My Friends... and Zoidberg
aka: And Zoidberg
How may I help you? Bender:
Save my friends! And Zoidberg!
A standard comedy trope which, at its core, takes the form:
"Group A... and Bob."
It is often expanded to mention two or more groups that form a supergroup:
"Ladies, Gentlemen... Bob.
In either version, Bob
is already expected to be among the group(s) in question, but is singled out as if he's not
, usually at Bob's expense; "Bob" may be anyone, including the Butt Monkey
or an Acceptable Target
. In extreme cases, the group will be received with cheers, and the name of Bob
will be received by Chirping Crickets
This can be Played for Laughs
in cases where it's literally impossible for Bob not
to be a member of the groups mentioned.
It can also be used to deliver a Stealth Insult
: "We welcome members of all benevolent professions, as well as lawyers
." Or, inverted, it can even deliver a compliment: "You morons, and Bob."
Protagonist and Friends
is a Sub-Trope
, in which this and Character Title
collide. Compare: And the Rest
, Snub by Omission
, Bait-and-Switch Comparison
, I Take Offense to That Last One
, Guilt By Association Gag
, Ladies and Germs
, and Insult to Rocks
. Compare and Contrast Especially Zoidberg
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- "Avocado can be found in upscale restaurants...and now Subway!"
- An Ace hardware commercial has a woman talking to her "friends, neighbors...Scott."
- In a commercial for the Monsters vs. Aliens animated series: "Don't miss Monsters vs Aliens!... And Bob."
- In a 2013 TV Land promo for the season premieres of Hot In Cleveland, The Exes, and The Soul Man, the announcer promotes it as "a night of a thousand stars" before Betty White interrupts and says she only counts 10... and Wayne Knight. note
- In the "Junkface" ad from Neutrogena, it states that the Junkface problem occurs in "provinces, territories... and Nunavut." According to their Artistic License – Geography, Nunavut is not one of the territories... oh, and its border with the Northwest Territories apparently doesn't exist.
- A promotion for the Nintendo UK store offered, with a pre-order of Sonic Boom, "a free t-shirt featuring a host of likeable characters. And Amy Rose."
Anime and Manga
- Stephen Colbert announced Dish Network was being sued by all the major networks. And NBC.
- Another time, he commented that Putin was banning food imports from all major countries and Norway.
- Dave Barry once referred to human beings "and Limp Bizkit."
- This is one of his running gags. "We, humans and congressmen alike..."
- Ambrose Bierce wrote the following for the definition of "man" in his Devil's Dictionary:
an animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be. His chief occupation is extermination of other animals and his own species, which, however, multiplies with such insistent rapidity as to infest the whole habitable earth and Canada.
- Brian Regan: "My wife and I, we have two wonderful kids...and another kid."
- Riche and Eddie in Bottom did this with their Bottom Live 2001: An Arse Oddity tour, during a rather moving funeral scene for Dave the parrot. "Dearly beloved... and Eddie."
- Avengers: The Initiative:
So, Taskmaster, anybody ELSE still alive? Taskmaster:
Everybody worth mentioning. Crusader:
Ahh... my hand... Taskmaster:
- In the 1995 hypothetical one shot The Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe, the title character is sentenced to life in jail "for the murder of several of this nation's greatest heroes - and the X-Men Cyclops and Jubilee".
- Archie Comics:
Tyler: He says if he sees me at school again, he'll splat my friends. Oh, and Zodon, too.
- In an issue of X-Men, Rogue is being attacked by the villainous Acolytes, when the rest of the X-Men show up in true heroic fashion.
: That, sir, is no way to treat a lady. Gambit
: ..or Rogue neither, eh? Beast
: My oh my, talk about a man who loves to live dangerously!
- Hilary Goldstein, reviewing "The 25 Greatest Batman Graphic Novels" at IGN, described Batman: Dark Victory as "a fascinating examination of the Batman's most dangerous foes... plus Calendar Man".
- Uncanny X-Men 537:
: The stink of what you've been doing is all over you. You're torturing my friends. Summers, too.
- In a Justice League of America comic, Ultraman (an evil alternate version of Superman) addresses Batman this way. It's really more of his way of un-subtly insulting Owlman (his universe's version of Batman) as having little purpose in the Crime Syndicate. Ultraman and Owlman tend to make remarks like this all the time.
"Say your goodbyes. Only a few seconds left before the strongest among you- and Batman- find yourselves on our world. We'll kill the others slowly."
- In the Polish comic book series Tytus, Romek i A'tomek, in the issue #18 called "Tytus Artystą" ("Tytus As An Artist"), we have this unique case:
Radio announcement: A humanlike named Tytus left his home and didn't return, distinguishing marks: furred. Speaks human and English.
- In Half-Life: Full Life Consequences, Gordon Freeman, in his dying breaths, tells John Freeman to "Save humens[sic] and Henry Freeman".
- In a variation where the format works as a compliment, one Gorillaz fanfic featured Murdoc calling the other band members "you retards - and Noodle". Possibly attempting to save his own skin, given Noodle's Tyke Bomb status.
- From Merlin fanfic How to Pick Up Guys At Bars: "It took Arthur a little over an hour to decide what to wear. Fretting over clothes was such a girly thing to do, he didn't dare ask any of the men for their help. (Instead he asked Lancelot.)"
- From Calvin and Hobbes: The Series:
Calvin: Well. We've saved our home from total havoc.
Hobbes: What about everybody else?
Calvin: Uh... Yeah. Them too.
- In Mai's Ramblings, Mai frequently comments that "everyone and Ty Lee knows..."
- Inverted in the Death Note AU Change Of Circumstances where L often thinks of Light... and his successors.
- In Naruto: the Secret Songs of the Ninja when Naruto has his first meeting with Jiraiya:
This was the great Toad Sage who had saved Konoha’s survivors from total annihilation? The disciple of the Third Hokage who was almost a legend? A writer of dirty books for dirty men (and Kakashi-sensei)?
- A Running Gag in Monster In The Twilight and its sequel with the CMC. Adult characters repeatedly refer to them as "The girls. And Featherweight," with Featherweight usually interjecting "Hey!" at the appropriate point.
- A Very Potter Musical (Harry, to Ginny, Hermione, Ron, and Draco: "I love you all, you know that? Except for you, Draco. I fucking hate you."
- Hope On A Distant Mountain: Naegi has a lot of regrets about what happened in the events of Dangan Ronpa, and wishes that he could have helped everyone out more, including the murderers and mastermind. ...Except for Hagakure. Screw that guy.
- During book 2 of the Broken Bow series.
Armani: Great Lords and Ladies of your respective dominions... and Apollo.
Films — Live-Action
- Example from The Golden Age of Hollywood: There were seven big studios... and United Artists.
- The Boat That Rocked: "Thank you gentleman, lady... [looking at Bob] strange bearded thing."
- Older than Television: Done in the first film Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers did together, Flying Down to Rio, 1933. Fred and Ginger both play members of a music band where Ginger is the band vocalist (and the band's only girl) named Honey. Near the start of the film, Ginger/Honey is with the rest of the band when Fred approaches them and says, "Attention, boys and girls, and you too, Honey!"
- Hudson Hawk:
Darwin: Ladies and gentlemen! And Minerva!
- The First Wives Club: "Gentlemen? And Daddy."
- In Spaceballs, Lord Helmet introduces the plastic surgeon as being the best of his profession "in the entire universe, and Beverly Hills."
- Whenever anyone approached The Three Stooges and called out "Gentlemen!", they would look behind them and ask "Who came in?"
- Clerks II: "Ladies and gentlemen! ...And you, Elias!"
- In A Night At The Opera, Driftwood begins his speech with: "Ladies! Gentlemen! ...I suppose that covers most of you."
- In Austin Powers when Dr. Evil orders everyone to leave the room: "Except for you ... and you ...". The only person he wanted to leave the room was his son.
- In The Inbetweeners:
Will: I'm going to go somewhere normal, with my normal friends to a place full of normal people.
