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** Season 4 episode "Daring Don't" and Season 7 episode "Daring Done?".
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* ''Fanfic/UniverseFalls'': The "Fusion Fiascos" storyline, which introduces [[FusionDance Stevonnie]], as well as fusions of Steven with Mabel (Maven) and Dipper (Stepper), is divided into three parts titled "Alone Together", "Together Forever", and "Forever Alone".
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** The show [[ParodiedTrope Parodies]] this with [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E10StevensLion "Steven's Lion"]]. The next episode where Lion plays a major role is called "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E17Lion2TheMovie Lion 2]]: TheMovie." In it, Steven rides Lion with his Connie [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to the movies.]] After that, the next one is called "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E35Lion3StraightToVideo Lion 3]]: [[SequelSnark Straight to Video]]". It's about Steven getting a video tape from Lion [[spoiler:that his mother made.]]
** The two parters introducing Lapis Lazuli are titled "Mirror Gem" and "Ocean Gem".
** The episode where Steven befriends the Centipeetle is titled "Monster Buddies". The episode where the Centipeetle returns and [[spoiler: tries to communicate with Steven]] is "Monster Reunion".
** Episodes where [[CreepyChild Onion]] plays a major role are titled "Onion [noun]": "Onion Trade", "Onion Friend", and "Onion Gang".
** "Tiger Millionaire" was followed three seasons later by "Tiger Philanthropist".

