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* YouTube has a feature for users to upload their own created title cards as thumbnails to advertize their videos.
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These days, one tends to see episode titles only on non-primetime animated programming, although even then there are many exceptions to this. (For example, [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]]' Saturday morning block didn't use episode titles on screen at all, regardless of whether the original versions of the shows had them.) Most other kinds of programming eschew from explicitly titling the episode on screen, with most exceptions being [[DramaticHourLong hourlong]] sci-fi (''Series/{{Heroes}}'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/DoctorWho'') or (for some reason) the Creator/AaronSorkin dramas ''Series/TheWestWing'', ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'', and ''Series/TheNewsroom''.

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These days, one tends to see episode titles only on non-primetime animated programming, although even then there are many exceptions to this. (For example, [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]]' Saturday morning block didn't use episode titles on screen at all, regardless of whether the original versions of the shows had them.) Most other kinds of programming eschew from explicitly titling the episode on screen, with most exceptions being [[DramaticHourLong hourlong]] sci-fi (''Series/{{Heroes}}'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/DoctorWho'') or (for some reason) the Creator/AaronSorkin dramas ''Series/TheWestWing'', ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'', ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'', and ''Series/TheNewsroom''.
5th Mar '17 1:49:41 PM Jice_Wumpkin
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* In ''TheBeiderbeckeTrilogy'' the episode title is always the first line of dialogue, and appears on screen when the line is spoken.



* Unusually for a [[TalkShow talk show]], [[Creator/ConanOBrien Conan O'Brien's]] show ''Conan'' has episode title cards, though they're fake titles ("Baa Baa Blackmail," "Murder, She Tweeted").



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* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' has these, though they can be played around with in some instances. Thre First episode title appears at the the very end of the episode, and a lot of the other times, the episode title pops up during each episodes opening credits. The same is done for the name of Each set of episodes.
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* Some web series like Linkara's WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick use these.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals'' pairs this with ArtShift, using a highly-detailed art style to depict a random moment from the episode.



* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has this (paired with EpisodeFinishesTheTitle) after TheTeaser, ''instead'' of a TitleSequence.



* The first season of ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' featured title cards where an animated Weasel read the title and commented on the forthcoming plot. Starting with the second season, the series used still cards in the vein of its sister show ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken''.
* While the original ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' series lacked title cards, the [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget2015 2015 reboot series]] makes use of them, complete with a little animation.
* ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' has an unusual one where Krypto announces not only the title of each episode, but also the writing and directing credits that follow with their own title card!



* While the original ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' series lacked title cards, the [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget2015 2015 reboot series]] makes use of them, complete with a little animation.



* ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' used ones with the title on a spotted background. Most episodes alternated between blue and red spotted backgrounds, as well as lighter varients that included white spots as well. The ChristmasEpisode had an animated title card which was white with black spots.



* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' uses title cards every episode. In the case of the ThreeShorts episodes, they only apply to the shorts themselves -- the episode as a whole has its own title that doesn't appear (such as "Henny Youngman Day", "You Asked For It, [[SequelEpisode Part 2]]", and "Life in the 90's"), the one exception being "Best O' Plucky Duck Day".















* Unusually for a [[TalkShow talk show]], [[Creator/ConanOBrien Conan O'Brien's]] new show ''Conan'' has episode title cards, though they're fake titles ("Baa Baa Blackmail," "Murder, She Tweeted").
* In ''TheBeiderbeckeTrilogy'' the episode title is always the first line of dialogue, and appears on screen when the line is spoken.
* ''WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals'' pairs this with ArtShift, using a highly-detailed art style to depict a random moment from the episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' has an unusual one where Krypto announces not only the title of each episode, but also the writing and directing credits that follow with their own title card!
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has this (paired with EpisodeFinishesTheTitle) after TheTeaser, ''instead'' of a TitleSequence.
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' has these, though they can be played around with in some instances. Thre First episode title appears at the the very end of the episode, and a lot of the other times, the episode title pops up during each episodes opening credits. The same is done for the name of Each set of episodes.
* Some web series like Linkara's WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick use these.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' uses title cards every episode. In the case of the ThreeShorts episodes, they only apply to the shorts themselves -- the episode as a whole has its own title that doesn't appear (such as "Henny Youngman Day", "You Asked For It, [[SequelEpisode Part 2]]", and "Life in the 90's"), the one exception being "Best O' Plucky Duck Day".
* ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' used ones with the title on a spotted background. Most episodes alternated between blue and red spotted backgrounds, as well as lighter varients that included white spots as well. The ChristmasEpisode had an animated title card which was white with black spots.






