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1[[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}]]]]²[[caption-width-right:350:"Hey, I'm relevant, too!"]]²%%²%% Caption selected per Caption Repair thread:²%% Please do not replace or remove without discussion there.²%%²²->'''Robot 1-X:''' How may I help you?\²'''Bender:''' Save my friends! And Zoidberg!²-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "Obsoletely Fabulous"²²A standard comedy trope which, at its core, takes the form:²² "Group A... and Bob."²²It is often expanded to mention two or more groups that form a supergroup:²² "[[LadiesAndGerms Ladies, Gentlemen... Bob.]]"²²In either version, ''Bob'' is already expected to be among the group(s) in question, but is singled out [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers as if he's not]], usually at Bob's expense; "Bob" may be anyone, including the ButtMonkey or an {{Acceptable Target|s}}. In extreme cases, the group will be received with cheers, and the name of ''Bob'' will be received by ChirpingCrickets.²²This can be PlayedForLaughs in cases where it's literally impossible for Bob ''not'' to be a member of the groups mentioned.²²It can also be used to deliver a StealthInsult: "We welcome members of all benevolent professions, as well as [[EvilLawyerJoke lawyers]]." Or, inverted, it can even deliver a compliment: "You morons, and Bob."²²ProtagonistAndFriends is a SubTrope, in which this and CharacterTitle collide. Compare: AndTheRest, SnubByOmission, BaitAndSwitchComparison, ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne, GuiltByAssociationGag, LadiesAndGerms, and InsultToRocks. Compare and Contrast EspeciallyZoidberg.²²See also TheFriendNobodyLikes, which overlaps in cases[[note]] such as the {{Trope Namer|s}}, Zoidberg from Futurama [[/note]]where this person is singled out because, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin they're the friend no one likes]]. ²²----²!!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Advertising]]²* "Avocado can be found in upscale restaurants... and now Subway!"²* An Ace hardware commercial has a woman talking to her "friends, neighbors...Scott."²* In a commercial for the ''[[WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens2013 Monsters vs. Aliens]]'' animated series: "Don't miss Monsters vs Aliens!... And Bob."²* In a 2013 TV Land promo for the season premieres of ''Series/HotInCleveland'', ''Series/TheExes'', and ''The Soul Man'', the announcer promotes it as "a night of a thousand stars" before Creator/BettyWhite interrupts and says she only counts 10... and Creator/WayneKnight. [[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''.[[/note]]²* In the [[ "Junkface"]] ad from Neutrogena, it states that the Junkface problem occurs in "provinces, territories... and Nunavut." According to their ArtisticLicenseGeography, Nunavut is not one of the territories... oh, and its border with the Northwest Territories apparently doesn't exist.²* A promotion for the Nintendo UK store offered, with a pre-order of ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'', "a free t-shirt featuring a host of likable characters. And Amy Rose."²* Presumably unintentional example from an advert broadcast in the UK: "Get all these hilarious comedies, and ''Film/GrownUps'' and ''Film/TheOtherGuys'', on Blu-Ray or DVD"²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Anime & Manga]]²* An incident in ''Manga/LuckyStar'', where Konata greets the Hiiragi twins with [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns "Tsukasa-tachi"]], leading Kagami to complain about not being mentioned by name. (It should be noted that Konata and Kagami being best friends ([[VitriolicBestBuds for a given value of 'best']]), [[LesYay or more]] [[YuriFan according to many fans]], this snub will have been entirely intentional on Konata's part.)²* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': 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.²* The Battle City arc of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' features a scene with Seto Kaiba in a single turn summoning all three of his Blue-Eyes White Dragons...and Hyozanryu.²* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' 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!"²* Natsu of ''Manga/FairyTail'' and anyone who doesn't go on missions with him likes to say either "It's Natsu's group...[[TeamPet plus Happy]]" or "Fairy Tail's strongest team...[[OvershadowedByAwesome and Lucy]]" Lucy and Happy even do it. Only Gray seems kind enough not to.²* ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'': At the bathhouse, there are three changing rooms: men's, women's, and [[DudeLooksLikeALady Hide]][[WholesomeCrossdresser yoshi]]'s.²* In ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' the character Izaya Orihara claims to love all human beings. Except for Shizuo Heiwajima.²* In an early episode of ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', 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."²** A later episode features a tag battle during a ball. The participants are [[LoveTriangle Serena, Ash, Miette]] and [[GoldfishPoopGang James]]. The latter was even wondering ''why'' he got selected in the first place and was the least invested in the battle.²* The dub of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' gives us this little gem:²-->'''Garterbelt:''' Ladies and ''[[SlutShaming Panty]]''...²* ''Anime/AngelBeats'' has Naoi, who insists on calling the entire SSS a group of idiots. Except for the wise and benevolent Otonashi, of course!²* ''Manga/OnePiece'':²** 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.²--->'''Sanji:''' Hello! Nami, and Vivi! And the rest...²** When Usopp left the crew during the Waters Seven arc, addressing members of the crew tended to be tailed with something along the lines of "And Usopp, I guess".²* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' has a variation when Fuyuki sees a UFO crash into his house.²-->'''Fuyuki:''' Mom! Sis! And to a lesser degree, Sarge!²* In the anime version of ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', as the Magic Knights reflect on the foes they have faced, none of them mention Innouva even once, despite his defeat in the previous episode.²* The non-Cure main characters are usually referred as extra characters: "[[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Pretty Cure and Shiny Luminous]]." "[[Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo Pretty Cure [5] and Milky Rose]]."²* ''{{Manga/Saki}}'':²** Kyoutarou, TheOneGuy of the Kiyosumi mahjong club and by far its worst player, tends to get this from time to time. In the anime, Hisa tells Mako that she locked the three first-years out of the mahjong club room so that Yuuki would be able to study for her exam retake. Mako reminds Hisa that there are ''four'' first-years, and Hisa mentions that Kyoutarou is, as usual, doing the heavy lifting for the club.²** The trope is lampshaded to an extent when Tsuruga talks about being invited, along with Kazekoshi and Ryuumonbuchi, to help Kiyosumi prepare for the Nationals after their victory in the prefectural tournament. Yumi suspects that Kiyosumi's team wants to practice against Kazekoshi and Ryuumonbuchi, both of whom have been to the nationals before, more than they want to practice against the relative underdog Tsuruga, but sees it as a mutually beneficial arrangement.²--->'''Yumi:''' I can understand wanting to play strong opponents in preparation for going up against the monsters at the nationals. Ryuumonbuchi and Kazekoshi from the prefectural finals at least are national-level teams.\²'''Satomi:''' Wa-ha-ha. So we're just the extra?\²'''Yumi:''' ''[smiles]'' Kiyosumi isn't trying to be mean. And it doesn't sound half bad to me.²* In ''Anime/{{Etotama}}'', when Usa-tan is showing everyone a chart of which Eto-shin do and do not want Nya-tan included in the Chinese Zodiac, Moo-tan (who has a crush on Nya-tan and thus would be in her favor) is excluded because "she's too perverted to count."²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Asian Animation]]²* ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'': The English ''Pleasant Goat Fun Class'' episode descriptions often refer to the main group of protagonists as the "goats and Wolffy".²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Audio Plays]]²* On ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'' 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:²-->'''Angel:''' Didn't we send three people out there?\²'''Michael:''' I said two friends. The other one was just Burt.²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Comedy]]²* ''Series/TheColbertReport'': ²** Stephen Colbert announced Dish Network was being sued by all the major networks. And {{Creator/NBC}}.²** Another time, he commented that Putin was banning food imports from all major countries and Norway.²* Creator/DaveBarry: This is one of his running gags.²** Once referred to human beings "and Music/LimpBizkit."²** "We, humans and congressmen alike..."²* Creator/AmbroseBierce wrote the following for the definition of "man" in his ''[[Literature/TheDevilsDictionary Devil's Dictionary]]'':²-->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'''.²* Creator/BrianRegan: "My wife and I, we have two wonderful kids...and another kid."²* Riche and Eddie in ''Series/{{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."²* In [[ this]] ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch, Donald Trump refers to his two oldest sons as "son and Eric."²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* ''ComicBook/AvengersTheInitiative'':²-->'''ComicBook/AntMan:''' So, Taskmaster, anybody ELSE still alive?\²'''ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}:''' Everybody worth mentioning.\²'''Crusader:''' Ahh... my hand...\²'''Taskmaster:''' And Crusader.²* In the 1995 hypothetical one shot ''Comicbook/ThePunisherKillsTheMarvelUniverse'', the title character is sentenced to life in jail "for the murder of several of this nation's greatest heroes - and the ComicBook/XMen Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} and ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}".²* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'':²** In one story, Jughead is chosen to be a contestant in a game show, ''Dull or Not Dull'' (parody of ''Series/DealOrNoDeal''). Cue this dialogue:²--->'''Jughead:''' I need my friends for support. [[BeatPanel (pause)]] Oh, and you can come, too, [[AlphaBitch Veronica]].²** Variant in one comic strip, when Jughead reads a newspaper article describing their rock group:²--->'''Jughead''': The Archies come across as a tight-knit and cohesive group...with one exception. (cue a shot of [[SmallNameBigEgo Reggie]])²** Another example, when Archie's superhero persona Captain Pureheart meets [[HatePlague Dr. Detest]]:²--->'''Pureheart''': He's contaminating all my good friends! Also Reggie! ²* ''{{Comicbook/PS238}}'':²-->'''Tyler:''' He says if he sees me at school again, he'll splat my friends. Oh, and Zodon, too.²* In an issue of ''ComicBook/XMen'', Rogue is being attacked by the villainous Acolytes, when the rest of the X-Men show up [[BigDamnHeroes in true heroic fashion]].