Bing Crosby Productions
Written and Compiled by Adam P. & Sean Beard
Nickname: "The Film Reels"
Logo: The image of two film reels
fade into the middle of the screen. Then the words "A"
and "Production"* fade into place as Bing Crosby's name
writes itself over the reels in a stylized font, not unlike that
used for Desilu's, at an angle.
[*in the same angled font as Crosby's name]
Cheesy Factor/FX: The fading in of
the reels and part of the logo's wording and the "signing
Music: The theme song's end
Availability: This was plastered in the Eighties with the Worldvision logo (Grey Radar Globe on B&W shows,normal version on color shows); this should be reinstated on Ben Casey now that Paramount is remastering the series.
Scare Factor: The "writing-in" might unnerve some but this is NOTHING compared with what followed...
Nicknames: "BCP", "The Crashing Cars"
Logo: On a sky blue background, a very thin black line moves almost halfway across the screen and then flips downward, revealing a yellow capital "B" in a black parallelogram. By the time the "B" is fully revealed, a second line flips downward, which reveals a red capital "C" in an orange parallelogram. When the "C" is fully revealed, a third line flips downward, revealing a light blue capital "P" in a dark blue parallelogram. By the time all three parallelograms are in their places, the words "BING CROSBY PRODUCTIONS" appear underneath in a blocky white font.
FX/Cheesy Factor: The lines flipping downward, forming parallelograms.
Music: A very loud and dramatic fanfare, having a short and long version, with the short one being more common.
Availability: This logo is intact on "Hogan's Heroes" reruns on TV Land.
Scare Factor: High, the combination of primitive animation and very dramatic music has caused more than a few scares.
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