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With other works... Well, substitute "well-known" for "easy to have fun with", and "memorable" for "funny". After all, what better way could there be to make people remember the title of your new work than making it a Shout-Out to a William Shakespeare title?

In other words, this is about the phenomenon of the title of a work being used as a template for other titles. The key feature is that the structure of the title is distinctive enough that even when replacing one or more words, it's still obvious what the reference is.

More generally, popular phrases with a variable element used in this manner as templates are termed "snowclones". See The Other Wiki.

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Please list lots of actual examples of title variations, rather than just the template — it's more fun that way!


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  • The Joy of X, the Trope Namer, is an interesting zigzag: most titles of this form reference The Joy of Sex (1972), which was itself titled in reference to The Joy of Cooking (1931). Conveniently, it also makes this a Just for Pun trope and a Self-Demonstrating Article.
    • In the Discworld book Maskerade, Nanny Ogg writes The Joye of Snackes - as a cookbook where every recipe is either an aphrodisiac, a double entendre, or both, it manages to reference both of this template's originals.
    • "The Joy of Sect" is an episode of The Simpsons.
    • Lisa is seen reading a book called The Joy of Sax in The Departed of The Simpsons.
    • There's a book entitled The Joy of Sox, talking about socks. It's incredibly amusing.
    • The Joy of Sox is also the title of a baseball blog.
    • The Joy of Lexx: Defunct Lexx fan site
    • "The Joy of Pokémon" and "The Joy of Water Pokemon", Pokémon episodes
    • "The Joy of Sects" is a title of a class about religions in the novel Love Among the Walnuts (itself a Joy of X title — see below).
    • There is a webcomic entitled The Joy of Tech.
    • The Joy Of TeX (yes, that formula markup language ... which, for the uninitiated, is pronounced "tecchhhh", rhyming with "blecchhhh", not "tex", according to ''The TeXbook''.)
    • The Joy of Sets: Fundamentals of Contemporary Set Theory, a math textbook.
    • The Joy of Painting (Bob Ross art instruction series)
    • Charles Papazian's The Complete Joy of Homebrewing
    • The Joy of Work, a Dilbert book
    • Leo Rosten's The Joys of Yiddish and its sequel The Joys of Yinglish
    • The Joy of Origami, a book of origami models and instructions for folding them.
    • Sara Lee has a slogan entitled "The Joy of Eating", which is also found on the packaging of their Soft and Smooth breads.
    • "The Joy of Sax," album by the Capitol Steps
    • A Creator/BBC documentary about statistics, and how it doesn't have to be boring, is called "The Joy of Stats".
    • The Joy of Signing is a guidebook for learning American Sign Language.
    • In-Universe example: a book called The Joy of Witchery in the webcomic Darwin Carmichael Is Going to Hell
    • In The Front Page, a Freudian psychiatrist publishes The Joy of Impotence after being shot in the groin.
    • The Joy of Lex is a book about fun with words (think 'lexicon').
    • The Joy of Uncircumcising!, believe it or not, is a book written by Jim Bigelow. Full title is The Joy of Uncircumcising!: Exploring Circumcision : History, Myths, Psychology, Restoration, Sexual Pleasure, and Human Rights.
    • The Joy of x... this book is about algebra and calculus.
    • The Joy of X is a book about the X Window System.
    • The Sesame Street book The Joy of Cookies, by (of course) Cookie Monster.

  • There was a spate of Everything You Always Wanted to Know About X (But Were Afraid to Ask) - starting with the sex manual Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex... (1969), which inspired a Woody Allen comedy movie of the same name (1972).
    • Charmed featured "Everything You Wanted To Know About Magic Portals (but were afraid to ask)".
    • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe considers The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to be more controversial than a book titled Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Sex But Have Been Forced to Find Out.
    • Everything You Wanted to Know About Guilt but were too ashamed to ask
    • The book Fight by Eugene Robinson has the subtitle Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You'd Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking.
    • The book The Period Book by Karen Gravelle has the following subtitle: Everything you don't want to ask (but need to know).
    • There was a TV special called Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid to Ask.
    • There is a documentary called Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Computers... But Were Afraid to Ask.
    • There is a Czechoslovakian film called Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Experience.
    • There is a short documentary called Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Swing But Were Afraid to Ask.
    • In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic of all things, Twilight breaks out Slumber 101: All You've Ever Wanted to Know About Slumber Parties (But Were Afraid to Ask).
    • The Sea Lions' nearly eponymous album Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Sea Lions But Were Afraid to Ask
    • James McCawley wrote Everything that Linguists Have Always Wanted to Know About Logic (but were Ashamed to Ask)
    • The Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dreams but Were Afraid to Ask
    • Multiple Parental Bonuses in Sesame Street:
      • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About X is about the letter X.
      • Monster parents consult Everything You Wanted to Know About Baby Horns ... But Had to Ask Me Because You Don't Have a Clue and I Do.
      • In A Special Sesame Street Christmas, Michael Jackson gives Oscar his copy of Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ghosts But Were Afraid to Ask.
      • In a Halloween issue of Sesame Street Magazine, the Count's library includes Everything You Wanted to Know About Bats But Were Afraid to Ask.
    • Honest Guide: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Prague But Were Afraid to Ask, a book based on YouTube series and also known as a programme of Seznam TV.

  • Xing Toward(s) Y: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968) - started as a Literary Allusion Title, but has morphed into template pattern.

  • A Tale of Two X - starting with A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

  • X for Dummies: After the For Dummies non-fiction franchise (since 1991). Note that the publisher has actually trademarked the phrase "for Dummies", so actual published works with this formula do not exist outside of the official series. Ironically, there is no such volume about ventriloquism.

