Turning the deeply bleak and dark political thriller House Of Cards into a sitcom sounds like no easy feat, but the band TalkFine has expertly done so with its alternate theme song. The re-imagined intro sequence features a peppy ‘90s-sitcom-style theme song that recasts Frank Underwood as a misunderstood guy just trying to get by in Washington: “In Washington, there’s a guy named Frank. And everybody knows his name. He’s a lot of fun, oh, he’s playing games. Like when he threw this chick in front of a train.”
It’s a bizarrely effective remix of the show’s tone. Plus, at just under a minute, it’s infinitely shorter than the actual House Of Cards intro sequence, which seems criminally long for a series that’s intended to be binge-watched. The notorious threesome scene also makes a brief appearance.