Join 3,494 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


"Weiner Spook" isn't cutting it
March 1, 2014 2:03 PM   Subscribe

Help me name my web series! I need a name that communicates some/all of the following: Dramedy/Comedy Private eye/detective Street meat/food cart vendor/hotdog vendor Peril Shorter is better, ideally one to three words. Pun it up, Internet!
posted by lizifer to Media & Arts (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Urgh formatting :-(
posted by lizifer at 2:04 PM on March 1


Grinder
posted by parmanparman at 2:13 PM on March 1


Wiener Spook sounds awesome to me, fwiw.
posted by gregglind at 2:24 PM on March 1 [7 favorites]


Midnight Franks
Pushcart P.I.
Dog Dick
posted by adamrice at 2:29 PM on March 1 [1 favorite]


Slagchop
Hunkhorn P.I.
Meat for Dessert
Slaughterhouse Noir

Could you link to some of your work? It's hard to conceptualise from your post alone.
posted by CyborgHag at 2:33 PM on March 1


The racist connotations of 'spook' grate on me.
Wiener Sleuth
Everything but the Oink/Squeal
Sauerkraut Sniffer
posted by plinth at 2:44 PM on March 1


Private Wiener
Wiener for Hire
Wiener Dick
posted by notbuddha at 2:59 PM on March 1 [2 favorites]


Frank Furter, P.I.
posted by vrakatar at 3:06 PM on March 1


57 Varieties... of MURDER!
posted by vrakatar at 3:09 PM on March 1


The Perilous Wiener
Carte Noire Investigations
The Vending Detective
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:14 PM on March 1


Hotdog P.I.
posted by jessicapierce at 3:57 PM on March 1


Street Eats Beat
posted by jamjam at 4:12 PM on March 1


Naked City Lunch
posted by jamjam at 4:18 PM on March 1 [1 favorite]


What is the show actually about?

The title should be that.

Come up with a log line, and that will probably tell you what the title should be.

Also, pick something that is google/keyword/SEO friendly if at all possible, and geared toward your particular audience.

It's hard enough to get people to watch web shows that it's best to just go with a "what it says on the tin" sort of title rather than trying to be overly cute. At least people will be able to google it.
posted by Sara C. at 4:26 PM on March 1 [1 favorite]


(Warm Guns,) Cool Dames & Hot Dogs
Frankfurter Files
Revolvers & Relish
Mustard Mysteries

If you go with a pithy title, maybe add a colon and subtitle to better describe the material, like "From the Files of a Food Cart Gumshoe."
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 6:57 PM on March 1


Bunshoe
Private Dick, Public Wiener
Wurst Case Scenario
A Term for the Wurst
Bunshot
Slaw and Order
Felafel Behavior
Poor Boy Becomes Hero
Kettle Con
Order in the Food Court
Snacktion Hero
Gregory Peckish
Hot Dog on a Stick-Up
Sandwich Parole
Pierogies and Parolees
Private Digestive
Sing Sing for Your Supper
Case and Quesadilla
Torte Reform
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 7:15 PM on March 1 [2 favorites]


A Bum Wrap
A Pita the Action
Omelet You Off With a Warning
Corn on the Cop
Hard Boiled, Soft Cooked
Salt and Battery: In Cod We Trust
Fish and CHiPS (really only works if it's set in California and has Abe Vigoda in it)
Steak Out

Steak Out. Yeah.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 7:23 PM on March 1 [3 favorites]


Private Dick Relish
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:49 PM on March 1


Dirty Water Dogs
posted by novelgazer at 10:31 PM on March 1


Have you named the main character already? That would make a difference.

fwiw I initially thought your list said "Peril Shorter" which would be a brilliant name for a comedy private eye and/or show starring same. But it isn't really meat oriented. or a pun
posted by doiheartwentyone at 6:52 AM on March 2


Dogged Detective. Or just Dogged, really.
posted by eponym at 11:31 AM on March 2


Main character is named George (she's female). These are amazing suggestions!
posted by lizifer at 2:24 PM on March 2


Mystery Meat
George of the Bun-gle


Or something incorporating the words "caper" or "grilled".
posted by auntie maim at 3:27 PM on March 2


Crime à la Carte
posted by MonkeyToes at 7:01 AM on March 3


« Older Can you give me any helpful in...   |  Paging metafilter fashionistas... Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments