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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 themself. And sometimes, they turn 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 weddings.

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Because a writer may be able to write a great episode, but will still bang their 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 

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    Over 150 
# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
347 "Finale" / "The Finale" Grand Finale; Stock Series Finales
327 "Reunion" / "The Reunion" Survivor uses the exact title 3 times (2 not counted) as well as numerous times with Colon Cancer, as of 15 January 2020. However, many viewers consider reunion shows to be part of the preceding episode.
275 "Homecoming" / "The Homecoming" The Homecoming (Harold Pinter play)
259 "Wedding" / "The Wedding" Wedding and Engagement Tropes, as of 15 Janurary 2020
233 "Revelation" / "The Revelation" / "Revelations" Five examples of "Révélations" and two of "Révélation" counted
229 "Party" / "The Party" Counting one episode called "P.A.R.T.Y.", as of 16 June 2011
206 "Return" / "The Return"  
204 "Lost and Found" Includes the LOST episode "...And Found", and three different two-part episodes
201 "Halloween" All Hallows' Eve (holiday), Halloween (film series); one example of "Halowe'en" counted, as of 16 June 2011
201 "Second Chance" / "Second Chances" Second Chance, as of 16 June 2011
200 "Aftermath" / "The Aftermath" Includes two multi-part episodes from Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and A Country Practice
200 "Double Trouble" As of 15 January 2020
200 "The Morning After" What Did I Do Last Night?
200 "Home" As of 25 May 2020
188 "Runaway" / "The Runaway" / "Runaways" / "The Runaways" The Runaway, Runaways (comic book), The Runaways (band), Runaway ~Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni~
187 "Secrets" The Secret Index
183 "Legacy" / "The Legacy" As of 8 June 2011
180 "Betrayal" / "The Betrayal" Betrayal Tropes
176 "Christmas" Christmas Tropes
175 "Dream" / "Dreams" / "The Dream"  
172 "Love" Love Tropes
171 "The Beginning"  
168 "Trapped" The Trapped Trilogy (flash games)
164 "Family Affair" / "A Family Affair" Family Affair (TV series)
157 "Valentine's Day" Valentine's Day (film)
155 "Family"  
154 "Arrival" / "The Arrival" Includes a multi-part episode from The Jeffersons listed under "partial matches"
153 "Home Sweet Home" Home Sweet Home

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# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
150 "Judgment Day" / "Judgement Day" Includes 4 two-part episodes
149 "The Gift" The Gift, as of 16 June 2011
149 "No Place Like Home" / "There's No Place Like Home" There's No Place Like Home
148 "Escape"  
147 "Blind Date" / "The Blind Date" Blind Date
146 "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.
143 "Revenge" Revenge, Revenge Tropes, Revenge (series)
142 "Confession" / "The Confession" Confessional
141 "Birthday" / "The Birthday" Birthday Tropes
141 "The End" The End
140 "Showdown" / "The Showdown" Includes one multi-part episode from WMAC Legends listed under "partial matches"
137 "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"
137 "Witness" / "The Witness" As of 16 June 2011
131 "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"
131 "Mother's Day" Includes one example of "Mothers Day"
127 "Father's Day" Includes one example of "Fathers Day" and one example of "Fathers' Day"
126 "Lights, Camera, _____!" Includes 32 examples of the exact title "Lights, Camera, Action!"
125 "Ghosts"  
124 "Happy Birthday" "Happy Birthday to You!" (song)
122 "Ties That Bind" / "The Ties That Bind"  
120 "Double Date" / "The Double Date" Double Date
118 "Hero" / "The Hero" The Hero, as of 15 January 2020
118 "The Interview"  
117 "Blast from the Past" / "A Blast from the Past" Blast from the Past (film); includes three multi-part episodes from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Street Legal and Webster
117 "Survivor" / "Survivors" / "The Survivor" / "The Survivors" Survivor Dogs by Erin Hunter and Survivors (TV series)
116 "Trial" / "The Trial" The Trial (Franz Kafka)
115 "Nightmare" / "The Nightmare"  
115 "Til Death Do Us Part" / "Till Death Do Us Part" Until Death Do Us Part (manga)
112 "Rescue" / "The Rescue"  
112 "Secrets and Lies"  
108 "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.
