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->''"When you name your baby Jeeves...you've pretty much set up his career for life. You don't see many hitmen, for example, named Jeeves. "Pardon me sir, but I must whack you now."''
-->-- '''Jerry Seinfeld'''

->'''Wadsworth''': "I'm merely a humble butler."
->'''Col. Mustard''': "What exactly do you do?"
->'''Wadsworth''': "I butle, sir."
--> '''Film/{{Clue}}'''

The Jeeves is the perfect English butler, valet, or manservant. Always well-dressed, unfailingly polite, devoted to his employer... and usually much smarter or more level-headed than [[UpperClassTwit his employer]], too. Usually can manipulate him so subtly that he does not even have to speak WithDueRespect to achieve his ends.

The canonical example is Jeeves himself, from the Literature/JeevesAndWooster short stories and novels of Creator/PGWodehouse and the ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'' TV series based on them. The original Jeeves, just for the record, is a valet, [[YouKeepUsingThatWord not a butler]] -- that is, he's a personal manservant, not a chief of domestic staff; as a bachelor living in a flat, Wooster doesn't have the kind of staff to warrant a butler. The same is true of many examples of this trope, as the two roles are commonly confused.

A somewhat common subversion, which began while Wodehouse was still writing, is to have the butler as a brutish thug (and possibly a BattleButler). Both the original and the subversion are examples of an actually useful kind of valet taken to the logical extreme. After all, if an [[BlueBlood aristocrat]] is in fact foolish and incompetent, then [[ConservationOfCompetence a competent valet is an urgent necessity]] if they are to survive everyday life. Conversely, an aristocrat may find it useful to have a brutish thug on retainer to deal with certain... inconvenient problems.

Note that The Jeeves, even if a valet, is not prone to the NoHeroToHisValet plot, generally having a clear view of his master's faults and virtues, though he may, on occasion, allow his view of the former to jaundice his view of the latter.Usually a HypercompetentSidekick. Complete opposite of the BumblingSidekick.

If the Jeeves should appear in a work of MysteryFiction, expect copious LampshadeHanging on the idea that TheButlerDidIt.
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[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]

* The central premise of ''Manga/BlackButler''
* [[OldRetainer Genji]] and especially [[SupremeChef Gohda]] from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' fall into this trope.
* Pagan, the Darlian family butler from ''GundamWing''.
* Tokita, the Itoshiki-family butler in ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. He's ultra-competent and ''seems'' more sensible than his employers, although since this is a WorldGoneMad, he has his own quirks.
* In ''Manga/WildRose'', Mikhail's butler Bernt is utterly unflappable and appears like a phantom the moment Kiri slacks off in his work.
* Riffael Raffit of ''CountCain'' is an ex-medical-student, beyond competent, devoted to a fault, and always turns up right when his master needs him. [[spoiler: Until it turns out he's [[SplitPersonality even more mentally unstable]] than Cain is, at least.]]
* ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' has Shion, the faultlessly loyal butler to PrincelyYoungMan Nozomu Kanou. He's always level-headed; the only time his composure breaks is when Kanou collapses from exhaustion. [[spoiler: The man is even calm after being mortally wounded.]]

