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Stock Episode Titles
"'Demons, Demons, Demons.' Wow. They put a lot of thought into that title."
Cordelia Chase, Angel

Sometimes, writers are imaginative. They think up the most amazing plot twists, the funniest dialogue, the best characters possible for their episode.

And then they have to think up an episode title. Sometimes with Idiosyncratic Episode Naming it's easy, but most shows don't have that, so the writer is forced to make it up himself. And sometimes, he turns to the Stock Episode Title.

What makes a Stock Episode Title? Well, the minimum requirement is five separate shows using it (and not just one writer using it over and over again, like Aaron Sorkin does with "What Kind of Day Has It Been?"note ). For example, the episode title "My Brother's Keeper" has been used sixty times over the yearsnote , probably because it's a Literary Allusion Title from The Bible. Most Stock Episode Titles are either Literary Allusion Titles or simple, single word titles. A great many Stock Episode Titles relate to the Wedding Day.

Because a writer may be able to write a great episode, but will still bang his head against the wall when trying to think up a title.

See also Stock Subtitle, The Joy of X.
A chart of the most popular Stock Episode Titles. Note: Two- or three-part episodes have been counted as one.

Further note: While the pilot episode of a show is very commonly called "Pilot" - 1715 times, in factnote  - it doesn't really count, does it?note 

# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
255 "Finale" / "The Finale" Grand Finale; Stock Series Finales
217 "Reunion" / "The Reunion" Survivor uses the exact title 3 times (2 not counted) as well as numerous times with Colon Cancer, as of 7 June 2011. However, many viewers consider reunion shows to be part of the preceding episode.
164 "Wedding" / "The Wedding" Wedding and Engagement Tropes, as of 7 June 2011
146 "Homecoming" / "The Homecoming" The Homecoming (Harold Pinter play)
138 "Lost and Found" Includes the LOST episode "...And Found", and three different two-part episodes (see also Lost and Found)
126 "Lights, Camera, _____!" Includes 32 examples of the exact title "Lights, Camera, Action!"
122 "Runaway" / "The Runaway" / "Runaways" / "The Runaways" The Runaway, Runaways (comic book), The Runaways (band), Runaway ~Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni~
111 "Double Trouble" As of 8 June 2011
104 "_____ to the Rescue" Manually counted, only counting variations upon (Noun) to the Rescue, and not including episodes titled "To the Rescue" or "Race to the Rescue".
104 "Halloween" All Hallows' Eve (holiday), Halloween (film series); one example of "Halowe'en" counted, as of 16 June 2011
103 "Legacy" / "The Legacy" As of 8 June 2011
100 "Second Chance" / "Second Chances" Second Chance, as of 16 June 2011
96 "Party" / "The Party" Counting one episode called "P.A.R.T.Y.", as of 16 June 2011
90 "Witness" / "The Witness" As of 16 June 2011
91 "The Gift" The Gift, as of 16 June 2011
84 "Hero" / "The Hero" The Hero, as of 22 July 2011
78 "Secrets" The Secret Index
75 "Trapped" The Trapped Trilogy (flash games)
74 "Great Expectations" Great Expectations (novel), includes 3 two-part episodes
73 "Family Affair" / "A Family Affair" Family Affair (TV series)
73 "Trial" / "The Trial" The Trial (Franz Kafka)
71 "Aftermath" / "The Aftermath" Includes two multi-part episodes from Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and A Country Practice
70 "Til Death Do Us Part" / "Till Death Do Us Part" Until Death Do Us Part (manga)
69 "Home"  
69 "Judgment Day" / "Judgement Day" Includes 4 two-part episodes
68 "Ties That Bind" / "The Ties That Bind"  
67 "Escape"  
67 "Ghosts"  
67 "No Place Like Home" / "There's No Place Like Home" There's No Place Like Home
67 "Return" / "The Return"  
67 "Revelation" / "The Revelation" / "Revelations" Five examples of "Révélations" and two of "Révélation" counted
67 "Secrets and Lies"  
66 "Blind Date" / "The Blind Date" Blind Date
64 "Betrayal" / "The Betrayal" Betrayal Tropes
64 "Home Sweet Home" Home Sweet Home
62 "End Game" / "Endgame" Includes four multi-part episode from Waking the Dead, Beast Machines, Transformers Animated and Wild C.A.T.S. listed under "partial matches"
62 "Hide and Seek" Hide and Seek (film); includes two multi-part episode from Dog The Bounty Hunter and Degrassi The Next Generation, a subtitled multi-part episode of Jackanory, and a half-episode example from Phineas and Ferb.
