Created By: chubbyboy on May 28, 2010 Last Edited By: chubbyboy on May 28, 2010

Pop Culture Pun Episode Title

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A subtype of Pun-Based Title which applies to individual episode titles, an not the which the pun is based upon some element of popular culture, such as the name of a film, book, or song. Catch Phrases, song lyrics, adages, and colloquialisms can also be riffed on.


  • Many episodes of the Syfy series Eureaka, especially in the third season.
  • Gossip Girl.
  • Several episodes of Charmed.
  • A few episodes of South Park.
  • Some episodes of the English dub of Pokemon.
  • Many episodes of the English dub of the various Digimon series.
  • Ed, Edd, N Eddy
  • The Simpsons, which achieves many of these puns by incorporating Homer's Catch Phrase "D'Oh!"
  • The Food Network cooking show Good Eats does this for most of its episodes. ("Porterhouse Rules," "Citizen Cane," "The Egg Files," "Field of Greens", etc.)

Community Feedback Replies: 6
  • May 25, 2010
    Pretty much any episode from the English dub of Digimon Frontier...
  • May 25, 2010
    the grene kni3t
    Many episodes of the English dub of Pokemon as well.
  • May 25, 2010
    Unknown Troper
  • May 26, 2010
    Nate The Great
    Not just Digimon Frontier. Just the first two seasons yields names like "The Piximon Cometh," "Princess Karaoke," "The Good, The Bad, and the Digi," "Big Trouble in Little Edo," "20,000 Digi-Leagues Under the Sea," and "If I Only Had A Heart."
  • May 26, 2010
    Comic books do this all the time.
  • May 27, 2010
    All of The Hollows novels (except the first) have titles that are plays on Clint Eastwood movie titles: Every Which Way But Dead, The Good, the Bad and the Undead, A Fistful of Charms, The Outlaw Demon Wails, etc.