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** The show [[ParodiedTrope Parodies]] this with [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E10StevensLion "Steven's Lion"]]. The next episode where Lion plays a major role is called "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E17Lion2TheMovie Lion 2]]: TheMovie." In it, Steven rides Lion with his Connie [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to the movies.]] After that, the next one is called "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E35Lion3StraightToVideo Lion 3]]: [[SequelSnark Straight to Video]]". It's about Steven getting a video tape from Lion [[spoiler:that his mother made.]]
]] Three seasons later, we got "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E20Lion4AlternateEnding Lion 4]]: [[RevisedEnding Alternate Ending]]", which has Lion take Steven to a location where an alternate version of the tape from "Lion 3" is hidden.
** The two parters parter episodes introducing Lapis Lazuli are titled "Mirror Gem" "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E25MirrorGem Mirror Gem]]" and "Ocean Gem".
"[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E26OceanGem Ocean Gem]]".
** The episode where Steven befriends the Centipeetle is titled "Monster Buddies". "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E23MonsterBuddies Monster Buddies]]". The episode where the Centipeetle returns and [[spoiler: tries to communicate with Steven]] is "Monster Reunion".
"[[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E14MonsterReunion Monster Reunion]]".
** Episodes where [[CreepyChild Onion]] plays a major role are titled "Onion [noun]": "Onion Trade", "Onion Friend", "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E15OnionTrade Onion Trade]]", "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E16OnionFriend Onion Friend]]", and "Onion Gang".
"[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E7OnionGang Onion Gang]]".
** "Tiger Millionaire" "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E9TigerMillionaire Tiger Millionaire]]" was followed three seasons later by "Tiger Philanthropist"."[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E18TigerPhilanthropist Tiger Philanthropist]]".
** Two episodes focusing on Lars are titled "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E10TheNewLars The New Lars]]" and "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E22TheGoodLars The Good Lars]]".
** Season 4 closes with the episodes "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E23AreYouMyDad Are You My Dad?]]" and "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E24IAmMyMom I Am My Mom]]".
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* Music/EdSheeran gives us one of the most notorious and popular examples with his hit albums "+", "x" and "÷". He has stated that these are the first three of a five-album sequence, presumably to be completed with "-" and "=".
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* Music/EdSheeran gives us one of the most notorious and popular examples with his hit albums "+", "x" and "÷". He has stated that these are the first three of a five-album sequence, presumably to be completed with "-" and "=".
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* ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' (written by Stephen Moffat, who is rather fond of this trope) had several examples:
** "The Girl With Two Breasts", "The Man With Two Legs" and "The Girl With One Heart".
** Two consecutive episodes titled "Naked" and "Dressed".
** The final series begins with "9 And A Half Minutes" and ends with "9 And A Half Months".
9th Apr '17 8:48:17 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': The season one episode "End of the Beginning" and finale "Beginning of the End" respectively open and conclude the "Uprising" arc.
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'' has the two last episodes "Birth" and "Afterbirth".
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel'' has "She Wants Revenge" and "She Gets Revenge".
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': had two episodes late in the final season: "Objects in Motion" and "Objects at Rest", references to Newton's First Law of Motion.
* The 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series did this all the time, as most of their episodes were two-parters. These would usually take the form of a rhyming couplet. Some were clever, ("Hizzoner, the Penguin"/"Dizzonner the Penguin"; "An Egg Grows in Gotham"/"The Yegg Foes in Gotham"; "The Riddler Goes Straight"/"Not Yet, He Ain't") and some were not ("That Darn Catwoman"/"Scat! Darn Catwoman!"; "Batman's Anniversary"/"A Riddling Controversy").
* ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'' had a trio of season 3 episodes titled, respectively, "Bob Hits the Ceiling", "Emily Hits the Ceiling", and "The Ceiling Hits Bob".
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': The 4th season finale is called "The End in the Beginning", while the Season 5 finale was "The Beginning in the End".
* ''Series/BreakingBad'':
** The Season 3 episodes "Half Measures" and "Full Measure".
** The Season 3 episodes "Thirty-Eight Snub" and "Shotgun".
** The Season 3 episode "Fly" and the Season 4 episode "Bug".
** The Season 2 episode "Peekaboo" and the Season 3 episode "I See You".
** The Season 4 episode "Problem Dog" and the Season 5 episode "Rabid Dog".
** The Season 3 premiere, "No Mas", has Walter leaving the meth game behind after seeing the wreckage. The episode where he decides he wants to get back in the game? "Mas".
* The Franchise/{{Buffyverse}} went across shows and episodes. The episode where Angel sleeps with Buffy and turns into Angelus on ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' is called "Surprise". On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', when Angel once again sleeps with someone and we *think* he is going to turn into Angelus, but he doesn't, the episode is called "Reprise", calling back to the ''Buffy'' episode two years previous.
** Also, the Season 3 episode "Bad Girls" where Faith tries to get Buffy to enjoy her slaying but ends up [[spoiler: accidentally killing the mayor's aide]], and the Season 7 episode "Dirty Girls" where Faith returns from L.A. to help with the fight against [[spoiler: the First Evil]].
** The episodes "Smashed", "Wrecked" and "Gone", all of which dealt with both Willow's addiction and Buffy's destructive relationship with Spike, were so named because they were all euphemisms for "drunk" or "high".
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'', most of the episodes concerning Beckett's mother from season 2 to the first episode of season 4 have a fighting motif: "Suckerpunch", "Knockdown", "Knockout", and finally "Rise".
** Some of the two-part storylines have titles that reference each other; "Tick, Tick, Tick..."/"Boom!" (season 2), "Setup"/"Countdown" (season 3) and "XY"/"XX" (season 8).
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'''s first episode was called "Something Wicca This Way Comes". The seventh season finalé, which looked for some time as if it would be a series finalé, was called "Something Wicca This Way Goes".
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' had a series of episodes revolving around the gang's feud with rival bar Gary's Old Towne Tavern. The first one was "Bar Wars" (season 6). Then came "Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back" (Season 7), "Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh" (season 8), "Bar Wars V: The Final Judgment" (season 10), "Bar Wars VI: This Time It's For Real" (season 10) and "Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey" (season 11). (for some odd reason there was no episode titled "Bar Wars IV").
* The two parts of ''Series/{{Community}}'''s PaintballEpisode are titled "[[Film/AFistfulOfDollars A Fistful of Paintballs]]" and "[[Film/ForAFewDollarsMore For A Few Paintballs More]]".
* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' frequently uses this for a SequelEpisode or a MultiPartEpisode ("The Fox"/"Outfoxed", [[CompoundTitle "To Hell..."/"...And Back", "Hit"/"Run"]], "The Inspiration"/"The Inspired", "Angels"/"Demons").
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Every multi-Doctor story during the classic series was named "The [number] Doctors": 1973's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors "The Three Doctors"]], 1983's [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "The Five Doctors"]], and 1985's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors "The Two Doctors"]]. This made its way into the expanded universe as well, with the first ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel being called ''The Eight Doctors''.
** In the 1980s, three consecutive Dalek serials had titles beginning with R: 1984's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks "Resurrection of the Daleks"]], 1985's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks "Revelation of the Daleks"]] and 1988's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance of the Daleks"]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks "The Daleks"]] was the episode that introduced the titular creatures. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]] reintroduced them in the revival series.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter "The Doctor's Daughter"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife "The Doctor's Wife"]], although not connected: we meet the Doctor's namesake relation but with a twist.
** ''Doctor Who'' celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2013 with a linked series of stories titled [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor "The Name of the Doctor"]], [[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheNightOfTheDoctor "The Night of the Doctor"]], [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time of the Doctor"]].
** Ten of the twelve episodes of Series 9 (the 2015 series) are two-parters with cross-referenced titles: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice "The Magician's Apprentice"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E2TheWitchsFamiliar "The Witch's Familiar"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E3UnderTheLake "Under the Lake"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E4BeforeTheFlood "Before the Flood"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E5TheGirlWhoDied "The Girl Who Died"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E6TheWomanWhoLived "The Woman Who Lived"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E7TheZygonInvasion "The Zygon Invasion"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion "The Zygon Inversion"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]].
** The last episode of Series 6 (airing in 2012) was [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong "The Wedding of River Song"]]. The 2015 Christmas episode was [[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong "The Husbands of River Song"]].
* Each episode where Captain Cold plays a major role in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' have the word "rogue" in the title, referencing his position as head of the Rogues: "Going Rogue", "Revenge of the Rogues", "Rogue Time", "Rogue Air", and "Family of Rogues".
** The two-part crossover with ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' that serves as a backdoor pilot with ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has both episodes cross-referenced with both each other and the latter show -- "Legends of Today" for ''The Flash'', "Legends of Yesterday" for ''Arrow''.
* The first episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', in which he agreed to look after his dad, was titled "The Good Son". A later episode, where he considered putting him in a retirement home, was of course "The Bad Son".
* The last episode of the first season of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' was "The One Where Rachel Finds Out", where she finds out how Ross feels about her, realises she feels the same way, and discovers he's met [[RomanticFalseLead Julie]]. Seven episodes into season two, there's "The One Where Ross Finds Out". (Much later there was "The One Where Everybody Finds Out", but that was a different RomanceArc entirely and is probably a coincidence.) Season 2 also has "The One Where Joey Moves Out" and "The One Where Eddie Moves In".
* The season 3 ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' episode "Subject 13" is a WholeEpisodeFlashback about Walter's experiments with young Olivia. The season 4 episode "Subject 9" is a present-set episode about another Cortexiphan kid, one whose life has been ruined by PowerIncontinence.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''
** The season two finale is titled "Valar Morghulis". The season three opener is called "Valar Dohaeris". "Valar Morghulis" has since been translated as "all men must die". "Valar Dohaeris" is apparently the traditional response (Melisandre and Thoros use it at their meeting); it means "all men must serve".
** The season one premiere is entitled "Winter is Coming", the house words of the Starks. The season one finale is "Fire and Blood", the house words of the Targaryens.
** Two episodes in season three are "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" and "The Rains of Castamere"; these are the two most popular songs in Westeros and both have been sung on-screen.
** Season four episode "Oathkeeper" and season six episode "Oathbreaker".



* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' had three episodes with "Ebb Tide" in the name. "Ebb Tide" and "Ebbtide's Revenge" were somewhat related, about the deaths of Blanche's father and Sophia's son/Dorothy's brother, respectively. The third, "Ebbtide VI: The Wrath of Stan" is not related.
* The last two episodes of Season 4 of ''Series/{{House}}'' are titled "House's Head" and "Wilson's Heart".
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** The last two season 2 episodes "Something Borrowed" "Something Blue" and the last two season 8 episodes "Something Old" "Something New" are references to [[OldNewBorrowedAndBlue the famous tradition for weddings]]. The season 2 ends with the wedding of Marshall and Lily while season 8 ends with the preparations for the wedding of [[spoiler: Barney and Robin]].
** "Slapsgiving", "Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap" and "Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra" all involve Marshall giving a slap to Barney because the latter lose a bet.
** Season one episode "The Slutty Pumpkin" and season 7 "The Slutty Pumpkin Returns" both has the girl who dresses as a sexy pumpkin for Halloween.
** Season 7 episode "Good Crazy" and season 8 episode "Bad Crazy".
** Season 2 episode "First Time in New York" and season 9 episode "Last Time In New York".
* The first episode of ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' is "Medals, Underwear, and a Mysterious Arm". The last episode is "Tomorrow's Medals, Underwear, and Arms Held".



