[[SelfDemonstratingArticle The one with]] the description of the "The One With" trope.

When somebody wishes to discuss an episode of a TV programme and they can't remember what it's called, they will usually describe it as "The one with..." or "the one where..."

Sometimes, such a phrase will literally be used as a name for something (which may lead to slight confusion similar to WhosOnFirst).

See InWhichATropeIsDescribed.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Parodied in ''Anime/DuelMasters''. The episode in which Shobu duels Hakuo is entitled... "The One Where Shobu Duels Hakuo".

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[[folder: Comics ]]

* Used in ''{{Fables}}''. Many issues have an Arc name and a chapter name, followed by short description starting with [[InWhichATropeIsDescribed "In which...."]]
* Spoofed in the ''FarSide'' compilation book ''Wiener Dog Art''. At the end of the book, there's an index of every comic, but it's useless because they're ''all'' listed under T, for "The one about __".
* ''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour FF]]'' #15 is titled "The One Where PowerPack Shows Up".
* Spoofed in ScottPilgrim.
-->'''Stephen Stills''': The first band we're up against is Crash and the Boys.
-->'''Scott''': Oh, aren't they that one band, [[ShapedLikeItself with Crash... and the boys?]]
* Comic writer Len Wein came up with a character for a ''House Of Secrets'' story set in a bayou: "I didn't have a title for it, so I kept referring to it as [[ComicBook/SwampThing 'that swamp thing I'm working on.']]"

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/{{Star Trek IV|The Voyage Home}}'' is often simply called "the one with the whales."
** Even TheOtherWiki will re-direct you there if you use it as a search term.
** Brazilian magazine SET decided to do something similar to every ''Franchise/StarTrek'' film: "[[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture the one with the bald model]]", "[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan the one [where] Spock dies]]", "[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock the one [where] Spock comes back to life]]", "[[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier the one with God]]", "[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry the one where the Klingons become nice]]", "[[Film/StarTrekGenerations the one with Kirk and Picard]]", "[[Film/StarTrekFirstContact the really fun one]]", "[[Film/StarTrekInsurrection the one with F. Murray Abraham in awful make-up]]" and "[[Film/StarTrekNemesis the one with the bald clone]]".
** And now there's [[Film/StarTrek The one with two Spocks]]
** Incidentally, the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]] episode [[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Space Seed]] has the FanNickname "The One With [[BreakoutVillain Khan]]".
* "[[{{Clerks}} Do you have that one with that guy who was in that movie that was out last year?]]"
* ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' is "the one where James Bond gets called a [[JiveTurkey honky]].

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* The {{Goosebumps}} book ''My Hairiest Adventure''. AKA: [[Blog/BloggerBeware "The one where it turns out they're all dogs or something."]]
* Brazilian literature classic ''[[Creator/MachadoDeAssis Dom Casmurro]]'' is "[[RiddleForTheAges the one where Bentinho wonders if]] [[DidTheyOrDidntThey his wife Capitu cheated on him or not]]."

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''{{Frasier}}'' usually used typical punny episode titles, but it employed this trope on a handful of occasions when former ''{{Cheers}}'' cast members would guest star. ''The Show Where Sam Shows Up'', ''The Show Where Lilith Comes Back'', and ''The Show Where Woody Shows Up'' are a few examples.
* ''{{Friends}}'' referenced this by starting [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming all but a handful of episode titles]] with the words "The One (With/Where)...", the exceptions being the pilot and the finale, along with a few shows called "The One After...". Additionally, the pilot has an alternate title; it is now listed on IMDb as "The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate" and the Season 1 DVD set also uses that title. TheOtherWiki still calls it "The Pilot". The series finale is titled, logically enough, "The Last One". The reason for this is exactly the one seen above in the trope description: so the episode can be discussed in informal conversation without the need to remember the title.
** This can result in odd situations where the title won't always correspond to the logical "The One With" name. For example, "The One With The Embryos" is more well-known as the one with the trivia contest that leads to the guys and girls switching apartments.
** ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'' referenced this in an episode guest-starring Creator/{{Jennifer Aniston}}, as well as cast members of ''NightCourt'' in an unrelated sub-plot. The episode's title? "The One With The Cast of ''NightCourt''."
** ''MockTheWeek's Funniest Book Ever'' references it a couple of times, with the fictional ''Friends'' episodes "The One You Haven't Seen Before" and "[[JumpTheShark The One Where You Realise That It's Not As Funny As It Used To Be]]".
* ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' is often called "that show with the guy and those robots".
* One ''Series/DoctorWho'' story is famous as "the one with the giant maggots". Its actual title is "The Green Death".
** NeilGaiman, writer of the episode 'The Doctor's Wife' said that he hopes to get the approval of a cab-driver, like this;
-->'''Cabby''': What episode did you do? The One with the Angels?
-->'''Neil''': No, the One Where The TARDIS Becomes Human.
* Spoofed on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', which has two episodes titled "The One Where Michael Leaves," where [[spoiler:Michael doesn't actually leave]] and "The One Where They Build a House," where [[spoiler:they don't actually build a house.]]
* ''That70sShow'' was originally going to be called [[TheWho Teenage Wasteland]], but after focus groups were repeatedly overheard referring to it as "that '70s show," the producers decided to [[AscendedFanon just go with it.]]
* PeterKay titled his sketch show ''That Peter Kay Thing'', because he knew that's what people would call it no matter what the actual title was.

