Two that never made any sense to me were Picket Fences and Northern Exposure. Wild, Wild West would not lead you to believe it was a special agent with loads of Bond-like gadgets.
Those all made sense to me: Picket Fences
took place in a small town, and small towns have lots of picket fences.
People often talk about whether their home has a northern or southern exposure...in the Northern hemisphere, you'll get more light if you have a southern
exposure. Northern Exposure took place in Alaska which is very far north
, as Sarah Palin could tell you.Wild, Wild West
was a play on words. Robert Conrad played James West, and it was a western of sorts, after all, even if it featured high tech gadgets that would have been science fiction in the 19th century.