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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, 2018 at 6:59
  • $\begingroup$ Due to the bartender = Bar tab? Thinking too much I guess :D $\endgroup$ Mar 12, 2018 at 7:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Ian irrelevant, as we know what the op is talking about $\endgroup$ Mar 12, 2018 at 15:47
  • $\begingroup$ @TrojanByAccident It was literally just a comment. $\endgroup$
    – Ian
    Mar 13, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 at 11:39
  • $\begingroup$ ditto @somebody, rider != drives $\endgroup$ Mar 12, 2018 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ Could 5 be something about a barrister (misheard as barista)? $\endgroup$
    – Mr Lister
    Mar 12, 2018 at 16:03
  • $\begingroup$ But that #1 isn't a TV show. $\endgroup$
    – sirjonsnow
    Mar 12, 2018 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. $\endgroup$ Mar 12, 2018 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, 2018 at 3:28
  • $\begingroup$ @somebody that's more likely than mine, isn't it... :) $\endgroup$
    – puzzledPig
    Mar 12, 2018 at 3:29
  • $\begingroup$ @user1118321 is somebody's answer for #4 correct? $\endgroup$
    – puzzledPig
    Mar 12, 2018 at 6:17
  • $\begingroup$ Yes it is! Feel free to add it to the list, or to post it as a separate answer. $\endgroup$ Mar 12, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 at 10:55
5
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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, 2018 at 14:32
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed there is! It's a newer show, if that helps. $\endgroup$ Mar 12, 2018 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, 2018 at 1:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Pugmonkey maybe "A handmade tea" $\endgroup$ Mar 14, 2018 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! $\endgroup$ Mar 15, 2018 at 0:31
  • $\begingroup$ @user1118321 - Aha! Good one! $\endgroup$
    – BruceWayne
    Mar 15, 2018 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! $\endgroup$ Mar 24, 2018 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, 2018 at 3:21
  • $\begingroup$ Nope. Not related to Earl Grey at all. $\endgroup$ Mar 14, 2018 at 4:40

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