* The first season of ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' featured title cards where an animated Weasel read the title and commented on the forthcoming plot. Starting with the second season, the series used still cards in the vein of its sister show ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken''.
5th Mar '17 1:40:32 PM Jice_Wumpkin
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has an interesting variant, the episode titles are only numbers. The episodes do have titles, but those titles are only found in [[AllThereInTheManual outside sources]]. In the [[AnimeThemeSong 15th opening]], there is a montage of earlier title cards.
* ''Anime/{{CODEGEASS}}'' has one at the start of each episode (called stages in R1 and turns in R2).
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' begs to differ. White screen, black kanji and hiragana, music. That is all.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' Has a short screen with the episode title in English, a secondary title in vertical Japanese, and a novel like description of whatever action happened right after that episodes opening scrolling up the left in (usually) decent English.
** In the first season, these title cards also mention whether the episode is "Stand Alone" or "Complex" (aka, part of the MythArc)
* ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' has a character reading the episode's title.
* ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'' has the episode title cards read by [[TalkingAnimal Shii-chan]], complete with her {{Verbal Tic}}s added to the title.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has a character reading the episode's title.
* The first two ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' series have her reading the episode title while it's shown on a red sphere (ostensibly her Raising Heart pearl), with the same music bed used in both seasons. ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' has a more dramatic music bed and no title read, presumably to reflect its more serious nature, with the title put over an i-ching pattern.
* Each episode of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has two episode title cards: one with a Japanese title, usually shown near the beginning of the episode, and one with an English title, shown after the commercial break. This tradition has even carried over to the movies.



* ''Series/TheGetDown'' graffitis its episode title onto one of the subway cars that rolls through frame during the ColdOpen, and uses the appearance of the subway to cue the theme music.




* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' did this only eight times in 25 years; the most notable of these instances was [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E10BartGetsHitByACar "Bart Gets Hit By A Car"]], and a second after the title dissolved, Bart got....[[CaptainObvious hit by a car]]. Others are "The Telltale Head", "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" (celebrating six years), "22 Short Films About Springfield", "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase", "Behind the Laughter", "The Book Job" and "Homerland".
** The ''Treehouse of Horror'' specials as well. Each special's constituent shorts also have its own title card as well.
*** TheMovie also does this.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has a character reading the episode's title.
* ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' also has a character reading the episode's title.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has an interesting variant, the episode titles are only numbers. The episodes do have titles, but those titles are only found in [[AllThereInTheManual outside sources]]. In the [[AnimeThemeSong 15th opening]], there is a montage of earlier title cards.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' begs to differ. White screen, black kanji and hiragana, music. That is all.
* The first two ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' series have her reading the episode title while it's shown on a red sphere (ostensibly her Raising Heart pearl), with the same music bed used in both seasons. ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' has a more dramatic music bed and no title read, presumably to reflect its more serious nature, with the title put over an i-ching pattern.
* All {{Nicktoons}} use this: ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', etc.
** In fact, ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'' has its title cards shown at the END of an episode (minus episode 8 and 29)
*** Likewise for ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'', ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', and ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy''.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had [[http://anbat.toonzone.net/galleries/index0.html gorgeously painted]] ones for the first 85 episodes, often paired with the episode's villain's LeitMotif.
** ''[[{{Retool}} The New Batman Adventures]]'' and other ''[[Franchise/{{DCAU}} DC Animated Universe]]'' shows displayed a brief plain-text overlay of the title just after the opening credits.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' made [[http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/821/1263059941168.png hilarious]] [[http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8025/1263060671605.png use]] of this trope in the episode "Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure" Culminating with the image on [[http://sharetv.org/shows/batman_the_brave_and_the_bold/episodes/509021 this page]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' has been known for creative title cards featuring not only the titles of the stories but also the writer and storyboard artist, as well as a clever bit of animation. These have included D.W. interrupting Arthur in his bath and Arthur's dog, Pal, finding the title card circle empty and howling. Starting in the 5th season, fans lamented the appearance of the "slot machine" title card, in which the slots landed on a particular character's face. Since ''Follow the Bouncing Ball'', there's now a short clip from the episode instead.

