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Season 1
1x01 Something Wicca This Way comes
1x02 I've got you under my skin
1x03 Thank you for not morphing
1x04 Dead Man Dating
1x08 The truth is out there... and it hurts
1x09 The Witch is Back
1x13 From Fear to Eternity
1x14 Secrets and Guys
1x16 Which Prue is it anyway?
1x17 That 70's episode
1x18 When bad warlocks go good


Season 2
2x02 Morality bites
2x08 P3 H2O
2x10 Heartbreak City
2x12 Awakened
2x16 Murphy's Luck
2x17 How to make a quilt out of Americans
2x19 Ex libris
2x21 Apocalypse not
2x22 Be careful what you witch for

Season 3
3x04 All Halliwell's Eve
3x06 Primrose empath
3x08 Sleuthing with the enemy
3x09 Coyote Piper
3x14 The good, the bad and the cursed
3x16 Death takes a Halliwell
3x17 Pre-Witched
3x19 The demon who came in from the cold
3x21 Look Who's Barking

Season 4
4x03 Hell Hath No Fury
4x04 Enter the Demon
4x08 Black as Cole
4x09 Muse To My Ears
4x10 A Paige From The Past
4x11 Trial By Magic
4x12 Lost And Bound
4x13 Charmed and Dangerous
4x14 The three faces of Phoebe
4x15 Marry-go-round
4x16 The fifth Halliwheel
4x17 Saving Private Leo
4x19 We're off to see the wizard
4x21 Womb raider

Season 5
5x01 A witch's tail
5x07 Sympathy for the demon
5x11 The importance of being Phoebe
5x20 Sense and Sense Ability
5x21 Necromancing the stone

Season 6
6x01 Valhalley of the dolls
6x07 Love's a witch
6x08 Charmed in Camelot
6x10 Chris crossed
6x11 Witchstock
6x14 The legend of sleepy Halliwell
6x15 I dream of Phoebe
6x17 Hyde school reunion
6x18 Spin city
6x22 It's a bad, bad, bad, bad world

Season 7
7x02 The Bare witch project
7x03 Cheaper by the coven
7x04 Charrrmed!
7x05 Styx feet under
7x06 Once in a blue moon
7x07 Someone to witch over me
7x10 Witchness protection
7x12 Extreme makeover: world edition
7x13 Charmageddon
7x14 Carpe Demon

7x15 Show Ghouls
7x16 The seven year witch
7x17 Scry hard
7x18 Little box of horrors
7x20 Imaginary fiends
7x21 Death becomes them
7x22 Something wicca this way goes

Season 8
8x01 Still Charmed and kicking
8x02 Malice in Wonderland
8x03 Run, Piper, run
8x04 Desperate housewitches
8x08 Battles of the hexes
8x09 Hulkus pocus
8x10 Vaya con Leos
8x11 Mr. and Mrs. Witch
8x12 Payback's a witch
8x13 Repo Manor
8x14 Twelve angry Zen
8x15 The last temptation of Christy
8x16 Engaged and confused
8x17 Generation hex
8x18 The Torn identity
8x19 The Jung and the restless
8x20 Gone with the witches
8x21 Kill Billie: Vol. 2
8x22 Forever Charmed
 

 

 

1x01 Something Wicca This Way comes
The title is a play on a line from Shakespeare's MacBeth, Act IV, scene 1. Second Witch: "By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. Open, locks, Whoever knocks!"
 (Followed by MacBeth's entrance)


"Something Wicked This way comes" is the title of a book by the famous author Ray Bradbury

1x02 I've got you under my skin
"I've got you under my skin" is the title of a Cole Porter song

1x03 Thank you for not morphing
A play on "Thank you for not smoking"

1x04 Dead Man Dating
'Dead Man Dating' is a play on the Susan Sarandon/Sean Penn movie title "'Dead Man Walking"

1x08 The truth is out there... and it hurts
This is a spin off "the quote the truth is out there" from the TV show "X-files"

1x09 The Witch is Back
"'The Witch is Back" refers to the Elton John song with a similar name:  "The Bitch is Back"

1x13 From Fear to Eternity
The title is a reference to the Montgomery Clift vehicle named "From here to Eternity"

1x14 Secrets and Guys
The title is a play on that of the multi-Oscar-nominated film, "'Secrets and Lies"

1x16 Which Prue is it, anyway?
The title of the episode is a play off of the name of the television show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

1x17 That 70's episode
This episode most likely got its title from "That 70's Show" which premiered the same season as Charmed did.

1x18 When bad warlocks go good
A reference to a FOX video clipshow "When good pets go bad"
 

2x02 Morality bites
The title of this episode refers to the 1994 film Reality Bites.

2x08 P3 H2O
P3 stands for the Charmed Ones and H2O is the chemical name for - water.

2x10 Heartbreak City
This could have been taken from Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel.

