Warren & Rinsler Productions

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Background

This was the production company of Marc Warren and Dennis Rinsler, a duo who first came to television as the producers of Full House.

(September 6, 1995-May 17, 1998, February 20, 2006-September 12, 2008)

Nicknames: "Why Are You Hitting Yourself?", "The Creepy Musician", "The Odd-Ball Musician", "The Crippled Musician"

Logo: On a white background, we see a drawing of a man in a suit (a caricature of co-founder Marc Warren) with his mouth agape, holding two drumsticks (one with a yellow tip and one with a blue tip), with which he hits his head (in time with the music). Underneath are the words "WARREN & RINSLER PRODUCTIONS" in Gill Sans, with a scribble behind it. The scribble's color changes in time with the music, from yellow to red, red to light blue, and ending with light blue to yellow, at which point the video freezes (this only happens on The Parent 'Hood and Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher; the logo keeps going on any show besides those).

FX/SFX: The man hitting his head, the scribble's colors changing.

Music/Sounds:

  • September 6, 1995-May 17, 1998: A whimsical, if slightly creepy, percussion tune barely in time with the man hitting his head, alongside "BONG!" noises as he hits himself, ending in a string pluck.
  • February 20, 2006-November 10, 2007: A jazz tune vaguely resembling "Rhapsody in Blue", with percussion sounds that are timed with the man hitting his head.
  • November 17, 2007-September 12, 2008: A different jazz tune with similarities to the second theme.

Availability: Rare. The first variant was seen on the short-lived WB sitcom Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher and on S2-S4 episodes of The Parent 'Hood on Bounce TV. The second can be seen on the last season of That's So Raven and the first season of its spin-off show Cory in the House, and the third can be seen on the second season of the latter show.

Editor's Note: The first music variant and odd animation clash with each other greatly, which may get to some. The freeze at the end might not help either.

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