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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
367 "Finale" / "The Finale" Grand Finale; Stock Series Finales
334 "Reunion" / "The Reunion" Survivor uses the exact title 3 times (2 not counted) as well as numerous times with Colon Cancer, as of 7 August 2020. However, many viewers consider reunion shows to be part of the preceding episode.
279 "Homecoming" / "The Homecoming" The Homecoming (Harold Pinter play)
262 "Wedding" / "The Wedding" Wedding and Engagement Tropes, as of 9 June 2021
247 "Revelation" / "The Revelation" / "Revelations" Five examples of "Révélations" and two of "Révélation" counted
243 "Return" / "The Return"  
240 "Party" / "The Party" Counting one episode called "P.A.R.T.Y.", as of 7 August 2020
215 "Second Chance" / "Second Chances" Second Chance, as of 9 June 2021
211 "Aftermath" / "The Aftermath" Includes two multi-part episodes from Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and A Country Practice
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
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
196 "Secrets" The Secret Index
192 "Legacy" / "The Legacy" As of 7 August 2020
190 "Runaway" / "The Runaway" / "Runaways" / "The Runaways" The Runaway, Runaways (comic book), The Runaways (band), Runaway ~Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni~
187 "The Beginning"  
186 "Family"  
185 "Christmas" Christmas Tropes
184 "Love" Love Tropes
183 "Betrayal" / "The Betrayal" Betrayal Tropes
180 "Dream" / "Dreams" / "The Dream"  
176 "Trapped" The Trapped Trilogy (flash games)
168 "Family Affair" / "A Family Affair" Family Affair (TV series)
165 "Judgment Day" / "Judgement Day" Includes 4 two-part episodes
164 "Valentine's Day" Valentine's Day (film)
162 "The End" The End
160 "Home Sweet Home" Home Sweet Home
159 "No Place Like Home" / "There's No Place Like Home" There's No Place Like Home
158 "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.
157 "Escape"  
156 "Blind Date" / "The Blind Date" Blind Date
154 "Arrival" / "The Arrival" Includes a multi-part episode from The Jeffersons listed under "partial matches"
154 "The Gift" The Gift, as of 7 August 2020
153 "Confession" / "The Confession" Confessional

    101- 150 
# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
150 "Revenge" Revenge, Revenge Tropes, Revenge (series)
144 "Birthday" / "The Birthday" Birthday Tropes
141 "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"
140 "Showdown" / "The Showdown" Includes one multi-part episode from WMAC Legends listed under "partial matches"
138 "Witness" / "The Witness" As of 7 August 2020
137 "Sacrifice" / "The Sacrifice" Used twice (episodes 25 and 153) in the English dub of Dragon Ball Z.
134 "Father's Day" Includes one example of "Fathers Day" and one example of "Fathers' Day"
133 "Mother's Day" Includes one example of "Mothers Day"
132 "The Interview"  
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"
130 "Happy Birthday" "Happy Birthday to You!" (song)
128 "Ghosts"  
126 "Double Date" / "The Double Date" Double Date
126 "Lights, Camera, _____!" Includes 32 examples of the exact title "Lights, Camera, Action!"
