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2nd Feb '17 7:03:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheNowShow Book of Records'' has a list of the Worst TV Sitcom Premises. ''Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones'' is about Eddie Sticks and Brian Stones, who work the bone-crusher in an abattoir. ''There's No Smoke Without Fire'' is about Eddie Smoke, who goes on holiday without his friend Brian Fire, only for Brian to track him down. ''Rhythm is a Dancer'' is about Maggie Rhythm, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin who is a dancer]].

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* ''TheNowShow ''Radio/TheNowShow Book of Records'' has a list of the Worst TV Sitcom Premises. ''Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones'' is about Eddie Sticks and Brian Stones, who work the bone-crusher in an abattoir. ''There's No Smoke Without Fire'' is about Eddie Smoke, who goes on holiday without his friend Brian Fire, only for Brian to track him down. ''Rhythm is a Dancer'' is about Maggie Rhythm, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin who is a dancer]].
2nd Feb '17 3:36:33 AM DrFraud
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* The second book in Helen Cresswell's Bagthorpe Saga, ''Absolute Zero'', is a pun on Jack's dog Zero.
25th Nov '16 12:15:39 AM scooter
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* The Disney bio-film about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Papale Vince Papale]], who persevered in his dream of becoming a Philadelphia Eagle, is called ''Invincible''.
3rd Nov '16 10:13:58 PM Micah
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* In ''Literature/TheSuddenAppearanceOfHope'' by Claire North, the protagonist is naturally named Hope. Since nobody can ever remember her when they're not looking at her, she frequently seems to appear suddenly from everyone else's perspective.



24th Sep '16 8:31:13 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''Manga/MariaHolic''. In this case, "Maria" refers to the Virgin Mary and therefore its Catholic girls' school setting, but sounds ''very'' similar to Mariya, the name of one of the show's central characters and VillainousCrossdresser, on whom the heroine has a crush.

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* ''Manga/MariaHolic''. In this case, "Maria" refers to the Virgin Mary and therefore its Catholic girls' school setting, but sounds ''very'' similar to Mariya, the name of one of the show's central characters and VillainousCrossdresser, the CreepyCrossdresser, on whom the heroine has a crush.



* ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'' is about the lives of the Fox family.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'' ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' is about the lives of the Fox family.



* ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'', about a girl named [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc Joan]] who lives in the town of Arcadia and talks to God.

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* ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'', about a girl named [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc Joan]] UsefulNotes/{{Joan|OfArc}} who lives in the town of Arcadia and talks to God.



* ''King of Kensington'', [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Kensington 70s Canadian sitcom]] about a man from Toronto's Kensington Market neighborhood named Larry King (no, not [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_King him.]])

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* ''King of Kensington'', [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Kensington 70s Canadian sitcom]] about a man from Toronto's Kensington Market neighborhood named Larry King (no, not [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_King him.]])him]]).



* ''[[Series/MyGirlfriendIsANineTailedFox My Girlfriend Is (a) Nine-Tailed Fox]]'' (Korean). Nine-tailed fox = ''gumiho''. In Korean, there would be no indefinite article, so the title is literally ''My Girlfiend is Gumiho''. The main character is called Gu Mi Ho for most of the drama.

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* ''[[Series/MyGirlfriendIsANineTailedFox My Girlfriend Is (a) Nine-Tailed Fox]]'' ''Series/MyGirlfriendIsANineTailedFox'' (Korean). Nine-tailed fox = ''gumiho''. In Korean, there would be no indefinite article, so the title is literally ''My Girlfiend is Gumiho''. The main character is called Gu Mi Ho for most of the drama.



* The short-lived series ''{{Payne}}'', itself a remake of ''Series/FawltyTowers'', renamed the hotelier "Royal Payne" to make the pun work again.

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* The short-lived series ''{{Payne}}'', ''Series/{{Payne}}'', itself a remake of ''Series/FawltyTowers'', renamed the hotelier "Royal Payne" to make the pun work again.



* The German TV series ''Stocker und Stein'' (related to [[LuckyTranslation "sticks and stones"]])

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* The German TV series ''Stocker und Stein'' (related to [[LuckyTranslation "sticks and stones"]])stones"]]).



* ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' is thematically concerned with the boundaries of honesty (i.e., earnestness) and literally concerned with whether or not either of the main characters is ''named'' Ernest (Which is, indeed, [[SeriousBusiness important]].)

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* ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' is thematically concerned with the boundaries of honesty (i.e., earnestness) and literally concerned with whether or not either of the main characters is ''named'' Ernest Ernest. (Which is, indeed, [[SeriousBusiness important]].)



* ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}}'' is about the adventures of John Rochard, an asteroid miner. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the tagline "Rock is hard. John Rochard is harder."

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* ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}}'' is about the adventures of John Rochard, an asteroid miner. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by the tagline "Rock is hard. John Rochard is harder."



* ''VideoGame/WillRock'': main character? Willford Rockwell.

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* ''VideoGame/WillRock'': main Main character? Willford Rockwell.



* ''VideoGame/TheQueenOfHeart'': The title of this series of doujin [[FightingGame fighting games]] is a portmanteau of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' and ''VisualNovel/ToHeart'', an [[{{Eroge}} adult game]] by [[Creator/{{Aquaplus}} Leaf]] which fittingly enough, has the most representation.

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* ''VideoGame/TheQueenOfHeart'': The title of this series of doujin [[FightingGame fighting games]] {{fighting game}}s is a portmanteau of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' and ''VisualNovel/ToHeart'', an [[{{Eroge}} adult game]] by [[Creator/{{Aquaplus}} Leaf]] which fittingly enough, has the most representation.



* A few episode titles of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' are epunymous, for instance "Burns, Baby Burns", "A Milhouse Divided", "[[Main/MonaLisaSmile Moaning Lisa]]", "[[Music/TheBeatles Monty Can't Buy Me Love]]", "[[Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing Much Apu about Nothing]]", "[[Theatre/{{Pygmalion}} Pygmoelian]]", "[[Film/BobRoberts Sideshow Bob Roberts]]", "[[Literature/SamsonAndDelilah Simpson and Delilah]]", "[[Film/AStarIsBorn A Star Is Burns]]", "Stark Raving Dad" (the dad in question being Homer Simpson), "This Little Wiggy", "When Flanders Failed" (a play on "In Flanders Fields"), and "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken".

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* A few episode titles of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' are epunymous, for instance "Burns, Baby Burns", "A Milhouse Divided", "[[Main/MonaLisaSmile "[[MonaLisaSmile Moaning Lisa]]", "[[Music/TheBeatles Monty Can't Buy Me Love]]", "[[Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing Much Apu about Nothing]]", "[[Theatre/{{Pygmalion}} Pygmoelian]]", "Theatre/{{Pygm|alion}}oelian", "[[Film/BobRoberts Sideshow Bob Roberts]]", "[[Literature/SamsonAndDelilah Simpson and Delilah]]", "[[Film/AStarIsBorn A "Film/{{A Star Is Burns]]", B|orn}}urns", "Stark Raving Dad" (the dad in question being Homer Simpson), "This Little Wiggy", "When Flanders Failed" (a play on "In Flanders Fields"), and "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken".



* ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' had a sketch featuring rival comedy duos called "Fish and Chipp" and "Pin and Cushion". Chipp and Pin leave to form their own duo (Chip & PIN [[WeAreStillRelevantDammit being a then-new form of credit card payment]]); to their chagrin, Fish & Cushion are far more successful. ("That doesn't even ''mean'' anything!") To add insult to injury, Fish & Cushion went on to star in the ads for the Chip & PIN system...
* Parodied heavily in ''ThisMorningWithRichardNotJudy'' which described shows such as ''Chalk and Cheese'' (Ian Chalk and Ian Cheese are two men. [[OddCouple They are very different]]. However, they eventually become friends and realise they are {{not so different}} after all. [[HilarityEnsues With hilarious consequences]]), ''Fruit and Nuts'' (Ian Fruit and Ian Nuts are roommates. Ian Fruit is allergic to nuts and Ian Nuts is allergic to fruit. Ian Nuts is a homicidal maniac. Consequently, he's always trying to sneak fruit and nuts into everything they eat. With fatal consequences.) and ''Bent Coppers'' (Ian and Iain Bent are brothers who are policemen. One is corrupt and the other is homosexual. They both suffer from curvature of the spine, and they're made of copper - [[AndroidsAndDetectives they're robots in the future]]. With hilarious consequences.)\\

