Two For Tuesday: Vic Mizzy

Vic Mizzy was a composer for TV and movies, and a popular songwriter in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Among the popular songs are “My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time,” “There’s a Faraway Look In Your Eye,” “Three Little Sisters,” “Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes,” and “Choo’n Gum.” He’s written a lot of theme songs for TV shows, including…

The Addams Family

Green Acres

and The Pruitts of Southampton.

Vicv also wrote the score for five Don Knotts movies, including The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, The Shakiest Gun In The West, and The Reluctant Astronaut. His full list of credits is here.

Vic Mizzy, your Two for Tueday, October 29, 2019.

9 thoughts on “Two For Tuesday: Vic Mizzy

  1. Oh watch for my theme tomorrow and be ready to snap your fingers. The harpsichord was big in the 1960s for use in film and tv. I love Green Acres which is so nuts but who doesn’t love that theme song. I used to know it by heart but now only parts of it but my friend can sing it all. I love Phyllis Diller who was so funny as she talked about Fang. I don’t know this show at all! She was an accomplished pianist and had dreams of working with a symphony. I love The Ghost and Mr. Chicken which was funny and I always wanted to stay in that house.


    1. I hadn’t seen “Green Acres” for 40 years until MeTV started running it. The first night, I did the whole thing from memory, even putting on a Hungarian accent for Eva Gabor’s part.


    1. You mean you remember “The Pruitts of Southampton”? Phyllis Diller is another of my favorite comedians. She took self-deprecation to a whole new level. It takes a lot to laugh at yourself…. she was also a fantastic piano and harpsichord player.

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    1. That show was surreal. We don’t watch it (Mary doesn’t like it), but leave it running on TV with the sound off, and whoever came up with the idea must have been nuts.


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