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31st Aug '16 12:39:50 AM PaulA
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' did this only eight times in [[LongRunner 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".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' did this only eight times in [[LongRunner 25 years]]; 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 "The Telltale Head'', ''The Head", "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular''(celebrating Spectacular" (celebrating six years), "22 Short Films About Springfield", ''The "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase'', Showcase", "Behind the Laughter, ''The Laughter", "The Book Job'' Job" and "Homerland".
24th Jun '16 8:34:28 PM nombretomado
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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, [[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, [[FourKidsEntertainment [[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''.
22nd Jun '16 1:57:53 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Police Camera Action}}'', a co-production of {{ITV}} and {{Optomen}}, had no title cards for the first two episodes ''Danger Drivers Ahead!'' (mid-1994) and the generically titled ''Police Camera Action'' (late 1994/early 1995), then a background of thermal-imaging camera footage with the episode title in BLOCK CAPITALS between 1995 and 1996. No episode title cards were used for the 1996 special ''The Man Who Shot O.J'' about the OJ Simpson trial. From 1997, the title cards were a blue background and white text, with text Like This (capitalised beginning of sentence).

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* ''{{Police Camera Action}}'', ''PoliceCameraAction'', a co-production of {{ITV}} and {{Optomen}}, had no title cards for the first two episodes ''Danger Drivers Ahead!'' (mid-1994) and the generically titled ''Police Camera Action'' (late 1994/early 1995), then a background of thermal-imaging camera footage with the episode title in BLOCK CAPITALS between 1995 and 1996. No episode title cards were used for the 1996 special ''The Man Who Shot O.J'' about the OJ Simpson trial. From 1997, the title cards were a blue background and white text, with text Like This (capitalised beginning of sentence).



* ''KamichamaKarin'' has the episode title cards read by [[TalkingAnimal Shii-chan]], complete with her {{Verbal Tic}}s added to the title.

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* ''KamichamaKarin'' ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'' has the episode title cards read by [[TalkingAnimal Shii-chan]], complete with her {{Verbal Tic}}s added to the title.
25th May '16 4:53:04 PM SteveMB
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** ''[[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.

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** ''[[ReTool ''[[{{Retool}} The New Batman Adventures]'' Adventures]]'' and other ''[[Franchise/{{DCAU}} DC Animated Universe]]'' shows displayed a brief plain-text overlay of the title just after the opening credits.
25th May '16 4:52:14 PM SteveMB
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** ''[[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.
2nd Apr '16 2:17:15 PM Gamermaster
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* The first two ''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. ''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.

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* The first two ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''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. ''Strikers'' ''[[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.
21st Mar '16 4:52:08 PM nombretomado
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* All {{Nicktoons}} use this: ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', ''CatDog'', etc.

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* All {{Nicktoons}} use this: ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', ''CatDog'', ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', etc.
18th Mar '16 9:05:57 PM Hossmeister
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16th Mar '16 3:41:16 AM Andyroid
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** Turned into a RunningGag in "The Matchmaker", where a new title card shows up every time Sylvia tries to distract Wander from his self-imposed mission to deliver a love letter from Lord Hater to Lord Dominator.
27th Dec '15 2:22:43 PM nombretomado
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* All ''{{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.

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* All ''{{Skins}}'' ''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.
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