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Alfred Pennyworth from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''. And yes, given the title used for a military officer's personal assistant, that makes him Batman's batman. He's also a BattleButler in several incarnations, with British military and/or espionage training. Keeps Batman from either giving up, or going too far into KnightTemplar territory. While he isn't more intelligent or deductive than Batman (though he has his moments), he's certainly ''wiser'' than he is.
* Jarvis from ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' also fits this trope, considerably more level-headed than his employer, Tony Stark - which one of them, after all, is the alcoholic?
* Cadbury, the butler of ComicBook/RichieRich.
* From Franchise/ArchieComics, the Lodge family butler, Smithers.
* Nestor, the butler of Marlinspike Hall in the ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' series.
* ComicBook/TomPoes: Joost, the faithful butler of Olivier B. Bommel.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/RugglesOfRedGap'', in which the proper, stuffy Ruggles suffers from a lot of culture shock when he's gambled away to a couple of loudmouthed Americans and winds up working in Red Gap, Washington.
* Hobson, Arthur's valet from ''Film/{{Arthur}}'', is an uncommonly sarcastic instance of this trope.
* Martin from the 1998 version of ''Film/TheParentTrap''.
* Leonard's butler in ''Film/LeonardPartSix''.
* Godfrey, the hero of ''Film/MyManGodfrey'', except for the pardonable sin of being American.
* ''The Admirable Crichton'' is about the titular butler doing his level best to keep this role up even when his UpperClassTwit employers and a handful of staff are ''stranded on a desert island'', and doing a pretty damn good job at it considering the resources available. When they take too many liberties in expecting an impossible level of luxury, he's forced to resign and start his own camp on the other side of the island... which they soon come crawling over to join, entirely unable to fend for themselves.
* Wadsworth, in ''Film/{{Clue}}'', is a more scheming variant on this.* Bates from ''Film/TopHat'' for Horace.
* Bensonmum in ''MurderByDeath'', memorably acted by Alec Guinness.** That's [[RunningGag Jamessir Bensonmum]], to be precise.
* Jeens in ''Film/DarkAndStormyNight''.
* [[spoiler:Mrs. Wilson]] from ''Film/GosfordPark'' [[TheDogBitesBack turns this to unusual ends]].
--> [[TheSummation What gift do you think a good servant has that separates them from the others? It's the gift of anticipation. And I'm a good servant. I'm better than good. I'm the best. I'm the perfect servant. I know when they'll be hungry and the food is ready. I know when they'll be tired and the bed is turned down. I know it before they know it themselves.]]
* Delbert Grady of ''Film/TheShining'', albeit briefly. Jack even calls him "Jeevesy".
* Stephen from ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' provides a very interesting subversion. He isn't British and he isn't a gentleman. He is, however, a genius butler who can fix anything for his idiotic master - with both him and his master being pure evil.
* Subverted, with more than a hint of FridgeHorror by the character of Ulysses Diello, a.k.a. Agent Cicero in ''Film/FiveFingers1952''. Diello plays the part of a loyal gentleman's personal gentleman to perfection but is inwardly consumed by resentment at his low social status. If you have ever wondered what Jeeves would turn into should he start to dwell on why a person so intelligent and cultured as himself should be a mere servant, the answer is Diello.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* The ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'' series of short stories and novels by Creator/PGWodehouse, later adapted into the popular ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'' TV series.
** Jeeves is the TropeNamer, of course.
** Sebastian Beach, the butler supreme of Blandings Castle.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Voules, Reggie Pepper's manservant. Reggie Pepper was a [[UpperClassTwit scatterbrained aristocrat]] who was later [[{{Expy}} Expied]] into Bertie Wooster, and Voules at first appears to be a cool, calm forerunner of Jeeves...until he turns out to be an angry, drunken JerkAss who betrays his master. CharacterizationMarchesOn, what?
** Also subverted with Brinkley who Bertie hires when Jeeves is temporarily working for someone else. Brinkley turns out to be an incompetent, violently alcoholic Communist who ends up setting the house that Bertie is staying in at the time on fire.
* Jeeves the [[{{Expy}} eponymous]] robotic BattleButler for Clan Korval in the Literature/LiadenUniverse, [[spoiler:a rehabilitated decommissioned war machine]] who it turns out actually adopted his name and manner specifically from certain ancient novels [[spoiler:(after having suffered at the hands of a character who is ''entirely coincidentally'' named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roderick_Spode Roderick Spode)]]]].
* Henry from Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Black Widowers'' stories: these are puzzle-mysteries in which a group of men discuss a mystery or conundrum over dinner and fail to solve it; the solution is always offered by their humble and devoted waiter Henry.
* LordPeterWimsey's valet Bunter is not, in fact, smarter than his amateur-detective employer, but he does have a number of useful skills that his boss doesn't -- like knowing how to develop a photograph.
* The [[MeaningfulName meaningfully-named]] Jock Strapp of the ''CharlieMortdecai'' series is written as the subversion type, and is actually described as the anti-Jeeves. He's crude DumbMuscle and completely loyal to his cunning employer, the titular VillainProtagonist (or anti-hero on a good day).
* Butler, the BattleButler of the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' series has some resemblance to the subversion, but is well-spoken enough to resemble TheJeeves.
* Vimes' butler Willikins in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books encompasses both this trope and its subversion: normally, he is the perfect Jeeves (minus the subtle manipulation of a wayward master), but in his childhood or when the situation demands, he was and becomes a thug.
** Indeed, in ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' he switches from one to the other in mid-sentence. "''Let 'em 'ave it right up the...'' oh, is that you, Sir Samuel?"
** In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', he keeps acting like the perfect Jeeves even after personally eliminating half of a commando squad attacking the Vimes home, and then hosing down their invasion tunnel with a flame-thrower.
*** Also in the same book, Willikins admits to having been a street gang member (in a gang even Vimes, a gang kid and possibly the Disc's dirtiest fighter, describes as a tough, mean lot) in his youth, favoring a cap-brim lined with sharpened penny coins. We also see him assisting the watch as a volunteer reservist later. Vimes marvels at the difference in Willikins' working-class background and his current highbrow butler status.
** In ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'', [[spoiler:Vimes insists that Willikins come with the family to the country manor. Willikins acts as personal manservant, preparing drinks and getting the manor's staff to respect their new master, and bodyguard, heavy on the latter. While the examples above could fall into service or self-defence, some of Willikins' actions are very shady, things Vimes may want to but won't order, such as shooting at an old lady while making a gang think one of their own did it, making them definitely in the wrong and giving the police an opening; and killing the PsychoForHire when he escapes for a second time, rather than delivering him to the police.]]
** The Igors are pretty much this for the MadScientist type. Although they are willing to work for non-mad scientist types.
* Stevens in Kazuo Ishiguro's ''Literature/TheRemainsOfTheDay'' is a {{deconstruction}} of this, [[spoiler: what with all the realising that his life has been meaningless and the Nazis and everything.]]
* Rall, in the ''Literature/{{Spaceforce}}'' novels, is Jay's discreet and perfectly mannered personal servant. [[spoiler: It turns out that he's reporting Jay's every move back to his commander, but this doesn't affect the fact that he's otherwise a perfect servant - and he does warn Ashlenn to flee, before she's arrested by the Taysans for eloping with Jay.]]
* In Robert Asprin's ''PhulesCompany'' books we have Beeker, the batman of Willard J. Phule. Whilst his insanely rich employer is busy inspiring his RagtagBunchOfMisfits troops (and he does -- no UpperClassTwit here), he's the one who frequently has to pull his arse out of the [[strike:line of]] fire.
* Because he apparently hated butlers (going so far as to say they had their own circle of hell, [[LaserGuidedKarma where kitchen-maids and journalists could watch their torments from Heaven]]), Creator/HilaireBelloc wrote a different kind of subversion in ''The Emerald of Catherine the Great''. The butler acts like TheJeeves around his master (except his schemes don't work), but is thuggish to the other servants. He even switches between [[BritishAccents posh dialect and Cockney]], depending on whether there are toffs around or not.
* Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/DominicFlandry'' series has Flandry's valet, Chives, who is a clear ShoutOut to Jeeves. Even if he is not human. (And starts out as a [[HappinessInSlavery slave]].)
* Miss Feng in Creator/CharlesStross' short story "[[http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0701/Trunk.shtml Trunk And Disorderly]]", which is a pastiche of the ''Jeeves'' novels relocated to an indeterminate future.
* ''Ruggles Of Red Gap'' which was also made into a play and a movie.
* Konstantin Bothari from the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' fits as one of the tropes' subversions. He plays batman to Aral Vorkosigan in the Barrayaran army, and later young Miles Vorkosigan after his release from service, but his primary qualities are his loyalty to the Vorkosigans and his martial abilities as a body guard. Later Miles acquires the suave and Jeeves-like Armsman Pym, who more closely embodies the original trope. Both Bothari and Pym are examples of the BattleButler.
* From ''TheKingdomsofEvil'', Mr. Skree
* ''InDeath'': Summerset, a butler who is naturally British. However, he doesn't seem interested in manipulating his employer Roarke very much.
* Mr. Butler from the PhryneFisher novels. He keeps Phryne's eccentric household running like clockwork and is never put out by any request, no matter how odd.
* Played with every which way in Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser's Literature/McAuslan story ''The Servant Problem'': zigzagged by [=MacNeill's=] [[IronLady grandmother]], who intimidates her employers; played straight by John, footman to a baronet who is the perfect manservant; and completely, utterly defied by every one of Lt. [=MacNeill's=] successive batmen, not to mention [=MacNeill=] himself.
* Most of the stewards of the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Royal Manticoran Navy]]. Not so much the part about being smarter or more level-headed, but definitely the part about manipulating the captains, commodores and admirals they serve into being properly dressed and fed, and at providing proper hospitality even at the most awkward times or when the most unusual and unexpected guests show up.
* At the start of the ''Series/TommyAndTuppence'' short story collection ''Partners in Crime'', Albert is attempting to be the sort of butler he sees at the pictures, much to Tommy's embarassment (he's had to stop him taking cards in on a silver platter). He grows into the role in later books.


