If the opening bars of this song sound eerily familiar to you, and you grew up in Southern California in the late-1970s/early-1980s, rest assured - you're not going crazy! As confirmed by the folks over at IMDB
, an instrumental version of "Reminiscing" was used as the theme to (channel 5) KTLA's Family Film Festival
, hosted by Tom Hatten. However, it was used without permission, so they eventually replaced it with their own jazzed-up theme and intro. Tom Hatten also hosted The Popeye Show
on the same station, drawing cartoons between episodes. This might be why you flashed on a mental image of Olive Oyl or Swee' Pea as soon as you heard the hook!