²-->'''Cyclops''': That, sir, is no way to treat a lady.\²'''Comicbook/{{Gambit}}''': [[BelligerentSexualTension ...or Rogue neither, eh?]]\²'''Beast''': My oh my, talk about a man who loves to [[SlapSlapKiss live dangerously!]]²* Hilary Goldstein, reviewing "The 25 Greatest Batman Graphic Novels" at IGN, described ''Batman: ComicBook/DarkVictory'' as "a fascinating examination of the Batman's most dangerous foes... plus [[HarmlessVillain Calendar Man]]."²* ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen'' 537:²-->'''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}''': The stink of what you've been doing is all over you. You're torturing my friends. Summers, too.²* In a ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' 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.²-->"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."²* In the Polish comic book series ''ComicBook/TytusRomekIAtomek'', in the issue #18 called "Tytus Artystą" ("Tytus As An Artist"), we have this unique case:²-->'''Radio announcement''': A subhuman named Tytus left his home and didn't return, distinguishing marks: [[CaptainObvious has fur]]. Speaks human and English.²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Comic Strips]]²* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':²** Garfield said [[ "The world is filled with many wonders... and Jon".]]²** [[ This strip]] features Garfield and Jon discussing Santa.²--->'''Jon:''' Santa will be here soon with presents for everyone who's been good.\²'''Garfield:''' And me!\²'''Jon:''' And you.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fan Works]]²* In ''Fanfic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences'', Gordon Freeman, [[spoiler:in his dying breaths]], tells John Freeman to "Save humens[-[sic]-] and [[FullNameBasis Henry Freeman]]".²* In a variation where the format works as a compliment, one {{Music/Gorillaz}} fanfic featured Murdoc calling the other band members "you retards - and [[TokenGirl Noodle]]". Possibly attempting to save his own skin, given Noodle's TykeBomb status.²* From ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' 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.)"²* From ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'':²--> '''Calvin:''' Well. We've saved our home from total havoc.\²'''Hobbes:''' What about everybody else?\²'''Calvin:''' Uh... Yeah. Them too. ²* In ''[[FanFic/MaisRamblings Mai's Ramblings]],'' [[FirstPersonSmartass Mai]] frequently comments that "everyone and [[GenkiGirl Ty Lee]] knows..." ²* Inverted in the ''Manga/DeathNote'' [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] ''FanFic/ChangeOfCircumstances'' where L often thinks of [[OnlyFriend Light]]... and his successors.²* In ''FanFic/NarutoTheSecretSongsOfTheNinja'' when Naruto has his first meeting with Jiraiya:²-->This was the great Toad Sage who had [[spoiler: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)?²* A RunningGag in ''Fanfic/MonsterInTheTwilight'' 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.²* ''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."²* ''FanFic/HopeOnADistantMountain'': Naegi has a lot of regrets about what happened in the events of ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'', and wishes that he could have helped everyone out more, including the murderers and mastermind. ...Except for Hagakure. Screw that guy.²* During book 2 of the ''{{Fanfic/Broken Bow}}'' series.²-->'''Armani:''' Great Lords and Ladies of your respective dominions... and Apollo.\²'''Apollo:''' ''Hey!''²* Creator/TeamFourStar's ''[[WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged DragonBall Z Abridged]]''²** There are a few variations:²--->'''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.\²'''Krillin:''' Hey, I'm still alive--\²'''Nappa:''' EVERYONE IMPORTANT.²** And when Goku arrives and sees all the characters Nappa killed, but only because Yamcha's meant to be awesome:²--->'''Goku:''' Hey guys, what'd I miss? Oh... are they all? Tenshinhan... Piccolo... Yamcha... Oh wow, [[EspeciallyZoidberg especially Yamcha]].²** And during Popo's training:²--->'''Tienshinhan:''' Let's do it for Chiaotzu!\²'''Yamcha:''' And Krillin!\²(''{{chirping crickets}}'')\²'''Yamcha:''' OK, just Chaotzu.²** Another version from Goku, highlighting both his BigEater mindset and complete disconnect with parenting.²--->'''Goku:''' Hey! You get away from my food, my friend, my two [[PigMan emergency]] [[TeamPet foods]], and my son. InThatOrder.²* Episode 9 of Khenpoe's ''Manga/{{Bleach}}: TheAbridgedSeries'', when Ichigo starts his explanation of what happened at the Don Kanonji/[[CaptainErsatz Trashy]] event:²-->'''Ichigo:''' Friends, teachers... Rukia.²* This is pretty much how Nighthawk is treated in ''I Don't Need Your Comicbook/CivilWar''. Special mention to Comicbook/IronMan, who manages to keep him separate ''even from the other Zoidbergs''.²-->'''Iron Man:''' Lemme see if I can't sum up for you here: world's most powerful heroes and villains on my side. Plus Sabra and Thor-Girl and Doc Samson. And Nighthawk, even. Actually, tell you what, we'll spot you Nighthawk. [[SuperheroSpeciation It's not like we don't have a million guys who can fly already, you know.]]²* [[ This]] ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' comic.²-->'''Twilight:''' All my friends are here. And Applejack is here, too.²* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' has this exchange:²-->'''Applejack:''' You're just making dresses for all your friends, then.\²'''Rarity:''' That's right.\²'''Applejack:''' How in blazes are you going to make five dresses?\²'''Rarity:''' And Fluttershy.\²'''Applejack:''' Six dresses.²* From ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'''s [[FilkSong Pharaoh's Throne]]:²--> '''Bakura:''' Enough! You may have won this battle, Pharaoh, but you shall not win the war! \²'''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.²** Also from ''Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged'':²---> '''Kaiba:''' In the four months since the last episode aired, I have developed an all-new, ultra-efficient, technologically-advanced DUEL DISK SYSTEM! And that's not all. I also have a sexy new outfit. With these weapons at my disposal, Yugi will be powerless to defeat me. Also, I have a God Card.²* There's a ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' gif that uses this trope titled "Know your Gotei 13", listing the captains by their {{Fan Nickname}}s (Captain Tuberculosis, Captain Superman, Captain Mom), finishing with "[[MemeticBadass ... and Kenpachi]]".²* ''[[ Harry Five-0]]'':²-->'''Harry:''' Ladies and gentlemen... and Danny, welcome to the Ministry of Magic!²* ''[[ Harry Potter and the Circle of Light]]'':²-->'''Sirius:''' Ladies, gentlemen, students and the Weasley twins... it is time we headed for the train.²* ''[[ Stars from Home]]'': Alcohol is for adults. And Alex.²* Naruto in ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow'' refers to his team in one episode as "Music/DavidBowie, Sasuke, and that other guy." In the next episode, he laments on how his friends and [[ButtMonkey Sakura]] were in danger.²* In ''Fanfic/MyHuntsmanAcademia'', Katsuki tends to be left out of group announcements because of how irritable he is.²-->'''Yang:''' Okay ladies, gentlemen and Bakugou-\²'''Katsuki:''' Go to [gets punched in the gut] OMPH- Hell!\²'''Yang:''' Already there whenever you're around there, Sparky.²* In ''[[ Albus Dumbledore and the Harbinger of Magic]]'' Sirius comments on the spectator-unfriendly nature of the Second Task, due to it taking place underwater.²-->'''Sirius:''' It is going to be a tad boring for the assembled masses. Is there any chance we can whip something up to allow us to follow the progress of the three students? Something like a follow camera? Or see through their eyes type of thing? We have some of the smartest witches and wizards in the country here, and Severus, so surely we can do something?²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Film -- Animated]]²* In Disney's animated version of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', the King of Hearts always seems to be referred to after everyone else, even Alice.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie2TheSecondPart'': Inverted, when Emmet rebuilds his house into a space ship to rescue his friends from the Systar System.²-->'''Emmet:''' Hang on to your fronds, Planty! We're going to save Lucy... and all the other people who were captured!²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]²* Example from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood: There were seven big studios... and Creator/UnitedArtists.²* ''Film/TheBoatThatRocked:'' "Thank you gentleman, lady... [looking at Bob] strange bearded thing."²* Done in [[ThoseTwoActors the first film Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers did together]], ''Film/FlyingDownToRio'', 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!"²* ''Film/HudsonHawk'':²-->'''Darwin''': Ladies and gentlemen! And Minerva!²* ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub'': "Gentlemen? And Daddy."²* In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', Lord Helmet introduces the plastic surgeon as being the best of his profession "in the entire universe, and Beverly Hills."²* Whenever anyone approached Film/TheThreeStooges and called out "Gentlemen!", they would look behind them and ask "Who came in?"²* ''Film/ClerksII'': "Ladies and gentlemen! ...And you, [[ButtMonkey Elias]]!"²* In ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'', Driftwood begins his speech with: "Ladies! Gentlemen! ...I suppose that covers most of you."²* In ''Film/AustinPowers'' when Dr. Evil orders everyone to leave the room: "Except for you ... and you [[OverlyLongGag ...]]". The only person he wanted to leave the room was [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent his son.]]²* In ''Film/TheInbetweeners'':²-->'''Will:''' I'm going to go somewhere normal, with my normal friends to a place full of normal people.\²'''Dad:''' And you.²* 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.²* ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'': Mr. Lancaster's airport sign reads MY BEAUTIFUL FAMILY (AND GUS).²* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'': The film's tagline is: "The Leader. The Brains. The Attitude. And Mikey."²* In ''Film/HomeAlone'', Kevin goes to a Santa impersonator and asks for his family to be returned to him. "And if he has time, my [[JerkAss Uncle Frank]]."²* ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': In 1973, Hank [=McCoy=] has jerry-rigged a device that can record shows on [[{{Creator/NBC}} all]] [[{{Creator/ABC}} three]] [[{{Creator/CBS}} networks]] and {{Creator/PBS}}. Wolverine (who came from 2023) is somewhat amused by this.²* A serious example in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' when Wolverine sums up Magneto's latest band of mutants. "[He]'s got an army...and [[RealityWarper Jean]]."²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Literature]]²* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': ²** 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 SixthRanger), 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...