Trying to imagine your favorite old TV shows with different titles is basically impossible. Those titles are memorable – they define the shows you grew up watching. The world just wouldn’t be the same if there were different ones! But, obviously, there almost were.
It’s actually funny how horrible these almost-titles are. All I can say is, thank God the titles were changed into what we know them as now, otherwise these shows might never have done well at all. And where would we be without Lizze McGuire? I don’t want to think about it. Here are 10 awful titles your favorite old TV shows almost got:
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Was Almost...Slayer. Eh, this title is fine it's just... boring. Lacking pizzazz. Snooze-worthy. You get it. Buffy The Vampire Slayer gets the point across much better and also just sounds badass.
Even Stevens Was Almost....Spivey's Kid Brother Apparently, the Stevens family was originally named the Spivey's, which is awful and horrible and stupid, just like that original title. Ick. I'm so glad someone came to their senses here. Also, look at Shia Labeouf. Sigh. What happened?
Lizzie McGuire Was Almost...What's Lizzie Thinking? I guess this is fine? I don't know. It's boring and kind of lame. I think the reason Lizzie McGuire works is because it's simple and everyone loves Lizzie, so they don't need anything else!
That '70s Show Was Almost...Teenage Wasteland Actually, I don't really mind this name. I just don't think it suits this show. It sounds a little bit more serious, like the show is a drama, not a silly comedy. That '70s Show has a much better ring to it and works with the whole show.
Hannah Montana Was Almost...Alexis Texas Oof. No. This is... awful, to put it nicely. First of all, Alexis Texas sounds like the name of a stripper and that's not very child-friendly. Also it's just dumb. That is all.
Diff'rent Strokes Was Almost...45 Minutes From Harlem Huh. That is... clunky and long. And it sounds more like directions and the name of a TV show. Diff'rent Strokes is so much cuter!
Friends Was Almost...Six Of One Uhhhh okay, this is NOT good. Six Of One makes no sense to me at all. And it doesn't even sound fun! This list is proving that simple is sometimes just better.
iCarly Was Almost...iSam, iJosie It's not that those titles are bad, exactly, because they're basically exactly like the title that was eventually pitched... it's just that iCarly flows so much better. Good choice.
Roseanne Was Almost...Life and Stuff This is another title that isn't super horrible, but at the same time, I don't feel like it fits the show. To me, that title seems like it's about a bunch of teenagers in high school trying to figure themselves out. It doesn't seem like a TV show about a family.
That's So Raven Was Almost...The Future Is On Me or Absolutely Psychic! Uh, okay. When people came up with those titles, were they trying to think of the worst titles they possible could? These are terrible. I feel like my 8-year-old godson thought of them. I'm very glad with the end result, though.
Which of these did you not know? Do you like any of the original titles more than the ones they ended up getting? Which original title do you think is the worst? Tell me in the comments.