Dad: And you.
- The French movie Les Garçons et Guillaume, à table! has one right in the title ("Boys! William! Dinner's ready!"). The main character (Guillaume) spent most of his childhood acting like a girl, due to his mother acting as the title implies.
- The Fault in Our Stars: Mr. Lancaster's airport sign reads MY BEAUTIFUL FAMILY (AND GUS).
- A comical variant in the Opening Chorus of The Great Muppet Caper:
Chorus: "There's going to be a movie, starring everybody..."
Fozzie: "...And me!"
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014):
- The film's tagline is: "The Leader. The Brains. The Attitude. And Mikey."
- Also in the movie, Mikey keeps forgetting Vernon's name and keeps calling him "Other guy."
Michelangelo: "They're gone... Leo... April... that other guy..."
- In the Home Alone movie Kevin goes to a Santa impersonator and asks for his family to be returned to him. "And in a few years time, my Uncle Frank."
- In the Animorphs books, all of the blurbs on the back cover described the adventures of "X (the main character of that particular installment), the Animorphs, and Ax," with the subtle implication that, being an alien (and a Sixth Ranger), Ax didn't really count. It may be a reference to the fact that they came up with the term "Animorph" to refer to each other before Ax joined, but still...
- The reasoning may be that Ax didn't join the team when he first showed up—first they were all trying to get him back with the Andalites, and then there were a few books that sort of played with the fact that neither he nor the others really trusted each other completely. Still, even Word of God once noted that they should have changed it at some point. (They do near the very end of the series, IIRC.)
- The comedic version was also done, where Rachel demanded the Helmacrons free "my friends...and Marco, too..."
- In The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove, Abraham Lincoln sends three negotiators to a meeting with the Confederate States, including Ben Butler - incredibly unpopular in the Deep South for his actions in New Orleans, so a calculated insult. Robert E Lee refers to them as "the gentlemen and Mr. Butler".
- In "Pretty in Pink" by Rachel Maude, Seedy Moon is about to give a speech at his engagement party to "friends, family, and Tila Tequila" .
- From Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Oliver Wood does it to himself, when he lists the members of the Quidditch team: "We've got three superb Chasers. We've got two unbeatable Beaters. And we've got a Seeker who has never failed to win us a match! (after long pause in which he realizes he's forgotten someone) And me." In an aversion to this trope, the other players are quick to tell Wood that they think he's very good, too.
- In Snuff, it's mentioned that the Watch "appears to include at least one of every known bipedal sapient species, plus one Nobby Nobbs".
- There's a running joke in the series that Nobby carries a certificate from the Patrician to prove that he's human. He's the only member of the Watch who carries one; he's the only member of the Watch who needs to, everyone else being either obviously human (including some who aren't, either biologically (Angua, who is a werewolf) or culturally (Carrot, who insists that he is a six-foot-something dwarf)) or obviously not human (various dwarfs, trolls, at least one gnome/pictsie, etc.).
- Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)?
- The Devil's Dictionary defines man as an animal that "infests most of the habitable Earth and Canada".
- In Daniel Pinkwater's The Last Guru, protagonist Harold Blatz at once point mails a certificate to "every man, woman, and child in the civilized world and Iceland."
- The protagonist in one of the books in the ''Karlsson on the Roof" series adresses his audience repeatedly as "my friends - and Kirre" - the latter being the greedy one.
- In A Song OF Ice And Fire, the people in the Riverlands are of nominal importance, the Riverlands aren't even considered one of the Seven realms, it was fought over by the realms, till it was conquered by the Ironborn of the Iron Islands. House Tully barely gets mentioned in Roberts Rebellion, as they joined by two political marriages from House Stark and House Arryn.
- In Downton Abbey, every time all of the servants are called up to the main hall, Daisy asks, "and me?" or prepares to go up, to which the response is invariably some version of "No Daisy, not you." This was dropped in Season 3, as Daisy became an assistant cook, allowed up with the other servants.
- In Cougar Town: "I thought it wouldn't be so bad to spend this day with a few friends. Plus, Ellie is here."
- The Basil Brush Show Has this comic line whilst Basil is reading a goodbye note from his Cousin Mortimer, his arch enemy.
Basil: Dear Molly, Dave..... and the other one'
- From the Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 7 episode "Lies My Parents Told Me":
Buffy: Have you seen me with those girls? The way I treated my friends, and my family, and Andrew...
- Spike actually does this to himself, when the Scoobies are defending Tara from her family.
- And in the spin-off series Angel
Fred: Angel, you're not going down there alone.
Angel: I'm not gonna risk anybody I care about.
Spike: I'll go.
- A dialogue variation used in Entourage:
Vince: I'm here with all my friends.
Eric: And Ari.
Vince: And Ari.
- iCarly: Invoked by Freddie in "iHate Sam's Boyfriend".
Freddie: Hello, ladies. Or should I say lady and Sam.
Sam: [squirts cheese in Freddie's face]
- Mystery Science Theater 3000
- Brain Guy does a backpedaling variation of this trope during the Hobgoblins episode when he yells at Pearls and Bobo.
Brain Guy:"Listen, you IDIOTS! ...And, Pearl, you, of course, too.
- On another episode, Tom Servo takes the joke to the logical extreme, naming everyone present, including himself.
Servo: Gentlemen and Gypsy. And Mike. And Crow. And Servo...
- One of the fan letters read on the air starts with "Dear Gentlemen and Gypsy..." This is justified, because Gypsy has a female personality.
- In an episode of S Club 7 in Miami (aka Miami 7), Rachel reports the death of many people during a hurricane, including several talented artists and Bradley MacIntosh.
- Josh from My Parents Are Aliens is a victim of this. One example being in the Series 6 episode, "The Alienist", where Brian gives a speech on alien rights.
Brian: "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, carbon and silicon-based organisms, Josh."
- The Big Bang Theory:
- Leslie has done this several times in reference to her nemesis Sheldon: "Hello, fellow scientists. Sheldon."
- Howard gets this a lot because he doesn't have a Ph.D unlike the others. Usually from Sheldon.
Sheldon: And then one day, she meets a group of geniuses, and their friend Howard.
- The dean of the university isn't much better.
Dr. Gabelhauser: Hello, Doctor Hofstadter ... Doctor Cooper ... Doctor Koothrappali ... and [smirks] Mister Wolowitz.
- They also like to conveniently ignore him when he brings up the fact that as an engineer he doesn't really need a doctorate to go as far as he can in his chosen profession. Case in point: Of the main cast he gets to build and operate Mars rovers, work with science icons like Stephen Hawking, and even go into space as an astronaut. It's because his skills are far more in demand on an everyday basis.
- One episode Sheldon even goes as far as to refer to the main cast as his three best friends and a "treasured acquaintance". They were unsure which of them was the acquaintance until he returned at the end of the episodenote .
- How I Met Your Mother: "Ladies. Gentlemen. Ted."
- All in the Family used a variant in "California, Here We Are." Visiting Mike and Gloria over the holidays, Archie and Edith discover the Stivics are separated and that Gloria has been seeing another married man:
Archie: How could you do a thing like this to your family? [points at Mike] And him...
- Wings: An episode wherein Fay, gathered with the whole group to console and help someone, assures the person that he is surrounded by nice, compassionate friends who care for his well-being. And Roy.
- The Mary Tyler Moore Show: After a disastrous poker game, Lou Grant informs Mary, "Well Mary, there's something you have to remember about poker. It doesn't matter if you win or lose. It's being involved in a group activity with people you like. And Ted."
- The Young Ones:
Vyvyan: Mum, this is a friend of mine called Mike, this is a friend of mine called Neil, and this is a total bastard I know named Rik.'
- Dr. Cox makes use of this trope in the episode "My Last Day" while listing things he cares as little about as his and JD's last week together:
...everything on the planet, everything in the solar system, everything everything everything everything everything everything everything that exists - past, present and future, in all discovered and undiscovered dimensions. Oh! And Hugh Jackman
- Highlighting Dr. Kelso's increasing laziness, he didn't bother learning interns' names.
Kelso: Listen up, faces, in order to save us all some time time I will call all the males "Daves" and all the females "Debbies".
Debbie: "Debbie"'s actually my name!
Kelso: Then out of fairness to the others you will be "Slagathor". Daves, Debbies, Slagathor, I will be in my office; if you need anything feel free to bother Dorian.
- From the phone book episode of MythBusters.
Narrator: Nine muscled Mythbusters, and Adam.
- Used in the Doctor Who special "The End of Time Part Two":
Donna: This photo's just with friends...friends...and Nerys.
- Rules of Engagement:
- Reba has Brock, upon walking into Cheyenne's baby shower, do: "Look at all these beautiful women. (Looks at Lori Ann) You must be security." Lori Ann insults right back afterward. In a separate episode, Reba walks into the kitchen, sees Cheyenne, Van, and Barbra Jean, and says: "Hello, loved ones. Barbra Jean."
- Becker had its own brand of Zoidberg: Bob.
- Charlie Brooker via Newswipe described the telethon for Haiti's post-earthquake aid as "a collection of all the musicians you would ever want to listen to...and Sting.
- True Blood:
Sookie: You're in my house, and those are my friends! Plus...Jane Bodehouse.
- From the White Collar episode "Unfinished Business."
- A Moment Of Awesome for America's Next Top Model Heather delivers one:
Hey Pretty Lady. And Tyra
- What I Like About You:
- Discussing a surprise.
Holly: What could be better than giving her in front of all the people she loves? ...and Tina.
Vic: So I want to ask you, in front of all the people you love...and Tina...
- During the Dean Martin Roast of Michael Landon, Lorne Greene delivered the following line: "Ladies, gentlemen...and Don Rickles..."
- Star Trek: Voyager: The Doctor makes a lot of these types of jokes at Tom Paris's expense.
- In the opening of "Year of Hell Part 1", the Doctor is moved to a speech that delivers one of these from out of nowhere.
"Who would have thought this group of voyagers could actually become a family: Starfleet, Maquis, Klingon, Tallaxian, Hologram, Borg, even Mr. Paris."note
- In another early episode, the Doctor was discussing with Kes his problems: he was built as an emergency software for special cases and now has to be available 24 hours a day, everyone treats him as he did not even exist, nobody tells him what's going on, nobody remembers to shut hm when leaving, he has nobody to assist him... Kes pointed that Paris was assigned to be his nurse. "Like I said, nobody to assist me".
- In "Living Witness", the Doctor wakes up in the future to find that the historians of that era have painted a rather unflattering picture of their ancestors' run-in with the Voyager crew, and depicted them all like evil, violent lunatics. When he protests this, he follows it up by singling out Paris as not having been that different in real life from the way he's portrayed in the recreation (which is more cocky than evil).
- Glee 2x13:
Will: All right, guys and gals! And Sue.
- From Friends:
- This could just be because they're exes.
Rachel: Josh, these are my friends. And that's Ross.
- When they played a surprisingly difficult game on Thanks-giving:
Ross: You know, I hate to lecture you guys, but it's kinda disgraceful, that a group of well-educated adults and Joey can't name all the states.
- Gilligan's Island: In the episode "Nyet, Nyet — Not Yet", one of the stranded Soviet cosmonauts mentions, "Three men...and a Gilligan"
- From Home Improvement, in the episode dealing with Jill's 39th birthday:
Tim: Great? There were only eleven people at your party.
Jill: Yeah, but eleven people I really love. Well, ten plus Benny.
- On one of the many occasions when the crew of the Red Dwarf is in trouble, Rimmer orders them to "send out a distress signal in all known languages, including Welsh."
- From the Thanksgiving episode of season 1 of Two and a Half Men:
Alan: I'm thankful that I get to spend this holiday around all the people I love, and all the people who love me. ...And Judith.
- From The Goodies episode "Frankenfido", when it's revealed Graeme has been gathering body parts from celebrities, following his "chopping list", to create the perfect dog:
Graeme: Look. Teeth. You wouldn't find teeth like these on a mere dog.
Tim: What are they? Horse, alligator, tiger...
Graeme: Look at them.
Tim: No! Not Donny Osmond!
Tim: You...you've been using people! ...And Donny Osmond!
- In Little Mosque on the Prairie, Babbar claims their mosque constitution was written by "our wise founding fathers. And Faisal."
- In Married... with Children, when Al's wife Peg informs them that she has invited the neighbors Marcy and Jefferson over for a game of "Ethical Dilemma", Al responds, "Oh a dream come true by gum! You mean I actually get to spend an evening playing a board game with two people I can't stand, and Jefferson?"
- In another episode, when the Bundys go to a charity basketball game, the announcer introduces "...your NBA All-Stars...and Danny Ainge."
- On Top Gear, for the British Leyland specialnote , Richard explains why the presenters face such a challenge proving that the company ever made a good car, ever.
Hammond: [narrating] Now, for our younger viewers, we should explain why the Top Gear office thinks the three of us lost our marbles. See, some B.L. cars were quite badly built ... but most weren't built at all.
- At the crime scene in the Castle episode "Undead Again," perpetually grouchy medical examiner Perlmutter greets the main characters as "our intrepid heroes...and Mr. Castle"
- Pixelface: Romford gets one in "HAL":
Romford: Tempting, but I'm going to have go with saving my friends. And Aethelwynne.
- Used a couple times on M*A*S*H, when Charles Winchester enters the Swamp where Hawkeye, BJ and Radar are talking, and greets them:
Charles: Gentlemen...and Corporal.
- Wizards of Waverly Place does this.
Professor Evilini: Friends. Wizards. Visiting parents. Larry.
- Inverted on The Closer:
Brenda: I was promised a crew of elite detectives, and what Captain Taylor here has given me is a bunch of junior varsity wannabes and Provenza!
- In season five of 30 Rock, Tracy has a personal crisis and disappears for several weeks, almost leading to the cancellation of TGS. Upon returning, he goes to his dressing room and is reunited with Grizz, Dot Com, and Kenneth:
Tracy: Look, we got a lot of work to catch up on.
Kenneth: Yes sir! It just feels so good to have the 3 Musketeers and Dot Com back together again.
[Dot Com gives Kenneth a dirty look]
- In the second-to-last (originally aired on December 8th) episode of the 2012 edition (Series 9) of The Xtra Factor, companion show to The X Factor, Olly Murs introduces the celebrity guests, "and Rylan."
- In The High Fructose Adventures of The Annoying Orange, Orange's response to several of his friends being killed by a Freddy Krueger parody is "My friends- and Apple- destroyed!"
- There was an old, Danish children's mini-series named Og Valdemar ("And Valdemar"). It is about a boy called Valdemar who is the youngest in a huge family and is always forgotten by everybody else who will only think of him at the last moment and then say "oh yes... and Valdemar". This has made him think his actual name is "And Valdemar", cue the series title. All the episodes are about Valdemar, either on purpose or inadvertently, trying to hog the spotlight and sometimes succeeding, but always returning to being the forgotten one at the end of the episode.
- When Maggie joined the cast to replace Arturo in Sliders, she wasn't exactly embraced warmly - especially by Wade. Rembrandt points this attitude out in "The Other Slide of Darkness."
- On Only Fools and Horses Del describes the seating plan for the meal with Raquel's parents as "Girl, boy, girl, boy, girl, boy, girl, boy and Uncle Albert."
Frasier: Thank you, Niles. You're a good brother and a credit to the psychiatric profession.
Niles: You're a good brother, too.
- On The Beverly Hillbillies, as Jed and Granny pass by Mrs. Drysdale among a small group of ladies.
Jed: Good mornin', ladies.
Granny: You too, Mrs. Drysdale.
- In the Muppets TV special Hey, Cinderella!, everyone in the kingdom is invited to the ball except frogs, with the explicit intention of excluding Kermit.
- Are You Being Served? - In one episode, when the heads of the mens and ladies departments lend their support to a plan, Mr Lucas claims that just leaves Mr. Humphries.
- On Pawn Stars, Rick Harrison stated he was throwing a party in honor of his best employees, and Chumlee.
- The Dick Van Dyke Show has someone do it to himself. In one episode, Rob witnesses a crime (sort of), and wants to tell the police what he saw. Laura doesn't want him to put himself in any danger, but he puts his foot down and says, "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do... and so do I!"
- An episode of Counting Cars opens with Danny greeting his crew with "Good morning gentlemen! You too, Mike."
- On Survivor, when Sandra finally makes her move against Russell, she has this to say:
"I'm voting for Russell, because I've been waiting to vote him out for 30 days too long. It's time for revenge, and this is for Courtney, Boston Rob, Tyson, and even Coach, who I don't care about, but I'll throw him in there too."
- Whenever Dick Gautier and his wife Barbara Stuart appeared on Tattletales and the question was posited to the husbands, Bert Convy would start the question "Gentlemen...and you too, Dick..."
- Done in the first season of Black Adder, with just two people:
- Also done in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, which boasted a cavalcade of returning Rangers from past seasons... and the odd civilian character.
- Red vs. Blue:
- The video for the Halo 3 demo had the following exchange:
Sarge: Another important development from Bungie Labs is the homo-sapien propulsafier, also known as the man-cannon.
Simmons: It fires men?
Sarge: Yes, and also Grifs. Come here Grif. Let's says the Blues are launching co-ordinated offensive...What better way to slow them down, then to choke up their movement ways with dead soldiers, or if no soldiers are available, dead Grifs.
Grif: Wait, what? (Sarge knocks Grif out and throws him in the man-cannon)
- Sarge tends to use this a lot when addressing his soldiers, e.g.
Sarge: Alright men...and Donut...
Sarge: Alright everyone...and Griff...
- Heck, it even appears on the website for the Recreation DVD, which say it has "all of your favorite characters (and Simmons)".
- While Epsilon!Church is stuck in the Monitor body and being worshipped by the aliens, he's called upon to give a eulogy. He begins this way.
Epsilon!Church: [to aliens and Caboose] Attention true believers! [turns to the Reds and Tucker] And other people.
- Mick Foley did this all the time to prank his friend Al Snow. When he "retired", he was presented with the original WWF Hardcore Championship by a lot of the other extreme wrestlers. In his farewell speech, he said "It's an honor to be in the ring with so many hardcore legends. And Al Snow!" On another occasion, he managed to convince a pilot to announce after a landing "Welcome to all the WWF Superstars...and Al Snow."
- Mick also used a non-insulting version in his book, about one of his indy matches. "I was busted wide open in fromt of 25 hardcore wrestling fans and my wife's sister"
- On the October 29, 2012 edition of Raw, Paul Heyman addressed the crowd as, "Ladies, gentlemen, and the people of Charlotte."
- Then there's the fact that, for legal reasons concerning its (mostly) scripted nature, pro wrestling isn't actually a sport. Also, wrestlers aren't allowed to join SAG-AFTRAnote for similar reasonsnote , so they get this from two sides. Japanese pro wrestling famously toys with the ordeal, as while it is not widely considered a kakutogi (combat sport), most of the Japanese media which covers combat sports inevitably has pro wrestling among them and sometimes presented as the main one. And finally, Mexico prefers to consider pro wrestling as pro wrestling, separated both from sport and acting.
- If the trope had been used straight at the time, these biblical examples would have been inversions:
- In Mark 16:7, an angel tells the ladies visiting Jesus' (empty) tomb to "tell his disciples and Peter" to meet up in Galilee. This is an inversion of the trope: Peter had denied Jesus three times a couple days before, so the angel is specifying that he should be included among the Disciples.
- In the Old Testament, the Bible mentions that Solomon had seven hundred wives, "and Pharaoh's daughter." This acts as an inversion according to many commentators, who note that she's singled out because Solomon loved her much more than the others.
- Played straight in Luke 7:29: "When all the people and the tax collectors heard this..."
- In The Qur'an, the verse 98 of the second surat says " Whosoever is an enemy unto Allah and His angels and His apostles and Jibril and Mikail note , then verily Allah is an enemy unto the infidels." According to commentators, Jibril and Mikail are apart because they are the most important angels.
- Several NASCAR examples:
- Before a NASCAR race in the mid-90s, the person giving the command at the start of the race did it as "Gentlemen, and Jimmy Spencer, start your engines!"
- Matt Martin before the 2nd race of the 2005 Gatorade Duel: "Gentlemen, and Dad (Mark Martin), start your engines!"
- The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is comprised of common men...and Danica Patrick.
- Pittsburgh has become known in recent years as "the city of Champions...and the Pirates" in light of their baseball team setting a record for consecutive losing seasons, while the Penguins and Steelers have won multiple championships.
- It is sometimes said that New York City is home to six professional sports teams... and the Mets (some version of this joke replace them with the Knicks, depending on how the teams are doing at any given time).
- In Basketball:
- The 1992 Dream Team is remembered for being composed of 11 Hall of Famers... and Christian Laettner.
- During the 2010 NBA Basketball Hall of Fame induction, Larry Bird came to the pedestal and said that the team was "a cast of characters and different personalities...then Charles Barkley"
- Even one of the Hall of Famers, John Stockton got this. There is home video of Stockton, getting off the team bus in the middle of traffic, and walking into the crowd with nary a person realizing who he was. He even talked to a woman who had a picture of his face on her shirt (it was a team picture printed on a t-shirt) and had no idea who she was talking to until his son flat out told her.
- What was originally supposed to be a respected Miami Heat trio ended up being more known as the ultimate Miami duo of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James...and Chris Bosh.
- There seems to be an inverted version of this when it comes to stereotypes of nations "apathetic" to soccer, in the saying that, "The only people that hate The Beautiful Game are Americans...and Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, and some Irish." This is also true when it comes to stereotypes of nations referring the sport as soccer.
- Happens in Ice Hockey quite a bit:
- The National Hockey League, or rather, the entire sport of Ice Hockey, considering it is the least popular of the "Big Four" American and Canadian Team Sports note , gets this quite a bit as some detractors will even omit Hockey from its major league status. Here, the group of leagues would be referred to as: "The Big Three Sports...and Hockey."
This happens more frequently the more south you go (in which Hockey is cropped out entirely or replaced with NASCAR). Don't say this the farther north you go though, especially in Canada.
- In markets where hockey has a huge following (Canada, Michigan, Minnesota, New England, etc) basketball usually fits this trope. For a while, the Minnesota Timberwolves could only be heard on a 9,100K watt station that only reached the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Wild on the other hand, were on 50,000 watt WCCO.
- When Hockey is not getting this, it's usually Canadian Football note or Soccer note
- In Canada the line that opens a CBC hockey broadcast is: "Hello Canada and hockey fans in the United States and Newfoundland...". This is not exactly an example, as when the line was recorded (the 1930's) Newfoundland wasn't a Canadian province, but another of the self-governing dominions of the British Empire.
- Conn Smythe began many a public speech with, "Ladies, gentlemen... and Frenchmen."
- During 2011 and the first half of the 2012 Tennis season, it was common for pundits to say that the greatest players were unquestionably Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal...and Andy Murray, "the other guy" who was unquestionably better than anyone who wasn't Djokovic, Federer, or Nadal but unquestionably overshadowed by them nonetheless. It wasn't until the latter half of 2012 that Murray began breaking out of his "that Tennis player most likely to fill the last spot of a semifinals after Djokovic, Federer and Nadal show up for their reservations" role.
- However, at the end of 2012, Andy Murray took a level in badass and became the first Brit to win a Grand Slam in 75 years. However, Rafael Nadal dropped out of the 2013 Australian Open and thus out of the top 4 for the first time since 2005. The Top 5 players in Men's Tennis is therefore composed of: The Big Four...and David Ferrer.
- The 36 men's Grand Slam singles titles between the 2005 French Open and 2013 US Open were won by the Big Four...and Juan Martín del Potro (US Open, 2009).note
- The National Collegiate Athletic Association is the primary college-level in the US, comprising of nearly every major and minor college and university in the United States... and Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
- Examples abound in NCAA Division I conferences. (All affiliations are current for the 2014–15 school year.)
- The current Big East Conferencenote has 10 full members, consisting of nine Catholic institutions and Butler University, a private but nonsectarian school.
- Several conferences consist entirely of public schools except for one private institution (counting only full members):
- Big Ten Conference: 13 public schools and Northwestern.
- Southeastern Conference: 13 public schools and Vanderbilt.
- Conference USA: 13 public schools and Rice.note
- Ohio Valley Conference (which plays football in the second-level FCS): 11 public schools and Belmont.note
- America East Conference (a non-football conference): 9 public schools and Hartford.
- Conversely, two conferences, both of which play FCS football, would consist entirely of private institutions but for one public school:
- Northeast Conference: 9 private schools and Central Connecticut State.
- Pioneer Football League (a football-only league): 10 private schools and Morehead State.note
- The Big West Conference, which began as a football-sponsoring league but dropped the sport after the 2000 season, demonstrates this trope in two different ways:
- The conference's current membership consists of eight California schools and the University of Hawaii.
- More than 20 schools have been members of the conference, either in all sports or for football only, since it was founded as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association in 1969. Every one is a public institution except for the University of the Pacific, a historically Methodist school but now officially nonsectarian. It was a founding member for football only and joined in other sports in 1971, but left in 2013 to return to its former home of the West Coast Conference.
- The Horizon League (also a non-football conference) consists of eight schools that were once in The Summit League... and Detroit.
- The West Coast Conference (also non-football):
- For over 30 years (1980–2011), it consisted of seven Catholic institutions and Pepperdine University, affiliated with the Churches of Christ.
- Then averted when BYU joined.
- Returned in a slightly different form in 2013, when the aforementioned Pacific rejoined—the WCC now has nine faith-based institutions and one officially nonsectarian school.
- There are 24 HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities) in Division I; all of them are full members of FCS conferences (two don't have varsity football teams). All of these schools are members of one of two conferences whose membership consists entirely of HBCUsnote ... except Tennessee State.note
- Used in one of the endings of Disgaea 2. "You aren't alone. You have friends that care about you...And Etna."
- Is somewhat implied in Persona 4 if you take one of Yosuke's statements the wrong (or right way):
Yosuke: I have my friends and my family...and you.
- Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal: "Ladies and gentlemen...oh, and Helga." This is not exactly an insult, however, as Helga seems much cheerier after the addendum.
- It's because Helga IS neither. She's a robot, and hence, genderless, even if she's modeled after a female.
- It's likely that this is an objection on her part to Qwark's usage of "ladies" (as Helga is hardly lady material) rather than a reference to her being a robot. She identifies as female and is referred to as a female. Note that, despite being present at the time, Clank wasn't excluded like she was.
- The Bungie Podcast's theme song ends with the line "It's our podcast show, with Brian and friiieeennnds...and Frankie."
- Gigolo Assassin, one of the flash games on Adult Swim's website: "Great nations of the world...and Sweden."
- Otomedius features "a cast of well-designed characters... and Emon."
- Used in Jade Empire:
Black Whirlwind's journal: Kill anything that moves, as long as it doesn't look like one of my companions or the bun man.
- Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves involves our protagonist having to distract the cops, so he interrupts a meeting (in the middle of the police station) being led by his love interest, Carmelita Fox. They are thoroughly distracted when he shouts out, "Attention assorted meatheads...and lady."
- In Team Fortress 2, The Pyro in-universe. Despite the fact the Pyro they're talking about is also on the RED team, The Heavy calls him a "Thing", the Spy gives a monologue on how much he fears him, and the Scout calls him a "Freak".
- Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Strong Badia the Free:
- Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days has a non-comedic example: 'Count the chairs. When have we ever been more than thirteen?'
- Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance has an awesome example, albeit a visual one: during Sora's "My Friends Are My Power!" Badass Boast in the cutscene of the same name, you get Xigbar's Oh, Crap face. This is the guy who laughed at Sora as he was dying. What's he freaking out about? Apparitions of every known Keyblade wielder in the series, Keyblades drawn... as well as Donald and Goofy.
- In the Lunar: The Silver Star PSP remake, Royce turns your entire party to stone, save for Jessica, who mopes for a second with the line, "My father...my friends...and Kyle..." What makes it funnier is the fact that Kyle is the one who saved her from being "stoned" in the first place.
- The implication is that she thinks of Kyle as more than a friend, not less.
- Courtesy of The Dark Id, in the New Game+ section of his Chrono Cross Let's Play;
After the battle, Solt and Peppor come to investigate the unstoppable end game squad that could murder their entire army busting through the front gate. And Pierre.
- Used to deliver a Take That in the end-credits rap from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare:
'"Marines, SAS, hands up
Zakhaev, (ha ha) hand up"
- In Mass Effect 3, during the mission to Sur'Kesh, Wrex has a moment like this if Garrus and Liara, two of his fellow party members from Mass Effect, are in the party.
Wrex: These females are the best, and probably last hope for my people.
Liara: We'll get them back, Wrex. Don't worry.
Wrex: I appreciate that, Liara. I wouldn't want anyone else along for the ride.
Garrus: [clears throat]
Wrex: I suppose I can make room for you, too, Garrus. (laughs)
- In the soundtrack of Loco Roco 2 and LocoRoco Midnight Carnival, the singers for the credits song (etoule pucoratte) are listed as "Loco Roco All-Stars and Viole".
- In Poker Night 2, at the start of a tournament, GLaDOS will sometimes say "Gentlemen. And Claptrap."
- A Mortal Kombat sprite comic uses this:
Jax:Alright ladies and gentlemen, and Nightwolf, here's how this plan is gonna work...
- Ansem Retort's Axel started off his closing speech with "Ladies, Gentleman, Marluxia of the jury...".
- Buttersafe uses this in the saddest punchline ever written in The Tragic Life of Annabelle.
Man: Everyone that ever loved you just died. Your mother will be here to pick you up shortly.
- From the Basic Instructions strip How to Be Kind to the Least Among You:
The Judger: We are "The Legion of Superheroes, and the Knifeketeer," a collection of the world's mightiest crime fighters. And the Knifeketeer.
The Knifeketeer: I'm feeling a bit excluded.
The Judger: You're included. That's what "and" means.
- Darths & Droids:
C-3P0: I love it here. A beautiful desert cruise with wonderful friends. And you.
- A rare example of the trope being used as a compliment, let alone to oneself, occurs in FreakAngels when Karl introduces himself to Alice.
Karl: Welcome to the home of ten twentysomethings with arrested development and an obsession with loud, crap shagging. And me.
- The Order of the Stick:
- Belkar is this to the Order. For an early example,
Durkon: They be a fine group, for humans. And an elf.
Hilgya: And a halfling.
Durkon: No, I left 'im out on purpose.
- Later on there's the reaction to learning that Roy and Belkar have been imprisoned.
Haley: Crap! We need to break Roy out of there! And then decide what to do about Belkar!
- In "PS238", Tyler was worried about a metaprodigy threatening his friends. Oh, and Zodon too.
- Vexxarr used another variation:
Sploorfix: ...a war in which millions of innocent, intelligent beings will perish?
Vexxarr: No, no. See, the Lattroxx and Bleen would be fighting each other...
- From El Goonish Shive, an example that manages to be as insulting as it is complimentary.
Sarah: [on Tedd and Grace's relationship] Damnit, why are all my friends attracted to freaks?
Tedd Hey, are you calling Grace a freak?
