Link Tank: The Stories Behind 11 Iconic TV Show Theme Songs

TV show theme songs, Sam Wilson as Captain America, how to repurpose leftover Halloween candies, and more in today's Link Tank!

The Sopranos

From The Sopranos to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, check out the stories behind the iconic theme songs for these eleven shows.

“Whether it’s a wordy epic that chronicles the show’s backstory or an orchestral piece that lends itself to lyrical parody, a good theme song can augment a TV show’s popularity and even sometimes outlive it. But there’s no clear path to creating—or even just choosing—the perfect track.”

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Sam Wilson may still be able to suit up as Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

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“At the end of Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, we were under the impression that Sam Wilson was going to take on the Captain America shield—a welcome addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in my opinion. But the more I learn about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the more it seems that Marvel is going to try to make Sam Wilson fight for what is rightfully his.”

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The gray wolf is returning to Colorado once more after decades, thanks to the approval of Proposition 114.

“Voters in Colorado have approved Proposition 114, forcing the state government to reintroduce the gray wolf. It’s the first time in U.S. history that a ballot measure win has obliged a state government to bring back a species that disappeared due to human actions.”

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Update your iPhone today to prevent hackers from exploiting three security vulnerabilities in the iOS.

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“Hackers have been spotted exploiting three new vulnerabilities in iOS, which can be used to take over the devices. Google’s ‘Project Zero’ security team discovered the bugs, and is warning that hackers are actively exploiting them. In response, Apple on Thursday released a patch via the iOS 12.4.9 and iOS 14.2 updates, which can be applied to the iPhone 5s and up.”

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Got leftover Halloween candies? Here’s how you can repurpose them into other foods for the upcoming holidays.

“With trick-or-treating and large parties canceled this year, you may actually have some leftover candy for once. Sure, you could spend Halloween night on your couch pawing through a plastic jack-o-lantern and accumulating a pile of wrappers by your side. Honestly, that sounds pretty great. But at some point, you’ll probably get (literally) sick of eating all that candy straight out of the bag.”

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The new Spider-Man: Miles Morales may be the best Marvel superhero video game out so far.

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“Miles Morales was underwhelming in 2018’s Spider-Man on PlayStation 4. He felt a little too juvenile and far too dorky, and it was never totally clear how he fit within this world. While some of that remains in the early chapters of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, this spectacular tale is even better than the original.”