...[[EitherOrTitle or ]]'''Tis Pity She's an X''.

Some works have titles that are just really easy to have fun with. All you have to do is replace a word or two, and there you go - instant funny title!

With other works... Well, substitute "well-known" for "easy to have fun with", and "memorable" for "funny". After all, what better way could there be to make people remember the title of your new work than making it a ShoutOut to a Creator/WilliamShakespeare title?

In other words, this is about the phenomenon of the title of a work being used as a template for other titles. The key feature is that the structure of the title is distinctive enough that even when replacing one or more words, it's still obvious what the reference is.

More generally, popular phrases with a variable element used in this manner as templates are termed [="snowclones"=]. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowclone The Other Wiki]].

See also StockShoutouts, MemeticMutation. If your title is a ShoutOut to something ''other'' than another title, it's a LiteraryAllusionTitle. If it's an episode title referring to another episode title of the same series, they're CrossReferencedTitles. For trope title examples see ThisTropeIsX or pretty much any TitleTropes of your choice.

Some of these are bound to be ParallelPornTitles.

'''Please list lots of actual examples of title variations, rather than just the template - it's [[RuleOfFun more fun]] that way!'''
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!!Examples according to original work

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[[folder:Comics]]
* '''Countdown to X''': Since many comics tell ongoing stories with regular installments and no end in sight, they can build up to a big event in the future by having a countdown.
** ''{{Countdown To|Final Crisis}} FinalCrisis''
** "Countdown to Unicron" ({{Marvel|Comics}} ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'')
** "Countdown to Necropolis" (''JudgeDredd'')
** "Countdown to Destruction" (''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''; franchise SeriesFauxnale)
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[[folder:Film]]
* '''The X, The Y, His Z and Her A''' - starting with ''TheCookTheThiefHisWifeAndHerLover'', which went through tons of MemeticMutation when it was first out.
** Chapter 4 of ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' is "The Bartender, The Thieves, His Aunt, And Her Lover".
** "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer" -- [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons three guesses]].
** Slightly more subtle was the series of missions in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' called "The Crook," "The Thieves," "The Wife," and "The Lover."
** ''A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop'' is probably one these- this is the international film for a movie titled ''A Simple Noodle Story'' in reference to [[BloodSimple the film]] it adapts.
* '''Miracle On X''' ''([[Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet 34th Street]])''
** ''Miracle on Evergreen Terrace'' (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'')
** The winter 1980 Olympics where the US Men's hockey team beat the Soviet squad in the semifinal round was dubbed the "Miracle on Ice."
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} Christmas: Miracle on Third Street''
** ''Miracle on 49th Street'', a novel by Mike Lupica about a basketball star who learns he has a twelve year old daughter.
** ''Miracle on the 17th Green'', a novel by James Patterson and Peter De Jonge, which was made into a TV movie in 1999.
** "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street", an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.
** ''Miracle on Interstate 880'', a TV movie about a disaster during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
** ''Miracle on Jongno Street'', a 2010 documentary that explores LGBT issues in Korea.
** ''Miracle on Regent Street'', a novel by Ali Harris.

* '''[[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever Attack of the Killer]][=/=][[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 50-foot X]]''' - starting with ''Film/AttackOfThe50FootWoman''
** ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''
** "Attack of the 50-Foot Sister" (''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'')
** ''Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores'' (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'')
** The comedy short ''Attack of the Killer Refrigerator''.
** The ScienceFiction short ''Attack of the Killer Metal Man from the Dimensions of the Unknown''.
** The documentary ''Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania''.
** The 1995 film ''Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfolds''.
** "Attack of the Killer Garage Sale", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
** "Attack of the Killer App" (''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'')
** "Attack of the 5˝ Foot Geek" (''MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'')
** The ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' collection "Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons"

* '''The X That Ate Y''' ''(Not based on any particular film, but a common title for [[TheresNoBInMovie B-movies parodies]]. May have referenced "The dog ate my homework.")''
** A whole series of children's books, that are of the format ''The (Holiday Decoration) that ate my (Relative)''.
** The novelty song "The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati" by Rose and the Arrangement about a fictional horror movie.
** In ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Detour", Mulder [[DeadpanSnarker claims]] that he has an x-file called "The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati" filed in the C’s.
** Likewise, "The Eggplant That Ate Chicago" by Dr. West's Medicine Show and Junk Band.
** And the song "The Pizza That Ate Chicago" by Tom Paxton. Chicago must be tasty.
** ''The Cars That Ate Paris''
** A ''HappyDays'' ExpandedUniverse novel gave us "The Cow that Ate Salt Lake City" and its sequel "The Cow That Got So Thirsty Eating Salt Lake City, It Had to go Drink Lake Erie"
** There's another series of children's books titled ''The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks''.
** "The Tower That Ate People", a song by PeterGabriel.
** The 2008 documentary ''The Cars That Ate China''.
** The short documentary ''The Hair That Ate Hollywood''.
** The 1906 silent short ''The Horse That Ate the Baby''.
** The ScienceFiction short film ''The Zucchini That Ate New York vs. Tomatozilla''.
** Creator/BillCosby had a standup bit involving ''The Chicken Heart that Ate Up New York City.''
** ''The Blob That Ate Everyone'' (''{{Goosebumps}}'')
** Food Critic Jeffrey Steingarten's book The Man Who Ate Everything
** JustForFun: We are still in need of someone to make a cheap children's TV show and call it "The 7 that 8 9".

* '''Crouching X, Hidden Y''' - starting with ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
** [[PsychoSupporter Crouching Support, Hidden Batshit]]
** "Crouching Jimmy, Hidden Sheen" (''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'')
** [[WhoseLineIsItAnyway "We'll return you to 'Crouching Tiger, Screaming Siegfried and Roy' in just a second..."]]
** "Crouching Father, Hidden Husband", an episode of ''Series/WillAndGrace''.
** "Crouching Binome, Hidden Virus", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''.

* '''X, [[EitherOrTitle Or]]: How I learned to stop worrying and love the Y.''' - starting with ''Film/DrStrangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode title "$pringfield (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Legalised Gambling)"
** The Bluetones song "Autophilia (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My Car)"
** According to Website/{{IMDb}}, the working title for ''[[AnimalAthleteLoophole Soccer Dog: The Movie]]'' was ''Soccer Dog, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Pooch''.
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick episode ''[[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thedudette/nostalgia-chick/21361-stop-worrying-and-love-the-kesha Blonde Girls Now and Then, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ke$ha]]''.
** The 1964 comedy film ''The Monster of Camp Sunshine or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Nature''.
** The short film ''The Origin or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the J.O.I.N.T.''.
** The 2009 short film ''Dr Lewis Or; How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Corpse''.
** The 2010 documentary ''Flush! or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Toilet''.
** The 2005 short documentary ''The Zeros Post Mortem or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Box Office and Love DVD''.
** ''Iraq: A Look Baq (Or, How We Learned to Stop Reporting and Love the War)'', a 2003 television special hosted by Jon Stewart.
** Creator/WilWheaton's ''The Saga of Spongebob Vega$pant$ (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Franchise/StarTrek)''
** David Willis's ''[[{{Walkyverse}} Roomies!]]'' collection ''Roomies! Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Beer''.
** The first episode of the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' {{Fanime}} ''The Memories of Phantasm'' had the english title "The Ordinary Magician or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Kotatsu".
** One ''Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield'' strip is titled "[[Film/{{Inception}} Donutception]], Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Donut (Wars)".
** MichaelRosen had a possible variation with "Tomato Two, or How I Learned to Love Tomatoes".