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\n* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' did this only eight times in 25 years; the most notable of these instances was [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E10BartGetsHitByACar "Bart Gets Hit By A Car"]], and a second after the title dissolved, Bart got....[[CaptainObvious hit by a car]]. Others are "The Telltale Head", "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" (celebrating six years), "22 Short Films About Springfield", "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase", "Behind the Laughter", "The Book Job" and "Homerland".\n** The ''Treehouse of Horror'' specials as well. Each special's constituent shorts also have its own title card as well.\n*** TheMovie also does this.\n* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has a character reading the episode's title.\n* ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' also has a character reading the episode's title.\n* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has an interesting variant, the episode titles are only numbers. The episodes do have titles, but those titles are only found in [[AllThereInTheManual outside sources]]. In the [[AnimeThemeSong 15th opening]], there is a montage of earlier title cards.\n* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' begs to differ. White screen, black kanji and hiragana, music. That is all.\n* The first two ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' series have her reading the episode title while it's shown on a red sphere (ostensibly her Raising Heart pearl), with the same music bed used in both seasons. ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' has a more dramatic music bed and no title read, presumably to reflect its more serious nature, with the title put over an i-ching pattern.\n* All {{Nicktoons}} use this: ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', etc.\n** In fact, ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'' has its title cards shown at the END of an episode (minus episode 8 and 29)\n*** Likewise for ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'', ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', and ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy''.\n* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had [[http://anbat.toonzone.net/galleries/index0.html gorgeously painted]] ones for the first 85 episodes, often paired with the episode's villain's LeitMotif.\n** ''[[{{Retool}} The New Batman Adventures]]'' and other ''[[Franchise/{{DCAU}} DC Animated Universe]]'' shows displayed a brief plain-text overlay of the title just after the opening credits.\n* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' made [[http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/821/1263059941168.png hilarious]] [[http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8025/1263060671605.png use]] of this trope in the episode "Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure" Culminating with the image on [[http://sharetv.org/shows/batman_the_brave_and_the_bold/episodes/509021 this page]].\n* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' has been known for creative title cards featuring not only the titles of the stories but also the writer and storyboard artist, as well as a clever bit of animation. These have included D.W. interrupting Arthur in his bath and Arthur's dog, Pal, finding the title card circle empty and howling. Starting in the 5th season, fans lamented the appearance of the "slot machine" title card, in which the slots landed on a particular character's face. Since ''Follow the Bouncing Ball'', there's now a short clip from the episode instead.[[folder:WesternAnimation]]



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has [[http://imgur.com/a/pjowL#0 gorgeous title cards]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' has been known for creative title cards featuring not only the titles of the stories but also the writer and storyboard artist, as well as a clever bit of animation. These have included D.W. interrupting Arthur in his bath and Arthur's dog, Pal, finding the title card circle empty and howling. Starting in the 5th season, fans lamented the appearance of the "slot machine" title card, in which the slots landed on a particular character's face. Since ''Follow the Bouncing Ball'', there's now a short clip from the episode instead.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' uses a white background with text reading "Book One:Water/Two:Earth/Three:Fire Chapter (Episode #):Title"
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had [[http://anbat.toonzone.net/galleries/index0.html gorgeously painted]] ones for the first 85 episodes, often paired with the episode's villain's LeitMotif.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' made [[http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/821/1263059941168.png hilarious]] [[http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8025/1263060671605.png use]] of this trope in the episode "Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure" Culminating with the image on [[http://sharetv.org/shows/batman_the_brave_and_the_bold/episodes/509021 this page]].
** ''[[{{Retool}} The New Batman Adventures]]'' and other ''[[Franchise/{{DCAU}} DC Animated Universe]]'' shows displayed a brief plain-text overlay of the title just after the opening credits.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' is notably one of the only Nicktoons that changed the format of its' title cards in the middle of the series. During the original ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' shorts, the first two seasons and the first five episodes of season three, the title cards were (fittingly) the episode title written on a chalkboard, with a drawing next to the title that had to do with the episode (during the first season and the original shorts, the drawing may or may not disappear when the credits appear on the card). Starting with "Let's Twister Again", the title cards were done in the typical format for animated shows (a picture relating to the plot of the episode), similarly to fellow ''Oh Yeah!'' spin-off ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.



* ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'' has the episode title cards read by [[TalkingAnimal Shii-chan]], complete with her {{Verbal Tic}}s added to the title.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' uses a white background with text reading "Book One:Water/Two:Earth/Three:Fire Chapter (Episode #):Title"
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' Has a short screen with the episode title in English, a secondary title in vertical Japanese, and a novel like description of whatever action happened right after that episodes opening scrolling up the left in (usually) decent English.
** In the first season, these title cards also mention whether the episode is "Stand Alone" or "Complex" (aka, part of the MythArc)

to:

* ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'' has While the episode popular Hub series ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' don't have title cards read by [[TalkingAnimal Shii-chan]], in their main shows, the Littlest Pet Shop shorts and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' theatrical shorts on one of [[http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-r13SLLdZtZNmuC2bMnlmw Hasbro Studios' Youtube channels]] do use them.
** The series themselves use a variation, placing the title as part of the on-screen credits after the theme song, usually stating the writer underneath.
* While the original ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' series lacked title cards, the [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget2015 2015 reboot series]] makes use of them,
complete with her {{Verbal Tic}}s added to the title.
a little animation.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' uses a white background with text reading "Book One:Water/Two:Earth/Three:Fire Chapter (Episode #):Title"
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' Has a short screen with the episode title in English, a secondary title in vertical Japanese, and a novel like description of whatever action happened right after that episodes opening scrolling up the left in (usually) decent English.
All {{Nicktoons}} use this: ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', etc.
** In the first season, these fact, ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'' has its title cards also mention whether shown at the END of an episode is "Stand Alone" or "Complex" (aka, part of (minus episode 8 and 29)
*** Likewise for ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'', ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', and ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' did this only eight times in 25 years;
the MythArc)most notable of these instances was [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E10BartGetsHitByACar "Bart Gets Hit By A Car"]], and a second after the title dissolved, Bart got....[[CaptainObvious hit by a car]]. Others are "The Telltale Head", "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" (celebrating six years), "22 Short Films About Springfield", "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase", "Behind the Laughter", "The Book Job" and "Homerland".
** The ''Treehouse of Horror'' specials as well. Each special's constituent shorts also have its own title card as well.
*** TheMovie also does this.



* Unusually for a [[TalkShow talk show]], [[Creator/ConanOBrien Conan O'Brien's]] new show ''Conan'' has episode title cards, though they're fake titles ("Baa Baa Blackmail," "Murder, She Tweeted").
* In ''TheBeiderbeckeTrilogy'' the episode title is always the first line of dialogue, and appears on screen when the line is spoken.
* Each episode of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has two episode title cards: one with a Japanese title, usually shown near the beginning of the episode, and one with an English title, shown after the commercial break. This tradition has even carried over to the movies.
* ''WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals'' pairs this with ArtShift, using a highly-detailed art style to depict a random moment from the episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' has an unusual one where Krypto announces not only the title of each episode, but also the writing and directing credits that follow with their own title card!
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has this (paired with EpisodeFinishesTheTitle) after TheTeaser, ''instead'' of a TitleSequence.
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' has these, though they can be played around with in some instances. Thre First episode title appears at the the very end of the episode, and a lot of the other times, the episode title pops up during each episodes opening credits. The same is done for the name of Each set of episodes.
* Some web series like Linkara's WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick use these.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' uses title cards every episode. In the case of the ThreeShorts episodes, they only apply to the shorts themselves -- the episode as a whole has its own title that doesn't appear (such as "Henny Youngman Day", "You Asked For It, [[SequelEpisode Part 2]]", and "Life in the 90's"), the one exception being "Best O' Plucky Duck Day".
* ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' used ones with the title on a spotted background. Most episodes alternated between blue and red spotted backgrounds, as well as lighter varients that included white spots as well. The ChristmasEpisode had an animated title card which was white with black spots.



