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14th Aug '16 12:54:03 PM BunnyStar
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It may be a stylistic choice, it may just be [[TheyJustDidntCare laziness]], but for whatever reason a series, or just a very large and noticeable number of works by the same author, have titles prefaced by the word 'The'. These names are often things like (to take examples from the popular ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series): [='=]''The'' Experiment', '''The'' Escape', and so on. If an author uses this trope to excess, expect the names to get a little odd (''The Answer'', ''Film/TheHappening''), confusing (''The Unexpected''), or downright unhelpful (''The Attack'', ''The Threat''). The author may also get ''really'' carried away with the 'The' count and 'The' the title until it makes little grammatical sense.

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It may be a stylistic choice, it may just be [[TheyJustDidntCare laziness]], but for whatever reason a series, or just a very large and noticeable number of works by the same author, have titles prefaced by the word 'The'. These names are often things like (to take examples from the popular ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series): [='=]''The'' Experiment', '''The'' Escape', and so on. If an author uses this trope to excess, expect the names to get a little odd (''The Answer'', (''[[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E25TheAnswer The Answer]]'', ''Film/TheHappening''), confusing (''The Unexpected''), or downright unhelpful (''The Attack'', ''The Threat''). The author may also get ''really'' carried away with the 'The' count and 'The' the title until it makes little grammatical sense.
11th Aug '16 8:14:41 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/ThePit''
18th Jul '16 5:26:07 AM StFan
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[[folder:The Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' collections with indexes feature sections for each letter of the alphabet. However, every letter but "T" is blank, as each comic is identified as "The one with the [x]".
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[[folder:The Film]]
* ''AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures'', sic. The the entire article for the the movie on ThisVeryWiki was even written in the the style at some point. Surprisingly satisfied the trope originally as ''The Eye Creatures'', but averted when someone attached on "Attack of the" to make it resemble the trope.

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[[folder:The Film]]
Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures'', ''Film/AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures'', sic. The the entire article for the the movie on ThisVeryWiki was even written in the the style at some point. Surprisingly satisfied the trope originally as ''The Eye Creatures'', but averted when someone attached on "Attack of the" to make it resemble the trope.



* ''Film/{{The Punisher 2004}}''

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* ''Film/{{The Punisher 2004}}''Punisher|2004}}''



* ''Film/{{The Evil Dead 1981}}''

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* ''Film/{{The Evil Dead 1981}}''Dead|1981}}''



* Five of the twelve books in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''. It's odd in light of how ''Clones'' and ''Spore'' are one-word titles, but there is also ''The Hunger'', ''The Brain Spiders'', ''TheSwarm'', ''The Doomsday Ship''...

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* Five of the twelve books in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''. It's odd in light of how ''Clones'' and ''Spore'' are one-word titles, but there is also ''The Hunger'', ''The Brain Spiders'', ''TheSwarm'', ''The Swarm'', ''The Doomsday Ship''...



[[folder:The Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheSparticleMystery'' has a plethora of ''The'''s.
* In the Second Doctor era of ''Series/DoctorWho'', only ''Fury from the Deep'' did not start with "The", and its working title was ''The Colony of Devils''.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'', nearly every episode is titled [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming "The One with the..."]] or or "The One Where...".
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', nearly every episode has a title that begins with "The."
* Every episode title of ''Series/TheClass'' starts with "The Class..."
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[[folder:The Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' collections with indexes feature sections for each letter of the alphabet. However, every letter but "T" is blank, as each comic is identified as "The one with the [x]".
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[[folder:The Television]]
* ''Series/TheSparticleMystery'' has a plethora of ''The'''s.
* In the Second Doctor era of ''Series/DoctorWho'', only ''Fury from the Deep'' did not start with "The", and its working title was ''The Colony of Devils''.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'', nearly every episode is titled [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming "The One with the..."]] or or "The One Where...".
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', nearly every episode has a title that begins with "The."
* Every episode title of ''Series/TheClass'' starts with "The Class..."

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[[folder:The Television]]
Theater]]
* ''Series/TheSparticleMystery'' has a plethora of ''The'''s.
* In the Second Doctor era of ''Series/DoctorWho'', only ''Fury from the Deep'' did not start with "The", and its working title was ''The Colony of Devils''.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'', nearly every episode is titled [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming "The One with the..."]] or or "The One Where...".
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', nearly every episode has a title that begins with "The."
* Every episode title of ''Series/TheClass'' starts with "The Class..."
''Theatre/TheCrucible''



[[folder:The Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/TheCrucible''
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[[folder:The WesternAnimation]]

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[[folder:The WesternAnimation]]Western Animation]]
5th Jul '16 6:22:48 AM Andyroid
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* Each chapter of the single-player campaign in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' is titled with "The", including "The Courtesy Call", "The Escape", "The Itch", and [[spoiler: "The Part Where He Kills You"]].
24th Jun '16 8:44:37 AM igordebraga
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* It's been said that UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} is the ButtMonkey town of American sports for how many of their inglorious losses can be summed with a "The *":[[http://www.listafterlist.com/tabid/57/listid/19070/Sports++Recreation/Top+10+Worst+Cleveland+Sports+Losses.aspx The Catch, The Drive, The Decision, The Move, The Shot...]]

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* It's been said that UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} is the ButtMonkey town of American sports for how many of their inglorious losses can be summed with a "The *":[[http://www.listafterlist.com/tabid/57/listid/19070/Sports++Recreation/Top+10+Worst+Cleveland+Sports+Losses.aspx The Catch, The Drive, The Decision, The Move, The Shot...]]]] To the point the eventual championship in 2016 with the Cavaliers became [[http://www.nba.com/2016/news/06/19/cleveland-ends-drought.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpts "The End"\"The Comeback"]].
2nd Jun '16 2:33:37 PM nombretomado
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* HPLovecraft was really found of The The Titles. Maybe two thirds of the titles in his [[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/fiction fiction bibliography]] belongs to this category.

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* HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft was really found of The The Titles. Maybe two thirds of the titles in his [[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/fiction fiction bibliography]] belongs to this category.
22nd May '16 1:21:11 PM Josef5678
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Not named for the the Movie called AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures, despite that being the the first example listed -- or despite resembling the trope.

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Not named for the the Movie called AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures, ''Film/AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures'', despite that being the the first example listed -- or despite resembling the trope.
22nd May '16 11:49:23 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/TheInterview''
7th May '16 11:21:38 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/TheHitcher''
7th May '16 3:40:43 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/TheVampire''
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