²** The comedic version was also done, where Rachel demanded the Helmacrons free "my friends...and Marco, too..."²* In ''Literature/TheGunsOfTheSouth'' by Creator/HarryTurtledove, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln sends three negotiators to a meeting with the Confederate States, including Ben Butler - incredibly unpopular in the DeepSouth for his actions in New Orleans, so a calculated insult. Robert E Lee refers to them as "the gentlemen and Mr. Butler".²* 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".²* From ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', 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 a long pause in which he realizes he's forgotten someone) And me." In an {{aver|tedTrope}}sion to this trope, the other players are quick to tell Wood that they think he's very good, too.²* In ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'', it's mentioned that the Watch "appears to include at least one of every known bipedal sapient species, plus one Nobby Nobbs".²** A subtle one in ''Discworld/NightWatch'', since it reverses the usual order: "Good evening, Downey, gentlemen..."²* ''Literature/TheDevilsDictionary'' defines man as an animal that "infests most of the habitable Earth and Canada". ²* In Creator/DanielPinkwater's ''The Last Guru'', protagonist Harold Blatz at once point mails a certificate to "every man, woman, and child in the civilized world [[TakeThat and Iceland]]."²* The protagonist in one of the books in the ''Literature/KarlssonOnTheRoof" series addresses his audience repeatedly as "my friends - and Kirre" - the latter being the greedy one.²* Literature/CiaphasCain Zoidberg's himself in one story.²--> '''Cain:''' This was a job for Zyvan's tame psykers and no business of honest men. Or me.²* Matt does this over and over in his narration in ''Literature/TheAffix'' whenever his [[ClingyJealousGirl stalker ex-girlfriend]] Liz is with his friends. They don't like her either.²* The title of ''Princess Puffybottom... and Darryl''.²* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', when [[TheGadfly Sylvester]] sees other members of the [[TykeBomb Lambs]] entering the city he's in, he arranges to have real live lambs dropped off at where they're staying, one for each Lamb...except for [[MadScientist Duncan]], who isn't an experiment and whom Sylvester suspects is more interested in advancing his career at the AcademyOfEvil than caring for the Lambs as people. Duncan gets a chicken. ²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* In ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', [[RunningGag 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 [[spoiler: became an assistant cook, allowed up with the other servants]].²* In ''Series/CougarTown'': "I thought it wouldn't be so bad to spend this day with a few friends. Plus, [[TokenEvilTeammate Ellie]] is here."²* ''Series/TheBasilBrushShow'' Has this comic line whilst Basil is reading a goodbye note from his Cousin Mortimer, his arch enemy.²-->'''Basil:''' Dear Molly, Dave..... and the other one.²* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':²** From season 7 episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E17LiesMyParentsToldMe Lies My Parents Told Me]]": "Have you seen me with those girls? The way I treated my friends, and my family, and Andrew..."²** Spike actually does this to himself, when the Scoobies are defending Tara from her family. ²--->'''Xander''': You're going to have to deal with all of us!\²'''Spike''': Except me.\²'''Xander''': Except Spike.\²'''Spike''': I really don't care what happens.²** And in the spin-off series ''Series/{{Angel}}''²--->'''Fred:''' Angel, you're not going down there alone.\²'''Angel:''' I'm not gonna risk anybody I care about.\²'''Spike:''' I'll go.\²'''Angel:''' Okay. ²* A dialogue variation used in ''Series/{{Entourage}}'':²-->'''Vince:''' I'm here with all my friends.\²'''Eric:''' And Ari.\²'''Vince:''' And Ari.²* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Bran prays for the safety of his family and friends, "And Theon, too, I suppose."²* ''Series/ICarly'': Invoked by Freddie in "iHate Sam's Boyfriend".²-->'''Freddie:''' Hello, ladies. Or should I say lady and Sam.\²'''Sam:''' ''[squirts cheese in Freddie's face]''²* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''²** Brain Guy does a backpedaling variation of this trope during the ''{{Film/Hobgoblins}}'' episode when he yells at Pearls and Bobo.²--->'''Brain Guy:''' Listen, you IDIOTS! ...And, Pearl, you, of course, too.²** On another episode, Tom Servo takes the joke to the logical extreme, naming everyone present, including himself. ²--->'''Servo:''' Gentlemen and Gypsy. And Mike. And Crow. And Servo...²** One of the fan letters read on the air starts with "Dear Gentlemen and Gypsy..." This is justified because Gypsy has a female personality.²* In an episode of ''Music/SClub7 in Miami'' (aka ''Miami 7''), Rachel reports the death of many people during a hurricane, including several talented artists and Bradley [=MacIntosh=].²* Josh from ''Series/MyParentsAreAliens'' is a victim of this. One example being in the Series 6 episode, "The Alienist", where Brian gives a speech on alien rights.²-->'''Brian:''' "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, carbon and silicon-based organisms, Josh."²* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':²** Leslie has done this several times in reference to her nemesis Sheldon: "Hello, fellow scientists. [[TakeThat Sheldon]]."²** Howard [[RunningGag gets this a lot]] because he doesn't have a Ph.D. unlike the others. Usually from Sheldon.²--->'''Sheldon:''' And then one day, she meets a group of geniuses, and their friend Howard.²** The dean of the university isn't much better.²--->'''Dr. Gabelhauser:''' Hello, Doctor Hofstadter ... Doctor Cooper ... Doctor Koothrappali ... and [smirks] ''Mister'' Wolowitz.²** 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 Creator/StephenHawking, and even ''go into space'' as an astronaut. It's because his skills are ''far'' more in demand on an everyday basis.²** 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[[note]]It was Howard, though other episodes have him acknowledge that all four are his friends.[[/note]].²* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': "Ladies. Gentlemen. Ted."²* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' 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:²-->'''Archie:''' How could you do a thing like this to your family? ''[points at Mike]'' And him...²* ''Series/{{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.²* ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'': 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 [[SmallNameBigEgo Ted]]."²* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'':²-->'''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.'²* ''{{Series/Scrubs}}'':²** 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:²--->'''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 Creator/{{Hugh|Jackman}} [[RunningGag Jackman]].²** Highlighting Dr. Kelso's increasing laziness, he didn't bother learning interns' names.²---> '''Kelso:''' Listen up, faces. In order to save us all some time, I will call all the males "Daves" and all the females "Debbies".\²'''Debbie:''' "Debbie"'s actually my name!\²'''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.²* From the phone book episode of ''Series/MythBusters''.²-->'''Narrator:''' Nine muscled Mythbusters, and Adam.²* Used in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' special "The End of Time Part Two":²--> '''Donna''': This photo's just with friends...friends...and Nerys.²* ''Series/RulesOfEngagement'':²** Audrey has been known to do this.²---> '''Audrey:''' I'd like to share it with all my friends. And Russell.²** The second time, Audrey got mad at Jeff for not supporting her in front of her friends. And Russell.²* ''{{Series/Reba}}'' has Brock, upon walking into Cheyenne's baby shower, do: "Look at all these beautiful women. (Looks at [[SitcomArchNemesis Lori Ann]]) You must be security." [[VolleyingInsults 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." ²* ''{{Series/Becker}}'' had its own brand of Zoidberg: Bob.²* Creator/CharlieBrooker via ''Series/{{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.²* ''Series/TrueBlood'':²--> '''Sookie''': You're in my house, and those are my friends! Plus...Jane Bodehouse.²* From the ''Series/WhiteCollar'' episode "Unfinished Business."²-->'''Sara''': Gentleman. [[GentlemanThief Neal]].²* A SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' Heather delivers one:²-->'''Heather:''' Hey Pretty Lady. [[TakeThat And]] [[StealthInsult Tyra]].²* ''Series/WhatILikeAboutYou'':²** Discussing a surprise.²---> '''Holly''': What could be better than giving her in front of all the people she loves? ...and Tina.²** Later:²---> '''Vic''': So I want to ask you, in front of all the people you love...and Tina...²* During the ''Dean Martin Roast of Michael Landon'', Lorne Greene delivered the following line: "Ladies, gentlemen...and Creator/DonRickles..."²* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': The Doctor makes a lot of these types of jokes at Tom Paris's expense.²** 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. ²--->"Who would have thought this group of voyagers could actually become a family: Starfleet, Maquis, Klingon, Talaxian, hologram, Borg, even Mr. Paris."[[note]]Being a dishonorably discharged convict at the beginning of the series, it's true that Tom Paris ''technically'' isn't with Starfleet, nor with any of the other groups named...but that's sure not what the Doctor's delivery is implying.[[/note]]²** 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 him when leaving, he has nobody to assist him... Kes pointed out that Paris was assigned to be his nurse. "''Like I said, nobody to assist me''". ²** In "Living Witness", the Doctor wakes up in the future to find that the historians of that era have [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade 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).²* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' 2x13:²--> '''Will:''' All right, guys and gals! And Sue.²* From ''Series/{{Friends}}'':²** This could just be because they're exes.²--->'''Rachel:''' Josh, these are my friends. And that's Ross.²** When they played a surprisingly difficult game on Thanks-giving:²--->'''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.²*** Note that among the "well-educated adults" is Phoebe, who dropped out of middle school.²* ''Series/GilligansIsland'': In the episode "Nyet, Nyet -- Not Yet", one of the stranded Soviet cosmonauts mentions, "Three men...and a Gilligan"²* From ''Series/HomeImprovement'', in the episode dealing with Jill's 39th birthday:²-->'''Tim''': Great? There were only eleven people at your party.\²'''Jill''': Yeah, but eleven people I really love. Well, ten plus Benny.²* On one of the many occasions when the crew of the ''Series/RedDwarf'' is in trouble, Rimmer orders them to "send out a distress signal in all known languages, including Welsh."