124 "Survivor" / "Survivors" / "The Survivor" / "The Survivors" Survivor Dogs by Erin Hunter and Survivors (TV series)
123 "Ties That Bind" / "The Ties That Bind"  
122 "Hero" / "The Hero" The Hero, as of 15 January 2020
122 "Trial" / "The Trial" The Trial (Franz Kafka)
118 "Rescue" / "The Rescue"  
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 "Money"  
116 "Nightmare" / "The Nightmare"  
115 "Game Over" Game Over
115 "Til Death Do Us Part" / "Till Death Do Us Part" Until Death Do Us Part (manga)
114 "Secrets and Lies"  
113 "Fire" / "The Fire" Includes a multi-part episode of Magkaribal and a multi-part episode of Jackanory listed under "partial matches"
113 "One"  
112 "The Date"  
111 "Reckoning" / "The Reckoning"  
111 "Survival" Includes two multi-part episodes from Doctor Who and Alienators: Evolution Continues listed under "partial matches"
110 "Great Expectations" Great Expectations (novel), includes 3 two-part episodes
110 "Surprise"  
108 "Crossroads"  
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 Secret" The Secret (book)
106 "Lost" Lost (TV series)
106 "Missing"  
106 "Unfinished Business" Unfinished Business
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 "The Great Escape" Great Escape
102 "Duel" / "The Duel"  
102 "Eye for an Eye" / "An Eye for an Eye"  
102 "The Show Must Go On" The Show Must Go On
102 "Under Pressure"  
101 "Chase" / "The Chase" Cha$e, The Chase, Chase Scene
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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
99 "Redemption"  
98 "First Date"  
96 "Love Hurts"  
94 "Choices"  
94 "Sex" Sex (manga)
94 "Visitor" / "The Visitor"  
93 "The Game" The Game (2006) (US series), The Game (2014) (UK Series), The Game (film)
93 "The Test"  
92 "Brothers" / "The Brothers"  
91 "Funeral" / "The Funeral" Funeral Tropes
91 "House Divided" / "A House Divided" From the Gospel of Mark, but best known from Abraham Lincoln's speech
91 "Sanctuary" Contains two multi-part examples from X-Men and A Country Practice
90 "Fall Out" / "Fallout" Fallout (game)
90 "Home Alone" Home Alone (film)
90 "Invasion" / "The Invasion" Invasion! (TV series)
89 "Payback" Payback (film)
89 "Resurrection" Includes a multi-part episode of Diagnosis: Murder listed under "partial matches"
89 "Sisters" / "The Sisters"  
89 "The Search"  
88 "Monkey Business"  
87 "Special"  
87 "The Letter" Includes a multi-part episode from 7th Street Theater listed under "partial matches"
87 "War" War
86 "Election" / "The Election" Election (film)
86 "The Storm"  
86 "Two"  
85 "All That Glitters" All That Glitters
85 "Death"  
85 "Fear" Fear Tropes
85 "Paradise Lost" allusion to poem Paradise Lost
85 "The Choice"  
85 "Vengeance"  
84 "Deja Vu" Déjà Vu
84 "Heroes" Heroes, Heroes (TV series)
84 "No Way Out" No Way Out (film)
84 "Truth or Dare"  
83 "First Day" / "The First Day"  
83 "Hunted" / "The Hunted" The Hunted (film)
83 "Playing with Fire" Playing with Fire
83 "The Hunt"  
82 "Hit and Run" The Simpsons: Hit & Run
82 "Skin Deep" Skin Deep (webcomic)
82 "Strange Bedfellows" Enemy Mine; includes one multi-part episode from Cheers listed under "partial matches"
82 "Three"  
81 "Changes"  
81 "Fire and Ice" Fire and Ice
81 "My Brother's Keeper" Includes one two part episode, and a "Brother's Keeper, My", as of 8 August 2020
81 "Prologue"  

    71- 80 
# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
80 "Family Business"  
80 "The Beginning of the End"  
79 "A Star Is Born" A Star Is Born (1937) (film)
79 "Sink or Swim"  
78 "Beauty and the Beast" Allusion to fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast"
78 "Best Friends"  
78 "Last Dance" / "The Last Dance" The Last Dance
78 "Manhunt"/"The Manhunt" Manhunt (game series); includes a multi-part episode of The Littlest Hobo listed under "partial matches"
78 "Mirror, Mirror" allusion to fairy tale "Snow White"; Mirror, Mirror (TV series)
78 "The Kiss"  
77 "A Friend in Need" A Friend in Need, includes two different multi-part episodes
77 "Crush" / "The Crush"  
76 "Checkmate"  
76 "Countdown" Includes a multi-part episode from Police Story listed under "partial matches"
76 "Faith"  
76 "The Stranger" The Stranger (novel)
76 "The Truth"  
75 "Fight or Flight"  
74 "End of the World" / "The End of the World" As of 8 August 2020
74 "Into the Woods" Into the Woods (musical)