  • How to Verb X and Other Verb Y - starting with the book How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936) by Dale Carnegie
    • How to Lose Friends and Infuriate People by Jonar Nader
    • How to Lose Friends and Irritate People by Justin Pearson
    • How to Talk Dirty and Influence People, memoir by Lenny Bruce
    • How to Make Enemies and Irritate People an album by Screeching Weasel
    • How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, memoir by Toby Young & 2008 movie
    • "How to Lose Friends by Influencing People," Part Two of How Not to Write a Play by Walter Kerr
    • "How to win friends and NOT FAIL", an item on Gaia Online; naturally, it's a book written by Diedrich.

  • All I Really Need to Know I Learned from X.: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum (1986) is the original.
    • Erma Bombeck, All I Know About Animal Behavior I Learned in Loemann's Dressing Room.
    • Dave Marinaccio's All I Really Need To Know I Learned From Watching Star Trek
    • The horror short Everything I Needed to Know About Zombies I Learned from the Movies.
    • Where There's a Will There's a Way Or, All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Shakespeare by Laurie E. Maguire.
    • El Paradigma: All I Really Need to Know in Business I Learned at Microsoft by Julie Blick.
    • Everything I Know I Learned at the Movies, a book by John J. B. Wilson, co-founder of the Razzies.

  • A Are from B, C Are from D. - starting with Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (1992).

  • I, X. Like The Joy of X, the generally-parodied template (I, Robot, 1950) isn't the original (I, Claudius [1934-35] or maybe something even older). See I, Noun for examples.

  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective X: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (1989)
    • The Dilbert collection, Seven Years of Highly Defective People.
    • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, a Fictional Document from Schlock Mercenary. At least, until it was retconned into The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries after the author got a cease-and-desist notice from the creators of the original Seven Habits of Highly Effective People book.
    • The 666 Habits of Highly Effective Demons, a magazine article in Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon (and probably a Woolseyism)
    • In The Simpsons episode "Brother's Little Helper" Bart is reading "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Pre-teens"

  • Sex and the Single X, or Sex and the Y X - starting with the non-fiction book Sex and the Single Girl (1962); which inspired a comedy movie of the same name (1964)

  • Fear and Loathing in X - starting with Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971)

  • Zen and the Art of X - starting with Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974), which itself refers back to Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel (1948). The title of the latter is often quoted with an "and" instead of "in".

  • The Art of X - starting with The Art of War
    • The Art of Raising Dogs
    • The Art of Small Talk
    • The Art of Manliness, a book by Brett and Kate McKay.
    • The Art of Love
    • The Art of Sex
    • The Art of Shaving
    • The Art of Trolling
    • The Art of Quartet Playing
    • The Bart of War (The Simpsons)
    • The Art of Noise (Band), and The Art of Noises (Luigi Russolo essay which inspired the band name)
    • The Art of Computer Programming, Donald Knuth's still unfinished book series.
    • The Art of Software Testing, a landmark work on software testing by Glenford J. Myers.
    • The Art of AVRT, a book on Addictive Voice Recognition Therapy, a method for stopping addictive behavior.
    • Tariq Nasheed wrote the books The Art of Mackin' and The Art of Gold Digging.
    • The War of Art, a book about art and creativity, by Steven Pressfield.
    • Books of production art from a popular movie usually follow the formula "The Art of {movie title}"
    • Interestingly enough there's no "The Art of Art" (there's The Art of Art History though)
    • Every episode of Skunk Fu! has one of these titles. And yes, there was an episode named "The Art of Art".

  • The Tao of X, starting with The Tao of Pooh (1982), the book that popularized Taoism in western society by relating it to Winnie-the-Pooh
    • The Tao of Archery, the second issue of the Great Ten miniseries (also a pun; Celestial Archer's real name is Xu Tao).
    • The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh of Homer
    • The Tao of Programming
    • The Tao of Steve
    • Dao of Pow is the tao used as a flail

  • X Sutra - starting with the Hindu Sutras, followed by the Jain Sutras. Most modern examples are in parody of the Kama Sutra

  • Are You There, God? It's Me, X - starting with the classic Judy Blume young adult novel, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. (1970).

  • The Compleat X - starting with The Compleat Angler (1653), by Izaak Walton.
    • The Compleat Al
    • The Compleat Conductor, a book on conducting by Gunther Schuller
    • ''The Compleat Dying Earth" by Jack Vance
    • The Compleat Beatles, a book of lyrics
    • The Incompleat Folksinger by Pete Seeger
    • In-universe example: The Compleat Atlas in Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series.
    • The Compleat Enchanter, an omnibus edition of L. Sprague de Camp's Harold Shea short stories.
    • The Compleat Turkey, a book of cartoons by Sandra Boynton illustrating irritating types of people by comparing them to turkeys. The turkey on the cover is insisting that the title should be spelled "complete", for example.
    • The Compleat Ankh-Morpork City Guide and The Compleat Discworld Atlas
    • The Compleat Practical Joker, a 1954 book by H. Allen Smith

  • Love in the Time/Age of X - starting with Love in the Time of Cholera (1985)
    • Love in the Age of iPods, a review of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.
    • Love in the Age of Fishsticks, a film made in 2008.
    • Love in the Age of Drought, a novel by Fiona Higgins
    • Love in the Age of Silicone, an article about RealDolls
    • Love in the Age of War, an album by Men Without Hats
    • In one episode of The Simpsons, Marge can be seen reading a pirate-themed romance novel called Love in the Time of Scurvy. In another, Lisa is reading Love in the Time of Coloring Books.
    • Love in the Time of LOLCats by Achewood's Ray Smuckles.
    • Love in the Time of Science, an album by Emilíana Torrini.
    • "Love in the Time of Dragons", an episode of Merlin and a novel by Katie McAllister.
    • Love In The Time of Goblins, Book One of the Hot Goblin Brotherhood Saga in Skin Horse
    • "Love in the Time of HYDRA", an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    • "Love in a Dangerous Time", part two of the Flash game I Saw Her Standing There

