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

When the pun is based around a character's name, use the subtrope of EpunymousTitle.

Compare JustifiedTitle. IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming sometimes employs this. TranslationMatchmaking may also lead to a Pun-Based Title.

!! Example subpages:
* PunBasedTitle/AnimeAndManga
* PunBasedTitle/ComicBooks
* PunBasedTitle/AnimatedFilms
* PunBasedTitle/LiveActionFilms
* PunBasedTitle/{{Literature}}
* PunBasedTitle/LiveActionTV
* PunBasedTitle/{{Music}}
* PunBasedTitle/{{Theater}}
* PunBasedTitle/VideoGames
* PunBasedTitle/WebComics
* PunBasedTitle/WesternAnimation

!!Other examples:

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" does indeed {{ship|ping}} [[PortmanteauCoupleName TwiShy]][[note]]Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy[[/note]].
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19 The 63rd Rune]]'' does indeed involve RuleSixtyThree.
* Chapter 10 of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/260699 The Lawyer and the Unicorn]]'', "The Two Powers", is not only a pun on ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'' (the movie the group watches), but also refers to the two magic powers that are in play ([[Franchise/AceAttorney Kurain's]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria's]]).
* Examples from [[Fanfic/Swing123AndGarfieldodiesCalvinverse the Calvinverse]]:
** Chapter 13 of ''Fanfic/RetroChill'' is titled "[[Music/HerbieHancock "Feats Don't Fail Me Now"]].
** ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has the TwoPartEpisode "Alien Nation"[[note]]alienation[[/note]].
* ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'' has Episode 12, called "Fade to Black" which focuses on the character of Mr. ''Black'', and Episode 13, "A Big Splash," which introduces ''Splash'' Woman.
* ''Fanfic/LastRights'' is a play on "last rites" and "rights of the deceased" or some such.
* ''Fanfic/LupineTree'' is a pun on ''pine tree'' and '''both''' definitions of ''lupine:'' a [[https://www.google.com/search?q=lupine&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=895&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9xp-V9s_JAhXGKyYKHS1fAhUQ_AUIBygB flowering plant]] that is similar to Jack's flowers, and wolves - fitting as Jack is a [[PlantPerson flowering, sapient timberwolf tree]].
* ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'' [[note]]The Cheese Stands Alone[[/note]]. Also some of the chapter titles.

* ''Pinball/JackBot'' is a pun on "jackpot". This even extends to the actual jackpots, which are called "[[TitleDrop Jack*Bots]]".

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The Frontier Wrestling Alliance show where Naomichi Marufuji and Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki came in to regain the GHC Heavyweight TagTeam Titles from Doug Williams and [[Wrestling/TooColdScorpio Scorpio]] was called "[[Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH NOAH]] Limits".[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* At Ride/UniversalStudios:
** ''Ride/DoctorDoomsFearfall'' (fearfall = freefall)
** ''Madagascar: A Crate Adventure'' (crate = great).

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Every episode title of ''WebAnimation/DeepSpace69'' is a sexual pun.
* Many episodes of ''WebAnimation/InanimateInsanity 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 KilledOffForReal 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.
* ''[[WebOriginal/{{KeitAi}} Keit-Ai]]'' has a pun-based title combining the Romanized versions of the words "Keitai" ("Mobile" as in "Mobile Phone" or "Keitai Denwa") and "Ai" (as in "Love"). This pun doesn't work using Japanese letters or characters.
* ''[[WebVideo/MrRepzion Mr Repzion]]'' once made a video called, "Vampire Rants On Why Literature/{{Twilight}} Sucks". [[note]] A StealthPun referring to how vampires suck blood. [[/note]]
* ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' is a pun on "Suburbanites".
* The world of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' [[InUniverse contains]] a talk show called "Mornings with O, J and Koffi".