- Kaitlyn from Precocious here.
Kaitlyn: I just wanted my best friends (and Roddy) to come over and play our favorite games.
- Looking for Group:
- This comic takes this to an extreme.
Ladies and gentlemen. And gnomes. Bloodrage. Skeletons. Sisters and sons. Imps. And — What is that? Richard:
A gruffalo? What's a gruffalo?
- There's also this one where Richard sulks about being left out of the happy reunion.
- From Not Quite Daily Comic, a straight example in this strip.
- 8-Bit Theater:
- Brawl in the Family gives us an example in this strip.
- In Sinfest, Plus these guys.
- In Commander Kitty, Fluffy is many things...but an intelligent life form is apparently not one of them.
Nin Wah: Those drones are programmed to relinquish command in the presence of an intelligent life form.
CK: ...and Fluffy, it would seem.
- The team of Exterminatus Now is such a Dysfunction Junction that Rogue manages to apply it to everyone.
Xerxes: Are you going to introduce me to your friends?
Rogue: I would if there were any here.
- In the "Tournament" arc of Evil Inc., Grandgamer's Personnel File says that "he is obsessed with games and has mastered every one developed by a group of civilized, sentient beings in the universe. And Activision."
- Observe the ad in the second panel of this Cracked comic:
- In Ashen's Tech Dump, one of Ashen's predictions is that Street Fighter 37 will include in its roster "every human being that has ever existed. And Dan."
- The Salvation War: "Okay, ladies, gentlemen, Karl."
- Team Four Star's DragonBall Z Abridged
- There are a few variations:
Nappa: Well, it's been fun kid. I mean, for me, not for you. As for you (cut to Piccolo), everyone important to you is dead.
Krillin: Hey, I'm still alive—
Nappa: EVERYONE IMPORTANT.
- And when Goku arrives and sees all the characters Nappa killed, but only because Yamcha's meant to be awesome:
Goku: Hey guys, what'd I miss? Oh...are they all? Tenshinhan...Piccolo...Yamcha...Oh wow, especially Yamcha.
- And during Popo's training:
: Let's do it for Chiaotzu! Yamcha
: And Krillin! [Chirping Crickets] Yamcha
: OK, just Chaotzu.
- Another version from Goku, highlighting his Big Eater mindset and complete disconnect with parenting.
- Episode 9 of Khenpoe's Bleach: The Abridged Series, when Ichigo starts his explanation of what happened at the Don Kanonji/Trashy event:
Ichigo: Friends, teachers...Rukia.
- Exaggerated in "On The Couch".
Aah, we're like The Three Musketeers
! Plus Nathan. Plus Guido. [there are only four people there]
- Brad Jones described the new Expendables movie as "a movie that contains the legendary action heroes of our youth, along with the best action heroes of current cinema. And Steve Austin."
- "Ladies and gentlemen..." "And Jericho!"
- An issue of Great Comics That Never Happened featured the Justice Luchas of America: "Ultimo Hijo De Krypton! Oscuro Caballero! Señor Marciano! El Rápido, Jr.! La Fuerte Feminino! Espacio Policia III! And of course, Aquaman!"
- In a same vein, a review on that site about the post-Flashpoint Justice League series mentioned that it had "some of the greatest characters in the history of comic books, and Aquaman."
- This is pretty much how Nighthawk is treated in I Don't Need Your Civil War. Special mention to Iron Man, who manages to keep him separate even from the other Zoidbergs.
- This Cracked article uses this trope to take a stab at Avatar:
Quick! What do Yoda
, the Avatar chick
, and the entire cast of Looney Tunes
all have in common? Besides their ginormous eyes, obviously? Well, in addition to not being real humans, the voices who provided some of the most memorable characters in cinematic history—and Avatar—are all ineligible to win Academy Awards for their performances because, apparently, voice acting is not "acting."
- and 8-Bit Mickey!
- An entry in Mario Lanza's Funny 115 V.2, a Survivor fansite, we are treated to "It is day 39, and it is time for the final two and Mick to face the jury."
- In Toby Turner's 'Trapped in a pistachios ad!' vid, the audience is advised to watch a clip of A-list celebrities, and Snooki, eating pistachios.
- On We're Alive Michael chastises a bunch of rebellious Tower dwellers by saying "I just sent two of my friends out there to help you people, and I'll not have you throw it back in their faces!" Angel brings it up a bit later:
Angel: Didn't we send three people out there?
Michael: I said two friends. The other one was just Burt.
- This My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic comic.
Twilight: All my friends are here. And Applejack is here, too.
- Benatar in Your Favorite Martian: The Series often gets this treatment by his bandmates, especially Puff.
- Naruto in Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show refers to his team in one episode as "David Bowie, Sasuke, and that other guy." In the next episode he laments on how his friends and Sakura were in danger.
- This quote by Koden in the DSBT InsaniT episode, 'The Camping Webisode'.
: I am not about to let the third
thing with my friends...and Dave and Lisa...be ruined because of the monster
...or douchebag...of the week messed everything up!
- Ultra Fast Pony has this exchange:
Applejack: You're just making dresses for all your friends, then.
Rarity: That's right.
Applejack: How in blaze are you going to make five dresses?
Rarity: And Fluttershy.
Applejack: Six dresses.
- "No one should have to watch Uwe Boll alone! Especially with Spoony!"
- From Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series's Pharaoh's Throne:
Bakura: Enough! You may have won this battle, Pharaoh, but you shall not win the war!
Atem: Yeah, let's do a head count here, shall we? I've got Slifer, Obelisk and Ra: the Egyptian Gods, Priest Seto, who can tear monsters out of people's souls, a girl who can predict the future, one of the most powerful sorcerers in the world, and his... less powerful apprentice, an old man who possesses the ultimate and unstoppable monsters, and Shada. Yeah... not sure what Shada actually does, really, but... but there you go, that's the head count.
- TotalBiscuit does this to himself in WTF is... Poker Night at the Inventory, describing the players as "Four internet celebrities... and me."
- In this episode of Tabletop, Felicia Day introduces the other players with "I have an amazing set of guests here again, and my brother."
- There's a Bleach gif that uses this trope titled "Know your Gotei 13", listing the captains by their Fan Nicknames (Captain Tuberculosis, Captain Superman, Captain Mom), finishing with "... and Kenpachi".
- The Trope Namer, Bender's plea to Robot 1-X that he "Save my friends! And Zoidberg!" Over the course of the show, the writers have been trying to develop Zoidberg to have occasional bouts of heroic moments, in which he averts his own trope!
- Zoidberg later returned the insult, referring to Leela, Fry, and Bender as "my friends and the robot."
- Zoidberg even Zoidbergs himself:
Fry: Everyone we invited is here.
Zoidberg: Also Zoidberg!
- Zoidberg even did it in the midst of a monologue.
Zoidberg: So all over the world, couples stood together in joy. And me, Zoidberg!
- In "The Deep South", folk singer Donovan talks about how all the quality people (like Jeff Foxworthy and the inventor of Coca-Cola) evacuated the sinking city of Atlanta. As the boat pulls away and in the middle of his narration, Jane Fonda charges through the crowd, shoving people aside and leaps into the boat at the last second, prompting Donovan to add "And Jane Fonda was there too" mid-sentence.
- A stealth subversion in "Proposition Infinity": note
- Also achieved twice in quick succession (both being acknowledged by the potential Zoidberg in question) in "Into The Wild Green Yonder", when the gorilla hole is being tested:
Lead Tester: Stand by, men! ...and manly aliens.
Lead Tester: [after hole is successfully completed] Good work, men! ..and manly aliens.
- In "Mobius Dick" there is a flashback to fifty years earlier when Zoidberg was popular enough to use this joke on the captain of the first Planet Express Crew.
: Hey, it's all my favourite patients, and also Captain Tucker! Pow! [general laughter, high fives exchanged] Captain Tucker
: You totally got me, Dr. John. You're hilarious. Hermes
: [back in the present] Zoidberg was popular!?!
