->''"Geez, not only do [[Creator/{{DIC}} you]] ignore the original song, but you rewrite it, and you get it to [[ExpositoryThemeTune tell me what I'm about to watch right now]]! Well, what are you gonna do next? Tell me the names of all the characters that are in [[Anime/SailorMoon the show]]?!"''
-->-- '''WebVideo/MarzGurl''' in her ''Top 10 List of Animated Shows That Tell the Whole Story in Their Theme Song''

An ExpositoryThemeTune for a series that includes a rundown of the main characters, usually with a line or two about each one's role in the show. Especially common in kids' shows. Note that not all examples contain the characters' names in the lyrics. Some examples have songs that only describe them. May also occur in [[OpeningNarration Opening Narrations]], and even in shows that have instrumentals (e.g., 1990s ''WesternAnimation/XMen'').

Compare IntroDump.


* Blockbuster Video has a rare example of a commercial[[note]]In this case, its the Blockbuster Kids commercial.[[/note]] doing this:
-->"Fire is our man, he's as great as he can be
--> And Summer, she's a friend to you and me
--> And then there's Slo Mo, with his dog Pause
--> Rewind, he's the greatest, and all our friends are saying
--> WOW! What a difference! Blockbuster Video! WOW! What a difference! Blockbuster Video!"[[note]]"'There's a world of adventure just waiting for you!' WOW!"[[/note]]
* One memorable campaign for Fanta (in all its incarnations) features "The Fantanas", whose names are shown onscreen one at a time.
* Another rare advertising example is Franchise/{{Barbie}} and the Rockers (also used in the two animated specials[[note]]Which were co-written by Ruth Handler, the original creator of the Barbie doll (and by extension, the Barbie franchise)[[/note]]):
-->We're Barbie, and the Rockers (with Ken)!
-->Rocking out, we're totally in the groove!
-->Dana, Dee Dee, Derek, and Diva too!...[[note]]This part had some variations across the commercials and the specials. There were also commercials that left this part out.[[/note]]

* ''Anime/SailorMoon'''s Creator/DiC dub theme song.
** But it was only accurate for the first season. Pluto isn't mentioned once she shows up in R, nor are Any of the Outer Senshi in S, or Chibi Moon in either S or [=SuperS=]. Not a very good roll call if you forget half the heroes.
** It probably sounds worse on Creator/{{Geneon}}'s American [=DVDs=] of the third season. The English versions include the American theme song synced with a Japanese opening, causing a part meant to show off the new Sailor Senshi to have singers exclaiming the Inner Senshi's names for no apparent reason.
* The 4Kids ''OnePiece'' dub ThemeTuneRap. They didn't make it any longer, so each addition to the cast made the lines involving the roll call more cluttered.
** Two of the Japanese themes, "Share the World" and "We Go!", feature title cards for the characters.
* Similarly the 4Kids dubbed seasons of ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' had the Pokerap. While technically never a title theme, it was a number of tunes played following an episode listing down all the Pokemon of the current region. The original Japanese edit eventually started making it's own variations.
* The theme song to the English dub of ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}''. Stan and Sandy are not mentioned, however.
** Both the original Japanese and English ending themes both have a variation. In the original Japanese version the characters' names had the first syllable placed at the end of their names.[[note]]"teruNe, idoMa, maruChibi, daPan, ushiKo, hamuTora, bon-chanRi", etc.[[/note]] For the English dub version, we have this:
--> "Snoozer, Penelope, Panda, Howdy, Oxnard, Bijou, and Boss, let's go! zerSnoo, pePenelo, ssoB, daPan, dyHow, nardOx, jouBi, and Hamtaro!..."
* The opening to ''Anime/RoninWarriors'', American version.
* The second series of ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' calls the five heroes in numbered order by their civilian names.
** A variation of the OpeningNarration to ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets'' has the announcer calling their (adapted) names.
*** This also happens in the OpeningNarration to the second English dub, [[Anime/GForceGuardiansOfSpace G-Force]][[note]]Which is the name that was also used for the team in the Battle of the Planets version.[[/note]]
* The original ending theme to ''Manga/GetterRobo'', ''[[CombiningMecha Gattai]] Getter Robo'' had this.
* ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' had a part in its theme song where they say "Happy! Sunny! Peace! March! Beauty!" which are the names of the 5 main girls.
** Also, the ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' theme song cleverly hides the words "Hibiki" and "Kanade" in its lyrics.
* The French version (but not the English version) does this twice during the chorus in the theme song to ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'':
-->''AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Esteban, Zia, Tao, les Cités d'or !''
* The openings to both anime adaptations of Ryohgo Narita's works, ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' and ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' respectively list every single major character in text during quick freezeframe closeups. [[spoiler: The intro to ''Baccano!'' also contains one notable and intentional exclusion, as a train conductor who has a prominent shot in its opening at one point and is apparently [[SacrificialLamb cannon fodder]] early on turns out to also be very much alive and a main character as well.]]
* This happens in the intro to ''Fables of the Green Forest'', the English dubbed version of ''Rocky Chuck the Mountain Rat (adapted from the Literature/BurgessBedtimeStories).

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The ''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'' comic book actually had a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xuosmf1_mKs theme song]] that gave a short blurb about each team member ''and'' the BigBad. "Give us the Nextwave roll call!"
-->Monica! Is gonna microwave your [[SoundEffectBleep *slide whistle*]]\\
Tabby! Is gonna steal all your stuff!\\
Aaron! [[RoboSpeak Is going to organize your sock drawer.]]\\
Elsa! Is gonna speak with an accent!\\
The Captain! [[{{Shaped Like Itself}} His name is The Captain!]]
* Crossing over with OpeningNarration. Most comic books about superhero teams will have a team lineup at the beginning displaying each character with their name and a brief description of their powers.
** Older books, back when the inside cover pages were reserved for advertisements, may use the opening [[SplashPanel splash page]] for a DramatisPersonae.
* One of the 1990s BazookaJoe comics is a "rap" which [[http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~jimmyk/bazooka_html/baz23.html roll-calls the entire cast]].

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'': Strangely, Tigger isn't named. Probably because he wasn't introduced until the second installment. Oddly enough though, neither was Piglet, but he ''does'' appear in the theme from the beginning.
* ''Woody's Roundup'', the ShowWithinAShow on ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', has one.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/AnimalHouse'' has about 18 characters named in its theme song.
* "Nicest Kids in Town", theme song of [[ShowWithinAShow the Corny Collins Show]] from ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'', has one of these introducing the Council Members.
* ''Film/TeenBeachMovie'' has one during "Surf Crazy", meant to be the introduction song of the [[ShowWithinAShow Movie Within a Movie]] ''Wet Side Story''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ("Robot Roll Call!")
** Though Dr. Forrester, TV's Frank, and Pearl are name-checked during the Mike-era theme, the Mads are never mentioned by name in the Joel-era and Jonah-era themes.
* ''Series/ImaginationMovers''
* ''Series/FraggleRock'': ("We're Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, Red!") It's noticeable that the fraggles say their names very fast, making it hard to remember.
* ''Series/TheFreshBeatBand'': "On guitar... Kiki! On keyboards... Shout! On drums... Mirena! And the real MC... Twist in the house!"
* "We're ''[[WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters The Ghost Busters]]'' ('I'm Spencer! He's Tracy!' 'I'm Kong!')!..."
* ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'' (all three versions). Not to mention ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse''.
* ''Series/GilligansIsland'' ("...with Gilligan, the Skipper too, the Millionaire, and his wife...")
** Note that it originally left off the Professor and Mary Ann, who were referred to as "and the rest", until Bob Denver (Gilligan) forced the studio to change it.
* ''Series/ThomasTheTankEngine'' has examples of this, but technically not as intros:
** The earliest series, between episodes, had the main theme play over a montage of characters with names on boards beside them.
** More recent series have the song 'Engine Roll Call' - although not an intro, it plays at the end of every episode.
* The 1970s kids' show ''Series/{{ZOOM}}'' had one, preserved in the show's later 1999-2005 incarnation.
* ''Series/{{Animorphs}}''
* ''Ozzie and Harriet'' ("Here's Ozzie! Here's Harriet!")
* ''Series/SpaceCases'' -- originally aired as the closing theme in the first season but moved to opening theme in the second season and in syndication.