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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In an episode of ''Series/EvenStevens''. Louis comes into enough money to hire his own Jeeves, called Chives, for a week. This is likely a parody of this trope.
* Massively defied by Edmund Blackadder in ''Series/{{Blackadder}} the Third'', who constantly manipulates his self-confessed "thick as a whale omelette" employer for his own ends. Interestingly, his employer is portrayed by Creator/HughLaurie, who also played Wooster.
* Geoffrey from the sitcom ''TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir.''
** And his spiritual ancestor, Benson [=DuBois=] of ''{{Soap}}''.
* Frasier hires one of these in one episode of the [[{{Frasier}} show named for him]], although he only plays up the BritishStuffiness when on the clock, and is happy to discuss Man Utd with Daphne in the kitchen.
* Niles from ''TheNanny''
** Actually, Niles ''mostly'' fits the Trope. He's British, polite, sophisticated, and loyal to his employer... For the most part. Eventually, however, he becomes somewhat of a DeadpanSnarker and the OnlySaneMan in the cast, thinking Maxwell somewhat stubborn for his reluctance to admit his true feelings to Fran. [[spoiler:Eventually, in a late season, he gains enough backbone to finally tell his boss off and speak his true mind about it, and this ''finally'' convinces Maxwell to propose to Fran, and it sticks.]]
* There is Frik from the mini-series ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. He is the polite and well-mannered servant to Queen Mab who horribly mistreats him. He often tries to serve as the voice of reason only to be ignored and is often the one to actually carry out her plots. [[spoiler: He leaves her employ/is fired when Mab kills the woman he loves. He then helps Merlin destroy her.]]
** He defines his role and the trope perfectly when Merlin meets him at the end saying: ''"There will always be a need for the perfect gentleman's gentleman, and I was and always will be one of the best."''
* Kryten of ''Series/RedDwarf'' is named after the Admirable Crichton, although he's TheWoobie as much as TheJeeves.
* Hudson from ''UpstairsDownstairs'', who often puts duty and rectitude before compassion or flexibility, or even his own selfish needs. In one story, he panics when he is seen by Sir Richard at a restaurant entertaining relatives from Australia because he thinks he is aping his betters and thus deserves to be sacked. He is quite shocked when Bellamy doesn't get rid of him, though Bellamy's brother makes him squirm quite a bit.
* Carson from ''DowntonAbbey''. Only WorldWarOne can stop him from running the house perfectly.

