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There's a tendency in media to create very long titles full of rare (or [[{{Portmanteau}} fake]]) multisyllabic words that paint a picture of whimsy, fun, and adventure, especially when the work is set in the past. This is almost a DeadUnicornTrope as most of the titles are homages to works that never existed at all. It's often associated with pseudo-Victorian throwbacks and SteamPunk.

Not to be confused with CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase, though they may overlap (either by reversing positions in the title or replacing "and the" with an apostrophe-S). A sub-trope of LongTitle. See also TheAdjectivalSuperhero.
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!!Examples
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
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[[folder:Comedy]]
* Bob Newhart's album ''The Buttoned-Down Mind of Bob Newhart''
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[[folder:Comics]]
* ''[[ComicBook/TheGrievousJourneyOfIchabodAzrael The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael (and the Dead Left in his Wake)]]''
* ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''
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[[folder:FanFiction]]
* Franchise/HarryPotter:
** ''[[http://blacksatinrose.livejournal.com/195184.html How I Spent My Winter Holidays, Starring James Who Is Brill (And Not Fancying Evans)]]''
** ''[[http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/after_the_rain/TAOITIP01a.html The Adventures of Icarus, The Invisible Poltergeist]]''
** ''[[http://phaballa.livejournal.com/102192.html The Late Night Visit, Or, Why Jo Decided To Kill Off Someone Else Instead]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3410969/1/Evil_Beast_Boys_Fanciful_Exploits_in_Perdition Evil Beast Boy's Fanciful Exploits in Perdition.]]'' According to the author, if it weren't for [[FanfictionDotNet Fanfiction.net's]] title character limit, it would be called ''The Fanciful and Mildly Grotesque Exploits of Evil Beast Boy in Perdition''. It should be noted that this is a companion piece to [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3326179/1/Doppelganger_Non_Grata another story of his,]] and contains spoilers for it.
* Pokemon:
** FanFic/TheSurprisingAdventuresOfAGlaceonInUnova
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8551380/1/The-Role-of-the-Peloponnesian-War-in-Modern-Dating The Role of the Peloponnesian War in Modern Dating Rituals (or how Temperance Brennan kissed a warrior)]]''
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[[folder:{{Film}}]]
* ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus''
* Another movie from those wacky late '50's - early '60's days was ''Film/ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines, Or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes''. Possibly the origin of the trope.
** Of course the success of ''Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines'' (the eventual re-release title) led the director to revisit this trope with ''Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies''.
*** It also lead to the comedic adaptation ''Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon'' being retitled ''Those Fantastic Flying Fools'' by the American distributor.
* ''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain]] (The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain)''
* ''The Wonderful Ears of Johnny [=McGoggin=]''
* ''Film/MrMagoriumsWonderEmporium''
* ''The Magical Time Traveling Thugtastic Jug''
* ''The Completely Remarkable Utterly Fabulous Transformation of a Regular Joe''
* ''The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm''
* ''The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa''
* ''Wee Sing in The Marvelous Musical Mansion''
* ''[[Film/TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?]]''
* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow''
* [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]]'s 1969 "concept album," ''The Incredible Flight of Icarus P. Anybody''
* ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind''
* ''Film/MagicalMysteryTour''
* ''Film/TheEnglishmanWhoWentUpAHillButCameDownAMountain''
* ''Film/ValerieAndHerWeekOfWonders''
* ''The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls In Love''
* ''Film/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren''
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[[folder:{{Literature}}]]
* ''Literature/TheLastOfTheReallyGreatWhangdoodles''
* ''Literature/FromTheMixedUpFilesOfMrsBasilEFrankweiler''
* ''The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm''
* Another classic kids' book: ''Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day''.
* ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents''
* ''Literature/{{Gullivers Travels}}'', officially known as ''Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships''.
* Creator/AndreNorton's ''Scarface: Being the story of one Justin Blade, late of the pirate isle of Tortuga, and how fate deal justly deal with him to his great profit'' -- which harks back to the same era as Gulliver
* ''The Transformation of Miss Mavis Ming (Return of the Fireclown)''
* ''The Adventures of Una Persson and Catherine Cornelius in the 20th Century''
* ''Literature/TheAstonishingAdventuresOfFanboyAndGothGirl''
* "The Deadly Mission of Phineas Snodgrass"
* Parodied in ''Literature/GoodOmens'' with the [[ShowWithinAShow book within the book]] "The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter; Being a Certaine and Precise History from the Present Day Unto the Endinges of this World. Containing therein Many Diuerse Wonders and precepts for the Wife; More complete than ever yet before published; Concerning the Strange Times aheade and Events of a Wonderful Nature"
* ''Literature/TheGirlWhoCircumnavigatedFairylandInAShipOfHerOwnMaking''
* ''Literature/IAmAGeniusOfUnspeakableEvilAndIWantToBeYourClassPresident''
* ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' has the {{interquel}}, ''Death in the Slave Pits of Lorrd, or How I Spent My Inter-Term Break''.
* ''Literature/TheBriefWondrousLifeOfOscarWao''
* ''[[Literature/ArcadiaSnipsAndTheSteamworkConsortium Arcadia Snips and the Steamwork Consortium: Being a Wholly Accurate Account of Matters Concerning Steam, Skullduggery, and the Reckless Application of Mathematics in the Late 19th Century]]''
* Jean Robinson's ''The Strange But Wonderful Cosmic Awareness of Duffy Moon''
* Ellen Conford's ''The Revenge of the Incredible Dr. Rancid and His Youthful Assistant, Jeffrey''; the talented and prolific Ms. Conford also gave the world ''The Alfred G. Graebner Memorial High School Handbook of Rules and Regulations'', in which the experiences of the teenaged heroine are contrasted with the statutes & standards of her educational institution.