* ''Series/LancelotLinkSecretChimp''
* 1970s kids' show ''Series/NewZooRevue''
* ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'': The closing theme, "199 Hero Getter", goes through the name of each of the 35 SuperSentai teams.
* ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'' mentions the names of the five heroes in the song lyrics.
* ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' and ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'': Each Ranger calls their name out when their credit appears.
* ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'':
-->With the MC Bat Commander (Commander!)\\
Crash [=McLarson=] (Crash!)\\
Ricky Fitness (Ricky!)\\
Eaglebones Falconhawk (Eaglebones!)\\
And Jimmy the Robot (Jimmy!)\\
Together they fight evil\\
So unbelievable!
* ''Bob The Builder'' (understandably for a kids' show) has the entire cast:
-->Scoop, Muck and Dizzy, and Roly too.
-->Lofty and Wendy join the crew
* The theme to Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse does this at one point:
--> "Globey's spinning, Mr. Window's grinning, 'cause Pterri's flying by..."
** In the ChristmasSpecial, Pee-Wee introduces all the puppet / claymation / etc. characters, followed by the regular human characters, and the special guest stars.
* ''Series/ZoobileeZoo''
-->"I'm [[TheDanza Mayor Ben]]. I'm here to lend a helping hand." / "I'm Bill Der Beaver. [[GadgeteerGenius I invent things on command]]."...

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* The 1995-1996 themes for ''[=WWF=] Superstars'' would name the top wrestlers at the time in the intros, with changes based on who had joined and who had left.
** For a time, the opening lines were,
--> "[[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]]'s cool, [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker Undertaker]]\\
Wrestling/ShawnMichaels heartbreaker\\
Wrestling/BretHart show 'em how\\
Uh oh here comes Wrestling/{{Vader}} now"
** After [[Wrestling/KevinNash Kevin "Diesel" Nash]], [[Wrestling/ScottHall Scott "Razor Ramon" Hall]] and Sean "The 1-2-3 Kid" Waltman left for Wrestling/{{WCW}} in May 1996, the lyrics were changed.
--> "Wrestling/BretHart, [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker Undertaker]]\\
Wrestling/ShawnMichaels heartbreaker\\
Wrestling/OwenHart show 'em how\\
Uh oh here comes Wrestling/{{Vader}} now"
** What made this odd was that, at the time, Wrestling/BretHart was off of TV after having dropped the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Title]] to Wrestling/ShawnMichaels at ''[[Wrestling/WrestleMania WrestleMania]] XII'' in March and was sitting home contemplating his future.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits'':
-->''Flipping like a pancake, popping like a cork, Fleagle, Bingo, Drooper and Snork!''\\

* "It's A Typical Day," the opening number of ''Theatre/LilAbner'', has all the best-known denizens of Dogpatch introduce themselves.
* The Corny Collins Council gets one in "The Nicest Kids in Town" from ''Film/{{Hairspray}}''.
* The "Prologue" of ''Theatre/NatashaPierreAndTheGreatCometOf1812'' pretty much introduces everyone appearing in the show, in the style of a cumulative list song akin to "The 12 Days of Christmas". It was necessitated since audiences had difficulty following the plot.
* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' neatly introduces most of the characters and their role in Hamilton's life, although they aren't named until later songs:
** "We fought with him": Lafayette and Mulligan/Jefferson and Madison - the former fought ''alongside'' Hamilton while the latter fought ''against'' him.
** "Me - I died for him": [[spoiler:Laurens]]/[[spoiler:Phillip]] - the former in a battle two weeks after the war ended, the latter defending Hamilton's honor in a duel.
** "Me - I trusted him": Washington.
** "Me - I loved him": Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy/Maria Reynolds - Peggy like a sibling and Reynolds as a lover.
** "And me? I'm the damned fool who shot him": Aaron Burr, of course.
** And Alexander Hamilton to finish off the song.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The infamous [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong64 DK Rap]], as shown [[http://www.mariowiki.com/DK_Rap here]]:
* [[Franchise/MortalKombat Kano. Liu Kang. Raiden. Johnny Cage. Scorpion. Sub-Zero. Sonya. MORTAL KOMBAT!]]
