History ArtifactTitle / LiveActionTV

12th Dec '17 12:40:41 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The "Vancome Lady" on ''Series/MadTV'' (the bigoted lady with the heavy makeup, "tcha, you know what?") is an Artifact Title herself; she is named for the place she worked for in her first appearance (in the first episode of the series), a [[BlandNameProduct parody of the Lancome counter]], but started hopping from job to job after getting fired from Vancome in that first sketch.
** ''Series/MadTV'' itself is also an artifact title, since the show's references to [[Magazine/{{Mad}} the magazine]] started fading fast after the first few seasons.

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* ''Series/MadTV'':
** The show's references to [[Magazine/{{Mad}} the magazine]] started fading fast after the first few seasons.
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The "Vancome Lady" on ''Series/MadTV'' (the bigoted lady with the heavy makeup, "tcha, you know what?") is an Artifact Title herself; she is named for the place she worked for in her first appearance (in the first episode of the series), a [[BlandNameProduct parody of the Lancome counter]], but started hopping from job to job after getting fired from Vancome in that first sketch.
** ''Series/MadTV'' itself is also an artifact title, since the show's references to [[Magazine/{{Mad}} the magazine]] started fading fast after the first few seasons.
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** The U.S. version of ''Match of the Day'' on NBCSN goes even further into the ArtifactTitle rabbit hole, since the program was adapted from the BBC version after the BBC version began showing portions of every match. ''Match of the Day II'' is ''Match of the Day,'' but on Sundays - or the occasional Monday - and includes bits of Saturday (or even Friday) matches too. Weekday games, however, have yet to result in incrementing the roman numeral further. And, just to bring things full circle, NBCSN's ''Match of the Week'' shows a single match.
* ''Series/McLeodsDaughters'' began its 8 season run with Claire and Tess [=McLeod=] being left the family farm by their father Jack. Claire died in Season 3 and Tess left in Season 6, leaving the farm to be run by [=McLeod=]'s nieces.
** Jodi was revealed to be Jack's illegitimate daughter later on, but she left in Season 7.
** The nieces are [=McLeods=] since they are the daughters of Jack's younger brother Hugh. So the title is still right in a way.

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** * The U.S. version of ''Match of the Day'' on NBCSN goes even further into the ArtifactTitle rabbit hole, since the program was adapted from the BBC version after the BBC version began showing portions of every match. ''Match of the Day II'' is ''Match of the Day,'' but on Sundays - or the occasional Monday - and includes bits of Saturday (or even Friday) matches too. Weekday games, however, have yet to result in incrementing the roman numeral further. And, just to bring things full circle, NBCSN's ''Match of the Week'' shows a single match.
* ''Series/McLeodsDaughters'' began its 8 season run with Claire and Tess [=McLeod=] being left the family farm by their father Jack. Claire died in Season 3 and Tess left in Season 6, leaving 6. By Season 7, the farm is left to be run by [=McLeod=]'s nieces.
** Jodi was revealed to be Jack's illegitimate daughter later on, but she left in Season 7.
** The nieces
nieces, who are [=McLeods=] since they are the technically daughters of Jack's younger his brother Hugh. So the title is still right in a way.Hugh [=McLeod=].



* ''Series/RedDwarf'': The titular spaceship was completely absent in the sixth and almost all of the seventh series of the show and had little importance in series 5 and the ''Back to Earth'' special.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': The titular eponymous spaceship was completely absent in the sixth and almost all of the seventh series of the show and had little importance in series 5 and the ''Back to Earth'' special.



* The Spanish version of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' was this from the beginning, since it aired on ''Thursdays''. No wonder it got canned so fast. The Brazilian one, on Sunday, had a similar end.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''
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The Spanish version of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' was this from the beginning, since it aired on ''Thursdays''. No wonder it got canned so fast. The Brazilian one, on Sunday, had a similar end.



* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' refers to both the clothing worn in a hospital and the newbies the main cast once were, but that part lost its meaning after the third season. The German version is even worse, being subtitled "Die Anfänger" - The Beginners.
** With the 9th season, subtitled ''Med School'', a new generation of newbies have been introduced.
* When ''Series/SesameStreet'' was dubbed into German (renamed ''Sesamstraße'') there were complaints that the "street" scenes didn't appeal to German children so they were taken out and replaced with the antics of a boy named Bumfidel and his mother. Since these stories did not take place on a street, the show's title was temporarily rendered incomprehensible. In 1978, a street set and new characters that would be more relevant to German children were introduced.

