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Pun Based Title:
Miss Match, the short-lived show about Kate Fox — divorce attorney by day, matchmaker by night.
Every episode of is titled with a pun on a movie title (eg. Pret-A-Poor J, The Serena Also Rises, The Goodbye Gossip Girl...)
Gossip Girl One of the cutaways on featured the resident lawyer and janitor teaming up to take care of a young boy, portraying the situation as a TV sitcom called "Legal Custodians" (get it?)
Scrubs Most episode titles of are puns, especially puns that involve the words "witch," "charmed," etc., or the names of the characters.
Charmed : About a drug dealer.
Ideal : About a bunch of IT workers.
The IT Crowd is Irish for 'seven', referring to the fact that it has seven main characters, but also sounds like the English word 'shocked'.
Seacht Fáilte Towers: portmanteau of Fawlty Towers and the Irish word "fáilte", meaning "welcome".
There was also a documentary about an inept tour company. The documentary was called Faulty Tours.
You're A Star: picked a Eurovision Song Contest contestant; the name suggests "Euro Star".
In the Name of the Fada: comedian Des Bishop learns to speak Irish, "fada" is an orthographic term. "In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit" is a Christian blessing.
Sex & Sensibility: about the history of sex in Ireland; puns on Jane Austen's .
Sense and Sensibility has several layers - the overall plot is about the head of a development company who's been arrested, the characters themselves are in various states of arrested development, and (initially at least) the company's development work is pretty much on hold ("arrested," one might say), because of the arrests.
Arrested Development Almost all the episode titles are pun-based, eg. "Key Decisions", "Pier Pressure", "Marta Complex", "Shock and Aww".
Blind Justice- a reference to the principle of objectivity in law and the incredibly hard to guess disability of the lead character, Det. Jim Dunbar.
is about Zack and Cody's life living in a hotel suite. A number of episodes of both the show and its The Suite Life of Zack and Cody spinoff also have pun-based titles.
The Suite Life on Deck The episode "Future Harper" features a number of books by " Wizards of Waverly Place H.J. Darling", one of which is "Charmed and Dangerous".
The fourth series is called - what else? - Blackadder Blackadder Goes Forth.
Several episodes have pun-based titles, such as "Lockdown," which features John Locke pinned under a blast door. Michael Giacchino's score is LOST riddled with groan-worthy puns, such as "Thinking Clairely," "Keamy Away From Him," and many, many more.
The Australian TV series Packed to the Rafters is about the Rafter family, whose house is "packed" (after all the parents' adult children moved back in with them).
Full House (note: this only applies to the TV show, not the unrelated movie or three unrelated novels, all of which refer to the more standard definition of the term.)
Rules of Engagement A short-lived Australian TV series titled Above the Law was set in an apartment complex situated above a police station.
Referenced in an episode of , "Ghosts Forge", in which a book called Jonathan Creek The Grave Digger turns out to be about a serious-minded Australian.
episode titles usually don't go here, but of twelve episodes featuring Q, eight make a pun on "Q". Star Trek also has groaner of an episode title with "Trials and Tribble-ations". And then there's Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TNG's "Ménage à Troi".
was quite fond of these, especially late in the series when the title was shown in the opening credits, giving us the likes of "Widow Often Annie", "How Green was my Valet", "Smartacus"...
Get Smart A lot episodes have this type of title. Many of them are Home Improvement Epunymous Titles, such as "It Was the Best of Tims, It Was the Worst of Tims" and "Al's Fair in Love and War".
Alien Nation is a pun on the expression " Boy Meets World Boy Meets Girl". Also, several episodes have this type of title, such as "No Guts, No Cory".
Some 90% of Corner Gas episodes are titled with puns combining two or more of the episode's storylines. (I.e. "American Resolution", which focuses on New Year's resolutions and a character fighting a perceived American identity.)
The Not-Pictionary-honest game show Win, Lose or Draw. The Gaelic-language version was given the Completely Different Title De Tha Seo ("What's This?")
Titles of episodes (usually) contain puns on the titles of popular songs ("You Are So Sue-able To Me"; "I Want You To Want Me...To Go To Florida")
Hannah Montana is a pun on a weather report ("sunny with a chance of rain") and the title character Sonny With A Chance Sonny Munroe having a chance to succeed in Hollywood.
, about Lois and Clark 's Lois Lane and Clark Kent and also a play on the explorers Lewis and Clark.
Superman Chuck's Idiosyncratic Episode Naming occasionally veered into puns and Double Meaning Titles (most often the latter).
The episode "Face Off," in which Breaking Bad the season antagonist literally gets his face blown off.
The episode "The Broken Code", which refers to how Ted supposedly broke How I Met Your Mother The Bro Code by holding hands with Robin (who was engaged to Barney at this point of the series).
The episode "Godfellas" is about altar boys (the "God" part) who act like gangsters (a la Moone Boys ). Goodfellas had previously used the exact same pun for an episode that had much to do with God but not much with gangsters.
Futurama Lots of episodes of . A Frasier particularly contrived example is the one where Roz works in a retirement home and is traumatised when two of the residents drop dead right in front of her, titled " Roz's Krantz and Gouldenstein are Dead".
Where There's Smoke There's Fired
Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven
Dad Loves Sherry, The Boys Just Whine
A Tsar is Born
It Takes Two To Tangle
The Wizard And Roz
War Of The Words
Frasier Has Spokane
Bristle While You Work
No Sex Please, We Are Skittish
Guns N' Neuroses
episode titles include "Corpse de Ballet" Elementary's .
* — its title is a parody of A Scare At Bedtime A Prayer at Bedtime, a religious programme shown at night on sister channel RTÉ One that is about as far away as possible in content to this one.
A episode about a break-in and murder at a fertility clinic (and resulting legal battle over preserved embryos and eggs) has the rather dark Law & Order Stealth Pun title of "Scrambled." As in, scrambled eggs.