Most of the cases cited are just spelling mistakes, and for proper names too, that’s not much of an effect. Better examples would be the non-existent alternate endings to movies, that would be a big effect.
Interesting. Some I neverknew / thought about either way, like Oscar Mayer and Berenstain. The Mister Rogers and Forrest Gump examples are kind of lame because that seems more like misheard lyrics. Never heard the one about Mona Lisa and not really even sure what that one is all about. I think we mentally put a monocle on Uncle Pennybags because we’re conflating him with Mr. Peanut. The one that really got me was “We are the Champions”. I absolutely hear that last “. . . of the world” in my “mind’s ear” And what the hell kind of a monkey has no tail? How much more hilarity would ensue if George had a tail to swing by? I can’t imagine what the creator was thinking.
I’m surprised the article doesn’t include the famous “Play it again, Sam” and The Newlywed Game’s “In the butt, Bob”
I look forward to seeing what other things people come up with.
There’s another thread around here where people claim to have seen an alternate ending to “Big” (which I’m sure is what you’re alluding to) when in fact the “alternate ending” was from an altogether different movie.
Heffalump and Roo, of the ones on your list, the “box of chocolates” and Mr. Rogers ones sound right to me even though they must be wrong. Much like “Luke, I am your father,” I’ve probably been exposed to the wrong version more than the right one, so I’m not surprised they imprinted.
That one’s not really fair. Freddy Mercury sang that in many live performances and recordings of those live performances may be more popular than Queen’s studio recording. It exists in your mind’s ear because it is part…of the world.
I just watched a video from searching on this topic. It was such a popular idea that Sinbad made Shazam that he actually did do a short clip of it later. This is not the clip, but a short explanation of the background of the issue. The video also talks about some of the creator’s own alternate movie ideas.
Yeah, I picked the ones that were easy and quick to put in a list. I was hoping others would bring up the longer ones.
Some of those are just nit-picking. They’re trying to pad out a known phenomenon to make it seem more pervasive.
Forrest Gump’s quote isn’t “wrong”, considering that earlier in the movie momma did actually say “life IS like a box of chocolates”.
It’s always been "Sex IN the City " to me because I first heard about the show from friends, and they pronounced “and” sort of like “n”, so I (and presumably many others) were “given” the wrong name from the start.
Queen does sing “we are the champions…of the world!” in the first time through. Just because it doesn’t END that way is a micro nit.
Moonraker. I definitely recall the scene where Jaws smiles at the girl and she smiles back and has braces which brought them together. A few years ago I re-watched all the Bond films and when I got to Moonraker, the girl didn’t have braces. I was like WTF.