What Famed Geeky Television Show Was Originally Known As “Owl Stretching Time”?
Answer: Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Cult comedy show and perrenial geek favorite, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, was almost known by an entirely different name. Several different names, actually, including Owl Stretching Time; The Toad Elevating Moment; A Horse, a Spoon and a Bucket; Vaseline Review; and Bun, Wackett, Buzzard, Stubble and Boot.
The only reason we all came to know and love the show as Monty Python’s Flying Circus is that was the name the BBC printed on the broadcast schedule and, with true British pragmatism, they simply refused to reprint everything to bend to the whim of the comedy troupe.