107 "The Date"  
107 "Great Expectations" Great Expectations (novel), includes 3 two-part episodes
107 "Money"  
107 "Survival" Includes two multi-part episodes from Doctor Who and Alienators: Evolution Continues listed under "partial matches"
106 "Fire" / "The Fire" Includes a multi-part episode of Magkaribal and a multi-part episode of Jackanory listed under "partial matches"
106 "Sacrifice" / "The Sacrifice" Used twice (episodes 25 and 153) in the English dub of Dragon Ball Z.
106 "The Secret" The Secret (book)
105 "Surprise"  
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 "Game Over" Game Over
103 "One"  
103 "Reckoning" / "The Reckoning"  
103 "Unfinished Business" Unfinished Business
101 "Crossroads"  
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# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
99 "Anniversary" / "The Anniversary" Includes two multi-part episodes from My Wife and Kids and The Nancy Walker Show
97 "Missing"  
97 "Under Pressure"  
95 "Chase" / "The Chase" Cha$e, The Chase, Chase Scene
95 "Duel" / "The Duel"  
95 "Eye for an Eye" / "An Eye for an Eye"  
95 "Lost" LOST (TV series)
95 "Redemption"  
94 "Love Hurts"  
94 "Visitor" / "The Visitor"  
92 "Choices"  
92 "First Date"  
92 "The Great Escape" Great Escape
91 "Sex" Sex (manga)
91 "The Show Must Go On" The Show Must Go On
90 "Sanctuary" Contains two multi-part examples from X-Men and A Country Practice
90 "The Test"  
89 "Fall Out" / "Fallout" Fallout (game)
89 "The Game" The Game (2006) (US series), The Game (2014) (UK Series), The Game (film)
87 "Brothers" / "The Brothers"  
87 "House Divided" / "A House Divided" From the Gospel of Mark, but best known from Abraham Lincoln's speech
87 "Resurrection" Includes a multi-part episode of Diagnosis: Murder listed under "partial matches"
86 "Funeral" / "The Funeral" Funeral Tropes
85 "Home Alone" Home Alone (film)
85 "Invasion" / "The Invasion" Invasion! (TV series)
85 "Monkey Business"  
85 "The Search"  
84 "Paradise Lost" allusion to poem Paradise Lost
84 "Sisters" / "The Sisters"  
84 "Special"  
83 "All That Glitters" All That Glitters
83 "Fear" Fear Tropes
82 "The Choice"  
82 "Election" / "The Election" Election (film)
82 "Payback" Payback (film)
82 "The Storm"  
81 "Deja Vu" Déjà Vu
81 "The Letter" Includes a multi-part episode from 7th Street Theater listed under "partial matches"
81 "Playing with Fire" Playing with Fire
81 "Skin Deep" Skin Deep (webcomic)
81 "Truth or Dare"  

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# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
80 "Death"  
80 "Heroes" Heroes, Heroes (TV series)
80 "Hunted" / "The Hunted" The Hunted (film)
80 "Strange Bedfellows" Enemy Mine; includes one multi-part episode from Cheers listed under "partial matches"
79 "Fire and Ice" Fire and Ice
79 "War" War (band)
78 "Hit and Run" The Simpsons: Hit & Run
78 "Mirror, Mirror" allusion to fairy tale "Snow White"; Mirror, Mirror (TV series)
78 "Family Business"  
78 "My Brother's Keeper" Includes one two part episode, and a "Brother's Keeper, My", as of 15 January 2020
77 "Prologue"  
76 "A Friend in Need" A Friend in Need, includes two different multi-part episodes
76 "Changes"  
76 "Countdown" Includes a multi-part episode from Police Story listed under "partial matches"
76 "The Hunt"  
76 "Sink or Swim"  
76 "Vengeance"  
75 "The Kiss"  
75 "A Star Is Born" A Star Is Born (1937) (film)
74 "Manhunt"/"The Manhunt" Manhunt (game series); includes a multi-part episode of The Littlest Hobo listed under "partial matches"
74 "Power Play" / "Powerplay" Includes a multi-part episode from A Country Practise listed under "partial matches"
73 "Beauty and the Beast" Allusion to fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast"
73 "Crush" / "The Crush"  
