Trivia

Hard

What Famed Geeky Television Show Was Originally Known As “Owl Stretching Time”?

Sliders
Star Trek
Doctor Who
Monty Python's Flying Circus
The cover of The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Answer: Monty Python’s Flying Circus

The wildly influential surreal comedy show and perennial geek favorite, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, was almost known by an entirely different name. Several different names, actually, including Owl Stretching Time; The Toad Elevating Moment; A Horse, a Spoon, and a Bucket; Vaseline Review; and Bun, Wackett, Buzzard, Stubble and Boot.

The only reason we all came to know and love the show as Monty Python’s Flying Circus is that it was the name the BBC printed on the broadcast schedule and, with true British pragmatism, they simply refused to reprint everything to bend to the whim of the comedy troupe.

If you’re sad an “Owl Stretching Time” never got its moment in the sun, take heart. The fun turn of phrase served as the title of the fourth episode in the first season of the show.

Trivia

Easy

Los Angeles Is The First Major City To Synchronize What?

Trivia

Easy

Which One Of These Common Idioms Was Originally An Advertising Slogan?

Trivia

Very Hard

Stars That Cannibalize Other Stars Are Known As?

Trivia

Hard

The Only Mammal With Scales Is The?

Trivia

Hard

The Town Of Castle Rock, Found In Many Stephen King Works, Was Inspired By Which Novel?

Trivia

Hard

What Space Mission Was The First To Visit Two Planets?

Trivia

Hard

What Was The Oldest Living Organism Ever Discovered?

Trivia

Hard

Marge Simpson’s Towering Blue Hair Was Originally Intended To Conceal?

Trivia

Easy

What Was The Transporter Effect Created With On Star Trek: The Original Series?

Trivia

Hard

The First Natural Color Photo Published In National Geographic Was Of What?