Saturday, September 08, 2007

TWQ: Economy TV Programmes

Following the big response I had with 'Economy Flims' two weeks ago, TWQ (The Weekend Question) follows up with a similar view of tv programmes.

Can you list some titles of tv programmes that would be so called if their budget was extremely limited? List as many as you can.

My answers are:

Happy Hour (for Happy Days)
Mindy
Shirley
Bar Trek
Battlebus Galactica
Half A Man

Now it's over to you...

But before you go...


The wonderful Nina (SFGirl) has given me this latest Award.



It's smiles all round! Thanks, Nina! People get these for being clever, charming, fun, hilarious, ridiculous and entertaining. I give this Award to: Titania Starlight , Table For Five,
Are We There Yet? (Linda) and Empress Bee

41 comments:

Sim said...

First!

Plus Michele sent me.

Hmmm - how about:
Friend
The Brady Trio
It aint half foggy mum )(set in London)
Could you downsize Steptoe and Son any more than it was? I suppose you could have left out the horse...

kenju said...

How about Lifestyles of the Poor and Homeless?



Michele says hi!

Lavender said...

Erm, Im stumped again! How pathetic is that? LOL Oh well, will have to look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with....though I think Id make it a point to see Battlebus Galactica!

Karen said...

I'm stumped too. How about "Hero." "OK Race" and "Little Brother." ?

Michele sent me. Hope you're having a great day.

Linda said...

One and a Quarter Men

Boston Legal Aide

Grey's Arm & Leg

Not-so-bad-looking Betty

Green Half Acres

Mayberry P.O. Box

Walk-in Clinic (instead of ER)

this is fun!!

sage said...

Here from Michele's and since I don't watch a lot of TV, my shows are from the past...

Green Acre (as opposed to acres)
60 Seconds (60 Minutes)
Fin (instead of Flipper)

Bilbo said...

This is fun!! How about...

Asteroid Trek?

Mission: You've Gotta Be Nuts?

I Put Up With Lucy?

Dancing with the Washed-Up B-listers?

Deep Space Six and a Half?

Hawaii Three-Oh?

gautami tripathy said...

Well, I can't really answer that. Being in India and all that.

I am already a member of Shelfari. Though I am not very active there. I will add you too.

Michele sent me tell you so.

MissMeliss said...

Gilmore Girl (singular)
This Old Studio (instead of This Old House)
CSI: North Pole (the entire show would take place in an igloo set, and all deaths would be due to polar bears, wolves, or frostbite.)
Found! A plane crashes on an Island that turns out to be a secluded Hawaiian beach. Survivors are rescued by a fleet of taxis.

Linda said...

Thank you so much, Captain, for the award! I was so busy having fun with the TV shows that I didn't even scroll down far enough to see it!

I am truly honored!

margalit said...

This is hard.

Idol
Dance
Sing!
Trauma (combines all soap operas)
Crime (all Law and Orders combined)
Sick (all Doctor shows combined)

Here from Michele

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

thank you for the lovely award captain!! i am truly honored sir.

how about
the dirty nine?
father knows a little (not best)
gone with the breeze
song of the lower 48 (south)

smiles, bee

Adam said...

This is much harder than the movie one, but I'll have a go. Bear in mind that many of these are based on shows from the UK...

The-A-Duo
Deacon Ted
Red Vertically Challenged Person
The Incredible Angry Bloke
Coronation Driveway
Trainee Nurse Who
Little England
Who Wants To Win A Million Pence?
Darkgreyadder
Open A Few Hours
Knightpassenger
Grange Mound
Good Evening, Sweetheart
Only Idiots & Ponys
Most Creatures Big & Tiny
Ready, Steady, Boil!
Can't Microwave, Won't Microwave
Match Of The Afternoon
Thunderkittens
Last Of The Summer Grape Juice
The Sky At Dusk
Quantum Hop

Elizabeth said...

Aww, thanks Graham!!

Karen said...

Back again...this is fun! Here goes:

The Hill (instead of The Hills)
One Foot Above (instead of Six Feet Under)
The Tenor (instead of The Sopranos)

Michele sent me back. Have a great day!

eastcoastlife said...

Oh no. I have no idea. :P

Bilbo said...