** [[Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation Liu Kang. Sonya. Jax. Kitana. Jade. Sub-Zero. Scorpion. Cyrax. Smoke. Sheeva. Motaro. MORTAL KOMBAT!]][[note]]For the record, this version leaves out a ''lot'' of the roster at the time.[[/note]]
* Beyond all belief this is what plays when you fight Good King Moogle Mog XII in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''. Half way through the fight the BGM shifts and the [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad troupe of moogles]] you fought before the boss will [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Moogle_Theme pull this trope]] with a little bit of ExpositoryThemeTune to top it all off by telling you in the song the kinds of things they will do to you.
* This trope is actually OlderThanTheNES. It was very common for arcade games to show the players a list of any enemies and obstacles along with their point values (if any). However, if we were to list every game that does this, we'd be here all day. Suffice it to say, it goes as far back as VideoGame/SpaceInvaders at least:
[[TitleDrop Space Invaders]]\\\
* Score advance table*\\
[UFO sprite] = ?\\
[top invader sprite] = 30 points\\
[middle invader sprite[[note]]The series' MascotMook[[/note]]] = 20 points\\
[bottom invader sprite] = 10 points
* VideoGame/PacMan has a (somewhat) more traditional example
-->Character / Nickname
--> [Red monster] Shadow / Blinky
--> [Pink Monster] Speedy / Pinky
--> [Light Blue Monster] Bashful / Inky
--> [Orange Monster] Pokey / Clyde[[note]] [small dot] 10 points / [energizer dot] 50 points / [energizer demonstration] 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600[[/note]]
** ''VideoGame/MsPacMan''
--> With Blinky / Pinky / Inky / Sue / Starring Ms. Pac-Man
* "Namco Presents VideoGame/{{Mappy}} / Starring Mappy as Micro Police / Nyamco[[note]]Renamed "Goro" in the North American version[[/note]] as Boss the Big Bit / Mewkies[[note]]"Meowky" in the North American version[[/note]] as Naughty Folks"
* VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld and VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 (U.S.) list the enemy characters in the end credits.
* The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' trilogy for the Super NES has one during the [[spoiler: true, in the case of the [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1 first game]]]] credits sequence of each game.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Happens in ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' [[http://nonadventures.com/2007/02/03/victorian-secret/ here]]. Not an intro, though.
* Andy Weir did once write a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flz-qkKEaOA cast song]] for his webcomic ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'', which was then performed by the band ''Moosebutter''. Albeit only two minutes long, it mentions every character who had appeared in the comic so far, and even one who didn't yet at that point: [[spoiler:The Conquistador.]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'': "Cheerleader! So and So! What's Her Face! The Ugly One!"
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Though not actually used anywhere else, Strong Bad envisions such a song in the Strong Bad Email "theme song", which mentions Strong Bad, Strong Sad, Strong Mad, The Cheat, and Homestar Runner. In his own words:
-->'''Strong Bad:''' [[SarcasmMode I'm sure viewership would triple]] if I had one of those crappy cartoon theme songs that bludgeons you over the head with the blunt end of the show's premise.
* In season 2 of ''WebAnimation/MonsterHigh'' the theme song has changed into a mix of ThemeTuneRap and this.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Their names aren't said, but are displayed as each character appears in it.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/IMadeAmerica'' opens each episode by listing the Founding Fathers kidnapped from the past and brought to 2012 Chicago: "Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, Washington, and John Adams!"

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' has one in which (except for Animal) the characters describe themselves, without saying their names.
* Memorably, the 1987 ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}''; the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 series]] added one in the third season.
** The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 series]] does this, as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' is an example of an OpeningNarration doing this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''
-->"Meet George Jetson" / "His boy Elroy" / "Daughter Judy" / "Jane, his wife"
-->(A book of TV theme lyrics adds "And Rosie the robot maid", but spoken rather than sung)
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'', another OpeningNarration example ("Only three others share this secret - our friends the Sorceress, Man-At-Arms, and Orko.").
