It may be a stylistic choice, it may just be [[TheyJustDidntCare laziness]], but for whatever reason a series, or just a very large and noticeable number of works by the same author, have titles prefaced by the word 'The'. These names are often things like (to take examples from the popular ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series): [='=]''The'' Experiment', '''The'' Escape', and so on. If an author uses this trope to excess, expect the names to get a little odd (''The Answer'', ''TheHappening''), confusing (''The Unexpected''), or downright unhelpful (''The Attack'', ''The Threat''). The author may also get ''really'' carried away with the 'The' count and 'The' the title until it makes little grammatical sense.

See also: IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming. Not to be confused with [[TheTheTitleConfusion The "The" Title Confusion]], where it's unclear whether or not something begins with a "the".

Not named for the the Movie called AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures, despite that being the the first example listed.



[[folder:The Film]]
* ''AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures'', sic. The the entire article for the the movie on ThisVeryWiki is even written in the the style.
* ''Film/TheWolverine''

[[folder:The Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' collections with indexes feature sections for each letter of the alphabet. However, every letter but "T" is blank, as each comic is identified as "The one with the [x]".

[[folder:The Literature]]
* The ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series is a well-known example. Every single one of the regular ''Animorphs'' books (not all of the ''Megamorphs'' books do this) was prefaced by the word ''The''. This series provided many of the title examples above.
* ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents has this for all books in the series, followed by [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming a pair of alliterative words]] for all but the last one.
* Five of the twelve books in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''. It's odd in light of how ''Clones'' and ''Spore'' are one-word titles, but there is also ''The Hunger'', ''The Brain Spiders'', ''TheSwarm'', ''The Doomsday Ship''...
* HPLovecraft was really found of The The Titles. Maybe two thirds of the titles in his [[ fiction bibliography]] belongs to this category.

[[folder:The Music]]
* On Gileah & the Ghost Train's self-titled album, every song title begins with The. Their order on the album is also alphabetical order. At least one song apparently had its name changed to fit the theme: "The Shadow"'s demo version was originally called "All I Need".
* There was a band in TheEighties that was actually called The The.
* Every song on Music/{{Nits}}' album ''Les Nuits'' (except the title track, and that's just [[BilingualBonus the same thing in French]]).

[[folder:The Sports]]
* Related, it's been said that UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} is the ButtMonkey town of American sports for how many of their inglorious losses can be summed with a "The *":[[ The Catch, The Drive, The Decision, The Move, The Shot...]]

[[folder:The Television]]
* ''Series/TheSparticleMystery'' has a plethora of ''The'''s.
* In the Second Doctor era of ''Series/DoctorWho'', only ''Fury from the Deep'' did not start with "The", and its working title was ''The Colony of Devils''.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'', nearly every episode is titled [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming "The One with the..."]] or or "The One Where...".
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', nearly every episode has a title that begins with "The."
* Every episode title of ''Series/TheClass'' starts with "The Class..."

[[folder:The Video Games]]
* One of the best known series ever: ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''.
** Double subverted in ''[[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink Zelda II]]: '''The''' Adventure of Link''.
** And ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames'', ''Link: '''The''' Faces Of Evil'', ''Zelda: '''The''' Wand of Gamelon''. Averted altogether in ''Zelda's Adventure''.

[[folder:The WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', similar to the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' example but to a lesser extreme. About 80-90% of episode titles are pretty much "The 'Noun'". The noun generally refers to either the primary setting, a character of the week, or a MacGuffin.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode titles are all "The (single-word noun)" except "Halloween" and "Christmas". WordOfGod said they simply picked this because they figured it would make things easier to remember.
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' had a season where every episode's title started with "The", and the season finale was just "The".
* Almost every ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' episode, though there are many exceptions.
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' has episodes that all begin with "The". Most are simply a "The (noun)", but others may include adjectives ("The Epic Quest of Unfathomable Difficulty", "The Nice Guy") or subtitles ("The Gift II: The Giftening").