A lesser form of IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming, when two related episodes of a series reference each other in their episode titles. {{Sequel Episode}}s often use these, but other times the titles might be the only explicit link between the episodes.

If the two titles fit together to make a phrase, that's CompoundTitle.

Also used across different members of a SeriesFranchise.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has two early episodes about EmotionlessGirl Rei Ayanami called "Rei Beyond Her Heart" and "Rei II". Much later in the series we get an episode called "Rei III". [[spoiler:Because the 3rd clone is pulled out of the jar in that episode.]]
* ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' had four episodes with the word "acperience" in the title: "Acperience 1", "Acperience 2", "Acperience 3" and "Acperience 4".
* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 4, any chapter featuring Yoshikage Kira as the focal point will have his name in it: for example, the first chapter with him is called "Yoshikage Kira Wants A Normal Life" and the chapter where Stray Cat is introduced is called "A Cat Likes Yoshikage Kira".
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' has episodes titled: "The World of Swords," "The Land of Faeries," and "The World of Guns." Each is an episode in which Kirito enters a new game.
* The final three episodes of ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' are "End," "Unfinished," and "Beginning." (At least, [[DubNameChange in the West]]. Japan typically prefers a [[ExcitedEpisodeTitle different sort of title]].)

* The first and last issues of ''ComicBook/TheFilth'' were called "Us vs Them" and "Them vs Us", respectively.
* ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'' featured two separate storylines in which King Mob's cell infiltrated the same military installation in Dulce, New Mexico: "Black Science" and "Black Science II".
* ''ComicBook/{{Lucifer}}'' began as a miniseries called ''The Morningstar Option''. One of the last issues of the main series was called "The Gaudium Option".
* One of the ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' story arcs is called "The Good Prince". The spin-off, ''JackOfFables'', had a story arc called "The Bad Prince".
* ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'''s 2009 Free Comic Book Day story is "Why Atomic Robo Hates Dr. Dinosaur", and covers the first encounter between the two. Issue 3 of ''Atomic Robo and Other Strangeness'' is "Why Dr. Dinosaur Hates Atomic Robo", and covers the events immediately prior to and following said encounter.
* The DC crossovers ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' and ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'' which both reference the Green Lantern oath.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'': Chapter 18 is “Rise and Shine,” and Chapter 19 is “Shine and Rise".
* ''Fanfic/AllThatShimmers'': Chapter 12 is "Running the Other Direction", and chapter 13 is "Running the Same Direction".
* ''Fanfic/UniverseFalls'': The "Fusion Fiascos" storyline, which introduces [[FusionDance Stevonnie]], as well as fusions of Steven with Mabel (Maven) and Dipper (Stepper), is divided into three parts titled "Alone Together", "Together Forever", and "Forever Alone".

* The first chapter of ''Literature/TheHobbit'' is titled "An Unexpected Party". The first chapter of its sequel, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', is titled "A Long-Expected Party". Other cross-referencing chapter titles in ''The Lord of the Rings'' include "Many Meetings" with "Many Partings" and "The Black Gate is Closed" with "The Black Gate Opens".
* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', the first chapter is called "Owl Post", [[BookEnds the last is called]] "Owl Post Again".
* Rex Stout wrote three Literature/NeroWolfe novels called ''Too Many Cooks'', ''Too Many Women'' and ''Too Many Clients''. And a short story called "Too Many Detectives".
** Hence the ''Literature/LordDarcy'' Wolfe pastiche being ''Too Many Magicians''.
** Other Literature/NeroWolfe novels by Stout are "The Mother Hunt" and "The Father Hunt"; also "Death of a Dude" and "Death of a Doxy".
* ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse''
** Three Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novels by Andrew Cartmel, which followed their own TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture storyline: ''Warhead'', ''Warlock'' and ''Warchild''.
** A cross-publisher example: Justin Richards wrote two Fourth Doctor technothrillers featuring monsters called the Voracians: the Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures novel ''System Shock'' and the Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''Millennium Shock''.
* Creator/MichaelMoorcock: The Literature/{{Corum}} series: ''The Knight of the Swords'', ''The Queen of the Swords'' and ''The King of the Swords'', followed by ''The Bull and the Spear'', ''The Oak and the Ram'' and ''The Sword and the Stallion''.
