Can't Find Certain Titles in the 'Add a Movie' Dropdown List

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I have a couple of Titles that I want to add to my Check-Ins list, but they won't appear in the 'Add a movie or TV show to this list:' search field instances when I type them in.

I have found the Titles on IMDb itself (see below) and typed in their names exactly, but they still don't appear. I attach screenshots of my attempts.

PS typing in 'David Frost Presents (1968)' instead for Title 2 gives 3 suggestions, but neither of them are How to Irritate People.

My Check-Ins list: https://www.imdb.com/user/ur120544597/checkins
Title #1: Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)
Title #2: How to Irritate People (1968)

Perhaps it is to do with #1 being a Short and #2 being an episode?

I would like to have these 2 titles added to my Check-Ins list and a solution for overcoming this issue in the future.
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Graham

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Posted 1 month ago

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sienel, Champion

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Does plugging in the tt constant instead of title work?
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Graham

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Sorry, I don't understand
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The URL for If... is https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063850/
That last bit is the IMDb ID for the title.

Instead of typing "If..." into the list box type in tt0063850

That should pop up the correct title name.
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Graham

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Another one to add:

Title #3: If.... (1968)


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So to add Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)
which has url
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212579/
paste tt0212579 in the Add title box. If the title doesn't pop up automatically, hit the space bar.

But of course, you could just go to any title's page, mouse over the  icon and wait for the dropdown, then add directly from the title page.

You've correctly diagnosed that shorts and tv episodes are not found by the Add to a List box. 
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Graham

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Thank you both very much for:
  • I've now added those 3 movies via your method
  • I know what to do next time
  • I know next time that it's probably because they're TV episodes / shorts
  • I learnt a new trick mousing over the '+' banner to add to other lists
  • All within a couple of hours!
Very much appreciated!