73 "First Day" / "The First Day"  
73 "Last Dance" / "The Last Dance" The Last Dance
73 "The Stranger" The Stranger (novel)
73 "The Truth"  
73 "Two"  
72 "The Beginning of the End"  
72 "Best Friends"  
72 "Faith"  
72 "Enemy Within" / "The Enemy Within" Enemy Within
71 "Deadline" / "The Deadline" Includes two multi-part episodes from Bognor and Murder Call listed under "partial matches"
71 "End of the World" / "The End of the World" As of 15 January 2020
71 "Three"  

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# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
70 "Checkmate"  
70 "Fight or Flight"  
70 "Full Circle"  
70 "No Way Out" No Way Out (film)
70 "The One That Got Away"  
70 "Trial by Fire"  
69 "Destiny"  
69 "Teacher's Pet" Teacher's Pet, Teacher's Pet (TV series); includes two examples of "Teachers Pet"
68 "Help Wanted"  
68 "The Other Woman"  
67 "Blood Money"  
67 "Intervention"  
67 "Into the Woods" Into the Woods (musical)
67 "Justice" Justice (comic book series)
67 "Masquerade" Masquerade
67 "Obsession"  
67 "Stranded"  
66 "Consequences"  
66 "Identity Crisis" Identity Crisis (comic book series)
66 "Requiem" Requiem (MMORPG)
66 "Survival of the Fittest" Social Darwinist, Survival of the Fittest (game)
65 "Crime and Punishment" Crime and Punishment (novel)
65 "The Fight"  
65 "Genesis" Genesis (band), Sega Genesis (game system), Ge Ne Sis (game)
65 "Hollywood" Hollywood
65 "Inheritance" / "The Inheritance" /  
65 "Power"  
64 "Double Jeopardy" Double Jeopardy (film); the second round of the game show Jeopardy!; includes a multi-part episode from Blue Healers listed under "partial matches"
64 "Magic"  
64 "Tough Love" Tough Love
63 "A Day in the Life" Day in the Life
63 "Journey" / "The Journey" Journey (band)
63 "Leap of Faith" Leap of Faith
63 "Siege" / "The Siege"  
62 "Fame" Fame
62 "The Race"  
61 "Ashes to Ashes" Ashes to Ashes (2008) (TV series)
61 "Devil You Know" / "The Devil You Know" / "Better the Devil You Know" Better the Devil You Know
61 "The Ring" The Ring (film)
61 "Rules of Engagement" / "The Rules of Engagement"  
61 "Time"  

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    41- 50 
# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
50 "Moving Day"  
50 "Nemesis"  
50 "Promised Land" / "The Promised Land" The Promised Land
50 "Rain"  
50 "Showtime" Showtime (TV channel)
50 "Sleep"  
49 "Animals"  
49 "Boiling Point"  
49 "Day One"  
49 "House of Cards" House of Cards (UK) or US (TV series)
49 "No Good Deed" / "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
49 "The Play's the Thing" allusion to Hamlet
49 "Rendezvous"  
49 "Time Bomb" / "Timebomb" Time Bomb
48 "The Cure" The Cure (band)
48 "Dead End"  
48 "Divorce" / "The Divorce"  
48 "Do the Right Thing" Do the Right Thing
48 "Holiday" Holiday Tropes
48 "Metamorphosis" Metamorphosis
48 "Race Against Time" / "A Race Against Time" / "The Race Against Time" Race Against the Clock
48 "Rampage"  
47 "Buried Treasure" Buried Treasure
47 "The Dance"  
47 "Exodus"  
47 "Eye of the Storm"  
47 "Lockdown"  
47 "Rock Bottom"  
47 "Sweet Dreams"  
47 "Vacation"  
46 "Conspiracy"  
46 "The Job" The Job (series)
45 "Flight" Flight
45 "Friend or Foe" Friend or Foe
45 "Mistaken Identity" Mistaken Identity
45 "The New Guy" Warehouse 13 (TV series)
45 "Paranoia"  
45 "Underground"  
44 "Black Widow" / "The Black Widow" Black Widow
44 "Evolution"  
44 "Fish Out of Water"  
44 "Forbidden Fruit" Forbidden Fruit
44 "Let the Games Begin"  
44 "Quarantine" Quarantine
43 "Avatar" Avatar, Avatar (film), Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV series)
43 "The Bet" The Bet
43 "Brave New World" Brave New World (novel)
43 "Broken"  
43 "Killer" / "The Killer" The Killer (film)
43 "Twilight" Includes 2 two-part episodes
43 "Viva Las Vegas" Viva Las Vegas!
42 "Aftershock" / "Aftershocks"  
42 "Bad Company" Bad Company (band)
42 "Back To Basics"  
42 "Bloodlines"  
42 "The Bridge" The Bridge
42 "Cry Wolf" Cry_Wolf (film), Crying Wolf
42 "Friday"  
42 "Life"  
42 "Meltdown"  
42 "A Night to Remember" A Night to Remember (film)
42 "The Party's Over"  
42 "Rage"  
41 "Echoes"  
41 "Happily Ever After" Happily Ever After
41 "Rebellion"  
41 "Rivals"  
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# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
40 "April Fools"  
40 "Blindside" / "Blindsided" The Blind Side (film)
40 "Encounter"  
40 "Home Invasion"  
40 "In The Dark" May be a reference to What You Are in the Dark
40 "Pressure"  
40 "Prodigal Son" / "The Prodigal Son"  
40 "Sleeping with the Enemy" Sleeping with the Enemy (film)
40 "Temptation"  
40 "Transformation"  
40 "The Whole Truth"  
39 "Bon Voyage"  
39 "Carnival"  
39 "Chaos"  
39 "The End of the Beginning"  
39 "First Blood" First Blood, Rambo (film series); includes a two-part episode from Shadow Squad under "partial matches"
39 "Free Fall" / "Freefall" Freefall (webcomic)
39 "Ghost Town" Ghost Town, Ghost Town (film)
39 "Gravity"  
39 "Insomnia"  
39 "Message in a Bottle" Message in a Bottle
39 "Monday"  
39 "Truth and Consequences" Truth or Consequences
38 Alibi / TheAlibi As of 24 July 2015 Including variations Not to be confused with: more than 40 films and short films using variations.
38 "Dead or Alive" Dead or Alive (game)
38 "Dear Diary"  
38 "Doomsday"  
38 "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" allusion to film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
38 "Home Again"  
38 "My Dinner with _____" allusion to film My Dinner with Andre; excludes example of "Dinner With My..."
38 "Saturday"  
37 "Angel" Angel (TV series)
37 "Asylum"  
37 "Coming of Age" Coming-of-Age Story
37 "The Contest"  
37 "Earthquake" Earthquake
37 "Fall From Grace"  
37 "Fatal Attraction" / "A Fatal Attraction" Fatal Attraction, Fatal Attraction (film)
37 "Friends Like These" / "With Friends Like These" With Friends Like These...
37 "Gold"  
37 "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
37 "The Hunter" Hunter of Monsters
37 "In Sickness and in Health"  
37 "Out of the Blue"  
37 "See No Evil"  
37 "Something Old, Something New" Old, New, Borrowed and Blue
36 "Blood Ties"  
36 "Carpe Diem"  
36 "Charlie"  
36 "The Curse"  
36 "Day of Reckoning" / "The Day of Reckoning"  
36 "Demons" Demons (TV series)
36 "Forever Young"  
36 "Out of Time"  
36 "Silent Night"  
36 "To Catch A Thief" To Catch a Thief (film)
36 "To Have and to Hold"  
35 "The Big Game" Big Game
35 "Blood"  
35 "The Bully"  
35 "Heart of the Matter" / "The Heart of the Matter"  
35 "Killer Instinct" / "The Killer Instinct" Killer Instinct (game)
35 "Life After Death"  
35 "Mind Over Matter"  
35 "Sunday"  
35 "Suspect" / "The Suspect"  
35 "Thursday"  
35 "Tuesday"  
35 "Wedding Bell Blues" "Wedding Bell Blues", song made famous by The 5th Dimension, commonly misidentified as "(Marry Me) Bill"
35 "Wedding Bells"  
35 "Whatever It Takes" One example of "I'll Do Whatever It Takes" and one of "I Do Whatever It Takes" not counted
34 "Chameleon" / "The Chameleon"  
34 "Dangerous Liaisons" Dangerous Liaisons (novel)
34 "Descent" / "The Descent" Descent (video game series), The Descent (film)
34 "Gimme Shelter"  
34 "Homeward Bound" Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (film)
34 "High Noon" High Noon
34 "The Last Temptation of _____" allusion to novel and film The Last Temptation of Christ
34 "Prison Break"  
34 "Recovery"  
34 "Wednesday"  
33 "The Accused"  
33 "After Hours"  
33 "The Big Day"  
33 "Hearts and Minds"  
33 "Journey's End" Includes 1 three-part episode and two sub-subtitled episodes
33 "Silence"  
33 "Someone to Watch Over Me"  
32 "All Good Things" / "All Good Things Must Come to an End"  
32 "Boys Will Be Boys"  
32 "Cat and Mouse"  
32 "Collision"  
32 "Crossfire"  
32 "Dead Reckoning"  
32 "Epiphanies" / "Epiphany" / "The Epiphany"  
32 "He Said, She Said"  
32 "Illusion" / "Illusions"  
32 "Panic"  
32 "Rescue Me" Rescue Me (TV series)
32 "Rest in Peace" / "R.I.P."  
