Protagonist and Friends

A title that consists of the main character's name with "And Friends" or some variationnote  attached to the end of it. This is commonly justified, as these type of shows are often adapted from more than one franchise (Garfield and Friends having Garfield and U.S. Acres, for example).

This is extremely common in children's shows and sitcoms, the latter usually being the Syndication Title.

A Sub-Trope of My Friends... and Zoidberg and Character Title. Could also be considered a form of a Spotlight-Stealing Title.

Examplesnote :

Anime and Manga

  • The fourth episode of Hetalia: The Beautiful World is called Russia and Friends.
  • Tama and Friends
  • Little Lulu and her Little Friends (shortened to just "Little Lulu" in English dubbed compilation movie).

Comic Books


Live-Action TV

  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? includes an in-universe example in the television show Buster Friendly and His Friendly Friends, a talk show presenting a philosophy counter to the empathy-based religion of Mercerism that most of humanity has embraced.

Puppet Shows
  • Garfield Goose and Friend (later changed to ...and Friends). Garfield is a sockpuppet who thinks he's King of the United States, his "friend" is real person Frazier Thomas, whom Garfield appointed Admiral of the Royal Navy and Prime Minister.
  • Sam and Friends, the Washington, D.C.-based show of the late '50s that launched the career of Jim Henson and The Muppets.

Web Comics

Web Original

Western Animation