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And The Rest
All the characters no one knows and loves.
A standard comedy trope which, at its core, takes the form:

There's Alice, Bob, Charlotte, Daniel, Ellen, Francesca, Gabriel, Hannah, Ivana, Jacqueline, Kelly, Lorenzo, Mathew, Nicole, Oliver, Patrick, Quincy, Rachel, Samantha, Tabitha, Unis, Victoria, William, Xavier, Yolanda and Zachary. Somebody says, "We praise Alice, Bob, Charlotte, Daniel... and the other people."

Thus, Francis, Eric, Gavin, and the rest of the Alphabet Crew are being casually insulted by being classed as not worth individual comment. Extra insult is added when "the rest" consists of only one person.

Note that this trope is not necessarily meant as an insult in Japanese works. In Japanese, it is common for someone to refer to a group of people by a single person's name with a pluralizing suffix, like "Ken-tachi" to refer to "Ken's group," which is sometimes translated as "Ken and the rest." Examples should limit themselves to works in which the insult is obviously implied.

See also Snub by Omission, My Friends... and Zoidberg.


  • Mazinger Z: It happened constantly. Often the villains told a sentence along the lines of "Go ahead! Finish with Mazinger-Z... and the other two robots!". The other two robots being Aphrodite-A (or Diana-A) and Boss Borot.
  • Saint Seiya: Hilarious example in episode 27. Shaina and two Silver Saints ambush the heroes.
    Shaina: I'll deal with Seiya. You can look after... the others.
    Shiryu and Shun (indignantly and at unison): Who are you calling the others?
  • Slam Dunk: "Sakuragi Hanamichi! Mito Youhei! And... others." The speaker is promptly beaten up by the 'others', Noma, Ohkusu and Takamiya, who then introduce themselves.
  • In Pani Poni Dash!:
    Rebecca: "Well, before I send you all home for the day, I should probably get around to taking attendance, so is there a Miyako Uehara here today? Sayaka Suzuki. Himeko Katagiri. Rei Tachibana. Kurumi Momose. And everybody else."
    Rei: "That's efficient."
  • NEEDLESS: The second exposition introduces the resistance as "A mysterious priest, Adam Blade! Eve Neuschwanstein! And the rest." followed by a group Face Fault.
  • In Fairy Tail Ichiya does this when meeting the Fairy Tail members, talking about how the reputations of Erza and Lucy proceeds them... and the rest (indicating Gray and Natsu)
  • A Running Gag with Sanji from One Piece, in that he only cares about the ladies.
    Sanji: "Is everyone alright? Let's do a headcount. Nami (check). Robin (check). Ok we're good!"



Live-Action TV
  • The Trope Namer example is the first-season opening Theme Song of Gilligan's Island, which listed each character, but then lumped The Professor and Mary Ann into "The Rest". Everyone else thought this was unfair but the producers said they had final say as to where to put them, and besides it would be too expensive to redo the opening. Bob Denver (Gilligan), who had top billing, actually had a clause in his contract that let him have his credit wherever he wanted it; he threatened to demand his billing be after those two if they weren't moved to the opening credits.
  • LazyTown's Sportacus: "I'd better go practice my move! I don't want to disappoint Stephanie...or anyone else."

Western Animation
  • In the episode of Futurama where Fry, Leela and Bender form the crime-fighting trio of Captain Yesterday, Cloberella and Superking. A snippet of their theme tune:
    Go, go, go, New Justice Team,
    Fighting justice is their quest,
    Superking, Clobberella, and all the rest.
    • Done in the episode "Rebirth", when everyone is being birthed from the birthing machine. Whilst several characters come out one at a time and are announced by name, LaBarbara, Kif, and Scruffy all emerge in a heap, and are refered to as 'the rest'.
  • In one The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episode, Homer believes he's the last man alive, mourns each member of the "main" family and then laments the loss of "and all the rest", which includes the pets, Maggie and the TV.
    • In the episode "Eight Misbehavin'," Apu and Manjula's octuplets are made the stars of a show called "Octopia" at the Springfield Zoo. Only four of the babies (Anoop, Poonam, Sandeep, Gheet) are explicitly given stage character names and are introduced to the audience. The others (Sashi, Pria, Uma, Nabenbu) are introduced as And The Rest.
    • Lampshaded in Homer the Heretic with an exchange near the end:
    Rev. Lovejoy: No Homer, God didn't burn your house down, but he was working in the hearts of your friends be they Christian [pan to Flanders] , Jew [pan to Krusty] , or... [pan to Apu] miscellaneous.
    Apu: Hindu. There are seven hundred million of us.
    Rev. Lovejoy: Aww, that's super.
    • One comic has the Simpson family in a Lost in Space parody - the "opening" of which spoofs Gilligan's Island by announcing each family member except for Lisa, who is "the rest."
      • Another one was done on the cover of "Big Book of Bart Simpson", with Milhouse. He was not amused.
    • Also Mark Hamill in the parody of Guys and Dolls' song "Luck Be a Lady":
    Mark Hamill: Luke be a Jedi tonight! Just be a Jedi tonight! Do it for Yoda, while we serve our guests a soda, uh, and do it for Chewie, and the Ewoks... and all the other puppets ... Luke be a Jedi tonight!!!
  • In the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Spongebob meets the Strangler," Spongebob has a massive house party with everyone in town. As everyone leaves, Spongebob bids farewell to all of the principal/main support characters before bidding farewell to "the rest." A ton of nameless background characters then rush out of the house.
  • In Moral Orel, Orel has three friends hanging around him: Doughy, Tommy and . . . . a third unnamed kid. At first (in "Loyalty"), Doughy just refers to the kid as "him." Later on in the episode, Clay refers to the kids as "Doughy, Tommy and the gang."

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