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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 9:04 PM


title 'code' resolves to original title, not well-known, long-running title

In a recent Trivia post, I made reference to The Howdy Doody Show (TV, 1947-1960) using the code tt0165594 which I found on the IMDb page for The Howdy Doody Show. The resulting entry, unfortunately, showed the original title of the show (which was changed very early on), Puppet Playhouse. When I search IMDb for "Puppet Playhouse", I get "The Howdy Doody Show". Could someone fix this so that the 'famous' title is reflected in my Trivia Post (#240402-205457-231000)? Thanks in advance.



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23 days ago

Hi @gerald_jones_phd -

It links directly to the original title, "The Howdy Doody Show" is the new title. So it is working as intended.




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22 days ago

@gerald_jones_phd  How titles are displayed in trivia (and similar) sections is determined by a combination of your settings on and the alternative titles for your chosen country for the title concerned.  

In this case -> and at the time of writing, this show has a “(new title)” of “The Howdy Doody Show” in the US, but this is out-of-date in terms of IMDb AKA policy.  The correct attribute should be “(imdb display title)” and there’s a change pending to fix this.  If you have US settings on then this will fix this title for you in the trivia submission within a few hours. 

Hope this helps.