  • What We Talk About When We Talk About X - starting with What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (1981), a story from Raymond Carver. Yes, the one referenced in the movie Birdman.
    • What We Talk About - song by Old 97's that appears on the 1999 album Fight Songs
    • What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love) - 2005 song by Deus
    • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running - Haruki Murakami's 2007 memoir centered on running
    • The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop - and Why It Matters - 2008 book by Tricia Rose
    • What We Talk About When We Talk About Ralph Samson - article by Chuck Klosterman that appears in the 2009 anthology book, Eating the Dinosaur
    • That of Which We Speak When We Speak of the Unspeakable - Cthulhu Mythos short story written by Nick Mamatas and published in the 2009 anthology Lovecraft Unbound: Twenty Stories (ed. Ellen Datlow)
    • What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank - 2011 book by Nathan Englander
    • What We Talk About When We Talk About War - 2012 book by Noah Richler
    • What We Talk About When We Talk About God - 2013 book by Rob Bell

  • Doing X with Gun and Camera - starting with Captain Ralph Bonehill's book Out With Gun and Camera (1906) - that, or Hunting Big Game in Africa with Gun and Camera, a film from 1922.
    • By 1930, this title was already being parodied, in the form of George Chappell's Through the Alimentary Canal with Gun and Camera.
    • Through the Uncanny Valley With Gun and Camera - a blog about James Cameron's Avatar.
    • Whale Hunting with Gun and Camera by Roy Chapman Andrews
    • Discworld:
      • Ridcully is the author of Along the Ankh with Bow, Rod and Staff with a Knob on the End.
      • Desiderata Hollow is the author of Across the Great Nef with Wand and Broomstick.
    • Into the Outdoors with Gun and Camera, an adventure included with the second edition of the Paranoia role-playing game.

  • The X's Tale - starting with The Canterbury Tales as the Trope Namer, but sadly not the Trope Maker. The original is a frame story where X means "told by the", not "about a".
    • A Knight's Tale Including a character supposedly being Chaucer.
    • The Handmaid's Tale
    • "A Rogue's Tale" (X-Men episode)
    • The Bard's Tale
    • Many, many examples are subtitled like this in the Star Wars Expanded Universe anthologies Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, Tales from Jabba's Palace and Tales of the Bounty Hunters.
    • All the stories in the Doctor Who Expanded Universe collection Short Trips: Repercussions have the slight variant of "The X's Story". The X in each case is someone who Charley meets in the Framing Story, and who tells her the story of why they had to be removed from time.
    • The historical mystery series by Margaret Frazer featuring the nun Sister Frevisse all have "The X's Tale" titles ... and are set in the 15th century, just a generation or two after Chaucer.

  • X in Wonderland - starting with Alice in Wonderland (1865)

  • The Book of X - starting with most of the books of The Bible, other religious texts, and the medieval Books of Hours

  • X Come Home starting with Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight (1938)

  • What Every Young X Ought to Know — started by What a Young Husband Ought to Know by Sylvanus Stall (1897) and similarly-titled books in the Self and Sex Series of "social hygiene" books published around the turn of the 20th century
    • In Bell Book And Candle, Shep tells Nicky he should call the book he's collaborating with Redlich on What Every Young Witch Ought to Know.
    • In Of Thee I Sing, Wintergreen claims to be writing a book titled What Every Young President Ought to Know.
    • Uncle Dynamite by P. G. Wodehouse makes mention of What Every Young Policeman Ought to Know.

  • The Un-X-able Y-ness of Z(-ing) — started with The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (1984)
    • "The Unbearable Blightness of Being," episode of Captain Planet and the Planeteers
    • "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying" and "The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hank," episodes of King of the Hill
    • "The Unbearable Heatness of Fire," episode of Squidbillies
    • "The Unbearable Lightness of Being Family," episode of Judging Amy
    • "The Unbearable Lightness of Being Scooter," episode of Eek! The Cat
    • "The Unbearable Lightness of Boring," episode of L.A. Law
    • "The Unbearable Lightness of Light Beer," episode of Conan
    • "The Unbearable Lightness of Seeing," episode of Pokémon
    • "The Unbearable Like-Likeness of Gene," episode of Bob's Burgers
    • "The Unbelievable Wrongness of Talking," episode of Becker
    • "The Unblairable Lightness of Being," episode of Gossip Girl
    • The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth, the third Aberystwyth Noir novel by Malcom Pryce

  • The World According to X — started with The World According to Garp (1978)
    • The World According to Dave Barry (a compilation of Dave Barry Talks Back, Dave Barry Turns 40 and Dave Barry's Greatest Hits)
    • "The World According to Freedom," episode of Hill Street Blues
    • The World According to Irving, 2012 documentary on the author of The World According to Garp
    • "The World According to Matt," episode of Melrose Place
    • "The World According to Mendelsohn," episode of Sheena (2000)
    • The World According to Sesame Street, 2006 documentary about Sesame Street
    • The World According to Humphrey, a book by Betty G. Birney.

  • The Man with the Golden X — started with The Man With The Golden Arm (1949)

  • Life Begins at N — started with Life Begins at Forty by Walter B. Pitkin (1932)
    • Life Begins at 6:40, Adam collection
    • Life Begins at Eight-Thirty, 1942 movie
    • Life Begins at 8:40, 1934 Broadway revue
    • Life Begins at 17, 1958 movie
    • "Life Begins at Fifty," episode of My Family
    • "Life Begins at 300," episode of Space Academy

  • They Shoot Xs, Don't They? — started with They Shoot Horses, Don't They? by Horace McCoy (1935). Sometimes "Shoot" is the replaced word, and sometimes both are replaced:

  • There Were N of Us (N being a number), starting with There Were Five of Us by Karel Polaceknote  (1946)
    • There Were Seven of Us (a film about making of There Were Five of Us TV adaptation)
    • There Were Six of Us (a TV series)
    • "There Were Four of Us" (a song)
    • There Were Three of Us (a children's book)

  • The Strange Case of X (and Y): The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) is the original
    • The Strange Case of Starship Iris
    • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (''Docteur Jekyll et les femmes, 1981)
    • The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle (2005)
    • The Strange Case of Doctor Rx, a 1942 horror movie
    • "The Strange Case of Dr. Rx", episode of Shock

  • The Prince and the X — starting with The Prince and the Pauper (1882)
    • The Prince and the Showgirl, a 1957 romantic comedy
    • The Prince and the Surfer, a 1999 movie
    • "The Prince and the Rebel", an episode of Murdoch Mysteries
    • The Prince and the Pirate note 
    • The Princess and the Frog
    • The Princess and the Goblin (1991, a Hungarian animated film)

  • The Curious Case of Y started with "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (1922), a short story by Francis S. Fitzgerald. Popularised with the film adaptation (2008).
    • The Curious Case of Mr Holmes, a theatre play.
    • The Curious Case of Inspector Clouseau, a documentary about Peter Sellers.
    • The Curious Case of Dead End City (animated short)
    • The Curious Case of the Cottingley Fairies
    • The Curious Case of Santa
    • The Curious Case of Santa Claus
    • The Curious Case of Jeff Jefferson (a short film)
    • "The Curious Case of Britney B.", episode of The New Adventures of Old Christine
    • "The Curious Case of Curry", episode of Good Eats
    • "The Curious Case of Kellerman's Button", episode of Raising the Bar
    • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt-Ugly", episode of Partners
    • "The Curious Case of the Chamelippoo", episode of Kate and Mim-Mim
    • "The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon", episode of The Twilight Zone
    • "The Curious Case of the Countless Clues", episode of The Avengers

  • (The) X's Guide to Y — a longstanding titling formula, an influential example being The Scholar's Guide to Arithmetic (1808)
    • The Child's Guide to Knowledge, a popular 19th century children's factbook.
    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to Europe and similar travel guides.
    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    • "Hitchhiker's Guide to Gastronomy", episode of Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong
    • The Gourmet's Guide to Gastronomy
    • A Bachelor's Guide to Seduction in the Kitchen
    • Wild Drugs: A Forager's Guide to Healing Plants
    • A Fan's Guide to Spider-Man: Homecoming(2017)
    • The Girl's Guide to Depravity
    • The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting
    • Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning
    • Explorers' Guide to Australia
    • A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
    • The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
    • The Nitpicker's Guide for Next Generation Trekkers

  • The Devil Wears X starting with The Devil Wears Prada (2003); the trend exploded with release of The Film of the Book (2006), though there are much earlier examples.
    • "The Devil Wears Whalebone", episode of Murdoch Mysteries
    • "The Devil Wears Hanes", episode of The Exes
    • "The Devil Wears Lands' End", episode of The Mindy Project
    • "The Devil Wears a Lapel Pin", episode of American Dad!
    • "The Devil Wears Sneakers", episode of Murder Comes to Town
    • "Devil Wears Primark", episode of Match Not Found
    • "The Devil Wears Burberry" (part 1 and part 2), episode of Less Than Perfect
    • "The Devil Wears Armor", episode of Bearcats! (1971)
    • The Devil Wears White (1986)
    • "The Devil Wears a Toupee", episode of Eisenhower & Lutz (1988)

  • Journey to the Center of the X, started by Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)
    • Journey to the Center of the Universe
    • Journey to the Center of Time, a sci-fi from 1967
    • "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS", a Doctor Who episode
    • "Journey to the Centre of Toronto", episode of Murdoch Mysteries
    • "Journey to the Center of the Bat!", episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold
    • "Journey to the Centre of the Neitherworld", Beetlejuice
    • "Journey to the Center of Mikey's Mind", episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
    • "Journey to the Center of the Smurf", story of The Smurfs
    • "Journey to the Centre of the Bed", an episode of Dennis the Menace
    • "Journey to the Centre of Bottom World", episode of The Legend of Dick and Dom
    • "Journey to the Centre of the Garden", episode of George Shrinks
    • "Journey to the Center of the Mall" from The Neighbors
    • "Journey to the Center of the Nursery", episode of Muppet Babies
    • "Journey to the Center of My Sister", episode of Fantastic Max
    • "Journey to the Center of Attention", episode of The Golden Girls
    • "Journey to the Center of the Sewer", episode of Mega Babies
    • "Journey to the Center of Mason", episode of Wizards of Waverly Place
    • "Journey to the Center of Cow", story of Cow and Chicken
    • "Journey to the Center of Candace", story of Phineas and Ferb
    • "Journey to the Center of the Basement", story of Rugrats
    • "Journey to the Center of Uncle Charlie's Farm", story of Dennis the Menace
    • "Journey to the Center of Gilligan's Planet", episode of Gilligan's Planet
    • "Journey to the Center of Twayne", episode of Ugly Americans
    • "Journey to the Centre of the Sofa", episode of Kiva Can Do
    • "Journey to the Centre of the Telly", episode of Pablo
    • "Journey to the Center of the Mind", song by The Amboy Dukes.