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* ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' had a sketch featuring rival comedy duos called "Fish and Chipp" and "Pin and Cushion". Chipp and Pin leave to form their own duo (Chip & PIN [[WeAreStillRelevantDammit [[WereStillRelevantDammit being a then-new form of credit card payment]]); to their chagrin, Fish & Cushion are far more successful. ("That doesn't even ''mean'' anything!") To add insult to injury, Fish & Cushion went on to star in the ads for the Chip & PIN system...
* Parodied heavily in ''ThisMorningWithRichardNotJudy'' ''Series/ThisMorningWithRichardNotJudy'' which described shows such as ''Chalk and Cheese'' (Ian Chalk and Ian Cheese are two men. [[OddCouple They are very different]]. different.]] However, they eventually become friends and realise they are {{not so different}} after all. [[HilarityEnsues With hilarious consequences]]), ''Fruit and Nuts'' (Ian Fruit and Ian Nuts are roommates. Ian Fruit is allergic to nuts and Ian Nuts is allergic to fruit. Ian Nuts is a homicidal maniac. Consequently, he's always trying to sneak fruit and nuts into everything they eat. With fatal consequences.) and ''Bent Coppers'' (Ian and Iain Bent are brothers who are policemen. One is corrupt and the other is homosexual. They both suffer from curvature of the spine, and they're made of copper - [[AndroidsAndDetectives they're robots in the future]]. With hilarious consequences.)\\
6th Sep '16 3:36:27 PM sampacm
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* ''VideoGame/TheQueenOfHeart'': The title of this series of doujin [[FightingGame fighting games]] is a portmanteau of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' and ''VisualNovel/ToHeart'', an [[{{Eroge}} adult game]] by [[Creator/{{Aquaplus}} Leaf]] which fittingly enough, has the most representation.
18th Aug '16 2:23:19 PM HBICece
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* ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'', about a girl named Joan who lives in the town of Arcadia and talks to God.

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* ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'', about a girl named Joan [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc Joan]] who lives in the town of Arcadia and talks to God.
16th Aug '16 8:29:14 PM Cipheron
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* ''Anime/HajimeNoIppo'' means "The first step", but the main character is also called Ippo, and the title can equally mean "Ippo's beginning".



* ''Anime/Hajime no Ippo'' means "The first step", but the main character is also called Ippo, and the title can equally mean "Ippo's beginning".

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* ''Anime/Hajime no Ippo'' means "The first step", but the main character is also called Ippo, and the title can equally mean "Ippo's beginning".
16th Aug '16 8:28:27 PM Cipheron
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* ''Anime/Hajime no Ippo'' means "The first step", but the main character is also called Ippo, and the title can equally mean "Ippo's beginning".
3rd Aug '16 2:13:31 AM StFan
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-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]]

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-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]]
"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink Blink]]"



* ''CharCole'', which is about a guy named Cole who gets turned into a [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Charmander]].

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* ''CharCole'', ''Webcomic/CharCole'', which is about a guy named Cole who gets turned into a [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Charmander]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', about [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Ben Tennyson]], who is 10 years old and acquires a ClingyMacGuffin that allows him to turn any of into 10 different aliens.
** The Hebrew dub of the show keeps the title, which literally means: ''Ben is 10 years old''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'', about [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Ben Tennyson]], who is 10 years old and acquires a ClingyMacGuffin that allows him to turn any of into 10 different aliens.
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aliens. The Hebrew dub of the show keeps the title, which literally means: ''Ben is 10 years old''.



* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', about a purple cat named Eek!.
* ''[[ComicBook/XMen Pryde of the X-Men]]'', a 1989 animated pilot (unrelated to the later animated series from the early 90's) featuring, naturally, Kitty Pryde.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', about a purple cat named Eek!.
Eek!
* ''[[ComicBook/XMen Pryde of the X-Men]]'', a 1989 animated pilot (unrelated to the later animated series from the early 90's) '90s) featuring, naturally, Kitty Pryde.
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