²* From the Thanksgiving episode of season 1 of ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'':²--> '''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.²* From ''Series/TheGoodies'' episode "Frankenfido", when it's revealed Graeme has been gathering body parts from celebrities, following his "chopping list", to create the perfect dog:²-->'''Graeme:''' Look. Teeth. You wouldn't find teeth like these on a mere dog.\²'''Tim:''' What are they? Horse, alligator, tiger...\²'''Graeme:''' Look at them.\²'''Tim:''' No! Not Donny Osmond!\²'''Graeme:''' Yep.\²'''Tim:''''ve been using people! ...And Donny Osmond!²* In ''Series/LittleMosqueOnThePrairie'', Babbar claims their mosque constitution was written by "our wise founding fathers. And Faisal."²* In ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', 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?"²** In another episode, when the Bundys go to a charity basketball game, the announcer introduces "...your NBA All-Stars...and Danny Ainge."²** Al also once refers to Bud and Kelly as "[his] children and Kelly."²* On ''Series/TopGear'', for the British Leyland special[[note]]Series 10, Episode 7[[/note]], Richard explains why the presenters face such a challenge proving that the company ever made a good car, ever.²-->'''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.²* At the crime scene in the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Undead Again," perpetually grouchy medical examiner Perlmutter greets the main characters as "our intrepid heroes...and Mr. Castle"²* ''Series/{{Pixelface}}'': Romford gets one in "HAL":²-->'''Romford:''' Tempting, but I'm going to have to go with saving my friends. And Aethelwynne.²%% * Used a couple of times on ''Series/{{MASH}}'', when Charles Winchester enters the Swamp where Hawkeye, BJ, and Radar are talking, and greets them: Name the episodes where he did this:²%%-->'''Charles:''' Gentlemen...and Corporal.²%%** While played for laughs, [[TruthInTelevision this is actually correct protocol]]. Hawkeye and BJ are captains, and the proper term to address a group of male officers is "[[OfficerAndAGentleman gentlemen]];" Radar, as a corporal, is not a part of that group, so it would also be proper and polite to address him separately from Hawkeye and BJ. ²%%** Used more often when Charles Winchester would leave any group of people that Hawkeye was in, "Good day, Gentlemen...Pierce" I've watched this entire series through more than a dozen times, and I can't think of even one instance where he did this. In fact, he often addressed BJ and Hawkeye together as "gentlemen." Name one specific time he used this trope before making this example visible again.²* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' had an inverted one in a later episode when Col. Potter has to take Rizzo's remedial driving course:²-->'''Rizzo:''' Listen up, scum - and sir, ...²* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' does this.²-->'''Professor Evilini:''' Friends. Wizards. Visiting parents. Larry.²* Inverted on ''Series/TheCloser'':²-->'''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!²* In season five of ''Series/ThirtyRock'', 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:²-->'''Tracy''': Look, we got a lot of work to catch up on.\²'''Kenneth''': Yes sir! It just feels so good to have the 3 Musketeers and Dot Com back together again.\²[''Dot Com gives Kenneth a dirty look'']²* In the second-to-last (originally aired on December 8th) episode of the 2012 edition (Series 9) of ''The Xtra Factor'', the companion show to ''Series/TheXFactor'', Olly Murs introduces the celebrity guests, "and Rylan."²* In ''[[WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange The High Fructose Adventures of The Annoying Orange]]'', Orange's response to several of his friends being killed by a [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] parody is "My friends- and [[TheChewToy Apple]]- destroyed!"²* 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.²* When Maggie joined the cast to replace Arturo in ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', she wasn't exactly embraced warmly - especially by Wade. Rembrandt points this attitude out in "The Other Slide of Darkness."²* On ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' Del describes the seating plan for the meal with Raquel's parents as "Girl, boy, girl, boy, girl, boy, girl, boy and Uncle Albert."²* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': ²-->'''Frasier:''' Thank you, Niles. You're a good brother and a credit to the psychiatric profession.\²'''Niles:''' You're a good brother, too.²* On ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'', as Jed and Granny pass by Mrs. Drysdale among a small group of ladies.²-->'''Jed:''' Good mornin', ladies.²-->'''Granny:''' You too, Mrs. Drysdale.²* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' - In one episode, when the heads of the men's and ladies' departments lend their support to a plan, Mr. Lucas claims that just leaves [[CampGay Mr. Humphries]].²* On ''Series/PawnStars'', Rick Harrison stated he was throwing a party in honor of his best employees, and Chumlee.²* ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' 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!"²* An episode of ''Series/CountingCars'' opens with Danny greeting his crew with "Good morning gentlemen! You too, Mike."²* On ''Series/{{Survivor}}'', when Sandra finally makes her move against Russell, she has this to say:²--> ''"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."'' ²* Whenever Dick Gautier and his wife Barbara Stuart appeared on ''Series/{{Tattletales}}'' and the question was posited to the husbands, Bert Convy would start the question "Gentlemen...and you too, Dick..."²* Done in the first season of ''Series/BlackAdder'', ''with just two people'':²--> [[Creator/BrianBlessed Richard XIV:]] "...My sons! Harry!... And another one!"²* Also done in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', which boasted a cavalcade of returning Rangers from past seasons... and the odd civilian character.²--> Gai: "It's [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Sanjou Yukito, AbareBlue!]] And... someone we don't know![[note]]Actually a regular from that season, Emiri.[[/note]]²* In an episode of ''{{Series/Chopped}}: [[{{Webisode}} After Hours]]'' wherein host Ted Allen participates in the cooking challenges, chef [[Series/IronChefAmerica Geoffrey Zakarian]] acts as host and constantly refers to the competitors as "Chefs... and Ted."²* Several examples in ''Series/TheITCrowd'', usually aimed at Roy:²--> Douglas: "My father was particularly proud of the IT Department, run by a dynamic go-getter, a genius, and a man from Ireland."²** In the final episode:²--> Jen: "With my business acumen..."\²Moss: "...and my technical know-how..."\²Roy: "I'm also here!"²* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Contingency", Reese's search for a kidnapped Finch is waylaid by neo-nazi criminals who've captured Reese and BoundAndGagged Detective Fusco. Reese tries to explain he's not interested in their activities.²-->'''Reese:''' I just wanna find my friend. See, I don't have many friends. [[OnlyFriend Just the one]], in fact. ''(Fusco gives annoyed grunt)'' Maybe two...²* An episode of ''Series/{{ALF}}'' had the family throw a party for [=ALF=] with all the humans he'd met, in order to show him that he wasn't as isolated as he thought. He consistently referred to them as "My friends... and Dorothy[[note]]Kate's mom, with whom [=ALF=] didn't get along that well[[/note]]," except in his final iteration of the phrase: "My friends... ''including'' Dorothy."²* In ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'' he describes the Olympics as "A global display of the world's greatest athletes, and also dressage.''²* ''Series/TheLibrarians2007'': While delivering a RousingSpeech, Frances describes her staff as "dedicated librarians... and cleaners".²* In ''Series/RedDwarf'', Rimmer orders that to enhance understanding with a new life form, the ship's systems put out a message in every known language. Oh, and in Welsh. ²* ''Series/StrangeHillHigh'': In "Crushing Embarrassment", Tanner agrees to play M. Barrassment's game, on the understanding that if he wins then Barrassment will release "all of my friends. And Tyson".²* Inverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Dean ends up in a BadFuture where the apocalypse has become so terrible that his [[FutureMeScaresMe future self]] plans to sacrifice a whole group to a [[WeNeedADistraction distraction]] suicide mission just to get a shot at [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]]. [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble Present/Past]] Dean is horrified at such a cold decision.²-->'''Dean:''' You mean you're gonna feed your friends into a meat grinder? [[TheNotLoveInterest Cas, too?]]²* At the 90th [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Academy Awards]], when presenting the award for Best Director, Creator/EmmaStone used a clever inversion. It wasn't so much an insult as it was a TakeThat at gender disparity in Hollywood:²-->'''Stone:''' These four men [[note]]Creator/PaulThomasAnderson, Creator/GuillermoDelToro, Creator/ChristopherNolan and Creator/JordanPeele[[/note]] and Creator/GretaGerwig created their own masterpieces this year.²* ''Series/TheWeeklyWithCharliePickering'': In "The Murdoch Bunch" song, Charlie Pickerling summarises Rupert Murdoch's press holdings thusly:²-->''He owned outlets 'round the world, watched by millions.\²He also owned [[Creator/{{Sky}} Sky News]].''²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Music]]²* In ''Music/TheBeatles'' fandom and lore, Music/RingoStarr often is treated this way -- sometimes seriously, sometimes jokingly, depending on the period. Part of this is Ringo's own doing: unlike Music/JohnLennon and Music/PaulMcCartney, who had, let's say, healthy egos, and Music/GeorgeHarrison, who was TheQuietOne, Ringo loved [[SelfDeprecation Self-Deprecating Humor]]. He liked to joke that he was actually an awful drummer who was riding the others' coattails; his bandmates, on the other hand, have all said his skills are second to none. [[ Well, or something like that]]. Also, Ringo was the last Beatle to get his own Wiki/TVTropes page.²** Being a drummer doesn't help, either. [[DumbAndDrummer 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?"²** [[ThePeteBest 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.²** [=McCartney=] carried this into his post-Beatles career: the liner notes of ''Band on the Run'' state that "Paul would like to thank Linda/And Linda would like to thank Paul/And thanx Denny" (that being Laine, the only non-[=McCartney=] member of Wings on the album).²* In the Music/TheyMightBeGiants 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 TMBG's start. Make of that what you will.²* Machine Head had a pretty [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments lulzy one]] at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards where they thanked all the awesome bands on Roadrunner...and {{Music/Nickelback}}. ²* On Music/{{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".