Nostalgia is one of the best parts of the Internet — especially when it means having easy access to your favorite theme songs. (Think back to a time when you couldn't just Google up the Perfect Strangers theme to brighten your day. How did we do it?) Here at mental_floss, though, we like to give things a little twist, so here are some beloved theme songs — on the tuba.
Super Mario Brothers Theme
YouTube user tubadylan is the man behind more than a few videos of popular tunes on tubas. But this one is my favorite!
Pink Panther Theme
This trio of players give a boisterous rendition to an old-school TV tune.
Star Wars Theme
"The Imperial March" has never sounded quite so ominous!
Family Guy Theme
Lightening it up a bit, TubaPeter performs his rendition of the introduction to Seth McFarlane's irreverent cartoon.
Benny Hill Theme
Trust me when I tell you that one viewing of this video and you'll be whistling the song all day long.
There is something oddly mesmerizing about the music from Tetris. Let's hope repeated viewings of this video don't give you that weird seeing-Tetris-when-you-close-your-eyes thing. (That's not just me, right?)
A rare female tuba player tackles her favorite video game's theme music.
This video is one hundred times more entertaining that the 2010 film version of The A-Team.
Take the gun, leave the large brass instrument!