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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.

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

B
Baby, Talk is CheapSex and the City
By the Skin and the Teeth, Prison Break
C
Conversation Over a Corpse, Alfred Hitchcock Presents*
Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things, Supernatural 
D
Das Boob, Will & Grace
Don’t Come Back Alive, Alfred Hitchcock Presents*
E
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

F
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
G
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 
H
Heaven Can’t WaitSupernatural
Hold Me In Paradise, Boardwalk Empire 
House vs. God, House 
I
I’m a Kayak, Hear Me Roar, Gilmore Girls
(The) Ins and Outs of Inns, Gilmore Girls

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

K

Karma, True Blood
Kissed by Fire, Game of Thrones
[ okay, it’s probably because I’m obsessed with the song, yes ]
L
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 ]

M
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 

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

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

W
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
Y
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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