* ''Series/StargateSG1'' is fond of these.
** The original TimeTravel episode was titled "1969", for the year it took place. Later, an episode set in an alternative future, in which the characters used the same form of TimeTravel, was titled "2010", for the year ''it'' took place. When the events described as leading to that future started to occur in the present (but were eventually stopped, of course), the episode was titled "2001" -- which was the year the episode was made and aired, making it the year '''''it''''' took place. Adding yet another layer of meaning, in "2010", an plan going on in the background involves converting Jupiter into a star (a major element of the Arthur C. Clarke novel ''2010''), while the main alien plot has some similarities to another Clarke novel, ''Childhood's End''; and of course "2001" refers to the most famous Clarke novel (to which ''2010'' is a sequel), ''2001: A Space Odyssey''.
** Perhaps the cleverest example involves the ''SG-1'' episode "Grace", in which a concussed Samantha Carter hallucinates a young girl named Grace. ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' would later feature an episode titled "Grace Under Pressure", in which a concussed [=McKay=] hallucinates Samantha Carter -- at the bottom of the ocean, where the water pressure is a problem.
** Similarly, the ''Atlantis'' episode "38 Minutes" is in part a recapitulation of the ''SG-1'' episode "48 Hours" -- both involve people who are stuck dematerialized inside a stargate, and the title of the episode is the length of time everyone else has to figure out how to get them out.
** Three of the Replicator-centered episodes are titled "Nemesis", "Enemies" and "Menace", which all have similar meanings as well as phonetic structure.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': The 4th season finale is called "The End in the Beginning", while the Season 5 finale was "The Beginning in the End."
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': Many of the cross-franchise stories played on this:
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'''s first season featured "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E2TheNakedNow The Naked Now]]", in which the Enterprise crew faced the same virus that had afflicted Kirk's Enterprise in "The Naked Time".
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' visited the original series' episode "The Trouble With Tribbles" in its "Trials and Tribble-ations"
*** And ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' had "More Tribbles, More Troubles".
** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' visited the mirror universe of TOS's "Mirror, Mirror" with "In a Mirror, Darkly". Several episodes of ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' also featured the same alternate universe, and also had the word "mirror" in their titles).
** ''Deep Space Nine'' also had episodes titled "Profit and Lace" (referring back to its earlier episode "Profit and Loss") and "Who Mourns for Morn?" (referring back to the TOS episode "Who Mourns for Adonais?").
*** Other examples from Deep Space 9 include:
*** "In the Hands of the Prophets" (season 2 finale) and Tears of the Prophets (season 6 finale)
*** "Duet" (season 2) and "Waltz" (season 6)
*** "Children of Time" (season 5) and Time's Orphan (season 6)
*** "Defiant" (season 3) and "Valiant" (season 6) (both episodes share the name of ''Defiant''-class starships)
** There were also the occasional unintended echoes: the Voyager episode "Blink of an Eye" was originally titled "Wink of an Eye", until someone realized there'd been an unrelated (but named for the one story element both episodes share) TOS episode with that title.
** Don't forget about the episodes guest-starring Q, which usually had some form of Q-related pun in the title. ("Qpid," "Q and the Grey," etc.)
* Cross-season teamup episodes of ''PowerRangers'' often cross-reference the title of the previous season, such as the ''Lightspeed Rescue''/''Time Force'' teamup, "Time For Lightspeed", or the ''Ninja Storm''/''Dino Thunder'' teamup, "Thunderstorm". Also, the first episode of ''Power Rangers Dino Thunder'', which reintroduced a character from the franchise's first season, was titled "Day of the Dino", a reference to the series premiere, "Day of the Dumpster".
** Within single seasons, ''Lightspeed Rescue'''s premiere was "Operation Lightspeed" and its finale was "The Fate of Lightspeed"; and ''SPD'' did the same with "Beginnings" and "Endings".



** Season 4 had "The Constant." An episode in season 5 is titled "The Variable".

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** Season 4 had "The Constant." Constant". An episode in season 5 is titled "The Variable".



* Episodes of ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/{{Millennium}}'' featuring Charles Nelson Reilly as the same character were titled "Jose Chung's ''From Outer Space''" and "Jose Chung's ''Doomsday Defense''," respectively.
* Episodes of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' featuring the InnerMonologue of characters other than J.D. comprise "His Story", "His Story II", "Her Story", "Her Story II", "His Story III", "His Story IV", "Their Story" and "Their Story II".
* ''Series/NewsRadio'' writers, when pressed for episode titles at the end of Season Two, named nine episodes in a row after Music/LedZeppelin albums. "In Through The Out Door," "The Song Remains The Same," "Zoso," "Houses Of The Holy," "Physical Graffiti," "Led Zeppelin," "Presence," "Coda," and "Led Zeppelin II" have little in common besides their titles. A later episode in Season Three is titled "Led Zeppelin Boxed Set."
* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' had three episodes with "Ebb Tide" in the name. "Ebb Tide" and "Ebbtide's Revenge" were somewhat related, about the deaths of Blanche's father and Sophia's son/Dorothy's brother, respectively. The third, "Ebbtide VI: The Wrath of Stan" is not related.
* On Creator/AaronSorkin's first three series, the first-season finale has been called "What Kind of Day Has It Been". The fourth, ''Series/TheNewsroom'', saved the title for its series finale instead.
* The first episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', in which he agreed to look after his dad, was titled "The Good Son". A later episode, where he considered putting him in a retirement home, was of course "The Bad Son".
* The Buffy-verse went across shows and episodes. The episode where Angel sleeps with Buffy and turns into Angelus on ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' is called "Surprise." On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', when Angel once again sleeps with someone and we *think* he is going to turn into Angelus, but he doesn't, the episode is called "Reprise," calling back to the ''Buffy'' episode two years previous.
** Also, the Season 3 episode "Bad Girls" where Faith tries to get Buffy to enjoy her slaying but ends up [[spoiler: accidentally killing the mayor's aide]], and the Season 7 episode "Dirty Girls" where Faith returns from L.A. to help with the fight against [[spoiler: the First Evil]].
** The episodes "Smashed", "Wrecked" and "Gone", all of which dealt with both Willow's addiction and Buffy's destructive relationship with Spike, were so named because they were all euphemisms for "drunk" or "high".
* ''Series/ThirdWatch'''s [[{{Premiere}} first episode]] was called "Welcome to Camelot", its GrandFinale was called "Goodbye to Camelot".