* Only one of Creator/IainMBanks' [[Literature/TheCulture Culture]] novels is a direct sequel to another: ''Literature/LookToWindward'', which follows ''Literature/ConsiderPhlebas''. Both titles are taken from a single sentence in Creator/TSEliot's ''Literature/TheWasteland''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': The season one episode "End of the Beginning" and finale "Beginning of the End" respectively open and conclude the "Uprising" arc.
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'' has the two last episodes "Birth" and "Afterbirth".
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel'' has "She Wants Revenge" and "She Gets Revenge".
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': had two episodes late in the final season: "Objects in Motion" and "Objects at Rest", references to Newton's First Law of Motion.
* The 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series did this all the time, as most of their episodes were two-parters. These would usually take the form of a rhyming couplet. Some were clever ("Hizzoner, the Penguin"/"Dizzonner the Penguin"; "An Egg Grows in Gotham"/"The Yegg Foes in Gotham"; "The Riddler Goes Straight"/"Not Yet, He Ain't") and some were not ("That Darn Catwoman"/"Scat! Darn Catwoman!"; "Batman's Anniversary"/"A Riddling Controversy").
* ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'' had a trio of season 3 episodes titled, respectively, "Bob Hits the Ceiling", "Emily Hits the Ceiling", and "The Ceiling Hits Bob".
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': The 4th season finale is called "The End in the Beginning", while the Season 5 finale was "The Beginning in the End".
* ''Series/BreakingBad'':
** The Season 3 episodes "Half Measures" and "Full Measure".
** The Season 3 episodes "Thirty-Eight Snub" and "Shotgun".
** The Season 3 episode "Fly" and the Season 4 episode "Bug".
** The Season 2 episode "Peekaboo" and the Season 3 episode "I See You".
** The Season 4 episode "Problem Dog" and the Season 5 episode "Rabid Dog".
** The Season 3 premiere, "No Mas", has Walter leaving the meth game behind after seeing the wreckage. The episode where he decides he wants to get back in the game? "Mas".
* The Franchise/{{Buffyverse}} went across shows and episodes. The episode where Angel sleeps with Buffy and turns into Angelus on ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' is called "Surprise". On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', when Angel once again sleeps with someone and we ''think'' he is going to turn into Angelus, but he doesn't, the episode is called "Reprise", calling back to the ''Buffy'' episode two years previous.
** Also, the Season 3 episode "Bad Girls" where Faith tries to get Buffy to enjoy her slaying but ends up [[spoiler: accidentally killing the mayor's aide]], and the Season 7 episode "Dirty Girls" where Faith returns from L.A. to help with the fight against [[spoiler: the First Evil]].
** The episodes "Smashed", "Wrecked" and "Gone", all of which dealt with both Willow's addiction and Buffy's destructive relationship with Spike, were so named because they were all euphemisms for "drunk" or "high".
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'', most of the episodes concerning Beckett's mother from season 2 to the first episode of season 4 have a fighting motif: "Suckerpunch", "Knockdown", "Knockout", and finally "Rise".
** Some of the two-part storylines have titles that reference each other; "Tick, Tick, Tick..."/"Boom!" (season 2), "Setup"/"Countdown" (season 3) and "XY"/"XX" (season 8).
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'''s first episode was called "Something Wicca This Way Comes". The seventh season finalé, which looked for some time as if it would be a series finalé, was called "Something Wicca This Way Goes".
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' had a series of episodes revolving around the gang's feud with rival bar Gary's Old Towne Tavern. The first one was [[Franchise/StarWars "Bar Wars"]] (season 6). Then came "Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back" (season 7), "Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh" (season 8), "Bar Wars V: The Final Judgment" (season 10), "Bar Wars VI: This Time It's For Real" (season 10) and "Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey" (season 11). (For some odd reason there was no episode titled "Bar Wars IV".)
* The two parts of ''Series/{{Community}}'''s PaintballEpisode are titled "[[Film/AFistfulOfDollars A Fistful of Paintballs]]" and "[[Film/ForAFewDollarsMore For A Few Paintballs More]]".
* ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' (written by Stephen Moffat, who is rather fond of this trope) had several examples:
** "The Girl With Two Breasts", "The Man With Two Legs" and "The Girl With One Heart".
** Two consecutive episodes titled "Naked" and "Dressed".
** The final series begins with "9 And A Half Minutes" and ends with "9 And A Half Months".
* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' frequently uses this for a SequelEpisode or a MultiPartEpisode ("The Fox"/"Outfoxed", [[CompoundTitle "To Hell..."/"...And Back", "Hit"/"Run"]], "The Inspiration"/"The Inspired", "Angels"/"Demons").