59 "Anniversary" / "The Anniversary" Includes two multi-part episodes from My Wife and Kids and The Nancy Walker Show
59 "Sins of the Father" / "The Sins of the Father" Sins of Our Fathers; one example of "Sins of Our Father" and one of "The Sins of Our Father" not counted.
59 "Survivor" / "Survivors" / "The Survivor" / "The Survivors" Survivor, Survivors by Erin Hunter and Survivors (TV series)
58 "Father's Day" Includes one example of "Fathers Day" and one example of "Fathers' Day"
57 "Rescue" / "The Rescue"  
57 "Skin Deep" Skin Deep (webcomic)
56 "Christmas" Christmas Tropes
56 "Showdown" / "The Showdown" Includes one multi-part episode from WMAC Legends listed under "partial matches"
55 "Mother's Day" Includes one example of "Mothers Day"
54 "Dream" / "Dreams" / "The Dream"  
54 "Happy Birthday" "Happy Birthday to You" (song)
54 "Nightmare" / "The Nightmare"  
53 "Brothers" / "The Brothers"  
53 "Eye for an Eye" / "An Eye for an Eye"  
53 "Survival" Includes two multi-part episodes from Doctor Who and Evolution: The Animated Series listed under "partial matches"
52 "Hit and Run"  
52 "My Brother's Keeper" Includes one two part episode, and a "Brother's Keeper, My", as of 10 June 2010
52 "Power Play" / "Powerplay" Includes a multi-part episode from A Country Practise listed under "partial matches"
52 "Teacher's Pet" Teacher's Pet, Teacher's Pet (TV series); includes two examples of "Teachers Pet"
51 "A Friend in Need" A Friend in Need, includes two different multi-part episodes
51 "Blast from the Past" / "A Blast from the Past" Blast from the Past (film); includes three multi-part episodes from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds, Street Legal and Webster
50 "All That Glitters" All That Glitters
50 "Arrival" / "The Arrival" Includes a multi-part episode from The Jeffersons listed under "partial matches"
50 "Confession" / "The Confession" Confessional
50 "The Letter" Includes a multi-part episode from 7th Street Theater listed under "partial matches"
50 "Manhunt"/"The Manhunt" Manhunt (game series); includes a multi-part episode of The Littlest Hobo listed under "partial matches"
50 "Missing"  
50 "Strange Bedfellows" Enemy Mine; includes one multi-part episode from Cheers listed under "partial matches"
50 "Sanctuary" Contains two multi-part examples from X-Men and A Country Practice
47 "Double Jeopardy" Double Jeopardy (film); includes a multi-part episode from Blue Healers listed under "partial matches"
47 "Masquerade" Masquerade
47 "The Secret" The Secret (book)
46 "Revenge" Revenge, Revenge Tropes, Revenge (series)
46 "Surprise"  
45 "Second Time Around" / "The Second Time Around"  
44 "Awakening" / "The Awakening" / "Awakenings" The Awakening (novel), Awakenings (film); contains five multi-part episodes from Doctor Who, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Amazing Extraordinary Friends, The Lazarus Man and Gargoyles listed under "partial matches"
44 "Duel" / "The Duel"  
44 "Unfinished Business" Unfinished Business
43 "The Choice"  
43 "Deadline" / "The Deadline" Includes two multi-part episodes from Bognor and Murder Call listed under "partial matches"
43 "The Test"  
42 "Blood Money"  
42 "Countdown" Includes a multi-part episode from Police Story listed under "partial matches"
42 "Crush" / "The Crush"  
42 "Love Hurts"  
41 "The Game" The Game (series), The Game (film)
40 "Payback" Payback (film)
40 "Resurrection" Includes a multi-part episode of Diagnosis: Murder listed under "partial matches"
39 "Fire" / "The Fire" Includes a multi-part episode of Magkaribal and a multi-part episode of Jackanory listed under "partial matches"
38 "My Dinner with _____" allusion to film My Dinner With Andre; excludes example of "Dinner With My..."