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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* Speed definitely comes off this way in ''Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona''; he's a cheerful ServileSnarker with an unbelievably quick wit, as likely to rib his master for being in love as he is to help him put his gloves on.
* Tranio in ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''--a GentlemanAndAScholar who's willing to do [[ChessmasterSidekick literally anything to help his master out]]. (And, incidentally, to help himself to some of his master's power.) Lucentio never does a thing without consulting him.
* ''Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat'': In the song "Go, Go, Go, Joseph", the Pharaoh's butler is referred to as "the Jeeves of his time".
* ''The Admirable Critchton'' appeared before even Jeeves. Though he plays HypercompetentSidekick to an entire family of [[UpperClassTwit Upper Class Twits]] (and single-handedly saves the day when they end up on a DesertedIsland), he still believes that it's wrong for the upper and lower classes to mingle too much and maintains that, as a mere servant, he should know his place.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''LauraBow: The Colonel's Bequest'', there is a butler named Jeeves.
* Winston from the ''Franchise/TombRaider'' series. He was often known to follow Lara around in II and III during the tutorial levels, causing many irritated gamers to [[LockedInAFreezer lock him in Lara's freezer]].
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', engineers can craft a device that requests the presence of Jeeves, the perfect gentleman robot butler, who will attend to your needs for 10 min. Jeeves allows players to repair their armor and weapons, sell unwanted items, buy reagents for spells and grants bank access to skilled engineers. Truly a gaming gentleman's gentleman.
** The Jeeves robot, however, has the look of a clockwork gnome and lacks the British stuffiness of a true Jeeves. A closer approximation to TheJeeves in-game is the raid boss Moroes inside Karazhan. He's in charge of the grand dining hall, and is unflaggingly polite to you even when he's trying to kill you. Even when you kill him, he maintains his stuffy cool, saying only "How terribly clumsy of me."
* Lawrence is one of these to Dr. Nefarious in the ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' series.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', when you get a house (either in Megaton or Tenpenny Tower), you are given a robotic butler to help explain the house's functions, give you fresh water, and tell you jokes. Both possible butlers speak with a British accent and have remarkable manners.
* In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondandPearl Pokemon Platinum]]'' (and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]''), Darach is this to Caitlin. [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Castle_Valet_Darach Just look at him]] His title is Castle Valet, and he battles you in place of Caitlin, who is implied to have tantrums when she loses. Darach is polite and proper, and he also says En garde! Caitlin is also a powerful Psychic who can't control her powers, so you can see why she doesn't battle. [[spoiler: Doesn't stop her from TakingALevelInBadass and becoming an Elite Four member in [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Black and White]]]].
* Haskill from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. It's telling that when his master is the god of madness, and he lives in a dimension where everyone is insane, he's the OnlySaneMan.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* After he won the lottery, Robbie of ''PvP'' hired a butler ''named'' Butler who plays this to the hilt and can solve any problem the other characters have if they ask him to.
** ... And apparently [[spoiler:[=LolBat=] in his spare time]].
* Alumik Edrok, father of Evan Edrok, from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', the butler of [[{{Hikkikomori}} Princess Jaina Repellista Zahard]]. He's got the dress code right and generally is more mature than all the [[AmazonBrigade Princesses we meet]]. Also, he knows many of these Princesses so well that he knows exactly what they want.
* In ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'', Perrault effectively runs his master's life. Until he decides he's bored; and even then setting guidelines for continued success while he's gone.
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Gilgamesh Wulfenbach's assistant Wooster is a [[spoiler:complete aversion]] of this trope, considering that [[spoiler:he works for British Intelligence. Gil knows about this.]]
** Considering [[Literature/JeevesandWooster the man's name]], it's not much of a surprise.
** Despite being [[spoiler: a spy with his own agenda]] and a university friend rather than someone hired as a professional manservant, he does seem to be good at his [[spoiler: cover]] job. And given [[MadScientist who his employer was]], having a batman with non-traditional talents probably came in handy.

