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Theme Tune

Season 1

The first 17 episodes of season 1 feature a spooky harpsichord and strings styled theme tune, credited in the episode descriptions to Emily Rocheleau.

In episodes 18 and 19, after Abby joined as a player, the opening music changed to solo piano with a moody intro leading into a jaunty main theme, credited in the episode descriptions to Abigail Cross (sometimes credited as "Ab-Bowie Cross"). The jaunty piano theme was used as the outro music too. In episode 20 the opening music featured the same moody piano into, but the jaunty piano was replaced by a jaunty accordion/concertina playing in the style of an eastern European folk tune. The jaunty piano was kept as the outro music, and it stayed that way for the next 140-odd episodes, until the end of season 1.

Speaking about her theme especially for this wiki, Abby kindly provided the following, via the PFD community discord:

"When I first learned the title of the podcast was Pork Fried Dice, my brain immediately turned to that most juvenile and delightful of two-finger piano ditties, "Chopsticks". But the spirit of the tune seemed too spritely for Ravenloft, so I decided to slow it down several hundred notches and overlay a minor mode, with a nod to, perhaps, a cheap knock-off version of a Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody?... Tongue was firmly placed in cheek, as usual. I had even more fun doing a version of it for accordion!"

Season 2

The theme tune for season 2 is an instrumental version of Abby's original song Under the Shelter of Steed Corral, which featured in episode 171: So You Guys Are Gonna Be The Balloons Now? when the cast attempted to sing it together over video chat. The results were.... mixed.

The origin of the song was something that Greg said in the season 1 episode 109: But Are the Bees Hot? The party were on their way to the Amber Temple, navigating a path which clung to the mountainside. When Eric was telling the group they could walk single-file, Abby was worried about how Steed would traverse this dangerous road. She then realised that Raphina and Lank could happily walk underneath him. "Protect you from falling rocks." says Alex. "A convenient shelter." agrees Abby. Greg suggests "We could take turns carrying each other and each one, while being carried, could take a short rest. Under the shelter of Steed Corral." Abby suggested this would be a great refrain to a folk song. I'm not writing it right now." KT says she has to do it and Eric says that can be her homework for next week.

The lyrics to the song are:

Because I am little I go where I please
Under the shelter of Steed Corral
Drinking my twig tea and eating peace cheese
Under the shelter of Steed Corral

It might rain down boulders, it might rain down rain
Under the shelter of Steed Corral
But nary a pebble shall strike my brain
Under the shelter of Steed Corral

If Lank fits the contours of Batthwack’s leg
Under the shelter of Steed Corral
I'll stay here alone with my nest of eggs
Under the shelter of Steed Corral

Victor continues to whine and to bitch
Under the shelter of Steed Corral
I hope that he never becomes a lich
Under the shelter of Steed Corral

We have to hike single file up this hill
Under the shelter of Steed Corral
The least pleased of any of course is Will
Under the shelter of Steed Corral

We travel this pass round the mountain pass
Under the shelter of Steed Corral
And all Will can see is this horse’s ass!
Under the shelter of Steed Corral

Featured Music

The following are lists of music referred to in the podcast. Sometimes these are just references made by the cast during play, but occasionally listeners are treated to a recap performed to the tune of a well known song, but with the lyrics changed.

Season 1

Song Title Original Artist Notes Cast Member Episode
Yakety Sax (from The Benny Hill Show) Boots Randolph Suggested as a soundtrack to various imagined farcical mishaps with Ismark and Ireena's father's coffin Eric 14: The Attempted Pike Poke
Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) Alan Menken / Howard Ashman Suggested when Will is handing out dream pastries. Greg says "I'm imagining the beginning of Beauty and the Beast where everyone's popping out of their windows." KT: "There goes that weird man with his bag like always!" Eric: "...With his bag of drug pies!" Greg: "...Bag of children!" Greg / KT / Eric 16: How's the Sentence Happening?
100-1000 Questions (from Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) Keith Strachan Eric's regular call to arms for the players! Eric 17: Village of Bologna (first appearance)
The Bare Necessities Bruce Reitherman, Phil Harris When the group are intimidated by a flock of ravens, Abby suggests Batthwack rub his shell on the tree, "Like The Bare Necessities" says KT. KT 19: Does Anybody Have A Tent?
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley This was the song that Goran sang to try and charm the ravens into leaving them alone. Jose 19: Does Anybody Have A Tent?