37 "Sisters" / "The Sisters"  
37 "The Search"  
37 "The Stranger" The Stranger (novel)
36 "Birthday" / "The Birthday" Birthday Tropes
36 "Crash" / "The Crash" Crash (novel and 1996 film), Crash (2004 film)
36 "Eye of the Beholder" Eye of the Beholder (game series)
36 "Finders Keepers" Finders Keepers (webcomic), Finders Keepers (TV series)
36 "The Fugitive" The Fugitive (TV series); includes a multi-part episode from Family Ties listed under "partial matches"
36 "Obsession"  
36 "Redemption"  
36 "A Star Is Born" A Star Is Born (film)
35 "Checkmate"  
35 "Crossroads"  
35 "Invasion" / "The Invasion" Invasion (TV series)
35 "Promised Land" / "The Promised Land" The Promised Land
35 "Trial by Fire"  
34 "Double Date" / "The Double Date" Double Date
34 "The Great Escape" Great Escape
34 "Hunted" / "The Hunted" The Hunted (film)
34 "Inheritance" / "The Inheritance" /  
34 "The Last Temptation of _____" allusion to novel and film The Last Temptation of Christ
34 "Love" Love Tropes
34 "The Race"  
34 "Sacrifice" / "The Sacrifice" Used twice (episodes 25 and 153) in the English dub of Dragon Ball Z.
33 "Best Friends"  
33 "Crime and Punishment" Crime and Punishment (novel)
33 "Election" / "The Election" Election (film)
33 "Fool's Gold"  
33 "The Other Woman"  
33 "Requiem" Requiem (MMORPG)
33 "Vengeance"  
32 "Cry Wolf" Cry_Wolf (film), Crying Wolf
32 "Devil You Know" / "The Devil You Know" / "Better the Devil You Know" Better The Devil You Know
32 "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" allusion to film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
32 "Journey" / "The Journey" Journey (band)
32 "The One That Got Away"  
32 "Paradise Lost" allusion to poem Paradise Lost
32 "The Show Must Go On" The Show Must Go On
31 "End of the World" / "The End of the World" As of 8 June 2011
31 "Fear" Fear Tropes
31 "Full Circle"  
31 "Chase" / "The Chase" Cha$e, The Chase, Chase Scene
31 "Old Friends"  
31 "The Ring" The Ring (film)
31 "Valentine's Day" Valentine's Day (film)
31 "Beauty and the Beast" Allusion to fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast"
30 "A Day in the Life" Day In The Life
30 "Faith"  
30 "Fire and Ice" Fire and Ice
30 "The Hunt"  
30 "Reckoning" / "The Reckoning"
30 "Time Bomb" / "Timebomb" Time Bomb
29 "Heroes" Heroes, Heroes (TV series)
29 "Killer" / "The Killer" The Killer (film)
29 "Shadows"  
28 "Breakdown"  
28 "Enemy Within" / "The Enemy Within" Enemy Within
28 "Family"  
28 "The Morning After" What Did I Do Last Night?
29 "Game Over" Game Over
29 "Quarantine" Quarantine
29 "Someone to Watch Over Me"  
28 "Playing with Fire" Playing with Fire
28 "The Play's the Thing" allusion to Hamlet
28 "See No Evil"  
28 "Trading Places" Trading Places
28 "Truth or Dare"  
28 "The Whole Truth"  
27 "Do the Right Thing" Do the Right Thing
27 "Fall Out" / "Fallout" Fallout (game)
27 "Fame" Fame
27 "Justice" Justice (comic book series)
27 "Mirror, Mirror" allusion to fairy tale "Snow White"; Mirror, Mirror (TV series)
27 "My Big Fat Greek _____" / "My Big Fat _____ Wedding" My Big Fat Greek Wedding, includes 4 examples of titles that had neither "Greek" nor "Wedding" in them but still appeared to be alluding to the movie
27 "The Storm"  
27 "Tough Love" Tough Love
27 "Truth and Consequences" Truth or Consequences
27 "The Wall" The Wall (album)
26 "Angel" Angel (TV series)
26 "Blackmail"  
26 "Buried Treasure" Buried Treasure
26 "Choices"  
26 "Come Fly with Me"  
26 "Flashback" Flashback, Flashback (game)
26 "Help" Help!!
