Inspired by this puzzle by Pugmonkey, here is a second set of Twisted TV Titles.

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.

Twelve Twisted TV Titles

Hint for #11:

Aired primarily during the 1960s

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for the link to my original puzzle. It's great that this is continuing! $\endgroup$
    – Pugmonkey
    Mar 9 '18 at 11:15
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    $\begingroup$ @Pugmonkey - I forsee many good things in the future for your puzzle type! It's lots of fun! $\endgroup$
    – BruceWayne
    Mar 9 '18 at 17:21
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, but I don't claim any originality. I didn't consciously copy another puzzle, but I grew up reading GAMES magazine, and this seems like something that might have shown up there. I'm sure its been done before. $\endgroup$
    – Pugmonkey
    Mar 9 '18 at 17:35
  • $\begingroup$ I've seen similar quizzes on for example Sporcle but this one was much better. Most of the answers were really hard to get but obvious when revealed. $\endgroup$ Mar 9 '18 at 19:01
  • $\begingroup$ Has a correct answer been given? If so, please don't forget to $\color{green}{\checkmark \small\text{Accept}}$ it :) $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Mar 19 '18 at 20:49

13 Answers 13


1) (theonetrupath)

NYPD Clue -> NYPD Blue

2) (Pugmonkey)

Newmart -> Newhart

3) (Pugmonkey)

The Punsters -> The Munsters

4) (Bass)

Saturday Night Hive -> Saturday Night Live

5) (L_Church)

Antmaniacs -> Animaniacs

6) (theonetrupath)

America's Funniest Hope/Nome Videos ->America's Funniest Home/Home Videos (Both fit though probably Nome)

7) (theonetrupath)

Lust -> Lost

8) (totallyhuman)

Botman -> Batman

9) (Pugmonkey)

The Magic School Bug -> The Magic School Bus

10) (Peregrine Lennert built off answer by jaxad0127)

Breaking Bae -> Breaking Bad

11) (Rupert Morrish)

Dewitched -> Bewitched

12) (Jaap Scherphuis)

The Daily Shoe -> The Daily Show

  • $\begingroup$ Welp, didn't see BruceWayne's answer, but yeah $\endgroup$ Mar 9 '18 at 17:26
  • $\begingroup$ Major credit goes to BruceWayne $\endgroup$ Mar 9 '18 at 20:50
  • $\begingroup$ Depending on which is the exact one for #'s 2 & 10, it will be changed $\endgroup$ Mar 9 '18 at 20:53


Botman, playing on Batman.

I thought I should answer this one, considering it's my avatar. :P

  • $\begingroup$ Is the avatar you (and OP) used from a show or something? Or did OP happen to find your avatar, and use it? (also, nice answer!) $\endgroup$
    – BruceWayne
    Mar 9 '18 at 16:12
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    $\begingroup$ @BruceWayne This is an image that I made myself, and use as an avatar most everywhere. DLosc asked if they could use it and I let them. $\endgroup$ Mar 9 '18 at 16:16


The Daily Shoe (The Daily Show)


2) big guess:

"Newmart", twisted from "Newhart". I don't see any other way to make the Vermont connection ...


"The Punsters", twisted from "The Munsters"


"The Magic School Bug", twisted from "The Magic School Bus"

  • $\begingroup$ Seems reasonable enough! Now get 9 and 11! $\endgroup$
    – L_Church
    Mar 9 '18 at 14:23
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    $\begingroup$ He's going for it folks :D $\endgroup$
    – L_Church
    Mar 9 '18 at 14:36
  • $\begingroup$ Dang... I just got #9 too. $\endgroup$
    – kaine
    Mar 9 '18 at 14:45

I'm going to go all out here... first answer go easy


Antmaniacs (Animaniacs) (They look pretty manic to me...)


I'll kick it off...


NYPD Clue (NYPD Blue)


America's Funniest Hope Videos ('Home')


Lust (Lost)

Another guess at this one: 11:

The Hood Wife ('Good')

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    $\begingroup$ I think 6 is should be ".... Nome Videos". "Hope" would work better for Arkansas rather than Alaska. $\endgroup$
    – Pugmonkey
    Mar 9 '18 at 10:44
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    $\begingroup$ 7 is actually fairly accurate as just the original show's title... $\endgroup$
    – Joe
    Mar 9 '18 at 11:40
  • $\begingroup$ #11 isn't the intended answer and doesn't fit the clue too well, since rot13(ubbq) is pretty much the opposite of "suburban"... $\endgroup$
    – DLosc
    Mar 29 '18 at 1:36

4 is probably

Saturday Night Hive

  • $\begingroup$ ah, yes, it wasn't stated whose sabbath. $\endgroup$
    – Jasen
    Mar 9 '18 at 7:22


Charged (from Charmed)

(30 chars required)

  • $\begingroup$ Nice! We're done now someone group them up like the previous thread I dont have time :D $\endgroup$
    – L_Church
    Mar 9 '18 at 16:59
  • $\begingroup$ Huh! This was not my intended answer, but it fits surprisingly well. One possible nitpick: does Charmed take place in the suburbs? Wikipedia says it's set in San Francisco. $\endgroup$
    – DLosc
    Mar 9 '18 at 21:33


Breaking Bab or Bae or Bay (Breaking Bad) (Bae from Peregrine Lennert)

  • $\begingroup$ probably preferable since we don't want to call girls bags...? lol $\endgroup$
    – L_Church
    Mar 9 '18 at 15:09
  • $\begingroup$ @L_Church PL457's answer is based on "spill the beans" instead of girlfriend (which mine is). $\endgroup$
    – jaxad0127
    Mar 9 '18 at 15:46
  • $\begingroup$ oh... whoops! whistle whistle $\endgroup$
    – L_Church
    Mar 9 '18 at 15:57
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    $\begingroup$ (SPOILER) bae maybe? (covering up most of the name) $\endgroup$ Mar 9 '18 at 17:21
  • $\begingroup$ And that explains why I had so much trouble with this one - I'm way too old to call anyone "Bae" ... But great answer! $\endgroup$
    – Pugmonkey
    Mar 9 '18 at 17:36

10) (far fetched)

Breaking Bag. / Breaking bad (It contains drugdealers and a broken bag is literally Spilling beans)


Is #11

Dewitched (not a word, AFAIK, though I learned many interesting facts about dew itch while googling it) -> Bewitched


Because Bewitched has a suburban setting and aired primarily in the 1960s (1964 - 1972).

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    $\begingroup$ Yay! That's what I was looking for. (The titles don't have to be words per se--see also #2, #5, and #8.) $\endgroup$
    – DLosc
    Mar 29 '18 at 3:39

I have a few alternative answers:


Superstowe -> Superstore + Stowe Vermont


America's Funniest Nome Videos -> America's Funniest Home Videos but in Nome, Alaska


Sister Robot -> Mister Robot, but this time about Darlene

  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling SE! Hope you stay! $\endgroup$
    – NL628
    Mar 12 '18 at 1:33


eye-robot(i-robot) evil society

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    $\begingroup$ Are you sure you understood the question? Only one letter should be changed in the title of an existing tv show. $\endgroup$ Mar 9 '18 at 9:41

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