Action Required: Help Us Rename "Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision"

Dear valued internet friends,

For two years now, we've been publishing our weekly round-ups of the best and worst TV moments under the name of "Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision." And frankly, we’ve lost that lovin’ feeling for the title. It’s not that we don’t appreciate the fact that it sounds like the name of a '50's-era circus sideshow, it’s just that we’ve, you know, matured or something. We’re ready for something more. We want the title to say, “HEY! Here are the most INCREDIBLE and the most HEINOUS things that happened on your TV this week!"—"swell" just doesn't sound swell enough and "hell," in internet terms, is basically "meh."

This is where you come in.

You’re the ones reading our headlines every day, so we want you to weigh in on a new name for "Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision" (aren’t we thoughtful?): Can you think of a brand-new title that’s as easy to look at as it is to understand?


Here are a couple of slightly terrible (in both a good way and a bad way) suggestions, to get those wheels spinning:

– TV Turn-Ons and Turn-Offs
– SICK TV (wordplay! Because "sick" can mean "awesome" or "gross.")
– Hit It or Quit It: This Week's TV Bests and Blunders
– The Boob Tube Rubix Cube: This Week's Hits and Misses (I don't even know, it just rhymes)
– The Best (and the Rest)


Post your best ideas in the comments, and one of you might just wind up with the ultimate TV.com bragging right (and maybe a TV.com T-shirt, too). Alternately, if you love the name "Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision," now's your chance to make a case for why we should keep it.


We'll be accepting submissions through next Wednesday, March 21, at 5pm Pacific time.

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Mar 25, 2012
TV Tux vs TV Sux
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Mar 21, 2012
I love love love: Streets ahead and Streets behind!
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Mar 21, 2012
awesome vs boresome

beauty and the beasts
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Mar 21, 2012
Maybe there could be like ten things every week. Number one would be the best of the week and number ten would be the worst.
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Mar 21, 2012
or Still Better than Twilight
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Mar 21, 2012
Oh Yeah! or Oh Hell No...
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Mar 21, 2012
just name it Cougar Town
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Mar 21, 2012
+&-

Highs & Lows

Up & Down (with arrows maybe?)

Peak and Weak of the week

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Mar 20, 2012
Masterpieces Vs. Miss-terpieces (Selecting the top moments and the bottom of the barrel annoyances)
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Mar 20, 2012
Must See vs Can't Un-See
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Mar 25, 2012
I love this one!
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Mar 21, 2012
Big fan of this one.
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Mar 18, 2012
Boba Fett vs. JarJar
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Mar 18, 2012
Legends vs dairy

Awesome vs possum
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Mar 18, 2012
Breaking Glad breaking sad
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Mar 17, 2012
I like "Hit it or Quit it", but that sounds like an article about upcoming shows to watch or not watch. "FTW/WTF" is better for a past week recap.
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Mar 21, 2012
Ooh, an acronym and palindrome all in one! FTW/WTF is a great idea!
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Mar 17, 2012
Smelly or Swelly?
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Mar 17, 2012
The only thing that came to my mind was "The Good The Bad and The Ugly" as I can see a few others have said.

Other than that some lame suggestions like "Hit and Miss" or "Top Banana and the Peel".

And I do like FTW vs WTF...
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Mar 16, 2012
Maybe "Swell-o/Hell-o"
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Mar 16, 2012
I instantly thought "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" as someone suggested (perhaps "The Good, The Bad and The Kardashian"?)



FTW v. WTF is perfect though ... who doesn't love palindromic acronyms?
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Mar 16, 2012
I was going to suggest "TV's Bests & Blunders" (without the "hit it or quit it" part) but I gotta say, I LOVE the FTW v WTF idea - that's just perfect!
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Mar 16, 2012
i like Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision... maybe you're going through wordplay ennui?



Maybe follow Occam's Razor like Dr. House says and keep it simple:



Hot or Not
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Mar 16, 2012
If you have to have something, and remember I like the current name, how about "Stinko or Plinko"? :D
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Mar 15, 2012
"Top or Flop"



Or does that not work in English? Hmmm... yeah it works fine. Right?
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Mar 15, 2012
How about "this weeks shoots and ladders" or

"to watch or not to watch"

"TV Tops VS TV Stops"

"Freakin Awesome VS Freakin toss'em"



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Mar 15, 2012
Week of TV Whoas! and Woes :(
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Mar 15, 2012
I really liked that hit it and quit it idea.
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Mar 15, 2012
Tune ins and tune outs
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Mar 15, 2012
Cougar Town :-)
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Mar 15, 2012
Awfully Great vs. Just Plain Awful
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Mar 15, 2012
Can't Miss vs. Stick it up your dick!
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Mar 15, 2012
Who doesn't love saying "The Boob Tube Rubix Cube"?
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Mar 15, 2012
Need to see it vs. Please delete it
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Mar 15, 2012
Can't Miss vs. Shit Piss
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Mar 15, 2012
This Week's "Highs" and "Whys?"
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Mar 15, 2012
In your own simple way, you may be the wisest of us all vs A scathing indictment of the American educational system!!!



or



Bazinga vs Thou art a heartless b!tc#!!!
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Mar 15, 2012
torontogirl98 has it!!!!!
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Mar 15, 2012
HD vs Technicrap
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Mar 15, 2012
Eyesores- Good & bad things that stood out this week
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Mar 15, 2012
BULLSEYE & BULLSH!T
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Mar 15, 2012
I like "Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision" just fine!
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Mar 15, 2012
Definitely SICK TV because I already abuse that word too much
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Mar 15, 2012
FTW or WTF! but from your list Hit It or Quit It
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Mar 15, 2012
The Boob Tube Rubix Cube: This Week's Hits and Misses
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Mar 15, 2012
I also like FTW vs WTF; more modern
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Mar 15, 2012
Love it!: Streets Ahead vs. Streets Behind
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Mar 21, 2012
Cool cool cool, and Britta'd.
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Mar 15, 2012
FTW vs WTF gets my vote!
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Mar 15, 2012
I really like Hit It or Quit It
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Mar 15, 2012
Yes, the title is annoying..
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Mar 15, 2012
Beautiful Things vs. Hot Messses
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Mar 15, 2012
Hell Yeah vs. Hell Nooo
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Mar 15, 2012
The Stuff Tim Surette Likes and The Stuff No One Else Is Allowed To Like.
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Mar 15, 2012
That's so Sorbo.



After top notch B-list actor Kevin Sorbo. Used to describe anything that's good enough to watch, but not good enough to get excited about. Anything of middling quality.
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Mar 15, 2012
I love the reference!
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