A title convention. The show's name is the first half of a sentence, and is completed by whatever is featured in the episode. For example, "The Troper's Guide to... Random Trope".

These titles frequently use ellipsis (but not [[DramaticEllipsis dramatic ones]]) or [[ColonCancer colons]].

A subtrope of/related to IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming. Compare ThisTropeIsX and TheOneWith..., examples on ThisVeryWiki. Contrast CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase, where there might be some overlap.

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[[folder: Advertising ]]

* There was a UK campaign for the soft drink Tizer which was a variation on this trope. Each commercial would always end with an enigmatic word, e.g. "Hypno", "Bap", or "Trauma". The key to these ads was that all the words could be suffixed with the word "Tizer" to make a longer word.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Each chapter of ''[[{{Yotsuba}} Yotsuba&!]]'' is called "Yotsuba & [whatever]".
* ''KoreWaZombieDesuKa'' (''Is This a Zombie?'') has every episode title answer that question. Such as "No, I'm a Vampire Ninja", etc.

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[[folder: Comics ]]

* The full title of every one of Creator/AlanMoore's ''[[DRAndQuinch D.R. & Quinch]]'' stories for ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'' followed this trend with such tales as "D.R. & Quinch Have Fun On Earth," "D.R. & Quinch Get Drafted," "D.R. & Quinch Go To Hollywood," etc.
* Marvel's ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' series, although late in the run of volume 2 this changed.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Shows up in many Do-It-Yourself book series, like:
** ''The Complete Idiot's Guide To...''
** ''... ForDummies'' (which actually goes the other way)
*** Which later joined forces as ''The Complete Idoit's Guide for Dumies'' (sic.)
* Also fairly common in children's book series. For example, ''TheBerenstainBears'', which have title like ''The Barenstein Bears Count their Blessings'' or ''...and Too Much TV''.
** The quintessential series in France that fits the trope is ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martine_%28book%29 Martine]]''.
* ''The Hitchhiker's Guide To...'' was a series of travel books for those relying on the transport of strangers. While seeing Europe this way, Creator/DouglasAdams imagined extending the book [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy a very long way out.]]
* Other such travel guide titles include ''... on ''x'' Dollars A Day'' (also mentioned in ''HGTTG'') and ''The Rough Guide To...''
* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''[[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Through the Looking-Glass]]''. Chapter 3 ends with an incomplete sentence, "She came upon two little fat men ... feeling sure that they must be" and the sentence is completed by the title of Chapter 4, "Tweedledum and Tweedledee".

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* The Creator/FoodNetwork show "The Secret Life of..."
* Two episodes of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' are called "...In Translation" and "...And Found".
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Search_Of..._(TV_series) In Search Of...]]''
* Inverted by the first episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', named "City of..."
* The new Australian talk show, ''A Quiet Word'' -- sample episode "A Quiet Word with BillBailey".
* A series of sketches on ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' parodied talk shows with titles like this. Instances include "Trying to Borrow a Fiver Off ...", "Introducing My Grandfather To ...", "Realising I've Given the Wrong Directions To ...", "Photocopying My Genitals With ...", and "Flying a Light Aeroplane Without Having Had Any Formal Instruction With ..."
* Every episode of ''{{Bottom}}'' has a title that can be prefixed with "Bottom": "Smells", "Gas", "Apocalypse", "'s Up", "Accident", "Digger", "Burglary", "Culture", "Holy", "'s Out", "Hole", "Terror", "Break", "Dough", "Finger" and "Carnival".
* Each episode of ''{{Chuck}}'' is titled "...vs. [something]".
* ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'' starts each of its episode titles with "[[CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase And...]]".
* The title of each episode of ''EverybodyHatesChris'' starts off with the phrase "Everybody Hates".
* ''The Funny Side Of...'', a BBC show in which Clive Anderson looks at bloopers and funny moments in a different TV genre.
* The ''{{Monk}}'' episodes were always titled ''Mr. Monk and the ...'' or ''Mr. Monk goes to ...'' and so on. The books follow this trend.
* Eric Sykes' BBC sitcom, ''Sykes and...''
* The miniseries {{spinoff}} to ''LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'' was called ''LockStock'', and the episodes were titled "...And [number] [{{MacGuffin}}s]".
* ''TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'' had a similar pattern of episode naming as the above mentioned ''LockStock''.

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[[folder: Music ]]

* Album titles from MeFirstAndTheGimmeGimmes start with a verb.
* [[Music/DReam D:Ream]]'s albums ''On Vol.1'' and ''World''.
* RelientK named their cover album ''Is For Karaoke''.

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[[folder: Radio ]]

* ''[[http://www.tvcream.co.uk/?p=11910 Frank Muir Goes Into...]]'', where Frank Muir looked at humorous quotes and archive clips on a given subject.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/ZombieAndMummy'' has all its titles in the format of "ZOMBIE & MUMMY [do stuff]".

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Technically [[LetsPlay Let's Plays]] are a genre, but this shows up often enough to get a mention. Most [=LPers=] follow the convention of naming their [=LPs=] "Let's Play: Something"; for example, "Let's Play: The TVTropesWikiDrinkingGame."
* Creator/BradJones has a series called "''WebVideo/BradTries''," wherein Brad drinks various unsettling things. The episodes names go, "Brad Tries Cocaine," etc.
* [[YouKnowThatThingWhere You Know, That Thing Where]]...
* The [[SoYouWantTo/SeeTheIndex So You Want To]] namespace on ThisVeryWiki.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Most of the episodes of ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' form a complete sentence with the show title. Mostly of the "[verb]s [object]" form, like "Plays Ball" or "Spins a Web," but many others still form a descriptive phrase: "Inside Ralphie," "Wet All Over." In the case of "Cold Feet" an apostrophe would have to be added to make it fit, as a possessive. Only one episode fully deviated from this pattern: "The Busasaurus."
* ''DanVs'', obviously, names each episode after whatever it is that's ticked off Dan in that episode, like "Canada" or "The Dentist".
* ''WonderPets''. Usually "The Wonder Pets Save the [Animal in Trouble]".
* All the {{Nickelodeon}} episodes of ''{{Doug}}'' have titles beginning with Master Funnie's first name, as do most of the Disney-produced ones (exceptions: "Judy, Judy, Judy," "Judy's Big Admission," "Patti's Dad Dilemma" and the Quailman episodes, whose title cards, which normally feature the show's logo, are altered accordingly).
* Similar to the DanVs example above, episodes of TheTick almost always follow the naming formula "vs. (insert villain, inconvenience or random plot point here)". The DVD releases have followed this pattern by naming the sets "vs. Season (number)"

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[[folder: Other ]]

* The drinking game "Never Have I Ever"
* The non-drinking game "Would You Rather"
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