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* Episodes of ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/{{Millennium}}'' featuring Charles Nelson Reilly as the same character were titled "Jose Chung's ''From Outer Space''" and "Jose Chung's ''Doomsday Defense''," respectively.
* Episodes of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' featuring the InnerMonologue of characters other than J.D. comprise "His Story", "His Story II", "Her Story", "Her Story II", "His Story III", "His Story IV", "Their Story" and "Their Story II".
* ''Series/NewsRadio'' writers, when pressed for episode titles at the end of Season Two, named nine episodes in a row after Music/LedZeppelin albums. "In Through The Out Door," "The Song Remains The Same," "Zoso," "Houses Of The Holy," "Physical Graffiti," "Led Zeppelin," "Presence," "Coda," and "Led Zeppelin II" have little in common besides their titles. A later episode in Season Three is titled "Led Zeppelin Boxed Set."
* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' had three episodes with "Ebb Tide" in the name. "Ebb Tide" and "Ebbtide's Revenge" were somewhat related, about the deaths of Blanche's father and Sophia's son/Dorothy's brother, respectively. The third, "Ebbtide VI: The Wrath of Stan" is not related.
* On Creator/AaronSorkin's
''Series/TheMagicians'' first three series, the first-season finale has been called "What Kind of Day Has It Been". The fourth, ''Series/TheNewsroom'', saved the title for its series finale instead.
* The first episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', in which he agreed to look after his dad, was titled "The Good Son". A later episode, where he considered putting him in a retirement home, was of course "The Bad Son".
* The Buffy-verse went across shows
two season finales, "Have You Brought Me Little Cakes" and episodes. The episode where Angel sleeps with Buffy and turns into Angelus on ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' is called "Surprise." On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', when Angel once again sleeps with someone and we *think* he is going to turn into Angelus, but he doesn't, the episode is called "Reprise," calling back to the ''Buffy'' episode two years previous.
** Also, the Season 3 episode "Bad Girls" where Faith tries to get Buffy to enjoy her slaying but ends up [[spoiler: accidentally killing the mayor's aide]], and the Season 7 episode "Dirty Girls" where Faith returns from L.A. to help with the fight against [[spoiler: the First Evil]].
** The episodes "Smashed", "Wrecked" and "Gone", all of which dealt with both Willow's addiction and Buffy's destructive relationship with Spike, were so named because they were all euphemisms for "drunk" or "high".
* ''Series/ThirdWatch'''s [[{{Premiere}} first episode]] was called "Welcome to Camelot", its GrandFinale was called "Goodbye to Camelot".
"We Have Brought You Little Cakes".



* The last two episodes of Season 4 of ''Series/{{House}}'' are titled "House's Head" and "Wilson's Heart."
* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' frequently uses this for a SequelEpisode or a MultiPartEpisode ("The Fox"/"Outfoxed", [[CompoundTitle "To Hell..."/"...And Back", "Hit"/"Run"]], "The Inspiration"/"The Inspired", "Angels"/"Demons").
* ''Series/NightCourt'' had a series of episodes all hinging on the conceit that the docket must be cleared by midnight: "A Day in the Life," "Another Day in the Life," "Yet Another Day in the Life," and "Still Another Day in the Life."
* ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'' had a trio of season 3 episodes titled, respectively, "Bob Hits the Ceiling", "Emily Hits the Ceiling", and "The Ceiling Hits Bob".
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'''s first episode was called "Something Wicca This Way Comes". The seventh season finalé, which looked for some time as if it would be a series finalé, was called "Something Wicca This Way Goes".
* The 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series did this all the time, as most of their episodes were two parters. These would usually take the form of a rhyming couplet. Some were clever, ("Hizzoner, the Penguin"/"Dizzonner the Penguin"; "An Egg Grows in Gotham"/"The Yegg Foes in Gotham"; "The Riddler Goes Straight"/"Not Yet, He Ain't") and some were not ("That Darn Catwoman"/"Scat! Darn Catwoman!"; "Batman's Anniversary"/"A Riddling Controversy").
* The two parts of ''Series/{{Community}}'''s PaintballEpisode are titled "[[Film/AFistfulOfDollars A Fistful of Paintballs]]" and "[[Film/ForAFewDollarsMore For A Few Paintballs More]]"
* ''Series/BreakingBad'':
** The Season 3 episodes "Half Measures" and "Full Measure."
** The Season 3 episodes "Thirty-Eight Snub" and "Shotgun."
** The Season 3 episode "Fly" and the Season 4 episode "Bug."
** The Season 2 episode "Peekaboo" and the Season 3 episode "I See You."
** The Season 4 episode "Problem Dog" and the Season 5 episode "Rabid Dog."
** The Season 3 premiere, "No Mas," has Walter leaving the meth game behind after seeing the wreckage. The episode where he decides he wants to get back in the game? "Mas."
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' had a series of episodes revolving around the gang's feud with rival bar Gary's Old Towne Tavern. The first one was Bar Wars (season 6). Then came Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back (Season 7), Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh (season 8), Bar Wars V: The Final Judgment (season 10), Bar Wars VI: This Time It's For Real (season 10) and Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey (season 11). (for some odd reason there was no episode titled Bar Wars IV).

