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Multi-Part Episode
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Sometimes, an episode is so long that it has to be split into multiple episodes via a Story Arc. Long Story Arcs are usually the perfect reason multiple parts would work. The episodes' titles are the same, except the phrases "Part 1" and "Part 2" will be added after them. For example:

  • "Episode Title: Part 1"
  • "Episode Title: Part 2"

Also, at the end (probably a Cliffhanger) of the first part, a message reading "To Be Continued" will appear on the screen. This means the rest of the story is saved for the second part. And the second part will almost always begin with a Previously On montage that contains footage from the first part. On some occasions, however, the titles of each episode will be completely different.


A multi-part episode is used when a given plot development is, quite simply, too big for one time slot. It commonly shows up in the Pilot Episode because that has to establish the entire setting, and the Season Finale because producers like to make a given year go out with a bang to help secure financing for another year (or usually just in case it won't be renewed for another).

See also To Be Continued and Five-Episode Pilot.



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    Anime and Manga 
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's had a two-parter explaining the season's Anti Villains' origin story. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers contained two two-parter episodes, one introducing the seasons' Living MacGuffin and one where she is kidnapped, setting up the Final Battle.
  • Speed Racer was mostly made up of two-parters during its run. One, "The Most Dangerous Race", was a three-parter.
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has the 6-part "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya", two-part "Remote Island Syndrome", 8-part "Endless Eight", and five-part "The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya". This is mostly due to adapting stories of different lengths (with Melancholy and Sigh being entire books) into a series with 30-minute episodes.
  • Kodomo no Omocha has several long arcs. The first 19 episodes of the show alone take up a single over-breaching arc, followed by episodes 40-50, and then almost the rest of the series afterwards is one long arc that takes up almost half the series (aside from episode 90, which is a filler gag episode).
  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War has several of these, though the most iconic would be the two-parter "I Can't Hear The Fireworks", which ended up causing a shift in the status quo regarding Shirogane and Kaguya's Battle of Wits.
  • One Piece had the first (and so far only) named two-parter episode called "A Heartbreaking Duel: Luffy vs. Sanji." As the title states, this "duel" was extremely heartbreaking.
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid has several:
    • "Ilulu and Part-Time Job" which focuses on Ilulu starting to work at Aida's candy store and meeting Taketo for the first time.
    • "Tohru and Legend", which deals with Tohru's past before she came to Earth.
    • "Shouta and the Magical School", where Kobayashi and Tohru accompany Shouta to a magic school promotion exam.
    • Kanna's Daily Life has "Time for Chloe", where the girl that Kanna met when she ran away to New York City comes to visit.

    Asian Animation 
  • The first episode of Happy Heroes comprises two parts and shows how the heroes came to be. There are other two-part episodes besides this one as well, such as the first episode of Season 2.


  • Script Fic Calvin and Hobbes: The Series has at least two per season. In order:
    • Season 1 has "The Black Turning Funnel" and "The Yellowstone Monster".
    • Season 2 has "The Transmitter Conspiracy", "The Falling Sky", and "The Insane Road Trip".
    • Season 3 has "Dr. BrainChill", "Electronic Invasion", and "Attack of the Monsters".
    • Season 4 has "Camping Trip" and "Our Solemn Hour".
    • Season 5 has "Alien Nation" and "Dark Laughter".
  • The New Look Series has the 7-parter "Naruto's New Look" while both "Sonic's New Look", and "Link's New Look" has two parts to their stories.
  • The New Adventures of Invader Zim has the three-part "Showdown of Doom" which ties up Season 1's Story Arc.

