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->''"It will be called ''Literature/HarryPotter and''... something. Catchy, don't you think? And I think I'll follow the same model for [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows seven]]."''
-->-- '''Creator/JKRowling''' (on the title of the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince sixth book]] before it was announced)

This is a standard way to name individual works in a loosely-linked series; it is currently most common in childrens' books. Frequently the noun phrase in question will be of TheXOfY form.

A common variant is to use the possessive instead of "and the", giving Character Name's Noun Phrase.

If ever bored, amuse yourself by taking the "And The Noun Phrase" part and adding it to a different "Character Name". For instance: ''Indiana Jones and the Chocolate Factory''. Another variation is to add the title of a movie that ''doesn't'' follow this pattern to a Character Name from a series that ''does'': ''Indiana Jones and the Minority Report''. (Inspired by the retitled video releases of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.)

A SubTrope of MacGuffinTitle.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', for an example of the possessive variant.
* ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'', though it's the titles of the individual chapters instead of the volumes.
* Similarly, most of the episodes of the ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' anime have Japanese titles that begin with "Sakura and..."
* This was also the case for several of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movies (''Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew'', ''Anime/PokemonRangerAndTheTempleOfTheSea'', ''Anime/PokemonGiratinaAndTheSkyWarrior'', ''Anime/PokemonArceusAndTheJewelOfLife'') and a two-part special (''VideoGame/PokemonRanger and the Kidnapped Riolu!'').
* ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'' (also known in Japan as ''Wolf and Spice'') has each episode titled "Wolf and" something relating to the episode.
* ''LightNovel/OokamiSan'': Every one of the LightNovels and episodes of the anime series are titled ''Ookami-san and [something]''.
* The translated novels of ''BungakuShoujo'' all use this, with "Book Girl" for the name and "Suicidal Mime," "Famished Spirit," "Captive Fool," etc. for the Noun Phrase.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* The first volume of ''TheUnwritten'' is titled "Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity". The in-universe Tommy Taylor novels also follow this naming pattern, more likely than not to specifically evoke the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series.
* Bryan Lee O'Malley's ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' series uses the character's name in all six volume titles - the strictest example of this trope is the third volume, ''Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness''.
** Which, in turn is a reference to a Music/TheSmashingPumpkins album titled in the same format (''Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness'').
* ''Uncle Sam and the Comicbook/FreedomFighters''
* ''[[HowlingCommandos Sergeant Fury and the Howling Commandos]]''
* ''{{Batman and the Outsiders}}''
* ''Wolverine and the X-Men''
* The ''AtomicRobo'' series. The first collection is ''Atomic Robo and the Fightin' Scientists of Tesladyne''.
* A lot of the ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' books have this format: ''Asterix and the Golden Sickle'', ''Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield'', etc.
* ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' avoided this trope until the series' final two albums, ''Tintin and the Picaros'' and the unfinished ''Tintin and Alpha-Art''.
* Italian [[ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics Disney comic stories]] (and Italian translations of Disney comics from other languages) use such titles all the time.
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[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* ''Literature/CatherineAndHerFate'' Doubles as NameAndName, since the fate is an AnthropomorphicPersonification.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* ''FanFic/ScottPilgrimVsSnowFlowerAndTheSecretHallPass''. Played straight, since the title is a parody of SnowFlowerAndTheSecretFan.
* ''HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', of course.
* ''Fanfic/CourtneyAndTheViolinOfDespair'', with the noun phrase naming the story's ArtifactOfDeath. In addition, this ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama]]'' story ends with a {{sequel hook}} for a story that (if it ever gets written) would obviously be called, "Courtney and the Violin of Doom".
* The ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Empath And The Red-Nosed Reindeer".
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The third movie in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' trilogy was called ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves''.
* The Disney version of ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]]'' ('and the Honey Tree', 'Blustery Day', etc.)
* A few of the Franchise/{{Barbie}} DirectToDVD movies follow this pattern: ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheDiamondCastle'', ''Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus'', ''Barbie and the Three Musketeers''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Done in countries which put an "007" in the title of all ''Film/JamesBond'' films (''007 and the Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' etc.).
* ''Chu Chu and the Philly Flash''
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones''
** Even ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' has been retconned into ''Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark''.
** Fun fact: There was a book called ''Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone'' two years before there was a book called ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone''.
* ''SarahLandonAndTheParanormalHour''.
* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow''
* ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks''.
* ''Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold''
* ''Film/HedwigAndTheAngryInch''
* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''
* Canadian children's film ''Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Every book and short story in ''Literature/FeliksNetAndNika'' series has title starting with ''Feliks, Net & Nika and...''
* Many of Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' Literature/{{Tarzan}} novels, starting with the fifth, ''Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar''.