²* Music/TheAxisOfAwesome sometimes introduce themselves in this manner:²-->'''Jordan:''' Good evening everyone, I'm Jordan.\²'''Lee:''' I'm Lee.\²'''Benny:''' And I'm...\²'''Jordan & Lee:''' We are the Axis of Awesome.\²'''Benny:''' ...And I'm Benny.²* Music/TenaciousD manage to pull it off constantly [[UpToEleven a duo!]] They are Creator/JackBlack. And K.G.²* This is how Music/TheB52s 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.²* The Music/VelvetUnderground managed to pull this off with their first album which featured singer Music/{{Nico}} on some tracks. The album's title: ''Music/TheVelvetUndergroundAndNico''.²* This is how Music/{{Nile}} has treated every bassist since Jon Vesano. Most were technically full-time members (Steve Tucker and Christian "Kreishloff" Lofgren were one-time live members, but Joe Payne was officially a session member for almost two years), but promo photos usually only Karl, Dallas, and George, and the former two have recorded the bass tracks on every album since ''Annihilation of the Wicked''. Brad Parris has at least appeared in promo photos, but, as has been the case with all post-Vesano albums, he didn't record any tracks (to be fair, he was hired after ''What Should Not Be Unearthed'' was done being recorded; the same can't be said for Chris Lollis, who around for two separate recording processes but never actually laid down any tracks).²* Poor [[Music/ElectricLightOrchestra Jeff Lynne]] often gets this treatment when someone brings up Music/TheTravelingWilburys. Not helped by being the least recognizable as a solo artist when next to the likes of Music/TomPetty, Music/RoyOrbison, Music/GeorgeHarrison and Music/BobDylan.²* A subtle version in the liner notes for Music/FaithNoMore's ''King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime''. The band is listed at the beginning of the credits after the lyrics...except for Trevor Dunn, whose guitar credit is listed at the very end, after engineer interns and such. This was a bit of a TakeThat at him for bailing on the band after replacing Jim Martin and recording the album because he decided he didn't want to tour.²* Ever since Music/FreddieMercury died Music/{{Queen}} has gone by "Queen + (insert singer here)". Singers include [[Music/BadCompany Paul Rodgers]], [[Music/{{Fun}} Nate Ruess]] and Music/AdamLambert.²** For other reformations [[TheBandMinusTheFace without the original lead singer]], Music/StoneTemplePilots with Chester Bennington and Music/{{Sublime}} + Rome.²* One song by the Israeli rock band Kaveret mentions "the universe and [[ Bat Yam]]".²* [[ This song]] gives this treatment to [[Creator/MarxBrothers Zeppo Marx]].²* The Other Two, a synthpop band with Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert of Music/NewOrder, got named this way in reference to this trope, as they were "the other two" besides Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook that had their own side projects, Music/{{Electronic}} and Music/{{Revenge}} respectively.²* Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock offered a remarkable (and presumably unintentional) put-down to their young female fanbase in "Tonight".²-->Remember when we travelled 'round the world? \²We met a lot of people and girls²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Myths & Religion]]²* If the trope had been used straight at the time, these [[Literature/TheBible biblical]] examples would have been inversions:²** 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 of days before, so the angel is specifying that he ''should'' be included among the Disciples.²** In the Old Testament, the Bible mentions that Solomon had seven hundred wives, "and Pharaoh's daughter." This acts as an {{inver|tedTrope}}sion according to many commentators, who note that she's singled out because Solomon loved her much ''more'' than the others. ²** Played straight in [[ Luke 7:29]]: "When all the people [[IntimidatingRevenueService and the tax collectors]] heard this..."²* In ''Literature/TheQuran'', 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]]arab names of [[ArchangelGabriel Gabriel]] and [[ArchangelMichael Michael]][[/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.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Pinballs]]²* In ''Pinball/CactusCanyon'', the list of offenses on the "Help Wanted" poster includes the following:²-->...insulting the fine and God-fear'n women of Cactus Canyon (with the exception of a certain Saloon Gal who shall remain nameless)...²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]²* Wrestling/MickFoley did this all the time to prank his friend Wrestling/AlSnow. 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."²** Mick also used a non-insulting version in his book, about one of his indy matches. "I was busted wide open in front of 25 hardcore wrestling fans and my wife's sister"²* During one of his feuds with Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon, Wrestling/ChrisJericho launched into a LongList of [[ReallyGetsAround those he "knew" she slept with]], capping it off with "the popcorn vendor in the fifteenth row. ''Congratulations, Louie!''"²* On the October 29, 2012, edition of ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'', Wrestling/PaulHeyman addressed the crowd as, "Ladies, gentlemen, and the people of Charlotte."²** During his appearance on "[[Wrestling/TheMiz Miz]] [[TalkShowWithFists TV]]" on the June 28, 2013 ''WWE [=SmackDown=]'', while introducing Wrestling/CurtisAxel, he said, "Ladies and gentlemen, and you too Miz."²* Assembling a RAW team for the "Bragging Rights" PPV, HHH noted that "we have millions of dollars of talent and Cody Rhodes."²* 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-AFTRA[[note]]the union formed by the 2012 merger of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists[[/note]] for similar reasons[[note]]unless they act in non-wrestling productions, with the most notable example being Wrestling/DwayneJohnson[[/note]], 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 that covers combat sports inevitably has pro wrestling among them and sometimes presented as the main one. And finally, Mexico prefers to consider pro wrestling [[ShapedLikeItself as pro wrestling]], separated both from sport and acting.²* A since-deleted picture on [[Wrestling/RubyRiott Heidi Lovelace]]'s Instagram about The Social Network appearing at ''AIW Girls Night Out 11'' featured a sign reading "SOCIAL NETWORK A BITCH A SLUT A PSYCHO OH YEAH AND HEIDI."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Puppet Shows]]²* ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'':²-->'''Earl:''' Hello family... and Ethyl.²* In Franchise/TheMuppets TV special ''Film/HeyCinderella'', everyone in the kingdom is invited to the ball except frogs, with the explicit intention of excluding Kermit.²* Fozzie Bear pulls this in ''Series/TheMuppets'' after Kermit meddles in his relationship with his ''[[InterspeciesRomance human]]'' [[InterspeciesRomance girlfriend]] Becky after a misunderstanding.²-->'''Fozzie:''' Alright! Let's knock out these regional promos, friends...and Kermit.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Radio]]²* The radio adaptation of {{Radio/the Jack Benny|Program}} comedy ''The Horn Blows At Midnight'' has Music/LudwigVanBeethoven in heaven chastising Jack's character Athaniel (an angel) thusly:²-->'''Beethoven''': We have ten thousand men in this orchestra, Athaniel; nine-thousand-nine-hundred-and-ninety-nine musicians. And ''you''.²* ''Radio/TheGoonShow'':²** Pretty common:²--->'''Grytpipe-thynne''': You may have noticed that throughout the civilized world... and America... British prestige has fallen very low.²** From the non-politically correct 1950's:²---> My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen... and Wogs! We present - The Goon Show! ²* In 1/29/13, 95.1FM, a classic rock radio station based in Rochester, New York had its [=DJs=] 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... [[TakeThat and]] Music/MotleyCrue."²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Sports]]²* Several UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} examples:²** 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!"²** Matt Martin before the 2nd race of the 2005 Gatorade Duel: "Gentlemen, and Dad (Mark Martin), start your engines!"²** For much of the 2010s, the NASCAR Cup Series was comprised of common men...[[ and Danica Patrick.]] Similarly, Darrell Waltrip announced green flags at the start of races during Patrick's Cup career by saying "Boogity-boogity-boogity! Let's go racin' boys... and Danica!"²* UsefulNotes/{{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.²* It is sometimes said that UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity 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). ²* In UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}}:²** The 1992 Dream Team is remembered for being composed of 11 Hall of Famers who are considered some of the best players in the history of basketball... and Christian Laettner.²*** During the 2010 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, in which the Dream Team officially entered the Hall as a unit, Larry Bird came to the pedestal and said that the team was "a cast of characters and different personalities... then [[ButtMonkey Charles Barkley]]."²*** 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 [[DontExplainTheJoke flat-out told her.]]²** What was originally supposed to be a respected Miami Heat trio ended up being more known as the ultimate Miami duo of [[MyNaymeIs Dwyane]] Wade and UsefulNotes/LeBronJames... and [[ButtMonkey Chris Bosh]].²** Once LBJ brought someone along with him in his return to Cleveland, people either play it straight or invert: it's the seventh straight NBA finals for James Jones! And some guy named [=LeBron=].²* 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 [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball The Beautiful Game]] are {{Americans|HateTingle}}... and Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, and some Irish."'' This is also true when it comes to stereotypes of nations referring the sport as soccer.²* Happens in UsefulNotes/IceHockey quite a bit:²** The UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague, or rather, the entire sport of ice hockey, considering it is the least popular of the [[ "Big Four" American and Canadian Team Sports]] [[note]]Due to among other things, the sport’s difficulty in appealing to the [[DeepSouth 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.[[/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: ''"[[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball The]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Basketball}} Big]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Baseball}} Three]] Sports...and [[ButtMonkey Hockey]]."''\²\²This happens more frequently the more south you go (in which hockey is cropped out entirely or [[LastSecondWordSwap replaced with]] UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}). Don't say this the farther north you go through, especially in Canada.