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Every multi-Doctor story during the classic series was named "The [number] Doctors": 1973's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors "The Three Doctors"]], 1983's [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "The Five Doctors"]], and 1985's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors "The Two Doctors"]]. This made its way into the expanded universe as well, with the first ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel being called ''The Eight Doctors''.
** In the 1980s, three consecutive Dalek serials had titles beginning with R: 1984's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks "Resurrection of the Daleks"]], 1985's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks "Revelation of the Daleks"]] and 1988's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance of the Daleks"]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks "The Daleks"]] was the episode that introduced the titular creatures. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]] reintroduced them in the revival series.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter "The Doctor's Daughter"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife "The Doctor's Wife"]], although not connected: we meet the Doctor's namesake relation but with a twist.
** ''Doctor Who'' celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2013 with a linked series of stories titled [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor "The Name of the Doctor"]], [[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheNightOfTheDoctor "The Night of the Doctor"]], [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time of the Doctor"]].
** Ten of the twelve episodes of Series 9 (the 2015 series) are two-parters with cross-referenced titles: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice "The Magician's Apprentice"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E2TheWitchsFamiliar "The Witch's Familiar"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E3UnderTheLake "Under the Lake"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E4BeforeTheFlood "Before the Flood"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E5TheGirlWhoDied "The Girl Who Died"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E6TheWomanWhoLived "The Woman Who Lived"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E7TheZygonInvasion "The Zygon Invasion"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion "The Zygon Inversion"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]].
** The last episode of Series 6 (airing in 2012) was [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong "The Wedding of River Song"]]. The 2015 Christmas episode was [[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong "The Husbands of River Song"]].
* Each episode where Captain Cold plays a major role in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has the word "rogue" in the title, referencing his position as head of the Rogues: "Going Rogue", "Revenge of the Rogues", "Rogue Time", "Rogue Air", and "Family of Rogues".
** The two-part crossover with ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' that serves as a BackdoorPilot for ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has both episodes cross-referenced with both each other and the latter show -- "Legends of Today" for ''The Flash'', "Legends of Yesterday" for ''Arrow''.
* The first episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', in which he agreed to look after his dad, was titled "The Good Son". A later episode, where he considered putting him in a retirement home, was of course "The Bad Son".
* The last episode of the first season of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' was "The One Where Rachel Finds Out", where she finds out how Ross feels about her, realises she feels the same way, and discovers he's met [[RomanticFalseLead Julie]]. Seven episodes into season two, there's "The One Where Ross Finds Out". (Much later there was "The One Where Everybody Finds Out", but that was a different RomanceArc entirely and is probably a coincidence.) Season 2 also has "The One Where Joey Moves Out" and "The One Where Eddie Moves In".
* The season 3 ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' episode "Subject 13" is a WholeEpisodeFlashback about Walter's experiments with young Olivia. The season 4 episode "Subject 9" is a present-set episode about another Cortexiphan kid, one whose life has been ruined by PowerIncontinence.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''
** The season two finale is titled "Valar Morghulis". The season three opener is called "Valar Dohaeris". "Valar Morghulis" has since been translated as "all men must die". "Valar Dohaeris" is apparently the traditional response (Melisandre and Thoros use it at their meeting); it means "all men must serve".
** The season one premiere is entitled "Winter is Coming", the house words of the Starks. The season one finale is "Fire and Blood", the house words of the Targaryens.
** Two episodes in season three are "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" and "The Rains of Castamere"; these are the two most popular songs in Westeros and both have been sung on-screen.
** Season four episode "Oathkeeper" and season six episode "Oathbreaker".
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' used these several times: The episode recounting Rory's first day of high school is titled "The Lorelais' First Day At Chilton", and the one about her first day of college is titled "The Lorelais' First Day At Yale". An episode titled "Tick Tick Boom" was followed by "Afterboom".
* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' had three episodes with "Ebb Tide" in the name. "Ebb Tide" and "Ebbtide's Revenge" were somewhat related, about the deaths of Blanche's father and Sophia's son/Dorothy's brother, respectively. The third, "Ebbtide VI: The Wrath of Stan" is not related.
* The last two episodes of Season 4 of ''Series/{{House}}'' are titled "House's Head" and "Wilson's Heart".
