Yeah, so maybe I'll do a node someday for The Patty Duke Show. Help yourself, if you're so inclined. It does seem odd, in retrospect, that ABC, going for the youth market in its programming in those days (the great Ms. Duke was still in her mid-teens at the time, IIRC -- she was the original Moesha sorta), would let this loud, cheesy, old-school theme song slip by -- the close, vocal-group harmonies were more suited to selling boxes of Rinso White (on the radio, circa 1947) or a brand-new '52 DeSoto. The only concession to "youth" was the generic yé-yé rhythm section underneath "Our Patty loves to rock and roll". Small wonder the song Cathy did in one episode was a cover of Herman's Hermits' "I'm Henry VIII I Am" -- a lame novelty song by a group that was the antithesis, among beat groups, of the Stones.

Meet Cathy, who's lived most everywhere,
From Zanzibar to Barclay Square.

But Patty's only seen the sights
A girl can see from Brooklyn Heights --
What a crazy pair!

But they're cousins,
Identical cousins all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.

Where Cathy adores a minuet,
The Ballets Russes, and crepes suzette,

Our Patty loves to rock and roll,
A hot dog makes her lose control --
What a wild duet!

Still, they're cousins,
Identical cousins and you'll find,
They laugh alike, they walk alike,
At times they even talk alike --
You can lose your mind,
When cousins are two of a kind.

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