  • From X to Eternity. Originated in From Here to Eternity, a 1951 novel and its 1953 film adaptation. There are also exact copycats of the title for film, episode and song titles.
    • From Hare to Eternity (a 1997 animated short film)
    • "From Hare to Eternity", episode of Adventures in Wonderland
    • "From Hare to Eternity", episode of NYPD Blue
    • "From Air to Eternity", episode of Goof Troop
    • "From Hair to Eternity", episode of The Pink Panther
    • "From Hair to Eternity" (Part 1 and Part 2), episodes of Head of the Class
    • "From Beer to Eternity", episode of Cheers
    • "From Beer to Eternity", episode of Rendez-View
    • "From Beer to Eternity", episode of Cheers
    • "From Beer to Eternity", episode of Off-Mikes
    • From Her to Eternity, a 1984 album by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
    • From Her to Eternity, a 2011 French short film
    • "From Where to Eternity", episode of The Sopranos
    • From Fear to Eternity, a 2011 compilation album by heavy metal band Iron Maiden
    • "From Fear to Eternity", a 1999 episode of Charmed
    • "From Fear to Eternity", a 2008 episode of Eureka
    • Monster High: From Fear to Eternity, a 2013 TV special
    • "From Queer to Eternity", episode of Will & Grace
    • "From Murdoch to Eternity", episode of Murdoch Mysteries

  • A Study in X, X being a colour or colour-based pun. Or just a Sherlock Holmes pun. Started with A Study in Scarlet by Arthur C. Doyle (1887).
    • "A Study in Pink", episode Sherlock
    • "A Study in Pink", episode of Murdoch Mysteries
    • "A Study in Sherlock", episode of Murdoch Mysteries
    • "A Study in Sherlock", episode of Timeshift (a documentary TV series)
    • A Study in Oak, a short film from 2017
    • "A Study in Read", episode of web video series Nothing Much to Do
    • "A Study in Gray", episode of Pete and Gladys
    • "A Study in Murder", episode of Taggart
    • "A Study in Emerald", a short story by Neil Gaiman

  • The Old Man and the Y, starting with The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (1952).
    • The Old Man & the Gun
    • The Old Man and the Pears, an animation short
    • The Old Man and the Whale, a 2008 short movie
    • The Old Man and the Cat, a German shot movie note 
    • "The Old Man and the Lisa", episode of The Simpsons
    • "The Old Man and the Key", episode of The Simpsons
    • "The Old Man and the Big 'C'", episode of Family Guy
    • "The Old Man and the 'C'", episode of Civil Wars
    • "Old Man and the Sea Life", episode of Shipping Wars
    • "The Old Man and the G", episode of Lincoln Heights
    • "The Old Man and the City", episode of The Dick Powell Show
    • "The Old Man and the CEO", episode of Traders
    • "The Old Man and the Sledge", episode of Sledge Hammer!
    • The Old Man and the River, a theatre play for children (Theatre District)
    • The Old Man and the Pond, a 2019 movie
    • "The Old Man and the Lake", episode of Walking in Circles

  • From the Diary of X, a Czech-specific example, started with a very popular book for children From the Diary of Tomcat Blue Eyes (1965)
    • From the Diary of an IT guy note  - a book
    • From the Diary of a Third Grader, or Edudant and Francimor note  - a children's book
    • From the Diary of Pussycat Lil'Paw note  - a children's book
    • From the Diary of a Bulimic note  - a book
    • From the Diary of an Anorectic, note  - a series of online articles
    • 1989: From the Diary of Ivana A. note  - a film documentary
    • From the Diary of a Counter-revolutionary note  - a book by Pavel Kohout
    • From the Diary of Classmate Vokurkova note  - a radio programme for children
    • From the Diary of a Theatropunker note  - a series of theatre reviews
    • From the Diary of a Country Teacher note  - a Facebook blog

    Live-Action TV 
  • The, well, X Files (original series ran 1993—2002).

  • Will the Real X Please Stand Up?: From the game show To Tell the Truth (since 1956)
    • "The Real Slim Shady", a song from Eminem containing the lyric "Would the real Slim Shady please stand up...".
    • "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?", an episode of The Twilight Zone (1959).
    • "Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down?", a cartoon series.

  • X Behaving Badly starting with Men Behaving Badly (since 1992). Loved by British media for punning headlines, too.
    • People Behaving Badly
    • Brothers Behaving Badly
    • Boys Behaving Badly, a book by Jeremy Daldry
    • Girls Behaving Badly, a reality show
    • Nuns Behaving Badly, a book about nuns in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italy strayed far from the paradigms of monastic life
    • Bear Behaving Badly, a British children's sitcom
    • "Dick Behaving Badly", episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun

  • Have I Got X For You, popularised by Have I Got News for You (since 1990), but there are much earlier examples. Embraced by British media for punning headlines, too.
    • "Have I Got Bad Language for You?", episode of Panorama
    • "Have I Got Noose for You ", episode of Crime and Punishment (2008)
    • "Have I Got a Deal for You", episode of Chicago Hope
    • "Have I Got a Girl for You", episode of It's About Time
    • "Have I Got a Boy for You", episode of The New Phil Silvers Show
    • "Have I Got a Couple for You ", episode of Wings
    • "Have I Got a Fellow for You!", episode of The Doris Day Show
    • "Have I Got an Apartment for You! ", episode of The Partners
    • "Have I Got a Steele for You", episode of Remington Steele

  • Mr. X's Neighborhood, which originated with Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1962—2001).
    • "Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood", episode of The Sopranos
    • "Mr. Murdoch's Neighbourhood", episode of Murdoch Mysteries
    • "Mister Robinson's Neighborhood", a recurring parody segment of Saturday Night Live
    • Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
    • Mr. Jackson's Neighborhood, a short comedy film