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** The last two season 2 episodes "Something Borrowed" "Something Blue" and the last two season 8 episodes "Something Old" "Something New" are references to [[OldNewBorrowedAndBlue the famous tradition for weddings]]. The season 2 ends with the wedding of Marshall and Lily while season 8 ends with the preparations for the wedding of [[spoiler: Barney and Robin]].
** "Slapsgiving", "Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap" and "Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra" all involve Marshall giving a slap to Barney because the latter lost a bet.
** Season one episode "The Slutty Pumpkin" and season 7 "The Slutty Pumpkin Returns" both have the girl who dresses as a sexy pumpkin for Halloween.
** Season 7 episode "Good Crazy" and season 8 episode "Bad Crazy".
** Season 2 episode "First Time in New York" and season 9 episode "Last Time In New York".
* The first episode of ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' is "Medals, Underwear, and a Mysterious Arm". The last episode is "Tomorrow's Medals, Underwear, and Arms Held".
* ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' featured a mystery episode titled "The Net", followed by its solution, titled "The Web". (The episodes are so similar that in syndication, "The Net" is usually omitted.)
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' did this quite often.
** Season 2 episode "One of Them" and Season 3 "One of Us", both dealing with individuals who may or may not be affiliated with the Others.
** "White Rabbit" and "Through the Looking Glass" invoked Jack's ''Alice in Wonderland'' motif, while "The Man Behind the Curtain" and "There's No Place Like Home" invoked Ben's ''Wizard of Oz'' motif.
** Season 4 had "The Constant". An episode in season 5 is titled "The Variable".
** "What Kate Did" from Season 2 and "What Kate Does" from Season 6.
** "House of the Rising Sun" from season 1 and "Sundown" from season 6.
** "Everybody Hates Hugo" from season 2 and "Everybody Loves Hugo" from season 6.
** The premiere of the fourth season -- the first episode after the end date was set -- was "The Beginning of the End". The series finale was "The End".
* ''Series/TheMagicians'' first two season finales, "Have You Brought Me Little Cakes" and "We Have Brought You Little Cakes".
* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' had the season 10 episodes "Snap Judgment" and "Snappier Judgment".
** "Mail Call" (season 2), "Mail Call, Again" (season 4), and "Mail Call Three" (season 6).
** Not forgetting the various "letter home" episodes, which were usually titled "Dear .....".
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' did this with season 6 episodes "Cloak" and "Dagger", season 8's "Enemies Foreign" and "Enemies Domestic", and season 12's [[Literature/PeterPan "The Lost Boys" and "Neverland"]].
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' has the season 1 episodes "Missing" and "Found".
* ''Series/NewsRadio'' writers, when pressed for episode titles at the end of Season Two, named nine episodes in a row after Music/LedZeppelin albums. "In Through the Out Door", "The Song Remains the Same", "Zoso", "Houses of the Holy", "Physical Graffiti", "Led Zeppelin", "Presence", "Coda", and "Led Zeppelin II" have little in common besides their titles. A later episode in Season Three is titled "Led Zeppelin Boxed Set".
* ''Series/NightCourt'' had a series of episodes all hinging on the conceit that the docket must be cleared by midnight: "A Day in the Life", "Another Day in the Life", "Yet Another Day in the Life", and "Still Another Day in the Life".
* The six episodes of ''Series/{{Nikita}}'''s final season are three pairs: "Wanted"/"Dead or Alive", "Set-Up"/"Pay-Off", and "Bubble"/"Canceled".
* The ''Series/OnceUponATime'' episode that showed how Snow White and Charming met was called "Snow Falls". A later episode, in which their meeting was disrupted by time travelers, was called "Snow Drifts".
* The last two episodes of ''Series/OrphanBlack'''s second season are "Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done" and "By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried". They come from the same Francis Bacon quote (allowing them to fit in with the season's IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming) but narrowly avert CompoundTitle by the second phrase not directly following the first in the original text.
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' did an episode in season 2 entitled "Ron and Tammy" which involves Ron sleeping with his evil second ex-wife named Tammy (his first wife and mother are also named Tammy). Tammy Two returns in season 3 in "Ron and Tammy: Part Two" where they briefly remarry. Tammy Two, the much scarier ex-wife Tammy One and Ron's mother Tammy show up in the season 4 episode "Ron and Tammys". The season 7 episode "Ron and Jammy" has Tammy Two in a relationship with Councilman Jamm.