    Live Action TV 
  • Athough both parts had different names (as opposed to 'part 1' and 'part 2'), the I Love Lucy episodes about Cousin Ernie coming to New York and the Hollywood episodes about Lucy stealing John Wayne's footprints could be considered two parters. Additionally one of the first hour long episodes is written in this format - the first half hour deals with Lucy meeting and trying to make a good impression on New neighbor Talula Bankhead, the second half hour Lucy tries to get her to appear for a school function.
  • All episodes of Smallville has One Word Titles, except for Absolute Justice and Finale, both of which are two-parted.
  • The closing epic of the Russell T. Davies era of DoctorWho, The End of Time, is split into a "part 1" and "part 2". Aside from this, every revived series season (save for the seventh) contains 1-3 two-parter adventures with separate titles for each.
  • NCIS has quite a few of these for season finales, i.e. "Hiatus", "Kill Ari", etc.
  • Case in point, although rarely dubbed "Part 1 & 2", the only two-or-more-parters in The X-Files were the ones that dealt with the Myth Arc. In fact, after season 1, standalone mythology episodes became very rare.
  • The Six Million Dollar Man and its related shows loved this trope and wanted to have its children.
    • The Six Million Dollar Man. Of its 96 episodes, 20 were two-parters: "The Bionic Woman", "The Return of the Bionic Woman", "The Secret of Bigfoot", "The Return of Bigfoot", "Death Probe", "Sharks", "Deadly Countdown", "Dark Side of the Moon", "Return of the Death Probe" and "Date With Danger".
    • The Bionic Woman (1976-78). Of its 58 episodes, 14 were two parters: "Kill Oscar" parts 1 and 3 (part 2 was an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man), "Jaime's Shield", "Doomsday is Tomorrow", "Deadly Ringer", "The Bionic Dog", "Fembots in Las Vegas", "Welcome Home, Jaime"
  • Battlestar Galactica (1978). Of its 24 episodes, 8 were two-parters: "Lost Planet of the Gods", "Gun on Ice Planet Zero", "The Living Legend" and "War of the Gods".
    • Battlestar Galactica (2003) also had a number of two-parters: "Kobol's Last Gleaming", "Home", "Resurrection Ship", "Lay Down Your Burdens", "Exodus", "Crossroads" and "Daybreak"
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation liked to do two-parters as season-ending Cliffhangers: "The Best of Both Worlds" (seasons 3/4), "Redemption" (seasons 4/5), "Time's Arrow" {seasons 5/6) and "Descent" (seasons 6/7). It also had the two-parters "Unification" in Season 5, "Chain of Command" and "Birthright" in season 6 and "Gambit" in season 7.
  • The most critically-acclaimed season finale of House was actually two episodes: "House's Head" and "Wilson's Heart."
  • An interesting example is the two Epitaphs from Dollhouse. They were conceived and produced separately, but together form a continuous two-part story.
  • The second season finale of Community was split into two parts.
  • "Calderone's Return Part 1/2", "Golden Triangle Part 1/2" and "Down For The Count Part 1/2" from Miami Vice. 2 of the 3 two-parters ("Calderone's Return" and "Down For The Count") feature the death of the series' Big Bad (up to that point in the story) and a major supporting character, respectively.
  • The CSI franchise LIVES on this trope for its season finales. The later seasons have nearly all ended on a dramatic note that audiences must wait until the next season to see resolved. Probably the most notable example were season 7 and 8's "Living Doll/Dead Doll" and season 9 and 10's "For Gedda/For Warrick" pairing. The original series has also had at least two notable season finale two parters, season 5's "Grave Danger 1 and 2", as well as the season 6 finale "A Bullet Runs Through It". Season 7 then opened with the two part "Built To Kill". Season 10 had Grissom's departure in "19 Down"/"One to Go". Catherine's departure in season 12 had "Ms.Willows Regrets"/"Willows In The Wind".
  • Merlin (2008) had seven: "Beauty and the Beast" 1 and 2, "The Tears of Uther Pendragon" 1 and 2, "The Coming of Arthur" 1 and 2, "The Darkest Hour" 1 and 2, "The Sword in the Stone" 1 and 2, "Arthur's Bane" 1 and 2, and "The Diamond of the Day" 1 and 2. While "Beauty and the Beast" happened in the middle of Season Two, the others served as the premieres and finales for the last three seasons.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer had "What's My Line" 1 and 2, "Bargaining" 1 and 2, "Becoming" 1 and 2, and "Graduation Day" 1 and 2.
  • Highlander 'Counterfeit 1 and 2', 'Unholy Alliance 1 and 2' and 'Finale 1 and 2'. Two other sets also qualify, though they were not a 1 and 2 case. The eps were 'Comes a Horseman' and 'Revelation 6:8' and the series finale, 'To Be' and 'Not To Be'.
    • For more than two parts, there's the season 5 ending and season 6 opener, the Archangel-Armageddon-Avatar arc.
  • This was frequent in The Lone Ranger, usually ending with "Will the Lone Ranger triumph as he fights on for justice, law and order? Tune in next week when General Mills brings you another exciting episode of 'The Lone Ranger' "
  • Tracker Fever Of The Hunt 1 and 2.
  • The Golden Girls had a few, including 'We're Outta Here' 'the Very Special Episode 'Sick and Tired',and the series finale, 'One Flew Out Of The Cuckoo's Nest'.
