Nick Cearley: "Thank You For Being a Friend," Bernadette Peters. This is the best version of this song you will ever hear. Long before it was a television theme song, Bernadette was living for her life with this arrangement, which also transports me to the Studio 54 days of disco gone by. The Skivvies concept was born from two best friends who liked to make people happy through eccentric musical choices. This song is all of that personified musically.