* Cross-season teamup episodes of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' often cross-reference the title of the previous season, such as the ''Lightspeed Rescue''/''Time Force'' teamup, "Time For Lightspeed", or the ''Ninja Storm''/''Dino Thunder'' teamup, "Thunderstorm". Also, the first episode of ''Power Rangers Dino Thunder'', which reintroduced a character from the franchise's first season, was titled "Day of the Dino", a reference to the series premiere, "Day of the Dumpster".
** Within single seasons, ''Lightspeed Rescue'''s premiere was "Operation Lightspeed" and its finale was "The Fate of Lightspeed"; and ''SPD'' did the same with "Beginnings" and "Endings".
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'':
** Season 4's premiere "A is for A-L-I-V-E" and finale "A is for Answers".
** Season 6's premiere "Game On, Charles" and midseason finale "Game Over, Charles".
** Season 6's second and third episodes, [[Literature/SongsOfInnocenceAndOfExperience "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience"]] (respectively).
* Episodes of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' featuring the InnerMonologue of characters other than J.D. comprise "His Story", "His Story II", "Her Story", "Her Story II", "His Story III", "His Story IV", "Their Story" and "Their Story II".
* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': The fourth season starts with "Genesis" and ends with "Revelation". They have no connection to the season three two-parter called "The Exodus", though.
* On Creator/AaronSorkin's first three series, the first-season finale was called "What Kind of Day Has It Been". The fourth, ''Series/TheNewsroom'', saved the title for its series finale instead.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' is fond of these.
** The original TimeTravel episode was titled "1969", for the year it took place. Later, an episode set in an alternative future, in which the characters used the same form of TimeTravel, was titled "2010", for the year ''it'' took place. When the events described as leading to that future started to occur in the present (but were eventually stopped, of course), the episode was titled "2001" -- which was the year the episode was made and aired, making it the year '''''it''''' took place. Adding yet another layer of meaning, in "2010", an plan going on in the background involves converting Jupiter into a star (a major element of the Arthur C. Clarke novel ''2010''), while the main alien plot has some similarities to another Clarke novel, ''Childhood's End''; and of course "2001" refers to the most famous Clarke novel (to which ''2010'' is a sequel), ''2001: A Space Odyssey''.
** Perhaps the cleverest example involves the ''SG-1'' episode "Grace", in which a concussed Samantha Carter hallucinates a young girl named Grace. ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' would later feature an episode titled "Grace Under Pressure", in which a concussed [=McKay=] hallucinates Samantha Carter -- at the bottom of the ocean, where the water pressure is a problem.
** Similarly, the ''Atlantis'' episode "38 Minutes" is in part a recapitulation of the ''SG-1'' episode "48 Hours" -- both involve people who are stuck dematerialized inside a stargate, and the title of the episode is the length of time everyone else has to figure out how to get them out.
** Three of the Replicator-centered episodes are titled "Nemesis", "Enemies" and "Menace", which all have similar meanings as well as phonetic structure.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': Many of the cross-franchise stories played on this:
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'''s first season featured "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E2TheNakedNow The Naked Now]]", in which the Enterprise crew faced the same virus that had afflicted Kirk's Enterprise in "The Naked Time".
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' visited the original series' episode "The Trouble With Tribbles" in its "Trials and Tribble-ations"
*** And ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' had "More Tribbles, More Troubles".
** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' visited the mirror universe of TOS's "Mirror, Mirror" with "In a Mirror, Darkly". Several episodes of ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' also featured the same alternate universe, and also had the word "mirror" in their titles).
** ''Deep Space Nine'' also had episodes titled "Profit and Lace" (referring back to its earlier episode "Profit and Loss") and "Who Mourns for Morn?" (referring back to the TOS episode "Who Mourns for Adonais?").
*** Other examples from Deep Space 9 include:
*** "In the Hands of the Prophets" (season 2 finale) and Tears of the Prophets (season 6 finale)
*** "Duet" (season 2) and "Waltz" (season 6)
*** "Children of Time" (season 5) and "Time's Orphan" (season 6)
*** "Defiant" (season 3) and "Valiant" (season 6) (both episodes share the name of ''Defiant''-class starships)
** There were also the occasional unintended echoes: the Voyager episode "Blink of an Eye" was originally titled "Wink of an Eye", until someone realized there'd been an unrelated (but named for the one story element both episodes share) TOS episode with that title.
** Don't forget about the episodes guest-starring Q, which usually had some form of Q-related pun in the title. ("Qpid," "Q and the Grey," etc.)
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** The season 4 premiere is titled "Lazarus Rising" and [[BookEnds the finale]] "Lucifer Rising". The season starts and ends with someone escaping hell: Dean and Lucifer respectively.
