* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'''s second season had two naming themes (and some in the middle that didn't match either). It started with "Super" ("Super Birthday Snake", "Super Hero", "Super Bowl"...) and ended with "The" ("The Cubing", "The Clowning", "The Dressing"... including an episode named just "The". The season ended with "The Last One", which was purportedly short for "The Last [Expletive Deleted] One of 2003")
* Every episode of ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' had two names, separated by colons, such as "Escape to Beer Mountain: A Rope of Sand" or "Film Fest: Tears of a Clone". This was subverted in the second episode title, "Episode Two: Election Blu-Galoo". Supposedly this was a joke based around the theme of clones within the show.
* Every episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has a title of the form "Operation: ______", where the ______ is always an acronym that both fits the theme of the episode and [[FunWithAcronyms expands to a phrase that fits the theme]].
* Every title of an ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode is based on an aphorism or pop-culture reference with "Ed" inserted into it somewhere ("One of Those Eds", "X Marks the Ed", "[[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 The Day the Ed Stood Still]]", etc.).
** Another example is "Boom Boom! Out Goes the Ed", which is a play on Pat Traver's song "Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights)".
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' was supposed to have idiosyncratic episode naming. Each episode was supposed to have a FilmNoir-ish death-themed title that had nothing to do with the plot of the episode. The practice was quickly abandoned when it became difficult to tell which episode was which during the production process. The first four episodes retain these names: "Death Has A Shadow", "I Never Met The Dead Man" (both of which were originally titles for episodes of the classic '40s RadioDrama ''Suspense''), "Chitty Chitty Death Bang", and "Mind Over Murder."
** More recent trends include titles ending with "Guy" such as "German Guy," "Amish Guy," "Business Guy," and "Ratings Guy" and SelfDeprecation on part of the series' name as typified by the duo of "Family Gay" and "Family Goy" which perhaps non-coincidentally rank as two of the most controversial episodes in the show's history.
* With only a couple exceptions, all episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' are {{Punny Name}}s taken from ScienceFiction or popular culture that are simultaneously relevant to the plot. "I, Roomate" is taken from Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/IRobot'' and the episode inolves Bender, a robot, becoming the main character's roommate. "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?" is taken from the [[TheFifties 1950s]] hit song "Teenager in Love" and deals with Zoidberg, an anthropomorphic crab, in biological mating season.
* Every ''WesternAnimation/PinkPanther'' short made in the 1960s and 1970s has the word "Pink" in the title. Similarly, every short in DFE's ''WesternAnimation/TheInspector'' series, with the exception of "Transylvania Mania", has some French wordplay in the title.
* Another DFE series, ''The Houndcats'', used titles of the form "The ________ Mission".
* Every episode of ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack: The Series'' was named "The _____ Syndrome".
* About half of ''TheMysteriesOfAlfredHedgehog'' episodes has a title of which the form "The ______ Mystery" or "The Mysterious ______" is utilized.
* Sav! The World's series ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers'' names most of its episodes in the form "X Like Y", where Y is the name of the MonsterOfTheWeek. X is always an adjective that begins with the same letter or sound as the antagonist's name -- "Playful Like Para-Dice", "Agile Like Aikka", et cetera. Unfortunately, this meant they were forced to use the word "Cruel" twice.
* Probably related is Viz Video's practice of giving its ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' releases -- first on videotape and later on DVD -- names that were puns or parodies of the titles of other works well known at the time in North America. For example, the theatrical film ''Ranma 1/2: Kessen T˘genky˘! Hanayome o torimodose!!'' (literally, ''Ranma 1/2: Battle at Togenkyo! Get Back the Brides!'') was released as ''Nihao My Concubine'' (referring to the 1993 Chinese film distributed in the United States as ''Farewell My Concubine''). Other such titles included ''Like Water For Ranma'', ''Smells Like Evil Spirit'', ''One Grew Over The Kuno's Nest'', and ''Big Trouble in Nekonron, China''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SkunkFu!'' uses "The Art of ____". There was even an episode where they did "The Art of Art".
* Almost every episode of the first season of ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' had the word 'Sonic' in it, despite how little it would have to do with the actual plot. This was discarded in season 2.
* The 26 episodes of the second season of ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' were all named in the form "(letter) is for (word starting with that letter)", and in their proper sequence run from "A Is for Anonymous" to "Z is for Zenith", without repeating or dropping any letters.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' went through a phase in the third season where most episodes had titles ending in the word "Much?" (e.g. "Head Shrinker Much?"), reflecting the ValleyGirl-esque way Clover sometimes speaks.
* The episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Clerks}}'' had descriptive and increasingly lengthy titles (apart from the last episode, entitled simply "The Last Episode Ever"). The longest was that of the second-to-last episode, "Dante and Randal and Jay and Silent Bob and a Bunch of New Characters and Lando, Take Part in a Whole Bunch of Movie Parodies Including But Not Exclusive To, The Bad News Bears, The Last Starfighter, Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom, Plus a High School Reunion".
