Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Alternate TV Series Title Game

Happy Independence Day! Today, we thought it'd be fun to try a new game. We will provide an "alternate title" for a classic TV series and ask you to name the actual show. Most of these are pretty easy. Keep in mind that they're older series (all pre-1989), so #5 isn't Castle! Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. Good luck!

1. Governess and College Teacher.

2. A Large Piece of Artillery.

3. Big Texas City.

4. The Colorful Flower from a Big State.

5. Chess move.

6. Rodent Reconnaissance Team.

7. Dusk Area.

8. Female That Marvels.

9. That Which Requires a Criminal.

10. Military Officer Who is Agreeable and Pleasant.

11. Sweet Toes.

12. Steak Restaurant Franchise (be careful with one!).

13. Intelligent Male Human.

14. Alphabet Letter Military Unit.

15. Now Obsolete Ford Compact Car.


  1. 3. Dallas
    4.The Yellow Rose of Texas
    5.The Rat Patrol

    1. I thought YELLOW ROSE might be a little harder, since it wasn't on for long!

  2. 1.Nanny and the Professor
    2. Cannon
    14. F Troop

    1. Well done, Joanna...and Merry Christmas in July!

  3. Replies
    1. Great job...but, you know, there should have been a TV show called PINTO!

  4. 9 It Takes A Thief
    12 Ponderosa

    1. 12 Bonanza was the show....both Bonanza and Ponderosa were chain steak houses. I believe they have since merged....Blocker had a financial investment.

    2. Yes, BONANZA is the correct answer. But this one was tricky, because the syndicated version of BONANZA was called PONDEROSA while the prime time show was still running.

  5. Replies
    1. Nice job on both, Randy, especially CAPTAIN NICE (which isn't widely known, though I suppose it's become a cult show).

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    1. Kudos on both, especially since--like some of the others--CHECKMATE isn't very well-known.

  7. I didn't think this quiz would last long--and it has not. The only unanswered questions are: 7, 8, and 13.

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    1. You are correct (as always) and now the only unanswered question is #13.

  9. Please allow me to finish up with...13. WISEGUY

  10. Thanks to everyone who played. I thought it was fun, although perhaps too easy.

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    1. Me too. It was a clever challenge.

    2. Yes, this was super fun! My whole family played here (after the fact) and had a blast trying to figure them out.