Season 2

Listen to the playlist on Spotify!

Song Title Original Artist Notes Cast Member Episode
"Reveille" bugle call Anon Eric's wake up call to the players for the first few episodes of season 2 Eric 164: A Star Trek-Themed Campaign
The Good Ship Lollipop Shirley Temple Recap song parody Eric 167: Amazing Jewel. Ry. Piece. Of. Artifact.
My Favourite Things (from The Sound of Music) Julie Andrews Recap song parody KT 169: Schrödinger's Grandma
Under The Shelter of Steed Corral Abby! An entirely original, old Barovian folk tune Abby 171: So You Guys Are Gonna Be The Balloons Now?
Lorelei Styx Greg refers to the song after an NPC of the same name was mentioned Greg 174: 37 YEARS!
Wayne's World Theme Mike Myers, Dana Carvey The theme featured briefly at the beginning of a whole Wayne's World recap parody Eric 176: Will's Never Met a Trout OR a God
Waterfalls TLC KT references the song when Eric says the group are ''talking waterfalls" KT 177: You're The Best Turtle I Know
Get Me to the Church on Time (from My Fair Lady) Stanley Holloway KT references the song when Will asks Batthwack to deliver him to Tivoli: "Get me to Tivoli on time!" KT 177: You're The Best Turtle I Know
Brave Sir Robin Monty Python KT and Eric are immediately put in mind of this song when Greg suggests Batthwack should play a fife while walking behind Will (as his bodyguard) KT and Eric 178: It's a Good Thing Raphina Is a Notary
Morning Mood (from "Peer Gynt", Op. 23) Edvard Grieg Eric hums the opening tune to this when the sun rises after the first night the party realise they can't sleep. Eric 178: It's a Good Thing Raphina Is a Notary
Going Up The Country Canned Heat Recap song parody Eric 180: Nobody Could Be Happy In a Cave
Gaston (from Beauty and the Beast) Alan Menken / Howard Ashman Speaking of the shock news that Brom was a dwarf, KT said "How would I know that? He looks like Gaston!" Later Alex wrote in his notes about eating five dozen eggs, a reference to this song. Alex 181: All The Diagnoses Are Just Gonna Be Episode Titles
Pinball Wizard The Who Abby mentions the song after Raphina (disguised as a lizard baby) bounces around the room like a pinball lizard! Abby 182: The Number One Unspoken Rule of Pork Fried Dice
The Water Is Wide Trad. One of the songs on Mo's album that sponsored this episode, Now That's What I Call Music: Lizardfolk Songs, Volume One, was "The Water Is Wide And We Built A Lair Underneath It" Eric 183: Rank the Taste of These Meats
Puff, the Magic Dragon Peter, Paul and Mary Another song from Mo's album of lizardfolk songs: "Puff The Magic Dragon Is My Cousin" Eric 183: Rank the Taste of These Meats
The Times They Are A-Changin' Bob Dylan Another song from Mo's album of lizardfolk songs: "For The Most Times We Are A-Raging" Eric 183: Rank the Taste of These Meats
The Sound of Silence Simon & Garfunkel Another song from Mo's album of lizardfolk songs: "The Sound of Violence (It’s the perfect lullaby since we love to kick our children around)" Eric 183: Rank the Taste of These Meats
If I Were A Carpenter Tim Hardin Another song from Mo's album of lizardfolk songs: "If I Were A Carpenter I Wouldn’t Have To Eat Pickled Snakes" Eric 183: Rank the Taste of These Meats
Tangled up in Blue Bob Dylan Another song from Mo's album of lizardfolk songs: "Tangled Up In A Blue Luminescent Lobster Claw" Eric 183: Rank the Taste of These Meats
This Land is Your Land Trad. Another song from Mo's album of lizardfolk songs: "This Land Is Our Land Stay Out Or We Stab You" Eric 183: Rank the Taste of These Meats
Leaving on a Jet Plane John Denver Another song from Mo's album of lizardfolk songs: "Leaving On A Jet Plane Because People Keep Stabbing Me" Eric 183: Rank the Taste of These Meats
If I Had a Hammer (Hammer Song) Trad. Another song from Mo's album of lizardfolk songs: "If I Had Hammer I Would Still Choose Knife So I Could Stab You" Eric 183: Rank the Taste of These Meats
