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THEME: TEL -- Television

PUB DATEWEEKTITLESYNOPSISEVENTUAL WINNERTHEMESREPORTLINKS
August 29, 199326 CASTING ABOUT FOR AN IDEA Name a political person (past or present) and the TV or movie role in which he or she could have been cast. John Mazza MOV POL TEL  23  HTML   
February 27, 2000338
(V) 
WHO WANTS TO WIN A TOILET? Propose even greater depths of shameless, tasteless sleaze to which Fox TV is likely to sink after the noisome debacle of "Who Wants to Marry and Multi-Millionaire?" Greg Pearson TEL  335  HTML  
November 12, 2000375
(XLII) 
Show Us Up Combine the names of two existing TV shows (past or present) to make an entirely new show. Then, describe the show. Jonathan Paul TEL  371  HTML 
November 25, 2001429
(XCVI) 
Shark Instruments Tell us what would be a sign that any current institution--TV show, newspaper feature, magazine, business, etc.--has jumped the shark. Chris Doyle TEL CUL BUS  425  HTML 
July 14, 2002462
(CXXIX) 
Cast Away Come up with a terrible bit of miscasting in a movie or TV show, past or present, real or imagined. William Rothstein MOV TEL  458  HTML 
June 15, 2003510 Universal Embarrassment What would you like to see Miss Universe Pageant contests asked live, on national TV? Sugar Strawn
Jack Welsch 
TEL  506  HTML 
September 26, 2004577 Teledubbies Slightly change the title of a TV show, past or present, and describe it. Jack Cackler TEL WOR  573  HTML 
May 15, 2005610 MASH Find two well-known movies, plays, or TV shows whose title have a significant word in common, combine their titles, and describe the hybrid. Paul Whittemore MOV LIT TEL WOR  606  HTML 
November 27, 2005638 The Little Bummer Boy Come up with an idea (and title, if you like) for an original Christmas movie or TV special that provides an antidote to all the sap, and give us a brief synopsis. P. H. Stevenson MOV TEL  634   
February 2, 2008751 Strike Gold Slightly change the name of an existing or former TV show to create a program that can scab the writers' strike. Wilson Varga TEL  747    html 
January 31, 2009802 Dreck TV Suggest a new cable TV channel, with a description or example of its programming. John O'Byrne TEL  798    
February 27, 2011908 Recast away Fire an actor or actress from a movie or TV show, past or present, and offer a replacement for the role. Gary Crockett MOV TEL  905    html 
July 24, 2011929 Now sit right back ... Write a funny song introducing a TV show, past or present. Nan Reiner MUS TEL  925     E 
February 19, 2012959 Out of network Move a current or former TV program (or type of programming) to a different network and explain what would change. Kurt Stahl TEL  955    html   
June 3, 2012974 Eat our dust! Write a limerick humorously describing a book, play, movie, or TV show. Chris Doyle LIM LIT TEL MOV  970    html   
October 14, 2012992 Mittsterpiece Theatre Suppose public-TV shows, past or present, were turned out onto the open market to make a living on commercial TV. Tell us what would happen. Neal Starkman BUS TEL  988    html   
October 20, 20131043 Rechanneling celebrity Describe a TV reality show featuring a celebrity pursuing some unlikely endeavor. Tim Livengood TEL  1039   HTML   E 
December 21, 20141103 Themes good enough for us Suggest an existing song to be used as the theme for a TV series or program for comic effect. Larry Gray MUS TEL  1099   HTML  E