74 "Power Play" / "Powerplay" Includes a multi-part episode from A Country Practise listed under "partial matches"
73 "Full Circle"  
73 "Trial by Fire"  
72 "Enemy Within" / "The Enemy Within" Enemy Within
72 "The One That Got Away"  
71 "Deadline" / "The Deadline" Includes two multi-part episodes from Bognor and Murder Call listed under "partial matches"
71 "Destiny"  

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# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
70 "Crime and Punishment" Crime and Punishment (novel)
70 "Genesis" Genesis (band), Sega Genesis (game system), Ge Ne Sis (game)
70 "Intervention"  
70 "Journey" / "The Journey" Journey (band)
70 "Masquerade" Masquerade
70 "Requiem" Requiem (MMORPG)
69 "Blood Money"  
69 "Consequences"  
69 "Hollywood" Hollywood
69 "Last Supper" / "The Last Supper"  
69 "Magic"  
69 "Stranded"  
69 "Teacher's Pet" Teacher's Pet, Teacher's Pet (TV series); includes two examples of "Teachers Pet"
69 "The Fight"  
68 "A Day in the Life" Day in the Life
68 "Final Countdown" / "The Final Countdown"  
68 "Help Wanted"  
68 "Identity Crisis" Identity Crisis (comic book series)
68 "Justice" Justice (comic book series)
68 "Obsession"  
68 "The Other Woman"  
67 "Inheritance" / "The Inheritance" /  
67 "Tough Love" Tough Love
66 "Power"  
66 "Survival of the Fittest" Social Darwinist, Survival of the Fittest (game)
65 "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"
65 "Leap of Faith" Leap of Faith
65 "Turning Point" / "The Turning Point"  
64 "Alone"  
64 "Fame" Fame
64 "Flashback" Flashback, Flashback (game)
64 "Graduation" / "The Graduation"  
64 "Siege" / "The Siege"  
64 "The Race"  
64 "The Ring" The Ring (film)
63 "Ashes to Ashes" Ashes to Ashes (2008) (TV series)
63 "Time"  
62 "Crash" / "The Crash" Crash (novel and 1996 film), Crash (2004 film)
62 "Finders Keepers" Finders Keepers (webcomic), Finders Keepers (TV series)
61 "Breakdown"  
61 "Cabin Fever" Cabin Fever, Cabin Fever (film)
61 "Devil You Know" / "The Devil You Know" / "Better the Devil You Know" Better the Devil You Know
61 "No Good Deed" / "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
61 "Opening Night"  
61 "Rules of Engagement" / "The Rules of Engagement"  
61 "Shadows"  

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

    21- 30 
# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
30 "Apocalypse" / "The Apocalypse"  
30 "Do No Harm" / "First Do No Harm"  
30 "Double Cross"  
30 "Father Knows Best" / "The Father Knows Best" Father Knows Best (series)
30 "Fear of Flying"  
30 "Future Shock"  
30 "Nobody's Perfect"  
30 "Rose"  
30 "Tattoo"  
30 "The Car"  
30 "The Lie"  
29 "Baptism by Fire" / "Baptism of Fire"  
29 "Dead in the Water"  
29 "Dead on Arrival" / "D.O.A." D.O.A. (film)
29 "Deliverance  
29 "Falling"  
29 "Fever"  
29 "Ghost in the Machine" Ghost in the Machine
29 "First Kiss"  
29 "Learning Curve" / "The Learning Curve"  
29 "Over the Rainbow"  
29 "Past Imperfect"  
29 "The Ex Files" / "The Ex-Files" Pun on The X-Files
29 "The Judge"  
29 "The Lottery" "The Lottery" (short story)
29 "Through the Looking Glass"  
29 "When the Bough Breaks"  
29 "Zero"  
28 "Abandoned" Includes one case of "The Abandoned", as of 14 January 2020
28 "The Big One"  
28 "Conflict of Interest" / "Conflicts of Interest"  
28 "Crash and Burn"  
28 "Down to the Wire"  
28 "Fountain of Youth"  
28 "Gone Girl"  
28 "Prodigy" / "The Prodigy"  
28 "Prom Night"  
28 "The Girl Next Door" Girl Next Door
28 "The Greater Good"  
28 "The House"  
28 "The Quest" The Quest
28 "Unusual Suspects" / "The Unusual Suspects"  
28 "War and Peace" War and Peace (novel)
27 "A Matter of Life and Death" Matter of Life and Death
27 "Adrift"  
27 "Blue"  
27 "Chosen One" / "The Chosen One"  
27 "Fallen Angel"  
27 "False Witness"  
27 "Farewell"  
27 "Framed"  
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 "Initiation"  
27 "Rules of the Game" Rules of the Game
27 "Search and Rescue"  
27 "Shadow Play" / "Shadowplay"  
27 "The Cage"  
27 "The Day After"  
27 "The Fix"  
27 "The Man"  
27 "The Road"  
27 "The Road Not Taken" Includes one two-part episode
27 "The Root of All Evil"  
27 "To Be or Not to Be" allusion to Hamlet; not to be confused with To Be or Not to Be (film)
27 "Witch Hunt"  
26 "About Face"  
26 "Eclipse"  
26 "Head Over Heels"  
26 "Knock Knock" / "Knock Knock, Who's There?"  
