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Inspired by the original Twisted TV Titles and its follow-up, I came up with a similar puzzle. This one builds on the idea of Mondegreens - misheard lyrics (like “Excuse me while I kiss this guy” instead of “Excuse me while I kiss the sky”). This is misheard TV Show Titles.

I’ll give a description of what the show could be, and you can give the misheard title, along with the real show title. For example:

Clue: Linda never realized how much she relied on her android until she lost it

Answer: Missed Her Robot - Real title: Mister Robot

Clues

  1. A story about herbed black tea - Clue: This one is way simpler than you think. If you just name a black tea, you'll likely get it right!
  2. The creator of X-Files and Breaking Bad opens an optometry clinic
  3. Briefly looking at clones
  4. From The Darjeeling Limited to Rushmore, we learn all about this director’s universe
  5. Due to the bartender - Clue: This refers to a well-known bartender on a show that is currently airing (as of March, 2018) - Clue 2: It refers to a very animated bartender
  6. Will definitely stay closed without a key
  7. Broken Buildings
  8. Wander around
  9. A man who never drives during the day
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    $\begingroup$ About that "Excuse me while I..." line: I was pretty sure Jimi Hendrix played with words on that line intentionally after the original release. Not sure if it counts as misheard if it is kind of intentional. $\endgroup$ – Ian Mar 12 '18 at 6:59
  • $\begingroup$ Due to the bartender = Bar tab? Thinking too much I guess :D $\endgroup$ – Nikhil Eshvar Mar 12 '18 at 7:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Ian irrelevant, as we know what the op is talking about $\endgroup$ – TrojanByAccident Mar 12 '18 at 15:47
  • $\begingroup$ @TrojanByAccident It was literally just a comment. $\endgroup$ – Ian Mar 13 '18 at 7:07
  • $\begingroup$ Well known animated bartender - could be "Moe" in the "The Simpsons", I know nothing about airing dates when shows air wherever user1118321 lives. could be "Howard" in "Family Guy" - but less well known. $\endgroup$ – Jasen Mar 24 '18 at 4:18

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Answers so far:

1) A story about herbed black tea

The Chai => The Chi BruceWayne

2) The creator of X-Files and Breaking Bad opens an optometry clinic

Vince Gilligan opens an optometry clinic => Gilligan's Eye Land => Gilligan's Island - PuzzledPig

3) Briefly looking at clones

Twin peeks => Twin Peaks - Alconja

4) From The Darjeeling Limited to Rushmore, we learn all about this director’s universe

Wes Anderson's universe => Wes' world => Westworld - Somebody

5) Due to the bartender

`Cuz Mo => Cosmos - Cgz

6) Will definitely stay closed without a key

Sure-locked => Sherlock - Xenocacia

7) Broken Buildings

Faulty towers => Fawlty Towers - Kobi

8) Wander around

Roam => Rome - PuzzledPig

9) A man who never drives during the day

Night rider => Knight Rider - Alconja

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    $\begingroup$ I thought of that for 9 but "rider" doesn't really fit IMO $\endgroup$ – somebody Mar 12 '18 at 11:39
  • $\begingroup$ ditto @somebody, rider != drives $\endgroup$ – TrojanByAccident Mar 12 '18 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ Could 5 be something about a barrister (misheard as barista)? $\endgroup$ – Mr Lister Mar 12 '18 at 16:03
  • $\begingroup$ But that #1 isn't a TV show. $\endgroup$ – sirjonsnow Mar 12 '18 at 16:15
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    $\begingroup$ #1 is incorrect. Regarding rider vs. driver - I guess you're right. Although we often say people are "riding" motorcycles when they're also driving them. I'll try to be more careful next time. $\endgroup$ – user1118321 Mar 12 '18 at 16:22
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2:

Gilligan's Eye Land (Vince Gilligan opens an optometry clinic) -> Gilligan's Island

4 (perhaps a bit of a stretch on my part):

Anderson's Life (Wes Anderson's universe) -> Anderson Live

8:

Roam -> Rome

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    $\begingroup$ Hmm, 4 could be Westworld $\endgroup$ – somebody Mar 12 '18 at 3:28
  • $\begingroup$ @somebody that's more likely than mine, isn't it... :) $\endgroup$ – puzzledPig Mar 12 '18 at 3:29
  • $\begingroup$ @user1118321 is somebody's answer for #4 correct? $\endgroup$ – puzzledPig Mar 12 '18 at 6:17
  • $\begingroup$ Yes it is! Feel free to add it to the list, or to post it as a separate answer. $\endgroup$ – user1118321 Mar 12 '18 at 6:18
  • $\begingroup$ Vince Gilligan didn't create the X-Files though, Chris Carter did. Gilligan was just a writer. $\endgroup$ – Brendon Mar 12 '18 at 20:38
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A few more...

3. Briefly looking at clones

Twin peeks => Twin Peaks

9. A man who never drives during the day

Night rider => Knight Rider

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Please feel free to add to any community answer:

6: Will definitely stay closed without a key

Sherlock (Sure-locked)

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  • $\begingroup$ Just beat me to it :) $\endgroup$ – Imperator Mar 12 '18 at 10:55
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  1. Broken Buildings:

Faulty towers → Fawlty Towers

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  1. A story about herbed black tea

Rize -> Rise

  1. Due to the bartender

Loose change -> Luke Cage

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Would 1. A story about herbed black tea, be

Fifty shades Earl grey (Fifty Shades Of Grey)

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    $\begingroup$ Good idea, but the question specifies TV Shows, rather than books/movies, so I think there is another answer. $\endgroup$ – Pugmonkey Mar 12 '18 at 14:32
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed there is! It's a newer show, if that helps. $\endgroup$ – user1118321 Mar 12 '18 at 16:23
  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking about a playing off "A Handmaid's Tale" but I can't think of any teas that could be confused for "Handmaid's" ... $\endgroup$ – Pugmonkey Mar 14 '18 at 1:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Pugmonkey maybe "A handmade tea" $\endgroup$ – Florian Bourse Mar 14 '18 at 8:51
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Attempt 2!

1) A story about herbed black tea

Chai (Tea) -- The Chi

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes! That's the one! $\endgroup$ – user1118321 Mar 15 '18 at 0:31
  • $\begingroup$ @user1118321 - Aha! Good one! $\endgroup$ – BruceWayne Mar 15 '18 at 1:31
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From the most recent hint... 5) Due to the bartender

Cause Moe (bartender on The Simpsons) = Cosmos ?

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes! That's it! Very well done! $\endgroup$ – user1118321 Mar 24 '18 at 15:44
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1) A story about herbed black tea

(Earl) Grey's analogy - Grey's Anatomy

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling SE! Please remember to post an explanation along with your answer. Hope you stay! $\endgroup$ – NL628 Mar 14 '18 at 3:21
  • $\begingroup$ Nope. Not related to Earl Grey at all. $\endgroup$ – user1118321 Mar 14 '18 at 4:40

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