During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the ABC television network in the US had great success with its "TGIF" lineup, a number of family-oriented sitcoms that were produced by Thomas Miller and Robert Boyett whose themes were written by Bennett Salvay and co-written and performed by Jesse Frederick. They included
"Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now" for the series Perfect Strangers, which starred Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn-Baker. This was sung by David Pomerantz.
"Everywhere You Look" for the series Full House, which starred Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron, Jody Sweetin, and Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen. This has been revived with Fuller House, which stars many of the younger stars of the predecessor, with the theme sung by Carly Rae Jepsen.
"As Days Go By" For Family Matters, which starred Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, and Kelli Shanygne Williams; which was a spinoff of Perfect Strangers.
Frederick has done lots of other work for TV, which you can see detailed in his Wikipedia article.
Jesse Frederick, your Two for Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
7 thoughts on “Two For Tuesday: Jesse Frederick”
This is the first time that I am just meh about this song writer but I was meh about the series you showcased. I couldn’t stand full House.
We weren’t exactly part of the demographic for “Full House.” Mary and I would watch it because it was better than the alternatives at the time. “Perfect Strangers” was funny mostly because of Bronson Pinchot.
Ah, Full House theme song. Iconic.
“TGIF” was an interesting concept: a bunch of sitcoms aimed primarily at kids. Of course, when Disney took over ABC, they moved a lot of that sort of programing to The Disney Channel…
You know, I really liked Perfect a Strangers and a Full House, but i never thought their theme songs were memorable. I never got into Family Matters.
Family Matters devolved into the Steve Urkel Show. It’s like the writers completely forgot the Winslows. That happens when you have a breakout character, but too often shows become dispensable as a result.
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