32 "Shattered"  
31 "Blind Faith" As at 14 January 2020
31 "Chain Reaction"  
31 "Do Or Die"  
31 "Drive"  
31 "Games People Play"  
31 "Into the Fire"  
31 "Lust"  
31 "Nowhere to Run"  
31 "Out of Sight"  
31 "Swan Song"  

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# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
30 "Battle" / "The Battle"  
30 "The Big Sleep" Big Sleep, The Big Sleep (film)
30 "Come Fly with Me"  
30 "Do No Harm" / "First Do No Harm"  
30 "Father Knows Best" / "The Father Knows Best" Father Knows Best (series)
30 "Future Shock"  
30 "Grace"  
30 "Happy Anniversary"  
30 "Inside Job"  
30 "The Lie"  
30 "Night Shift"  
30 "Nobody's Perfect"  
30 "Paradise"  
30 "Rose"  
30 "Shadow" / "The Shadow"  
30 "The Sound of Silence" / "The Sounds of Silence" / "Sound of Silence" / "Sounds of Silence" Simon & Garfunkel
29 "Dead on Arrival" / "D.O.A." D.O.A. (film)
29 "Fear of Flying"  
29 "Fever"  
29 "Ghost in the Machine" Ghost in the Machine
29 "Ice"  
29 "The Invisible Man"  
29 "Learning Curve" / "The Learning Curve"  
29 "Past Imperfect"  
29 "Red" the comic book and film Red
29 "Release"  
29 "Surf's Up" Surf's Up (film) or Surf's Up (Beach Boys album)
29 "Through the Looking Glass"  
29 "When the Bough Breaks"  
28 "Abandoned" Includes one case of "The Abandoned", as of 14 January 2020
28 "Bad Boys"  
28 "Baptism by Fire" / "Baptism of Fire"  
28 "Beer"  
28 "The Big One"  
28 "The Car"  
28 "Conflict of Interest" / "Conflicts of Interest"  
28 "Crash and Burn"  
28 "Deliverance  
28 "Double Cross"  
28 "First Kiss"  
28 "The Girl Next Door" Girl Next Door
28 "The Judge" The Judge
28 "Over the Rainbow"  
28 "Merry Christmas"  
28 "Nightmares"  
28 "Prodigy" / "The Prodigy"  
28 "Prom Night"  
28 "Tattoo"  
28 "Zero"  
27 "Apocalypse" / "The Apocalypse"  
27 "Chosen" / "The Chosen" The Chosen One
27 "The Ex Files" / "The Ex-Files" Pun on The X-Files
27 "False Witness"  
27 "The Fix"  
27 "Framed"  
27 "Gone Girl"  
27 "The Greater Good"  
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 Quest" The Quest
27 "Search and Rescue"  
27 "Shadow Play" / "Shadowplay"  
27 "Silent Partner" / "Silent Partners" / "The Silent Partner"  
27 "Skin"  
27 "The Tower"  
27 "Unusual Suspects" / "The Unusual Suspects"  
26 "Blue"  
26 "Chosen One" / "The Chosen One"  
26 "Falling"  
26 "Farewell"  
26 "Head Over Heels"  
26 "Initiation"  
26 "Knock Knock" / "Knock Knock, Who's There?"  
