Photo: Buena Vista Television
Photo: Buena Vista Television

Like many other ’90s kids, I was essentially raised by the television. So rewatching certain shows can feel like reuniting with long lost friends. Growing up, I was on a steady diet of Alvin and the Chipmunks, Pee Wee, and DuckTales. (You can find proof of the latter all over my lunch box on my first day of school.)

I don’t think of Scrooge McDuck and his grand-nephews that much these days, but when I do it’s a deluge of childhood tastes, smells and feels smashing past poorly built flood gates. So imagine the emotions inspired by Postmodern Jukebox‘s cover and slow jam-ification of the DuckTales theme song. Let’s just say the first-day-of-school five-year-old inside me is pretty psyched.

And the original for old times’ sake:

What theme song from your childhood do you think deserves a slow jam?


Emmanuel Hapsis

Emmanuel Hapsis studied creative writing at University of Maryland, College Park and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. After a few years of odd jobs, he landed at KQED, where he worked his way up from an intern to being the lead producer of a literature podcast and then the creator and editor of KQED Pop. In his free time, he teaches yoga and sings his heart out at karaoke.

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