Well, most probably because my daughter is nuts about it, and she has been watching it for most of her life—all 2 years of it! You know what though, at first that stuffed bear will get to you—with his stupidity and all—but you’ll learn to love him anyway.
What’s important is that it has a great theme song. And by great I mean something that you’ll memorize within a couple of episodes, and something you’ll be singing along with your kids. Yes, my daughter can barely speak but she can mouth the words to this theme from start to finish.
Now, while the show itself is considerably “moonlighting as a musical,” the scope of this post is limited to the opening theme only—for now, at least. Props, however, to the effort of creating a short and unique song for every episode—usually based on the title or plot.
So, the theme song is credited (lyrics) to the show’s creator Ford Riley. The vocals is courtesy of American actor and singer Joseph “Joey” Gian. Gian is known for his role in the television series Knots Landing, and for winning Star Search in 1986 (he’s currently 51 years old).
The song is commercially available on Amazon.com as a single-song download entitled “Special Agent Oso Theme”.
Might as well post a complete episode so not only can you check out the theme, but the other songs as well—and some entertainment for the bored! (Another favorite: “Three Special Steps” at 3:39)
Special Agent Oso theme song lyrics
Paw Pilot: Special alert! Special alert!
Meet Special Agent Oso, the unique stuffed bear
He’s on a special assignment, to help a kid somewhere
And with help from you, there’s nothing he can’t do
He’s oh so special (Mr. Dos: Hurry, Special Agent Oso!)
Oh, so special (Special Agent Oso: Sounds like a plan)
When he’s on the scene, he’ll do all he can
Learning brand new skills, facing danger and thrills
Special Agent Oso: It’s all part of the plan!
He’s oh so special (Paw Pilot: Hurry, Oso!)
Oh, so special (Paw Pilot: Way to go!)
Special agent (Paw Pilot: special, special, special agent, special, special agent) Oso!
There you go! By the way, Oso is voiced by Sean Astin from Lord of the Rings. Interesting.