In June, 2018, with the results released on the 17th, the
NPR Sunday Puzzle
consisted of making up a TV show name
by changing one letter of a real show's name.
Their examples were: American I Do's, Have Gut - Will Travel, NYPD Clue, and You Bet Your Wife.
I liked that idea, so I have created some of my own.
Others did too:
My "completely unbiased" opinion is that most of mine were better than most of the ones Will selected.
- The God Squad (The Mod Squad)
- Mormon missionaries try to find converts in Brooklyn.
- Silver Spooks (Silver Spoons)
- Dick Van Dyke and Betty White as retired spies, now freelancing.
- Hatman (Batman)
- A milliner has a secret crime-fighting life after dark.
- Welcome Back, Hotter (Welcome Back, Kotter)
- Gabe Kaplan travels the world showing the effects of climate change.
- The Ode Couple (The Odd Couple)
- Two very different people fall in love at a poetry competition.
- The Walton$ (The Waltons)
- A family becomes fabulously wealthy in the retail business.
- Shrubs (Scrubs)
- A how-to series for horticulture enthusiasts.
- The Big Band Theory (The Big Bang Theory)
- A group of friends brings back 1940's style music.
- Carb Your Enthusiasm (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
- The goings-on in an Italian restaurant/bakery in New York.
- The Facts of Lift (The Facts of Life)
- Chins (Chips)
- The wacky adventures at a plastic surgery practice.
- EX (ER)
- A couple divorces, but can't really let go.
- M*A*T*H (M*A*S*H)
- The adventures and misadventures of a high school math teacher.
- Sanford and Sin (Sanford and Son)
- A minister works in a parish of people who misbehave.
- Diffrent Strikes (Diffrent Strokes)
- A bowling team has a unique outlook on life.
- Ironride (Ironside)
- Strange things happen to people riding a roller coaster.
- Chico and the Men (Chico and the Man)
- Behind the scenes with the Marx Bros.
- Miami Dice (Miami Vice)
- Gangsters operate an illegal casino in south Florida.
- Glue (Glee)
- High school friends stick together through thick and thin.
- Murphy Brawn (Murphy Brown)
- A group of guys meet regularly at a gym to work out together.
- The Tall Guy (The Fall Guy)
- A boy deals with being a foot taller than everyone else.