26 "Prey"  
26 "Remember Me"  
26 "Rules of the Game" Rules of the Game
26 "Second Sight"  
26 "To Be or Not to Be" allusion to Hamlet; not to be confused with To Be or Not to Be (film)
26 "Voices"  
26 "War and Peace" War and Peace (novel)
26 "War Games" / "The War Games"  
26 "Witch Hunt"  
25 "Adrift"  
25 "Armageddon"  
25 "Black and White"  
25 "The Cage"  
25 "The Day After"  
25 "Deadlock"  
25 "Eclipse"  
25 "Gone with the Wind" Gone with the Wind (novel/film)
25 "The House"  
25 "The Long Way Home" Includes 2 two-part episodes
25 "The Lottery" "The Lottery" (short story)
25 "The Man"  
25 "Mom"  
25 "The Oath"  
25 "Pipe Dreams"  
25 "Shades of Gray" / "Shades of Grey"  
25 "Victory"  
24 "About Face"  
24 "Crossover" / "Crossing Over"  
24 "Fallen Angel"  
24 "Forever"  
24 "Leader of the Pack"  
24 "A Matter of Life and Death" Matter of Life and Death
24 "Memento Mori"  
24 "No Exit"  
24 "No Laughing Matter"  
24 "The Road Not Taken" Includes one two-part episode
24 "Triple Threat"  
23 "Battle Lines"  
23 "Born To Run" Named after the song/album by Bruce Springsteen
23 "Butterfly Effect" / "The Butterfly Effect"  
23 "Dad"  
23 "Danger"  
23 "Fear Itself"  
23 "A Friend Indeed" / "A Friend in Deed"  
23 "Heartbeat"  
23 "The Long Night"  
23 "Lucky"  
23 "Once Bitten"  
23 "One of Us" One of Us
23 "Pregnancy"/ "The Pregnacy"  
23 "Snow Job"  
23 "That Sinking Feeling"  
23 "There Goes the Neighborhood"  
23 "Tomorrow"  
22 "After the Fall"  
22 "The Boy Next Door"  
22 "Dead Ringer"  
22 "For Whom the Bell Tolls"  
22 "Hello(,) Goodbye"  
22 "Home Away from Home"  
22 "The Last Day"  
22 "The Perfect Crime"  
22 "Playing God"  
22 "The Road"  
22 "Robot"  
22 "The Sky is Falling"  
21 "Ascension  
21 "Darkness Falls" / "When Darkness Falls" Darkness Falls (film)
21 "The Door"  
21 "The Edge"  
21 "I've Got You Under My Skin" / "Under My Skin"  
21 "Kindness of Strangers" / "The Kindness of Strangers"  
21 "The Long Road Home"  
21 "The Muse" / "Muse"  
21 "Numbers"  
21 "One on One"  
21 "Past Tense"  
21 "Phantom" / "Phantoms"  
21 "Public Relations"  
21 "A Stitch in Time"  
21 "Sucker Punch"  
21 "Trojan Horse"  
21 "Yesterday"  

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# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
20 "All's Well That Ends Well"  
20 "All Fall Down"  
20 "And Baby Makes Three"  
20 "Atonement"  
20 "The Cave"  
20 "Green"  
20 "I Do"  
20 "Justice For All" / "And Justice For All"  
20 "Let It Snow" Includes 3 variations on "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow"
20 "Odyssey" / "The Odyssey" The Odyssey
20 "Out of the Ashes"  
20 "Reversal of Fortune"  
20 "_____ Saves the Day"  
20 "Star Crossed"  
20 "Whisper" / "Whispers"  
19 "Blowback"  
19 "Born To Be Wild" Includes 3 episodes under partial matches
19 "Breaking and Entering"  
19 "Circle" / "The Circle"  
19 "Don't Look Back"  
19 "Dream a Little Dream" / "Dream a Little Dream of Me"  
19 "The Enemy"  
19 "Extreme Measures"  
19 "Homefront" / "Home Front"  
19 "It's A Wonderful Life" It's a Wonderful Life
19 "Peer Pressure"  
19 "Salvation"  