* The {{defictionaliz|ation}}ed ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' textbook (and subsequent film adaptation) ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem''.
* Creator/AngelaCarter's ''The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman''
* "Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman"
* ''Literature/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren''
* ''The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place''
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[[folder:LiveActionTelevision]]
* Creator/StephenColbert claimed that Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy starred in ''The Splendiferous Zeppelin Escapades of Filliam H. Muffman''.
* ''[[Series/MrShow Mr. Show and the Incredible, Fantastical News Report]]''
* Subverted in a series of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skits with Creator/MichaelPalin about a supposed Creator/CharlesDickens novel, ''The Wretched Birth, Miserable Childhood, Agonisingly Painful Adolescence, and Appallingly Vile and Degrading Death of Miles Cowperthwaite''.
* The ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco"
* The ''Series/{{Bones}}'' episode "The Double Death of the Dearly Departed". Bonus for AddedAlliterativeAppeal.
* In Creator/TheBBC Four {{Mockumentary}} ''Cricklewood Greats'', the fictional British film studio of the title was finally destroyed (not just bankrupted, but literally destroyed) during the making of the Creator/TerryGilliam epic ''Professor Hypochondria's Magical Odyssey''.
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[[folder:Music]]
* ''Music from the unrealized film script '''''Dusk at Cubist Castle''''''', debut [=LP=] of Music/TheOliviaTremorControl. To a lesser extent, the band's name (and the loosely-structured "Elephant 6 Collective" of bands, of which they are a member) are also examples of the trope.
* Almost any Music/CoheedAndCambria album title. (Example: ''Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness'')
* Music/TheBeatles:
** ''Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,'' which features the song "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"
** Their album ''Magical Mystery Tour''
* Music/DavidBowie's ''The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.''
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[[folder:TabletopGames]]
* ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine''
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[[folder:{{Theater}}]]
* ''Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat''
* The cast album of ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' lists the second song (a {{Backstory}}-delineating number) as "The Amazing Fantastical History of Mr. Willy Wonka" -- but everywhere else it's given the simpler title "The Amazing Tale of Mr. Willy Wonka".
* ''Doctor Selavy's Magic Theatre''
* ''Theatre/TheEffectOfGammaRaysOnManInTheMoonMarigolds''
** ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, as the title comes from a science project that involves irradiating the seeds of a specific type of marigold having a somewhat fanciful name with gamma rays.
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* ''VideoGame/TheWonderfulEndOfTheWorld''
* ''VideoGame/PennyArcadeAdventures: On the Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness''
* [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] created an adventure game called ''VideoGame/AdventuresInTheGalaxyOfFantabulousWonderment''.
* ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura''
* ''The Astonishing Adventures of Mr. Weems and the She-Vampires''
* In ''VideoGame/TotallyRad'', the localized manual is not only TotallyRadical but way verbose with its section headings, none of which are abbreviated in the table of contents. The ExcusePlot, for instance, is headed: "The Totally Rad Story of a Most Unprecedented Regular Dude, a Very Righteous Babe, and a Gnarly Old Magician Who Used to Live in a Most Bodacious Spread Inside the San Andreas Fault."
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[[folder:WebComic]]
* The ''Webcomic/DresdenCodak'' one-shot ''Traversing the Luminiferous Aether with Rupert and Hubert''.
* Some week-end specials in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'': "The Astonishing Excursions of Helen Narbon & Co."
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''
* ''Webcomic/IWasKidnappedByLesbianPiratesFromOuterSpace''
* ''Webcomic/TheThrillingAdventuresOfLovelaceAndBabbage''
* ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''
* ''Webcomic/TheIncredibleAndAweInspiringSerialAdventureOfTheAmazingPlasmaMan''
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[[folder:WebOriginal]]
* ''[[http://thrilling-tales.webomator.com/ Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual: The Toaster With Two Brains]]''
* ''WebVideo/TheRemarkableJourneyOfHigginsVonHiggings''
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [=Troy McClure=] starred in a film called ''The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel'', giving us the picture above.
* ''The Transcredible Exploits of Zapp Brannigan'' from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMysteriousGeographicExplorationsOfJasperMorello''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''
* ''WesternAnimation/CheyenneCinnamonAndTheFabulousUnicornOfSugarTownCandyFudge'' on Creator/AdultSwim.
* ''The Completely Mental Misadventures Of Ed Grimley''.
* Creator/HannaBarbera had two syndicated packages that involve this. In the mid 1970s, ''The Fun World Of Hanna-Barbera'' was a packaging of five shows previously aired on Saturday mornings (''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'', ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFunkyPhantom'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' and ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''). In 1985, they released ''The Funtastic World Of Hanna-Barbera'', which started out as a 90-minute umbrella show of three new cartoons (''WesternAnimation/YogisTreasureHunt'', ''Galtar and the Golden Lance'' and ''Paw Paws''). As the seasons passed, it expanded to two hours and began replaying shows previously seen as well as introducing new elements.
* Disney's [[Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad 1949 animated version of]] ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'' was re-released in 1978 under the title ''The Madcap Adventures of Mr. Toad''.
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