  • The Middle's third- and fourth-season premieres: "Forced Family Fun (Parts 1 and 2)" and "Last Whiff of Summer (Parts 1 and 2)", respectively.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia had a couple of official two-parters ("Mac and Charlie Die Parts 1 and 2", "The Gang Gets Whacked Parts 1 and 2") as well as unofficial ones ("Mac Fights Gay Marriage / Dennis Gets Divorced", "The Gang Gets a New Member / Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth").
  • MythQuest's 9th and 10th episode were called "Isis and Osiris Part 1" and "Isis and Osiris Part 2", respectively.
  • Scrubs also has a few, including the (fake) series finale. The 2-part episodes are usually reserved for the more serious/tearjerker episodes, with both parts having different episode titles. "My Soul On Fire" parts 1 and 2 is an exception to both.
  • The earliest examples of this phenomenon in television history date back to the dramatic anthology series which were a staple of the medium in its infancy. Classical plays adopted by these various series would oftentimes have to be spread across two or three parts to accommodate the length of the production. One of the earliest, if not the earliest, examples of a two-part episode in a series featuring continuing characters and format came with the 1954 Dragnet episode "The Big Gangster".
  • Supernatural had the finale to the second season, "All Hell Breaks Loose" parts 1 and 2.
  • Monk had three:
    • The series premiere, "Mr. Monk and the Candidate". However, the DVD release combines two parts and presents it as a single 78 minute episode.
    • Season 6's finale, "Mr. Monk Is on the Run"
    • The series finale,"Mr. Monk and the End"
  • Law & Order had a two-part episode titled "The Torrents of Greed" in its first season and a three-part episode in season 7 ("D-Girl", "Turnaround", and "Showtime"), but otherwise avoided this trope.
  • Before the 2005 revival, Doctor Who didn't have episodes, it had serials; Mostly four- and six-parters, but they did occasionally go up to 7, with one each of 8, 10 and 12, plus a debatable 14-parter. Of the 155 stories which made up the classic series, only two weren't multi-parters, but one of them was a prequel to a later story, and the other one was feature-length (Though a 4-parter version is available on the DVD release). After the revival, it's had several two-parters and two three-parters, though so far, only The End of Time has used Part 1 and 2 naming.
  • Stargate SG-1, especially on season transitions: The first two parts of a three-parter at the end of one season and the last part at the start of the next.
  • Married... with Children has several two-parters (some memorable ones include "Poppy's By the Tree"note , "Route 666"note , "You Better Shop Around"note  and "The Desperate Half Hour"note ), as well as 2 three-parters ("The England Show"note  and "Breaking Up is Easy to Do," a final season episode where Al and Peg break up after going to marriage counseling).
  • The last season of Star Trek: Enterprise had no less than three three-parters, along with four two-parters and four stand-alone episodes.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel had frequent arcs that were essentially one very long episode, each one picking up where the previous one left off.
  • CSI NY had a three part arc at the end of season 7 with Peter Fonda as Mac's first partner.
  • Power Rangers made use of both types whenever a major game changer came about. Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers alone had many with "Green With Evil", the first appearance of Tommy, coming in with a whopping five parts. It should also be noted that six crossover episodes were two-parters, though one could consider the crossover between Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and Power Rangers in Space to be a three parter due to the episode afterwards picking up on a plot point.
  • Batman was made up of nothing but two-parters for the first two seasons, with season two even getting a couple three-parters.
  • All of Ghost Writer's stories were at least three parts.
  • The Ultraman franchise does this a lot, so it would be impossible to list every instance, but many of them tend to be Grand Finales, Wham Episodes, or simply featuring a very powerful monster. The most important is probably the first of these, which was the 26th and 27th episodes of the original series "The Monster Prince", which introduced Gomora, the Ensemble Dark Horse of Ultra Monsters and the first monster to defeat Ultraman in battle.
  • Death in Paradise has had two so far, both of which wrote out major characters (and the first of which also introduced the show's new lead): Series 6's "Man Overboard" featured filming in England, and ends on a cliffhanger when the team's prime suspect is murdered. Series 8's "Across the Shining Sea" features two distinct, but strongly linked cases, and is also noticeably Darker and Edgier than usual.
  • Episode 5 of the Indian series Dekh Bhai Dekh comprises two parts and involves Sunita, Chachi's mom, visiting the Diwan house.
  • The original Hawaii Five-O had a few multi-part episodes. The most notable was the three-parter "V For Vashon" epsiode, (which later gained a follow-up in the form of Season 8's "The Case Against Mc Garrett'.)