26 "Identity Crisis" Identity Crisis (comic book series)
26 "Last Dance" / "The Last Dance" The Last Dance
26 "Love Story"  
26 "A Night to Remember" A Night to Remember (film)
26 "Rage"  
26 "Snow Job"  
25 "Ashes to Ashes" Ashes to Ashes (TV series)
25 "Black Widow" / "The Black Widow" Black Widow
25 "Blind Faith" As at 11 February 2013
25 "Home Alone" Home Alone (film)
25 "In Sickness and in Health"  
25 "Leap of Faith" Leap of Faith
25 "Money"  
25 "Phoenix"  
25 "Race Against Time" / "A Race Against Time" / "The Race Against Time" Race Against the Clock
25 "Sex" Sex (manga)
24 "Bloodlines"  
24 "Echoes"  
24 "Flight" Flight
24 "Free Fall" / "Freefall" Freefall (webcomic)
24 "Heat Wave" / "Heatwave" Heat Wave
24 "The Key"  
24 "No Way Out" No Way Out (film)
24 "Power"  
24 "Under Pressure"  
23 "Big Bang" / "The Big Bang"  
23 "Changes"  
23 "Earthquake" Earthquake
23 "Forbidden Fruit" Forbidden Fruit
23 "Friends Like These" / "With Friends Like These" With Friends Like These...
23 "High Noon" High Noon
23 "Hollywood" Hollywood
23 "Home Again"  
23 "The Hunter" The Hunter
23 "Once Upon a Time" Once Upon a Time
23 "Rendezvous"  
23 "Something Old, Something New" Old, New, Borrowed and Blue
23 "Survival of the Fittest" Social Darwinist, Survival of the Fittest (game)
23 "Talent Show" / "The Talent Show" Talent Show
23 "Wedding Bells"  
22 "The Accused"  
22 "Bad Company" Bad Company (band)
22 "The Cure" The Cure (band)
22 "Day of Reckoning" / "The Day of Reckoning"  
22 "Dear Diary"  
22 "Father Knows Best" / "The Father Knows Best" Father Knows Best (series)
22 "Fever"  
22 "First Date"  
22 "Funeral" / "The Funeral" Funeral Tropes
22 "Games People Play"  
22 "Ghost Town" Ghost Town, Ghost Town (film)
22 "Graduation" / "The Graduation"  
22 "Hello(,) Goodbye"  
22 "House of Cards" House of Cards (TV series)
22 "A Matter of Life and Death" Matter of Life and Death
22 "Nemesis"  
22 "The Party's Over"  
22 "Sink or Swim"  
22 "Sleeping with the Enemy" Sleeping With The Enemy (film)
22 "To Catch A Thief" To Catch a Thief (film)
22 "Trust Me" Trust Me (TV series)
21 "The Bridge" The Bridge
21 "Conspiracy"  
21 "The Date"  
21 "Divorce" / "The Divorce"  
21 "Eye of the Storm"  
21 "Ghost in the Machine" Ghost in the Machine
21 "Hearts and Minds"  
21 "The Interview"  
21 "Killer Instinct" / "The Killer Instinct" Killer Instinct (game)
21 "The Kiss"  
21 "Let the Games Begin"  
21 "Lost" LOST (TV series)
21 "To Have and to Hold"  
21 "When the Bough Breaks"  
20 "The Birthday Party"  
20 "Blind Faith"  
20 "Blood Ties"  
20 "Boys Will Be Boys"  
20 "The Dance"  
20 "False Witness"  
20 "Genesis" Genesis (band), Sega Genesis (game system), Ge.ne.sis. (game)
20 "In The Dark" May be a reference to What You Are in the Dark
20 "Inside Out"  
20 "No Good Deed" / "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
20 "Prodigal Son" / "The Prodigal Son"  
20 "_____ Saves the Day"  
20 "War" War (band)
19 "The Beginning"  
19 "The Bet" The Bet
19 "Cabin Fever" Cabin Fever, Cabin Fever (film)
19 "Coming of Age" Coming of Age Story
19 "Dead on Arrival" / "D.O.A." D.O.A. (film)
19 "Dead Reckoning"  
19 "Exodus"  
19 "The Fight"  
19 "First Day" / "The First Day"  
19 "Follow The Leader" Follow the Leader
19 "A Friend Indeed" / "A Friend in Deed"  
19 "Gimme Shelter"  
19 "Haunted"  
19 "The Job" The Job (series)
19 "Learning Curve" / "The Learning Curve"  
19 "Meltdown"  
19 "Metamorphosis" Metamorphosis
19 "Mistaken Identity" Mistaken Identity
19 "Nobody's Perfect"  
19 "Pressure"  
19 "Rescue Me" Rescue Me (TV series)
19 "Sex, Lies and Videotape" (and variations) allusion to film sex, lies, and videotape ; 11 straight examples, one "Sex, Lies and No Videotape", one "Oral Sex, Lies and Videotape", three "Sex, Lies and Videotapes", two "Ex, Lies and Videotape", one "Dex, Lies and Videotape".