26 "Memento Mori"  
26 "Mom"  
26 "No Exit"  
26 "Pipe Dreams"  
26 "Prey"  
26 "Remember Me"  
26 "Second Sight"  
26 "The Long Way Home" Includes 2 two-part episodes
26 "Victory"  
26 "Voices"  
26 "War Games" / "The War Games"  
25 "Black and White"  
25 "Deadlock"  
25 "Dog Eat Dog"  
25 "Gone with the Wind" Gone with the Wind (novel/film)
25 "Going the Distance"  
25 "Leader of the Pack"  
25 "No Laughing Matter"  
25 "One of Us" One of Us
25 "Shades of Gray" / "Shades of Grey"  
25 "The Last Day"  
25 "The Oath"  
25 "Triple Threat"  
25 "Trojan Horse"  
24 "A Friend Indeed" / "A Friend in Deed"  
24 "Battle Lines"  
24 "Born To Be Wild" Includes 3 episodes under partial matches
24 "Born To Run" Named after the song/album by Bruce Springsteen
24 "Crossover" / "Crossing Over"  
24 "Danger"  
24 "Forever"  
24 "Home Away from Home"  
24 "Old School"  
24 "Prometheus"  
24 "Snow Job"  
24 "That Sinking Feeling"  
23 "After the Storm"  
23 "All's Well That Ends Well"  
23 "Butterfly Effect" / "The Butterfly Effect"  
23 "Dad"  
23 "Dead Air"  
23 "Fear Itself"  
23 "Heartbeat"  
23 "In Plain Sight"  
23 "Kindness of Strangers" / "The Kindness of Strangers"  
23 "The Long Night"  
23 "Lucky"  
23 "Numbers"  
23 "Once Bitten"  
23 "Playing God"  
23 "Pregnancy"/ "The Pregnancy"  
23 "Robot"  
23 "Something Wicked This Way Comes"  
23 "The Door"  
23 "The Perfect Crime"  
23 "The Sky is Falling"  
23 "There Goes the Neighborhood"  
23 "Tomorrow"  
22 "After the Fall"  
22 "Breaking the Ice"  
22 "Dead Ringer"  
22 "For Whom the Bell Tolls"  
22 "Hello(,) Goodbye"  
22 "I've Got You Under My Skin" / "Under My Skin"  
22 "Reversal of Fortune"  
22 "The Boy Next Door"  
21 "A Stitch in Time"  
21 "All Fall Down"  
21 "All's Fair"  
21 "Ascension  
21 "Darkness Falls" / "When Darkness Falls" Darkness Falls (film)
21 "D.N.A." / "DNA"  
21 "Dream a Little Dream" / "Dream a Little Dream of Me"  
21 "Heart of Gold"  
21 "Killing Time"  
21 "Let It Snow" Includes 3 variations on "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow"
21 "The Muse" / "Muse"  
21 "One on One"  
21 "Past Tense"  
21 "Phantom" / "Phantoms"  
21 "Public Relations"  
21 "Salvation"  
21 "Sucker Punch"  
21 "Tabula Rasa"  
21 "The Edge"  
21 "The Long Road Home"  
21 "There Will Be Blood"  
21 To The Rescue Only exact matches, includes one multi-part episode of Chip 'n Dale:Rescue Rangers, as of 9 August 2020
21 "Yesterday"  

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# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
20 "And Baby Makes Three"  
20 "Atonement"  
20 "Believe"  
20 "Blowback"  
20 "Breaking and Entering"  
20 "Burnin' Down the House" / "Burning Down the House"  
20 "Day of The Dead"  
20 "Don't Look Back"  
20 "Green"  
20 "I Do"  
20 "It's A Wonderful Life" It's a Wonderful Life
20 "Justice For All" / "And Justice For All"  
