Burn Noticeon September 24, 2012 at 12:01 am
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Why pay for cable when TV today is incredibly literal…
This comic gestated from a Google hangout with some other comic creators. It was a fun little conversation that ended up with us creating literal synopses based on the titles of Shows. An exercise that I want to extend to the comments. So give me your best literal interpretation of a TV’s Title.
Cable is kinda nice… but I much rather Hulu TV when i feel like it.
I’ve got netflix, That’s how I get most of my TV nowadays.
Game of Thrones – a group of people playing musical chairs, but with thrones.
http://iamarg.com/2012/03/01/fortheloveofthegame/ You mean it’s not this?
Archer, A man shooting arrows at things.
Or he’s really good at building arches.
House. Seriously just a house for 40 minutes.
I turned my webcam on and filmed like, 36 episodes of that show in one day
I saw it. he left the first season on a cliffhanger.
Sherlock. Cher takes up lock picking and becomes a master jewel thief.
and end up stealing our hearts…
All of the gay men followed after her too.
this is actually more watchable than the show its based off of,also, for my effort, try Bleach, an anime about bleach, its awesomely cleansing!
Psych. It isn’t really a show at all.
White Collar. A show about white collars. Shirts, dresses, jackets, bdsm, any collar under the sun, as long as they’re white.
secretly a documentary about the KKK’s tailor.
Smallville- Life in a small town.
Warehouse 13- Security footage of a warehouse.
The Walking Dead- informational show on how to walk with a dead corpse.
The Finder- knows where your car keys are. Right by your toothbrush.
Eureka- Show about dropping apples on peoples heads so they make great discoverys.
Touch- Kiefer Sutherland touches people while yelling excitably all the time.
Breaking Bad- Chemistry educational show!
American Horror story- House fasion show with host Zachary Quinto!
Eureka was actually a bathtub spilling water (or water level rising), not Newton….
Hmmmm i always considered burn notice as a good show. Probably because it runs in FreeTv over here and…. Ok the story is sometimes not. so. good. but – oh for gods sake they have Bruce Campbell, and elplosions, and prepaid handy as bugging devices. Dosen´t that count? ^^
Fringe – a show about loose threads and knitting
I meant explosions and mobile phones. Dammit, it´s too early for typing -_-
lol prepaid handys would be awesome.
So u don´t have disposable cell phones in Canada?
Woooopps sorry my bad I used the “germanized” word handy XD
It´s already so damn genuine anglicised, you could confound it with the true english word. ^^
I demand to blame my english teacher for this flaw.
Ps: Greetings form the Oktoberfest. u should try it once XD
i see what you did there
Monk- A reality television show about Buddhism.
Doctor Who- People walking around a hospital asking about their physician.
Red Dwarf- A little person with a terrible sunburn.
Roots- A documentary on plant life.
Scrubs- A show on cleaning, hosted by Martha Stewart.
Transformers- A PBS special on the electrical grid.
Firefly- A Nat Geo special on photuris lucicrescens.
Lost- That joke really makes itself.
Criminal Minds: A show that points out that criminals do indeed possess minds.
Revolution: A show where you watch random objects revolve.
How I met your mother
2 and a half men: 3men and one of them cut in half.
Top Gear: shows the other side of the gearbox, the… TOP gear..
The Hollow Crown
South Park: the south side of the park
Whose line is it anyway: yeah, whose line is it.
Mr Bean: Come on! It is a Bean! Who is a guy.
Dragon Ball: A dragon who is rolled up like a ball, just rolling around..
Duck Tales: Tales about ducks.
Pinky and the brain: No need for explanation
Teenage mutant ninja turtles: shows todays teenage kids. Remember, they have already mutated into ducks, now they are heading towards turtles. Oh poor turtles.
True Blood – A gameshow, where contestants are asked, “true or false, is this a picture of blood?”
Castle – a show showcasing various Scottish castles (this actually exists)
Breaking Bad – a children’s show telling kids not to break things
Dollhouse – a documentary on the challenges of designing and selling children’s toys
Weeds – a BBC, Planet Earth type show on every home owner’s worst enemy, weeds. Each segment tells the history and shows the life cycle of a new species of weed.
PS – I love the comic, keep the awesome going please!
I like your ‘Breaking Bad’ post
I wish I had something clever to say but my brain hasn’t woken up yet…
Shows whose title is literally accurate, and therefore not funny: Community, Parks and Recreation, Sports Center, Friends, Gilligan’s Island, almost all shows named after their protagonist. It’s a surprisingly large list, actually.
Weeds – Noted biologist describes the life cycle of invasive plants
Access Hollywood – Database deployment in the LA area
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – 20 minutes of scenic summer photography
Judge Judy – How well did Judy do this episode?
Leverage – How-to show for aspiring mechanical engineers and contractors
American Chopper – “I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK; I sleep all night and I work all day.”
Bones – Trek spinoff featuring Dr. Leonard McCoy [see what I did there?]