  • Bastille: "The Weight of Living", Parts 1 and 2.
  • Pendulum: "The Island Part 1: Dawn" and "The Island Part 2: Dusk". Part 2 is mostly instrumental, while Part 1 is lyrics-heavy.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • In the early years, EMLL Aniversario would be celebrated too long for one show to contain and last several nights, though as time went on this was done away with in favor of simply running one show in place of Super Viernes. The Puerto Rican counterpart CSP\WWC didn't follow suit and kept the multiple aniversarios.
  • Most of the JWA's tournaments would last over the course of several back to back shows until a definitive winner was crowned, a tradition carried on by Zenjo's Tag League The Best, All Japan's Champion Carnival and New Japan's G1 Climax, among others.
  • Starting in 2003, Ring of Honor began doing "double shots" where it ran several shows as part of one event over the course of a weekend.

  • In New Dynamic English, the Review episodes take up a week.
    • The Story Interludes have their own examples. Some are two-part, notably Larry's grandson falling ill, the election, and Max's son's birthday party. But one has five parts: Max's mysterious "brother".
  • A large amount of Alien Worlds consists of multi-part episodes, with "The Sunstealers", "The Starsmith Project", "Night Riders of Kalimar", "Resurrectionists of Lethe", "Keeper of Eight", "Adventure of the Egyptian Necklace", "Infinity Factor", "Earthlight", and "Madonnas of Zanzibar Alpha" being two-part episodes and "ISA Conspiracy" being a three-part episode.

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    Web Animation 
  • Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse:
    • The two-part "Gone Glitter Gone" follows Barbie, Ken, and Barbie's sisters struggling to survive a city-wide glitter shortage.
    • The two-part "Style Super Squad" shows Barbie and her friends forming an international team of fashion advisers.
    • The two-part "Ice Ice Barbie" details the fun and the disaster brought by Malibu's first snowfall.
    • The three-part "Send in the Clones" explores the chaos that ensues when Ken creates a robot duplicate of Barbie.
  • Homestar Runner had two. There was the two-parter Cheat Commandos cartoon simply called 2 Part Episode. There were also two Strong Bad Email episodes back to back: cliffhangers and retirement. They dealt with the loss (and then return) of Strong Bad's laptop.
    • Note that "retirement" was originally released as two-parts, only to be combined into one about a week later. So technically it was a three-part arc.

