“Reboot” creator Steven Levitan has long been a fixture of comedy TV. His writer and producer credits include “Wings,” “Frasier,” and “The Larry Sanders Show,” but he’s perhaps best known for creating “Modern Family” (via IMDb). With that experience under his belt, Levitan was more than qualified to imagine a theme song for “Reboot.” “I wrote it, and it was just so fun,” Levitan told Collider. “It’s so fun to write insipid things.” Levitan took cues from series like “Full House” and “My Two Dads,” using the squeaky clean series as a jumping-off point. “I listened to a few of those old theme songs and I knew I wanted it to sound ridiculously authentic to that time,” he said.
The “Reboot” theme song started as a voice recording, which Levitan then forwarded to friend and musician Rick Cowling. “Within three hours, he sent it back to me, fully orchestrated with him singing it. I was like, ‘This is absolutely 100% perfect.'” The alchemy between Levitan and Cowling may have been a little too perfect, the creator admits, because the end product is dangerously catchy. “It gets in your ear,” warned Levitan. “Be careful, everybody.”