This is a puzzle I created for a road rally / puzzle hunt a few years ago. It shouldn't be very difficult but hopefully will be a bit of fun. This is my first puzzle, so I welcome any feedback in the comments.


The creators of this season’s new television shows have clearly run out of ideas. In fact, each of the new shows pictured or described below is a copy of an existing program with the name changed by a single letter. The original shows were popular on American television and may have aired anytime from 1950 to today. Identify the twisted show title and the original.

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    $\begingroup$ This is amazing. Laughing so hard $\endgroup$ – North Mar 8 '18 at 3:22
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    $\begingroup$ I'm very glad you enjoyed it! I knew it wouldn't last long (solved in about 20 minutes), but I hope you had some fun. $\endgroup$ – Pugmonkey Mar 8 '18 at 3:59
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    $\begingroup$ This was really fun. I also like the presentation - the visual aspect is great, the colors and cartoons were super enticing :) $\endgroup$ – puzzledPig Mar 8 '18 at 7:21

Team Answer


"Twin Peaks" => "Twin Beaks", because of the double-beaks.


"How To Get Away With Murder" => "Cow To Get Away With Murder", because it is about a cow.


"The Walking Dead" => "The Walking Head". Found by ttotherat.


"Glee" => "Glue". Found by puzzledPig .


"Dukes of Hazzard" => "Nukes of Hazzard", because it is "Dukes of Hazzard" with atomic weapons(nukes).


"60 Minutes" = "60 Minuses". Found by ttotherat.


"House M.D." => "Horse M.D.". Found by ttotherat Or, alternatively, "Mr. Ed" => "Dr. Ed". Found by Rubio.


"The Big Bang Theory" => "The Big Band Theory". Found by puzzledPig.


"Mad Men" => "Mad Hen", because of the angry hen.


"I Love Lucy" => "I Move Lucy", because it is "I Love Lucy" with relocating.


"Bones" => "Boxes" . Found by ttotherat.


"Two Broke Girls" => "Two Broke Gills" because the fish is having trouble breathing air (obviously).

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    $\begingroup$ 7 could also be -> $\color{white}{\text{Dr. Ed}}$<-? (select to show spoilers) $\endgroup$ – Rubio Mar 8 '18 at 4:38
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    $\begingroup$ Since it's a team effort, you'll probably want to select the "community wiki" checkbox on the edit page. $\endgroup$ – Bass Mar 8 '18 at 7:55
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    $\begingroup$ (When your own contribution is a considerable part of an answer, as here, I don't think there's any need to CW it. QuantumTwinkie appears to have answered 6 of 12 without outside help, and acknowledged the other 6 as coming from their respective solvers; I think making this a CW answer and foregoing the rep benefit of the effort in solving those 6 would be noble, but actually unfair to QuantumTwinkie.) $\endgroup$ – Rubio Mar 8 '18 at 9:01
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    $\begingroup$ House, MD was my intended answer, but good alternate with Dr. Ed. $\endgroup$ – Pugmonkey Mar 8 '18 at 11:24
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    $\begingroup$ @QuantumTwinkie Hope you don't mind the edit. Was just fixing the spelling of Hazzard and had to do more changes so I figured I'd clean up the formatting some $\endgroup$ – Kevin Mar 8 '18 at 15:09

Another partial answer:


The Walking Head, playing off The Walking Dead


60 Minuses, playing off 60 Minutes


Horse, M.D., playing off House, M.D.


Boxes, playing off Bones


Is 4:

Glue? (original: Glee; if you add in a love of paste it would become "glue")

Is 8:

The Big Band Theory? (original: The Big Bang Theory; Glenn Miller is associated with big band music)


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