History IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming / LiveActionTV

10th Sep '17 2:34:42 PM Vir
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* ''Maybe It's Me'', ''Committed'' and ''Opposite Sex'': They all called their episodes "The _____ Episode"; ''Half & Half'' went a step further, going for "The Big _____ Episode." Fate rewarded this addition by not having this show cancelled after one season, unlike the other three; the TV series of ''AreWeThereYet'' has gone for "The _____ Episode", and as the curse has been broken it's also gone beyond one season.

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* ''Maybe It's Me'', ''Committed'' and ''Opposite Sex'': They all called their episodes "The _____ Episode"; ''Half & Half'' went a step further, going for "The Big _____ Episode." Fate rewarded this addition by not having this show cancelled after one season, unlike the other three; the TV series of ''AreWeThereYet'' ''Series/AreWeThereYet'' has gone for "The _____ Episode", and as the curse has been broken it's also gone beyond one season.



* ''Series/MechX4'': Every episode title is in the format "Let's [action]!" (For example, "Let's Call it MECH-X4!", "Let's Open the Monster Heart!", "Let's Be Idiots!")

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* ''Series/MechX4'': Every episode title of season 1 is in the format "Let's [action]!" (For example, "Let's Call it MECH-X4!", "Let's Open the Monster Heart!", "Let's Be Idiots!")Idiots!") Every episode title of season 2 is in the format "Versus [entity]" (For example, "Versus the New Evil", "Versus the Deep", "Versus the Outbreak").
4th Sep '17 7:24:52 AM Malady
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* The sixth season of AmericanHorrorStory simply refers to each episode as a "Chapter" and then counts them off ("Chapter #1," "Chapter #2," etc.). All the other episodes in previous seasons have short (one or two word) descriptive titles.

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* The sixth season season, ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryRoanoke'', of AmericanHorrorStory ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', simply refers to each episode as a "Chapter" and then counts them off ("Chapter #1," "Chapter #2," etc.). All the other episodes in previous seasons have short (one ({{one|WordTitle}} or two word) descriptive titles.
3rd Sep '17 10:36:31 AM RicPot
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** All the titles of series 1 end with exclamation marks, and in series 2 they all end with question marks.
1st Sep '17 4:32:50 PM TrendingToon1
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** ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', The SequelSeries to ''Boy Meets World'' has its episodes named "Girl Meets _____" (including the pilot, which is officially called "Girl Meets World").

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** ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', The SequelSeries to ''Boy Meets World'' has its episodes named "Girl Meets _____" (including the pilot, which is officially called "Girl Meets World"). The sole exception is the one-hour "World Meets Girl".


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* ''I Am Frankie'': All episodes follow the pattern "I Am... [noun]".
25th Aug '17 8:02:46 PM RevDave
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** Season 5 episodes take their titles from the poem [[https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/protest "Protest" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.]]
29th Jun '17 1:27:01 AM AgeOfGlenn
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** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' uses a "<story arc>/<episode>" format. In addition, each story arc title includes a single Latin letter that stands for two words: a concept central to the arc and a character central to the arc.
** ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' and its use of the RuleOfThree means each title has an "X, Y, and Z" format (eg. ''A Fist, an Experiment, and a Super Bike; Pride, Surgery, and a Secret''; or ''Chocolate, Faith, and the Power of Justice''.)
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' ups the ante by having four kanji, when put together, make a sentence pertaining to the plot of the episode.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' phrases each title in a question related to the episode.

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** The three post-''Decade'' series, all having an increasing number motif, all somehow incorporated their number into their episode titles:
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''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' uses divides its titles into two parts: the serial name and the episode name, divided by a "<story arc>/<episode>" format. slash. In addition, each story arc title includes a single Latin letter that stands for two words: a concept central to the arc and a character central to the arc.
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arc. For instance, the first episode is titled ''W's Search/Two Detectives in One''.
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''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' and its use of the RuleOfThree means each title has an "X, Y, and Z" format (eg. ''A Fist, an Experiment, and a Super Bike; Pride, Surgery, and a Secret''; or ''Chocolate, Faith, and the Power of Justice''.)
** *** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' ups the ante by having four kanji, when put together, make a sentence pertaining to the plot of the episode.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' phrases each title in as a question related to answered by the episode.episode. For example, "Who is that Shadow Chasing Her?".



** ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'' starts each episode title with the next letter of the alphabet (Amazons, Beast Inside, Colony of Ants, Die or Kill, Eyes in the Dark)
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' combines Japanese and English. [[http://kamenrider.wikia.com/wiki/Kamen_Rider_Ex-Aid#Episodes See the episode guide]].