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' refers to both the clothing worn in a hospital and the newbies the main cast once were, but that part lost its meaning after the third season. The 9th season, subtitled ''Med School'', brings a new generation of newbies. The German version is even worse, being subtitled "Die Anfänger" - The Beginners.
* ''Series/SesameStreet''
** With the 9th season, subtitled ''Med School'', a new generation of newbies have been introduced.
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When ''Series/SesameStreet'' the show was dubbed into German (renamed ''Sesamstraße'') there were complaints that the "street" scenes didn't appeal to German children so they were taken out and replaced with the antics of a boy named Bumfidel and his mother. Since these stories did not take place on a street, the show's title was temporarily rendered incomprehensible. In 1978, a street set and new characters that would be more relevant to German children were introduced.



** In-Universe, the general shop on the street is still named "Hooper's Store", several decades (and three owners) after Mr. Hooper died.

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** In-Universe, the The general shop on the street is still named "Hooper's Store", Store" several decades (and three owners) after Mr. Hooper died.died as a tribute to the character.



** The writers must love this trope, because it also happened on ''Siete Vidas'''s SpinOff ''Aida'', since the eponymous character was [[PutOnABusToHell jailed]] and ceased to appear ([[RealLifeWritesThePlot her actress had to leave]]) and thus the reason the show has that name is gone. They attempted to placate this by adding Aida's granddaughter, also called Aida, but she is a very secondary character and has a lot less screentime than her protagonist namesake did.

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** * ''Aida'': The writers must love this trope, because it also happened on ''Siete Vidas'''s SpinOff ''Aida'', since the eponymous character was [[PutOnABusToHell jailed]] and ceased to appear ([[RealLifeWritesThePlot her actress had to leave]]) and thus the reason the show has that name is gone. They attempted to placate this by adding Aida's granddaughter, also called Aida, but she is a very secondary character and has a lot less screentime than her protagonist namesake did.



* ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'' '''begins''' in September 1999, but by the end of the series they must be well into the 2000s.
** The Moon passes through several space/time warps. In the episode ''Journey to Where'' it is established that year on Earth is now 2120.

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* ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'' '''begins''' in September 1999, but by after the end of the series they must be well into the 2000s.
** The
Moon passes through several space/time warps. In warps, the episode ''Journey to Where'' it is established that year on Earth is now 2120.



* ''Series/TheTudors'', after the death of [[spoiler:Henry's sister]], doesn't actually have any other main characters who are members of UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor (Mary and Elizabeth are there, but the show stops before they actually do anything important). You could argue Henry's wives count, but the show is still mostly only about ''one'' Tudor.
** This is not so much an Artifact Title as a title that never really made sense in the first place. The only Tudor besides Henry ever credited in the title sequence is Mary, and even she only makes it in the final season.



* Averted -- the hard way -- in the NBC sitcom ''Series/UpAllNight''. The show was about a couple with a newborn, so the title made sense. In two or three years, when the baby would be a toddler, it would not, unless the child has sleeping problems and/or the couple had another child. (Or maybe if the mom -- a TV producer -- got a job for an early-morning show. Just saying.) The cancellation of the show rendered the problem moot.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' went through a phase of this, after it (''thankfully'') dropped the device of Elena and Stefan reading from their diaries as a narrative lodestone. It then brought the historical journals of the town founders into play, which had the advantage of being able to introduce new plot elements while keeping the title relevant.
** Though the title of the show was named for the book series it was based on and has largely eclipsed/stepped away from. All kinds of problems with naming the series it seems.
* ''Series/{{Veep}}'' becomes this at the end of its third season, when President Hughes resigns and Selina [[RankUp moves up]] from the vice presidency to the presidency, meaning she's no longer the "veep".

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* Averted -- the hard way -- in the NBC sitcom ''Series/UpAllNight''. The show was about a couple with a newborn, so the title made sense. In two or three years, when the baby would be a toddler, it would not, unless the child has sleeping problems and/or the couple had another child. (Or maybe if the mom -- a TV producer -- got a job for an early-morning show. Just saying.) The cancellation of the show rendered the problem moot.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' went through a phase of this, after it (''thankfully'') dropped the device of Elena and Stefan reading from their diaries as a narrative lodestone. It then brought the historical journals of the town founders into play, which had the advantage of being able to introduce new plot elements while keeping the title relevant.
** Though the title of the show was named for the book series it was based on and has largely eclipsed/stepped away from. All kinds of problems with naming the series it seems.
* ''Series/{{Veep}}'' becomes this at the end of its third season, when President Hughes resigns and Selina [[RankUp moves up]] from the vice presidency to the presidency, meaning she's no longer the "veep"."veep." The writers tease the title becoming relevant again when the vicissitudes of Selina's political career cause her to be offered the vice-presidency slot on a later ticket, but she immediately and aggressively refuses.
12th Dec '17 12:20:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/NewGirl'': Jessica has been living there for at least a TV season, as ''The New York Times'' has [[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/24/arts/television/up-all-night-and-other-shows-outgrowing-their-titles.html noted]]. She really can't be called "new" anymore.
** Sidestepped in the first episode after the pilot when a replacement character for one that appeared in the pilot was revealed to have been a flatmate prior to Jessica moving in, so she was still "The New Girl".

