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The top 5 songs from 'Galavant'

One of the most tragic casualties of the 2016 television-series cancellation apocalypse was a campy little show that never took itself too seriously, but always had loads of fun in each episode: Galavant. Through two seasons, the cast of Galavant sang and danced their way through some ridiculously hilarious adventures, made all the more funny by the superb songs, scored by Christopher Lennertz and composed by Alan Menken. There is no doubt that without Lennertz and Menken, Galavant would simply have been a hollow and silly attempt to spoof Game of Thrones (still, the show sneaked some well-timed Thrones homages in for good measure from time to time). Without further ado, we present the five best songs from Galavant.

1. “Galavant”
Ah, the song that started it all. This is the song that would be the theme of the the show, and used in different versions, throughout both seasons. The song also introduced viewers to the cast of Galavant … with Galavant himself being chief among that cast. Of course Madalena and King Richard are introduced as well, and boy, did their fortunes change as the show went on. It’s a real treat to see the cast at the beginning of the show, before they each go on their own separate story arc.

2. “Stand Up”
There’s nothing like an ’80s-themed workout montage to get the blood pumping, when preparing for a jousting tournament. And, when one is facing Sir Jean Hamm — an obvious play on actor Jon Hamm — one needs all the practice, and pulse-pumping, guitar-riffing, hair-metal-band music one can get!

3. “Off With His Shirt”
What makes this choice so great is that Kylie Minogue is “The Queen” and sings the titled song. There’s also all the tongue-in-cheek references to Richard not knowing that he and Galavant are in a gay bar. “Off With His Shirt” is one of the better songs throughout both seasons of Galavant. The tune is catchy, and the rhythm makes it unforgettable, which is why it lands at number three on this list.

2. “Do the D’Dew”
In the season 2 finale, Madalena has become queen … an evil queen at that, and she was starting to crave the kind of power that only comes by tapping into the darkest of magics. In other words, she had to do the D’Dew. Yes … it does indeed sound as funny as it actually is, and it was a running joke on the show, because apparently we are all 12-year-olds masquerading as adults on a daily basis.

1. “My Dragon Pal and Me”
Is there a better name for a dragon … erm … a lizard, than Tad Cooper? While Richard may have been a lovable villain in season 1 of Galavant, he became a simply lovable scamp in season 2. The fact that he traded his and Galavant’s entire bag of gold for a pet lizard, and then named that lizard Tad Cooper, was pure comedy gold, and it’s just one of the many reasons why I love and will always miss this show. Galavant was cancelled way too soon, and it’s a tragedy its campy and lighthearted songs are no longer bringing smiles to the faces of viewers across the globe.

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David Harris is a FanSided contributor and the editor-in-chief at Dork Side of the Force.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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