²*** 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 9,100-watt station that only reached the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Wild, on the other hand, was on 50,000 watt WCCO. ²*** When hockey is not getting this, it's usually [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Canadian Football]] [[note]]Due to the (at least perceived) skill and popularity disparity between the Canadian and American counterparts.[[/note]] or [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Soccer]] [[note]]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.[[/note]]²** In Canada the line that opens a [[Series/HockeyNightInCanada 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 1930s) Newfoundland wasn't a Canadian province, but another of the self-governing dominions of the British Empire.²** Conn Smythe began many a public speech with, "Ladies, gentlemen... and Frenchmen." Or some variant.²* During 2011 and the first half of the 2012 UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}} season, it was common for pundits to say that the greatest players were unquestionably UsefulNotes/NovakDjokovic, UsefulNotes/RogerFederer, UsefulNotes/RafaelNadal... and Andy Murray, "[[ the other guy]]" who was unquestionably better than anyone who wasn't Djokovic, Federer, or Nadal but unquestionably {{overshadowed|ByAwesome}} by them nonetheless. It wasn't until the latter half of 2012 that Murray began breaking out of his "that UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}} player most likely to fill the last spot of the semifinals after Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal show up for their reservations" role.²** 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. Then, 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 was then therefore composed of: The Big Four... and David Ferrer. More recently, with a late-career resurgence by Stan Wawrinka, some observers put him on a par with the Big Four until injuries and a drop in form ended that. ²** 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]]Since then, Wawrinka has won three Grand Slam titles (the same as Murray's career total), and Marin Čilić has also picked up one.[[/note]]²* The [[UsefulNotes/{{NCAA}} 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.²* Examples abound in NCAA Division I conferences. (All affiliations are current for the 2019–20 school year, with select future affiliations also noted as needed.)²** The current Big East Conference[[note]]not to be confused with the original Big East, founded in 1979 and split in 2013 along football lines, with the seven schools that didn't play top-level football leaving to form a new Big East and the football schools reorganizing as the American Athletic Conference[[/note]] has 10 full members, consisting of nine Catholic institutions and Butler University, a private but nonsectarian school. To be averted when [=UConn=][[note]]Connecticut[[/note]] joins, most likely in 2020... which will create a different set of Zoidbergs, to be discussed in their own bullet point below.²*** Another Big East Zoidberg: Villanova, playing football in the second-level FCS, is the only conference member that awards football scholarships. (The other two members with football programs, Butler and Georgetown, also play in FCS, but without football scholarships.) Also to be averted once [=UConn=] joins.²*** [=UConn=] will become a Big East Zoidberg in more ways than one. First, it will be the only public institution to be a full member. Also, unless it decides to drop down to FCS football, or even drop that sport entirely, it will be the only member with FBS football.²** Several conferences consist entirely of public schools except for one private institution (counting only full members):²*** Big Ten Conference: 13 public schools and Northwestern.²*** Southeastern Conference: 13 public schools and [[UsefulNotes/{{Nashville}} Vanderbilt]].²*** Conference USA: 13 public schools and [[UsefulNotes/{{Houston}} Rice]].²*** Ohio Valley Conference (which plays FCS football): 11 public schools and [[UsefulNotes/{{Nashville}} Belmont]].[[note]] Only nine of the 12 members play football in the OVC. Belmont has no football team.[[/note]]²*** America East Conference (a non-football conference): 8 public schools and Hartford.²** Conversely, two conferences, both of which play FCS football, would consist entirely of private institutions but for one public school:²*** Northeast Conference: 10 private schools and Central Connecticut.²*** Pioneer Football League (a football-only league): 9 private schools and Morehead State. The number of private schools will increase to 10 when Presbyterian joins in 2021.[[note]] The PFL is made up of schools that offer scholarships in sports other than football, but wish to avoid the expense of scholarships for a football program. Morehead State is a member of the aforementioned Ohio Valley Conference.[[/note]]²** 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:²*** The conference's current membership consists of eight California schools and the main campus of the University of UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}. The number of California schools will expand to 10 in 2020 when Cal State Bakersfield and UC San Diego join.²*** 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 private school that retains its historic Methodist affiliation but has received no church funds since 1969. 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.²** The West Coast Conference (also non-football):²*** For over 30 years (1980–2011), it consisted of seven Catholic institutions and Pepperdine University, affiliated with the Churches of Christ.²*** Then averted when [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} BYU]] joined.²*** Returned in a slightly different form in 2013, when the aforementioned Pacific rejoined—the WCC now has nine church-funded institutions and one technically nonsectarian school.²** Before 2015–16, the Horizon League (also a non-football conference) was made up of eight schools that had once been in The Summit League... and Detroit Mercy.[[note]]Though at the time, the school branded its athletic program as simply "Detroit" despite having adopted the "Detroit Mercy" name after a merger in ''1990''.[[/note]] Averted with the arrival of Northern Kentucky, which had spent the first three years of its move from NCAA Division II in the Atlantic Sun Conference.²** A couple of football-playing conferences have one non-football school:²*** American Athletic Conference: Wichita State²*** Southern Conference (FCS): UNC Greensboro²** For more than 30 years, Tennessee State was the Zoidberg of Division I [=HBCUs=] (historically black colleges and universities). These schools have traditionally formed their own conferences, a legacy of an era when many predominantly white schools refused to play them. With that refusal in the increasingly distant past, it's now more a matter of tradition and affinity. When TSU joined the Ohio Valley Conference in 1986, it became the first D-I HBCU that wasn't in either the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference or Southwestern Athletic Conference. The trope was averted in July 2018 when Hampton left the MEAC for the Big South Conference.²** In terms of fandom, a couple of conferences are (or have been) famous for having single schools with a sporting obsession wildly out of place with the rest of the league:²*** SEC: Throughout the SEC, it's said there are two seasons: football and spring football. Not at Kentucky, where it's instead basketball and basketball recruiting. Football is mainly a nice diversion from basketball... at least as long as the Wildcats have a chance to make a bowl game.²*** ACC: For much of the conference's first 40 years, Clemson was notorious for being the one football-obsessed school in a basketball-obsessed league. (While other ACC schools, notably charter member Maryland and late-1970s arrival Georgia Tech, cared a good deal about football, they tended to care more about basketball. Clemson didn't even pay lip service to basketball.) This was averted in the early 1990s with a renaissance for Georgia Tech football and the arrival of Florida State and has since become a thing of the past with the later arrival of football factories such as Miami and Virginia Tech.²* Another college sports example can be seen in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}. One of the most storied rivalries in college sports is the Philadelphia Big 5, the men's basketball rivalry between four of the city's five Division I schools—La Salle, [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague Penn]], Saint Joseph's, and Temple—plus Villanova, located in the nearby Main Line suburbs. If you're keeping count, you'll notice that there's one D-I school missing. Drexel is not part of the rivalry, despite not only being in the city proper but also ''physically adjacent to Penn'', making it Philly's college sports Zoidberg. That said, Drexel and Penn do have their own intense rivalry, which is geographically the closest in D-I. The rivalry is called the [[MeaningfulName Battle of 33rd Street]], thanks not only to the two campuses being adjacent but the schools' basketball arenas being all of ''three blocks apart'' on said street.²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Theatre]]²* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'': Being the least historically relevant of the three Schuyler sisters, Peggy often forces her way into the conversation:²-->'''Angelica:''' "Angelica!"\²'''Eliza:''' "Eliza!"\²'''Peggy:''' "...and Peggy!"²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* Used in one of the [[MultipleEndings endings]] of ''{{VideoGame/Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}''. "You aren't alone. You have friends that care about you...And [[SociopathicHero Etna]]."²* Is somewhat implied in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'' if you take one of Yosuke's statements the wrong (or [[HoYay right]] way):²-->'''Yosuke''': I have my friends and my family...and you.²* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'': "Ladies and gentlemen...oh, and Helga." This is not exactly an insult, however, as Helga seems much cheerier after the addendum.²** It's because Helga IS neither. She's a robot, and hence, genderless, even if she's modeled after a female.²** 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.²* Magazine/GameInformer's review of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry HD Collection'' said in their concept tab: "Two great games for one great price. Also, ''Devil May Cry 2''."²* The ''Creator/{{Bungie}}'' Podcast's theme song ends with the line "It's our podcast show, with Brian and friiieeennnds...and Frankie."²* ''GigoloAssassin'', one of the flash games on Adult Swim's website: "Great nations of the world...and Sweden."²* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' has an [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] example. The Lowain-Elsam-Tomoi trio is sometimes referred to as "Lowain and bros." both in-universe (i.e. referenced by Scathacha in "Bzzt! Amped Up Summer") and by a portion of the playerbase.²* ''{{VideoGame/Otomedius}}'' features "[[AmazonBrigade a cast of well-designed characters...]] [[TheOneGuy and Emon.]]"