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When a series, especially a TV drama series, has episode titles, but those titles never appear on the screen. It's generally assumed that everyone has access to an interactive program guide, so this former courtesy has long been waylaid.

Examples of Title Please include:


  • Bleach. There is a title screen for each episode, but it only shows the number of the episode in a style unique to that episode.
  • Some of the anime 4Kids localized, like Yu-Gi-Oh! and Ultimate Muscle, suffered from this.

Live-Action Television

Western Animation

  • Every episode of The Buzz on Maggie doesn’t have a title card at all at the beginning whatsoever.
  • As of Summer 2018, any show that airs on Disney Channel's Disney Junior block now does this for some reason, though one (or more) of the characters still announces the name of the episode as if the title still shows up onscreen.
    • However, this only applies to shows made in-house. Imported shows such as PJ Masks and Bluey are exempt from this practice.
  • Futurama
  • Kim Possible
  • Hanna-Barbera's version of Richie Rich had segments of four different lengths: "Gems", "Riches", "Treasure Chest" and "Zillion-Dollar Adventures". Beyond those generic titles, the segments were not identified on screen
  • All three of Seth MacFarlane's cartoons: Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show
  • The first season of Shimmer and Shine.
  • The Simpsons - there were about four exceptions (one of which was a gag where "Bart Gets Hit By A Car" showed up, right before Bart got hit by a car. According to the episode commentary, they put this in so that viewers would wonder if they had always been giving the titles and they'd just missed it somehow.)
  • South Park, though many, if not most, episodes do have Title Drops.
    • Additionally, there are a few exceptions (E.G. "Terrance and Philip in Not Without My Anus," "Asspen").
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars, even though they could easily have slipped them in instead of the fortune cookie lines shown after the title sequence.
  • No episode of the PBS Kids animated series Super Why! has a title card.