"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 The breakdown: Four from The Exes (which has the aforementioned Wayne Knight), four from Hot In Cleveland (including Betty herself), and two from The Soul Man.
Mazinger Z: Hilariously inverted every time 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: Hilariously inverted 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?
The Battle City arc of Yu-Gi-Oh! features a scene with Seto Kaiba in a single turn summoning all three of his Blue-Eyes White Dragons...and Hyozanryu.
In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chazz says "we may be one man down, but we're 5 men strong. Well, 4 men and a lovely lady. Alright, 3 men, a lady and Syrus!"
Natsu of Fairy Tail and anyone who doesn't go on missions with him likes to say either "It's Natsu's group...plus Happy" or "Fairy Tail's strongest team...and Lucy" Lucy and Happy even do it. Only Gray seems kind enough not to.
In Durarara the character Izaya Orihara claims to love all human beings. Except Shizuo Heiwajima.
In an early episode of Pokémon, Misty says that she's the 4th sensational sister, who were a trio of water performers and Misty's sisters. One of them said that there are "three sensational sisters, and one runt."
Angel Beats! has Naoi, who insists on calling the entire SSS a group of idiots. Except for the wise and benevolent Otonashi, of course!
One Piece: inverted in Sanji's case. Whenever he gets separated from the others, he worries only about the ladies of the crew, and always wants to assist them first. And cares little to not about the other guys.
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."
Ant-Man: So, Taskmaster, anybody ELSE still alive? Taskmaster: Everybody worth mentioning. Crusader: Ahh...my hand... Taskmaster: And Crusader.
Ironically, Crusader would go on to play a major role in beating back the Skrull Secret Invasion. Not worth mentioning, huh...
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".
In one story of Archie Comics, Jughead is chosen to be a contestant in a gameshow, Dull or Not Dull (parody of Deal Or No Deal). Cue this dialogue:
Jughead: I need my friends for support. (pause) Oh, and you can come, too, Veronica.
Variant in one comic strip, when Jughead reads a newspaper article describing their rock group:
Jughead: The Archies come across as a tight-knit and cohesive group...with one exception. (cue a shot of Reggie)
Another example, when Archie's superhero persona Captain Pureheart meets Dr. Detest:
Pureheart: He's contaminating all my good friends! Also Reggie!
Wolverine: 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 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.)"
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 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 "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.).
Not intentional, but in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, Mark Anthony's famous speech starts with:
Mark Anthony: Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.
This is somewhat justified in that the Romans of the time considered themselves "special" and somewhat above the other residents of the Empire. Also, they were in Rome, and it's not that odd to give a special shoutout to the locals when addressing a mob.
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 might change in the upcoming season, as Daisy has applied to become an assistant cook, who would be 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."
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.
"Gentlemen and Gypsy. And Mike. And Crow. And Servo..."
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."
Leslie of The Big Bang Theory 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."
Dr. Gabelhauser: "Hello, Doctor Hofstadter ... Doctor Cooper ... Docctor 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 episode*
It was Howard, though other episodes has him acknowledge that all four are his friends.
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."
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 Scrubs episode "My Last Day" while listing things he cares as little about as his and JD's last week together:
Dr. Cox: ...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 HughJackman.
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.
Audrey: I'd like to share it with all my friends. And Russell.
The second time, Audrey got mad at Jeff for not supporting her in front of her friends. And Russell.
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."
In one episode, 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."*
Being a dishonorably discharged convict at the beginning of the series, it's true that Tom Paris technically isn't with Starfleet...but that's sure not what the Doctor's delivery is implying.
The Doctor uses it in another episode in regards to Paris. He 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).
, 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 beginning of the Castle episode "Undead Again," the medical examiner at the scene of the crime greets the main characters as "our intrepid heroes...and Mr. Castle"
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."
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.
Being a drummer doesn't help, either. Drummers in general are often the butt of a lot of jokes about musicians. For example: "What do you call a guy who hangs out with musicians all day?"
Pete Best's lack of desire to be friends with the group offstage is a big part of the reason he was replaced by Ringo.
In the They Might Be Giants song, The Mesopotamians, the fictional band is made up of Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal and Gilgamesh. Poor old Gilgamesh's name is covered by the chorus nearly every time by the end of the song. Oddly, the song was supposed to be a parallel of The Might Be Giant's start. Make of that what you will.
Machine Head had a pretty lulzy one at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards where they thanked all the awesome bands on Roadrunner...and Nickelback.
On Showbread's tour supporting their album No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical, they were the headlining band, with two metal bands opening for them. Showbread's frontman, Josh Dies, referred to the tour several times as "the Monsters of Metal Tour...and Showbread".
Axis of Awesome sometimes introduce themselves in this manner:
This is how The B-52's have been since the Cosmic Thing period, where the core four members (and on Good Stuff, three) are always considered the group, and the rest of the backing band (bassist, drummer and keyboardist) are rarely mentioned, except live when its necessary to introduce them. This backing band doesn't have an input into the songwriting process by all accounts.