** Before it was deleted, the {{Wikipedia}} page for that episode had to be labelled as "Clerks: The Animated Series episode five" because the actual name was [[{{Cap}} too long to use as an article name]].
* Most episodes of the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' had titles of the form "The Tick vs. ______" -- for example, "The Tick vs. Science" or "The Tick vs. Reno, Nevada".
* Most episodes of the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' had pun-laden titles. One pun was usually enough, and by and large they were simple variations on stock phrases, like "Slime Okay, You're Okay", "Whirled History", and "Water Way to Go" or well-known movie titles, like "Dry Hard", "Planet of the Capes", and "Steerminator". A few, like the two-part episodes "Darkly Dawns the Duck" and "Just Us Justice Ducks" were not puns, but were still obviously wordplay, while some, such as "Smarter than a Speeding Bullet" fit the variation on stock phrases form, without being puns.
** Punny episode titles were also common on {{Disney|Afternoon}}'s other comedy/adventure AnimatedSeries, such as ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' and ''GoofTroop''. In addition, ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' also had [[PunBasedTitle punny series titles]].
* Creator/ConanOBrien[='=]s new TalkShow ''Conan'' has fake titles similar to ''FamilyGuy'''s: "Baa Baa Blackmail," "Murder, She Tweeted").
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' had a StoryArc featuring the characters coming into contact with mysterious aliens. These arc episodes were the only ''Beast Wars'' episodes with idiosyncratic names: "Other Voices" Parts 1 and 2, "Other Visits" Parts 1 and 2, and "Other Victories".
** The Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' used TheXOfY for all its titles.
* In a convention reminiscent of the old ''$10,000 Pyramid'' game show, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'''s episode titles are all derived from scientific terminology. "Survival of the Fittest," "Interactions", and "Natural Selection" are concepts from evolutionary theory, while "Market Forces," "Competition", and "The Invisible Hand" are from economics. "Catalysts" and "Reactions" are from chemistry, while "The Uncertainty Principle" is from physics. The rest of the season's titles "Persona," "Group Therapy," "Intervention", and "Nature vs. Nurture" are from psychology.
** Season 2 has "Blueprints", "Destructive Testing", "Reinforcement", and "Shear Strength", which are from construction and architecture; "First Steps", "Growing Pains", and "Identity Crisis", from child psychology; "Accomplices", "Probable Causes", and "Gangland" are from criminology, and "Subtext", "Opening Night", and "Final Curtain" are from theatre.
* Every episode in the first series of ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel'' had titles beginning with the letter S. Possibly, if Greg Weisman had been kept on as developer, this would have carried on for the rest of the show.
* Each episode of ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' has ''two'' titles--a normal one that describes the plot, which would be printed in TV listings, and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a racy one]] containing a vulgar pun. Example: "Andy Joins the PTA (or Great Sexpectations)".
* The first episode of ''Aozora Shoujotai'' is titled DEFCON I, with subsequent episode titles [[DefconFive counting up to DEFCON VI]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' would use some form of "Jack and the..." or "Samurai versus..." (or "Jack versus..." and "Samurai and the..."), making it idiosyncratic and effectively descriptive of the episode.
** This was due to each episode being considered a 'chapter' in the story. The DVD menus, for example, don't list the episode titles but rather, the number (i.e., Jack and the Scotsman is XI).
* The first four episodes of the fourth season of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' all had [[{{Trope2000}} "2000" appended to their titles]], making fun of its overuse at the start of the new millennium: "The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000", "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000", "Timmy 2000" and "Quintuplets 2000".
* Every episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' had "Doug" or "Doug's" as the first word of the title.
** Every Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} episode did, yes. When it became ''Brand Spanking New Doug'' (i.e. the {{Disney}} era) this continued for the most part - but Patti got one while Judy had two, and every Quailman episode had a title beginning with his name.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' one episode is called "Night of the Ninja," a latter follow up episode with the same villain is titled "Day of the Samurai."
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' used a combination of this trope and a MythologyGag by using various DC comic series as titles, most being sub-lines of Justice League titles. "Secret Origins," "In Darkest Night," "The Brave and the Bold," "Wild West Stories"..
** Also, earlier ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' had had "World's Finest" and "In Brightest Day".
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' finds a new idiosyncracy almost every season:
** Most of the S1 episode titles were rejected names for the series ("Junk in the Trunk", "Toy Meets Girl", "Atta Toy")
** The titles of the first half of Season 4's episodes form a letter written by someone trapped in a DVD factory [[BlackComedy who's missing his thumbs]]:
-->Help me. I'm trapped in a DVD factory. They took my thumbs. Two weeks without food. Tell my mom I love her, but not in that way. Love, Maurice PS: Yes, in that way.
