13 Iconic Sitcoms That Almost Had Much More Bizarre Names
Screenwriters across the board will tell you… Coming up with the title is the hardest part. Sometimes a good title hits you right away, and you don’t have to spend hours, days, or even weeks painstakingly writing out every possibility, and hoping one jumps out at you. Then, even when you land on one, some producer will hate it, and you’ll have to go back to the drawing board. Or worse, you’ll have to take their suggestions. Gross.
The idea for the show itself started becoming easy to pitch, but the label… That’s how you help hawk it to the masses. What does it say about the show’s overall tone? Will this great title help draw a crowd? These are the questions mulled over in eye-rollingly boring meetings until it’s time to start filming. Actually, in the case of one very popular show, the name was changed after the first season. Here’s that and 12 other stories behind the names of your favorite sitcoms.