* ''Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day''
* ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents]]'' by Creator/TerryPratchett.
* After the first, the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' books follow this form. They were originally subtitles, but have switched to the "and the" format since the new covers came out.
* Roald Dahl sometimes titled his books like this (''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'').
* The Danny Dunn books
* Almost all [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations Target novelisations]] of ''Series/DoctorWho'' published between 1973 and 1982 insisted on the 'Doctor Who and the' format. This occasionally required retitling the story to make it fit, as when "Spearhead from Space" became ''Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion'', or "The Moonbase" became ''Doctor Who and the Cybermen''. The practice probably stems from the fact that the scripts were usually titled "Doctor Who and The Whatever" with the first part dropped from the onscreen titles.
** The story "Doctor Who and the Silurians" was supposed to be just "The Silurians" but a production error led to the aforementioned title. Target renamed it ''Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters'' because, as noted in a later story, the titular Cave Monsters couldn't have come from the Silurian Era.
*** There are next episode captions at the end of various black and white stories that use the same form as well.
** And [[IAmNotShazam his name isn't "Doctor Who", anyway]], so none of these titles make sense.
* Some of the ''Literature/EncyclopediaBrown'' books follow this format strictly (e.g., ''Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Dead Eagles''), while others deviate slightly (''Encyclopedia Brown Strikes Again'').
* ''TheUnderlandChronicles'' starts off with ''Gregor the Overlander'', then continues to ''Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane'', then ''Curse of the Warmbloods'', and so on.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** Spoofed in the ''Literature/BarryTrotter'' parody trilogy: ''Barry Trotter and the Shameless/Unauthorized Parody'', ''Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel'', and ''Barry Trotter and the Dead Horse''.
** Similarly spoofed in the science-fiction webzine "Axxón" in a fake book review, where the main character is called "Hewlett Packard" and some titles (translated from Spanish) are: ''Hewlett Packard and the Cold-Storage Chamber'', ''Hewlett Packard and [[TheFlintstones the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes]]'', ''Hewlett Packard and the Recalcitrant Bastard''. More (in Spanish) [[http://axxon.com.ar/rev/160/c-160bibliorata.htm here]].
** Another suggestion, courtesy of the author of ''Webcomic/GetMedieval'': [[http://www.ainself.net/irony/get_medieval/truestory1.gif random historical events.]] [[http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/80883.html It works quite well.]]
* Subtly subverted (or inverted?) in Creator/CSLewis's ''[[{{Narnia}} The Horse and His Boy]]''. It seems he was spoofing the '[[PonyTale pony-book]] public'. (''[[{{Narnia}} The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe]]'' is a shout-out to Creator/ENesbit novels with similar titles.)
* ''Jacob Two-Two and the Hooded Fang'' and its sequel ''Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur'', by Mordecai Richler.
* ''Kitty And The MidnightHour'' by Carrie Vaughn
** Also, the fourth KittyNorville Book, ''Kitty and the Silver Bullet.'' Books two and three are variants of this (''Kitty Goes to Washington'' and ''Kitty Takes a Holiday'').
* ''TheSnarkoutBoys and the Avocado of Death'' and ''The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror'' by Creator/DanielPinkwater.
* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor''. The book mentions a number of in-universe pulp adventures that also use this trope in their title. It's {{lampshade}}d, as at the end [[spoiler:[[LiteraryAgentHypothesis it's suggested that the novel itself was one of those adventures.]] It's apparently the published version, following the revisions Luke demanded, as none of his grievances were actually in the novel.]]
** The ''Lando Calrissian Adventures'' trilogy follows the more specific formula "Lando Calrissian and the Compound Noun of Place": ''Mindharp of Sharu'', ''Flamewind of Oseon'', and ''Starcave of Thonboka''.
** Han Solo had one: ''Han Solo and the Lost Legacy''.
** The German translation of ''{{Literature/Shatterpoint}}'' [[CompletelyDifferentTitle was titled]] "Mace Windu und die Armee der Klone" ("Mace Windu and the army of clones"). [[NonindicativeName The clones are actually just side characters who don't appear until relatively late in the story]].
* Quite popular in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'', with episodes such as "James and the Red Balloon" or "Toby and the Stout Gentleman". In recent years, a lot of them are of the form "Thomas and the...".
* The first two sets of ''Literature/TomSwift'' books are all named according to the pattern ''TomSwift and His [noun phrase]'', and are probably the UrExample.
* The ''Literature/TrixieBelden'' series
* ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheRedKing'' - in the U.S., all but the first book follow this pattern. In the U.K., only the later ones do.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians: Subtitle Here'' x5
* ''Literature/NancyDrew'' books often have titles like this where the case is the noun phrase. The video games often follow the pattern as well.
* The vast majority of ''Literature/{{Biggles}}'' books fall into this category.
