Tuesday, October 20, 2009

RIP Vic Mizzy

Wow. The composer of the themes of two of the most beloved TV Series of all time - The Addams Family and Green Acres - has passed away at the age of 93.

Vic Mizzy was actually a fairly prolific film and TV composer and songwriter, but the man who wrote the theme song for the finest adaptation of Kafka to the small screen would rank right up there whether or not he had ever penned another theme.

The trials and tribulations of Oliver Wendell Douglas on his farm in the greater Hooterville area were probably the finest moments of television since Ernie Kovacs went off the air. Yes, it was that great.

Vic Mizzy, dead at 93. He will be missed, but his music lives on.