* '''A Fistful of X''' - starting with ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''
** ''Film/AFistfulOfDynamite''
** "A Fistful of Yen," movie-within-the-movie from ''Film/KentuckyFriedMovie''
** ''VideoGame/EvilDeadAFistfulOfBoomstick''
** ''The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters''
** "A Fistful of Auctions," episode of ''Series/StorageWarsTexas''
** "A Fistful of Brains," episode of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''
** "A Fistful of Chips," episode of ''Series/{{Taggart}}''
** "A Fistful of Chowder," episode of ''Series/{{Conan}}''
** "A Fistful of Datas," episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
** "A Fistful of Diamonds," episode of ''Series/AliasSmithAndJones''
** "A Fistful of Dinars," episode of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''
** "A Fistful of Dobbers," episode of ''Series/{{Neighbours}}''
** "A Fistful of Ed," episode of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''
** "A Fistful of Energon," episode of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''
** "A Fistful of Francs," episode of ''Series/AlloAllo''
** "A Fistful of Lire," episode of ''Series/TheFallGuy''
** "A Fistful of Meg," episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** "A Fistful of Paintballs," episode of ''Series/{{Community}}''
** "A Fistful of Reasons," episode of ''Series/TheBradyBunch''

* '''From X with Love''' - starting with Franchise/JamesBond novel/movie ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''
** ''FromEroicaWithLove''
** ''FromParisWithLove''
** ''FromMexicoWithLove''
** ''From Rush Hour With Love'' was a song by Republica.
** The French title for ''InBruges'' is equivalent to "From Bruges With Love".
** ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' chapter title: "To Russia, With Gloves."
** The [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8d/NES_Tetris_Box_Front.jpg boxart of the NES version]] of ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' features the tagline, "From Russia With Fun!"
** ''From Beijing with Love'' is a Bond parody by Creator/StephenChow.
** The ''VideoGame/GroundControl'' cheat "frommassivewithlove"
** "From Alabamy, With Hate," Creator/HarlanEllison's true story of the March from Selma to Montgomery

* '''The Good, The Bad And The X''' - starting with Creator/SergioLeone's ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''.
** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good,_the_Bad_&_the_Queen The Good, The Bad And The Queen]]''
** "The Good, the Sad and the Drugly" (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'')
** ''[[TheHollows The Good, the Bad, and the Undead]]''
** ''Film/TheAdventuresOfElmoInGrouchland'' had the TagLine "The Good, The Bad and The Stinky."
** ''Film/TheGoodTheBadTheWeird'', a Korean {{recycl|edInSpace}}ing of the Leone film (with some nods to the other films in the "Dollars Trilogy")
** According to the [[http://www.weirdexperiments.com/apps/blog/show/5199871-and-the-winner-is-the-good-the-bad-and-the-outsourced Weird Experiments]] website, this is the most common snowclone movie title to be used in scientific papers, based on [[http://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=1,5&as_subj=bio+chm+eng+med+phy&q=%22The+Good+the+Bad+and%22+-ugly hits on Google Scholar]].
** A [[TheBeano Beano]] "comics library" starting Plug from The Bash Street Kids called The Good, The Bad And Plug Ugly.
** An episode of ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' was titled, "The Good, the Bad, and the Alex".
** [[WhoseLineIsItAnyway "We'll return you to our Politically-Correct Presentation of 'The Good, The Bad, and the Beauty-Impaired' in just a second..."]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Bubsy}}'' level "The Good, the Bad and the Woolies"
** "The Good, the Bad and the Wallaby" (''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'')
** "The Good, the Bad and the Tigger" (''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'')
** "The Good, Tad and the Ugly", name of the last level of ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'' 2 (played as frog Tad)
** Our trope TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil

* '''Once Upon a Time in X''' - starting with Creator/SergioLeone's ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''
** Leone himself repeated this title, using it for ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' and in ''Once Upon A Time... the Revolution'', an alternate title for ''Film/DuckYouSucker'' (also alternatively titled ''Film/AFistfulOfDynamite'')
** ''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico''
** ''Once Upon a Time in India'', a subtitle given to ''Bollywood/{{Lagaan}}''
** ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina''
** ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheMidlands''
** ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAnatolia'' (2012)
** ''Literature/OnceUponATimeInTheNorth'', a prequel to ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials''
** ... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Upon_a_Time and more]]

* '''I Was a Teenage X''' - starting with ''Film/IWasATeenageWerewolf''
** ''I Was a Teenage Frankenstein'', film from the producers of ''I Was a Teenage Werewolf'', released in the same year (1957)
** ''I Was a Teen-Age Dwarf'', novel by Max Shulman
** ''I Was a Teenage T. Rex'', book in the ''Literature/{{Dinoverse}}'' series
** ''I Was a TeenageWorrier''
** ''Literature/IWasATeenageFairy''
** ''I Was a Teenage Faust'', 2002 TVMovie
** ''I Was a Zombie for the FBI'', 1984 Film
** ''I Was a Teenage Zombie'', 1986 film
** "I Was a Teenage Taylor", episode of ''Series/HomeImprovement''
** "I Was a Teenage Gary", episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
** "I Was a Teenage Stimpy", episode of ''TheRenAndStimpyShow''
** "I Was a Teenage Spy", episode of ''BoyMeetsWorld''
** "I Was a Teenage Anarchist", song by Against Me!
** "I Was a Teenage Communist", a Radio 4 documentary on the history of Communist Party of Great Britain presented by Alexei Sayle (who was a teenage Communist).
** "I Was a Teenage Brain Surgeon", referenced in a Music/SpikeJones routine.
** "I Was a Teenage Thumb", 1963 ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short.
** ''I Was a Teenage TV Terrorist'', a 1985 comedy film.
** ''I Was a Teenage Movie Maker: Don Glut's Amateur Movies'', a 2006 documentary.
** ''I Was a Teenage Feminist'', a 2005 documentary.
** ''I Was a Teenage Werebear'', a 2011 short film parodying several movies, including ''Film/RebelWithoutACause''.
** ''Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg'', written by Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady on ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', and Chris Kreski, a screenwriter and biographer.
** ''I Was a Teenage Popsicle'', a novel by Bev Katz Rosenbaum, in which the main character is cryogenically frozen for ten years.
** ''I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler'', a memoir by Ted Lewin
** ''I Was a Teenage Alien'', a science fiction novel by Jane Greenhill.
** ''I Was a Teenage Zucchini...But I Didn't Get Squashed!'', a play by Craig Sodaro.
** ''I Was a Teenage Sex Pistol'', a book that chronicles the history of the Music/SexPistols.
** "I Was a Teenage Monster Mangler", a short story by Gordon Rowlinson.
** ''I Was a Teenage Intellectual'' - a 1999 Czech short, "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" spoof.
** "I Was a Teenage Blowfly," movie-within-the-show from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''

* '''X House on the Y''' - specific to 1970s exploitation horror and starting with ''Film/TheLastHouseOnTheLeft''
** ''The Last House on Dead End Street''
** ''Film/HouseOnTheEdgeOfThePark''
** ''The Last House in the Woods''
** ''Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' is a more lighthearted example that actually features the same naming structure and debuted earlier -- [[OlderThanYouThink decades earlier]], along with ''Little House in the Big Woods'', by LauraIngallsWilder. ''Little Town on the Prairie'' echoed the pattern.
** ''LittleMosqueOnThePrairie'' snowcloned that in another direction.

* '''All this, and X Y''' (in which Y should rhyme with "too") - starting with ''AllThisAndHeavenToo'', the famous movie with BetteDavis
** All this and World War II, a 1976 musical documentary that juxtaposes Beatles songs, performed by a number of musicians, with World War II newsreel footage and 20th Century Fox films from the 1940s.
** All This and Rabbit Stew, one of the infamous ''CensoredEleven'' cartoons, about a black hunter and ''BugsBunny''.
** All This and Puppet Stew, an album by Los Angeles punk rock band The Dickies.
** All This and Everest Too, an actual newspaper headline printed on the morning of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, referring to the British expedition becoming the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest a few days earlier.
** The '80s shirt that said "ALL THIS AND BRAINS TOO".

* '''X, Lies and Videotape''', or '''Sex, Lies and X''', or '''Sex, X and Videotape''' - starting with ''SexLiesAndVideotape'':
** Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics
** ''LessThanPerfect'' has a final episode titled "Sex, Lies and Office Supplies"
** ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' has an episode titled "Weapon X, Lies & Videotape."
** ''BoyMeetsWorld'' has an episode titled "Wake Up, Little Cory" in the episode the name of Cory and Topanga's project is Sex, Lies and Videotape.
** ''GoofTroop'' has an episode titled "Wrecks, Lies & Videotape'."
** ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' has an episode titled "Dex, Lies and Videotape."
** ''{{Roswell}}'' has an episode titled "Tess, Lies, and Videotape."
** ''FamilyMatters'' has an episode named "Food, Lies and Videotape."
** ''WillAndGrace'' has an episode titled "Sex, Losers, and Videotape."
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has an episode titled "Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes."
** ''{{Martin}}'' has an episode titled "Checks, Lies, and Videotape."
** ''NorthernExposure'' has an episode titled "Sex, Lies and Ed's Tape."
** ''SouthOfNowhere'' has an episode titled "Love, Child, and Videotape."
** Murray Torkildsen released an album called ''Sex, Lies and Videogames''.
** "Sex, Lies and Videogames" was also the name of a Game Informer article analyzing BMX XXX and Deed or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball way, way back.
** Perhaps closest to the original is a BBC programme ''Sex, Lice and Videotape''.
** TheUltimates 3 "Sex, Lies, & DVD"
** ''LoisAndClark: The New Adventures of Superman'' has an episode titled "Sex, Lies and Videotape."
** ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' has an episode titled "Text, Lies and Videotape."
** ''Series/{{CSI}}'' has an episode titled "Sex, Lies, and Silicone"
** ''{{CSINY}}'' also has an episode titled "Sex, Lies, and Silicone"
** ''TrippingTheRift'' has an episode titled "Six, Lies and Videotape"
** [[http://sexliesandbacon.com/ Sex, Lies and Bacon]]
** {{Atari}}'s ''Film/{{Batman}}'' ArcadeGame had a movie theater showing ''Sex, Lies, Video Games''.