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has [[http://imgur.com/a/pjowL#0 gorgeous title cards]].
* ''Anime/{{CODEGEASS}}'' has one at the start of each episode (called stages in R1 and turns in R2).
* While the popular Hub series ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' don't have title cards in their main shows, the Littlest Pet Shop shorts and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' theatrical shorts on one of [[http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-r13SLLdZtZNmuC2bMnlmw Hasbro Studios' Youtube channels]] do use them.
** The series themselves use a variation, placing the title as part of the on-screen credits after the theme song, usually stating the writer underneath.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' is notably one of the only Nicktoons that changed the format of its' title cards in the middle of the series. During the original ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' shorts, the first two seasons and the first five episodes of season three, the title cards were (fittingly) the episode title written on a chalkboard, with a drawing next to the title that had to do with the episode (during the first season and the original shorts, the drawing may or may not disappear when the credits appear on the card). Starting with "Let's Twister Again", the title cards were done in the typical format for animated shows (a picture relating to the plot of the episode), similarly to fellow ''Oh Yeah!'' spin-off ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.
* While the original ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' series lacked title cards, the [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget2015 2015 reboot series]] makes use of them, complete with a little animation.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' Unusually for a [[TalkShow talk show]], [[Creator/ConanOBrien Conan O'Brien's]] new show ''Conan'' has [[http://imgur.com/a/pjowL#0 gorgeous title cards]].
* ''Anime/{{CODEGEASS}}'' has one at the start of each
episode (called stages in R1 and turns in R2).
* While the popular Hub series ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' don't have
title cards in their main shows, the Littlest Pet Shop shorts and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' theatrical shorts on one of [[http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-r13SLLdZtZNmuC2bMnlmw Hasbro Studios' Youtube channels]] do use them.
** The series themselves use a variation, placing the title as part of the on-screen credits after the theme song, usually stating the writer underneath.
cards, though they're fake titles ("Baa Baa Blackmail," "Murder, She Tweeted").
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' is notably one of the only Nicktoons that changed the format of its' title cards in the middle of the series. During the original ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' shorts, the first two seasons and the first five episodes of season three, the title cards were (fittingly) In ''TheBeiderbeckeTrilogy'' the episode title written is always the first line of dialogue, and appears on a chalkboard, screen when the line is spoken.
* ''WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals'' pairs this
with ArtShift, using a drawing next highly-detailed art style to depict a random moment from the episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' has an unusual one where Krypto announces not only
the title that had to do with of each episode, but also the episode (during the first season writing and the original shorts, the drawing may or may not disappear when the directing credits appear on the card). Starting that follow with "Let's Twister Again", the their own title cards were done in the typical format for animated shows (a picture relating to the plot card!
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has this (paired with EpisodeFinishesTheTitle) after TheTeaser, ''instead''
of the episode), similarly to fellow ''Oh Yeah!'' spin-off ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.a TitleSequence.
* While ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' has these, though they can be played around with in some instances. Thre First episode title appears at the original ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' the very end of the episode, and a lot of the other times, the episode title pops up during each episodes opening credits. The same is done for the name of Each set of episodes.
* Some web
series lacked like Linkara's WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick use these.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' uses
title cards, cards every episode. In the [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget2015 2015 reboot series]] makes use case of them, complete the ThreeShorts episodes, they only apply to the shorts themselves -- the episode as a whole has its own title that doesn't appear (such as "Henny Youngman Day", "You Asked For It, [[SequelEpisode Part 2]]", and "Life in the 90's"), the one exception being "Best O' Plucky Duck Day".
* ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' used ones
with the title on a little animation.spotted background. Most episodes alternated between blue and red spotted backgrounds, as well as lighter varients that included white spots as well. The ChristmasEpisode had an animated title card which was white with black spots.