  • Have X - Will Travel, or alternatively Have Gun - Will [Verb], started with the TV series Have Gun – Will Travel (1957—63). Punctuation optional.
    • Have Space Suit – Will Travel
    • "Have Love, Will Travel", Richard Berry's 1959 song
    • Have Guitar Will Travel, Bo Diddley's 1960 album
    • Have Rocket, Will Trave, a 1959 film
    • Have Guitar, Will Travel, Joe Perry's 2009 album
    • "Have Dragon - Will Travel" (pt. 1 & 2), episodes of Dragons: Riders of Berk
    • Have Fork, Will Travel
    • Have Cake, Will Travel
    • Have Sword Will Travel
    • Have Camera Will Travel
    • Have Skis, Will Travel
    • Have Steam Engine Will Travel, a 2014 TV movie
    • Have Coffin Will Travel (TV Short)
    • "Have Baby, Will Travel", episode of House Hunters International
    • "Have Mask, Will Travel", episode of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
    • "Have Food Will Travel", episode of Giada at Home
    • "Have Hen Will Travel", episode of The Liver Birds
    • "Have Ozz Will Travel", (2005), episode of The Osbournes
    • "Have Bed - Will Travel", episode of Our Miss Brooks
    • "Have Love Will Travel", episode of Cougar Town
    • "Have Time Will Travel", episode of Popeye the Sailor
    • "Haven't Gun, Will Travel", episode of Sledge Hammer! (1986) (TV Series)
    • "Have Bird, Will Travel", episode of Critical Role
    • "Have Duck Will Travel", episode of Duck Commander
    • "Have Blop, Will Travel", episode of The Ruff & Reddy Show
    • "Have Broom Will Travel", episode of Winsome Witch
    • "Have Reindeer, Will Travel", episode of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
    • "Have Gondola, Will Travel", episode of Club Oasis
    • "Have Kimono, Will Travel", episode of McHale's Navy
    • "Have No Uniform Will Travel", episode of No Time for Sergeants
    • "Have Library Will Travel", episode of Petticoat Junction
    • "Philippines: Have Degree, Will Travel", episode of Frontline/World
    • "Have Plane Will Travel", story of Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
    • "Have Saucer Will Travel", story of The Skatebirds
    • "Have Broom Will Travel", story of The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show
    • "Have Gun, Will Unravel", episode of Civil Wars
    • "Have Gun, Will Unravel", episode of Family Ties
    • "Have Gun, Will Sell", episode of Sanford and Son
    • Have Guns - Will Haggle, episode of The Avengers

    Music 
  • X on a G-String (Air) - perhaps not so common in the English-speaking world, but oddly popular in Japan (where it takes the form G-Senjou no X).
  • The X formerly known as Y - starting with Prince, it has its own page.
  • X Meets Y Uptown - Started by King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown (1976), a dub reggae album by Augustus Pablo and King Tubby.
    • Dread Meets Punk Rockers Uptown, a compilation album.
    • The Big Man and the Scream Team Meet the Barmy Army Uptown, a single by Primal Scream and On-U Sound.
    • Tayo Meets Acid Rockers Uptown (a dubstep group)
    • Last Train to Trancentral (Meets the Moody Boys Uptown), a remix of The KLF's single ''Last Train to Trancentral" by The Moody Boys.

  • What's So Funny About X, Y and Z? - Started by the Elvis Costello song (actually written by Nick Lowe) "What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?" (1974)
    • "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding," episode of Casualty
    • "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?" (Action Comics #775)
    • "What's So Funny About War, Pain, and Cynicism?", New York Sun article about the films of Buster Keaton

    Podcasts 

    Poetry 
  • Love Among X - starting with Robert Browning's 1855 poem "Love Among The Ruins".
    • P. G. Wodehouse's Love Among The Chickens
    • Jean Ferris' novel Love Among The Walnuts
    • Eric Alter's collection of eight one-act plays, Love Among The Squirrels
    • The film Love Among Thieves
    • Starship, the 1980s-vintage successor to Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship, recorded a song entitled "Love Among The Cannibals"...
    • ...which itself is a reference to Wright Morris's 1957 novel Love Among the Cannibals.
    • Ogden Nash's short poem Love Under the Republicans(Or Democrats).
    • The fictional play within Avatar: The Last Airbender titled "Love Amongst The Dragons".
    • In Dream Girl, Clark mocks Georgina's literary ambitions by suggesting that she wants to write "Love Among the Heifers: a pastoral in nine cantos, with costumes by Abercrombie and Fitch."
    • Referenced in The Stand, with one of the military guys thinking of 'love among the viruses' when he sees two people who died after getting it on.
    • Variation: The Agatha Christie Poirot novel, Cat Among the Pigeons.
    • On Star Trek: Voyager, the Doctor created lessons on romance for Seven of Nine entitled Love Amid the Stars: A Romantic Bestiary.

    Radio 
  • One X's Family - starting with One Man's Family (1932—1959)
    • Tex Avery did "One Ham's Family" and "One Cab's Family" for MGM.

    Theater 

    Western Animation 

    Unknown Source 
  • The Life (and Times/Adventures/Etc.) of X

  • Memoirs of a(n) X
    • Memoirs of a Geisha
    • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
    • Memoirs of an Exorcist
    • The Science Fiction film Memoirs of a Survivor.
    • The 1979 film Memoirs of a French Whore.
    • The German film Memoirs of a Frustrated Hedonist.
    • The 2010 romance film Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac.
    • Memoirs of a Cigarette, a documentary film about the history of smoking.
    • The Brazilian film Memoirs of a Gigolo.
    • The 1852 Brazilian novel Memoirs of a Police Sergeant.
    • The 2009 documentary Memoirs of a Black Latina.
    • The short comedy film Memoirs of a Blogger.
    • The short animated film Memoirs of a Scanner.
    • Memoirs of an Invisible Man
    • Memoirs of a Space Traveller (1982)note 

  • Me, Myself, and X
    • "Me, Myself, and I" by Billie Holiday from 1937. List of other songs with this title.
    • Me, Myself & Irene
    • Me, Myself, and I
    • "Me, Myself, and Murdoch", episode of Murdoch Mysteries
    • "M.E., Myself and I", episode of Homicide: Life on the Street
    • "Me, Myself and Al", episode of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
    • "Me, Myself and Eye", episode of Young Hercules
    • "Me, Myself & Die", episode of Hunter
    • Me Myself and Us TV, TV Series (2007–2008)
    • "Me, Myself and I", episode of Common Ground´
    • "Me, Myself, and O", episode of Younger
    • "Me, Myself and Io", episode of The Zula Patrol
    • Me, Myself and Her, a short film from 2011
    • Me, Myself, & Them, a short film from 2018
    • "ME, MYSELF, I" and "ME, MYSELF AND I/APPEARANCE", episodes of Here's Humphrey
    • "Me, Myself and Irate", episode of Pelswick
    • "Me, Myself, and Ian", episode of Self Absorbed
    • "Me, Myself, and You", episode of Red vs. Blue
    • Me Myself and HIV, a 2010 documentary
    • "Me, Myself, and the Note", episode of Living It Up
    • "Me, Myself and Isaacs", episode of The New Adventures of Nanoboy
    • Me, Myself & Your Husband, a 2010 short
    • Me, Myself, and AI, a short film from 2017
    • "Me, My Selfie, & News Team", episode of WTFark!