30 Rock – Native American tells stories inspired by his small rock collection
The X Fac tor – Educational show: solve the linear equation A = BX in various contexts
Hawaii Five-0 – Documentary about the early history of the 50th US State
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Mentally-impaired crime victims staff their own division in the police force and DA’s office. Starring the late Leslie Nielsen
Everybody Loves Raymond – Spice Channel original programming
How I Met Your Mother – A father actually tells his kid how he met the kid’s Mom
I would totally watch Bones if that’s what it was.
Cable: the heavenly edemption from sattilite. Something you don’t have.
Breaking Bad- People can’t get their Scotch Finger biscuits to snap properly
Doctor Who- A doctor hits their head and gets amnesia
Animaniacs- Documentary of animation enthusiasts from fans to the industry
Pinkie and the Brain- A study of the nervous system, specifically focussed on how the little finger is moved.
Gummi Bears- Photos of jelly bears.
Wait. Wait. Waitwaitwaitwaitwait.
When did those burns get there?
My Little Pony: One girl and her obsessive need to inform the world that this is, in fact, *her* pony, or perhaps a CCTV to someone’s own diminutive pony.
Sonic Underground: a show about how sound waves travel through the earth.
I suppose I should watch more TV….
White collar: I thought this was a series about a dry cleaning service.
I don’t have cable either.
Breaking Bad = Evel Knievel
Two and a Half Man – The adventures of John, Mark and the half-formed conjoined twin in Mark’s chest.
Iron Chef – Rosie is fired by the Jetsons, and takes a new job as a short order cook in a space diner.
Red Dwarf – Fly-on-the-wall documentary about communism among midgets
How come I’d much rather watch most of these show premises instead of the actual shows?
The Closer – A show about an OC office worker who cannot concentrate if any door in visual range is open.
Deadwood – Chuck is a zombie with erectile dysfunction…
Gravity falls, the name says its self
V – A documentary series about the letter V, it’s history, usage and evolution.
The Pacific – Footage of the Pacific ocean
Life on mars – A series exploring the possibility of life on mars
Robot chicken – A show about a robot chicken
The IT Crowd – Footage of a crowd of IT-people
Torchwood – Someone torching wood
Flight of the concords – A documentary about the flight patterns of Concords
That is one seriously crispy leg. Looks like they’ll need to cut it off.
I don’t have cable either. Just Netflix. I’m pretty far behind. At least Walking Dead season 2 should be on it soon.
Everwood – A man with a Viagra addiction.
Murder She Wrote – a woman writing “Murder” on a piece of paper.
Firefly – The actual insect flying around.
Breaking Bad – Children’s educational program focused on the proper handling of vases and other fragile household items.
Torchwood: Either a show about people shining a torch on a piece of wood, or a person setting a piece of wood on fire so they can see in the dark (that might actually be season 2).
The Big Bang Theory: Scientists writing up their hypotheses and equations supporting the idea of the Big Bang.
Coronation Street: CCTV footage down the length of Coronation Street.
Saving Grace: A woman named Grace, who is rather accident-prone and always needs rescuing.
The IT Crowd: A group of people in the IT department.
One other I thought of just now
Numbers: A show about numbers (whole numbers, fractions, irrational numbers eg pi, prime numbers)… the possibilities are endless! Literally…
American Pickers – an hour of two guys picking their noses in front of national monuments
Counting Cars – Jay Leno sits and tries counting each of his cars.
Family Ties – a family talks about the types of ties they wear
Darkwing Duck – a show about a duck born with black wings
Las Vegas – an hour of photgraps taken in Las Vegas
N.Y.P.D Blue – People paint new york police department precincts blue, a diferent one each show
Raw Hide – a show about getting whipped
Fresh Prince Of Bel Air – show about a prince3 trapped inside tupperware in bel air
Fast n’ Loud – tv show about muhammad alis youth
Facts of Life – an old man drinks whiskey and shouts facts hes learned in life
whinnie the poo – a tv show about a turd
Axe Men – a cartoon about male anthropomorphic axes
All In The Family – a show about incest
Dead Zone – a show set in the future where a certain area is used to house zombies,
The Jeffersons – a show about the family of Thomas Jefferson
Breaking Bad – a show about a car whos brakes are going
Star trek: the next generation – the crew of the enterprise are retired and their kids are now in school for training to take over.
Hells Kitchen – a documentary on the kitchen in which satan cooks his meals
Two I can think of:
Thundercats: A show about cats being afraid of thunder.
American Dad: A show which follows an american father through his day.
OK, I know it’s late, but I have a few now!
Star Trek: A group of celebs trekking through the countryside.
Star Trek The Next Generation: As above but it’s now their children doing it.
Star Trek Enterprise: As Star Trek, only they’re planning a new business venture while trekking.
Who Wants to be a Millionaire: a bunch of people agreeing that they would enjoy that.
I have one more:
Band of Brothers – Series about bands made up of brothers, like the Hanson.
How dare you make fun of Burn Notice?!?!?! >:(
My Little Pony: A show about midget horses and the people that ride them.
X-Factor: A show about mathmatical equations that involve copious amounts of algebra.
Wheel of Fortune: a show about the world’s richest wheel.
Regular Show: A show about people taking fiber to maintain their regularity.