- Used again in "Fry Am the Egg Man", where Fry gets a monster (Mr. Peppy) as a pet:
Fry: Mr. Peppy is not like Zoidberg. He's my friend.
- Used in "Less Than Hero", insulting Fry. Fry is the only member of the team left - but he's still "all the rest".
Go, go, go, New Justice Team!
Fighting justice is their quest!
Super King, Clobberella, and all the rest!
- Subverted in "Spanish Fry" when the primary crew goes on a mission to get Fry's nose back.
Who's with me? Leela:
and Zoidberg if he feels like it. Zoidberg:
No, I'm good.
- Used in "Zapp Dingbat"
Zapp: Honored guests... and Kiff.
- Featured in "Brannigan, Begin Again" when Bender begs Leela to take command again.
Bender: "Leela, save me! ...And yourself, I guess. ...And my banjo!"
Fry: gestures to himself
Bender: "...And Fry!"
- Of course, being "And Zoidberg"'d isn't always bad. In the evil robot Santa Claus'note first appearance:
Robot Santa: You have all been very naughty, very naughty indeed! Except you, Dr. Zoidberg, this is for you. (Hands Zoidberg a pogo stick.)
- Inverted in "Bender's Big Score":
Lars: Hello to everyone who isn't Leela. And a very special hello to everyone else.
- The Simpsons
- "Deep Space Homer" includes this, when a NASA guy starts a press conference with: "Ladies and gentlemen and members of the press..."
- "Margical History Tour" had the story of Lewis and Clark retold with Carl and Lenny.
Homer (as Chief)
: "We have always known of the coming of the white-man, and Carl
- The Fairly OddParents
- Used to open a Chip Skylark concert
Timmy: Ladies! And Timmy Turner's dad!
Timmy's Dad: Hey, that's me!
- The above example is a played-with variation. Timmy was going to say "Ladies and Gentlemen", but since his dad was the only gentleman in the room, he had to address him by "name". Also, what Timmy actually says is something like "Hey all you screaming women...and Timmy Turner's Dad", making it more a joke about Timmy's dad's masculinity.
- In another episode:
Timmy: Everyone I know and love (and Mr. Crocker) are headed...!
- In "Timmy's Secret Wish", Timmy risked his life to save other characters. A member of the Fairy Council described them as Timmy's friends and Foop. (Crocker and Dark Laser were among the 'friends')
- Jorgen inverted it twice with "The reunion with the weakling fairies, AND ME, is going to begin." and in "Abracatastrophe": "This emergency meeting of every puny fairy in the universe, AND ME, will now come to order!"
- In the episode "A Taste of Marzipan":
Mung: You see, Chowder, there is enough room in this festival for two good chefs...and Endive.
- Mung can't resist this trope, it seems. He also did the more obvious variant:
Mung: Ladies and gentlemen! ...And Endive.
- In The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Jimmy pulls this: "Ladies and Gentlemen!...And Cindy."
- When the group gets superpowers, Sheen decides to name their group the Fantastic League of Justice-Bringing Avenging Men. Libby objects, prompting Sheen to append, "And two girls!" Thereafter, whenever Sheen mentions the teams, it's the Fantastic League of Justice-Bringing Avenging Men and Two Girls. (Everyone else calls them the N Men.)
- In Horrid Henry, Horrid Henry and the Lost Dog, Peter finds a dog's hair and analyses in his "lab", where he finds that it isn't a human hair, "and it isn't one of Henry's either".
- In Avatar: The Last Airbender, "It's three on three plus Sokka." Due to Sokka being a warrior, but not a Bender.
- Since 2 of the 3 opponents weren't Benders either, that was still quite Zoidbergish.
- The Avatar Extras re-airings get into it too. In the end of "The Chase," when the Gaang plus Zuko attack Azula, it notes this is the first time in the series all four elements are seen attacking at once. Plus Sokka.
- Tiny Toon Adventures:
- There's a Swedish cartoon centered around this, called The Three Friends and Jerry.
- The Spectacular Spider-Man: "Now gentlemen...and Rhino..."
- King of the Hill
- A visual variant on the same style gag is done in, of all places, the darkest episode of Danny Phantom, "The Ultimate Enemy". In a Crapsack World future, Jack, Maddie, Jazz, Tucker, Sam, and Mr. Lancer are dead. The first five get a statue that says "Gone, but Not Forgotten". The last? Just plain "Gone".
- In the last episode of American Dragon Jake Long, the presence of Jake's father gives Grandpa pause when he greets the family.
Grandpa: Welcome to Hong Kong, beloved family and...daughter's husband.
- Phineas and Ferb
- As Told by Ginger:
Mrs. Gordon: Ladies. Gentlemen. Hoodsey.
- Hey Arnold!, from the episode "Wheezin' Ed."
Sid: AAAAAAAH!! It's Wheezin' Ed! And...and some other guy!
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Friends...relations...whatever the hell Meatwad is..."
- In season 4 of Winx Club, we follow the adventures of the Winx Club and Roxy.
- Subverted, since she did become a Winx.
- Teen Titans:
Cyborg: Ladies and Gentlemen...and whatever Beast Boy is...
- In this case, Beast Boy had turned into a ring-tailed lemur just then, and Cyborg probably didn't know what he was.
- In the Timon & Pumbaa episode "The Laughing Hyenas: TV Dinner", this is done visually. Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed sit in directors chairs. Shenzi has the megaphone of Director 1, Banzai has the megaphone of Director 2, but Ed has a megaphone labeled simply Ed.
- In The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, when Hey Nanny Nanny arrives to put Mandy in her place, Grim says the following.
Grim: She travels all over the world...and Burbank...
- In Disney's animated version of Alice in Wonderland, the King of Hearts always seems to be referred to after everyone else, even Alice.
- From Xiaolin Showdown:
Xiaolin Warriors, double your efforts! Raimundo
, triple yours.
- American Dad!: Klaus the fish is often a victim of this, such as after Francine comes home to the aftermath of a housefire:
- "Actually, we're two genetically-altered lab mice dressed as wallpaper hangers in an attempt to Take Over the World! Oh, and he's Larry."
- A variant occurs in Kim Possible: So The Drama, wherein Kim responds to being asked if it's guy trouble, "It's not a guy, it's Ron."
- From Total Drama Revenge of the Island:
- Later in the season, when Chris dissolves the teams, he says that it'll now be "every man, woman and Cameron for himself."
- In an earlier season:
Owen: (talking about the other contestants) Duncan and Harold and Lindsay and Beth are my friends! Oh... and Courtney's okay, I guess.
- Played straight in Family Guy when one episode's opening is done in the style of Super Friends with the cast of the Griffins playing as each super hero. Each one gets introduced...and Meg.
- Dan VS: "Good news friends ... and Elise."
- In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) episode "Metalhead", Donatello says "Gentlemen, and Raphael" before unveiling the eponymous attack drone. Raph is not amused by this, but Mikey seems to be.
- In one episode of Gravity Falls, Grunkle Stan addresses his staff as "Party people... and Dipper."
- Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Daphne's father delivers one when he is hosting a dinner for a visiting Chinese delegate in "The Dragon's Secret":
"Mr. Wang, friends... Fred".
- On South Park, Cartman is a frequent target of this. For example, in one early episode Kyle comments that he thinks of the group as his family—"except for Cartman."
- Weirdly inverted in the "Coon and Friends" Trilogy, when the superhero team continues to use Cartman's egocentric name even after they kick him out. Mysterion notes that it "pisses him off beyond belief (giggles) and I find that extremely funny."
- Generator Rex: Rex delivers one regarding his Rogues Gallery in "Enemies Mine":
Rex: My four worst enemies are still on the loose! Well, my three worst enemies and Valve.
- The intro for Taz-Mania lists every member of the regular cast before tossing in, at the end, "...Oh yeah, don't forget Taz."