* '''One of Our X is Missing''' - probably started by ''Film/OneOfOurAircraftIsMissing'', 1942 film
** ''One of Our Spies is Missing'', 1966 film
** ''Film/OneOfOurDinosaursIsMissing'', 1975 film
** ''One of Our Porn Stars is Missing'', 1993 film
** ''One of Our Thursdays is Missing'', 2011 novel by JasperFforde
** "One of Our Angels is Missing", ''Series/CharliesAngels'' episode
** "One of Our Planets is Missing", ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode
** "One of Our Olives is Missing", ''Series/GetSmart'' episode
** "One of Our Probes is Missing", ''Search Control'' episode
** "One of Our Trains is Missing", ''Series/{{Maverick}}'' episode
** "One of Our Bombs is Missing", ''Series/ISpy'' episode
** "One of Our Chickens is Missing", ''Petticoat Junction'' epsiode
** "One of Our Dogs is Missing", ''LostInSpace'' episode
** "One of Our Assemblymen is Missing", ''Green Acres'' episode
** "One of Our Running Backs is Missing", ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' episode
** "One of Our Zeppelins is Missing", ''Switch'' episode
** "One of Our Engines is Missing", ''Series/McHalesNavy'' episode
** "One of Our Bottles is Missing", ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' episode
** "One of Our Stately Homes is Missing", ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' episode
** "One of Our Sweathogs is Missing", ''WelcomeBackKotter'' episode
** "One of Our Fruit Machines is Missing", song by Music/NikKershaw
** "One of Our Dholaks is Missing", song by Transglobal Underground
** "One of Our Psychedelic Beakers is Missing", song by The Dentists
** Variations:
*** "One of My Wives is Missing", 1976 TV Movie
*** "Two of Our Weirdos Are Missing", ''LaverneAndShirley'' episode
*** "Some of Our Airmen Are No Longer Missing", 1990 documentary
** Aversion: "One of Our Submarines", a song by Music/ThomasDolby, omits the last two words from the title, but includes them in the lyric.
** A group called Local Heroes, featuring various ex-members of The Shadows and other veteran guitarists, have released albums called ''One of Our Shadows is Missing'', ''Two of Our Shadows are Missing'' and ''Three of Our Shadows are Missing''.

* '''X, Y Style''' - starting with ''Film/DivorceItalianStyle''.
** ''Marriage, Italian Style''
** ''War, Italian Style''
** ''Paradise, Hawaiian Style''
** ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle''
** "Love, American Style", episode of ''Series/{{Dexter}}''
** "Jealousy, English Style", episode of ''Series/GreenAcres''
** "Divorce, Walnut Grove Style", episode of ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie''
** "Divorce, Sanford Style", episode of ''Series/SanfordAndSon''
** "Divorce, Venusian Style", episode of ''TheGreatestAmericanHero''
** "Love, Amazon Style", episode of ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''
** "Love, Bayside Style", episode of ''Series/SavedByTheBell: The New Class''
** "Love, Mancini Style", episode of ''Series/MelrosePlace''
** "Love, Pokémon Style" and "Love, Petalburg Style", episodes of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** "Love, Springfieldian Style", episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** "Love, Sri Lankan Style", episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''
** "Intercourse, Italian style" is one film idea suggested in a ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch.
** "Rome, Italian Style," sketch from ''Series/{{SCTV}}''

* '''Murder Most X''' - starting with the Margaret Rutherford MissMarple film ''Murder Most Foul'', which was quoting ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''
** ''MurderMostHorrid'', Dawn French vehicle
** ''Murder Most Medieval'', anthology of historical whodunnits
** ''Murder Most English'', TV adaptation of the ''Flaxborough'' novels by Colin Watson
** ''Murder Most Fab'', novel by Julian Clary
** "Murder Most Fowl", episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}''
** "Murder Most Fowl", short story by Deborah Millitello in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}''
** "Murder Most Maris", episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''
** "Murder Most Likely", a Canadian docu-drama starring [[Series/DueSouth Paul Gross]].

* '''Whatever Happened to X?''' - starting with ''Film/WhateverHappenedToBabyJane''
** ''WhateverHappenedToRobotJones''
** "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?", a season 1 episode of ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''.
** "Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?", a season 4 episode of ''Series/BabylonFive''.
** "ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow", an iconic pre-Crisis Franchise/{{Superman}} story.
** "ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheCapedCrusader", a not-so-iconic post-Crisis Franchise/{{Batman}} story.
** Whatever Happened to Janie?, a Caroline B. Cooney novel.
** ''Whatever Happened To TheLikelyLads''
** ''Whatever Happened To Aunt Alice?'' (1969 horror film)
** ''Whatever Happened to'' was a series of backups in the comic book ''DCComicsPresents''.
** Website/{{IMDb}} lists more than 30 other films and TV shows with this title format.

* '''My Big Fat X Y''' - starting with ''MyBigFatGreekWedding''
** "My Big Fat Greek Rush Week", ''VeronicaMars''
** "My Big Fat Greek Sandwich", ''Good Eats''
** "My Big Fat Bleak Wedding", ''{{Neighbours}}''
** "My Big Fat Geek Wedding", both ''TheSimpsons'' and ''Series/ComicBookMen''
** "My Big Fat Stinky Wedding", ''{{Chowder}}''
** There's a show called ''BigFatGypsyWeddings'' that had an episode titled "My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas"
** ''{{Spore}}'' has a DLC adventure called "My Big Fat Pig Wedding"