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[[folder: Radio ]]

* ''AdventuresInOdyssey'' had a two-part episode titled "The One About Trust". It's actually one of the best episodes of the series, but there's no denying that the title is accurate.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'': That one game [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation with the gun that shoots shuriken and lightning]].
* "The Man With The Machinegun" is [[FinalFantasyVIII Laguna's]] theme.
* The video game company "thatgamecompany".
* The ninth chapter of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' is titled "The Part Where [[spoiler:He Kills You]]." [[RunningGag This is also one of [=GLaDOS=]'s lines, one of Wheatley's lines, an achievement]][[note]]Subtitled "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin This is that part]]"[[/note]], and [[OverlyLongGag and the title of that particular track in the soundtrack]].
* ''KidIcarusUprising'' features this in the form of track titles- the ground themes from the first and third levels are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "That First Town" and "That Burning Town."]]

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses''. He's that internet guy. Y'know, the one with the glasses?
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/ykttw.php You Know, That Thing Where...]]''
* The recap site ''Website/TheAgonyBooth'' parodies this in [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Star_Trek/the_original_series/Spock_s_Brain.aspx?Page=4 their review]] of the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E1SpocksBrain Spock's Brain]]" by describing the episode "The Ultimate Computer" as "[[ShapedLikeItself The One With The Ultimate Computer.]]"
** Their ''Insurrection'' [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Star_Trek__Insurrection.aspx recap]] goes straight, by citing "The One with the Nazis" ("Patterns of Force") and "The One with the Romans" ("Bread and Circuses").
* ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers'' has this as the means of naming each of the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films:
** ''[[{{Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone}} The Sorcerer's Stone]]'': "The one that started it all"
** ''[[{{Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets}} The Chamber of Secrets]]'': "[[{{Sequelitis}} The one everyone hates]]"
** ''[[{{Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban}} The Prisoner of Azkaban]]'': "[[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel The one everyone loves]]"
** ''[[{{Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire}} The Goblet Of Fire]]'': "The one with [[RobertPattinson Shovelface]]"
** ''[[{{Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix}} The Order Of The Phoenix]]'': "The one with [[OfficialCouple the raging hormones]]"
** ''[[{{Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince}} The Half-Blood Prince]]'': "The one where [[spoiler:[[ItWasHisSled Dumbledore dies]]]] ([[LampshadeHanging Oh...spoilers!]])"
** ''[[{{Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows}} The Deathly Hallows Part 1]]'': "[[{{Filler}} The one you can skip]]"
** ''[[{{Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows}} The Deathly Hallows Part 2]]'': "The one that [[TearJerker/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows made adults cry like little babies]]"
* Played for laughs with [[http://tuxedomaskepisodeguide.tumblr.com/ The Tuxedo Mask Episode Guide]], where various episodes of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' are supposedly described via various misadventures involving Tuxedo Mask.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''{{Duckman}}'' has a third season episode titled "The One With Lisa Kudrow in a Small Role". Kinda funny when you remember she played Phoebe.
* ''{{Futurama}}'' executive producer David X. Cohen refers to the episodes "Jurassic Bark" and "Luck of the Fryrish" as "the one with Fry's dog" or "the Fry's brother episode", respectively, even though he seems to know the rest of the episode titles. Interestingly, he always seems to remember the ''production codes'' for those episodes...
* ''DrawnTogether'' had the first season episode "The One Wherein There Is A Big Twist".
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': Because of the team-up aspect of the show and the revolving door of supporting characters, this show's episodes are often referred to in discussion as "The One with Plastic Man" or "The first team up with the Blue Beetle", etc.
** In universe, Aquaman will name his adventures in this manner ("I shall call this adventures ''The One Where Larger Than Life Heroes Come In Small Packages''!")
* The first few episodes of ''FamilyGuy'' were named after old radio murder mystery play titles that had nothing to do with the episode plots. It didn't take long for the writers to have to resort to "That story in which Peter..." in order to talk among themselves about certain episodes. Shortly afterwards the show started to use titles that refered to the plots.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* There is a brand of German wine called "[[http://www.wg-wolfenweiler.de/ Der mit dem Wolf]]" ("The One with the Wolf"). True enough, there is a wolf depicted on their logo.
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