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The Hardy Boys Mysteries Lunchbox (1977)

HB 1977-1

HB 1977-2

HB 1977-3

HB 1977-4

HB 1977-5

HB 1977-6

Nice colors. I want that van.

(Images via eBay)

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Opening Theme (1977 – 1978)

The theme was written by Glen A. Larson, the creator and executive producer of the show. It’s one of the very best in the medium—haunting, mysterious, and catchy as hell. He also co-wrote the themes for Knight Rider and Battlestar Galactica, among others. (Larson got his show business start in the 1950s as a singer and composer in the Four Preps.) For the third and final season, the format changed (Nancy Drew was dropped and the Boys found themselves working for the Justice Department) and the theme was very unfortunately jazzed up.

I’ve been making my way through Magnum P.I. (another Larson hit) and the The Hardy Boys for the last few months. The shows may be silly at times, and “uncomplicated” compared to today’s supposed “golden age of television,” but I find them cozy, fun, and deeply, refreshingly hopeful.


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