* OlderThanPrint: ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight'', a KingArthur tale written in the 14th century.
* ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' series loved this trope.
* Creator/StephenKing's "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption".
* ''[[Literature/WarriorCats SkyClan and the Stranger]]''
* Lisa See's ''SnowFlowerAndTheSecretFan''.
* ''Literature/HaroldAndThePurpleCrayon''
* Children's novels ''Alex and the Ironic Gentleman'' and ''Timothy and the Dragon's Gate'' by Adrienne Kress.
* Most of TheBerenstainBears' original series is in the format "The Berenstain Bears and the X Y."
* Erich Kästner's ''Literature/EmilAndTheDetectives'' was followed by a sequel, ''Emil and the Three Twins''. His later book ''The Little Man'' was followed by ''The Little Man and the Little Miss''.
* ''Literature/SsaliaAndTheDragonsOfAvienot''.
* Every book in the ''Literature/LuckyStarr'' series [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness except the first]] is called ''LuckyStarr and [[TheXOfY the [Noun] of [Solar System locale]]]''.
* The four books of the [[Literature/AlcatrazSeries Hushland biographies of Alcatraz Smedry]] ''Alcatraz Versus The Evil Librarians'', ''Alcatraz Versus The Scrivener's Bones'', ''Alcatraz Versus The Knights of Crystallia'', and ''Alcatraz Versus The Shattered Lens.''.
* ''Literature/MarkDelewenAndTheSpacePirates''.
* Stretching the definition of "character" a bit, but the non-fiction book ''T. Rex and the Crater of Doom'', about the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, is clearly intended to evoke the trope.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming All episodes]] of ''Series/{{Monk}}'' have titles like "Mr. Monk and the [noun phrase]". This was {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode when an [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed fan]] mentions she wrote a FanFic with a title along these lines.
* In a similar example to above, and a slight variation to the trope, all episodes of ''{{Chuck}}'' are titled "Chuck Vs. The [noun phrase]".
* In a similar example to both of the above, but not a slight variation of the trope, all episodes of ''{{Joey}}'' were titled "Joey and the [noun phrase]".
* ''Series/RogerAndTheRottentrolls''.
* ''CaptainPowerAndTheSoldiersOfTheFuture''
* ''Series/JohnnyAndTheSprites''
* ''TwoBrokeGirls'' combines this with EpisodeFinishesTheTitle (where the episode name constitutes the "and the Noun Phrase" part).
* Just about every episode of the British courtroom mystery series ''Series/RumpoleOfTheBailey'' had its title in the form of "Rumpole and the...".
* ''The Ghost and Mrs. Muir'' put the trope into reverse.
* During the Classic era of ''Series/DoctorWho'', scripts were often titled internally with a "Dr. Who and the..." format to prevent them getting mixed up with the scripts for other shows - so you'd have scripts called things like "Dr. Who and the Slave Traders" (part of "The Romans") or "Dr. Who and the Temple of Evil" (part of "The Aztecs"), and, as [[IAmNotShazam the character's name is not "Dr. Who"]], broadcast as "The Slave Traders" and "The Temple of Evil". This practice did leak into the show twice by accident - the first time was when the series abandoned the practice of titling each episode in favour of titling each serial, causing some internal confusion, so the [[OnTheNext Next Episode title]] at the end of "The Gunfighters" was shown as "Dr. Who and The Savages", though it was fixed in the serial itself. The second time was just a slip-up, and led to a Jon Pertwee story being called "Dr. Who and the Silurians" for the whole way through. The "Dr. Who and the..." titles have been used occasionally in the ExpandedUniverse as an IntentionallyAwkwardTitle designed to evoke feelings of FanDumb (such as the audio drama "Dr. Who and the Pirates") as well as the occasional CanonDiscontinuity (as in ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'', which starred a human time traveller named Dr. Who).
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[[folder:Music]]
* In musical groups, especially pop/rock, it's quite common for them to be named " and the ". Probably the most notable is the group that was briefly called Long John and the Silver Beetles (after Buddy Holly and the Crickets), before shortening their name to Music/TheBeatles.
** Prior to being just The Beatles, they were back-up under the billing Tony Sheridan And The Beatles.
* Bill Haley and his Comets.
* Music/DavidBowie's ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars'', anyone? Possibly his best-remembered album.
** And [[Music/MarcBolan T.Rex]], featuring Bowie's pal Marc Bolan, put out an obscure LP called ''Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow,'' likely attempting to capitalize on Bowie's success with an "alter ego" musical act.
* [[FriendToAllLivingThings Markie Mark]] and the Funky Bunch.
* Music/TheSmashingPumpkins's''Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.''
* Hootie and the Blowfish. Subverted in that "Hootie" is not a character name, even if a lot of people think it is.