19 "Stranded"  
19 "Suspect" / "The Suspect"  
19 "Underground"  
19 "Viva Las Vegas" Viva Las Vegas
18 "Back To Basics"  
18 "Blindside" / "Blindsided"  
18 "The Contest"  
18 "Do No Harm" / "First Do No Harm"  
18 "Out of the Blue"  
18 "The End" The End
18 "Graduation Day"  
18 "Heart of the Matter" / "The Heart of the Matter"  
18 "Help Wanted"  
18 "Holiday" Holiday Tropes
18 "Message in a Bottle" Message in a Bottle
18 "Moving Day"  
18 "Rest in Peace" / "R.I.P."  
18 "Turning Point" / "The Turning Point"  
17 "Aftershock" / "Aftershocks"  
17 "All's Fair"  
17 "Asylum"  
17 "Bon Voyage"  
17 "Cat and Mouse"  
17 "Dead or Alive" Dead or Alive (game)
17 "Fear And Loathing" / "Fear And Loathing In _____ " Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
17 "Fear of Flying"  
17 "Future Shock"  
17 "Happily Ever After" Happily Ever After
17 "Homeward Bound" Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (film)
17 "The Lie"  
17 "Opening Night"  
17 "Out of Time"  
17 "Partners in Crime"  
17 "Search and Rescue"  
17 "Sweet Dreams"  
17 "The Sound of Silence" / "The Sounds of Silence" / "Sound of Silence" / "Sounds of Silence" Simon & Garfunkel
17 "Twilight" Includes 2 two-part episodes
16 "The Big Sleep" Big Sleep, The Big Sleep (film)
16 "Carnival"  
16 "Chameleon" / "The Chameleon"  
16 "Consequences"  
16 "Crossfire"  
16 "Destiny"  
16 "Dream Lover"  
16 "The Ex Files" / "The Ex-Files" Pun on The X-Files
16 "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" Hair Today Gone Tomorrow
16 "The Judge" The Judge
16 "Magic"  
16 "Nowhere to Run"  
16 "Once Bitten"  
16 "The Quest" The Quest
16 "Remember Me"  
16 "Rivals"  
16 "Showtime" Showtime (TV channel)
16 "Vacation"  
15 "About Face"  
15 "And Baby Makes Three"  
15 "Animals"  
15 "Brave New World" Brave New World (novel)
15 "Collision"  
15 "Dead End"  
15 "Dead Ringer"  
15 "Double Cross"  
15 "Fatal Attraction" / "A Fatal Attraction" Fatal Attraction, Fatal Attraction (film)
15 "He Said, She Said"  
15 "Illusion" / "Illusions"  
15 "Into the Fire"  
15 "The Long Way Home" Includes 2 two-part episodes
15 "Panic"  
15 "Rules of the Game" Rules of the Game
15 "Shattered"  
15 "Silent Night"  
15 "Squeeze Play"  
15 "Still Waters"  
15 "Storm Warning"  
15 "Temptation"  
15 "Time"  
14 "Affairs of the Heart"  
14 "Baptism by Fire" / "Baptism of Fire"  
14 "The Big Game" Big Game
14 "Blood"  
14 "Charlie"  