** Naturally, its successor ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' also did this.
* Creator/WarnerBros Animation's comedy shows must have loved this trope; they did it with ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'', and both of the regular themes for ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}''
** Their previous primetime (later Saturday morning) anthology series (which had various different names over its 40-year run) had an intro during the 1984-1985 season that introduced a few of the characters this way along their trademark {{catchphrase}}s:
-->"There's Porky Pig! (Th-th-th-the name's Porky Pig)
-->And Daffy Duck! (You're dethpicable!)
-->There's Tweety Bird! (I tawt I taw a puddy tat!)
-->Bugs Bunny's luck! (Eh, what's up doc?)
-->And Elmer Fudd! ([[ElmerFuddSyndrome Be vewy vewy quiet]])
-->Sylvester the cat! (Thufferin' Thuccotash)
-->Speedy Gonzales! (Arriba, epah, yeeha!)
-->And Sam in the hat![[note]]referring to Yosemite Sam[[/note]] (You snaggletooth varmint!)"
** Although ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' didn't do this in its normal opening, the first episode did feature a segment entitled "Freakazoid and Friends!", which was sung to the tune of the ''Animaniacs'' theme (by that show's main voice actors no less) and listed off ''every'' character to appear in it ([[AdvertisedExtra and even a few that didn't]]).
* The ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]]'' featurettes
-->A donkey named Eeyore is his friend
-->And Kanga, and little Roo[[note]][[Disney/WinnieThePooh The 2011 film]] adds a spoken "And Tigger, too!"[[/note]]
-->There's Rabbit, and Piglet, and there's Owl
-->Bit most of all, Winnie the Pooh
* ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh My Friends Tigger & Pooh]]'':
-->''And if I need help on the way / Buster might save the day, or Piglet, Lumpy or Roo / Eeyore has a paw to lend / Rabbit's got an ear to bend / Now all we're missing is you!''
* The ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' AnimatedAdaptation had one of these with no lyrics.
** The Latin American dub, however, had a narrator telling each character's adapted-to-spanish name as they came on screen.
* "Starlight, Sweetheart, Melody, Bright Eyes, Patch and Clover. Bon Bon's making cookies, girls. Hurry up on over. Franchise/MyLittlePony, [[TitleThemeTune My Little Pony]], WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales!..."
** The theme song for the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 G3 and G3.5 cartoons]] was also one of these. It became [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwyIR598a_s the subject of much ridicule]] (well, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks moreso than usual]]) when several characters in the G4 cartoon ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' shared names with the G3/G3.5 ponies, but had wildly different personalities (the linked video contrasts [[TheFashionista Rainbow Dash]] and [[{{Tomboy}} Rainbow Dash]], for example).
** Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' where the ponies are introduced by their elements, rather than by name (except in the ThemeTuneExtended and in [[http://vimeo.com/28529797 one toy commercial]]).
*** The ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf-G3Uf3FWo brand anthem]] uses one.
* There's one for Dethklok in the opening of ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''.
* Both the ending and the opening themes to ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. The opening lists the three girls as they appear on screen, while the ending has an expanded one that describes their personalities as well.
* This applied to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'''s ThreeAmigos in the OpeningNarration in the first season only but not afterwards, as the opening never changed as more characters were added.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''. "{{Wolverine}} and [[TheHulk Hulk]] are fierce, [[BigBad Doctor Doom]] ends up in tears/when IronMan joins the fight! [[Comicbook/TheFalcon Falcon]] darts in from the sky, ComicBook/SilverSurfer by his side, ComicBook/TheMightyThor's hammer has thunder's mi-iiiiight..."
* ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth''
--> "Out of the sky, his rockets ignite! Jets into battle flying faster than light (ComicStrip/FlashGordon!)!"
--> "Lord of the jungle, the hero who stalks! The beasts call him brother, the Ghost who Walks ([[ComicStrip/ThePhantom Phantom]]!)!"
--> "Master of magic spells and illusion, enemies grumble in fear and confusion ([[ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician Mandrake]]!)!
--> "His strength is a legend! His skills conquer all! Armed with his power, we never will fall ([[AscendedExtra Lothar]]![[note]]He was originally Mandrake's assistant. For this show, he was promoted to main character.[[/note]])!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow'' from the early '60s.
