Now: Big Bang Theory
Almost: Lenny, Penny and Kenny (Sheldon’s name was nearly Kenny)
Did they make the right choice? The original title was a bit of a tongue Twister, and it’s hard to imagine Sheldon being called anything else. Plus, even the biggest geek is going to cringe at asking “So, did you watch Lenny, Penny and Kenny last night?”
Almost: Insomnia Cafe, Six of One, Across the Hall
Did they make the right choice? Definitely. Friends is clear, catchy and is easy to translate. Insomnia Cafe sounds like a terrible band.
Did they make the right choice? The show was great but viewers were lost, and the finale went nowhere… so either would have been a fitting title.
Now: The Good Wife
Almost: Leave the bastard, The Whole Truth, In the Spotlight, Scandalous
Did the make the right choice? Leave the Bastard is certainly grabby, but the other two options are a little too generic. The Good Wife is definitely the most intriguing and unusual.
Did the make the right choice? Oil could have meant black gold but it could also have been of the olive, engine or massage variety. Too vague, and potentially creepy.
Now: Hannah Montana
Almost: Alexis Texas
Did they make the right choice? Well, they’re basically the same title but with different names and locations… but Hannah Montana rhymes better.
Now: New Girl
Almost: Chicks and Dicks
Did they make the right choice? Well, the working title was certainly catchy but New Girl is more PG and less, well… suggestive.
Now: Buffy the Vampire Slayer