Scarborough Fair Trad. Another song from Mo's album of lizardfolk songs: "Are You Going To Chilchirah’s Lair? (and the answer to that song is yes, we go to Chilchirah’s lair to stab and gut and eat!)" Eric 183: Rank the Taste of These Meats
Take a Chance on Me ABBA Abby used the phrase "somebody took a chance" and Eric played in the song! Eric 183: Rank the Taste of These Meats
Hot Blooded Foreigner When KT heard the beginning of Eric's backing track for his Revolution parody, they thought it was this song! KT 184: Stonesaw Chainsaw
Revolution The Beatles Recap song parody Eric 184: Stonesaw Chainsaw
Save The Best For Last Vanessa Williams KT's candidate for a recap song parody KT 189: We Do Not Dip Our Toes Into The Cheese
1812 Overture (Finale) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Hummed by Greg after Eric plays the cannon sound effect to stop the arguing over who's doing their recap first Greg 190: Apothecary Dictionary
River Joni Mitchell Recap song parody Abby 190: Apothecary Dictionary
Row Row Row Your Boat Eliphalet Oram Lyte Recap song parody KT 190: Apothecary Dictionary
Under The Sea (from The Little Mermaid) Samuel E. Wright Recap song parody Eric 190: Apothecary Dictionary
Mr. Cellophane (from Chicago) Barney Martin Recap song parody KT 194: Pineapples and Foreign Policy
The Best Tina Turner I had to include this one... A Ko-Fi thank you song for me! KT and Eric 195: Open Up and Eat the Rainbow!
Particle Man They Might Be Giants Recap song parody Abby 195: Open Up and Eat the Rainbow!
Paper Planes M.I.A. Recap song parody Eric 200: Abby, We Hear Your Face!
You're So Vain Carly Simon Referred to in Episode 202's title Abby 202: I Bet You Think This Pneumatic Tube Is About You
I Drink Alone George Thorogood and the Destroyers Recap song parody Eric 203: Wa-Marko
Blue's Skidoo Blue's Clues Referred to in Episode 205's title Eric 205: Dew Skidoo, We Can Too!
Play Blue's Clues Blue's Clues Recap song parody Eric 206: A Duffel Bag of Tootsie Rolls
Scarborough Fair Trad. Abby suggested this song for a recap with the lyrics "Are you going to Chilchirah's Lair?" In fact, it featured on Mo's album of lizardfolk songs! Is this where he got the idea? See above. Abby 208: Poetic Lichen
The Candy Man (from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory) Aubrey Woods Recap song parody KT 208: Poetic Lichen
Ballad Of Davy Crockett (from Walt Disney's Davy Crockett) Fess Parker Recap song parody Eric 216: Roomcreamer
Stuck In The Middle With You Stealers Wheel Recap song parody KT 219: Everybody's So Horny Tonight
Days Of Our Lives Theme Albertine, Boyce and Hart Abby hums the tune and tells a story about her dogs dancing to it Abby 219: Everybody's So Horny Tonight
Sara Starship Recap song parody Abby 220: Turtles Are Highly Flammable
We Didn't Start the Fire Billy Joel Recap song parody KT and Eric 221: These People Deserve to Be Roasted in Their Beds!
Duck Tales Theme Mark Mueller Eric sings a parody of the theme tune after being reminded of Will's sea of coins "Every day they're out there making Batthwack a jerk!" Eric 224: Pork Fried Dice: A Pay-To-Play Game
Beethoven (soundtrack from the 1992 movie) Randy Edelman KT sings the tune after Eric suggests Mo dragging Will through the streets could be the next instalment in the Beethoven movie franchise Eric 225: The Dead Among You Have Nothing to Fear
Just Around the Riverbend (from Pocahontas) Judy Kuhn Alex suggests Batthwack is singing this song as they sail down the Beartoggle Alex 227: Cloaca-wocka!
Colors of the Wind (from Pocahontas) Judy Kuhn Eric says Mo is singing this song, following Alex's suggestion of Just Around the Riverbend Eric 227: Cloaca-wocka!
Mr. Blue Sky Electric Light Orchestra Eric describes the party walking backwards up the rainbow to some kind of musical soundtrack. Abby sings something from The Wizard of Oz, but he says this song popped into his head. Eric 230: What WAS Your Job?
