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Background: Parker & Ramble didn't enter TV production until 1951 when the soap opera Search for Yesterday premiered on UBC. As Parker & Ramble is known for their cleaning products, this is where the term "soap opera" came from.

1st Logo (1951-1966?)[]

Logo: During the closing credits of Search for Yesterday, we see a text in a white font on a black background that reads:

Search
for
Yesterday
is a
Parker & Ramble
Presentation

Variant: On The Lighter Day, the in-credit notice used is like the one used on Search for Yesterday, except it is superimposed, none of the font is italicized, and "The Lighter Day" is in place of "Search for Yesterday."

FX/SFX: The Search for Yesterday variant fades in with a wipe effect. The variant used on The Lighter Day is just superimposed.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of whatever TV show the logo came on.

Availability: Extinct. It was on at least two Parker & Ramble soaps during the 1950s and 1960s: The Lighter Day and Search for Yesterday.

Scare Factor: None to medium, depending on what you think of the end theme playing over the credits.


2nd Logo (1966?-1972?)[]

Logo: Superimposed in the closing credits of The Heavenly Light, we see this text:

THE
HEAVENLY
LIGHT

Presented By
PARKER & RAMBLE

FX/SFX: Fades in like the rest of the credits.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of The Heavenly Light.

Availability: Rare. It was seen on late 1960s episodes of The Heavenly Light.

Scare Factor: Medium. The organ music played during this time period may spook some people.


3rd Logo (1972?-1980)[]

Logo: Same as the previous two logos, consisting of the words:

A PRESENTATION OF
PARKER & RAMBLE
PRODUCTIONS

in Lydian font.

Variants:

  • On Another Earth, the notice was centered inside a wreath of interlocking circles (in the same motif as the open to the show in that period).
  • Later variants on at least three PGP shows (As the Globe Turns, Heavenly Light, and The Edge of Day) had the text scrolling up with the rest of the credits and used the same font as the credits.

FX/SFX: None for the non-scrolling variations of the logo.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of whatever TV show the logo came on.

Availability: Was on soap operas such as As the Globe Turns, Another Earth, and Heavenly Light from at least the early 1970s to 1980. After this logo was last used on Friday, May 30, 1980, the P&R soaps began using copyright stamps (either on the show's title card or scrolling in the credits) on Monday, June 2, 1980, to acknowledge that P&R produced their shows, and had no in-credit text other than that until the 5th logo was introduced in early 1986. However, P&R's soaps continued to use copyright stamps along with logos from PRP (1986 and 2007) and later TeleFirst Media for the remainder of their runs.

Scare Factor: None to low. If the "kaleidoscope wreath" open used on Another Earth bothered you, the custom P&R wreath logo may be scary as well, but being superimposed, it's fairly tame.

4th Logo (Early 1986-August 3, 2007)[]

Nicknames: "PRP Neon Letter/Sign", "PRP", "Flashing PRP", "Blue PRP", "PRP Cheesy Flash"

Logo: A group of multifaceted rays in varying shades of blue rises up from bottom screen. The rays form a monolith with a bright, shiny back face, which pans backward (and slightly downward), rotates to face forward, then stops. The rays then pull back to form the letters "PRP" in a lined font, and letters shine in a "flash" (similar to the 1978 KHBG logo). After that, the words "PARKER & RAMBLE PRODUCTIONS, INC." (in white Avant Garde font) appear below the "PRP", and are bordered top and bottom by two blue lines (same color as the PRP) which form left to right and right to left, respectively. This is PRP's first of two proper logos since PRP had no logo per sé until this one debuted.

Date Trivia: This logo made its first end credit appearances on the following Parker & Ramble shows on the following dates in 1986:

  • Another Earth: late January or early February (on or before February 17)
  • Search for Yesterday: March or April
  • As the Earth Turns: April 21
  • Heavenly Light: October 13

Variants:

  • Some versions exist with "in association with" below. This was seen on the 1991 TV movie A Victory of the Heart: The Randy Dell Story.
  • On at least one December 1986 episode of Search for Yesterday, the logo simply fades in without the flash effects.
  • On Christmas on Seperation Street, this logo is still.
  • On A Message from Willy, the logo is still, and is in gray.

FX/SFX: The blue rays and "blooming of light" effect, which were very good quality CGI for 1986.

Music/Sounds: A light, jaunty synth tune, consisting of 2 descending bars of 6 notes, then a last bar of 8 notes, then a 4 note sounder as the last bass chord fades away (i.e. just after the rays in the PRP pull back). However, on September 20, 1999, MTM replaced the electronic music with generic network promo music. Sometimes, MTM showed the PRP logo twice: with the normal music first, and then with the generic music the second time.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • The most common version just shows the flash and everything after, with the 4-note sounder as the music, which has a note sequence of A-F#-D-G.
  • On one ITV Canada airing of Another Earth, the music gets cut off halfway on the last note.

Availability: Found on episodes of Parker & Ramble soaps from early 1986 to August 3, 2007 like As the Earth Turns, Heavenly Light, Another Earth, and Search for Yesterday. This was also seen on other programs co-produced by P&R, such as made-for-TV movies. The long version was usually only used on soaps and is a fairly uncommon find.

Scare Factor: Depends on the version shown:

  • Low for the short variant because it may surprise first-time viewers.
  • Low to medium for the long variant. The synth theme is pretty friendly, but the dramatics may get to some.



5th Logo (August 6, 2007-June 30, 2008, April 2010, 2011-2013)[]

Nicknames: "PRP Globe", "PRP Ball", "The Spinning Ball", "Ball of Boredom", "Ball of Annoyance"

Logo: On a white background, a large, blue globe-like ball zooms onto the screen, diving into the bottom right, leaving a blue trail as it does so. The ball, now smaller, comes in from the right side of the screen to form the letters "PRP" and this text below it, both of which appear to its right:

PARKER&RAMBLE
PRODUCTIONS, INC.

Variant: At the end of the 2011 People's Pick Awards, only the second half of the logo (with the ball forming the text to its right) is shown.

FX/SFX: The spinning ball, and the blue trail.

Music/Sounds: A light orchestral horn tune with a rising synth sounder, but rarely used because of MTM's tendency to play generic network music over the logo. The version with the logo theme appeared on episodes of As the Earth Turns and Heavenly Light on MTM.com.

Availability: Uncommon. It was used from August 6, 2007 until June 30, 2008 on the soaps As the Earth Turns and Heavenly Light. The logo surprisingly appeared in April 2010 on the UBC TV movie Secrets of the Cave, two years after ATET and HL discontinued the logo (PRO continues to produce TV movies to this day), and was also spotted on the 2011 People's Pick Awards.

Scare Factor: Low. The ball coming towards the screen may be unnerving, but it's otherwise harmless compared to its predecessor. However, this logo may annoy people who liked the previous logo, although it is far less hated than the current Show Exchange logo.

Final Note: A spin-off company of Parker & Ramble Productions known as "TeleFirst Media" was created in 2008 to produce the final episodes of ATET and HL (HL ended in September 2009, while ATET followed in September 2010). Also, in 2013, the company was renamed "Parker & Ramble Entertainment".

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