* Parodied by the groups ''Jump 'n' The Saddle'' and ''Phil 'n' The Blanks''.
* "By-Tor and the Snow Dog", a famous Music/{{Rush}} song.
* Music/EltonJohn has the song "Benny and the Jets" and the album ''Capt. Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy''.
* The Supremes became "Diana Ross and the Supremes".
* Red Nickels and his Five Pennies.
* [[Music/FleetwoodMac Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac]], before Peter Green left the group
* Music/TearsForFears' ''Raoul and the Kings of Spain'' and "Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams."
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''[[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie]]''! As well as the lesser known ''Commander Coriander Salamander and 'er Singlehander Bellylander''.
* ''The Captain and the Kids''
* ''Terry and the Pirates''
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* ''[[Pinball/CaptainFantastic Capt. Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy]]'', named after the EltonJohn album of the same title.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins'', the title invented by MarkKermode when reviewing the ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' film and pointing out its similarities with ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* Some of Creator/BigFinish's BerniceSummerfield audios and novels have titles of the format "Professor Bernice Summerfield and...". Given that she's a former ''Series/DoctorWho'' companion ''and'' an AdventureArchaeologist, this is likely intended to reflect both the Target novelisations and ''Franchise/IndianaJones''.
* ''Radio/HamishAndDougal'''s Indy parody has the title "Inverurie Jones and the Thimble of Doom".
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The pulp RoleplayingGame ''SpiritOfTheCentury'' [[http://www.evilhat.com/home/?page_id=103 ]] has players collaborate to come up with stories between their characters, using this or a few other 'old-style' penny-dreadful varieties.
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* ''HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'' for the DS mixes it up a bit.
* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton and the (thing that is going to cause Layton and Luke a world of trouble)''
* With the ''VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries'', we have games like ''Sonic and the Secret Rings'' and ''Sonic and the Black Knight''.
* ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom''.
* ''BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg''
* ''ABoyAndHisBlob'', original and remake.
* ''Max and the Magic Marker''
* ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}} and the Amazing Mirror''.
* ''[[VideoGame/TheBizarreAdventuresOfWoodruffAndTheSchnibble Woodruff and the Schnibble of Azimuth]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' and VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} use this with their DLC. Examples include "Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot" and "Claptrap's Robot Revolution" from the first game as well as "Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty", "Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage", and "Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt" from the sequel.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* The ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' bound collections ([[WordOfGod Kaja Foglio]] [[http://kajafoglio.livejournal.com/113053.html has said]] that this is a ShoutOut to ''Tom Swift''); in the series itself, the Heterodyne Boys books are apparently all titled like this.
** Incidentally, the "Heterodyne Boys" appears to be a reference to ''TheHardyBoys'' series, which was from the same [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratemeyer_Syndicate StrateMeyer Syndicate]] as ''Tom Swift''.
* In ''{{Narbonic}}'', storylines featuring Lupin "Wolf" Madblood were often titled like this. ("Professor Madblood and the Doppelganger Gambit", "Professor Madblood and the Lovelace Affair", etc.)
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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* All the Phase novels in the WhateleyUniverse have titles like this. "Ayla and the Late Trevor James Goodkind", "Ayla and the Blackmailer", ...
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe]]''. The Nostalgia Critic's review of the live-action movie (called Film/MastersOfTheUniverse, weirdly enough) featured many parody renamings throughout, including He-Man and the Mystic Time Travellers of the Oingo Boingo.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' as a possessive.
* One of the 1980's StrawberryShortcake specials was called "StrawberryShortcake and the [[NoNameGiven Baby Without a Name]]."
* ''FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids''
* Every episode of the ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' animated series was "Hercules and the (insert noun phrase here)"
* ''JosieAndThePussycats''.
** Similarly, ''{{Jem}} And The Holograms'' (the toyline accompanying it was simply named ''Jem'').
* ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats''
** This title was never used on screen. The Catillac Cats were identified on screen as "Cats And Company."
* Many ''{{Franklin}}'' stories are titled this way. Additionally, the CGI follow-up is titled ''Franklin and Friends''.
* Every episode of Nickelodeon's ''{{Doug}}'' is titled this way, and almost every episode of the Disney version.
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Read it and Weep" has Rainbow Dash getting into a series of books about an AdventurerArchaeologist pegasus named JustForFun/DaringDo, all of which apparently follow this pattern: the first two books are "Daring Do and the Quest for the Sapphire Statue" and "Daring Do and the Griffon's Goblet".
* A number of the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' made-for-video animated movies follow this (''Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost, Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster, Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword,'' etc.)
* ''WesternAnimation/HollyHobbieAndFriends''
* Nearly every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'', even when the episode isn't based on a novel that did it.
* About half the episodes of ''SamuraiJack'' are named this way.
* ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''
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