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 "Tabula Rasa"  
19 To The Rescue Only exact matches, includes one multi-part episode of Chip 'n Dale:Rescue Rangers, as of 14 January 2020
19 "24 Hours" / "Twenty-Four Hours"  
19 "Windows"  
18 "Alter Ego"  
18 "Believe"  
18 "Borrowed Time"  
18 "Culture Shock"  
18 "Day of The Dead"  
18 "Graduation Day"  
18 "Heart of Gold"  
18 "The Incident"  
18 "Indian Summer"  
18 "Lightning"  
18 "Long Live the King"  
18 "Midnight"  
18 "Pound of Flesh" / "A Pound of Flesh"  
18 "The Prom"  
18 "Remembrance" 4 times from Songs of Praise, 5 from other shows
18 "Still Waters"  
18 "Storm Warning"  
18 "A Tale of Two Cities" A Tale of Two Cities (novel)
18 "Talk Show" / "The Talk Show"  
18 "Walkabout"  
17 "Affairs of the Heart"  
17 "All's Fair"  
17 "All About Eve" All About Eve (film)
17 "The Assignment" / "Assignment"  
17 "Bounty  
17 "Burnin' Down the House" / "Burning Down the House"  
17 "Chain of Command"  
17 "Dark Side of the Moon" The Dark Side of the Moon (album)
17 "Dream Girl"  
17 "Dream Lover"  
17 "Explorers" / "The Explorers"  
17 "Fear And Loathing" / "Fear And Loathing In _____ " Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
17 "Fury"  
17 "Gone But Not Forgotten"  
17 "Hook, Line and Sinker"  
17 "It's About Time"  
17 "Kill or Be Killed"  
17 "Learning to Fly"  
17 "Lessons"  
17 "Nightfall" The Asimov novelette, the Asimov & Silverberg novel, and the webcomic
17 "Partners in Crime"  
17 "The Prophet"  
17 "The Quality of Mercy"  
17 "Squeeze Play"  
17 "Time and Tide"  
17 "Two For The Road"  
16 "The Adventure Begins"  
16 "As Time Goes By"  
16 "Deliver Us From Evil"  
16 "The Great Train Robbery"  
16 "Heart of Stone"  
16 "Letter of the Law"  
16 "Love on the Rocks"  
16 "Matter of Honor" / "A Matter of Honor" / "Matters of Honor"  
16 "Prime Suspect" Prime Suspect series
16 "Progress"  
16 "Salvage"  
16 "Sleeper"  
16 "Sleight of Hand"  
16 "Something in the Air"  
16 "Uprising"  
16 "We All Fall Down" Warehouse 13 (TV series)
15 "Chaos Theory"  
15 "College"  
15 "Deus Ex Machina"  
15 "Duet"  
15 "Fly Away Home"  
15 "Hammer Time" / "It's Hammer Time" MC Hammer
15 "Hat Trick"  
15 "If Looks Could Kill"  
15 "Infection"  
15 "A Knight to Remember"  
15 "Life Support"  
15 "Little White Lies"  
15 "An Officer and a Gentleman" / "Officers and Gentlemen" Officer and a Gentleman, An Officer and a Gentleman
15 "Shadow of the Past" / "Shadows of the Past"  
15 "Sleepwalker"  
15 "The Usual Suspects" The Usual Suspects (film); the two pre-1995 examples are probably direct references to Casablanca
15 "Wonderland"  
15 "Zero Hour"  
14 "April Fool's Day"  
14 "The Bank Job" The Heist; The Bank Job
14 "The Big Race"  
14 "The Big Squeeze"  
14 "Blood Feud"  
14 "Chance of a Lifetime"  
14 "Class Reunion"  
14 "Dawn"  
14 "Dear John"  
14 "Employee of the Month"  
14 "Enemies"  
14 "Enigma"  
14 "Family Man"  
14 "Gemini"  
14 "Hard Time"  
14 "Legacies"  
14 "The Match"  
14 "Ouroboros"  
14 "Pas De Deux"  
14 "The Passenger"  
14 "Phoenix Rising"  
14 "Selling Out"  
14 "Shotgun"  
14 "S.O.S."  