** Also, in the [[WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks 80's adaption]]: "We're the Chipmunks / Alvin, Simon, Theodore!"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'' (the cartoon about future cops fighting future criminals) had a roll call ''[[InvertedTrope end credits sequence]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' has a roll call in which the characters' names appear onscreen.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has a theme song containing subtle references to the four presumably most popular Avengers: ComicBook/IronMan, The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, and ComicBook/TheMightyThor. (While they appear onscreen in that order, the lyrics reference Hulk first, followed by Cap, Thor, and Iron Man.) Deleted lyrics reference ComicBook/AntMan, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, ComicBook/BlackPanther, and ComicBook/TheWasp, four superheroes who also became Avengers during the first season. The show's second season replaces this theme with an OpeningNarration that lists off the "Big Four" Avengers by name, but not any of the other Avengers, despite there being more members shown at the end of the opening sequence.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' lists off the names of the 5 titular monkeys and Chiro.
* ''WesternAnimation/ZulaPatrol''
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersCybertron''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeamUmizoomi''
* Half the ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' theme song is the names of the penguins!
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. The regular theme only mentions Finn and Jake, but the {{Special Edition Title}}s for the mini-series "Stakes", "Islands" and "Elements" add characters relevant to their respective story arcs.
* "The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour" theme song from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (specifically, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E24TheSimpsonsSpinOffShowcase The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase]]").
--->''Remember me? My name is Marge,''\\
''The TV mom [[BeehiveHairdo whose hair is large]]!''
-->''(Maggie sucks her pacifier.)''\\
--->''Step back mom, it's Bart's turn now!''\\
''[[CatchPhrase Eat my shorts! Don't have a cow!]]''
-->'''[[TheOtherDarrin "Lisa"]]:'''
--->''I'm Lisa -- peppy, blonde, and stunning!''\\
''Sophomore prom queen five years running!''\\
[[AllCheeringAllTheTime Goooo Lisa!]]
:: Homer doesn't get his own lyrics because he's too busy being scared by the [[SpecialGuest "special ghost"]].
* Part of the ''[[WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates Jake and the Neverland Pirates]]'' theme song is this, with each character acknowledging their name with "Ahoy!" as it's called out.
* ''WesternAnimation/WildAnimalBabyExplorers'' has this, with the characters' names being shouted out loud as the characters themselves appear on-screen. It was only introduced in later airings, though. The earlier episodes have the same opening theme and same animation in the title sequence, but the character names aren't shouted out loud.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow'' has a roll call that gets sung twice.
** "Archie, Reggie, Veronica, Betty...Jughead too! ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries''!"
* The animated [[WesternAnimation/ElChavoDelOcho El Chavo]] series has a variation in which the title sequence only shows the characters that appear that episode, similarly to the original show (itself an example) which announced which actors (and characters) were in that show's episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' introduces each of the racers in narration only; no singing.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' 's theme ends with this:
---> That's why the people of this world believe in
---> Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl, and Steven!
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' shows the main characters showing off their personalities as their names hang in the air next to them; Dipper investigating, Mabel wearing eccentric clothing, and Stan being a cheapskate.
* ''Les Mondes Engloutis'' (AKA: ''WesternAnimation/SpartakusAndTheSunBeneathTheSea'') does this in the theme song in the original French version (although Arkana is left out):
-->"...Dans toutes les strates et Les Mondes Engloutis, suis Spartakus, Bob[[note]]Renamed "Matt" in the English version[[/note]], Rebecca..."
* "This is the story of ''WesternAnimation/BlinkyBill'', and Flap and Nutsy too, and Wombo, Ruff, and Marcia, and Splodge the Kangaroo..."
** The third season [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] this a little: "Here's Blinky Bill and Nutsy and it's Flap who makes it three. And a mob of circus animals who Blinky helped set free."
* The U.S. theme song to ''WesternAnimation/SkyDancers'' does this, but the not the international or Region 1 DVD theme songs.
* ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsMovieIIANewGeneration'' does this with the "Flying My Colors" number near the beginning of the movie.[[note]]It appears later near the end, but as an instrumental.[[/note]]
* The theme song to ''WesternAnimation/The7D'' has one.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBotsMaster'' has a theme tune roll call [[ThemeTuneRap rap]].
* Beginning with the first, most incarnations of Creator/HannaBarbera's ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends' franchise do this.
* ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies'' did this during its theme song.
* Though the theme song of ''WesternAnimation/BudgieTheLittleHelicopter'' is mainly about Budgie, it briefly goes over the other main characters.
* WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang does this[[note]]Though, not in the pilot by Nelvana.[[/note]], although some may have trouble [[IndecipherableLyrics figuring out what some of the other words are]].
* WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays:
-->'''Gus''': You'll love Gus, and Laurie, Precocia too!
-->'''Precocia''': And big brother Hap Holiday!
-->'''?'''[[note]]Either Hap or Laurie; it's unclear.[[/note]]: And Brutus the Lion, the family cat.
-->'''Gus''': He'll eat you out of house and home as quick as that!
* WesternAnimation/WheresHuddles plays with this trope:
--> "There lives a family down the street, the Huddles! The [=McCoys=] live right next door!"
-->'''Claude Pertwee ([[OpeningNarration narrating]])''': Yes, I know! The girls are alright--Marge and Penny--but the fellas...they play football, you know! [[{{Catchphrase}} Savages]], that's what they are!"
* From the second season of ''WesternAnimation/ShirtTales'':
-->'''Digger''': "It's a cinch!"
-->'''Kip''': "In a pinch..."
-->'''Rick''': "You call..."
-->"Pammy!" "Rick!" "Digger!" "Tyg!" "Kip!" "And Bogey!"
-->'''All''': "The Shirt Tales!"
** The first season[[note]]Which didn't have Kip.[[/note]] opening had a non-spoken (or sung) version where they were each given rapid closeups.
* WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}} F.A.S.T features a theme tune rap
-->''Turbo''! He's got super speed!
-->''Whiplash''! He jets to the lead!
-->''Skidmark''! Propeller flow!
-->''Chet'''s safe, he'll take it slow!
-->''Smoove Move'' with them speakers baby!
-->''Burn'' burning that fire crazy!
-->''White Shadow'', big with no fear!
-->Now you know the team is here!
* WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperheroes has a theme song that simply describes them, instead of saying their names outright.
* WesternAnimation/TheBradyKids introduces the six kids by name (unlike the counterpart live-action series) along with the animal characters.
* "Bucky! Captain [[ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars Bucky O'Hare]]! Mutants, aliens and toads beware! If you're looking for adventure, well this is it, with Jenny, Deadeye, Blinky, and Willy [=DuWitt=]..."
* The theme song for ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' introduces all of its characters, but it has no lyrics. Instead, their names appear while they are shown doing something they’d usually be doing on the show, like Quack Quack eating yogurt, and Mr. Cat doing an EvilLaugh while standing in a completely destroyed war zone which is partially on fire.
* The theme song of ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' has main character Mr. Bumpy introduce himself in the first verse and the second verse introducing the supporting cast.
-->'''Squishington:''' Bump with Squishy!
-->'''Bumpy:''' He's my very best pal!
-->'''Molly Coddle:''' Bump with Molly!
-->'''Bumpy:''' She's my favorite gal! Bump with [[TheDreaded Closet Monster]] and [[KnightTemplar Destructo]], too, but those guys don't bother Bumpy! He knows what to do!
* Both seasons of ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s'' used this, but in different ways. The first season's opening theme was an instrumental that had a voice-over introduce the characters in the beginning, while the second season gave the opening theme lyrics and actually had the characters introduced in the song.
* The first season of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' has a sort of example:
-->''(map of [[{{Premiseville}} Videoland]] appears with various video game sound effects playing in the background)''
-->'''Narrator''': Welcome to Videoland!
-->'''Franchise/MegaMan''': Mega hi!
-->'''[[OriginalGeneration Princess Lana]]''': Wake up, VideoGame/KidIcarus.
-->'''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaI "Simon Belmont"]]''':[[note]][[InNameOnly If one can call him that]]...[[/note]] Welcome to Castlevania! Yahoo! YA-HOO!!
-->'''Kevin / Captain N''': It's [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong Kong]]oland![[note]]He only appears in a few episodes, and even then, he's a neutral character (well, this version of him, anyway).[[/note]]
-->'''[[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Mother Brain]]''': Mother Brain will get you, little princess! ''(EvilLaugh)''
** The 2020 remake had older and newer characters (as much as Giovanni)
-->''(map of [[{{Premiseville}} Videoland]] appears with various brand new video game sound effects playing in the background)''
-->'''Narrator''': Return to a world known as Videoland!