* '''Bring Me the X of Y''' - after ''Film/BringMeTheHeadOfAlfredoGarcia''. X is most often "Head" as in the original, and Y is usually a name.
** "Bring Me the Head of Willy the Mailboy!", ''Dilbert'' collection
** ''Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis'', film
** "Bring Me the Head of Michael Portillo", song by The Family Cat
** "Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin", live album by Music/{{Hawkwind}}
** "Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment", 1990s UK TV panel game
** ''Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis'', 1988 TV movie
** ''Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming'', Roger Zelazny and Robert Sheckley novel
** ''Bring Me the Head of Oliver Plunkett'', novel by Colin Bateman
** ''Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen'', 2013 film
** TV episodes:
*** "Bring Me the Head of Oswaldo Castillo", Series/{{Medium}}
*** "Bring Me the Head of Hank Kaplan", Nurses
*** "Bring Me the Head of The Hulk", The Incredble Hulk
*** "Bring Me the Head of Earthworm Jim", Earthworm Jim
*** "Bring Me the Head of Stuart Rosebrock", Coach
*** "Bring Me the Head of Arthur Daley", Minder
*** "Bring Me the Ted of Albert Garcia", Doctors (involving a teddy bear)
*** "Bring Me the Lip Gloss of Deirdre Arpelle", The Cosby Show
** ''Bring Me the Rest of Alfredo Garcia'', album by Music/TheFlamingStars
** "Bring Me the Sweat of Gabriela Sabatini", poem by Clive James
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[[folder:Literature]]
* '''The Joy of X''', the TropeNamer, is an interesting {{zigzag|gingTrope}}: most titles of this form reference ''The Joy of Sex'', which was itself titled in reference to ''The Joy of Cooking''. Conveniently, it also makes this a JustForPun trope and a SelfDemonstratingArticle.
** In the Literature/{{Discworld}} book ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', Nanny Ogg writes ''The Joye of Snackes'' - as a cookbook where every recipe is either an aphrodisiac, a double entendre, or both, it manages to reference ''both'' of this template's originals.
** "The Joy of Sect" is an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** There's a book entitled ''The Joy of Sox'', talking about socks. It's incredibly amusing.
** ''The Joy of Sox'' is also the title of [[http://joyofsox.blogspot.com a baseball blog]].
** The Joy of Lexx: Defunct {{Lexx}} fan site
** ''The Joy of Pokémon'' (the 92nd ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode, naturally)
*** A later episode is "The Joy of Water Pokemon".
** "The Joy of Sects" is a title of a class about religions in the novel ''Love Among the Walnuts'' (itself a Joy of X title -- see below).
** There is a webcomic entitled "The Joy of Tech".
** ''The Joy Of [=TeX=]'' (yes, that formula markup language ... which, for the uninitiated, is pronounced "tecchhhh", rhyming with "''blecchhhh''", not "tex", according to [[WordOfGod ''The TeXbook'']].)
** ''The Joy of Sets: Fundamentals of Contemporary Set Theory'', a math textbook.
** ''Series/TheJoyOfPainting'' (Bob Ross art instruction series)
** Charles Papazian's ''The Complete Joy of Homebrewing''
** ''The Joy of Work'', a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' book
** Leo Rosten's ''The Joys of Yiddish'' and its sequel ''The Joys of Yinglish''
** ''The Joy of Origami'', a book of [[CaptainObvious origami models and instructions for folding them]].
** Sara Lee has a slogan entitled "The Joy of Eating", which is also found on the packaging of their Soft and Smooth breads.
** "The Joy of Sax", album by the CapitolSteps
** A Creator/{{BBC}} documentary about statistics, and how it doesn't have to be boring, is called "The Joy of Stats".
** ''The Joy of Signing'' is a guidebook for learning American Sign Language.
** In ''Film/TheFrontPage'', a Freudian psychiatrist publishes ''The Joy of Impotence'' after being shot in the groin.
** ''The Joy of Lex'' is a book about fun with words (think 'lexicon').
** And, to end off all this madness, someone wrote a book actually titled ''The Joy of x''... said book was about algebra and calculus.
** Another one titled ''The Joy of X'' is about the X Window System.

* There was a spate of '''Everything You Always Wanted to Know About X (But Were Afraid to Ask)''' - starting with the sex manual ''Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex...''.
** ''Charmed'' featured "Everything You Wanted To Know About Magic Portals (but were afraid to ask)".
** ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'' considers ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'' to be more controversial than a book titled ''Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Sex but Have Been Forced to Find Out''.
** ''Everything You Wanted to Know About Guilt but were too ashamed to ask''
** The book ''Fight'' by Eugene Robinson has the subtitle ''Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You'd Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking''.
** There was a TV special called ''Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid to Ask''.
** There is a documentary called ''Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Computers... But Were Afraid to Ask''.
** There is a Czechoslovakian film called ''Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Experience''.
** There is a short documentary called ''Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Swing But Were Afraid to Ask''.
** In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar of all things]], Twilight breaks out ''Slumber 101: All You've Ever Wanted to Know About Slumber Parties (But Were Afraid to Ask).''
** The Sea Lions' [[SelfTitledAlbum nearly eponymous album]] ''Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Sea Lions But Were Afraid to Ask''
** James [=McCawley=] wrote ''Everything that Linguists Have Always Wanted to Know About Logic (but were Ashamed to Ask)''

* '''Xing Toward(s) Y''' (''Slouching Towards Bethlehem'') - started as a LiteraryAllusionTitle, but has morphed into template pattern.
** ''Slouching Towards Gomorrah'' by Robert Bork.
** ''Skipping Towards Gomorrah'', the rebuttal by Dan Savage
** ''Shambling Towards Hiroshima'' by James Morrow
** ''Fumbling Towards Ecstasy'', a SarahMcLachlan album.
** ''Fumbling Towards Ecstasy'', a ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' FanFic.
** ''SlouchingTowardsBedlam'', an amateur InteractiveFiction
** The original ('Slouching Toward Bethlehem') was used as a ''{{Series/Angel}}'' title and also as the title for a collection of Joan Didion's essays.

* '''A Tale of Two X''' - starting with ''ATaleOfTwoCities''
** ''A Tale of Two Kitties'' (The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' debut of Tweety), as well as the second Garfield film.
** ''A Sale of Two Titties'' by Darles Chickens, at least according to ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''.
** ''A Tale of Two Springfields'' (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'')
** ''A Tale of Two Sitters'' (''{{Wishbone}}'')
** ''ATaleOfTwoSisters'' - the original title ''Janghwa, Hongryeon'' refers to a Korean folk tale.

* '''X for Dummies''' (Note that the publisher has actually trademarked the phrase "for Dummies", so actual published works with this formula do not exist outside of the official series. Ironically, there is no such volume about ventriloquism.)
** ''Witchhunting For Dumb People'' (''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' again) doesn't take any chances.
** ''Raising the Dead for Dummies'', from [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3123104/1/Secrets this]] ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' FanFic.
** The ''Complete Idiot's Guide'' series, a for-real series [[FollowTheLeader modeled after]] the ''Dummies'' books.
** In one Creator/ImprovEverywhere prank, [[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia]] rides a subway while reading ''Galactic Rebellion for Dummies''.
** ''Data Structures for Assholes'' ([[ClusterFBomb vitriolic]] parody from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'')
** ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' has the book "Telepathy for Dummies".

* '''How to Verb X and Other Verb Y''' - starting with the book ''How to Win Friends and Influence People'' by Dale Carnegie
** ''How to Lose Friends and Infuriate People''
** ''[[Creator/LennyBruce How to Talk Dirty and Influence People]]''
** ''How to Make Enemies and Irritate People'' an album by Screeching Weasel
** ''How to Lose Friends and Alienate People''
** "How to Lose Friends by Influencing People," Part Two of ''How Not to Write a Play'' by Walter Kerr

* '''All I Really Need to Know I Learned From X.'''
** Erma Bombeck, ''All I Know About Animal Behavior I Learned in Loemann's Dressing Room.''
** Dave Marinaccio's ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Really-Need-Know-Learned-Watching/dp/0517883864 All I Really Need To Know I Learned From Watching Star Trek]]''
** The horror short ''Everything I Needed to Know About Zombies I Learned from the Movies''.
** ''All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten'' by Robert Fulghum is probably the original.
** ''Where There's a [[PunBasedTitle Will]] There's a Way [[EitherOrTitle Or]], All I Really Need to Know I Learned from [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]'' by Laurie E. Maguire.
** ''El Paradigma: All I Really Need to Know in Business I Learned at Microsoft'' by Julie Blick.

* '''A Are From B, C Are From D.''' - starting with ''Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus''.
** Parodied by our title MenBuyFromMarsWomenBuyFromVenus
** ''DaveBarry Is From Mars And Venus''
** ''{{Shrek}} 2'' had one scene where Queen Lillian was seen reading a book named ''Kings are from Mars, Queens are from Venus''.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has "Women are from Omicron Persei 7, men are from Omicron Persei 9", as well as an episode where Amy is reading a book titled ''[[ShapedLikeItself Martians are from Mars, Venusians are from Venus]]''.
** In one episode of ''BoyMeetsWorld'', Shawn claimed to have got his (frankly disturbing) relationship advice from a book called ''Men Are From Mars, Women Want To Blast Mars Out Of The Sky''.
** The 1997 documentary ''Men Are from Manhattan... Women Are from Saskatchewan''.
** The RealityTV show ''Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, But We Have to Live on Earth''.
** The 'Four Year Strong' song ''Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Hell''
** ''[[MythAdventures Imps Are From Imper, Deveels Are From Deva]]''
** The ''[[{{Walkyverse}} Dumbing of Age]]'' storyline "Men Are From Beck, Women Are From Clark".

* '''I, X'''. Like ''The Joy of X'', the generally-parodied template (''Literature/IRobot'') isn't the original (''Series/IClaudius'' or maybe something even older). See ICommaNoun for examples.

