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Most Heavily Rhymed TV Theme?

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Speaking of Captain America… I never realized this before, but the theme song for the Captain America ’60s cartoon may be one of the most heavily-rhymed lyrics in TV theme history. Written (like the contemporaneous Hulk, Thor and Iron Man themes) by one Jack Urbont, it really packs the rhymes into only 20 seconds:

If he’s led
To a fight
And a duel
Is due,
Then the red
And the white
And the blue’ll
Come through.

The song does get criticized for fiddling around with tense for the sake of rhyme (“All those who chose to oppose his shield must yield”) but it surely beats the Hulk theme song’s rhyme of “gamma rays” with “unglamoraze.”

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