²* Used in ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'':²-->'''Black Whirlwind's journal:''' Kill anything that moves, as long as it doesn't look like one of my companions or the bun man.²* ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'' 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."²* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', The Pyro in-universe. Despite the fact the Pyro they're talking about is on the RED team, The Heavy calls him/her a "Thing", the Spy gives a monologue on how much he fears him/her, and the Scout calls him/her a "Freak". ²* ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople: Strong Badia the Free'':²** After each of the main characters forms their own country, Marzipan organizes a collection of "treasures from all the developed countries, plus Coachnya".²** Also, from the trailer:²--->'''Strong Bad''': "It's Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. But you can play too!"²* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' has a non-comedic example: [[spoiler:[[RetGone 'Count the chairs. When have we ever been more than thirteen?']]]]²** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' has a visual one: [[spoiler: during Sora's "My Friends Are My Power!" BadassBoast in the cutscene of the same name, you get Xigbar's OhCrap 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]].²* In the ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' PSP remake, Royce turns your entire party to stone, save for Jessica, who mopes for a second with the line, "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.²** The implication is that she thinks of Kyle as more than a friend, not less.²* Courtesy of LetsPlay/TheDarkId, in the NewGamePlus section of his ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' LetsPlay;²-->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. ²* Used to deliver a TakeThat in the end-credits rap from ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4: VideoGame/ModernWarfare'':²--> '''"Marines, SAS, hands up\²[[HandicappedBadass Zakhaev]], (haha) hand up"''²* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', during the mission to Sur'Kesh, Wrex has a moment like this if Garrus and Liara, two of his fellow party members from ''Franchise/MassEffect'', are in the party.²-->'''Wrex''': These females are the best, and probably last hope for my people.\²'''Liara''': We'll get them back, Wrex. Don't worry.\²'''Wrex''': I appreciate that, Liara. I wouldn't want anyone else along for the ride.\²'''Garrus''': ''[clears throat]''\²'''Wrex''': I suppose I can make room for you, too, Garrus. ''(laughs)'' ²* In the soundtrack of ''VideoGame/LocoRoco 2'' and ''[=LocoRoco=] Midnight Carnival'', the singers for the credits song (''etoule pucoratte'') are listed as "Loco Roco All-Stars ''and Viole''".²* In ''VideoGame/PokerNight2'', at the start of a tournament, [=GLaDOS=] will sometimes say "Gentlemen. And Claptrap."²* In ''VideoGame/YuGiOhBAM'', Misty Tredwell is introduced this way as you don't recognize her when you first see her. ²-->'''Game:''' Just when you thought you were safe, Yusei, Akiza and... one of Tropica City's renowned top models surround you.²* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', encounters involving [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Jerry]] introduce him separately from the other monsters, usually with a dismissive statement like "Jerry came too."²* Luigi hilariously gets this treatment in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' when playing Two-Player Mode. Even if Luigi defeats a castle the congratulations screen still says Mario did it. Even if Luigi rescues Princess Peach, she declares that "she, Mario, the Yoshis, and ''their friends'' are going on a vacation!" [[Series/SesameStreet It ain't easy being green.]]²* A ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' quest to repeat the final battle of the ''Shadow of Revan'' storyline lists the various NPC allies you'll fight along, with "And C2-D4[[note]]A protocol droid whose head is strapped to Jakarro's chest[[/note]]!" in parentheses after the list.²* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the religion of the [[SaintlyChurch Eight (later Nine) Divines]] was specifically created so that the eight most agreed-upon [[OurGodsAreDifferent divine entities]] would be worshiped in the official religion of the new Empire of Tamriel. The main point of contention was Lorkhan, the deity who spurred the creation of Mundus, the mortal plane. Lorkhan, [[IHaveManyNames as Shor and Shezarr]] to the [[HornyVikings Nords]] and [[HumansAreDiplomats proto-Imperials]], respectively, is [[GreaterScopeParagon beloved]] as the driving force of creation, which freed the spirits from a [[HellOfAHeaven prison of pre-creation unchanging stasis]]. Meanwhile, most [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer (Elves)]] ''[[GreaterScopeVillain despise]]'' Lorkhan, as they consider the stasis of pre-creation to be divine and his actions forced their immortal spirits to experience mortal loss and suffering. To keep the fledgling empire from falling apart due to religious infighting, Lorkhan was excluded from the Divines but acknowledged as the "Missing God".²* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'': When first shown, it was revealed that every single fighter in [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros the series]] would be playable... Luigi and Yoshi are introduced last, with the former being eaten by the latter. ²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Web Animation]]²* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':²** The video for the ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'' demo had the following exchange:²--->'''Sarge:''' Another important development from Bungie Labs is the homo-sapien propulsafier, also known as the man-cannon.\²'''Simmons:''' It fires men?\²'''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.\²'''Grif:''' Wait, what? (Sarge knocks Grif out and throws him in the man-cannon)²** Sarge tends to use this a lot when addressing his soldiers, ''e.g.''²--->'''Sarge:''' Alright men...and [[AmbiguouslyGay Donut]]...\²'''Sarge:''' Alright everyone...and Grif...²** Heck, it even appears on the website for the Recreation DVD, which says it has "all of your favorite characters (and Simmons)".²** While [[spoiler:Epsilon]] is stuck in the Monitor body and being worshipped by the aliens, he's called upon to give a eulogy. He begins this way.²--->[[spoiler:Epsilon]]: ''[to aliens and Caboose]'' Attention true believers! ''[turns to the Reds and Tucker]'' And other people.²* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':²** In the first episode of season 2, Ruby addresses the other members of her team and JNPR.²---> '''Ruby''': Sisters! Friends! Weiss.\²'''Weiss''': Hey! ²** When Sun introduce Team RWBY to Neptune...²---> '''Sun''': Ruby, Yang, Blake... Ice Queen.\²'''Weiss''': Why does everyone keep calling me that?!²** After a fight with RWBY in ''Painting the Town...'', even Roman gets in on the act:²--->'''Roman:''' Ladies...Ice Queen...\²'''Weiss:''' Hey!²** And when Nora is describing the various strengths of Team JNPR:²--->'''Nora''': We've got a world-renowned fighter, what's basically a ninja, I can bench ''five'' of me... Jaune... we've been training all year, our weapons are ''awesome'', Glynda barely yells at us anymore and, uh... Jaune!\²'''Ren''': You going to take that?\²'''Jaune''': ''[dejected]'' She's not wrong...²* Inverted in the MLP fan video ''WebAnimation/ElementsOfCringe'', when the [[TrueCompanions Elements of Harmony]] are captured, Celestia demands Twilight's release and also, whoever the other ones are.²* This quote by Koden in the ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'' episode, "The Camping Webisode".²-->'''Koden:''' I am not about to let the ''third'' thing with my friends... and Dave and Lisa... be ruined because of the {{monster|OfTheWeek}}... or douchebag... of the week messed everything up!²* ''WebVideo/PuffinForest'' mentions a time when a GM brought together his best and brightest players.²-->'''Ben''': [[SelfDeprecation Also he brought me along, for some reason.]]²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Web Comics]]²* A ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' [[ sprite comic]] uses this:²-->'''Jax''':''Alright ladies and gentlemen, and Nightwolf, here's how this plan is gonna work...''²* ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'''s Axel started off his closing speech with "Ladies, Gentleman, Marluxia of the jury...".²** Though that might be him not knowing [[ViewerGenderConfusion what gender Marluxia is]].²* ''{{Webcomic/Buttersafe}}'' uses this in the saddest punchline ever written in [[ The Tragic Life of Annabelle]].²--> '''Man:''' Everyone that ever loved you just died. Your mother will be here to pick you up shortly.²* From the ''Webcomic/BasicInstructions'' strip [[ How to Be Kind to the Least Among You]]:²-->'''The Judger:''' We are "The Legion of Superheroes, and the Knifeketeer," a collection of the world's mightiest crime fighters. And the Knifeketeer.\²'''The Knifeketeer:''' I'm feeling a bit excluded.\²'''The Judger:''' You're included. That's what "and" means.²* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'':²--> '''C-3P0:''' I love it here. A beautiful desert cruise with wonderful friends. And you.²* A rare example of the trope being used as a compliment, let alone to oneself, occurs in ''Webcomic/FreakAngels'' when Karl introduces himself to Alice.²-->'''Karl:''' Welcome to the home of ten twentysomethings with arrested development and an obsession with loud, crap shagging. And me.²* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':²** [[TokenEvilTeammate Belkar]] is this to the Order. For an early example,²---> '''Durkon:''' They be a fine group, for humans. And an elf.\²'''Hilgya:''' And a halfling.\²'''Durkon:''' No, I left 'im out on purpose.²** Later on, there's the reaction to learning that Roy and Belkar have been imprisoned.²--->'''Haley:''' Crap! We need to break Roy out of there! And then decide what to do about Belkar!²* In ''ComicBook/PS238'', Tyler was worried about a metaprodigy threatening his friends. [[ Oh, and Zodon too.]]²* ''Webcomic/{{Vexxarr}}'' [[ used]] another variation:²--> '''Sploorfix''': ...a war in which millions of ''innocent, intelligent'' beings will ''perish''?\²'''Vexxarr''': No, no. See, the ''Lattroxx'' and ''Bleen'' would be fighting ''each other''...²* From ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', an example that manages to be as insulting as it is complimentary.²-->'''Sarah''': ''[on Tedd and Grace's relationship]'' Damnit, why are all my friends attracted to freaks?\²'''Tedd''' Hey, are you calling Grace a freak?\²'''Sarah''': Nope.²* Kaitlyn from ''Webcomic/{{Precocious}}'' [[ here.]]²-->'''Kaitlyn''': I just wanted my best friends (and Roddy) to come over and play our favorite games.²* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'':²** [[ This]] comic takes this to an extreme.²--->'''Cale:''' Ladies and gentlemen. And gnomes. Bloodrage. Skeletons. Sisters and sons. Imps. And -- What is that?\²'''Richard:''' A [[ gruffalo]].\²'''Cale:''' A gruffalo? What's a gruffalo?