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* The last two episodes ''Series/NewsRadio'' writers, when pressed for episode titles at the end of Season 4 of ''Series/{{House}}'' are titled "House's Head" and "Wilson's Heart."
* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' frequently uses this for
Two, named nine episodes in a SequelEpisode or a MultiPartEpisode ("The Fox"/"Outfoxed", [[CompoundTitle "To Hell..."/"...And Back", "Hit"/"Run"]], row after Music/LedZeppelin albums. "In Through the Out Door", "The Inspiration"/"The Inspired", "Angels"/"Demons").
Song Remains the Same", "Zoso", "Houses of the Holy", "Physical Graffiti", "Led Zeppelin", "Presence", "Coda", and "Led Zeppelin II" have little in common besides their titles. A later episode in Season Three is titled "Led Zeppelin Boxed Set".
* ''Series/NightCourt'' had a series of episodes all hinging on the conceit that the docket must be cleared by midnight: "A Day in the Life," Life", "Another Day in the Life," Life", "Yet Another Day in the Life," Life", and "Still Another Day in the Life."
Life".
* ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'' had a trio of season 3 The six episodes titled, respectively, "Bob Hits the Ceiling", "Emily Hits the Ceiling", of ''Series/{{Nikita}}'''s final season are three pairs: "Wanted"/"Dead or Alive", "Set-Up"/"Pay-Off", and "The Ceiling Hits Bob".
"Bubble"/"Canceled".
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'''s first The ''Series/OnceUponATime'' episode that showed how Snow White and Charming met was called "Something Wicca This Way Comes". The seventh season finalé, "Snow Falls". A later episode, in which looked for some their meeting was disrupted by time as if it would be a series finalé, travelers, was called "Something Wicca This Way Goes".
"Snow Drifts".
* The 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series did this all the time, as most of their last two episodes were two parters. These would usually take of ''Series/OrphanBlack'''s second season are "Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done" and "By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried". They come from the form of a rhyming couplet. Some were clever, ("Hizzoner, same Francis Bacon quote (allowing them to fit in with the Penguin"/"Dizzonner season's IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming) but narrowly avert CompoundTitle by the Penguin"; "An Egg Grows in Gotham"/"The Yegg Foes in Gotham"; "The Riddler Goes Straight"/"Not Yet, He Ain't") and some were second phrase not ("That Darn Catwoman"/"Scat! Darn Catwoman!"; "Batman's Anniversary"/"A Riddling Controversy").
* The two parts of ''Series/{{Community}}'''s PaintballEpisode are titled "[[Film/AFistfulOfDollars A Fistful of Paintballs]]" and "[[Film/ForAFewDollarsMore For A Few Paintballs More]]"
* ''Series/BreakingBad'':
** The Season 3 episodes "Half Measures" and "Full Measure."
** The Season 3 episodes "Thirty-Eight Snub" and "Shotgun."
** The Season 3 episode "Fly" and
directly following the Season 4 episode "Bug."
** The Season 2 episode "Peekaboo" and the Season 3 episode "I See You."
** The Season 4 episode "Problem Dog" and the Season 5 episode "Rabid Dog."
** The Season 3 premiere, "No Mas," has Walter leaving the meth game behind after seeing the wreckage. The episode where he decides he wants to get back
first in the game? "Mas."
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' had a series of episodes revolving around the gang's feud with rival bar Gary's Old Towne Tavern. The first one was Bar Wars (season 6). Then came Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back (Season 7), Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh (season 8), Bar Wars V: The Final Judgment (season 10), Bar Wars VI: This Time It's For Real (season 10) and Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey (season 11). (for some odd reason there was no episode titled Bar Wars IV).
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* The first episode of ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' is "Medals, Underwear, and a Mysterious Arm". The last episode is "Tomorrow's Medals, Underwear, and Arms Held".
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''
** The season two finale is titled "Valar Morghulis". The season three opener is called "Valar Dohaeris". "Valar Morghulis" has since been translated as "all men must die". "Valar Dohaeris" is apparently the traditional response (Melisandre and Thoros use it at their meeting); it means "all men must serve."
** The season one premiere is entitled "Winter is Coming", the house words of the Starks. The season one finale is "Fire and Blood", the house words of the Targaryens.
** Two episodes in season three are "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" and "The Rains of Castamere"; these are the two most popular songs in Westeros and both have been sung on-screen.
** Season four episode "Oathkeeper" and season six episode "Oathbreaker".
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'', most of the episodes concerning Beckett's mother from season 2 to the first episode of season 4 have a fighting motif: "Suckerpunch", "Knockdown", "Knockout", and finally "Rise".
** Some of the two-part storylines have titles that reference each other; "Tick, Tick, Tick..."/"Boom!" (season 2), "Setup"/"Countdown" (season 3) and "XY"/"XX" (season 8).
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Every multi-Doctor story during the classic series was named ''The [number] Doctors'': 1973's ''The Three Doctors'', 1983's ''The Five Doctors'', and 1985's ''The Two Doctors''. This made its way into the expanded universe as well, with the first ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel being called "The Eight Doctors".
** ''Doctor Who'' celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2013 with a linked series of stories titled "The Name of the Doctor," "The Night of the Doctor," "The Day of the Doctor," and "The Time of the Doctor."
** "The Daleks" was the episode that introduced the titular creatures. "Dalek" reintroduced them in the revival series.
** In the 1980s, three consecutive Dalek serials had titles beginning with R: 1984's ''Resurrection of the Daleks'', 1985's ''Revelation of the Daleks'', and 1988's ''Remembrance of the Daleks''.
** "The Doctor's Daughter" and "The Doctor's Wife", although not connected: we meet the Doctor's namesake relation but with a twist.
** Ten of the twelve episodes of Series 9 (the 2015 series) are two-parters with cross-referenced titles: "The Magician's Apprentice"/"The Witch's Familiar", "Under the Lake"/"Before the Flood", "The Girl Who Died"/"The Woman Who Lived", "The Zygon Invasion"/"The Zygon Inversion", "Heaven Sent"/"Hell Bent".
** The last episode of Series 6 (airing in 2012) was "The Wedding of River Song". The 2015 Christmas episode was "The Husbands of River Song".
* The six epsiodes of ''Series/{{Nikita}}'''s final season are three pairs: "Wanted"/"Dead or Alive," "Set-Up"/"Pay-Off," and "Bubble"/"Canceled."
* The last two episodes of ''Series/OrphanBlack'''s second season are "Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done" and "By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried". They come from the same Francis Bacon quote (allowing them to fit in with the season's IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming) but narrowly avert CompoundTitle by the second phrase not directly following the first in the original text.
* The ''Series/OnceUponATime'' episode that showed how Snow White and Charming met was called "Snow Falls." A later episode, in which their meeting was disrupted by time travelers, was called "Snow Drifts."
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** The last two season 2 episodes "Something Borrowed" "Something Blue" and the last two season 8 episodes "Something Old" "Something New" are references to [[OldNewBorrowedAndBlue the famous tradition for weddings]]. The season 2 ends with the wedding of Marshall and Lily while season 8 ends with the preparations for the wedding of [[spoiler: Barney and Robin]].
** "Slapsgiving", "Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap" and "Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra" all involve Marshall giving a slap to Barney because the latter lose a bet.
** Season one episode "The Slutty Pumpkin" and season 7 "The Slutty Pumpkin Returns" both has the girl who dresses as a sexy pumpkin for Halloween.
** Season 7 episode "Good Crazy" and season 8 episode "Bad Crazy".
** Season 2 episode "First Time in New York" and season 9 episode "Last Time In New York".
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** The season 4 premiere is titled "Lazarus Rising" and [[BookEnds the finale]] "Lucifer Rising". The season starts and ends with someone escaping hell: Dean and Lucifer respectively.
** "Slash Fiction", "Meta Fiction" and "Fan Fiction" although having distinct plots, all have meta jokes.
* The last episode of the first season of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' was "The One Where Rachel Finds Out", where she finds out how Ross feels about her, realises she feels the same way, and discovers he's met [[RomanticFalseLead Julie]]. Seven episodes into season two, there's "The One Where Ross Finds Out". (Much later there was "The One Where Everybody Finds Out", but that was a different RomanceArc entirely and is probably a coincidence.) Season 2 also has "The One Where Joey Moves Out" and "The One Where Eddie Moves In".
* Each episode where Captain Cold plays a major role in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' have the word "rogue" in the title, referencing his position as head of the Rogues: "Going Rogue", "Revenge of the Rogues", "Rogue Time", "Rogue Air", and "Family of Rogues".
** The two-part crossover with ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' that serves as a backdoor pilot with ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has both episodes cross-referenced with both each other and the latter show -- "Legends of Today" for ''The Flash'', "Legends of Yesterday" for ''Arrow''.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': The season one episode "End of the Beginning" and finale "Beginning of the End" respectively open and conclude the "Uprising" arc.
* The season 3 ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' episode "Subject 13" is a WholeEpisodeFlashback about Walter's experiments with young Olivia. The season 4 episode "Subject 9" is a present-set episode about another Cortexiphan kid, one whose life has been ruined by PowerIncontinence.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': had two episodes late in the final season: "Objects in Motion" and "Objects at Rest", references to Newton's First Law of Motion.
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' has season 4's "Us" and season 5's "Them", and two episodes in season 5 titled "Remember" and "Forget".
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'' has the two last episodes "Birth" and "Afterbirth".
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel'' has "She Wants Revenge" and "She Gets Revenge".