    Western Animation 
  • South Park has "Cartoon Wars", "Pandemic", "Imaginationland", "Go God Go," and, to a lesser extent, "200" and "201"
  • American Dad!: "Stan of Arabia" (Pt. 1 & 2), plus "100 A.D." and "Son of Stan".
  • Justice League consisted almost entirely of these to allow for more epic and expansive plots. In fact, until Unlimited, there was exactly one standalone episode produced.
  • Major world-shaking villains got two-parters in both Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series.
  • Animaniacs: "Hooray for North Hollywood"; though segments in the show were often divided into several parts, these were the only two episodes released as separate half-hours.
  • King of the Hill: Had several: "Propane Boom" and "Death of a Propane Salesman", "As Old As The Hills..." and "...Peggy Hill: The Decline and Fall", and "Returning Japanese" (Pt. 1 and 2).
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic began with a two-part episode ("Friendship is Magic") about the ponies becoming friends and saving the world from eternal darkness. The second season began with another two-parter ("The Return of Harmony") involving a new villain, Discord, and ended with a two-part Season Finale ("A Canterlot Wedding"). The third season also began with a two-parter ("The Crystal Empire"). The fourth season began with a two-parter ("Princess Twilight Sparkle"), and ending with one ( "Twilight's Kingdom") as well. The fifth season began with "The Cutie Map" and ended "The Cutie Re-Mark", both of which featured villain Starlight Glimmer. The sixth season opened with the two parter "The Crystalling" and finished with "To Where and Back Again". The seventh season ended with the two-parter "Shadow Play". The eight season opened with the two parter "School Daze" and finished with the two parter "School Raze".
  • Pingu had a rather odd example of this. The two episodes that aired after the pilot episode, "Pingu Helps With Incubating" and "Pinga is Born", revolved around an egg (which, when it hatches, turns out to be Pingu's sister Pinga). But unlike the other examples in this trope, they both focused on different subjects, thus they were not advertised as a multi-part episode and instead given separate titles and production numbers, even though they were part of the same story.
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers had a few of these over its run.
  • Jem had "The Music Awards" and "The Jem Jam" in the first season, "The Talent Search" and "Hollywood Jem" in the second season, and "The Stingers Hit Town" in the third season,
  • To date, The Simpsons has only had one two-parter, "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", which was split over the end of Season 6 and the start of Season 7.
  • Garfield and Friends had four: Snow Wade and the 77 Dwarfs, Grape Expectations, Egg Over Easy, and The Horror Hostess.
  • Darkwing Duck had the 2-part "Just Us Justice Ducks" where Darkwing reluctantly joins up with a team of heroes to stop the Fearsome Five.
  • Space Goofs has "Once Upon a Time" and "Toon In, Drop Out".
  • TaleSpin had the episodes "A Bad Reflection On You" and "For Whom the Bell Klaangs".
  • Freakazoid! has a unique example with its 2-part Origin Story episode, "The Chip". The first part was a full, 22 minute episode, while the second was only a traditional 7-minute short, with another unrelated story filling up the rest of the episode's runtime.
  • Littlest Pet Shop (2012) began with the two-parter "Blythe's Big Adventure." It ended with the episode "Summertime Blues," which was tied together with the episode "Missing Blythe" which aired as the season two premiere. Season two ended with the two parter "The Expo Factor."
  • The Grand Finale of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sozin's Comet, is split up into four parts.
  • Beast Machines featured a trio of three-part episodes, which all had individual subtitles in addition to their "Part" titles (e.g. "Revelations, Part I: Discovery", "Sparkwar Part III: The Siege").