2x12 Awakened
Refers to the movie Awakening

 


2x16 Murphy's Luck
A reference to Murphy's Law, "If anything can go wrong, it will"

2x17 How to make a quilt out of Americans
refers to "How to make an American quilt"

2x19 Ex libris
Latin "from the book" (more)

2x21 Apocalypse not
Refers to the movie "Apocalypse now"

2x22 Be careful what you witch for
Refers to the saying "be careful what you wish for"

 

 

3x04 All Halliwell's Eve
Refers to All Hallows Eve (Halloween)

3x06 Primrose Empath
It most likely refers to the movie "
Primrose path"

3x08 Sleuthing iwth the enemy
Refers to the movie "Sleeping with the enemy"

3x09 Coyote Piper
The title of this episode comes from the 2000 movie "Coyote Ugly" which was about young women in New YOrk City who worked at a bar which was famous for the fact the bartenders (who were all female) were very crazy and danced on the bars, flirted with the male customers, and were all around very slutty the way that Piper was after she was possessed. Also, as a separate irony, the first name of the actress who played the lead in the movie was Piper.

3x14 The good, the bad and the cursed
The title is a reference to Clint Eastwood's western, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

3x16 Death takes a Halliwell

The title probably refers to the mvoie Death Takes a Holiday.

3x17 Pre-Witched
Probably a twist from Bewitched (the series) to Pre-Witched (which could also been read as "before becoming witches")

3x19 The demon who came in from the cold
Refers to "The spy who came in from the cold", a novel by John Le Carre

3x21 Look Who's Barking
Probably a play on the title of a popular movie, "Look Who's Talking", in which a baby's thoughts are revealed through voice-over.

 

 

4x03 Hell Hath No Fury
The title is from a poem by William Congreve "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned"

4x04 Enter the Demon
Refers to the famous kung-fu movie starring Bruce Lee, "Enter the Dragon" (there also appears a dragon-blade in this episode)

4x08 Black as Cole
The title is a play on the saying "Black as coal"

4x09 Muse To My Ears
From the saying " News To My Ears"

4x10 A Paige From The Past
From the phrase "A Page From The Past"

4x11 Trial By Magic
Refers to the saying "Trial By Fire"

4x12 Lost And Bound
A reference to the phrase "Lost And Found"

4x13 Charmed and Dangerous
Refers to the 1999 movie that is about a man, tormented by beautiful women, that decides it's all a giant conspiracy of women against him. He vows he can survive entirely without them, and sets out to rescue other men from falling victim to the feminine wiles ... but he soon discovers it's not as easy as he thinks

4x14 The Three Faces Of Phoebe
A reference to the movie "The Three Faces Of Eve"

4x15 Marry-go-round
The title is a play on Merry-go-round

4x16 The fifth Halliwheel
The title is a play on the proverb "A fifth wheel to a cart is but an encumbrance" where Paige is the "fifth wheel".

4x17 Saving Private Leo
This is a twist on the popular movie nominated for an Academy Award called "Saving Private Ryan"

4x19 We're off to see the wizard
Refers to "The wizard of Oz" (Dorothy: "We're off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz..." This song is sung on the way to Oz)

4x21 Womb raider
Refers to the movie title "Tomb Raider"




5x01 A Witch's Tail
A play on the movie title "
A Knight's Tale"

5x07 Sympathy for the demon
A play on the song Rolling Stones song "Sympathy for the Devil"

5x11 The importance of being Phoebe
This title is in reference to the film "The importance of being earnest"

5x20 Sense and Sense Ability
This is a pun on Jane Austen's classic novel, "Sense and Sensiblity"

5x21 Necromancing the stone
The title is probobly a reference to the 1984 movie "Romancing The Stone" starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner.

6x01 Valhalley of the dolls
The title refers to the 1966 book "valley of the dolls", a term, which passed into the American idiom to describe the addiction to prescription drugs
more

6x05 Love's a witch
Probably a reference to "Amores perros"


6x08 Charmed in Camelot
Refers to the legendary King Arthur's stronghold Camelot.

6x10 Chris crossed
Title refers to "criss-cross" (cross in a pattern, often random)

6x11 Witchstock
Title refers to the famous Woodstock concert

 
6x14 The legend of sleepy Halliwell
The title is a spin on '" The legend of sleepy hollow"

6x15 I dream of Phoebe
This title is in reference to the series "I Dream of Jeanie" (1965 - 1970)

6x17 Hyde school reunion
The 'Hyde' in this title refers to "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde".  Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that changes him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde

6x18 Spin City
Most likely a reference to "Sin City". This  is the overall title for a series of stories by Frank Miller told in comic book form, in what one could call the Noir style

6x22 It's a bad, bad, bad, bad world
The title may be hinting at the comedy "
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World".


 

7x02 The Bare witch project
A play on the title of the movie "The Blair Witch Project"

7x03 Cheaper by the coven
A reference to the book "
cheaper by the dozen" which has also been made into a movie.

