Apart from a few selections, there is not a single piece of original music
in the whole show. Instead, R&S quotes extensively from the classical
repertoire, as well as 50's style TV themes and takes. In the second season,
Raymond Scott's works including "Powerhouse" and "Toy Trumpet" have made it
onto the show. (
For some reason, "Svën Höek" has two versions of background music for
reasons unknown. One version has aired consistently on Nick, and the other
on MTV. MTV's version has the
Chris Reccardi wrote the [music to the (?)] HHJJ song. He has done work for Tiny Toon Adventures, among other things.
Editor's Note: The "Happy Happy Joy Joy" song has made it big. It has hit several charts on different programs (like Dr. Demento, see rec.music.dementia) and radio stations. It also appears in "Rubber Nipple Salesmen" and "Svën Höek" as a single instrument solo. It has recently appeared in "Haunted House" when Stimpy sings it in the shower.
The closing theme is not an original composition. It's a version of the Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett) classic blues "Killing Floor". No doubt. In fact, it's VERY similar to the arrangement on the Howlin' Wolf Chess Box.
Editor's Note: Official word is that Howlin' Wolf's song is NOT the closing theme, but it may sound like it.
Plans for "Der Screamin' Lederhosen" and their R&S record have been
scrapped. The musical group plays the opening and closing music of R&S,
which was created in a jam session. Members of the group include
Two new R&S CDs are coming out--check out the product section of this FAQ.