Alright, what is the connection HERE then, smartarses?
- Pimp That Snack
Alright, let’s see how you did. Most of you were wrong, but Barry chimed in after the first clue with:
Bands that have had to change their names.
This would lead to an interesting dilemma, because it’s sort of right but not actually correct, although doubtless when given just one guess on television you’d probably ask for at least a second. That’s where geek comedian Tom Scott comes in:
I reckon (on two clues) that you’re close – but I’d say it’s *things* that have had to change their names.
Which is, basically correct. They are all things that had to change their name to avoid infringement. Westlife were originally known as Westside (and indeed their first single was out as Westside, if I remember correctly) before someone pointed out there was already a Westside, the Gotcha was originally the Gotcha Oscar before the Academy had a quiet word, Starwing on the Super Nintendo (and indeed N64) is known outside Europe as Starfox, because of a game called Starfox released on the Commodore 64 in the eighties, and Pimp That Snack was originally Pimp My Snack before Viacom sent a stern letter. Well done to all involved!
Meanwhile, Channel 5 are doing a magic-based gameshow which appears to be “can you outwit Philip Escoffey?” and it is called Impossible? with a question mark. It sounds like it’s probably going to be that Derren Brown trick with the money in envelopes for an hour.
Incidentally, for the past few weeks I’ve been getting a lot of referals from people searching for ‘Lady Battleaxe’, one of the WARR-iors from Knights and Warriors. Well, I’ve solved the mystery of why that might be, Dot Jones who played Lady Battleaxe is now coach Shannon Beiste in popular television show Glee. A before and after shot may follow this evening.