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'''Basic Trope''': An episode of a show has a title that's named after something from pop culture, such as a movie title.
* '''Straight''': An episode of "Tropers" is called [[Film/AClockworkOrange "A Clockwork Doorhinge"]].
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Every episode of "Tropers" is named after something from pop culture.
** Not only is it named after the film, but the episode is even a WholePlotReference to Film/AClockworkOrange.
** The title of the episode is literally just "A Clockwork Orange".
* '''Downplayed''':
** An episode is named after a famous movie quote.
** The episode's title can be associated with a movie, but it's also a pun in its own right.
* '''Justified''': There actually is a "clockwork doorhinge" in the episode that serves plot relevance, such as being the MacGuffin.
* '''Inverted''': ???
* '''Subverted''': The WorkingTitle for the episode is "A Clockwork Doorhinge", but it gets changed for some reason (for instance, the producers got ScrewedByTheLawyers, or MoralGuardians objected to a family-friendly work having a title that's a pun on an R-rated movie).
* '''Double Subverted''':
** But the episode is also sometimes called "A Clockwork Doorhinge" even afterwards.
** A later episode is titled [[Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon "An Australian Werekangaroo in America"]].
* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig-Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': No episodes are given any titles that reference pop culture.
* '''Enforced''':
** AuthorAppeal
** To add ParentalBonus, on occasion.
* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': Because of the episode title, the characters assume that the plot of the episode will go about the same way as the movie. Since the characters [[SawItInAMovieOnce have watched the movie]], they have an idea of how the episode will go and know what to do.
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': "I wonder why so many shows have episode titles that are references to famous movies."
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%% * '''Played for Laughs''': ???
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