  • So You Want to be an X

  • [Insert Unlikely Activity Here] for Fun and Profit

  • X "They" Don't Want You To Know About: Oddly enough, "They" are rarely easily defined. Amazon gives the following:
    • Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About by Kevin Trudeau
    • Challenged by Natural scams "he" doesn't want you to know about, an article by Michael Shermer in Scientific American.
    • Debt Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau
    • The Weight Loss Cure They Don't Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau
    • Doctors of Deception: What They Don't Want You to Know About Shock Treatment by Linda Andre
    • The Great Bird Flu Hoax: The Truth They Don't Want You to Know About the "Next Big Pandemic" by Dr. Joseph Mercola
    • The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don't Want You to Know About — Because They Helped Cause Them by Iain Murray
    • The 6 Dirty Little Secrets They Don't Want You To Know About Network Marketing by Gavin M-R
    • An Enlightened Vision Of Cyberspace and The Grand Illusion Which Threatens It... (The Secret Business Revolution They Don't Want You To Know About!) by The Core Executive Team — Zephyr Media
    • Natural Secrets Drug Companies Don't Want You to Know About by Mark A. Stevens with Christine Jones
    • What They Don't Want You to Know About Television and Videos by Lawrence Kelemen
    • Prehumous (As opposed to Posthumous): UNPOETIC POEMS about SEX, Violence and Secrets they don't want you to know by Steven Selman
    • The Natural Bird Flu Cure "They" Don't Want You to Know About by David J. Kennedy
    • The Tricks of the Rich: What They Don't Want You to Know About Making Money and Accumulating Wealth by Paul A. Overy and Ken Lee

  • The X's Daughter
    • The Captain's Daughter, by Alexander Pushkin (published 1836)
    • The Arsonist's Daughter (1847) by Josef Kajetan Tyl, a 19th century Czech dramatist.
    • The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde.
    • The Alchemist's Daughter by Katharine McMahon.
    • The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen.
    • The Blower's Daughter by Damien Rice.
    • The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan.
    • The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim
    • The Coal Miner's Daughter by Loretta Lynn
    • The Devil's Daughter (1991).
    • The Doctor's Daughter
    • The Farmer's Daughter (1947 and 1976)
    • The General's Daughter by Nelso De Mille.
    • The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates.
    • The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch.
    • The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent.
    • The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea.
    • The Imposter's Daughter by Laurie Sandell.
    • The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards.
    • The Mistress' Daughter by A.M. Homes.
    • The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty.
    • The Partisan's Daughter by Louis de Bernières.
    • The Ringmaster's Daughter by Jostein Gaarder.
    • Sculptor's Daughter (literal translation of Bildhuggarens Dotter) is an autobiographical novel by Tove Jansson.
    • The Shepherd's Daughter.
    • The Smuggler's Daughter.
    • The Squatter's Daughter.
    • The Weaver's Daughter, by Sarah E. Ladd.

  • X Considered Harmful is a popular naming convention in Computer Science circles. Originating from Edsger Dijkstra's letter "Go To Statement Considered Harmful" (1968), nowadays it's possible to find 'Considered Harmful' articles concerning almost anything computer-related.
    • "Letter O Considered Harmful"
    • "Fragmentation Considered Harmful"
    • "Csh Programming Considered Harmful"
    • "Sending XHTML as text/html Considered Harmful"
    • "Recursive Make Considered Harmful"
    • "Partially Overlapped Channels Not Considered Harmful"
    • "NULL considered harmful"
    • "Star Trek Considered Harmful"
    • "'Considered Harmful' Essays Considered Harmful"

  • The Thin X Line, where X is usually a color.

  • Aliens Ate My X (possibly from Lurid Tales of Doom headlines)

  • The Private Life of X, where X is some famous literary or historical figure. Or something more generic or obscure.
    • The Private Life of Don Juan, 1934 movie
    • "The Private Life of Genghis Khan," short story by Douglas Adams
    • The Private Life of Helen of Troy, novel by John Erskine and 1927 movie
    • The Private Life of Henry VIII, 1933 movie
    • The Private Life of the Master Race, the American title of Bertolt Brecht's anti-Nazi play Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches (first staged in the US in 1945)
    • The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, 1970 movie
    • The Private Life of the Gannets (1934, short film)
    • The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
    • The Private Life of a Cat (1947, short film)
    • The Private Life of a Modern Woman (2017, film)
    • The Private Life of the Royal Academy (2018, TV Movie)
    • The Private Life of Plants (1995, TV Series)
    • The Private Life of... (2010, TV Series)
    • The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
    • The Private Life of Princess Diana (1997, TV Movie)
    • The Private Life of Marilyn Monroe (2013)
    • The Private Lives of the Tudors (2016, TV Series)
    • The Private Lives of Private Eyes (2014, short)

  • The Secret Life of X:

  • X Must Die

  • A very X Christmas has dozens of different versions. X is usually a proper name.
    • A Very Brady Christmas is likely the original example.
    • A Very Murray Christmas
    • Supernatural has an episode called "A Very Supernatural Christmas".
    • "A very Murdoch Christmas", episode of Murdoch Mysteries

