a ton of bad shit.
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+1 for Fringe and Psych having some fun alternate title sequences.

Also, the opening credits for the episode "Monster Movie" of the show Supernatural.

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Season 2 of True Detective sucked, but I liked how they changed what verses of the theme song played as the season went on.
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Community had several episode-specific opening credits.

This video claims to show them all (I haven't double-checked). It starts with the original standard opening.

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The Ted Lasso Christmas episode:

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Originally Posted by HeIsTheZissou
It was from one of the middle seasons, I think. The side character Jonathan cast a spell that made him the big hero and the Scoobies had to fix things. He was later one of the evil three who caused a ton of bad shit.
Yeah, that's the one I was thinking of. The opening credits were almost all scenes of Jonathan.
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Loved the alternate title sequence for Enterprise's "In A Mirror Darkly" episdoes.
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Originally Posted by Fist of Doom Jr
Loved the alternate title sequence for Enterprise's "In A Mirror Darkly" episdoes.

It bothers me to this day that those two episodes were the most fun of the entire show because they finally let themselves have fun.


And we just rewatched the episode of South Park where they go after Scientology and all the end credits names are like John Smith and Jane Smith.

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