Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tales of the Bandicoot

A bandicoot is a maruspial, weasel-like animal native to western Australia. But it has the best name of any animal, ever! This week on the TV show Jeopardy!, the final answer in the Double Jeopardy round was "bandicoot," and they flashed this picture. Then the Final Jeopardy category was "novel inspirations." This got me thinking, "What if you removed one word from the titles of classic novels and replaced it with the word bandicoot?" So here is my random list, an exercise of complete self-indulgence but also great fun. Add your own in the comments section! Enjoy.

Wuthering Bandicoots
The Grapes of Bandicoot
David Bandicoot
Up the Down Bandicoot
The Stepford Bandicoots
Jurassic Bandicoot
Look Homeward, Bandicoot
The Bandicoots of Eastwick
All Quiet on the Western Bandicoot
The Great Bandicoot
The Old Man and the Bandicoot
To Kill a Bandicoot
The Sound and the Bandicoot
Bandicoot, Run
Bandicoots for Algernon
The Adventures of Huckleberry Bandicoot
The Bandicoot in the Rye
The Red Bandicoot of Courage
Tess of the Bandicoots
A Tale of Two Bandicoots
Silas Bandicoot
The Bandicoot of Monte Cristo
Madame Bandicoot
Bandicoot the Obscure
The Prime of Miss Jean Bandicoot
One Hundred Years of Bandicoots
Bandicoot's Complaint
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Bandicoots But Were Afraid to Ask
A Connecticut Bandicoot in King Arthur's Court
Lady Bandicoot's Lover
Bandicoot 451
The Scarlet Bandicoot
The Lion, The Witch and the Bandicoot
The Joy of Bandicoots
The Bandicoot Who Came in from the Cold
The Bandicoot is a Lonely Hunter
One Flew Over the Bandicoot's Nest
The Bandicoot of San Luis Rey
Lord of the Bandicoots