20 "Odyssey" / "The Odyssey" The Odyssey
20 "Out of the Ashes"  
20 "Remembrance" 4 times from Songs of Praise, 5 from other shows
20 "_____ Saves the Day"  
20 "Star Crossed"  
20 "The Cave"  
20 "The Incident"  
20 "Whisper" / "Whispers"  
20 "Windows"  
19 "Circle" / "The Circle"  
19 "The Enemy"  
19 "Extreme Measures"  
19 Gorilla My Dreams A pun on the expression Girl of My Dreams. There are also 2 episodes called "Gorilla of My Dreams" and one called "Guerilla My Dreams"
19 "Homefront" / "Home Front"  
19 "In the Line of Fire"  
19 "Indian Summer"  
19 "Learning to Fly"  
19 "Lightning"  
19 "Midnight"  
19 "Nightfall" The Asimov novelette, the Asimov & Silverberg novel, and the webcomic
19 "Peer Pressure"  
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 "The Prophet"  
19 "Still Waters"  
19 "Storm Warning"  
19 "The Prom"  
18 "A Tale of Two Cities" A Tale of Two Cities (novel)
18 "All About Eve" All About Eve (film)
18 "Alter Ego"  
18 "Borrowed Time"  
18 "Chaos Theory"  
18 "Culture Shock"  
18 "Dark Side of the Moon" The Dark Side of the Moon (album)
18 "Dream Girl"  
18 "Dream Lover"  
18 "Hook, Line and Sinker"  
18 "Kill or Be Killed"  
18 "Long Live the King"  
18 "Pound of Flesh" / "A Pound of Flesh"  
18 "Prime Suspect" Prime Suspect series
18 "Sleight of Hand"  
18 "Talk Show" / "The Talk Show"  
18 "Walkabout"  
17 "Affairs of the Heart"  
17 "The Assignment" / "Assignment"  
17 "Bounty  
17 "Chain of Command"  
17 "The Darkest Hour"  
17 "Deliver Us From Evil"  
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 "Hanging by a Thread"  
17 "It's About Time"  
17 "Lessons"  
17 "Life Support"  
17 "Matter of Honor" / "A Matter of Honor" / "Matters of Honor"  
17 "The Quality of Mercy"  
17 "Salvage"  
17 "Squeeze Play"  
17 "The Adventure Begins"  
17 "The Great Train Robbery"  
17 "Time and Tide"  
17 "Two For The Road"  
16 "As Time Goes By"  
16 "Blood Feud"  
16 "Dreamland"  
16 "Employee of the Month"  
16 "Heart of Stone"  
16 "Innocence Lost"  
16 "Letter of the Law"  
16 "Love on the Rocks"  
16 "Progress"  
16 "Reign of Terror"  
16 "Sleeper"  
16 "Sleepwalker"  
16 "Something in the Air"  
16 "The Usual Suspects" The Usual Suspects (film); the two pre-1995 examples are probably direct references to Casablanca
16 "Uprising"  
16 "We All Fall Down" Warehouse 13 (TV series)
16 "Wonderland"  
15 "A Knight to Remember"  
15 "April Fool's Day"  
15 "Chance of a Lifetime"  
15 "College"  
15 "Dawn"  
15 "Deus Ex Machina"  
15 "Duet"  
15 "Enemies"  
15 "Fly Away Home"  
15 "Gemini"  
15 "Hammer Time" / "It's Hammer Time" MC Hammer
15 "Hat Trick"  
15 "If Looks Could Kill"  
15 "Infection"  
15 "Little White Lies"  
15 "An Officer and a Gentleman" / "Officers and Gentlemen" Officer and a Gentleman, An Officer and a Gentleman
15 "Ouroboros"  
15 "S.O.S."  