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* The first episode of ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' is "Medals, Underwear, and a Mysterious Arm". The last episode is "Tomorrow's Medals, Underwear, and Arms Held".
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''
** The season two finale is titled "Valar Morghulis". The season three opener is called "Valar Dohaeris". "Valar Morghulis" has since been translated as "all men must die". "Valar Dohaeris" is apparently the traditional response (Melisandre and Thoros use it at their meeting); it means "all men must serve."
** The season one premiere is entitled "Winter is Coming", the house words of the Starks. The season one finale is "Fire and Blood", the house words of the Targaryens.
** Two
Cross-season teamup episodes in season three are "The Bear and of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' often cross-reference the Maiden Fair" and "The Rains of Castamere"; these are the two most popular songs in Westeros and both have been sung on-screen.
** Season four episode "Oathkeeper" and season six episode "Oathbreaker".
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'', most
title of the episodes concerning Beckett's mother from season 2 to previous season, such as the ''Lightspeed Rescue''/''Time Force'' teamup, "Time For Lightspeed", or the ''Ninja Storm''/''Dino Thunder'' teamup, "Thunderstorm". Also, the first episode of season 4 have a fighting motif: "Suckerpunch", "Knockdown", "Knockout", and finally "Rise".
** Some of the two-part storylines have titles that reference each other; "Tick, Tick, Tick..."/"Boom!" (season 2), "Setup"/"Countdown" (season 3) and "XY"/"XX" (season 8).
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Every multi-Doctor story during the classic series was named ''The [number] Doctors'': 1973's ''The Three Doctors'', 1983's ''The Five Doctors'', and 1985's ''The Two Doctors''. This made its way into the expanded universe as well, with the first ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel being called "The Eight Doctors".
** ''Doctor Who'' celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2013 with a linked series of stories titled "The Name of the Doctor," "The Night of the Doctor," "The Day of the Doctor," and "The Time of the Doctor."
** "The Daleks" was the episode that introduced the titular creatures. "Dalek"
''Power Rangers Dino Thunder'', which reintroduced them in a character from the revival series.
** In the 1980s, three consecutive Dalek serials had titles beginning with R: 1984's ''Resurrection
franchise's first season, was titled "Day of the Daleks'', 1985's ''Revelation Dino", a reference to the series premiere, "Day of the Daleks'', Dumpster".
** Within single seasons, ''Lightspeed Rescue'''s premiere was "Operation Lightspeed"
and 1988's ''Remembrance of the Daleks''.
** "The Doctor's Daughter" and "The Doctor's Wife", although not connected: we meet the Doctor's namesake relation but with a twist.
** Ten of the twelve episodes of Series 9 (the 2015 series) are two-parters with cross-referenced titles: "The Magician's Apprentice"/"The Witch's Familiar", "Under the Lake"/"Before the Flood", "The Girl Who Died"/"The Woman Who Lived", "The Zygon Invasion"/"The Zygon Inversion", "Heaven Sent"/"Hell Bent".
** The last episode of Series 6 (airing in 2012)
its finale was "The Wedding Fate of River Song". The 2015 Christmas episode was "The Husbands of River Song".
* The six epsiodes of ''Series/{{Nikita}}'''s final season are three pairs: "Wanted"/"Dead or Alive," "Set-Up"/"Pay-Off,"
Lightspeed"; and "Bubble"/"Canceled."
* The last two episodes of ''Series/OrphanBlack'''s second season are "Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done" and "By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried". They come from
''SPD'' did the same Francis Bacon quote (allowing them to fit in with the season's IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming) but narrowly avert CompoundTitle by the second phrase not directly following the first in the original text.
* The ''Series/OnceUponATime'' episode that showed how Snow White
"Beginnings" and Charming met was called "Snow Falls." A later episode, in which their meeting was disrupted by time travelers, was called "Snow Drifts."
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** The last two season 2 episodes "Something Borrowed" "Something Blue" and the last two season 8 episodes "Something Old" "Something New" are references to [[OldNewBorrowedAndBlue the famous tradition for weddings]]. The season 2 ends with the wedding of Marshall and Lily while season 8 ends with the preparations for the wedding of [[spoiler: Barney and Robin]].
** "Slapsgiving", "Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap" and "Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra" all involve Marshall giving a slap to Barney because the latter lose a bet.
** Season one episode "The Slutty Pumpkin" and season 7 "The Slutty Pumpkin Returns" both has the girl who dresses as a sexy pumpkin for Halloween.
** Season 7 episode "Good Crazy" and season 8 episode "Bad Crazy".
** Season 2 episode "First Time in New York" and season 9 episode "Last Time In New York".
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** The season 4 premiere is titled "Lazarus Rising" and [[BookEnds the finale]] "Lucifer Rising". The season starts and ends with someone escaping hell: Dean and Lucifer respectively.
** "Slash Fiction", "Meta Fiction" and "Fan Fiction" although having distinct plots, all have meta jokes.
* The last episode of the first season of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' was "The One Where Rachel Finds Out", where she finds out how Ross feels about her, realises she feels the same way, and discovers he's met [[RomanticFalseLead Julie]]. Seven episodes into season two, there's "The One Where Ross Finds Out". (Much later there was "The One Where Everybody Finds Out", but that was a different RomanceArc entirely and is probably a coincidence.) Season 2 also has "The One Where Joey Moves Out" and "The One Where Eddie Moves In".
* Each episode where Captain Cold plays a major role in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' have the word "rogue" in the title, referencing his position as head of the Rogues: "Going Rogue", "Revenge of the Rogues", "Rogue Time", "Rogue Air", and "Family of Rogues".
** The two-part crossover with ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' that serves as a backdoor pilot with ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has both episodes cross-referenced with both each other and the latter show -- "Legends of Today" for ''The Flash'', "Legends of Yesterday" for ''Arrow''.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': The season one episode "End of the Beginning" and finale "Beginning of the End" respectively open and conclude the "Uprising" arc.
* The season 3 ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' episode "Subject 13" is a WholeEpisodeFlashback about Walter's experiments with young Olivia. The season 4 episode "Subject 9" is a present-set episode about another Cortexiphan kid, one whose life has been ruined by PowerIncontinence.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': had two episodes late in the final season: "Objects in Motion" and "Objects at Rest", references to Newton's First Law of Motion.
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' has season 4's "Us" and season 5's "Them", and two episodes in season 5 titled "Remember" and "Forget".
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'' has the two last episodes "Birth" and "Afterbirth".
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel'' has "She Wants Revenge" and "She Gets Revenge".
"Endings".