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** ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'' starts each episode title titles are all in English or Latin and written in alphabetical order, with the next first letter of highlighted in the alphabet (Amazons, title card (Amazonz, Beast Inside, Colony of Ants, Die or Kill, Eyes in the Dark)
Dark and so on). The exception is the final episode, amazonZ, which Book Ends the series by focusing on the final letter.
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' combines Japanese symbols and English.English words in its titles. [[http://kamenrider.wikia.com/wiki/Kamen_Rider_Ex-Aid#Episodes See the episode guide]].
17th Jun '17 2:12:02 AM Cindylover1969
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* ''Famous In Love'': Uses riffs on movie titles, like "Not So Easy A," "Prelude to a Diss" "Some Like It Not," "Crazy Scripted Love" and "Leaving Los Angeles."
14th Jun '17 9:20:26 AM YourEternalTroper
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** ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'': Every episode title has a date attached to it.

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** ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'': Every episode title starts with the words "Case File" and has a date attached to it.



** ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'': Every episode title is suffixed with the name of a spell from the show.
** ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger'': Every episode title is a noun phrase. (In Japanese, they're often written in the "Y no X" format again)
** ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'': Every episode title begins with a word from Jan's unique vocabulary.
** ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'': Every episode title has its first two characters be kanji, with the remaining in katakana (even words or phrases ordinarily not written in katakana).
** ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'': Every episode title is written entirely in kanji. Particles (which have no kanji) spoken in the episode title are omitted from the written title, and not a single episode title contains a word of GratuitousEnglish (as those have no kanji, and aren't necessary for grammar like particles are).

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** ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'': Every episode title is suffixed with the name of a spell from the show.
show and prefixed with the word "Stage".
** ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger'': Every episode title starts with the word "Task" and is a noun phrase. (In Japanese, they're often written in the "Y no X" format again)
** ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'': Every episode title begins with a word from Jan's unique vocabulary.
vocabulary, preceded by "Lesson".
** ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'': Every episode title has its first two characters be kanji, with the remaining in katakana (even words or phrases ordinarily not written in katakana).
katakana), and starts with the word "GP".
** ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'': Every episode title starts with the word "Act", and is written entirely in kanji. Particles (which have no kanji) spoken in the episode title are omitted from the written title, and not a single episode title contains a word of GratuitousEnglish (as those have no kanji, and aren't necessary for grammar like particles are).are).
** ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'': Every episode title starts with an "Epic" word.



** ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'': An [[InvertedTrope Inversion]] to ''Shinkenger'' with only hiragana and katakana.

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** ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'': An [[InvertedTrope Inversion]] to ''Shinkenger'' with only hiragana and katakana.katakana, with every episode title starting with the word "Brave".


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** ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger'': Every episode title starts with the word "Space".
22nd May '17 9:39:23 AM JamesAustin
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* ''Series/GossipGirl'':
** Almost every episode title is a play on a movie title, more than a few of which fall squarely into IncrediblyLamePun territory. Examples (mostly kept here to titles including main characters or families):

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* ''Series/GossipGirl'':
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Almost every episode title of ''Series/GossipGirl'' is a play on a movie title, more than a few of which fall squarely into IncrediblyLamePun territory. Examples (mostly kept here to titles including main characters or families):



** "In The Realm Of The Basses" (''In The Realm Of The Senses'')
** "Remains Of The J" (''Literature/TheRemainsOfTheDay'')

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** "In The the Realm Of The of the Basses" (''In The the Realm Of The of the Senses'')
** "Remains Of The of the J" (''Literature/TheRemainsOfTheDay'')



** "The Treasure Of Serena Madre" (''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'')
** "The Unblairable Lightness Of Being" (''Film/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'')
** "Memoirs Of An Invisible Dan" (''Literature/MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan'')
** "Cross Rhodes" (''[[Film/{{Crossroads 2002}} Crossroads]]'')

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** "The Treasure Of of Serena Madre" (''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'')
** "The Unblairable Lightness Of of Being" (''Film/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'')
(''Literature/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'')
** "Memoirs Of of An Invisible Dan" (''Literature/MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan'')
** "Cross Rhodes" (''[[Film/{{Crossroads 2002}} Crossroads]]'')(''Film/{{Crossroads|2002}}'')



** ... and "Raiders Of The Lost Art" (''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''). Even though [[Magazine/{{MAD}} another [=TimeWarner=] owned entity]] used that title 30 years go.

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** ... and "Raiders Of The of the Lost Art" (''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''). Even though [[Magazine/{{MAD}} another [=TimeWarner=] TimeWarner owned entity]] used that title 30 years go.
18th May '17 12:10:10 AM LaptopGuy
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* Every episode of ''Series/StuckInTheMiddle'' begins with the word "Stuck".
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