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."
On the October 29, 2012 edition of Raw, Paul Heyman addressed the crowd as, "Ladies, gentlemen, and the people of Charlotte."
Grytpipe-thynne: You may have noticed that throughout the civilized world... and America... British prestige has fallen very low.
(From the non-politically correct 1950's):
My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen... and Wogs! We present - The Goon Show!
In 1/29/13, 95.1FM, a classic rock radio station based in Rochester, New York had its DJ's mention the Guitar Center's Rock Walk of Fame and the bands included. One DJ says: "The Walk of Fame includes some of the greatest rock and roll bands in history... andMötley Crüe."
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.
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).
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"
What was originally supposed to be a respected Miami Heat trio ended up being more known as the ultimate Miami duo of Dwayne 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.
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 Sportsnote Due to among other things, the sport’s difficulty in appealing to the Southern United States considering that there is little to no snow in those areas and hockey is obviously popular in places where it snows in the winter., gets this quite a bit as some detractors will even omit Hockey from it's major league status. Here, the group of leagues would be referred to as: "TheBigThree Sports...and Hockey."
This happens more frequently the more south you go (in which Hockey is cropped out entirely or replaced withNASCAR). 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.
For those familiar with the above example, this is unsurprising, although some would argue that being a "Zoidberg" is at least progress for Soccer in North America, as really obscure and unpopular sports would not even be considered.
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 past 34 men's singles titles have been won by the Big Four...and Juan Martin Del Potro (US Open, 2009)
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.
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."
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."
Black Whirlwind's journal: Kill anything that moves, as long as it doesn't look like one of my companions or the bun man.
To be fair, the "bun man" isn't actually one of your companions, per se. He doesn't participate in battle himself, he only throws you "fuel" for your drunken fist style. That's literally his only purpose for being there; to throw booze jugs on the ground to keep you drunk.
The third Sly Cooper game 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 Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Strong Badia the Free, after each of the main characters forms their own country, Marzipan organizes a collection of "treasures from all the developed countries, plus Coachnya".
Also, from the trailer:
Strong Bad: "It's Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. But you can play too!"
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance has an awesome example, albiet 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.
Quick! What do Yoda, Belle, Gollum, 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."
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.
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.
Futurama: 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: *
(a justified example because Bender really isn't part of humanity).
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.
Go, go, go, New Justice Team!
Fighting justice is their quest!
Super King, Clobberella, and all the rest!
Fry is the only member of the team left - but he's still "all the rest".
Subverted in "Spanish Fry" when the primary crew goes on a mission to get Fry's nose back.
Fry: Who's with me?
Leela: Me, Bender and Zoidberg if he feels like it.
Zoidberg: No, I'm good.
Used in "Zapp Dingbat"
Zapp: Honored guests... and Kiff
Being "And Zoidberg" isn't always bad. In his first appearance the evil robot Santa Claus wanted to kill everyone because they were all on his Naughty List. Everyone, but Zoidberg, who received a pogo stick.
The Simpsons episode "Deep Space Homer" includes this, when a NASA guy starts a press conference with: "Ladies and gentlemen and members of the press..."
Another episode 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"
Since 2 of the 3 opponents weren't Benders either, that was still quite Zoidberg'ish.
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.
Hank You guys don't have to come. Dale Of course we're coming. We're the three amigos!...And Bill.
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.
Cyborg: "Ladies and Gentlemen...and whatever Beast Boy is..."
Justified in that Beast Boy had turned into a ring-tailed lemur just then, and Cyborg probably really didn't know what he was.
In the Timon And 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.
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 admitsit'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."
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.)
And now, of course, we have all the planets. And Pluto.
And Ceres, and Sedna, and Eris, and Quaoar, and Makemake, and... Justified in that Pluto has a lot more in common with that group than it does with the Big Eight. Oh, except that unlike Ceres, it isn't even the biggest thing in its own orbit, which crosses that of Neptune.
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 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".
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"
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.*
She's the leader of the Green Party, and the first Green MP to be elected to the House of Commons.
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.
"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." *
The actual ranking of Russia on the "most developed countries" list varies with the metric used. For example, as of 2012, Russia ranks 9th on gross domestic product, behind Italy, the UK and Brazil, however Russia ranks 4th on nuclear energy production and 1st on oil production (second behind the Arab League if the latter is taken as a whole country).
An intentional one: Canada and Quebec pension plan
The full name of the UK can come across as this: The United Kingdom of Great Britain*
(The proper name of the island that is composed of England, Scotland, and Wales)
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 Mc Murtry 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◊*
Conversely, it could be considered a reference to Dade's 1860 secession not only from the Union, but from Georgia as well.
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. note It has 3 electoral votes in the Electoral College, but does not have a voting representative in the House or Senate.
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 now-a-day because of 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 Portugal and Spain colonies.