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Are you one of those people who tracks and remembers the TV episode names of your favorite shows? Yeah, us too. And the Internet has made that much easier than just trying to store TV episode titles in your old nerd noggin. Thanks to early Star Trek conventions, Trekkies got to know the names of episodes from blooper reels.
Unless you read Film Threat,EW or TV Guide religiously, you probably talked about episodes like this, “Did you see the one where Starsky shoots the bad guy and then Huggy Bear says that thing about keeping his pimp hand strong?” Okay, that never happened but that is the way it goes when one does not have a television episode title to reference.
Creating titles for TV series episodes is part of the creative process, sometimes an after thought or a mere functionality to describe the storyline of that particular episode. Due to the fact that every detail of a TV show is now online, writers are fairly aware that audiences do remember and reference the episode names. Everyone knows about “The Contest” on Seinfeld. People still talk about Lost’s “The Constant.”
There are tons of TV episode titles out there that are clever and amazing and we tried out best to give you a solid collection of some of the standouts. Many times a TV episode name may be clever but the actual episode is kind of meh. Sometimes we favor a episode name because we have serious feelings about that particular one. Fans agree on one thing, though: Too damn many shows use “Tabula Rasa.”
Sometimes there are clues in the episode titles, references to a large or subtle storyline or character arc. Sometimes there is snark or poetry. Whatever the case, the shows that put some umph into their episode names made this list. Who’s clever? Who’s cryptic? Who’s a tease? Upvote the television series with the best episode titles below!Collection Photo: HBO, CW, ABC, AMC, etc.