TV theme songs seemed to disappear somewhere in the 90’s, but one that did survive into the new millennium was “Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs” from Frasier.
The song’s composer, Bruce Miller had the tough job of trying to come up with something relevant without making any direct references to the show’s subject matter, and while the music came easily, he needed the help of friend Darryl Phinnessee to find the perfect lyrics.
So, you’re probably wondering what the connection is. Here’s how he explained it on the blog …by Ken Levine:
I gave him the idea of the show and he called back with the idea of “Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs”. At first I was a bit baffled myself until he explained that these were things that were “mixed up”….like Frasier Crane’s patients…
“Hey baby I hear the blues a-callin”-refers to patients with troubles calling into the radio show “Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs”
“But maybe I seem a bit confused”-Frasier’s personality was a bit????
“Maybe, but I got you pegged”-Frasier does understand these people and helps them.
“But I don’t know what to do with those Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs”-it’s a tough business….gotta deal with these “crazies” every day.
“They’re calling again”-oh, oh….should be self explanatory.
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