A subtype of PunBasedTitle which applies to individual episode titles, and not the fact that the pun is based upon some element of popular culture, such as the title of a film, book or song. {{Catch Phrase}}s, song lyrics, adages and colloquialisms can also be riffed on.

Also a subtrope of IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming. Related to LiteraryAllusionTitle and can sometimes overlap.

Often a sign of a WholePlotReference; indeed, many of the subtropes listed on that page (like CharlieAndTheChocolateParody) are examples themselves.
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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* Most episodes of the English dub of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (the first ones had quite expository titles). Including one that includes a pun based on the Japanese name of a character. (Barry's Busting Out All Over)
* Many episodes from the English dub of the various ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' series.
* The {{FUNimation}} dub of ''KeroroGunsou'' does this a lot.
* As does its dub of ''CrayonShinChan''.
* ''IchigoMashimaro'' does this kind of rarely: "Violent Night", "The Hat's Meow"...
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' does this with every episode, referencing famous movies: "[[Film/FightClub Catfight Club]]", "[[Film/PulpFiction Pulp Addiction]]", etc...
* KangokuGakuen does this with several chapter titles, like Taxi Driver (Chapter includes a character talking to himself in the mirror) and other big films.
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[[folder: Literature]]
* One book of ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'' is titled "[[Film/RebelWithoutACause Raptor Without A Cause]]". It doesn't actually reference that in-story at all, though.
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[[folder: Live Action Television]]
* ''Series/{{Workaholics}}'' does this frequently, usually combining a normal phrase with something else. For example "The Business Trip", in which Ders goes on a business trip with Alice, and then they all trip on acid. "Temp-tress", when the guys are tempted by an attractive office temp, "Model Kombat", "True Dromance" and plenty more.
* Many episodes of the Syfy series ''Series/{{Eureka}}'', especially in the third season. ("Bad to the Drone," "Show Me the Mummy," "Best in Faux.")
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' did it a lot also, such as "John Quixote," "I Shrink Therefore I Am" and "Bringing Home The Beacon".
* ''GossipGirl''
* Several episodes of ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.
* The Creator/FoodNetwork cooking show ''Series/GoodEats'' does this for most of its episodes: "Porterhouse Rules," "Citizen Cane," "The Egg Files," "Field of Greens," etc.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is called "Some Like it Hoth," a reference to both ''SomeLikeItHot'' and ''TheEmpireStrikesBack.''
* Too many ''Series/{{Psych}}'' episodes to list. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Psych_episodes Observe...]]
* Similar to the ''{{Simpsons}}'' example, there's the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "To Shanshu In LA", in which it eventually turns out that [[StealthPun the Shanshu prophecy refers to]] a vampire [[Film/ToLiveAndDieInLA becoming mortal and thus living and dying naturally]].
* {{Supernatural}} does it a lot. "Sam, Interrupted", "Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester"...
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* The tasks and scrolls in ''VideoGame/MySims Kingdom'' frequently have this kind of name when they're not being boringly prosaic. For example, when you're told where to find a scroll that helps you make gears, the task is called [[GearsOfWar "Gears of Where?"]]; when you get the scroll, it's called [[Franchise/MetalGear "Solid Gears of Metal"]].
* Chapter 4 of ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' is called "For Pigs the Bell Tolls".
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[[folder: Web Comic]]
* ''TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''. Every. Single. Strip.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* A few ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts made after the "Golden Age" have these, such as "Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers" or "The Whizzard of Ow".
* A few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' achieves many of these puns by incorporating Homer's CatchPhrase, "D'oh!" ("D'oh in the Wind," "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed.")
** In keeping with the writers having originally called it an "annoyed grunt," it sometimes intimated thus - hence "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious," "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)" and "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-bot."
* ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'' had episode titles such as "The Janitor Strikes Back" and "Little Glop of Horrors".
** One episode was not only named "A Bopwork Orange" but also parodied the classic film.
* Every other episode of ''{{Futurama}}''.
* Many recent episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' have this type of title, such as "Two and a Half Babies", "The Bored Identity", "Cosmonopoly", and "Finding Emo".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pelswick}}'' had a few, such as "Invasion of the Buddy Snatchers".
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