14 "Chaos"  
14 "Dad"  
14 "Dangerous Liaisons" Dangerous Liaisons (novel)
14 "Demons" Demons (TV series)
14 "Doomsday"  
14 "Eclipse"  
14 "Fight or Flight"  
14 "Forever Young"  
14 "Friend or Foe" Friend or Foe
14 "The Girl Next Door" Girl Next Door
14 "Ice"  
14 "Intervention"  
14 "Into the Woods" Into the Woods (musical)
14 "I've Got You Under My Skin" / "Under My Skin"  
14 "Journey's End" Includes 1 three-part episode and two sub-subtitled episodes
14 "Leader of the Pack"  
14 "A Little Learning"  
14 "The Lottery" "The Lottery" (short story)
14 "Mind Over Matter"  
14 "An Officer and a Gentleman" / "Officers and Gentlemen"  
14 "One"  
14 "One on One"  
14 "Out of Sight"  
14 "The Quality of Mercy"  
14 "The Road Not Taken" Includes one two-part episode
14 "Shades of Gray" / "Shades of Grey"  
14 "Shadow Play" / "Shadowplay"  
14 "Star Crossed"  
14 "A Tale of Two Cities" A Tale of Two Cities (novel)
14 "That Sinking Feeling"
14 "War Games" / "The War Games"  
13 "Abandoned" Includes one case of "The Abandoned", as of 16 June 2011
13 "All Fall Down"  
13 "As Time Goes By"  
13 "Boiling Point"  
13 "The Boy Next Door"  
13 "The Cage"  
13 "The Car"  
13 "Chain Reaction"  
13 "Crash and Burn"  
13 "The Day After"  
13 "Fall From Grace"  
13 "Fallen Angel"  
13 "Final Countdown" / "The Final Countdown"  
13 "Fish Out of Water"  
13 "The Fix"  
13 "Fly Away Home"  
13 "Framed"  
13 "Freedom"  
13 "Gone But Not Forgotten"  
13 "Happy Anniversary"  
13 "Heartbeat"  
13 "Let It Snow" Includes 3 variations on "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow"
13 "The Long Night"  
13 "Love on the Rocks"  
13 "One of Us" One of Us
13 "Pregnancy"/ "The Pregnacy"  
13 "Prodigy" / "The Prodigy"  
13 "Rebellion"  
13 "Shadow" / "The Shadow"  
13 "S.O.S."  
13 "Talk Show" / "The Talk Show"  
12 "Alone"  
12 "Avatar" Avatar, Avatar (film), Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV series)
12 "The Big Squeeze"  
12 "Black and White"  
12 "Born To Run"  
12 "Borrowed Time"  
12 "Broken"  
12 "The Bully"  
12 "Burnin' Down the House" / "Burning Down the House"  
12 "Descent" / "The Descent" Descent (video game series), The Descent (film)
12 "The Edge"  
12 "The Enemy"  
12 "For Whom the Bell Tolls"  
12 "A Friend in Deed"  
12 "Head Over Heels"  
12 "Home Invasion"  
12 "I Do"  
12 "Justice For All" / "And Justice For All"  
12 "Knock Knock" / "Knock Knock, Who's There?"  