Wipe Out The Safaris Abby mentions the song after hearing Eric's maniacal laugh as Farella. Abby 231: Kneel Down and Touch Mo!
Personal Jesus Depeche Mode Episode 231's title is a quote from Eric who was singing to this tune Eric 231: Kneel Down and Touch Mo!
Starman Theme (from Super Mario Bros.) Koji Kondo Eric was looking for sounds to bring everyone back from the break and Alex suggested this to accompany "Little Batthwack running around the forest" Alex 233: Leave It To Three Loaf Cleaver
Thank You For Being A Friend Andrew Gold A thank you song parody "Thank You for Giving Us Bread" for Ko-fi supporters, Monty, Chris, Miranda, Jesse, Emma and Beth! Eric & KT 234: The Halter Top of Eyes
In Da Club 50 Cent Recap song parody Eric 234: The Halter Top of Eyes
White Room Cream KT stumbled and nearly refers to Clapton Clockface and Eric sings "In the pottery room, with a deer hide curtain" to the tune of this song. Eric 234: The Halter Top of Eyes
Let It Grow (from the 2012 film Dr. Seuss' The Lorax) Cinco Paul, John Powell KT likens Will to The Once-ler from The Lorax, and Eric joins in for a rendition of "Let it die, let it die, let it shrivel up and die!" KT & Eric 235: Titles Are For the Birds
Badger Badger Badger Mr Weebl Eric's closing remark "You head off to the southeast in search of fucking badgers" prompts Denise to start an impromptu singalong to this classic internet meme. Everybody! 235: Titles Are For the Birds
Hip Hop Dance Coach Z KT and Eric perform a section of this in a post-credit chat about Homestar Runner merch! KT & Eric 235: Titles Are For the Birds
Scarborough Fair Trad. Recap song parody (and the third time this song has come up! See above!) Eric 236: I've Met Fate Many Time!
Love Shack The B-52's KT sang this when the Very Virile Badger's voice morphed into Fred Schneider from the B-52's. KT 236: I've Met Fate Many Time!
Everywhere You Look (the theme from Full House) Jesse Frederick KT hummed the last two bars of this when Eric was complaining he couldn't use his soundboard (they didn't roll a natural 1). KT: "We're not even like Full House fans, but there's something..." Eric: "Hey!! Speak for yourself!" KT: "Oh my god I'm sorry John Stamos" Eric: "Michelle Tanner is my Petronus!" KT 240: Does The Mutually Match the Exclusive?
Jump Kriss Kross Denise suggests the song after Will learns he has a Ring of Jumping Denise 243: His Current Loincloth
Jump Van Halen See above, this was Eric's suggestion! Eric 243: His Current Loincloth
Pump Up The Jam Technotronic KT/Will: "Mo, you're the greatest. You're like our mascot. I don't think you're good or evil. You're just right in the middle. You're just like pumping up the jams with your rainbow..." Eric/Mo: "I do no understand" KT/Will: "It's a song from Tivoli! You've never heard that? I would have thought it would have spread, it was catchy." KT 244: Saying Someone Sucks Is Evil
Hotel California The Eagles Recap song parody KT and Eric 247: He Still Doesn't Know He's on a Podcast
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen African-American Spiritual Raphina sings the first phrase in her character introduction with some alternative lyrics Abby 248: I'm Bloodhorn Leghorn and I'm a Sheep
Chim Chim Cher-ee Dick Van Dyke KT briefly sings the song when Eric first mentions The Sooty Gang and Abby suggests they could be a gang of rogue chimney cleaners. KT 250: A Foil Bag of Cranks
Getting To Know You Rodgers & Hammerstein Eric sings the song after the dean of Beartoggle University says "I'm just getting to know you!" Eric 251: 50% Milk
Karma Chameleon Culture Club The first of four Ko-fi thank you songs for tibbytabu! Eric & KT 252: The Pied Piper of Puppetry
We Don't Talk About Bruno Lin-Manuel Miranda The second thank you song for tibbytabu Eric & KT 252: The Pied Piper of Puppetry
