What are the most horrible translated German episode titles (season 2)?

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What is the most horrible translated German episode titles (season 2)?

May the Giant Be with You
4
36%
Coma
0
No votes
The Man Behind the Glass
0
No votes
Laura's Secret Diary
0
No votes
The Orchid's Curse
0
No votes
Demons
0
No votes
Lonely Souls
0
No votes
Drive with a Dead Girl
0
No votes
Arbitrary Law
1
9%
Dispute Between Brothers
0
No votes
Masked Ball
1
9%
The Black Widow
0
No votes
Checkmate and/or Double Play
0
No votes
Slaves and Masters
1
9%
The Condemned Woman
1
9%
Wounds and Scars and/or On the Wings of Love
1
9%
Variations on Relations
2
18%
The Path to the Black Lodge
0
No votes
Miss Twin Peaks
0
No votes
Beyond Life and Death
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 11
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What are the most horrible translated German episode titles (season 2)?

Postby Jonah » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:28 pm

A sequel to What is the most horrible translated german episode title (season 1)?, a poll created by Dalai Cooper: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=3318.

Pick up to 2 options (let me know if I should add more).

Feel free to also mention any ones you like - or which one you think is the best (if any).

A couple of them are doubled up as the poll only allows 20 options but there are 22 episodes.
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Re: What are the most horrible translated German episode titles (season 2)?

Postby Jerry Horne » Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:04 pm

All of the above.
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Re: What are the most horrible translated German episode titles (season 2)?

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:02 pm

They’re all awful, but “May the Giant Be with You” is the worst. Star Wars references, really?!
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Re: What are the most horrible translated German episode titles (season 2)?

Postby Agent Earle » Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:49 pm

I know it's borderline blasphemous, but I like all these titles very much and consider them an integral part of the TP experience. No, I'm not joking!
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Re: What are the most horrible translated German episode titles (season 2)?

Postby Jonah » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:09 pm

I voted Variations on Relations and Slaves and Masters, but most of them are pretty bad. Arbitrary Law is also awful and Masked Ball makes no sense. Some are okay - Laura's Secret Diary, Lonely Souls - but underwhelming. I like The Path To The Black Lodge.
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Re: What are the most horrible translated German episode titles (season 2)?

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:19 pm

Agent Earle wrote:I know it's borderline blasphemous, but I like all these titles very much and consider them an integral part of the TP experience. No, I'm not joking!


The only one I sorta like as a guilty pleasure is “Drive with a Dead Girl.” It sounds like it could be a 1940s noir title and fits the sort-of kitschy mood of the Leland scenes in that episode.
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Re: What are the most horrible translated German episode titles (season 2)?

Postby Jonah » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:22 pm

Agreed - it's one of those titles I couldn't decide if it was bad or good. And the Giant one is bad but also kind of funny.
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Re: What are the most horrible translated German episode titles (season 2)?

Postby WindUpBird » Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:42 pm

I really like 'Drive with a Dead Girl' 'Lonely Souls ' and even 'Variations on Relations'.

'Arbitrary Law' always leaves me scratching my heads. Am I missing some obvious meaning in that one?
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Re: What are the most horrible translated German episode titles (season 2)?

Postby Jonah » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:38 pm

WindUpBird wrote:'Arbitrary Law' always leaves me scratching my heads. Am I missing some obvious meaning in that one?

No. I assume it has something to do with Ben being charged/Leland being captured and/or the scene at the Roadhouse/Cooper remembering his dream.
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Re: What are the most horrible translated German episode titles (season 2)?

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:56 pm

Jonah wrote:
WindUpBird wrote:'Arbitrary Law' always leaves me scratching my heads. Am I missing some obvious meaning in that one?

No. I assume it has something to do with Ben being charged/Leland being captured and/or the scene at the Roadhouse/Cooper remembering his dream.


I’ve always assumed it’s a phrase/reference that has some double/special meaning in German that was lost in translation.
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Re: What are the most horrible translated German episode titles (season 2)?

Postby Jonah » Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:40 pm

I'm still confused by "Masked Ball" and some of the others.
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Re: What are the most horrible translated German episode titles (season 2)?

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:23 pm

Jonah wrote:I'm still confused by "Masked Ball" and some of the others.


I’ve never given these any real thought beyond being annoyed that streaming services use them. But yeah, I have no clue. I guess the ball is Dougie’s wedding, and masked because...everyone has secrets? IDK. These are so dumb.

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