  • The Grand Finale of 101 Dalmatians: The Series, "Dalmatian Vacation", was issued as a movie on Video CD in the U.S., VHS in the U.K., and on Laserdisc in Japan, but was split up into three episodes for TV- "Road Warriors", "Cross-Country Calamity", and "Dearly Beloved".
  • The Pinky and the Brain episode "Brainwashed" is split into three parts, with each part titled "Brain, Brain, Go Away", "I Am Not a Hat" and "Wash Harder".
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) had a few multi-part stories in addition to its Five-Episode Pilot. There was the 4-part "Eye of Sarnath" story early in season two, the 3-part "Return of the Technodrome" story that concluded season 3, and a 3-part "Return of Shredder and Krang" story in its final season. With the exception of this last one, none of these actually ended on a "to be continued," even with one episode of the "Technodrome returns" story ending on a clear cliffhanger (Part 2, "The Big Break-In", ends with the Technodrome ready to resurface and attack the Turtles and April again, but the very last shot of the episode is them driving off happily).
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! has several. Two-part episodes include "Breakout Part 1/Breakout Part 2" (sixth and seventh episodes chronologically), "Gamma World Part 1/Gamma World Part 2" (episodes 12 and 13), "Ultron-5/The Ultron Imperative" (episodes 22 and 23), "Code Red/Winter Soldier" (episodes 46 and 47), and "Operation Galactic Storm/Live Kree and Die" (episodes 50 and 51).Episodes with more than two parts include "The Man Who Stole Tomorrow/Come the Conqueror/The Kang Dynasty" (episodes 16-18 chronologically) and "This Hostage Earth/The Fall of Asgard/A Day Unlike Any Other" (episodes 24-26).
    • "Prisoner of War/Infiltration/Secret Invasion" (episodes 36-38) provide an arguable example.
  • Defenders of the Earth had two 2-parter episodes ("The Mind Raiders"note  and "The Golden Queen") as well as a five-part episode in the middle of the series featuring Ming's son rising to power.
  • DuckTales (1987) had a five-part series premiere and two five-parters to open its second season. Season 1 also featured a four-part story entitled "Catch as Cash Can" and the series concluded with a two-part Grand Finale.
  • G.I. Joe, in addition to having two Five-Episode Pilots, had five-episode miniseries to start each of three seasons, five two-parters in season 1, and five more two-parters in the DiC seasons.
  • The original My Little Pony 'n Friends was primarily made up of these, with most episodes serving as either 2 or 4 part serials.
  • Star Wars Rebels has several two-parters. Season 1 includes "Empire Day"/"Gathering Forces", and the finale "Rebel Resolve"/"Fire Across the Galaxy" (could be considered as a three-parter if you include "Call to Action"). Season 2 includes "The Lost Commanders"/"Relics of the Old Republic", and the finale "Twilight of the Apprentice". The TV movies "Spark of Rebellion" and "The Siege of Lothal" are also counted as two-parters, when split for repeat airings; the former was actually written and produced as a two-parter before its original full hour-long airing.
  • The Transformers featured two three-parters in the first season (including Three-Episode Pilot "More Than Meets The Eye"), several two-parters in the second season, a five-parter to open the post-movie season 3, a two-parter to close that season, and a three-parter to serve as the series-ending season 4.
  • Most of Beast Wars' mutli-part episodes were two-parters, except for season 2's "The Agenda", which was a three-parter.
  • Transformers Prime started with a five-parter ("Darkness Rising"), ended season 1 with a three-parter ("One Shall Rise"), started season 2 with a three-parter ("Orion Pax"), and followed that up right away with a two-parter ("Operation Bumblebee"). Of course, given that this series is very Story Arc-oriented, there are several other episodes that could be considered multi-part, even though they're separately titled ("Sick Mind"/"Out Of His Head"; "T.M.I."/"Stronger, Faster"; "One Shall Fall" leading right into "One Shall Rise", and that's just the first season).
