Pun-Based Title

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

See Epunymous Title for a common subtrope; also compare Justified Title. Idiosyncratic Episode Naming sometimes employs this. Translation Matchmaking may also lead to a Pun-Based Title.


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  • Jack*Bot is a pun on "jackpot". This even extends to the actual jackpots, which are called "Jack*Bots".

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  • The Frontier Wrestling Alliance show where Naomichi Marufuji and Minoru Suzuki came in to regain the GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Titles from Doug Williams and Scorpio was called "NOAH Limits".

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  • The world of Worm contains a talk show called "Mornings with O, J and Koffi".
  • Mr Repzion once made a video called, "Vampire Rants On Why Twilight Sucks". note 
  • Suburban Knights is a pun on "Suburbanites".
  • Many episodes of Inanimate Insanity II are titled this way. For example, episode 3 is entitled "Tri Your Best", which is a pun on the phrase "try your best" while also informing that the focus of the episode would be a triathlon; episode 6, "Let 'Er R.I.P.", is a pun on the phrase "let it rip" while also implying that a previously Killed Off for Real character would be returning; and episode 7, "Everything's A-OJ", is a pun on the phrase "everything's a-OK" while also referring to the fact that OJ replaces MePhone as the host.
  • Every episode title of Deep Space 69 is a sexual pun.


Alternative Title(s): Punny Title

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