  • (The) Cases of X, X being an investigator or an agency. Czech detective fiction with a very, very long tradition. Hard to identify the source. Often appears in translation.
    • Cases of the 1st Department note 
    • The Cases of Detective Murdoch note 
    • The Cases of Inspector Lynley note 
    • The Cases of Police Commissioner Joona Linna note 
    • The Cases of Inspector Nettle note 
    • The Cases of Detective Agency SharpSight note 
    • The Cases of Detective Top note 
    • The Cases of Inspector Bubble note 
    • The Cases of Detective "Eye" note 
    • The Cases of Detective Bumbler note 
    • The Cases of Father Brown note 
    • The Cases for Laura note 
    • The Cases of brother Cadfael note 

  • (The) X Mysteries / The Mysteries of X

  • X Take(s) Manhattan. Unknown origin, though it is speculated that the phrase "take Manhattan" appears to reference the song "Manhattan" by Rogers & Hart, first heard in the revue Garrick Gaieties from 1925. The line is "We'll have Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island too"; later renditions changed this line to "I'll take Manhattan".
    • The Muppets Take Manhattan
    • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
    • "The Angels Take Manhattan", episode of Doctor Who
    • "Murdoch Takes Manhattan", episode of Murdoch Mysteries
    • "Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan", episode of Monk
    • "Rarity Takes Manehattan", episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
    • "Wil Takes Manhattan", episode of The Wil Wheaton Project
    • Jann Takes Manhattan, a TV movie
    • "Tori Takes Manhattan", episode of Tori & Dean: Inn Love
    • "Amy Takes Manhattan", episode of Take a Seat: Sharing a Ride Across America
    • "Freedia Takes Manhattan", episode of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
    • Keelia Takes Manhattan, a 2010 short film
    • "Shayne Takes Manhattan", episode of Leave It to Lamas
    • "Turtleman Takes Manhattan", episode of Call of the Wildman
    • "The Terrier Takes Manhattan", episode of It's Me or the Dog
    • "The Muffins Take Manhattan", episode of Ned and Stacey
    • "The Shahs Take Manhattan", episode of Shahs of Sunset
    • "The Clampets Take Manhattan", episode of My Big Redneck Vacation
    • "The Quints Take Manhattan" (Pt. 1 and Pt. 2), episodes of Outdaughtered

  • One Hundred Years of X
    • One Hundred Years of Solitude is an influential example
    • One Hundred Years of Mormonism, a silent movie from 1913
    • One Hundred Years of Forgiveness (original title: Cien años de perdón)
    • 100 Years of Evil, a Swedish film
    • "One Hundred Years Of Free Speech"
    • Aenigma / One Hundred Years of Anthroposophical Art
    • One Hundred Years of Cinema, a youtube channel
    • One Hundred Years of Futurism: Aesthetics, Politics and Performance
    • One Hundred Years of Dirt
    • One Hundred Years of Sea Power: The U. S. Navy, 1890-1990
    • Black Fire: One Hundred Years of African American Pentecostalism
    • Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: One Hundred Years of Jazz in Cuba
    • The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years Of War

    Multiple References 

  • Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge has The Joy of Hex as well as several others courtesy of the Phatt Island library catalog:
    • Memoirs of a Woman of Dubious Pleasure
    • A Fistful of Barnacles
    • Breakfast at Meathook's
    • Great Expectorations (By Captain Loogie)
    • My Mother the Cart
    • So You're Going to be Executed...
    • The Little Organ that Could
    • Crochet Eyepatches for Fun and Profit
    • Louse Ranching for Fun and Profit

  • After you win or retire in Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, the game chooses a book title to represent your reign. Most are a parody of a famous book title, and include:
    • "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Organic Superlubricant (But Were Afraid to Ask)".note 
    • "Zen and the Art of Missile Rover Maintenance"note 
    • "Are You There, Planet? It's Me, FACTIONLEADER."
    • "All I Ever Wanted To Know I Learned In The Cloning Vats"note 
    • "Men Are From Chiron, Women Are From Nessus"note 
    • "The 27 Habits of Highly Effective Talents"note 
    • "Transcendence For Dummies"note 
    • "Mindworms in the Mist"note 

  • Murdoch Mysteries: The writers must love this naming pattern — it's almost the series' Idiosyncratic Episode Naming. The X or Y is usually replaced with the name of the eponymous hero or another of the main characters. note 
    • "The Prince and the Rebel" (The Prince and the X)
    • "I, Murdoch" (I, Noun)
    • "Me, Myself and Murdoch" (Me, Myself and X)
    • "Dial M for Murdoch" (Dial X for Y)
    • "Murdoch in Wonderland" (X in Wonderland)
    • "A Study in Sherlock" (A Study in X)
    • "Murdoch and the Cloud of Doom" (X and the Y of Doom)
    • "Murdoch of the Living Dead" (X of the Living Dead)
    • "Journey to the Centre of Toronto" (Journey to the Centre of X)
    • "The Spy Who Came Up to the Cold" (The Spy who X-ed)
    • "Murdoch Takes Manhattan" (X Takes Manhattan)
    • "Murdoch and the Temple of Death" (X and the Temple of Y)
    • "The Devil Wears Whalebone" (The Devil Wears X)
    • "A Merry Murdoch Christmas" (A Very X Christmas)
    • "From Buffalo with Love" (From X with Love)
    • "A Study in Pink" (A Study in X)
    • "Bend It Like Brakenreid" (Bend It Like X)
    • "A Murdog Mystery" (X Mysteries)
    • "Mr. Murdoch's Neighbourhood" (Mr. X's Neighbourhood)
    • "From Murdoch to Eternity" (From X to Eternity)
    • "Merlot Mysteries" (X Mysteries)
    • "The Canadian Patient" (The X Patient)
    • "My Big Fat Mimico Wedding" (My Big Fat X Y)
    • "The Spy Who Loved Murdoch" (The Spy who X-ed Y)

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