7x04 Charrrmed!
The three "r"s in the title refer to the 3 Charmed Ones.

7x05 Styx feet under
The title is a play on the TV series "Six feet under"

7x06 Once in a blue moon 
Once in a blue moon is a common saying to express that something happens seldom.

7x07 Someone to witch over me
Refers to the song "Someone to Watch over Me" - words by Ira Gershwin, music by George Gershwin. Introduced by Gertrude Lawrence in the stage musical "Oh, Kay!" 1926.

7x10 Witchness protection
A play on the term "Witness protection"

7x12 Extreme makeover: world edition
The title is based on the show "
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" where a group of people totally remake someone's home.

7x13 Charmageddon
It is a play on the word Armageddon.
Armageddon in Christianity is anticipated as the final battle between the forces of good (Jesus and his angels) and the forces of evil (Satan and his demons).
It also refers to any great loss of life in battle etc.

7x14 Carpe Demon
A play on the phrase "Carpe diem" which is Latin for "pluck the day," meaning "enjoy the moment".

7x15 Show Ghouls
The title is a mix of Ghosts and Souls and maybe also a reference to "
Showgirls"

7x16 The seven year witch
The title is a reference to the 1955 movie "The seven year itch"

7x17 Scry hard
The title is a reference to the movie Die hard, a movie in which one "forgotten" guy ruins the plans of the villains.

7x18 Little box of horrors
The title is a play on the movie Little shop of horrors

7x20 Imaginary fiends
The title refers to the term "imaginary friend".
A fiend is among others one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief

7x21 Death becomes them
The title is a pun on the movie "
Death becomes her"

7x22 Something wicca this way goes
The title refers to 1x01 Something wicca this way comes

 

8x01 Still Charmed and kicking
The title is a reference to the phrase "alive and kicking".

8x02 Malice in Wonderland
This is a reference to the classic novel, "Alice in Wonderland"
.

8x03 Run, Piper, run
Could be an allusion to "Run, Lola, Run" or to the song "Run, Rabbit, Run", which was written by Noel Gay and Ralph Butler for Flanagan and Allen. Bud Flanagan sang it in the musical "The Little Dog Laughed".


8x04 Desperate housewitches
This is a reference to Desperate Housewives, the wildly popular ABC series.

8x08 Battles of the hexes
This is a reference to the common phrase "battle of the sexes". The phrase was also used as the title of the 1959 Charles Crichton film "The Battle of the Sexes", starring Peter Sellers.

8x09 Hulkus pocus
This is a reference to the comic book character "The Incredible Hulk" which was also made into a TV series and a film. Plus it's also a reference to the common witch phrase "hocus pocus" referring to magic - which was also a film, "Hocus Pocus" starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

8x10 Vaya con Leos
This is a reference to the Spanish phrase "Vaya con Dios," which is a common farewell phrase which literally means "Go with God".


8x11 Mr. and Mrs. Witch
This is a reference to the 2005 film "Mr. & Mrs. Smith", starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as rival spies who also happened to be married.

8x12 Payback's a witch
A reference to the common saying "payback's a bitch".

8x13 Repo Manor
This is a reference to the 1984 film "Repo Man".

 

8x14 Twelve angry Zen
This is a reference to the classic 1957 film "12 Angry Men", starring Henry Fonda as a dissenting juror in a murder trial.

 

8x15 The last temptation of Christy
This is a reference to the 1988 Martin Scorsese film "The Last Temptation of Christ"

8x16 Engaged and confused
This is a reference to the 1993 film "Dazed and Confused" about a group of high-schoolers on the last day of school in 1976. "Dazed and Confused" is also a 1969 song by Led Zeppelin, who also use the triquetra to represent their band. The song was later used as the basis for the title of the film mentioned above.


8x17 Generation hex
This is a reference to the phrase "Generation X".
Generation X is a term for the generation of people born in the Western world following the post-World War II baby boom generation.

8x18 The Torn identity
This is a reference to the best selling book "The Bourne Identity" by Robert Ludlum, which was adapted into a 2002 film "The Bourne Identity" starring Matt Damon about a man recovering from amnesia only to discover he is an assassin.

 

8x19 The Jung and the restless
This is a reference to the daytime soap opera
The Young and the Restless.
It also refers to
Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 6 June 1961), a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology.


8x20 Gone with the witches
This is a reference to the famous 1939 film "
Gone With The Wind" about Southern belle Scarlet O'Hara, that was based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell.
 

8x21 Kill Billie: Vol. 2
This is a reference to the 2004 film "Kill Bill, Vol. 2", starring Uma Thurman and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It's also a reference to an episode from earlier this season called "Kill Billie Vol. 1".

8x22 Forever Charmed
The title is a reference to the 1947 Otto Preminger film "Forever Amber"" and the 1944 novel of the same name by Kathleen Winsor.

 
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