** "Slash Fiction", "Meta Fiction" and "Fan Fiction", although having distinct plots, all have meta jokes.
* ''Series/ThirdWatch'''s [[{{Premiere}} first episode]] was called "Welcome to Camelot", its GrandFinale was called "Goodbye to Camelot".
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' has season 4's "Us" and season 5's "Them", and two episodes in season 5 titled "Remember" and "Forget".
* Episodes of ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/{{Millennium}}'' featuring Charles Nelson Reilly as the same character were titled "Jose Chung's ''From Outer Space''" and "Jose Chung's ''Doomsday Defense''", respectively.

* Newton Faulkner's first two albums were named "Handbuilt by Robots" and "Rebuilt by Humans," however all his other albums have broken away from any naming pattern.
* Live albums are often titled by a play on the title of a previous album or song. Music/DeepPurple did this twice, with ''Made in Japan'' and ''Made in Europe'', and later ''Perfect Strangers'' and ''Nobody's Perfect''. Music/BlueOysterCult named ''Extraterrestrial Live'' after their song "E.T.I.". Music/{{Motorhead}}'s ''No Sleep 'til Hammersmith'' was followed by ''No Sleep at All''.
* ''Music/{{Gorillaz}}'' songs "Film/DirtyHarry" and "Creator/ClintEastwood". Also "Every Planet We Reach is Dead" versus "O Green World," and "Tomorrow Comes Today" versus "El Manana."
* Pond's "You're Not An Astronaut" and "My Dog Is An Astronaut, Though". They aren't directly connected, but both deal with space travel and are on the same album.
* Lambchop's [[DistinctDoubleAlbum simultaneously-released albums]] ''Aw C'mon'' and ''No, You C'mon''.
* From {{Music/Brentalfloss}}'s first album: "Introspective {{VideoGame/Duck|Tales}} in Space". From his second album: "Introspective [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Man in Blue]]". From his third album: "Introspective [[{{VideoGame/Metroid}} Bounty Hunter]] in Space". All three songs are piano arrangements of another song in the respective album.
* Lazerhawk's "So Close", from ''Redline'', and "So Far Away", from ''Visitors''.

* AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio dramas are fond of this, usually to indicate a series of linked stories such as the Excelis trilogy (''Excelis Dawns'', ''Excelis Rises'' and ''Excelis Decays'') but also sometimes apparently for the heck of it, such as the two largely unconnected Eighth Doctor audios set on Martian moons that have become holiday destinations called ''Phobos'' and ''Demios''.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''MagicTheGathering'' example: The second sets in the Lorwyn and Shadowmoor blocks were called Morningide and Eventide, respectively. There are also numerous examples of cross-referenced card names and even FlavorText in the two blocks, including [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=39439 Blinkmoth Nexus]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=213731 Ink moth Nexus]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable port of the first ''{{VideoGame/Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}'' game carries the subtitle ''Afternoon of Darkness''[[note]]except in China, where the SuperTitle64Advance trope is invoked instead with the title ''Disgaea Portable''[[/note]], referencing the original game's subtitle of ''Hour of Darkness''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Braid}}'' has a few repetitions (The Pit, Hunt!, Lair, There and Back Again) of level names, a few with question marks in later levels (Phase and Phase?, The Pit and The Pit?), and two paired sets (Movement by Degrees and Movement, Amplified; Fickle Companion and Fragile Companion), all of whose names are meant to tie the levels together and offer occasional hints to train the player.
* Many level names in ''VideoGame/ChipsChallenge'' build on each other or use sequel naming and synonyms, but the best example by far would be Totally Fair and Totally Unfair ([[spoiler: the latter is solved exactly the same as the former, but the tooth monster in the maze must be manipulated without the player's ability to see it]]).
* The original tutorial zones for ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' and ''City of Villains'' were called Outbreak and Breakout, respectively.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** A strip titled "Belkar Unleashed" early on, and much later (when Belkar gets [[RestrainingBolt the Mark of Justice]]) "Belkar Leashed".
** "The Semi-Secret Origin of Elan and Nale" and "The Significantly-More-Secret Origin of Tarquin and Nale".
** Three strips in a row: "Green Means Go" (referring to the green aura that lets Roy do extra damage to undead), "Red Means Stop" (referring to [[spoiler: Durkula]]'s anti-life shell) and "Yellow Means Caution" (referring to the aura that surrounds the clerics when talking for their gods).