* '''The Seven Habits of Highly Effective X''' (People)
** The ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' collection, ''Seven Years of Highly Defective People''.
** ''The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates'', a FictionalDocument from ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. At least, until it was [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] into ''The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries'' after the author got a cease-and-desist notice from the creators of the original ''Seven Habits of Highly Effective People'' book.
** ''The 666 Habits of Highly Effective Demons'', a magazine article in ''RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon'' (and probably a {{Woolseyism}})
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Brother's Little Helper" Bart is reading "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Pre-teens"

* '''Sex and the Single X''', or '''Sex and the Y X''' - starting with ''Sex and the Single Girl''.
** ''Sex and the Seasoned Woman''
** ''Sex and the Single Vampire''
** ''Sex and the Single Ghost'', a romance novel
** ''SexAndTheCity''
** ''Sex and the Single [[Series/DoctorWho Gallifreyan]]'', a ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' article
** ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' episode "Dick and the Single Girl"

* '''Fear And Loathing in X''' - starting with HunterSThompson's ''FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''.
** ''Fear And Loathing On the Campaign Trail''
** The AlternateHistory story ''Literature/FearLoathingAndGumboOnTheCampaignTrailSeventyTwo''.
** ''[[http://www.economist.com/world/europe/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13652874 Greece and immigration: Fear and loathing in Athens]]''
** ''Fear and loathing in Endsville.'' (''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'')
** "Fear and Loathing with Bigfoot" (Japanese translation of an episode of, you guessed it, ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'')
** The working title for ''Kentucky Straight Bourbon'' was ''Fear and Loathing in Kentucky''.
** A later-day WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKZzgzzsQEI Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas]]''
** ''{{Series/CSI}}'' episode "Fur and Loathing." (The show's set in Vegas.)

* '''Zen and the Art of X''' - starting with Robert Pirsig's ''ZenAndTheArtOfMotorcycleMaintenance'', which itself refers back to ''Zen in the Art of Archery'' by Eugen Herrigel. The title of the latter is often quoted with an "and" instead of "in".
** The BBC miniseries of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' presented an excerpt from "Zen and the Art of Going to the Lavatory".
** ''Zen and the Art of Faking It'' by Jordan Sonnenblik.
** In the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', one of the books on Magrat's shelf is ''Zen And The Art of Broomstick Maintenance''.
** ''GearsOfWar'' has an achievement called "Zen and the Art of Reloading."
** And now, "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xen Xen]] and the art of" various things has over 40K results on Google and counting. Surprisingly, "Xen and the Art of VideoGame/HalfLife1" is not one of them. Nor is "Xen and the Art of [[DisappointingLastLevel Bad Level Design]]".
** "Zen and the Art of Breaking Everything In This Room," a song by TheWorldInfernoFriendshipSociety.
** "Zen and the Art of Omelette Maintenance", an episode of ''Series/GoodEats''.
** "Zen and the Art of Gazebo Repair", a two-issue arc of the [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comics]].
** ''[[http://www.cs.indiana.edu/docproject/zen/zen-1.0_toc.html Zen and the Art of the Internet]]'' by Brendan P. Kehoe.

* '''The Art of X''' - starting with (''TheArtOfWar'')
** ''The Art of Raising Dogs''
** ''The Art of Small Talk''
** ''The Art of Manliness''
** ''The Art of Love''
** ''The Art of Sex''
** ''The Art of Shaving''
** ''The Art of Trolling''
** ''The Art of Quartet Playing''
** ''The Bart of War'' (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'')
** ''The Art of Noise'' (Band), and ''The Art of Noises'' (Luigi Russolo essay which inspired the band name)
** ''The Art of Computer Programming'', Donald Knuth's still unfinished book series.
** ''The Art of Software Testing'', a landmark work on software testing by Glenford J. Myers.
** ''The War of Art'', a book about art and creativity, by Steven Pressfield.
** Books of production art from a popular movie usually follow the formula "''The Art of {movie title}''"
** Interestingly enough there's no "The Art of Art" (there's The Art of Art History though)

* '''The Tao of X''', starting with ''The Tao of Pooh'', the book that popularized Taoism in western society by relating it to Franchise/WinnieThePooh
** ''The Tao of Archery'', the second issue of the ''Great Ten'' miniseries (also a pun; Celestial Archer's real name is Xu ''Tao'').
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh of Homer''
** ''The Tao of Programming''
** ''The Tao of Steve''
** ''[[VideoGame/{{Terraria}} Dao of Pow]]'' is the tao used as a flail

* '''X Sutra''' - starting with the Hindu Sutras, followed by the Jain Sutras. Most modern examples are in parody of the Literature/KamaSutra
** [[FutariEcchi Manga Sutra]]
** [[http://www.gamasutra.com GamaSutra]]
** TVTropes has ComicSutra

* '''Are You There, God? It's Me, X''' - starting with the classic JudyBlume young adult novel, ''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret''.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', "Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean"
** ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', "Are You There, God? It's Me, Jesus"
** ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret Hill"
** "Are You There, God? It's Me, Childhood", an article at Salon.com
** "Are You There, God? It's Me, Madison Avenue", an article on advertising that seems to have multiple homes on the Web.
** ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', "Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester"
** ''Are You There, God? It's Me, Kevin'', an autobiographical book by Kevin Keck
** "Are You There, God? It's Me, Detroit", an article in the ''Detroit Free Press''
** ''Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea'', by Chelsea Handler
** "Are You There, {{Cthulhu|Mythos}}? It's Me, Margaret"
** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8845297/1/Are-You-There-Primus-It-s-Me-Starscream Are You There, Primus? It's Me, Starscream.]] A {{Transformers}} fanfic.
** "Are You There, Margaret? It's Me, God" was probably inevitable, but its most well-known use is a song title.

* '''The Compleat X''' - starting with "The Compleat Angler," by Izaak Walton.
** ''[[Music/WeirdAlYankovic The Compleat Al]]''
** ''The Compleat Conductor'', a book on conducting by Gunther Schuller
** ''The Compleat Dying Earth" by Jack Vance
** ''The Compleat Beatles'', a book of lyrics
** ''The Incompleat Folksinger'' by Pete Seeger
** In-universe example: The Compleat Atlas in Garth Nix's ''KeysToTheKingdom'' series.
** ''The Compleat Enchanter'', an omnibus edition of Creator/LSpragueDeCamp's HaroldShea short stories.
** ''The Compleat Turkey'', a book of cartoons by SandraBoynton illustrating irritating types of people by comparing them to turkeys. The turkey on the cover is insisting that the title should be spelled "complete", for example.
** ''The Compleat [[{{Literature/Discworld}} Ankh-Morpork]] City Guide''

* '''Love In The Time/Age of X''' - starting with ''Literature/LoveInTheTimeOfCholera''.
** ''Love In The Age of iPods'', a book by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.
** ''Love in the Age of Fishsticks'', a film made in 2008.
** ''Love In The Age of Drought'', a novel by Fiona Higgins
** ''Love in The Age of Silicone'', an article about {{Real Doll}}s
** In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Marge can be seen reading a pirate-themed romance novel called ''Love in the Time of Scurvy.''
*** And in another, Lisa is reading ''Love in the Time of Coloring Books''.
** ''Love in the Time of LOLCats'' by {{Achewood}}'s Ray Smuckles.
** ''Love in the Time of Science'', an album by Emilíana Torrini.
** "Love in the Time of Dragons", an episode of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' and a novel by Katie McAllister.
** ''Love In The Time of Goblins'', Book One of the Hot Goblin Brotherhood Saga in ''SkinHorse''

* '''Doing X With Gun And Camera''' - starting with Captain Ralph Bonehill's book ''Out With Gun and Camera'' - that, or ''Hunting Big Game in Africa with Gun and Camera'', a film from 1922.
** By 1930, this title was already being parodied, in the form of George Chappell's ''Through the Alimentary Canal with Gun and Camera''.
** ''Through the UncannyValley With Gun and Camera'' - a recent blog about James Cameron's ''Film/{{Avatar}}''.
** ''Whale Hunting with Gun and Camera'' by Roy Chapman Andrews
** Another ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' parody: Ridcully is the author of ''Along the Ankh with Bow, Rod and Staff with a Knob on the End''.
** ''Into the Outdoors with Gun and Camera'', an adventure included with the second edition of the TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}} role-playing game.

* '''The X's Tale''' - starting with ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' as the TropeNamer, but sadly not the TropeMaker. The original is a frame story where X means "told by the", not "about a".
** ''AKnightsTale'' Including a character supposedly being Chaucer.
** ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale''
** "A Rogue's Tale" (''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' episode)
** ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale''
** Many, many examples are subtitled like this in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' anthologies ''Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina'', ''Tales from Jabba's Palace'' and ''Tales of the Bounty Hunters''.
** All the stories in the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse collection ''Short Trips: Repercussions'' have the slight variant of "The X's Story". The X in each case is someone who Charley meets in the FramingStory, and who tells her the story of why they had to be removed from time.