** And the titles of the second half form the DVD factory's response:
-->Dear Consumer: We are a humble factory. Maurice was caught unionizing our labor. [[ChineseLaborer President Hu forbids it.]] Due to constraints of time and budget, the ramblings of Maurice cannot be erased, so sorry. Please do not notify our contractors, especially the animal Keith Crawford.
** Season 5 episode titles are movie title mash-ups, i.e. ''Saving Private Gigli'', ''Schindler's Bucket List'', and ''Catch Me If You Kangaroo Jack''.
** Season 6 titles apparently come from a list of ways to die: "Disemboweled by an Orphan", "Crushed by a Steamroller on My 53rd Birthday", "Collateral Damage in Gang Turf War", etc.
* Nearly every episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' contains either "Deth" or "Klok" in the episode name. Those that didn't (like "Murdering Outside the Box") referred to either death, music, the band, or something creepy.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' had nearly all the first season episodes being a {{pun}} or a spin on a common saying such as "If You Can't Take the Heat", or "Not So Happy Campers". Most, like "Dodgebrawl" and "Hide and be Sneaky" also gave clues to the challenges.
** In ''Total Drama Action'', each episode had a title that both fit with the movie genre and parodied a famous movie title: ("Dial M for Merger", "Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen", and "Top Dog". The only exceptions are the Aftermaths, which used the contestant that had the main focus in the title, as in "O-win or lose".
* Every episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' had two titles: One very punny, and one alliterative.
* ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'' was nothing but constant in squeezing the word "Shark" into every title, from "Card Sharks" to "Shark Father" "Shark-Apocalyse Now".
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', each season is called a book and is named after one of the four elements (Example: Book One, Water), and each episode is called a chapter.
** However, this trope is averted for the actual episode titles, all of which have something to do with the episode itself, though a very large amount of them are "The X".
** The sequel, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', continued the season titling with its first season, "Air." After that, since all four elements were been covered, the season are titled "Spirits", "Change", and "Balance".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' name a lot of episodes like "X vs Y". "Homer vs. Patty and Selma", "Bart vs Thanksgiving", "Homer vs. Lisa and the Eighth Commandment", "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy", "Bart vs. Australia", "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment", "The City of New York vs. Homer", etc, etc.
** There's also a large number of "X The Y", ranging from "Homer the Smithers" and "Homer the Moe" to "Lisa the Iconoclast" and "Bart the Lover".
** There are also lots of titles built around puns on Homer's catchphrase, both in its standard form ("D'oh-in in the Wind") and the way it's designated in the show's scripts ("I, [Annoyed Grunt]-Bot"). The current count is D'oh: 8, (Annoyed Grunt): 4.
** Also notable are "Bart Gets an F", "Bart's Dog Gets an F", "Lisa Gets an A", "Bart Gets a Z".
** For some reason the writers are fond of titles punning on the Mona Lisa: "Moaning Lisa", "Moe 'n' a Lisa", "Mona Leaves-a"...
* On ''TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow'', the ''Pith Possum'' segments all had titles with the words "dark", "darkness", "black", or "night" in the title, with DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment in full effect. e.g. "The Phantom Mask of the Dark Black Darkness of Black".
* Obscure 1960s cartoon ''Q.T. Hush'' named each story arc "The ________ Caper". The names of the chapters for most arcs also followed the naming format. For example, all 10 chapters of "The Doomsday Caper" was named the "____ of Doom" (ie: "Quicksand of Doom", "Flash of Doom", etc.). "The Carnival Caper" had all of its chapters start with the word "Carnival" (e:g., "Carnival Chaos").
* Every ''Nudnik'' short has the title character's name in the title ("Here's Nudnik", "Nudnik on the Beach", etc.).
* Every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is "The [noun]", the noun being whatever the episode is about. The only exceptions are the Halloween and Christmas episodes, which are simply titled [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Halloween" and "Christmas"]], respectively.
* Every ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' movie and television special had Charlie Brown's name in it, except the second movie, "Snoopy Come Home", the musical ''Snoopy: The Musical!'', and the lesser-known 1991 television special "Snoopy's Reunion."
** Many ''Peanuts'' specials began with either "You're" (''You're in Love, Charlie Brown'', ''You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown'', etc.) or "It"/"It's" (''It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'', ''It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown'') in the title. One special (''It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown'') even had both at the beginning of their titles.
** Most ''Peanuts'' specials have Charlie Brown's name at the end of the title.
* Like ''SupahNinjas'' (see the Live-Action TV folder), almost every episode of the ''Super Secret Secret Squirrel'' segment of ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' is named after that installment's [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain]]; e.g., "Queen Bee" and "Greg".