12 "Last Call"  
12 "The Long Road Home"  
12 "New Year's Eve"  
12 "Night Shift"  
12 "Surf's Up" Surf's Up (film)
12 "The Sky is Falling"  
12 "Time Machine" / "The Time Machine"  
12 "To Be or Not to Be" allusion to Hamlet; not to be confused with To Be or Not to Be (film)
12 "24 Hours" / "Twenty-Four Hours"  
12 "War and Peace" War and Peace (novel)
12 "What If"  
12 "Whisper" / "Whispers"  
12 "Windows"  
11 "After Hours"  
11 "After the Fall"  
11 "Alter Ego"  
11 "And Baby Makes Two"  
11 "The Big One"  
11 "Chain of Command"  
11 "Chosen One" / "The Chosen One"  
11 "Dream a Little Dream" / "Dream a Little Dream of Me"  
11 "Evolution"  
11 "Fear Itself"  
11 "First Blood" First Blood, Rambo (film series); includes a two-part episode from Shadow Squad under "partial matches"
11 "Goodbye"  
11 "Hook, Line and Sinker"  
11 "The House"  
11 "Letter of the Law"  
11 "Little White Lies"  
11 "Lockdown"  
11 "Lucky"  
11 "Lust"  
11 "The Man"  
11 "The New Guy"  
11 "No Exit"  
11 "Prey"  
11 "Saturday"  
11 "Shadow of the Past" / "Shadows of the Past"  
11 "Sleeper"  
11 "Special"  
11 "Through the Looking Glass"  
11 "Time and Tide"  
11 "Two For The Road"  
11 "Victory"  
11 "Witch Hunt"  
10 "And Baby Makes Four"  
10 "Armageddon"  
10 "Battle" / "The Battle"  
10 "Bad Boys"  
10 "Chance of a Lifetime"  
10 "Chaos Theory"  
10 "The Curse"  
10 "Death"  
10 "Do Or Die"  
10 "Dream Girl"  
10 "Drive"  
10 "Forever"  
10 "Gold"  
10 "Grace"  
10 "Gravity"  
10 "The Greater Good"  
10 "Initiation"  
10 "Inside Job"  
10 "Life After Death"  
10 "The Locket"  
10 "Paradise"  
10 "Paranoia"  
10 "The Prom"  
10 "Prom Night"  
10 "Public Relations"  
10 "Rain"  
10 "The Road"  
10 "Rose"  
10 "Save the Last Dance for Me"  
10 "Silence"  
10 "Something in the Air"  
10 "Suffer the Little Children"  
10 "Sunday"  
10 "Texas"  
10 "The Truth"  
9 "All Good Things" / "All Good Things Must Come to an End"  
9 "All's Well That Ends Well"  
9 "The Bank Job" The Heist; The Bank Job
9 "Blue"  
9 "Boiling Point"  
9 "Born To Be Wild" Includes 3 episodes under partial matches
9 "Breaking and Entering"  
9 "Burn, Baby, Burn"  
9 "Carpe Diem"  
9 "Dear John"  
9 "Encounter"  
9 "Gold"  
9 "Guys and Dolls"  
9 "If Looks Could Kill"  
9 "Kindness of Strangers" / "The Kindness of Strangers"  
9 "Long Live the King"  
9 "Monday"  
9 "The Oath"  
9 "Out of the Ashes"  
9 "Peer Pressure"  
9 "Phantom" / "Phantoms"  
9 "Rock Bottom"  
9 "The Invisible Man"  
9 To The Rescue Only exact matches, includes one multi-part episode of Chip 'n Dale:Rescue Rangers, as of 8 June 2011
9 "The Tower"  
9 "War Stories"  
9 "Memento Mori"  
9 "Zero Hour"  
8 "Apocalypse" / "The Apocalypse"  
8 "The Big Race"  
8 "Born To Be Mild" Pun on the song "Born to be Wild", includes a half-episode of SpongeBob SquarePants
8 "Chosen" / "The Chosen"  
8 "Class Reunion"  
8 "Danger"  
8 "Darkness Falls" / "When Darkness Falls" Darkness Falls (film)
8 "Day One"  
8 "Deus Ex Machina"  
8 "The Dogs of War"  
8 "Don't Look Back"  
8 "Enigma"  
8 "Extreme Measures"  
8 "Falling"  
8 "Family Man"  
8 "First Blood"  
8 "First Kiss"  
8 "Hat Trick"  
8 "A Knight to Remember"  
8 "Lessons"  
8 "Lightning"  
8 "Lost In Translation"  
8 "Not Fade Away"  
8 "Robot"  
8 "Skin"  
