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Basic Trope: An episode of a show has a title that's named after something from pop culture, such as a movie title.

  • Straight: An episode of "Tropers" is called "A Clockwork Doorhinge".
  • Exaggerated:
    • Every episode of "Tropers" is named after something from pop culture.
    • Not only is it named after the film, but the episode is even a Whole Plot Reference to A Clockwork Orange.
    • The title of the episode is literally just "A Clockwork Orange".
  • Downplayed:
    • An episode is named after a famous movie quote.
    • The episode's title can be associated with a movie, but it's also a pun in its own right.
  • Justified: There actually is a "clockwork doorhinge" in the episode that serves plot relevance, such as being the MacGuffin.
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted: The Working Title for the episode is "A Clockwork Doorhinge", but it gets changed for some reason (for instance, the producers got Screwed by the Lawyers, or Moral Guardians objected to a family-friendly work having a title that's a pun on an R-rated movie).
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig-Zagged: ???
  • Averted: No episodes are given any titles that reference pop culture.
  • Enforced:
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  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Because of the episode title, the characters assume that the plot of the episode will go about the same way as the movie. Since the characters have watched the movie, they have an idea of how the episode will go and know what to do.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "I wonder why so many shows have episode titles that are references to famous movies."

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