Displacement is process by which an individual or culture unconsciously displaces psychological energies (anxieties, desires, fears) from one object or situation to another, "safer," more distant, less difficult, or socially acceptable one.
Mr Ed. (1961-1966)
A man hides the fact that he owns a talking horse.
My Favorite Martian. (1963-1966)
A man hides the fact that he is living with a Martian, whom he tells the world is his "uncle."
A man hides the fact that he is married to a witch with supernatural powers.
I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970)
A man hides the fact that he is living with a genie.