8 "A Stitch in Time"  
8 "Tabula Rasa"  
8 "Three"  
8 "Thursday"  
8 "Time Out of Mind"  
8 "Tomorrow"  
8 "Transformation"  
8 "Triple Threat"  
8 "Tuesday"  
8 "Unusual Suspects" / "The Unusual Suspects"  
8 "Werewolf"  
8 "White Rabbit"/White Rabbits/The White Rabbit As of 10 June 2011
8 "Yesterday"  
8 "Zero"  
7 "All's Fair in Love and War"  
7 "The Big Day"  
7 "The Big Sleep Over"  
7 "Black Hole"  
7 "Butterfly Effect" / "The Butterfly Effect"
7 "The Cave"  
7 "Cease Fire" / "Ceasefire"  
7 "Company Man" / "The Company Man"  
7 "A Dark and Stormy Night"  
7 "Dark Side of the Moon" The Dark Side of the Moon (album)
7 "Deliver Us From Evil"  
7 "The Door"  
7 "Dreamland"  
7 "The Eleventh Hour"  
7 "Farewell"  
7 "Game, Set and Match"  
7 "Gone with the Wind"  
7 "The Great Train Robbery"  
7 "The Greater Good"  
7 "In Deep"  
7 "The Incident"  
7 "It's A Wonderful Life" It's a Wonderful Life
7 "Learning to Fly"  
7 "Legacies"  
7 "The Match"  
7 "Merry Christmas"  
7 "Murder By Proxy"  
7 "Odyssey" / "The Odyssey"  
7 "Outlaws"  
7 "Over the Rainbow"  
7 "Pier Pressure"  
7 "Reign of Terror"  
7 "Reversal of Fortune"  
7 "Salvation"  
7 "Selling Out"  
7 "Sleep"  
7 "Sleepwalker"  
7 "Two"  
7 "The Usual Suspects"  
7 "Valentine's Day Massacre"  
7 "Wednesday"  
7 "What About Bob?"  
7 "Who's on First?"  
7 "The Window"  
6 "All Hell Breaks Loose" / "Hell Breaks Loose" Includes 1 two-part episode
6 "Adrift"  
6 "All About Eve" All About Eve (film)
6 "April Fool's Day"  
6 "April Fools"  
6 "Beer"  
6 "Believe"  
6 "Blood Feud"  
6 "Booby Trap"  
6 "Book of Love" / "The Book of Love"  
6 "Breathless"  
6 "Bus Stop"  
6 "College"  
6 "Damned If You Do"  
6 "Day of The Dead"  
6 "D.N.A." / "DNA"  
6 "Duet"  
6 "Employee of the Month"  
6 "Enemies"  
6 "The End of the Beginning"  
6 "Friday"  
6 "Gambit"  
6 "The Game Show"  
6 "Green"  
6 "Hammer Time" / "It's Hammer Time" MC Hammer
6 "Home Away from Home"  
6 "I'm with Stupid"  
6 "Kill or Be Killed"  
6 "The King is Dead"  
6 "The Last Day"  
6 "Live and Learn"  
6 "Muddy Waters"  
6 "Nevermore" allusion to Edgar Allan Poe
6 "Nightmares"  
6 "Numbers"  
6 "Past Lives"  
6 "Prime Suspect" Prime Suspect series
6 "Prison Break"  
6 "Rain of Terror"  
6 "Real Life"  
6 "Remembrance" 4 times from Songs of Praise, 5 from other shows
6 "A Star is Torn" allusion to A Star Is Born
6 "Queen's Gambit" allusion to the Chess opening
6 "Unholy Alliance"  
5 "The Beginning of the End"  
5 "The Chaperone" Includes a half-episode of SpongeBob SquarePants
5 "Crack of Doom"  
5 "Culture Shock"  
5 "Dawn"  
5 "Doing Time"  
5 "Double Double Toil and Trouble"  
5 "Fifteen Minutes"  
5 "Grace Under Pressure"  
5 "Graveyard Shift"  
5 "In Love and War"  
5 "Invisible Woman" / "The Invisible Woman"  
5 "Life"  
5 "Midnight"  
5 "Mom"  
5 "More Things in Heaven and Earth" / "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth"  
5 "No Rest for the Wicked"  
5 "Peer Pressure"  
5 "Potato" 4 separate uses in Iron Chef, in addition to four other shows that use it once each
5 "Red" the comic book and film Red
5 "Snapshot"  
5 "Terminal"  
5 "The Thin Red Line"  
5 "Three Strikes"  
5 "Tower of Power"  
5 "The Vampire"  
5 "Vortex"  
5 "Wonderland"  


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