15 "Pandemic"  
15 "Shadow of the Past" / "Shadows of the Past"  
15 "The Big Race"  
15 "The Passenger"  
15 "Under the Skin"  
15 "War Stories"  
15 "Zero Hour"  
14 "A Bone to Pick"  
14 "A Little Learning"  
14 "The Bank Job" The Heist; The Bank Job
14 "The Big Squeeze"  
14 "Class Reunion"  
14 "Dear John"  
14 "Enigma"  
14 "Family Man"  
14 "Guys and Dolls"  
14 "Hard Time"  
14 "Heartless"  
14 "In the Name of the Father"  
14 "Legacies"  
14 "Lessons Learned"  
14 "The Match"  
14 "Pas De Deux"  
14 "Past Lives"  
14 "Phoenix Rising"  
14 "Save the Last Dance for Me"  
14 "Selling Out"  
14 "Shotgun"  
14 "Succession"  
14 "White Rabbit"/White Rabbits/The White Rabbit As of 9 August 2020
13 "Breathless"  
13 "Cease Fire" / "Ceasefire"  
13 "In Deep"  
13 "The Locket"  
13 "Not Fade Away"  
13 "Outlaws"  
13 "The Past is Prologue" / "Past Prologue" / "What's Past is Prologue"  
13 "Potato" 4 separate uses in Iron Chef, in addition to four other shows that use it once each
13 "Suffer the Little Children"  
13 "The Impossible Dream"  
13 "Too Cool For School"  
13 "Walk the Line"  
13 "Werewolf"  
13 "The Wire"  
12 "All the King's Horses"  
12 "Bus Stop"  
12 "The Eleventh Hour"  
12 "Extinction"  
12 "Live and Learn"  
12 "Muddy Waters"  
12 "No Rest for the Wicked"  
12 "The Vampire"  
12 "Wannabe"  
12 "What If"  
11 "And Baby Makes Two"  
11 "Babel"  
11 "Black Hole"  
11 "Body Parts"  
11 "Burn, Baby, Burn"  
11 "Comedy of Errors" / The Comedy of Errors  
11 "Company Man" / "The Company Man"  
11 "Damned If You Do"  
11 "Dust to Dust"  
11 "Ebb Tide"  
11 "Force Majeure"  
11 "Forsaken" / "The Forsaken"  
11 "Fragments"  
11 "Human" / "Humans"  
11 "Man Alone" / "A Man Alone"  
11 "Pier Pressure"  
11 "Profit and Loss"  
11 "Rain of Terror"  
11 "Real Life"  
11 "Snapshot"  
11 "Storyteller" / "The Storyteller" / "The Story Teller" / "Story Teller"  
11 "The Window"  
11 "Time Out of Mind"  
11 "To the Death"  
11 "Undertow"  
11 "Valentine's Day Massacre" The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre
11 "What About Bob?" What About Bob? (film)

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# of Episodes Title Notes / See Also / Not to Be Confused with
10 "After School Special"  
10 "All Hell Breaks Loose" / "Hell Breaks Loose" Includes 1 two-part episode
10 "All's Fair in Love and War"  
10 "Apple"  
10 "And Baby Makes Four"  
10 "Divided Loyalties"  
10 "Grace Under Pressure"  
10 "Graveyard Shift" Includes a half-episode of Spongebob Squarepants
10 "In Love and War"  
10 "Nevermore" allusion to Edgar Allan Poe
10 "Now Museum, Now You Don't" Includes half-episodes of Timon & Pumbaa and Baby Looney Tunes, as well as an (unlisted) dub title for Lupin III (Red Jacket)
10 "Of Mice and Men"  
10 "Spin the Bottle"  
10 "Terminal"  
10 "There's A ______ In My Soup"  
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 "Chrysalis"  
9 "A Dark and Stormy Night"  
9 "Equilibrium"  
9 "Fashion Victim"  
9 "Fifteen Minutes"  
9 "Gambit"  
9 "The Game Show"  
9 "Invisible Woman" / "The Invisible Woman"  
9 "More"  
9 "The Ship" / "Ship"  
9 "The Chaperone" Includes a half-episode of Spongebob Squarepants
9 "Tribunal"  
9 "Unholy Alliance"  
9 "Web of Deceit"  
8 "The Bubble"  
8 "The Dogs of War"  
8 "Fish Story"  
8 "I'm with Stupid"  
8 "Indiscretion"  
8 "More is More"  
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"  
7 "All the King's Men"  
7 "The Big Sleep Over"  
7 "Chimera"  
7 "Doing Time"  
7 "Humbug"  
7 "Marked for Death"  
7 "Murder by Proxy"  
7 "Second Skin"  
7 "The Thin Red Line" The Thin Red Line (film)
7 "Three Strikes"  
7 "Tower of Power"  
7 "Vortex"  
7 "Way of the Warrior" / "The Way of the Warrior"  
6 "Booby Trap"  
6 "By Any Other Name"  
6 "Covenant"  
6 "The Die is Cast"  
6 "Game, Set and Match"  
6 "Heaven on Earth"  
6 "If Wishes Were Horses"  
6 "In the Dead of Night"  
6 "The King is Dead"  
6 "Little Green Men"  
6 "Necessary Evil"  
6 "Orpheus"  
6 "Temple of Doom"  
6 "A Twist of Fate"  
6 "Who's on First?"  
5 "Blood Oath"  
5 "Crack of Doom"  
5 "Death in the Desert"  
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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