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* ''Series/NewGirl'': In the pilot, Jessica has been living there moves into an apartment with three men, and is thus "the new girl" of the apartment. In the very next episode, one of her roommates is swapped out for at least a TV season, as ''The New York Times'' has [[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/24/arts/television/up-all-night-and-other-shows-outgrowing-their-titles.html noted]]. She really can't be called "new" anymore.
** Sidestepped
another person, Winston, meaning that she's no longer the newest person in the first episode after the pilot apartment. However, this is {{handwave}}d when a replacement character for one Nick says that appeared in the pilot was revealed Winston used to have been a flatmate prior to live there before moving back in, so Jessica moving in, so she was is still "The New Girl"."the new kid." As the seasons go on, Jessica becomes increasingly established in the apartment and no longer "new."
10th Nov '17 9:02:49 AM DavidDelony
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* The call letters of New York's Creator/{{PBS}} station, WNET, is an artifact of when it was part of the National Educational Television network, a precursor to PBS, in the '50s and '60s.

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* The call letters of New York's York City's Creator/{{PBS}} station, WNET, is an artifact of when it was part of the National Educational Television network, a precursor to PBS, in the '50s and '60s.
10th Nov '17 9:02:24 AM DavidDelony
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* The call letters New York's Creator/{{PBS}} station, WNET, is an artifact of when it was part of the National Educational Television network, a precursor to PBS, in the '50s and '60s.

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* The call letters of New York's Creator/{{PBS}} station, WNET, is an artifact of when it was part of the National Educational Television network, a precursor to PBS, in the '50s and '60s.
9th Nov '17 5:22:12 PM oknazevad
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* Despite the fact that more than half of all American households now receive cable TV, many UHF stations are still branded primarily by their over-the-air channel number rather than their cable number.
** This is more likely because the various providers can't agree on which of their channels should carry the respective UHF channel. They still tend to be in the 1-12 range, just mixed up.

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* Despite the fact that more than half of all American households now receive cable TV, many UHF stations are still branded primarily by their over-the-air channel number rather than their cable number.
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number. This is more likely because largely due to differing cable systems placing the various providers can't agree stations on which of their channels should carry entirely different channels, with no consistency for the respective UHF channel. They still tend station to be use in the 1-12 range, just mixed up.marketing.
3rd Nov '17 3:44:45 PM TSBasilisk
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* In-universe, the Rowdy Three of ''Series/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' originally had three members while working for Blackwing. The addition of a fourth member made them uncontrollable but they kept the name. This continues into season two when [[spoiler:Amanda and Vogel are the only free members]].
26th Oct '17 8:34:09 PM DavidDelony
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* The call letters New York's Creator/{{PBS}} station, WNET, is an artifact of when it was part of the National Educational Television network, a precursor to PBS, in the '50s and '60s.
16th Oct '17 11:22:05 AM dtobias
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* ''[[Series/AtMidnight @midnight]]'' is currently airing at 11:30 PM instead of at its title time, when it originally aired.

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* ''[[Series/AtMidnight @midnight]]'' is currently airing changed its time to 11:30 PM but kept its title. Occasionally other programs at 11:30 PM instead of at its title time, when bumped it originally aired.back to midnight again.
16th Oct '17 11:20:09 AM dtobias
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* And, speaking of football nights, the American form of football has aired on a number of telecasts named after a night of the week, including MondayNightFootball, Sunday Night Football, and Thursday Night Football. Usually these games actually do take place on the named night, but on occasion (especially during holiday times when schedules are different) the network with the rights to one of these nights will air a game on a different night, but still use their own label which names a day of the week not actually applying to the game, such as a Thursday Night Football game shown on the NFL Network on Christmas Day 2016, which was a Sunday.

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* And, speaking of football nights, nights (this segue is now an artifact itself, given that it once referred to a European football-night program that, after a rearrangement, is now much lower down on this page), the American form of football has aired on a number of telecasts named after a night of the week, including MondayNightFootball, Sunday Night Football, and Thursday Night Football. Usually these games actually do take place on the named night, but on occasion (especially during holiday times when schedules are different) the network with the rights to one of these nights will air a game on a different night, but still use their own label which names a day of the week not actually applying to the game, such as a Thursday Night Football game shown on the NFL Network on Christmas Day 2016, which was a Sunday.



* ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth''. Another man shows up in episode 5 and later more show up.

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* ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth''. Another man shows up in episode 5 and later more show up. (And a bunch of women too, but they don't count, title-wise.)
11th Oct '17 5:14:27 PM jamespolk
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* Late-night talk show ''Series/JimmyKimmelLive'' was in fact aired live when it premiered in 2003, but in 2004 it began taping in the afternoon like all other late-night talk shows. The title of the show was not changed.
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