* '''X in Wonderland''' - starting with ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''
** "Murdoch in Wonderland" (''Series/MurdochMysteries'')
** "Emily in Wonderland" (''Series/GilmoreGirls'')
** "Orson in Wonderland" (''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'')
** ''Phoebe in Wonderland'' (a 2008 film)
** A song by Kevin Ayers "Clarence in Wonderland"
** "Mork In Wonderland" (''Series/MorkAndMindy'')
** ''Music/{{GWAR}}: Phallus in Wonderland''

* '''The Book of X''' - starting with most of the books of ''Literature/TheBible'', other religious texts, and the medieval Books of Hours
** WesternAnimation/AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues
** Literature/TheBookOfAllHours
** Music/{{Enya}}'s "Book of Days". The music video for it takes the idea and runs with it by showing a whole series of books cataloguing said days (aspects of life): Book of Water, Book of Love, Book of Music, Book of Motion, Book of Dreams.
** Literature/BookOfTheDead
** TheBookOfEli
** Literature/BookOfTheLongSun
** Literature/TheBookOfLostThings
** MalazanBookOfTheFallen
** Theatre/TheBookOfMormon
** TheBookOfNightWithMoon
** Music/LoreenaMcKennitt's album ''Book of Secrets''.[[note]]The sequel subtitle to ''Film/NationalTreasure'', referencing the President's book of [[GovernmentConspiracy conspiracy theories]] and other confidential information. This is a fairly popular reference.[[/note]]
** BookOfSwords
** During the John Fugelsang/Daisy Fuentes period, ''AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' had a regular segment called 'The Book of Why', where each clip started with John narrating "Why X (insert clip-related item here)"
** ''The Book of Fours'', a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' ExpandedUniverse novel.
** ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
*** The four parts ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' are "Book I: The Book of Going Forth", "Book II: The Book of the Dead", "Book III: The Book of the New Son", and "Book IV: The Book of 101 Things for a Boy Can Do". The first two parody the {{Ancient Egypt}}ian ''Book of Going Forth by Day'' also known as ''The Book of the Dead'', the third is a ShoutOut to Creator/GeneWolfe, and the OddNameOut is an obvious parody of kids' activity books.
*** ''The Book of Going Forth Around Elevenish'' was mentioned in ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' as being written by a rather lazy sect.

* '''X Come Home''' starting with ''{{Lassie}} Come Home'' by Eric Knight (1938)
** ''Cathy Come Home'', Ken Loach TV play
** ''SnoopyComeHome'', ''{{Peanuts}}'' special
** ''R2 Come Home'', episode of ''StarWarsTheCloneWars''
** TropeyComeHome, TVTropes page
** Hogan,Go Home", a ''Series/HogansHeroes'' episode.

* '''What Every Young X Ought to Know''' -- started by ''What a Young Husband Ought to Know'' by Sylvanus Stall and similarly-titled books in the Self and Sex Series of "social hygiene" books published around the turn of the 20th century
** In ''Theatre/BellBookAndCandle'', Shep tells Nicky he should call the book he's collaborating with Redlich on ''What Every Young Witch Ought to Know''.
** In ''OfTheeISing'', Wintergreen claims to be writing a book titled ''What Every Young President Ought to Know''.
** ''Uncle Dynamite'' by Creator/PGWodehouse makes mention of ''What Every Young Policeman Ought to Know''.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* '''The''', well, '''X Files'''.
** ''TheRockfordFiles'' may be the earliest example
** ''The Springfield Files'' (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'')
** ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''
** The ''Magazine/RadioTimes'' once had a cut-out-and-keep series of fact-files on characters from ''TheArchers'' called "The Ambridge Files".
** ''Series/TheGoodies File'', the book of the series.
** ''The Odessa File'' and ''The Ipcress Files'', a good two decades before ''The X Files''.
** ''The Dead Files'', a history show.
** From Germany: ''Aktenzeichen XY'', a real-life crime show running for a long time before ''[[Series/TheXFiles Akte X]]''.

* British media love '''[[HaveIGotNewsForYou Have I Got X For You]]''' and '''[[MenBehavingBadly X Behaving Badly]]''' for punning headlines.
* '''Will the Real X Please Stand Up?''' (from the game show ToTellTheTruth)
** "The Real Slim Shady", a song from {{Eminem}} containing the lyric "Would the real Slim Shady please stand up...".
** "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?", an episode of TheTwilightZone.
** "Will the Real JerryLewis Please Sit Down?", a cartoon series.
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[[folder:Music]]
* '''X on a G-String''' (Air) - perhaps not so common in the English-speaking world, but oddly popular in Japan (where it takes the form ''G-Senjou no X'').
** ''G-Senjou no Neko'' / ''IlGattoSulG'' ("Cat on a G-string", a manga)
** ''VisualNovel/GSenjouNoMaou'' ("Demon Lord on a G-string", a [[{{Eroge}} H-game]])
** "Shisenjou no Aria" (an ImageSong from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'')
** A website for the guitarist Ollie Halsall has a page about his collaborations with Kevin Ayers under the title "Ayers on a G-String".
** A number of newspaper and magazine articles have used the "X On A G-String" form. [[StockUnderwear Very few of them are talking about music.]]

* '''The X formerly known as Y''' - starting with Music/{{Prince}}, it has its own [[TheTropeFormerlyKnownAsX page]].

* '''X Meets Y Uptown''' - Started by ''King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown'', a dub reggae album by Augustus Pablo and King Tubby.
** ''Dread Meets Punk Rockers Uptown'', a compilation album.
** ''The Big Man and the Scream Team Meet the Barmy Army Uptown'', a single by Music/PrimalScream and On-U Sound.
** Tayo Meets Acid Rockers Uptown (a dubstep group)
** ''Last Train to Trancentral (Meets the Moody Boys Uptown)'', a remix of Music/TheKLF's single ''Last Train to Trancentral" by The Moody Boys.

* '''What's So Funny About X, Y and Z?''' - Started by the Music/ElvisCostello song (actually written by Nick Lowe) "What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?"
** "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?" (''ComicBook/ActionComics'' #775)
** "What's So Funny About War, Pain, and Cynicism?", ''New York Sun'' [[http://www.nysun.com/arts/whats-so-funny-about-war-pain-and-cynicism/37414/ article]] about the films of Creator/BusterKeaton
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[[folder:Poetry]]
* '''Love Among X''' - starting with Creator/RobertBrowning's 1855 poem "Love Among The Ruins".
** Creator/PGWodehouse's ''Love Among The Chickens''
** Jean Ferris' novel ''Love Among The Walnuts''
** Eric Alter's collection of eight one-act plays, ''Love Among The Squirrels''
** The film ''Love Among Thieves''
** Starship, the 1980s-vintage successor to Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship, recorded a song entitled "Love Among The Cannibals"...
** ...which itself is a reference to Wright Morris's 1957 novel ''Love Among the Cannibals''.
** Creator/OgdenNash's short poem ''[[http://www.marcopolopoet.nl/PoemOP/Love_under.htm Love Under the Republicans(Or Democrats)]].''
** The fictional play within ''WesterrnAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' titled "''Love Amongst The Dragons''".
** In ''Theatre/DreamGirl'', Clark mocks Georgina's literary ambitions by suggesting that she wants to write "''Love Among the Heifers'': a pastoral in nine cantos, with costumes by Abercrombie and Fitch."
** Referenced in ''Literature/TheStand'', with one of the military guys thinking of 'love among the viruses' when he sees two people who died after getting it on.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* '''One X's Family''' - starting with ''One Man's Family''
** Creator/TexAvery did "One Ham's Family" and "One Cab's Family" for MGM.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''''Tis Pity She's a(n) X''' - starting with the 17th-century play ''TisPityShesAWhore''. Just replace the last word - the preference is for words that rhyme with 'whore' but it's also popular to insult other professions and nationalities.
** Creator/TerryPratchett has'' 'Tis Pity She's a Tree'' (this could well be talking about the tree spirits Dryads) and '''Tis Pity She's an Instructor in Unarmed Combat'', both from Literature/{{Discworld}} novels.
** '''Tis Pity She's a Neighbor''
** '''Tis Pity She's a Void''
** '''Tis Pity She's a Ho''
** '''Tis Pity She's a Bore''
** '''Tis Pity She's a Carl''
** '''Tis Pity She's a Dog''
** '''Tis Pity She's a Hawes''
** '''Tis Pity She's a Horticulturalist''
** A character in ''Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell'' suggests a play about the BackFromTheDead Lady Pole called '''Tis Pity She's a Corpse''.