Another one:

The Stale Prince of Bel Air.

And I thought margalit's "Trauma" (combining all soap operas) and missmeliss's "CSI: North Pole" and "Found" were hysterical for their explanations! Bilbo

gautami tripathy said...

Michele sent me back to congratulate you on your award. You deserve it.

Russ said...

How about a Discovery Channel show called Not so Dangerous Catch-n-Release. A couple of beer drinking buddies fishing for Crawfish in the gutters of New Orleans...

Titania Starlight said...

Thank you so much for the award. I am honored. I am very glad that I bring a smile to your day.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Hero
Wing
Gecko Hunter
Blue Clue
Dora the Sit at Home and Do Nothinger
Dr Him
CSI Topeka
Law and Order Jaywalking Unit
Nearscape

Adam said...

Just a few more...

Randall & Hopkirk (Comatose)
I Daydream Of Jeannie
Clarissa Explains Absolutely Nothing
Saved By The Doorbell
One Toe In The Grave
Around The Country With Willy Fogg
The Not Very Small Hobo
Teenage Mutant Origami Turtles
The Six-&-A-Half Dollar Man
The Peasants Of Hazzard

Vegeta said...

Orderly Who.

Tinyville


mythbuster

Justice Person Limited.

Anonymous said...

Sherlock holmes in the 18th century (rather than the 22nd)

Zero Minute (Zero Hour)

12(24)

city trek (Star trek...."To shop where no one has shopped before!)

America's least wanted (America's most wanted)

1 vs. 10 (1 vs. 100)

Property Stool(Property Ladder)

HollyGL said...

Apartment On The Acre (Little House On The Prairie)

Mildy Annoyed Live-in Girlfriends(Desperate Housewives)

Sheesh, this is hard!

Charlie's Cherubs

(I'm trying to think of some within this decade!)

Oh well, that's the best I can do tonight. :(

By the way, jlp, I think you missed the award I gave you awhile back:
Nice Matters Award

You certainly deserve it, and I just wanted to make sure you knew about it. xoxo

mrsmogul said...

How about:

Low Gear

Ready, Steady, Microwave

Antique Hut (instead of Roadshow)


See? I played with the UK shows!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh Lord...I am so bad at the kind of thing...
Desperate Housewife
Dancing With A Star
Hero
Brother & Sister

That's about it! (LOL)
Michele sent me tonight--Well, early morning here...!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You all have such wonderful imaginations with this! Well done.

Thanks, Holly for the Award. I'm really grateful.

Rob Whatman said...

The Rockford Post-It Note

Chorlton And The Wheelie Bin
A Flump

Fame Bog-Standard Comprehensive

Fireflea
Buffy The Umpire Slayer

Random Magus said...

1. Bachelor [Family Guy]
2. Detention Cracked [Prison Break]
3. Room [House]
4. Somewhat Makeover:Room Edition [Extreme Makeover: Home Edition]
5. Pauper of the Hill [King of the Hill]
6. 6 seconds [60 minutes]
7. Fish [Shark]
8. Empty Apartment [full House]
9. Nursery rhyme [High School Musical]
10. Surgical Glove [Scrubs]

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Small cabin in the Meadow?

Michele sent me to practice this sort of thing, since I'm so bad at it.

November Rain said...

thanks for stopping by JP

Himmm


Babylon 4 1/2

Ernie said...

Well, instead of "The Office" it would be "The Janitor's Closet" and instead of "The Tick"; "The Gnat".

Fab said...

Very original question, Captain. How can I top all the previous comments!? There are some good ones in there. Congrats on the award - well deserved!

Sara said...

Hello, Michele sent me to congratulate you on your award!

Hmmm...I think the tv one is a lot harder than the movie version!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Great answerrs everybody. You've all done so well!

Merlyn Gabriel said...

12 hours ( not 24)

lol

Carina said...

24 would now have to be 12. What a horrible thought.

Carina said...

Merlyn Gabriel - dang it! Ya beat me! :D

Mr Farty said...

Balloon Ride - Where lots of people have gone before.

Star Trek: Orbit Two (Deep Space Nine)

Neighbour

Man Behaving Badly

Thumb Wrestling. No, wait. That one's real.

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