- At the 2008 Discworld convention, the convention chairman made a speech beginning: "My lord Patrician. Honoured Guild leaders. Ladies and gentlemen. Members of the Watch. Nobby. And Bernard Pearson."
- An old joke — "Three musicians and a drummer"
- Vocal variation — "Three men and a tenor"
- And inverted for "Three reporters and a gentleman from the Times".
- Frequently used when writing the Acknowledgments section of a doctoral thesis, as you will probably have to thank several people for political reasons, even if they don't actually merit mentioning. "I'd like to thank everybody who contributed to this project, and also this pet student my professor has". In extreme cases, your advisor is Zoidberg!
- Former German federal president Heinrich Luebke may or may not once have given a speech in Africa, opening with the words "Meine Damen und Herren, liebe Neger, ..." (Ladies and gentlemen, dear negroes...)
- Before he became a senator, Al Franken performed at a Clear Channel pro-Iraq-War rally. (He admits it's not his proudest moment, since he was against the Iraq War, just as he is now.) He opened with: "Ladies, Gentlemen, SportsRadio 640 WGST contest winners, and Lee Greenwood..." This incident is referenced in his book, Lies and The Lying Liars Who Tell Them.
- One of Neil Gaiman's earlier books, Ghastly Beyond Belief (co-written with Kim Newman) is dedicated "To all intelligent lifeforms everywhere...and to my sister Claire."
- Doug Demuro, Jalopnik columnist, invoked this trope with the passage:
- "For proof, I start with my own experience owning German cars. I've owned eight, in total: one from every important German automaker, and also Volkswagen. And they were all complete pieces of crap."
- At the 2006 Academy Awards, Jon Stewart (who was hosting) opened with "Good evening everybody, ladies, gentlemen...Felicity." (Felicity Huffman, who was nominated for playing a transsexual in Transamerica.)
- The solar system consists of eight planets... and Pluto, which along with other bodies is a dwarf planet.
- From a community-driven appliance drive: "We accept all appliances...and microwaves."
- Any speech that opens in the style of "Friends, Romans, countrymen..." risks sounding like this, especially if the listener perversely insists on interpreting the list as non-intersecting groups. The U.S. President's annual State of the Union address traditionally begins with something along the lines of "Ladies, gentlemen, members of Congress, distinguished guests..." In England, the proper way to greet a crowd is "Ladies, gentlemen, and officers of the Royal Navy", due to a decree by Queen Victoria stating that officers of the Royal Navy are not considered gentlemen.
- In Argentina, after a train accident, this immortal line was given: "Murieron tres personas y un boliviano.", or if you prefer: "Casualties are three persons and a Bolivian.", you can just get yourself an idea of how racist our country is from that alone. And it still managed to be freaking hilarious.
- A much likely unintentional one, Creative Commons licenses have versions readable by "humans", "machines" and "lawyers".
- Can't we just say everyone and Linda?
- This sign.
- Presumably unintentional example from an advert broadcast in the UK: "Get all these hilarious comedies, and Grown Ups and The Other Guys, on Blu-Ray or DVD"
- Due to Cold War, in a number of historical and fictional works about World War II, the Western Allied Powers are often shorted to simply Allied Powers, although the latter also included Soviet Union and its allies (such as Polish Armia Ludowa). "Allied Powers... and the Soviet Union" sounds just like the trope.
- When Khruschev came to power in USSR, the opposition in Central Committee was labeled "factionary anti-party group which included Molotov, Kaganovich [...] and Shepilov who adjoined them", mostly to "discount" at least one — 8 members of the Communist Party top rung in "anti-party group" was too much. "Shepilov" immediately became memetic alias for any extra joining an established group, and it has become a joke that the longest last name in Russia is Andshepilovwhoadjoinedthem. Shepilov even wrote memoirs later, titled "The Unadjoined".
- Outside of Spain, the Spanish vosotros pronoun is often given this treatment, probably because Spain is the only country to use it.
- As of the 2011 Canadian federal election, the House of Commons consists of 167 Conservative MPs, 102 New Democratic Party MPs, 34 Liberal MPs, 4 Bloc Québécois MPs, and Elizabeth May.note
- Some editors in This Wiki tend to use this at times...and Pothole it to this very page.
- In a sort of reversal, Roadrunner Records' official website obliviously boasts, in the header, to be the "Official home of Slipknot, Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman, Lenny Kravitz, Young the Giant, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trivium, Megadeth, Dream Theater, and all the best in rock, hard rock, and metal." We won't tell them if you don't.
- Steve Coogan in this Guardian article about Top Gear:
"I've been fortunate enough to work with the likes of Peter Baynham, Armando Iannucci, Chris Morris, Simon Pegg
, Julia Davis, Caroline Aherne, Ruth Jones, and the Mighty Boosh some of the funniest and most innovative people in British comedy. And Rob Brydon too."
- During the January 18th Internet blackout protest, Gawker had a headline of "Today, some of the best websites on the internet-and Reddit-are blacked out to protest SOPA."
- The G8 is often referred to by the press as "The 7 most developed countries... and Russia." note
- An intentional one: Canada and Quebec pension plan
- The full name of the UK can come across as this: The United Kingdom of Great Britainnote and Northern Ireland.
- Rice University has a residential college system. When Martel was built, it was founded as a dormitory instead of a college, receiving 60 freshmen from the other colleges. The other colleges then decided to agree that Martel doesn't properly qualify as a college. Although Duncan and McMurtry have been built since then and are considered colleges, the running joke that "Martel is not a college" still remains, making common such statements as, "Remember, there are nine other colleges and Martel."
- In the state of Georgia, Dade County, located in the extreme northwestern corner of the state. Until 1939, there was no access road to Dade County from the rest of the state, meaning one had to drive through Alabama or Tennessee to get to Dade County. More controversially, Dade County was omitted from the state outline on the Georgia State Quarter◊note
- The "Lady Gaga Daily" Twitter feed reported on 12/4/12 that: "Lady Gaga is up against many talented artists and Nicki Minaj for three 2012 World Music Awards."
- The Latin conjunction nec non meaning "and besides/in addition" describing this situation without any specific connotation.
- It's rather common to hear U.S. media say something along the lines of "X states and the District of Columbia", due to D.C.'s weird status in regards to statehood - officially it's not a state and so only gets one non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives and nothing at all in the Senate, but unlike US territories such as Puerto Rico and American Samoa (who get similar arrangements in Congress) the District is granted three electoral votes in the Electoral College (and this required the 23rd Amendment to be passed in 1961).
- Played for laughs in the Giant Bomb video game community. At first it use to be the Jeff, Ryan, Vinny, and Brad Shoemaker. Mainly because Brad was known for playing pretty bad during video game quick looks, much to the entertainment of the community. A saying was even coined called: "Pulling a Brad," as well as jokes about Brad getting fired and leaving the website. However, in recent years, Brad Shoemaker became decent enough to show off games properly during quick looks to where the Butt Monkey effect wore off and "Team Brad" replaced it. Now Patrick Klepek is considered the "and" guy among the Giantbomb cast. Especially after his controversial articles about sexism in the video game industry among other things that upset the community; a community that's use to jokes and sarcasm from the main staff, not serious articles about discrimination. He's also been included in almost every quick look since he joined the video game website.
- A common joke: Members of the Ivy League and Brown.
- In South America, Suriname (a former Dutch colony), Guyana (former British colony) and French Guiana (still a part of France) are often forgotten amidst 10 former Portugese and Spainish colonies.
- Especially so in football (soccer)—these are the only three South American countries that are not members of CONMEBOL, which governs the sport in South America. They're instead members of CONCACAF, the continental governing body for the rest of the Americas and the Caribbean.
- The Times of London website has a UK News tab, containing such topics as Media News, Crime, Law, and Scotland.
- This picture◊ on Wikipedia shows a "U.S. Armed Forces Joint Ceremonial Drill." The Air Force is missing.
- New Jersey often gets this treatment in the US, especially from New Yorkers. Jersey Shore did not help.