  • Teen Titans season finales tend to be two-parters. The exceptions are season 4, which had a three-parter, and season 5, which was only one part (though it was more of a coda following the conclusion of the season's Story Arc, which was a two-parter).
    • The spin-off Teen Titans Go! has the two-part episodes "Two Parter", "Operation Dude Rescue" and "The Streak", as well as the four-part episodes "Island Adventures" and "The Day the Night Stopped Beginning to Shine and Became Dark Even Though it Was the Day". Oddly enough, when the latter two air, they show up on TV schedules as TV movies rather than normal episodes of the show.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) featured several multi-part stories of varying length throughout the show's run.
  • The Smurfs episodes "Smurf On The Wild Side", a two-parter which introduced Wild Smurf, "The Smurfs That Time Forgot", which originally was a three-part episode, and "Smurfquest", which was a four-part episode.
  • Kim Possible had the three-parter "A Stitch In Time" and the two-part series finale "Graduation".
  • All of Rocky and Bullwinkle's story arcs consisted of at least four 10-minute shorts, two per episode. The pilot arc, "Jet Fuel Formula", was by far the longest, running for 40 shorts (20 episodes).
  • Adventure Time has an...odd variation of this, to say the least. While the show does have the occasional two-part episode from time-to-time, they only use the "Part 1/Part 2" naming scheme once, with season five's "Lemonhope". Otherwise, the names of the episodes are completely different, though occasionally related. For example, a three-part episode that served as the season four finale and season five premiere ("The Lich" and "Finn the Human/Jake the Dog", respectively).
    • "Stakes" was an eight-part episode, promoted as a miniseries, adding up to two hours of air time. Same with "Islands" and "Elements".
  • Steven Universe rejects the "Part 1/Part 2" naming scheme as well: unsurprising considering that the creator was a prominent writer on Adventure Time. The third season ended with a four-part episode ("Beta/Earthlings" and "Back to the Moon/Bubbled").
  • Gravity Falls utilizes a three-part series finale entitled "Weirdmageddon", the final part being an hour-length episode.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil had its third season premiere with "Battle for Mewni", which was a TV Movie that was (for all intents and purposes) a seven-parter consisting of the first four half-hours of the season. All later airings would have these parts air separately.
  • Atomic Puppet: "Worm Boy" and "The Big Shift" are two-parter episodes, with the former being a Spider-Man parody and the latter being the whammy season finale. However, because the show use a Two Shorts format, it's more like they divided a half-hour episode in two.
  • House of Mouse: The three "Mouse Tales" shorts, adaptations of Around the World in 80 Days, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Nutcracker, were all split into two parts. The short "Mickey Foils the Phantom Blot" is also a two-parter.
  • Phineas and Ferb had "Where's Perry?" parts one and two.
  • All the episodes of Underdog are four-parter episodes, except for the first four. In an interesting take on this trope, two of the parts were shown in one episode- one at the beginning and one at the end- so it really felt more like a two parter.
  • Ready Jet Go! has several:
  • Netflix's Carmen Sandiego series opens with the two-part Origins Episode "Becoming Carmen Sandiego".
  • Code Lyoko has multi-part episodes, but only one follows the "Part 1/Part 2" titling format: "XANA Awakens". Season 2 ends with four episodes: "Franz Hopper", "Contact", "Revelation", and "The Key". Season 1 ends with two: "Code Earth" and "False Start". Season 3 ends with two: "Double Trouble" and "Final Round". Season 4 has three: "Down to Earth", "Fight to the Finish", and "Echoes".
  • Starting with season 2, The Backyardigans had a two-part episode once every season.
  • "Stewie Kills Lois" and "Lois Kills Stewie" from Family Guy.

Alternative Title(s): Two Part Episode


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