** Season 4's premiere "A is for A-L-I-V-E" and finale "A is for Answers."
** Season 6's premiere "Game On, Charles" and midseason finale "Game Over, Charles."

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** Season 4's premiere "A is for A-L-I-V-E" and finale "A is for Answers."
Answers".
** Season 6's premiere "Game On, Charles" and midseason finale "Game Over, Charles."Charles".



* ''Series/TheMagicians'' first two season finales, "Have You Brought Me Little Cakes" and "We Have Brought You Little Cakes."
* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': The fourth season starts with "Genesis" and ends with "Revelation." They have no connection to the season three two-parter called "The Exodus," though.

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* ''Series/TheMagicians'' first two season finales, "Have You Brought Me Little Cakes" Episodes of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' featuring the InnerMonologue of characters other than J.D. comprise "His Story", "His Story II", "Her Story", "Her Story II", "His Story III", "His Story IV", "Their Story" and "We Have Brought You Little Cakes."
"Their Story II".
* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': The fourth season starts with "Genesis" and ends with "Revelation." "Revelation". They have no connection to the season three two-parter called "The Exodus," though.Exodus", though.
* On Creator/AaronSorkin's first three series, the first-season finale has been called "What Kind of Day Has It Been". The fourth, ''Series/TheNewsroom'', saved the title for its series finale instead.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' is fond of these.
** The original TimeTravel episode was titled "1969", for the year it took place. Later, an episode set in an alternative future, in which the characters used the same form of TimeTravel, was titled "2010", for the year ''it'' took place. When the events described as leading to that future started to occur in the present (but were eventually stopped, of course), the episode was titled "2001" -- which was the year the episode was made and aired, making it the year '''''it''''' took place. Adding yet another layer of meaning, in "2010", an plan going on in the background involves converting Jupiter into a star (a major element of the Arthur C. Clarke novel ''2010''), while the main alien plot has some similarities to another Clarke novel, ''Childhood's End''; and of course "2001" refers to the most famous Clarke novel (to which ''2010'' is a sequel), ''2001: A Space Odyssey''.
** Perhaps the cleverest example involves the ''SG-1'' episode "Grace", in which a concussed Samantha Carter hallucinates a young girl named Grace. ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' would later feature an episode titled "Grace Under Pressure", in which a concussed [=McKay=] hallucinates Samantha Carter -- at the bottom of the ocean, where the water pressure is a problem.
** Similarly, the ''Atlantis'' episode "38 Minutes" is in part a recapitulation of the ''SG-1'' episode "48 Hours" -- both involve people who are stuck dematerialized inside a stargate, and the title of the episode is the length of time everyone else has to figure out how to get them out.
** Three of the Replicator-centered episodes are titled "Nemesis", "Enemies" and "Menace", which all have similar meanings as well as phonetic structure.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': Many of the cross-franchise stories played on this:
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'''s first season featured "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E2TheNakedNow The Naked Now]]", in which the Enterprise crew faced the same virus that had afflicted Kirk's Enterprise in "The Naked Time".
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' visited the original series' episode "The Trouble With Tribbles" in its "Trials and Tribble-ations"
*** And ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' had "More Tribbles, More Troubles".
** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' visited the mirror universe of TOS's "Mirror, Mirror" with "In a Mirror, Darkly". Several episodes of ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' also featured the same alternate universe, and also had the word "mirror" in their titles).
** ''Deep Space Nine'' also had episodes titled "Profit and Lace" (referring back to its earlier episode "Profit and Loss") and "Who Mourns for Morn?" (referring back to the TOS episode "Who Mourns for Adonais?").
*** Other examples from Deep Space 9 include:
*** "In the Hands of the Prophets" (season 2 finale) and Tears of the Prophets (season 6 finale)
*** "Duet" (season 2) and "Waltz" (season 6)
*** "Children of Time" (season 5) and Time's Orphan (season 6)
*** "Defiant" (season 3) and "Valiant" (season 6) (both episodes share the name of ''Defiant''-class starships)
** There were also the occasional unintended echoes: the Voyager episode "Blink of an Eye" was originally titled "Wink of an Eye", until someone realized there'd been an unrelated (but named for the one story element both episodes share) TOS episode with that title.
** Don't forget about the episodes guest-starring Q, which usually had some form of Q-related pun in the title. ("Qpid," "Q and the Grey," etc.)
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** The season 4 premiere is titled "Lazarus Rising" and [[BookEnds the finale]] "Lucifer Rising". The season starts and ends with someone escaping hell: Dean and Lucifer respectively.
** "Slash Fiction", "Meta Fiction" and "Fan Fiction" although having distinct plots, all have meta jokes.
* ''Series/ThirdWatch'''s [[{{Premiere}} first episode]] was called "Welcome to Camelot", its GrandFinale was called "Goodbye to Camelot".
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' has season 4's "Us" and season 5's "Them", and two episodes in season 5 titled "Remember" and "Forget".
* Episodes of ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/{{Millennium}}'' featuring Charles Nelson Reilly as the same character were titled "Jose Chung's ''From Outer Space''" and "Jose Chung's ''Doomsday Defense''", respectively.