* ''Series/TheGetDown'' graffitis its episode title onto one of the subway cars that rolls through frame during the ColdOpen, and uses the appearance of the subway to cue the theme music.
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' used title cards in two episodes. The MusicalEpisode "Once More, with Feeling" used it as part of its theme, while "Conversations with Dead People" used it for no particular reason.
* ''Series/DarkAngel'' didn't use title cards in season one but it did in season two.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', as mentioned above. Notable incidents:
** Before and during "The Gunfighters", each episode would have an individual title, which led to some confusion later when the process was abandoned in favour of naming the current serial instead, usually after one of the episodes in the serial but occasionally arbitrarily. For instance, one serial was called "The Mutants" by the writer, and consisted of episodes called "The Dead Planet", "The Survivors", "The Escape", "The Ambush", "The Expedition", "The Ordeal" and "The Rescue", but the title used by the BBC today is... "The Daleks".
** A CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase title card got used accidentally, twice - "Dr. Who and the Savages" and "Dr. Who and the Silurians". This would not be odious if the [[IAmNotShazam character's name was "Dr. Who" (it's not.)]].
** Some late William Hartnell stories dealing with technology went through a phrase of using idiosyncratic title cards - notably "The War Machines" (which made the text flash line by line as if a computer was printing it out) and "The Tenth Planet" (which made the titles appear over bundles of MatrixRainingCode supposed to evoke listening stations).
** Idiosyncratic title cards occasionally showed up later on as well, such as the title for the Second Doctor story "The War Games" being interspersed with footage of explosions and guns being fired, and the title for the Third Doctor story "Inferno" being displayed over footage of an erupting volcano.
** The DVD releases of some early Hartnell stories with individual episode titles have story title cards added at the beginning, due to [[CensorshipBureau BBFC]] rules demanding that the overall title of a work be prominently stated at the start. This was dropped after the introduction of audio-described menus for the blind to the DVD range, which included a loud audio announcement of the story title before the menu screen appeared.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' is well known for working in the titles in creative and sometimes bizarre ways.
* ''Series/ICarly'' and ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' rarely have title cards except for extended episodes (like the former's "iShock America" - or "[[MarketBasedTitle iShock The World]]" depending where you are) or on rare occasions a regular-length episode (like the latter's "The Breakfast Bunch"). On the other hand, their joint spinoff ''Series/SamAndCat'' uses title cards on all its episodes except "[=#Pilot=]."
* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' does this in every episode, as a [[HilarityEnsues hilarious]] transition from the ColdOpen. It usually plays out either like this:
-->'''Charlie:''' We're gonna go America all over their asses!!
-->'''Title card:''' ''[[CaptainObvious Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass]]''
** or this:
-->'''Frank:''' I'm just pallin' with the guys! How's anyone gonna get hurt?
-->'''Title card:''' ''Frank Sets Sweet Dee on Fire''
** [[RuleOfThree And this one]] [[RuleOfFunny just because it's hilarious:]]
-->'''Sweet Dee:''' We've got big dreams Mac, and we're gonna go follow them!
-->'''Mac:''' You guys have nothing without this bar.
-->'''Dennis:''' Don't worry about us Mac, we'll be just fine.
-->'''Title card:''' ''[[ForegoneConclusion Dennis and Dee Go On Welfare]]''
** Or a claim:
-->'''Dee:''' Cause Sweet Dee just beat the system.
-->'''Title card:''' ''Sweet Dee Gets Audited''
** A notable example:
-->'''Charlie:''' Who knows? I might even rule the world one day.
-->'''Dennis:''' Rule the world, huh? [[TemptingFate If that happens, I'll blow myself]].
-->'''Title card:''' ''Charlie Rules the World''
** And somehow, [[ForegoneConclusion Dennis manages to blow himself later on]].
** Or:
-->'''Mac:''' I'm gonna save my dad.
-->'''Title card:''' ''Mac Kills his Dad.''
* The Australian drama ''love is a four letter word'' played with this as part of its style: we would begin with a cold open, which ended with a WhipPan and fast zoom over to the word, [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming which was (usually) four letters long]]. Other such pans in the series would have captions telling us that the word either was or was not a four-letter word.
* The very same format was used in just about every episode of ''Series/{{JAG}}'' too, save for the {{Pilot}} and a few continuations of {{MultiPartEpisode}}s.
* Every episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' goes ColdOpen, TitleSequence, then the action continues while the name of the episode is briefly displayed at the bottom of the screen.
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' has very distinctive title cards; the episode title, and the names of the episode's stars, come right at the viewer, accompanied by the sine wave and (after the first few episodes) the piercing electronic whine from the TitleSequence.