* '''The Taming of The X''' - starting with ''(Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew)''
** ''The Taming of the Shoe'' (Magazine, animated short)
** ''The Taming of the Vole'' (Literature/{{Discworld}} again).
** ''The Taming of the Screw'' (DaveBarry book)
** TheTamingOfTheGrue

* '''The X And I''' - starting with ''TheKingAndI''
** "The Thing and I" (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'')
** ''The King And Eye'', TheResidents collection of Elvis covers.
** ''The Egg And I'', a 1945 book by Betty [=MacDonald=], and the classic screwball comedy movie based on it which introduced Ma and Pa Kettle. The book actually predates ''The King And I'' by six years, but it's unlikely that it influenced the titling of the musical.
** [=MacDonald=] herself called her account of her time in a TB hospital ''The Plague And I.''
** "The Egg And I", an episode of ''MarriedWithChildren''.
** "The Wizard and I", a song from the musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''.
** The Egg and I restaurant chain in the USA.
** "The Ogg and I", (1960s ''Series/Batman'' series)

* '''The Phantom of the X''' - starting with ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera''
** ''The Phantom of the Oprah'' (One-episode stage-show-within-a-show on ''Series/{{Wings}}'') Which has then [[{{Defictionalization}} become a real show]].
** ''[[PhantomOfTheMegaplex The Phantom of the Megaplex]]'' (A DisneyChannel TV movie)
** ''[[http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0071994/ The Phantom of the Paradise]]'' (A 1974 glam-rock mashup of ''Phantom of the Opera'', ''Faust'' and ''The Picture of Dorian Gray''.)
** ''Music/{{KISS}} Meets the Phantom of the Park''
** ''The Phantom of the Telethon'' (''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'')
** [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy The Phantom of the Earwax]]
** ''Phantom of the Auditorium'', one of the ''{{Goosebumps}}'' books
** ''Phantom Of the Fair'', an obscure [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] superhero who used the Perisphere at the 1939 Worlds' Fair in New York City as his headquarters.

* '''A Streetcar Named X''' - starting with ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''.
** "A Streetcar Named Marge" (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'')
** There is a short animated film about menopause called ''Streetcar Named Perspire''.
** There is an animated short featuring Tweety called ''A Street Cat Named Sylvester''.

* '''Dial X for Y''' - starting with ''DialMForMurder''.
** ''Comicbook/DialHForHero''
** "Dial M for Monkey", a superhero short on ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' probably named after ''both'' of the above
** "Dial J for Janitor" (''TheHoneymooners'')
** "Dial B for Virgin" (''MarriedWithChildren'')
** "Dial L for Loser" (''Literature/TheClique'')
** ''[[http://musicology.typepad.com/dialm/ Dial M for Musicology]]'', a blog.
** "Dial N for Nerder" (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'')
** "Dial Z for Zombie" (also ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'')
** "Dial 'M' for Murder or Press '#' to Return to Main Menu" (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' again)
** "Dial Meg for Murder" (''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'')
** ''Dial M for Pizza'' 1980s BBC Radio 4 comedy show.
** "Dial N for Nelson" (''MorkAndMindy'')
** "Dial F for Frankenstein" ArthurCClarke short story.
** "Dial M for Martin" (''{{Frasier}}'')
** "Dial 'M' for Mother", the ''{{Archer}}'' Season 1 finale.
** "Dial M for Murdoch" (''Series/MurdochMysteries'')
** "Dial M for Mayor" (''Series/{{Castle}}'')

* '''Waiting for X''' - starting with [[{{Absurdism}} absurdist]] play ''WaitingForGodot'', by Samuel Beckett (no, not [[Series/QuantumLeap that one]]).
** ''WaitingForLefty'' by Clifford Odets predates Beckett's work by a dozen years or so and has some similar themes.
** ''Film/WaitingForGuffman'', a Christopher Guest movie.
** "Waiting for God" is a ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode.
** ''WaitingForGod'' is also the title of a UK sitcom set in a retirement home.
** "Waiting to Go" is an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', containing several other references to the Beckett play.
** "Waiting For Cousteau" is an album by French musician Jean Michel Jarre which is inspired by the underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau.
** http://waitingforseedot.appspot.com/ is a ''{{Pokemon}}'' page that deals with identifying who can learn which moves and how to get which egg moves on which {{mon}}, plus IV calcuations. Unfortunately, it wasn't updated with Gen V and VI.
** ''Waiting For Superman''

* '''Bye Bye X''' - starting with (''[[Theatre/ByeByeBirdie Birdie]]'')
** "Bye Bye Nerdie" (''TheSimpsons'')
** "Bye, Bye, Boss" (''TheDukesOfHazzard'')
** "Bye Bye Basement" (''That70sShow'')
** "Fagmalion Part 3: Bye Bye Beardy" (''WillAndGrace'')
** "Bye, Bye, Balloon" (''FTroop'')
** "Bye Bye Billy" and "Bye Bye Baby" (''MelrosePlace'')
** "Bye Bye Love" (''SpinCity''). It was probably named after the Everly Brothers song of the same name ("Bye Bye Love").
** "Bye Bye Butterface" and "Bye Bye Psyduck" (''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'')
** "Bye Bye Greasy" (''HomeMovies'')
** "Bye Bye Ball" (''HannahMontana'')
** "Bye-Bye Kenan" (''KenanAndKel'')
** "Bye Bye Blakey" (''OnTheBuses'')
** "Bye Bye Nerdy" (''FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'')
** "Bye-Bye Birdies" (''WowWowWubbzy'')
** "Bye Bye Biki" (''PerfectStrangers'')
** "Bye Bye Bernecky" (''MurphyBrown'')
** "Bye Bye Binnie" (''JustShootMe'')
** "Bye Bye Baldwin" (''Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew'')
** "Bye Bye Babies" (''Series/TheOsbournes'')
** "The New Class: Bye-Bye Tony" (''SavedByTheBell'')
** "Bye Bye Blackball" (''HappyDays'')

* '''X Characters in Search of a(n) X''' - starting with ''Theatre/SixCharactersInSearchOfAnAuthor''.
** "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" (''Series/TheTwilightZone'')
** "Six Charlies in Search of an Author" (''Radio/TheGoonShow'')
** ''An Author in Search of Six Characters'' by Milo Manara
** "Two Characters in Search of a Country Song" by the Magnetic Fields
** "Six Characters in Search of a House (''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'')
** "Five Characters in Search of an Author" (a level of ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame'')
** ''Eight Characters in Search of a Sitcom''

* '''A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to X''' -- a StockPhrase popularized as a title by ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum''
** "A Funny Thing Happened (on My Way to Love)," song from TheMusical ''I Can Get It For You Wholesale''
** "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station," episode of ''Series/TheAvengers''
** "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Mercy," episode of ''Series/LittleMosqueOnThePrairie''
** "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer," ''Film/MarvelOneShots''
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* '''The Life (and Times/Adventures/Etc.) of X'''
** ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore]]''
** ''{Chrestomanci} The Lives Of Christopher Chant''
** ''The Life of David Gale''
** ''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''
** ''TheLifeOfNobTMouse''
** ''The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus'' by Creator/LFrankBaum
** ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck''
** ''TheLifeAndTimesOfTim''
** ''[[Literature/{{Wicked}} Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West]]''
** ''Life and Times of Frederick Douglass'', a 1881 autobiography of Frederick Douglass.
** ''Film/{{The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean}}'', a 1972 western movie.
** ''Film/TheLifeAndTimesOfRosieTheRiveter'', a 1980 documentary on women in WorldWarII.
** ''The Life and Times of Hannibal Roy Bean'', an episode of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''.

