Created By: Ruduen on December 9, 2008
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This falls under stock phrases, normally under the idea of "Ladies and Gentlemen". However, a lot of shoes like to subvert the line, replacing the "Gentlemen" part with something either similar, or something completely different. I know there are many examples of this, but I only have one off of the top of my head.

  • In The Fairly OddParents, during a concert, Timmy started the show with, "Ladies... and Timmy Turner's dad!"

Note: This differs from the And Zoidberg example given simply by the virtue that it's not singling any specific person out. While the example I've given isn't the best one, the replies show a better version of it, simply demonstrating that often, it'll replace "Gentlemen" with a group or an odd word instead of a specific person.
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  • December 7, 2008
    Nate the Great
    That example looks like And Zoidberg, but I do think that this is a trope. Feel free to include examples of "Ladies and germs," which is a common comedian variation of this.
  • December 7, 2008
    TromboneChild
    Cars:
    Mater: Ladies aaaand gentlecars!
  • December 7, 2008
    Sikon
  • December 7, 2008
    aperson
    Kinky Boots had something like "Ladies and Gentlemen and those of you who've yet to decide"
  • December 7, 2008
    FreezairForALimitedTime
    It Makes Sense In Context--Timmy's dad is the only man at a concert for the latest Pop Idol, Chip Skylark, so "Ladies and gentlemen" wouldn't quite be appropriate...
  • December 7, 2008
    Nate the Great
    I'm sure I've heard a variation that includes gender-nonspecific aliens, but I don't know from where...
  • December 7, 2008
    Bisected8
    Futurama had a Wrestling announcer say "Ladies, gentlemen and smizmars...". We don't find out what a smizmar is for a few more seasons.
  • December 8, 2008
    Unknown Troper
    Spider Robinson, in many Callahan's stories: Genties and ladlemen

    Beginning of Cabaret: Ladies and gentlemen, mesdames et monsieurs, <German I can't remember>

    More than one sketch comedy troupe: Ladies and gentlemen, mesdames et monsieurs, bozos and bozettes ....
  • December 8, 2008
    Silent Hunter
    • Cow And Chicken. Chicken is in prison and The Devil Red, who is the warder enters. The entire group of prisoners are men. So Red goes
      Laaaaaaddddddiiiiiieeeeeeees!!!!!!!... and gentlemen".
  • December 8, 2008
    Kayube
    This was part of And Zoidberg before but I'd say it should be split.
  • December 8, 2008
    Wristmilk
    "Ladies and Gentlesnorks" is used in Snorks (of course). I think the quote from Kinky Boots is "Ladies... and gentlemen... and those who've yet to make up your minds."
  • December 8, 2008
    Known Unknown
    Would "Friends, Romans, Countrymen..." be an example?
  • December 8, 2008
    Ridicumouse
    @UT The German comes first...

    "Meine Damen und Herren, Mesdames et Monsieurs, Ladies and Gentlemen."
  • December 8, 2008
    Joysweeper
    Now and again in the Star Wars Expanded Universe you get "ladies and gentlebeings".
  • December 8, 2008
    Bisected8
    I can recall at least one example of someone addressing a small group with only one female as "Gentlemen...and lady". One specific example would be the 4th Harry Potter book where the 5 champions are being addressed by Ludo Bagman.
  • December 8, 2008
    Unknown Troper
    I'm sure this was parodied at some point in A Series Of Unfortunate Events, with something to the effect of "Ladies and gentlemen and persons of any other gender", but I'd have to look it up.
  • December 8, 2008
    turnerjer
    • Another from Spider Robinson: "Ladles and Jellyspoons..."
    • Hedonismbot from Futurama: "Ladies and gentlefops..."
  • December 8, 2008
    Prfnoff
  • December 9, 2008
    Nyperold
    Yeah, Ladies And Germs is what I'd call it.
  • December 9, 2008
    Nate the Great
    Would I get to claim naming credit on my contributor page then?
  • December 9, 2008
    LatwPIAT
    Hello, sick people! And their loved ones.

    Completely irrelevant, but too good of an oppertunity to pass up.
  • December 9, 2008
    Nits
    @Ridicumouse: The French version is actually mesdames et messieurs.
  • December 24, 2008
    Juice Box Hero
  • December 24, 2008
    Sikon
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