14 "Succession"  
13 "Breathless"  
13 "Cease Fire" / "Ceasefire"  
13 "Dreamland"  
13 "Lessons Learned"  
13 "A Little Learning"  
13 "The Locket"  
13 "Not Fade Away"  
13 "Past Lives"  
13 "The Past is Prologue" / "Past Prologue" / "What's Past is Prologue"  
13 "Reign of Terror"  
13 "Save the Last Dance for Me"  
13 "Suffer the Little Children"  
13 "War Stories"  
13 "Werewolf"  
13 "The Wire"  
12 "Bus Stop"  
12 "The Eleventh Hour"  
12 "Guys and Dolls"  
12 "In Deep"  
12 "Muddy Waters"  
12 "No Rest for the Wicked"  
12 "Pandemic"  
12 "Potato" 4 separate uses in Iron Chef, in addition to four other shows that use it once each
12 "The Vampire"  
12 "Wannabe"  
12 "What If"  
11 "Babel"  
11 "And Baby Makes Two"  
11 "Body Parts"  
11 "Company Man" / "The Company Man"  
11 "Ebb Tide"  
11 "Extinction"  
11 "Force Majeure"  
11 "Forsaken" / "The Forsaken"  
11 "Man Alone" / "A Man Alone"  
11 "Outlaws"  
11 "Pier Pressure"  
11 "Profit and Loss"  
11 "Real Life"  
11 "Snapshot"  
11 "Time Out of Mind"  
11 "To the Death"  
11 "Valentine's Day Massacre" The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre
11 "What About Bob?" What About Bob? (film)

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10 "After School Special"  
10 "All's Fair in Love and War"  
10 "And Baby Makes Four"  
10 "Burn, Baby, Burn"  
10 "Damned If You Do"  
10 "Divided Loyalties"  
10 "Dust to Dust"  
10 "Grace Under Pressure"  
10 "Graveyard Shift"  
10 "The Greater Good"  
10 "In Love and War"  
10 "Live and Learn"  
10 "Rain of Terror"  
10 "Storyteller" / "The Storyteller" / "The Story Teller" / "Story Teller"  
10 "Terminal"  
10 "There's A ______ In My Soup"  
10 "Undertow"  
9 "Apple"  
9 "Black Swan"  
9 "Book of Love" / "The Book of Love"  
9 "Born To Be Mild" Pun on the song "Born to be Wild", includes a half-episode of Spongebob Squarepants
9 "A Dark and Stormy Night"  
9 "Equilibrium"  
9 "Fifteen Minutes"  
9 "Fragments"  
9 "Gambit"  
9 "The Game Show"  
9 "Nevermore" allusion to Edgar Allan Poe
9 "The Ship" / "Ship"  
9 "Spin the Bottle"  
9 "Tribunal"  
9 "Unholy Alliance"  
9 "The Window"  
8 "Black Hole"  
8 "The Bubble"  
8 "The Chaperone" Includes a half-episode of Spongebob Squarepants
8 "Chrysalis"  
8 "The Dogs of War"  
8 "Fish Story"  
8 "I'm with Stupid"  
8 "Indiscretion"  
8 "Invisible Woman" / "The Invisible Woman"  
8 "Murder By Proxy"  
8 "Queen's Gambit" allusion to the Chess opening
8 "The Summoning"  
8 "A Star is Torn" allusion to A Star Is Born (1937)
8 "Veritas"  
8 "White Rabbit"/White Rabbits/The White Rabbit As of 14 January 2020
7 "All Hell Breaks Loose" / "Hell Breaks Loose" Includes 1 two-part episode
7 "The Big Sleep Over"  
7 "Chimera"  
7 "Doing Time"  
7 "Second Skin"  
7 "The Thin Red Line" The Thin Red Line (film)
7 "Tower of Power"  
7 "Vortex"  
6 "Booby Trap"  
6 "Covenant"  
6 "The Die is Cast"  
6 "D.N.A." / "DNA"  
6 "Game, Set and Match"  
6 "Human"  
6 "The King is Dead"  
6 "Little Green Men"  
6 "Necessary Evil"  
6 "Orpheus"  
6 "Three Strikes"  
6 "Way of the Warrior" / "The Way of the Warrior"  
6 "Who's on First?"  
6 "If Wishes Were Horses"  
5 "Blood Oath"  
5 "Crack of Doom"  
5 "Double Double Toil and Trouble" allusion to Macbeth
5 "More Things in Heaven and Earth" / "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth" allusion to Hamlet


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