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

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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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