-->'''[[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]]''': I have wiped out '''[[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Mother Brain]]''' once and for all.
-->'''[[OriginalGeneration Princess Lana]]''': My name is '''Queen Lana''', the future wife of '''Kevin / Captain N'''. The evil '''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Giovanni]]''' has taken full control of the Palace of Power. My inhabitants fled during a deadly battle against Dr. Wily (including '''Franchise/MegaMan'''). A new Game Master is summoned through the Ultimate Warp Zone. My older sister, '''Princess [[Music/{{MariahCarey}} Mariah]]''', is the last survivor of this strange land. My father, King Charles, died during a deadly fight with the evil '''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Giovanni]]'''. Now his soul rests in peace. '''VideoGame/KidIcarus''' and '''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaI "Simon Belmont"]]''' are nowhere to be found. In their place are newcomers '''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]]''', '''[[VideoGame/{{FinalFight}} Mike Haggar]]''' and '''[[Franchise/{{SpyroTheDragon}} Spyro the Dragon]]'''.
-->'''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]]''': Let's go catch some [[VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokemon]]!
-->'''Stacey / Captain N''': I am the female protector of Videoland! My name is really Stacey Keene but I was known as Captain N: The Game Master. I am a girl. I was brought to Videoland by '''Kevin / Captain N''' and '''[[OriginalGeneration Princess Lana[='=]s]]''' older sister, '''Princess [[Music/{{MariahCarey}} Mariah]]'''.
-->'''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Giovanni]]''': I will not continue the '''[[VideoGame/{{FinalFight}} Final Fight]]''' until '''Kevin / Captain N''' and '''[[OriginalGeneration Princess Lana[='=]s]]''' older sister, '''Princess [[Music/{{MariahCarey}} Mariah]]''' is MINE! ''(EvilLaugh)''
* This isn't used in the normal theme song played on ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood'', but the extended version featured in the program's music album releases has this.
-->''Prince Wednesday skips royally by / Miss Elena's waving hi / Won't you ride along with me? / Ride along / O the Owl's reading a book / Katerina's twirling, look! / Won't you ride along with me? / Ride along!''
* The extended version of the theme for ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot'' released as a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUVST_oz048 music video]] has this.
-->''What do Cheer and Share and Oopsy do? / Bring smiles, give gifts and help you, too / Funshine's a fun one, Grumpy's blue, ooo-wee-ooo...''
* "''Literature/IfYouGiveAMouseACookie'', then he'll ask for a glass of milk... And then one thing will lead to another, and you never know what's next! Let's go to unexpected places, they'll leave a smile on our faces. With Moose, Pig, Cat and Dog, so come on, come along."
* "There's action! There's comedy! There's danger! There's Penny! There's Bad Luck Hula! There's plenty for everybody, on the ''ComicBook/PlasticMan Comedy Adventure Show''!"[[note]]Plastic Man: "Eat your heart out, [[Franchise/{{Tarzan}} ape man]]!"[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KuuKuuHarajuku'':
-->"...[[MythologyGag Love, Angel, Music, Baby!]][[note]]Originally the name of her first album, it also refers to 4 imaginary ideal Japanese girls (according to WordOfGod), as well as the names of her backup dancers.[[/note]] [[Music/GwenStefani And]] [[AuthorAvatar G]] work perfectly!..."

* Parodied [[http://thweatted.deviantart.com/art/3HPD-Opening-60186038 here]].
* Parodied with the ''[[SugarWiki/{{Watchmen}} Saturday Morning Watchmen]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDDHHrt6l4w Opening]].
* On ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' Jim is on a blind date with Marcia Wallace from ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'', and sings her [[WithLyrics the lyrics he's made up]] for the show's theme: "Here comes Bob and Carol/His wife Emily really likes him/He's got five members in his group..."
* Spoofed in the opening number of ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'', "Fancy Dress," where all the main characters and their motivations are revealed in song, even a character who only shows up for one scene at the very end of the show.