** "Sound Reasoning" has Lien conclude their attacker is "someone new, not connected to Xykon". Three strips later is "Sound, But In This Case Inaccurate" where we see [[spoiler: the attacker is working with Redcloak and the Monster in the Darkness]].
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has several, including:
** "There Was Once A Nanase From… Wait, That Doesn’t Rhyme!" and "There Nanase-from-Somewhere-that-Doesn't-Rhyme Goes Again!"
** "Girls Who Have Kissed Sarah Count = 2" and "Girls Who Have Kissed Sarah Count = 3"
** "Shields Up! Evasive Maneuvers!" and "Hull Breach! Decompression Imminent!"
** "Bad Graduates To Worse" and "Worse Evolves To All Sorts Of Bad"
** "If You Were To Ask, She Would Say You Already Know Her" and "This Wouldn't Be True, But She Would Not Be Lying"
** "Remember Today's Comic" and "Remember Today's Comic As Well"
** The ESG:NP storyline "Not A Date At The Mall" (Ellen and Nanase) and the regular storyline "So A Date At The Mall" (Elliot and Ashley).
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'':
** The sequence of strips in which Faye discusses her dad's suicide and its effect on her were "The Talk" Parts 1-10. The much later strip where she compares her own situation to his is "The Talk II: Talk Harder".
** Two successive strips in the storyline where Hannnelore's mother sends her a personal assistant named Tilly who ''thinks'' she's a HypercompetentSidekick but is actually just a pain are "[[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3615 Tilly Has No Chill]]" (in which she ''climbs over the counter'' to help ''after'' being told she's not allowed behind it) and "[[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3616 Absolutely Zero Chill]]" (in which she ''bursts into tears'' because Hanners made ''her'' a coffee).
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': "Chapter 36: Red Gets a Name" and "Chapter 61: Red's Friend Gets a Name Too, I Suppose".

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The title of [[WebVideo/MatthewSantoro Matt Santoro's]] video ''Winter is WICKED!'' is a reference to the title of one of his previous videos, ''Autumn is AWESOME!''.
* Three episodes of ''WebAnimation/BattleForDreamIsland'' have the title "Insectophobe's Nightmare", the third one being in BFDIA. Only the last two actually include insects.
** Also from the first season of BFDI we have episode 17 ("The Reveal") and episode 18 ("Reveal Novum").

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''
** The season 3 episode "Too Young" and season 5's "Too Old".
** Season 2 has "Mystery Train", which is followed in season 5 with "Mystery Dungeon" and "[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Dungeon Train]]".
** The last episode of ''Stakes'' (the first {{miniseries}}) is "The Dark Cloud". The last episode of ''Islands'' (the second miniseries) is "The Light Cloud".
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had Season 2's "Four Little Words", where Stan goes to extreme lengths to avoid hearing his wife say "I told you so", and Season 4's "One Little Word", where Stan goes to extreme lengths to avoid telling his boss "No".
* Franchise/{{DCAU}}:
** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' the episodes involving Kyodai Ken are "Night of the Ninja" and "Day of the Samurai".
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has the episode "Speak No Evil" that references the episode "See No Evil" from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Both allude to the MonkeyMoralityPose.
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Foreign Affairs" has Bonnie planning to cheat on Joe in France because their marriage is on the rocks. The next season's "Internal Affairs" has Peter and Quagmire convincing Joe to cheat on Bonnie to return the favor.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episodes "Dipper vs. Manliness" and "Dipper and Mabel vs. The Future".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has two episodes named after episodes from the previous series, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': "The Earth Queen" after "The Earth King" and "Korra Alone" after "Zuko Alone".
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' had three episodes each named for one of the three {{Monkey Morality Pose}}s (except for one called "''Ear'' No Evil"). The title cards were even the same three drawings of Jenny doing the poses, but with a different one in the center each time.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Season 2 episode "Sisterhooves Social" and season 5 episode "Brotherhooves Social".
** Fluttershy-centric episodes "Stare Master" in season 1 and "Scare Master" in season 5.
** Season 4 episode "Daring Don't" and Season 7 episode "Daring Done?".
* The second to last episode of ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' is titled "Into the Unknown". The last episode? "The Unknown".
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has the first episode "Monkey See, Doggie Do" and the later "Monkey See, Doggy Two". Both involves Mojo Jojo trying to turn the citizens into dogs with the bust of Anubis.