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''
** The season 3 episode "Too Young" and season 5's "Too Old".
** Season 2 has "Mystery Train", which is followed in season 5 with "Mystery Dungeon" and "[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Dungeon Train]]".
** The last episode of ''Stakes'' (the first {{miniseries}}) is "The Dark Cloud". The last episode of ''Islands'' (the second miniseries) is "The Light Cloud".
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had Season 2's "Four Little Words", where Stan goes to extreme lengths to avoid hearing his wife say "I told you so", and Season 4's "One Little Word", where Stan goes to extreme lengths to avoid telling his boss "No".
* Franchise/{{DCAU}}:
** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' the episodes involving Kyodai Ken are "Night of the Ninja" and "Day of the Samurai".
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has the episode "Speak No Evil" that references the episode "See No Evil" from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Both allude to the MonkeyMoralityPose.
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Foreign Affairs" has Bonnie planning to cheat on Joe in France because their marriage is on the rocks. The next season's "Internal Affairs" has Peter and Quagmire convincing Joe to cheat on Bonnie to return the favor.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episodes "Dipper vs. Manliness" and "Dipper and Mabel vs. The Future".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has two episodes named after episodes from the previous series, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': "The Earth Queen" after "The Earth King" and "Korra Alone" after "Zuko Alone".
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' had three episodes each named for one of the three {{Monkey Morality Pose}}s (except for one called "''Ear'' No Evil"). The title cards were even the same three drawings of Jenny doing the poses, but with a different one in the center each time.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Season 2 episode "Sisterhooves Social" and season 5 episode "Brotherhooves Social".
** Fluttershy-centric episodes "Stare Master" in season 1 and "Scare Master" in season 5.
* The second to last episode of ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' is titled "Into the Unknown". The last episode? "The Unknown".
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has the first episode "Monkey See, Doggie Do" and the later "Monkey See, Doggy Two". Both involves Mojo Jojo trying to turn the citizens into dogs with the bust of Anubis.



** "Lisa Gets an A," "Bart Gets an F," "Bart's Dog Gets an F," "Bart Gets a Z".
** "Marge vs. the Monorail," "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment," "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the 3rd Grade", etc.

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** "Lisa Gets an A," A", "Bart Gets an F," F", "Bart's Dog Gets an F," F", "Bart Gets a Z".
** "Marge vs. the Monorail," Monorail", "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment," Amendment", "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the 3rd Grade", etc.



* ''{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' featured ''Other Voices'' (parts 1 and 2), ''Other Visits'' (parts 1 and 2), and ''Other Victories'' (single episode). All revolved around a mysterious alien race and their interference in the Beast Wars.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' has "Operation: Breakdown", about Breakdown being captured by MECH to be dissected, and "Operation: Bumblebee", a two-part episode about MECH stealing the part Bumblebee needs to transform.



** "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut." "Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut."

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** "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut." Slut". "Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut."Slut".



* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had Season 2's "Four Little Words", where Stan goes to extreme lengths to avoid hearing his wife say "I told you so", and Season 4's "One Little Word", where Stan goes to extreme lengths to avoid telling his boss "No".
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Foreign Affairs" has Bonnie planning to cheat on Joe in France because their marriage is on the rocks. The next season's "Internal Affairs" has Peter and Quagmire convincing Joe to cheat on Bonnie to return the favor.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''
** The season 3 episode "Too Young" and season 5's "Too Old".
** Season 2 has "Mystery Train", which is followed in season 5 with "Mystery Dungeon" and "[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Dungeon Train]]".
** The last episode of ''Stakes'' (the first {{miniseries}}) is "The Dark Cloud". The last episode of ''Islands'' (the second miniseries) is "The Light Cloud".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has two episodes named after episodes from the previous series, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': "The Earth Queen" after "The Earth King" and "Korra Alone" after "Zuko Alone"



* The second to last episode of ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' is titled "Into the Unknown". The last episode? "The Unknown".
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' the episodes involving Kyodai Ken are "Night of the Ninja" and "Day of the Samurai".
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has the episode "Speak No Evil" that references the episode "See No Evil" from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Both allude to the MonkeyMoralityPose.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Season 2 episode "Sisterhooves Social" and season 5 episode "Brotherhooves Social".
** Fluttershy-centric episodes "Stare Master" in season 1 and "Scare Master" in season 5.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' had three episodes each named for one of the three {{Monkey Morality Pose}}s (except for one called "''Ear'' No Evil"). The title cards were even the same three drawings of Jenny doing the poses, but with a different one in the center each time.

to:

* The second ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' featured ''Other Voices'' (parts 1 and 2), ''Other Visits'' (parts 1 and 2), and ''Other Victories'' (single episode). All revolved around a mysterious alien race and their interference in the Beast Wars.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' has "Operation: Breakdown", about Breakdown being captured by MECH
to last be dissected, and "Operation: Bumblebee", a two-part episode of ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' is titled "Into about MECH stealing the Unknown". The last episode? "The Unknown".
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' the episodes involving Kyodai Ken are "Night of the Ninja" and "Day of the Samurai".
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has the episode "Speak No Evil" that references the episode "See No Evil" from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Both allude
part Bumblebee needs to the MonkeyMoralityPose.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Season 2 episode "Sisterhooves Social" and season 5 episode "Brotherhooves Social".
** Fluttershy-centric episodes "Stare Master" in season 1 and "Scare Master" in season 5.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' had three episodes each named for one of the three {{Monkey Morality Pose}}s (except for one called "''Ear'' No Evil"). The title cards were even the same three drawings of Jenny doing the poses, but with a different one in the center each time.
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has the first episode "Monkey See, Doggie Do" and the later "Monkey See, Doggy Two". Both involves Mojo Jojo trying to turn the citizens into dogs with the bust of Anubis.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episodes "Dipper vs. Manliness" and "Dipper and Mabel vs. The Future".


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* The final three episodes of ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' are "End," "Unfinished," and "Beginning."

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* The final three episodes of ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' are "End," "Unfinished," and "Beginning."" (At least, [[DubNameChange in the West]]. Japan typically prefers a [[ExcitedEpisodeTitle different sort of title]].)
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*The final three episodes of ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' are "End," "Unfinished," and "Beginning."


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*''Series/{{Sliders}}'': The fourth season starts with "Genesis" and ends with "Revelation." They have no connection to the season three two-parter called "The Exodus," though.
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