* '''Memoirs of a(n) X'''
** ''MemoirsOfAGeisha''
** ''Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac''
** ''Memoirs of an Exorcist''
** The ScienceFiction film ''Memoirs of a Survivor''.
** The 1979 film ''Memoirs of a French Whore''.
** The German film ''Memoirs of a Frustrated Hedonist''.
** The 2010 romance film ''Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac''.
** ''Memoirs of a Cigarette'', a documentary film about the history of smoking.
** The Brazilian film ''Memoirs of a Gigolo''.
** The 2009 documentary ''Memoirs of a Black Latina''.
** The short comedy film ''Memoirs of a Blogger''.
** The short animated film ''Memoirs of a Scanner''.
** ''MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan''
* '''Me, Myself, and X'''
** "Me, Myself, and I" by Music/BillieHoliday from 1937. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me,_Myself,_and_I List of songs]] with this title.
** ''Film/MeMyselfAndIrene''
** "Me, Myself, and Murdoch" (''Series/MurdochMysteries'')
* '''[[SoYouWantTo/SeeTheIndex So You Want to]] be an X'''
** ''QuestForGloryI: So You Want To Be A Hero''.
** The novel ''[[YoungWizards So You Want To Be A Wizard]]'' by Diane Duane.
** The series of self-help books by Derek Bacon, from the MegaCrossover FanFic ''Fanfic/UndocumentedFeatures''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlSLQO5mU-w So You Want to Be a Rock And Roll Star]]'' by The Byrds.
** More than likely, every VideoGame/DJHero player reading this immediately thought of the mix of Groundhog by Noisia. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_3ledCtpV4 So you want to be a DJ...]] It's going to take an awful lot of practice..."
** There are several short films with this title format, including ''So You Want to Be a Detective'', ''So You Want to Be a Baby Sitter'', ''So You Want to Be a Bachelor'', ''So You Want to Be a Cowboy'', ''So You Want to Be a Gambler'', and ''So You Want to Be a Handy Man''.
** "So You Wanna be a Superstar" (''Anime/SailorMoon'' (NA Dub))
** ''So You Want To Be Top'', a Creator/{{CBBC}} gameshow from TheEighties.
** "So You Want to Be a Cop", a radio serial from the 1950s.
* '''[Insert Unlikely Activity Here] for Fun and Profit'''
** [[http://insecure.org/stf/smashstack.html Smashing the Stack for Fun and Profit]], a hackers' manual for exploiting the memory stack in computers.
** ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Telling-Lies-Fun-Profit-Fiction/dp/0688132286 Telling Lies for Fun & Profit: A Manual for Fiction Writers]]'' by Lawrence Block
** ''The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Raising Children for Fun and Profit‎'' by Jill Connor Browne
** ''Selling Out for Fun and Profit'' is the bound compilation of the webcomic ''Exploitation Now'' (which is also a snowclone title)
** TVTropes has WarForFunAndProfit and AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit.
** The BigBad of ThoseLackingSpine at one point reads ''Final Bossing For Fun And Profit'', and her Dragon reads ''Toadying For The Final Boss For Fun And Profit''.
** On ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' Quark makes a female employee read ''[[FantasticArousal Oomox]] For Fun And Profit''.
** ''Writing Movies for Fun and Profit'' by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon (from ''Series/{{Reno 911}}'').
* '''X "They" Don't Want You To Know About''' Oddly enough, "They" are rarely easily defined. Amazon gives you the following:
** ''Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About'' by Kevin Trudeau
** Challenged by ''Natural scams "he" doesn't want you to know about'', an article by Michael Shermer in ScientificAmerican.
** ''Debt Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About'' by Kevin Trudeau
** ''The Weight Loss Cure They Don't Want You to Know About'' by Kevin Trudeau
** ''Doctors of Deception: What They Don't Want You to Know About Shock Treatment'' by Linda Andre
** ''The Great Bird Flu Hoax: The Truth They Don't Want You to Know About the "Next Big Pandemic"'' by Dr. Joseph Mercola
** ''The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don't Want You to Know About -- Because They Helped Cause Them'' by Iain Murray
** ''The 6 Dirty Little Secrets They Don't Want You To Know About Network Marketing'' by Gavin M-R
** ''An Enlightened Vision Of Cyberspace and The Grand Illusion Which Threatens It... (The Secret Business Revolution They Don't Want You To Know About!)'' by The Core Executive Team -- Zephyr Media
** ''Natural Secrets Drug Companies Don't Want You to Know About'' by Mark A. Stevens with Christine Jones
** ''What They Don't Want You to Know About Television and Videos'' by Lawrence Kelemen
** ''Prehumous (As opposed to Posthumous): UNPOETIC POEMS about SEX, Violence and Secrets they don't want you to know'' by Steven Selman
** ''The Natural Bird Flu Cure "They" Don't Want You to Know About'' by David J. Kennedy
** ''The Tricks of the Rich: What They Don't Want You to Know About Making Money and Accumulating Wealth'' by Paul A. Overy and Ken Lee
** This also shows up as "What they won't tell you about X" or "X they won't tell you about Y"... too lazy to get examples now.
* '''The X's Daughter'''
** The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde.
** The Alchemist's Daughter by Katharine Mc Mahon.
** The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen.
** The Arsonist's Daughter (1847) by Josef Kajetan Tyl, a 19th century Czech dramatist.
** The Blower's Daughter by Damien Rice.
** The Bonesetter's Daughter by AmyTan.
** The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim
** The Coal Miner's Daughter by Loretta Lynn
** The Devil's Daughter (1991).
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter The Doctor's Daughter]]
** The Farmer's Daughter (1947 and 1976)
** The General's Daughter by Nelso De Mille.
** The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates.
** The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch.
** The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent.
** The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea.
** The Imposter's Daughter by Laurie Sandell.
** The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards.
** The Mistress' Daughter by A.M. Homes.
** The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty.
** The Partisan's Daughter by Creator/LouisDeBernieres.
** The Ringmaster's Daughter by Jostein Gaarder.
** Sculptor's Daughter (literal translation of Bildhuggarens Dotter) is an autobiographical novel by Tove Jansson.
** The Shepherd's Daughter.
** The Smuggler's Daughter.
** The Squatter's Daughter.
* '''X Considered Harmful''' is a popular naming convention in Computer Science circles. Originating from Edsger Dijkstra's letter ''Go To Statement Considered Harmful'', nowadays it's possible to find ''Considered Harmful'' articles concerning almost anything computer-related.
* '''The Thin X Line''', where X is usually a color.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(Battle_of_Balaclava) The Thin Red Line]] at the [[CrimeanWar battle of Balaclava]] was a ({{RealLife}}) {{UrExample}}.
** ''The Thin Blue Line'', 1966 documentary film by Creator/WilliamFriedkin
** ''The Thin Blue Line'', 1988 documentary film by Errol Morris
** ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'', the 1990s BritCom
** ''Film/TheThinRedLine''
** ''The Thin Pink Line'' (1998 film)
** "The Thin Dead Line", episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}''
** "The Thin White Line", episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** "The Thin Blue Line", a ''{{Series/DueSouth}}'' episode.
* '''Aliens Ate My X''' (possibly from LuridTalesOfDoom headlines)
** ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen Episode VI: Aliens Ate My Babysitter''
** ''Aliens Ate My Buick'', Music/ThomasDolby album
** ''Aliens Ate My Homework'', first book in ''Literature/RodAlbrightAlienAdventures''
** "Aliens Ate My Lunch," episode of ''Series/NightmareCafe''
** "Aliens Ate My Pickup," short story by Creator/MercedesLackey
** "Aliens Ate My Railway," track from the ''VideoGame/TransportTycoon'' OST
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* ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'' has ''The Joy of Hex'' as well as several others courtesy of the Phatt Island library catalog:
** ''Memoirs of a Woman of Dubious Pleasure''
** ''A Fistful of Barnacles''
** ''Breakfast at Meathook's''
** ''Great Expectorations'' (By Captain Loogie)
** ''My Mother the Cart''
** ''So You're Going to be Executed...''
** ''The Little Organ that Could''
** ''Crochet Eyepatches for Fun and Profit''
** ''Louse Ranching for Fun and Profit''
* After you win or retire in ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', the game chooses a book title to represent your reign. Most are a parody of a famous book title, and include:
** "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Organic Superlubricant (But Were Afraid to Ask)".
** "Zen and the Art of Missile Rover Maintenance"
** "Are You There, Planet? It's Me, FACTIONLEADER."
** "All I Ever Wanted To Know I Learned In The Cloning Vats"
** "Men Are From Chiron, Women Are From Nessus"
** "The 27 Habits of Highly Effective Talents"
** "Transcendence For Dummies"
** "Mindworms in the Mist"
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