* This applies to the Halloween episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. The first involved a series of "scary" stories exchanged in Bart's treehouse, and was named "Treehouse of Horror". Subsequent entries were named "Treehouse of Horror II", "Treehouse of Horror III", etc., despite the fact that the rest don't even have a passing reference to a treehouse.
** "Lisa Gets an A", "Bart Gets an F", "Bart's Dog Gets an F", "Bart Gets a Z".
** "Marge vs. the Monorail", "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment", "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the 3rd Grade", etc.
** "Little Big Girl" and "Little Big Mom"
** "Moaning Lisa" and the much later episode "Moe and-a Lisa"
** "Bart the Genius", "Lisa the Greek", "Homer the Smithers", etc.
** There are two episodes almost 20 years apart both about Moe trying to improve the fortunes of his bar, season 3's "Flaming Moe's" in which Homer invents (and Moe steals) a massively popular flaming cocktail, and season 22's "Flaming Moe" in which Moe and Smithers reinvent the bar with [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame a completely different use of the word "Flaming" in mind]].
** "Mypods and Boomsticks" and "Rednecks and Broomsticks" both deal with Islam and Wicca respectively.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** And the same season started with four episodes, the titles of which [[{{Trope2000}} all ended with the number "2000"]]; they were the first episodes of the year 2000 and satirised the way ''everything'' had "2000" slapped on it at the time.
** There were also "200" and "201".
** Also "Go God Go" and its sequel "Go God Go XII". WordOfGod (amusingly), said that this was to make it sound series-like, [[UnInstallment where all this stuff had happened and we'd missed it]].
** "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut". "Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut".
** "Tweek vs. Craig" was followed ''16 years later'' by "Tweek x Craig".
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
** The show [[ParodiedTrope Parodies]] this with [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E10StevensLion "Steven's Lion"]]. The next episode where Lion plays a major role is called "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E17Lion2TheMovie Lion 2]]: TheMovie." In it, Steven rides Lion with his Connie [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to the movies.]] After that, the next one is called "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E35Lion3StraightToVideo Lion 3]]: [[SequelSnark Straight to Video]]". It's about Steven getting a video tape from Lion [[spoiler:that his mother made.]] Three seasons later, we got "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E20Lion4AlternateEnding Lion 4]]: [[RevisedEnding Alternate Ending]]", which has Lion take Steven to a location where an alternate version of the tape from "Lion 3" is hidden.
** The two parter episodes introducing Lapis Lazuli are titled "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E25MirrorGem Mirror Gem]]" and "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E26OceanGem Ocean Gem]]".
** The episode where Steven befriends the Centipeetle is titled "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E23MonsterBuddies Monster Buddies]]". The episode where the Centipeetle returns and [[spoiler: tries to communicate with Steven]] is "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E14MonsterReunion Monster Reunion]]".
** Episodes where [[CreepyChild Onion]] plays a major role are titled "Onion [noun]": "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E15OnionTrade Onion Trade]]", "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E16OnionFriend Onion Friend]]", and "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E7OnionGang Onion Gang]]".
** "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E9TigerMillionaire Tiger Millionaire]]" was followed three seasons later by "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E18TigerPhilanthropist Tiger Philanthropist]]".
** Two episodes focusing on Lars are titled "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E10TheNewLars The New Lars]]" and "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E22TheGoodLars The Good Lars]]".
** Season 4 closes with the episodes "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E23AreYouMyDad Are You My Dad?]]" and "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E24IAmMyMom I Am My Mom]]".
** Three episodes are called "Back to the Barn", "Back to the Moon", and "Back to the Kindergarten" though there isn't much story connection between them.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' featured ''Other Voices'' (parts 1 and 2), ''Other Visits'' (parts 1 and 2), and ''Other Victories'' (single episode). All revolved around a mysterious alien race and their interference in the Beast Wars.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' has "Operation: Breakdown", about Breakdown being captured by MECH to be dissected, and "Operation: Bumblebee", a two-part episode about MECH stealing the part Bumblebee needs to transform.
* The ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episodes "The Day" and "The Night", which also seemlessly transition as if they were a single episode and feature an HourglassPlot: in "The Day", Wander is sleeping and Sylvia has to make sure he stays asleep while keeping the two safe from Lord Hater and his {{Mooks}}, and in "The Night", Sylvia is sleeping as a result of the events of the previous episode, and Wander has to make sure she stays asleep while keeping the two safe from Lord Hater's Mooks.