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Favourite TV Episode Titles, from A to Z

Brittani from Rambling Film has had two killer ideas for A to Z lists: movie and tv episode titles. The first was a blogathon that I still would like to be a part of (can I, Brit?); the latter is not a web event but Brittani has kindly allowed me to make my own list – and I am thrilled because episode titles are one of the weird little things that I love noticing. This list really is about the names and not the episodes themselves, so quality of title doesn’t always reflect the quality of the episode itself. I find that the opposite is more frequent, though, as titles are usually pretty average sounding.

One last note to say that I tried to refrain from picking titles that are taken from music/books/etc. (except when they are puns), such as Meditations in an Emergency and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, which are two killer titles, but can’t be credited to Mad Men. I made an exception for True Blood because I get the impression the songs in question were often picked precisely for their titles. I also included runner-ups because I’m that interested (to say in love would sound dramatic right) in this stuff.

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder, Californication
All Roads Lead to Fitz, Scandal
Authority Always Wins, True Blood 

Baby, Talk is CheapSex and the City
By the Skin and the Teeth, Prison Break
Conversation Over a Corpse, Alfred Hitchcock Presents*
Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things, Supernatural 
Das Boob, Will & Grace
Don’t Come Back Alive, Alfred Hitchcock Presents*
Enough About Eve, Gossip Girl
Everybody’s A Fucking Critic, Californication
(The) End is Not Near, It’s Here, The O.C. 
Evil is Going On, True Blood

Form and VoidTrue Detective
Friday Night’s Alright For Fighting, Gilmore Girls
Forgiveness and Stuff, Gilmore Girls
For Those Who Think Young, Mad Men
French Me, You Idiot, The Mindy Project
Guy Walks Into an Advertising AgencyMad Men 
Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doing The Twist / aka Gilmore Girls Gone Wild, Gilmore Girls
Good God Y’All, Supernatural 
Heaven Can’t WaitSupernatural
Hold Me In Paradise, Boardwalk Empire 
House vs. God, House 
I’m a Kayak, Hear Me Roar, Gilmore Girls
(The) Ins and Outs of Inns, Gilmore Girls

Jose Chung’s ‘From Outer Space’, The X-Files 


Karma, True Blood
Kissed by Fire, Game of Thrones
[ okay, it’s probably because I’m obsessed with the song, yes ]
Litt the Hell UpSuits
Love is to Die, True Blood
Let me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out, Gilmore Girls
Lesbian Request Denied, Orange is the New Black
Liver, I Hardly Knew Her, House
Little Green Men, The X-Files
[ this was the toughest letter ]

Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man, The X-Files
Memoirs of an Invisible Dan, Gossip Girl
Murder Me Twice, Alfred Hitchcock Presents*
My Deja Vu, My Deja Vu, Scrubs 

Nothing But the Blood, True Blood
None Are So Blind, Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
(The) Origins of MonstrosityAmerican Horror Story*
Oh, Oh, Oh… it’s Magic, Pushing Daisies
(The) Post-it Always Sticks TwiceSex and the City
Paris is Burning, Gilmore Girls
Quiet Riot, Prison Break
(The) Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Masters of Sex
(The) Real Paul Anka, Gilmore Girls
Remember the Monsters?, Dexter
Shut the Door. Have a Seat, Mad Men
Super Cool Party People, Gilmore Girls
Shut Up, Dr. Phil, Supernatural 
To The Lost, Boardwalk Empire 
Those are Strings, Pinocchio, Gilmore Girls 
Thank You for Coming, Masters of Sex

Under God’s Power She Flourishes, Boardwalk Empire
Valar Morghulis, Game of Thrones

We Do Not Touch the First LadiesScandal 
What is Dead May Never Die, Game of Thrones
What Death Can Join Together, Penny Dreadful 
Waldorf Stories, Gossip Girl
Who Shaves the Barber?, Fargo
X – none
You Can’t Trust a Man, The Sopranos 
You Smell Like Dinner, True Blood
Z – none

*episodes I haven’t seen

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