* Parodied in ''Series/PoliceSquad'', where the Episode Title Card never agrees with the spoken episode title.



* All ''Series/{{Skins}}'' episodes are named after [[RotatingProtagonist their featured character(s)]]; the character featured in any given episode is always the very last person highlighted in the title sequence.
* In ''Series/TheWestWing'', instead of coming after the title sequence, the title card comes right after PreviouslyOn. It is followed the TheTeaser, ''then'' the TitleSequence.
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* Parodied in ''Series/PoliceSquad'', where the Episode Title Card never agrees with the spoken episode title.



* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' is well known for working in the titles in creative and sometimes bizarre ways.



* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' does this in every episode, as a [[HilarityEnsues hilarious]] transition from the ColdOpen. It usually plays out either like this:
-->'''Charlie:''' We're gonna go America all over their asses!!
-->'''Title card:''' ''[[CaptainObvious Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass]]''
** or this:
-->'''Frank:''' I'm just pallin' with the guys! How's anyone gonna get hurt?
-->'''Title card:''' ''Frank Sets Sweet Dee on Fire''
** [[RuleOfThree And this one]] [[RuleOfFunny just because it's hilarious:]]
-->'''Sweet Dee:''' We've got big dreams Mac, and we're gonna go follow them!
-->'''Mac:''' You guys have nothing without this bar.
-->'''Dennis:''' Don't worry about us Mac, we'll be just fine.
-->'''Title card:''' ''[[ForegoneConclusion Dennis and Dee Go On Welfare]]''
** Or a claim:
-->'''Dee:''' Cause Sweet Dee just beat the system.
-->'''Title card:''' ''Sweet Dee Gets Audited''
** And a more recent but notable example:
-->'''Charlie:''' Who knows? I might even rule the world one day.
-->'''Dennis:''' Rule the world, huh? [[TemptingFate If that happens, I'll blow myself]].
-->'''Title card:''' ''Charlie Rules the World''
** And somehow, [[ForegoneConclusion Dennis manages to blow himself later on]].
** Or:
-->'''Mac:''' I'm gonna save my dad.
-->'''Title card:''' ''Mac Kills his Dad.''



* In ''Series/TheWestWing'', instead of coming after the title sequence, the title card comes right after PreviouslyOn. It is followed the TheTeaser, ''then'' the TitleSequence.



* The Australian drama ''love is a four letter word'' played with this as part of its style: we would begin with a cold open, which ended with a WhipPan and fast zoom over to the word, [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming which was (usually) four letters long]]. Other such pans in the series would have captions telling us that the word either was or was not a four-letter word.



* All ''Series/{{Skins}}'' episodes are named after [[RotatingProtagonist their featured character(s)]]; the character featured in any given episode is always the very last person highlighted in the title sequence.



* Every episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' goes ColdOpen, TitleSequence, then the action continues while the name of the episode is briefly displayed at the bottom of the screen.
** The very same format was used in just about every episode of ''Series/{{JAG}}'' too, save for the {{Pilot}} and a few continuations of {{MultiPartEpisode}}s.



* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' has very distinctive title cards; the episode title, and the names of the episode's stars, come right at the viewer, accompanied by the sine wave and (after the first few episodes) the piercing electronic whine from the TitleSequence.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', as mentioned above. Notable incidents:
** Before and during "The Gunfighters", each episode would have an individual title, which led to some confusion later when the process was abandoned in favour of naming the current serial instead, usually after one of the episodes in the serial but occasionally arbitrarily. For instance, one serial was called "The Mutants" by the writer, and consisted of episodes called "The Dead Planet", "The Survivors", "The Escape", "The Ambush", "The Expedition", "The Ordeal" and "The Rescue", but the title used by the BBC today is... "The Daleks".
** A CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase title card got used accidentally, twice - "Dr. Who and the Savages" and "Dr. Who and the Silurians". This would not be odious if the [[IAmNotShazam character's name was "Dr. Who" (it's not.)]].
** Some late William Hartnell stories dealing with technology went through a phrase of using idiosyncratic title cards - notably "The War Machines" (which made the text flash line by line as if a computer was printing it out) and "The Tenth Planet" (which made the titles appear over bundles of MatrixRainingCode supposed to evoke listening stations).
** Idiosyncratic title cards occasionally showed up later on as well, such as the title for the Second Doctor story "The War Games" being interspersed with footage of explosions and guns being fired, and the title for the Third Doctor story "Inferno" being displayed over footage of an erupting volcano.
** The DVD releases of some early Hartnell stories with individual episode titles have story title cards added at the beginning, due to [[CensorshipBureau BBFC]] rules demanding that the overall title of a work be prominently stated at the start. This was dropped after the introduction of audio-described menus for the blind to the DVD range, which included a loud audio announcement of the story title before the menu screen appeared.



* ''Series/DarkAngel'' didn't use title cards in season one but it did in season two.
* ''Series/ICarly'' and ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' rarely have title cards except for extended episodes (like the former's "iShock America" - or "[[MarketBasedTitle iShock The World]]" depending where you are) or on rare occasions a regular-length episode (like the latter's "The Breakfast Bunch"). On the other hand, their joint spinoff ''Series/SamAndCat'' uses title cards on all its episodes except "[=#Pilot=]."



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' used title cards in two episodes. The MusicalEpisode "Once More, with Feeling" used it as part of its theme, while "Conversations with Dead People" used it for no particular reason.
12th Feb '17 2:45:53 PM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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** Idiosyncratic title cards occasionally showed up later on as well, such as the title for the Second Doctor story "The War Games" being interspersed with footage of explosions and guns being fired, and the title for the Third Doctor story "Inferno" being displayed over footage of an erupting volcano.
12th Dec '16 3:05:48 PM tyrekecorrea
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' has been known for creative title cards featuring not only the titles of the stories but also the writer and storyboard artist, as well as a clever bit of animation. These have included D.W. interrupting Arthur in his bath and Arthur's dog, Pal, finding the title card circle empty and howling. Starting in the 5th season, fans lamented the appearance of the "slot machine" title card, in which the slots landed on a particular character's face. Since ''Follow the Bouncing Ball'' , there's now a short clip from the episode instead.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' has been known for creative title cards featuring not only the titles of the stories but also the writer and storyboard artist, as well as a clever bit of animation. These have included D.W. interrupting Arthur in his bath and Arthur's dog, Pal, finding the title card circle empty and howling. Starting in the 5th season, fans lamented the appearance of the "slot machine" title card, in which the slots landed on a particular character's face. Since ''Follow the Bouncing Ball'' , Ball'', there's now a short clip from the episode instead.
5th Nov '16 10:19:00 AM YesThatSusanDavis
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* ''Series/TheGetDown'' graffitis its episode title onto one of the subway cars that rolls through frame during the ColdOpen, and uses the appearance of the subway to cue the theme music.
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** WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts and MickeyMouseWorks (the latter has a separate one for episodes where Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are featured together)

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** WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts and MickeyMouseWorks WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseWorks (the latter has a separate one for episodes where Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are featured together)
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** ClassicDisneyShorts and MickeyMouseWorks (the latter has a separate one for episodes where Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are featured together)

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** ClassicDisneyShorts WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts and MickeyMouseWorks (the latter has a separate one for episodes where Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are featured together)
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