Susie-Q Creedence Clearwater Revival The third thank you song for tibbytabu Eric & KT 252: The Pied Piper of Puppetry
My Name Is Eminem The fourth thank you song for tibbytabu Eric & KT 252: The Pied Piper of Puppetry
Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love They Might Be Giants Alex is put in mind of the song after Gwen's alarming crystalline encounter Alex 256: SmareSmoggle
The Unforgiven Metallica Recap song parody Alex 257: Majestically Boring
Jet Song (from West Side Story) Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Abby sings this when the group are coming up with gang names Abby 258: Raphina and the Woims
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Paul Simon Recap song parody KT 259: Fred Greenman
That's What Makes the World Go Round (from The Sword in the Stone) Richard M. Sherman / Robert B. Sherman KT mentions the song when Will is swimming in the Beartoggle River polymorphed into a fish KT 261: I Popped SO MANY Water Balloons!
Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind Gwen's "third eye is blind" when casting Detect Magic on the remnants of the orb Eric 262: On Your Marks, Get Set, STAIRCASE!
Christmas Time Is Here Vince Guaraldi Trio A minor recurring meme in PFD is a character hanging their head and doing the sad Charlie Brown walk, often accompanied by this tune. In this episode, Batthwack did this after Gwen reminded him of accidentally killing someone when casting the wrong spell Alex 262: On Your Marks, Get Set, STAIRCASE!
Who Stole The Keeshka? Walter Dana and Walter Solek Denise suggests this for the Grand Staircase Footrace's polka music Denise 262: On Your Marks, Get Set, STAIRCASE!
Chariots Of Fire Vangelis Abby imagines this as the soundtrack to Gwen running the Staircase race, her hair flowing in the wind Abby 262: On Your Marks, Get Set, STAIRCASE!
Runnin' Down A Dream Tom Petty Recap song parody Abby 263: I Need Some More...Rhinoplasty
You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly! (from Peter Pan) Sammy Cahn and Sammy Fain Will cast Fly on Batthwack during the staircase race and this was Eric's imagined reaction for Batthwack Eric 263: I Need Some More...Rhinoplasty
Through The Fire And Flames DragonForce This song wasn't actually referenced in the show, but Gwen's dash through the inferno at the top of the Grand Staircase inspired this song in the minds of at least three PFD fans (Kelly from NJ, Fenriz & PheonixBurner) independently of each other! PFD Fans 264: Slaad Dressing
Take Me Home, Country Roads John Denver Recap song parody KT 265: Non-Conductive Plated Butt Cover
Whistle Stop Roger Miller KT sang this when Eric suggested they each hear their own personal twerking music! KT 267: Mo’s Riding Steed on the Lake in My Dreams
The Hampster Dance Song Hampton The Hampster When KT sung Whistle Stop, this was what everyone else thought they were singing KT 267: Mo’s Riding Steed on the Lake in My Dreams
Dance the Night Away Van Halen Eric sang this when KT said "Twerk the ire away" after Eric suggested Gwen alleviate her Rage with a quick twerk Eric 267: Mo’s Riding Steed on the Lake in My Dreams
I Think We're Alone Now Tiffany Recap song parody Abby 268: Basement, Casement, Familiar Facement
Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better Irving Berlin Raphina played this on her new kazoo, a.k.a. Instrument of Illusions Abby 270: Nothing Like a Juicy Amethyst!
You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch Thurl Ravenscroft Abby sang a line from this ("I'd take the seasick crocodile!") after Will compared himself to the scowling face on his new Tankard of Sobriety. The lyrics go "You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Grinch / Given a choice between the two of you I'd take the seasick crocodile!" Abby 270: Nothing Like a Juicy Amethyst!

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