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These works have titles [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin which are puns of some sort]]. The creators are probably slightly less proud of themselves than the creators of works with {{Double Meaning Title}}s. Or at least they ''should'' be. Like with the DoubleMeaningTitle, it's usually stubbornly resistant to translation to other languages, resulting in the need for a CompletelyDifferentTitle.

See EpunymousTitle for a common subtrope; also compare JustifiedTitle. IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming sometimes employs this. TranslationMatchmaking may also lead to a Pun-Based Title.

!! Example subpages:
* PunBasedTitle/AnimeAndManga
* PunBasedTitle/ComicBooks
* PunBasedTitle/AnimatedFilms
* PunBasedTitle/LiveActionFilms
* PunBasedTitle/{{Literature}}
* PunBasedTitle/LiveActionTV
* PunBasedTitle/{{Music}}
* PunBasedTitle/{{Theater}}
* PunBasedTitle/VideoGames
* PunBasedTitle/WebComics
* PunBasedTitle/WesternAnimation


[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" does indeed [[{{Shipping}} ship]] [[PortmanteauCoupleName TwiShy]][[note]]Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy[[/note]].
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19 The 63rd Rune]]'' does indeed involve RuleSixtyThree.
* Chapter 10 of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/260699 The Lawyer and the Unicorn]]'', "The Two Powers", is not only a pun on ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'' (the movie the group watches), but also refers to the two magic powers that are in play ([[Franchise/AceAttorney Kurain's]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria's]]).
* Examples from [[Fanfic/Swing123AndGarfieldodiesCalvinverse the Calvinverse]]:
** Chapter 13 of ''Fanfic/RetroChill'' is titled "[[Music/HerbieHancock "Feats Don't Fail Me Now"]].
** ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has the TwoPartEpisode "Alien Nation"[[note]]alienation[[/note]].
* ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'' has Episode 12, called "Fade to Black" which focuses on the character of Mr. ''Black'', and Episode 13, "A Big Splash," which introduces ''Splash'' Woman.
* ''Fanfic/LastRights'' is a play on "last rites" and "rights of the deceased" or some such.
* ''Fanfic/LupineTree'' is a pun on ''pine tree'' and '''both''' definitions of ''lupine:'' a [[https://www.google.com/search?q=lupine&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=895&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9xp-V9s_JAhXGKyYKHS1fAhUQ_AUIBygB flowering plant]] that is similar to Jack's flowers, and wolves - fitting as Jack is a [[PlantPerson flowering, sapient timberwolf tree]].

* ''Pinball/JackBot'' is a pun on "jackpot". This even extends to the actual jackpots, which are called "[[TitleDrop Jack*Bots]]".

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The Frontier Wrestling Alliance show where Naomichi Marufuji and Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki came in to regain the GHC Heavyweight TagTeam Titles from Doug Williams and [[Wrestling/TooColdScorpio Scorpio]] was called "[[Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH NOAH]] Limits".[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* At Ride/UniversalStudios:
** ''Ride/DoctorDoomsFearfall'' (fearfall = freefall)
** ''Madagascar: A Crate Adventure'' (crate = great).

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The world of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' [[InUniverse contains]] a talk show called "Mornings with O, J and Koffi".
* [[WebVideo/MrRepzion Mr Repzion]] once made a video called, "Vampire Rants On Why Literature/{{Twilight}} Sucks". [[note]] A StealthPun referring to how vampires suck blood. [[/note]]
* ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' is a pun on "Suburbanites".
* Many episodes of ''WebAnimation/InanimateInsanity II'' are titled this way. For example, episode 3 is entitled "Tri Your Best", which is a pun on the phrase "try your best" while also informing that the focus of the episode would be a triathlon; episode 6, "Let 'Er R.I.P.", is a pun on the phrase "let it rip" while also implying that a previously KilledOffForReal character would be returning; and episode 7, "Everything's A-OJ", is a pun on the phrase "everything's a-OK" while also referring to the fact that OJ replaces [=MePhone=] as the host.
* Every episode title of ''WebAnimation/DeepSpace69'' is a sexual pun.