Two For Tuesday: W. G. “Snuffy” Walden (Encore Presentation)

Another encore presentation of a Friday Five post I did back in March 2016.

Several weeks ago, Cheryl Wright, who blogs at Plucking of my Heartstrings, and I were talking about TV themes, and the name William Garrett “Snuffy” Walden came up, who’s written theme songs and incidental music for a number of TV shows and movies. He has been nominated for a number of Emmy awards for his music for TV, including the five themes I’ve chosen for today.

  1. The West Wing: Walden won the Emmy for this song in 2000.
  2. Early Edition: Walden received Emmy nominations for Main Title Theme Music and Music Composition for a Series for this show in 1997.
  3. My So-Called Life: Nominated for Main Title Theme Music in 1995.
  4. Huff: Nominated for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music in 2005.
  5. I’ll Fly Away: A nomination for Main Title Theme Music in 1992.

I just realized that we never watched any of these shows….

W. G. “Snuffy” Walden, your Two For Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

6 thoughts on “Two For Tuesday: W. G. “Snuffy” Walden (Encore Presentation)

  1. I remember My So Called Life! I fell madly in love with Claire Danes as an actress. Sigh…the 90’s. So…ahem…not very long ago?
    The musicians/composers really do have quite an impact on the shows dynamic in my opinion. I give them so much credit for their work.


    1. I guess in the grand scheme of things 20 years isn’t a whole lot of time.

      The theme music was as important to the show as the show itself. Fortunately it’s hasn’t disappeared altogether, but a lot of shows involve very little music. It’s a shame. really…


  2. The music isn’t earth shattering for me but he has done quite a few. I loved Early Edition which was a neat take on time ..all about a man who receives tomorrow’s paper and he has to find a way to change the outcome for some news or person. The cat is ever present as is his fr8end who always wishes he could see the lottery numbers…I’m with him. I can’t believe how many now famous people were in My So-Called Life


    1. I remember “My So-Called Life” was the first we saw of Jared Leto, and teenaged girls all over the country fell in love.

      I never saw “Early Edition,” but remember it was set in Chicago and the paper he got looked a lot like the Sun-Times, one off now only two papers remaining (in a city that used to have ten).


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