British Comedy Guide

How to name a sitcom?

Avatar

Mana

  • Sunday 10th February 2008, 8:20pm
  • Norfolk, England
  • 231 posts

Me and Dom (Dom Mental on here) are writing a sitcom, but have no idea what to call it.

Has anyone got any tips on naming sitcoms or coming up with good names? Or anything really...

PS sorry if this is the wrong section/there is already a similar topic...

Avatar

bushbaby

  • Sunday 10th February 2008, 8:25pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,497 posts

What's the theme of your sitcom?For instance I have just written one about two married couples, all pensioners. The women are always pulling one over their hubbies but the two men are always plotting too. So, I've called it...Battle Of Wits

Avatar

Mana

  • Sunday 10th February 2008, 8:28pm
  • Norfolk, England
  • 231 posts

Some people working in a dating agency, but the episodes aren't really related to that much...

Avatar

Lee

  • Sunday 10th February 2008, 8:28pm
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,346 posts

What's the name of the agency?

Avatar

Gavin

  • Sunday 10th February 2008, 8:31pm
  • Wales
  • 22,778 posts

call it "Me and Dom"

Avatar

Mana

  • Sunday 10th February 2008, 8:32pm [Edited]
  • Norfolk, England
  • 231 posts

Happy Hearts...

we thought of naming it that, but it sounded to... squishy...

EDIT: We can't call it 'Me and Dom' because we don't really feature in it at all...

Avatar

Charley

  • Sunday 10th February 2008, 8:34pm
  • HERTS, England
  • 6,839 posts

Well if it was based in Hertfordshire you could call it Love Herts.
I always think of a title after it is all done. I like catchy titles to. Something that throws. It need not even have anything to do with your sitcom. IMO!!!

Avatar

chipolata

  • Monday 11th February 2008, 6:37pm
  • England
  • 30,065 posts

I tend to go through my record collection and look for quirky song titles I can steal. It's important to remember the title need not neccessarily have any bearing on the project. For example, Reservoir Dogs is a fantastic title but as far as I'm aware there are no reservoirs or dogs in the actual film. It just feels right.

Avatar

David Bussell

  • Monday 11th February 2008, 7:16pm
  • London, England
  • 9,943 posts

How about 'GSOH'?

Avatar

sootyj

  • Monday 11th February 2008, 7:23pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

It should be snappy, and defining, but not neccasairly funny.
It's like a brand so to speak.

e.g. Red Dwarf, The Office all instant recognition.

Date line?
Somebody, someday?

Avatar

bushbaby

  • Monday 11th February 2008, 7:33pm
  • England
  • 3,497 posts

It needs to be a good one.
I love the prog 'Thank God You're Here' but can't remember for the life of me that it's the improvisation prog when I see it advertised. I assume that's a religious prog and pass it by
There's another prog with a stupid name and I can't even remember the title now....just shows what an impact it has....not

Avatar

puffinpol

  • Monday 11th February 2008, 7:47pm
  • England
  • 193 posts

Record titles - Boom bang-a-bang jumped into my head!

Avatar

catskillz

  • Monday 11th February 2008, 7:50pm
  • Merseyside, England
  • 3,396 posts

I'm determined to come up with a really clever title for my sitcom.

Avatar

David Bussell

  • Monday 11th February 2008, 7:56pm
  • London, England
  • 9,943 posts
Quote: catskillz @ February 11, 2008, 2:50 PM

I'm determined to come up with a really clever title for my sitcom.

What's it about?