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* Mr. Deeds of ''[[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-662 SCP-662]]''.
* In the ShowWithinAShow ''Caleb Rentpayer'' from the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoons, Caleb is a young slacker who somehow came into a lot of money. From the brief snippets of the show we've heard, his hapless butler Tuxworth seems to be half Jeeves, half ButtMonkey.
-->'''Caleb:''' You throw like a girl, Tucksworth.
-->'''Tuxworth:''' Caleb, that suitcase was ''heavy!''

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[[folder: Websites ]]

* [[http://uk.ask.com/ Ask Jeeves]]. Back by popular demand.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Xanatos' secretary/butler/manservant/majordomo/whatever Owen Burnett (who chose this life over... Nah, that would be telling).
** And Preston Vogel, whom Owen modeled his personality [[spoiler:and current form]] on.
* Duckworth from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''.
* One of Gromit's many household roles in ''WallaceAndGromit''. Usually the cause of his misfortune.
* One episode of ''TheFairlyOddparents'' had Timmy getting a butler named Jensen. [[PlotHole There didn't seem to be a problem with him seeing Cosmo and Wanda]].
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' had Danny getting rich and getting a butler named Hopkins.
* An episode of ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'' had Beezy getting a butler who literally ''lived his life for him''.
* {{Archer}} has a butler named [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Woodhouse]] ([[Creator/PGWodehouse get it?]]) who is definitely more down-to-earth than his employer. Unusually, in contrast to the norm wherein TheJeeves is the one "really in charge", Archer treats Woodhouse like shit (although we frequently get hints that the valet has his own little ways of getting revenge).
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Princess Bubblegum has Peppermint Butler. Like many examples of this trope, he's got plenty of HiddenDepths--he's even friends with [[TheGrimReaper Death]].
* Daphne's butler Jenkins in ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo''. Dawson, who responds to Daphne's call when Jenkins isn't available, also counts.
** Jenkins' services seems to extend to Daphne's friends as well. He responded when Velma accidentally called him in one episode.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Spike the dragon tries to be this. In practice, he vacillates between being [[{{Workaholic}} Twilight]] [[SanitySlippage Sparkle's]] (ignored) [[OnlySaneMan voice of reason]] and [[NotSoAboveItAll being]] [[InnocentlyInsensitive just]] as [[InnocentProdigy bad]]. Maybe he'll have better luck when he's older.
** Randolph, to [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]]. Despite his apparent age, he is at least a skilled acrobat, capable of backflips, spins, juggling, and ball balancing, all of which his young employer was [[BlatantLies "too tired"]] to do.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Road to Rupert", Stewie has an English butler named Crone who serves him while he's in the middle of a ski race.
* James is this to Arktos in ''Franchise/{{Tabaluga}}''. He is a very elegant penguin with a monocle on his eye and he is much smarter than Arktos who always claims that all James's ideas were his ideas However, James sometimes seems to be a bit to concerned about his master's welfare.
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