For some reason, The West Wing has been on my mind recently. Specifically, it occurs to me that Aaron Sorkincould easily have created it with the working title What Would the White House Have Been Like from 1993-2000 If Bill Clinton Had Been Just as Liberal and Generally Competent, But Not Nearly So Much of a Sexually-Predatory Creep. When the suits at NBC read the first script, someone sent a note saying, “Um…that’s a little long. Can we make it shorter and less insulting?”
What other television movies, television series, books, or so forth clearly benefited from a renaming?