* Every episode of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' is named after the episode's featured experiment, except for the {{Filler}} episodes "The Asteroid" [[note]]which recycles the premise of one episode of ''Series/HoneyIShrunkTheKids''[[/note]] and "Bad Stitch" [[note]]where Dr. Hamsterviel masquerades as a behavioral correction doctor in an attempt to capture Stitch[[/note]]. There's also "Rufus" [[note]]named after the TeamPet from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' due to being mistaken for an experiment; the experiment's real name is Launch[[/note]], and "Mrs. Hasagawa's Cats" [[note]]the names of the experiments that Mrs. Hasagawa thinks are her cats are not known[[/note]].
* Both ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' give their episodes titles ending with exclamation points.
* The majority of the episode titles for ''Literature/CharlieAndLola'' are essentially statements from Lola, often in a humorously protracted fashion. Examples are "I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato", "We Do Promise Honestly We Can Look After Your Dog" and "I Do Not Ever, Never Want My Wobbly Tooth to Fall Out".
* ''WesternAnimation/KidVsKat'' has episodes that feature the name of main character, Coop, or a word that explains the plot added to existing phrases. For example "Coop D'Etat," "The Incredible Shrinking Coop," and "Kat to the Future."
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has every episode named "Dan vs ___" with the blank being whatever is the object of Dan's anger in that episode.
* Every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'' has a title that is what the episode is about. For example, the episode "Books" is about books.
* Nearly every episode of ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' have episode titles that have the word "Bogus" or "Bogie" in them. Examples would be "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E1MeetMrBogus Meet Mr. Bogus]]", "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E2ClassClownBogus Class Clown Bogus]]", "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E6BeachBlanketBogus Beach Blanket Bogus]]", etc.
* Eleven of the sixteen episodes of ''ClueClub'' were titled "The ______ Caper."
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' uses episodes under "The _______" pattern.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' episode titles were all titles of Beatles songs. Each cartoon co-related to the title in some fashion and the title song for each cartoon was performed.
* Originally every episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' in which Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy made an appearance was entitled "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy," followed by a Roman numeral (even when the characters only appeared for about a minute as in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III"). This theme naming ended with "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI" and episodes starring the two characters now have more original titles.
* The title of every ''WesternAnimation/SpecialAgentOso'' short is a play on the title of a Franchise/JamesBond film.
* ''Animation/TicketyToc'' uses the pattern of "_____ Time" to reference the characters living in a clock.
* Most episodes of ''WesternAnimation/PAWPatrol'' are titled "Pups (solution to the emergency of the episode)", i.e., "Pups Save a School Day."
* The first Creator/{{Terrytoons}} from 1929-1930 had their titles based on a food from whatever country the short focused on, such as "Scotch Highball", "Indian Pudding" and "Hungarian Goulash". The first two were simply titled "Caviar" and "Pretzels".
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' has a few of these examples:
** Episodes with "Day" at the end of the title - "Psychic Fun-omenon Day", "Best O' Plucky Duck Day", "Viewer Mail Day", "New Character Day", "Henny Youngman Day", "New Class Day", "Music Day", "Best of Buster Day".
** Episodes with "Toon" in the title - "Sawdust and Toonsil", "Career Oppor-Toon-ities", "Tiny Toons Music Television", "No Toon Is An Island", "High Toon", "Playtime Toons", "Main/ToonPhysics", "What Makes Toons Tick", "Toons Take Over", "[[Series/TalesFromTheCrypt Toons From the Crypt]]", "Washingtoon", "Toon TV", "[[Main/ItsAWonderfulPlot It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special]]", "Tiny Toon Spring Break Special", "Tiny Toons' [[Series/NightGallery Night Ghoulery]]".
** Episodes with "[[Main/AcmeProducts Acme]]" in the title - "[[Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth Journey to the Center of Acme Acres]]", "[[Series/TheTwilightZone The Acme Acres Zone]]", "Spring in Acme Acres", "The Acme Bowl", "Dating, Acme Acres Style", "The Return of the Acme Acres Zone", "The Acme Home Shopping Show", "K-Acme TV", "Acme Cable TV".
* The Creator/HannaBarbera series ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperGlobetrotters'' had every episode titled "The Super Globetrotters Versus [Villian of the Week]".
* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' used titles containing the names of countries or destinations: "Boara Boara," "Never Everglades," "Swiss Missed," "Oregon Astray" (with the wrong pronunciation), "Maine-iacs." When the series resumed on the Disney Channel with different producers, the gimmick was dropped.
* Every episode of ''WesternAnimation/PeterRabbit'' is called "The Tale of..." something, in the style of the original storybooks.
* The second season of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' has a set of four SynchronousEpisodes with the names "Tunnel Vision," "Triangulation," "Triage," and "Toxicity." The third season has "Plus One" and "Minus One," which bear no particular connection except for similar titles.