²** There's also [[ this one]] where Richard sulks about being left out of the happy reunion.²* From ''Webcomic/NotQuiteDailyComic'', a straight example [[ in this strip.]]²* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'':²** "The Fighting Fighters, Also Bikke." Seen [[ here]]²** Inverted later on²--->'''Sarda:''' You are ''all'' selfish monsters who need to die for the good of ''everyone'' else.\²'''Black Mage:''' Wait, even ''Fighter?''\²'''Sarda:''' ''Except'' Fighter.\²'''Fighter:''' Yay!\²'''Sarda:''' He's a casualty.\²'''Black Mage:''' Yay!²* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' gives us an example in [[ this strip]].²* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[ Plus these guys]].²* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', Fluffy is [[CloudCuckoolander many]] [[InexplicablyAwesome things]]...[[ but an intelligent life form is apparently not one of them.]]²-->'''Nin Wah:''' Those drones are programmed to relinquish command in the presence of an intelligent life form.\²'''CK:''' ...and ''Fluffy,'' it would seem.²* The team of ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' is such a DysfunctionJunction that Rogue manages to apply it to everyone.²-->'''Xerxes:''' Are you going to introduce me to your friends?\²'''Rogue:''' I would if there were any here.²* In the "Tournament" arc of ''Webcomic/EvilInc'', 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." ²* The profile blurb of ''Webcomic/OnceStung'' describes Queen Bees foes as "a gallery of freakish supervillains (And one guy named Jerry)".²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Original]]²* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'': ²** Observe the ad in the second panel of [[ this]] comic:²--->Hello, Humans! [[CrossesTheLineTwice The Jewish!]]²** [[ This]] article uses this trope to take a stab at ''Film/{{Avatar}}'':²---> Quick! What do [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]], [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]], [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]], [[Film/{{Avatar}} the Avatar chick]], and the entire cast of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' 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."²* ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'': "Okay, ladies, gentlemen, ''Karl.''"²* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': "Ladies and gentlemen..." "And Jericho!"²* Website/ComicsAlliance:²** [[ An issue]] of Great Comics That Never Happened features the Franchise/{{Justice|LeagueOfAmerica}} [[MaskedLuchador Luchas]] of America: "[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Ultimo Hijo De Krypton]]! [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Oscuro Caballero]]! [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter Señor Marciano]]! [[Franchise/TheFlash El Rápido, Jr.]]! [[Franchise/WonderWoman La Fuerte Feminino]]! [[Franchise/GreenLantern Espacio Policia III]]! And of course, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}!"²** In the same vein, a review on that site about the [[ComicBook/New52 post-Flashpoint]] ''Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}'' series mentioned that it had "some of the greatest characters in the history of comic books and ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}."²* An entry in Mario Lanza's ''Funny 115 V.2'', a ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' fansite, we are treated to "It is day 39, and it is time for the final two and Mick to face the jury."²* In Website/{{Bogleech}}'s recap of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'''s [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Third Generation]] he lists a group of six Pokémon[[note]]Castform, Chimecho, Luvdisc, Kecleon, Torkoal, and Tropius[[/note]] from that generation that he thinks most deserve an evolved form. His statement on the group consists of this:²-->'''Bogleech:''' Maybe some day, little guys. And Tropius. [[note]](Possibly justified since Tropius can't really be considered little.)[[/note]]²* According to ''Website/TheOnion'', [[ "Barbara Bush Passes Away Surrounded by Loved Ones, Jeb"]].²* Andy of ''WebVideo/OutsideXbox'' wants to go on record that ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' gives us a glimpse into the pre-''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' lives of some of our favourite characters, and also [[SmallAnnoyingCreature Claptrap]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Videos]]²* In ''[[WebVideo/StuartAshen Ashen's Tech Dump]]'', one of Ashen's predictions is that ''Franchise/StreetFighter 37'' will include in its roster "every human being that has ever existed. [[JokeCharacter And Dan.]]"²* ''WebVideo/ShinyObjectsVideos'': {{Exaggerated|Trope}} in "On the Couch".²-->'''Curly:''' Aah, we're like Literature/TheThreeMusketeers! Plus Nathan. Plus Guido.\²''[there are only four people there]''²* Creator/BradJones described the new ''[[Film/TheExpendables Expendables]]'' movie as "a movie that contains the legendary action heroes of our youth, along with the best action heroes of current cinema. And [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]]."²* Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses: And 8-Bit Mickey!²* In [[Creator/{{Tobuscus}} Toby Turner's]] [[ "Trapped in a pistachios ad!" vid]], the audience is advised to watch a clip of A-list celebrities, and [[Series/JerseyShore Snooki]], eating pistachios.²* Benatar in ''[[WebVideo/EqualsThree Your Favorite Martian: The Series]]'' often gets this treatment by his bandmates, especially Puff.²-->'''Puff:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext Now who wants to die?]]\²'''Axel:''' I vote Benatar!\²'''Puff:''' Not Benatar. He doesn't deserve to be a legend.²* "[[ No-one should have to watch Uwe Boll alone! Especially with Spoony!]]"²* [[Creator/TheCynicalBrit TotalBiscuit]] does this to himself in ''[[ WTF is...]]'' ''Videogame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'', describing the players as "Four internet celebrities... and me."²* In [[ this episode]] of ''WebVideo/{{Tabletop}}'', Felicia Day introduces the other players with "I have an amazing set of guests here again, and my brother."²* Creator/TeamFourStar:²** In the Pokemon Nuzlocke playthrough they eventually organized all of their extra Pokemon into a "Friends" and "Trash" tab. Voltron was shoved to the bottom right corner of the "Friends" tab since he was ''barely'' a friend.²** In the finale a final quote is given in tribute to the Pokemon who died during the playthrough. Except Gourdon.²* WebVideo/ProJared uses this trope when discussing ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'':²-->Do you really have that little clue what to do with the crew of Fox and friends? [{{Beat}}] And Slippy?²* ''WebVideo/SteamTrain'': In the rare episodes with Kevin actually playing with the others, since he's not a regularly appearing Grump, the intro plays normally, and then at the end Kevin's Grump Head lazily floats in to a lazy "Also Kevin." Now that Kevin's gone, the gag has extended to other members of the crew that don't normally appear like Vernon, Jack, Matt and Ryan.²* ''Webvideo/{{Moviebob}}'':²** [[ Top 10 2D Brawlers]] says that the ''Videogame/XMen'' arcade game included "everybody's favourite X-Men and also ComicBook/{{Dazzler}} for some reason."²** In [[ Really That Bad: Batman V. Superman]], he describes the crew as containing "Oscar nominees! Oscar ''winners''! Legendary character actors! Excited and talented newcomers! And also Creator/HenryCavill, [[DamnedByFaintPraise who seems nice]] and who I enjoyed in ''Film/{{Immortals}}''."²* The [[Webvideo/HonestTrailers Honest Game Trailer]] for the Usefulnotes/NintendoSwitch [[ describes]] Creator/{{Nintendo}} as "the creators of some of the most successful and beloved consoles of all time and also the Usefulnotes/WiiU".²* ''WebVideo/BeingTheElite'': The intro always lists the members of the stable (Wrestling/KennyOmega, Wrestling/MartyScurll, Adam Page, Wrestling/CodyRhodes and Wrestling/TheYoungBucks) and finishes with ''"Also: Flip Gordon"''. Fittingly, the scenes involving Flip are very few.²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':²** The {{Trope Namer|s}}, 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!''²** Zoidberg later returned the insult, referring to Leela, Fry, and Bender as "my friends and the robot."²** Zoidberg even Zoidbergs himself:²--->'''Fry:''' Everyone we invited is here.\²'''Zoidberg:''' Also Zoidberg!²** Zoidberg even did it in the midst of a monologue.²--->'''Zoidberg:''' So all over the world, couples stood together in joy. And me, Zoidberg!²** In "The Deep South", folk singer Donovan talks about how all the quality people (like Creator/JeffFoxworthy and the inventor of Coca-Cola) evacuated the sinking city of UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}. As the boat pulls away and in the middle of his narration, Creator/JaneFonda 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.²** A stealth subversion in "Proposition Infinity": [[note]](a justified example because Bender really ''isn't'' part of humanity).[[/note]]²--->'''The Professor:''' OhTheHumanity! Also Bender.²** 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:²---> '''Lead Tester:''' Stand by, men! ...and manly aliens.\²'''Lead Tester:''' ''[after hole is successfully completed]'' Good work, men! ..and manly aliens.²** 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.²---> '''Zoidberg:''' Hey, it's all my favourite patients, and also Captain Tucker! Pow!\²''[general laughter, high fives exchanged]''\²'''Captain Tucker:''' You totally got me, Dr. John. You're hilarious.\²'''Hermes:''' ''[back in the present]'' [[LampshadeHanging Zoidberg was popular!?!]]²** Used again in "Fry Am the Egg Man", where Fry gets a monster (Mr. Peppy) as a pet:²--->'''Fry:''' Look, I know he's ugly, and kind of corrosive, but we can't murder someone just 'cause he's hideous and annoying.²--->'''Amy:''' That's what we said about Zoidberg, and look where ''that'' got us.²--->'''Zoidberg:''' Amy has a point.²--->'''Fry:''' Mr. Peppy's not like Zoidberg, he's my friend!\²'''Zoidberg:''' [[SincerityMode Awwwwwww!]]²** Used in "Less Than Hero", insulting Fry. Fry is the only member of the team left - but he's still [[AndTheRest "all the rest"]].²--->Go, go, go, New Justice Team! \²Fighting justice is their quest!\²Super King, Clobberella, and [[AndTheRest all the rest]]!²** Subverted in "Spanish Fry" when the primary crew goes on a mission to [[spoiler:get Fry's nose back]].²--->'''Fry:''' Who's with me?\²'''Leela:''' Me, [[VitriolicBestBuds Bender]] and Zoidberg if he feels like it.\²'''Zoidberg:''' No, I'm good.²** Used in "Zapp Dingbat"²--->'''Zapp:''' Honored guests... and Kif.²** Featured in "Brannigan, Begin Again" when Bender begs Leela to take command again.²--->'''Bender:''' Leela, save me! ...And yourself, I guess. ...And my banjo!\²''[Fry gestures to himself]''\²'''Bender:''' ...And Fry!²** Of course, being "And Zoidberg"'d isn't always bad. In the evil robot SantaClaus'[[note]]who attempts to kill anybody who's on his "naughty" list, which is everybody, because his standards are impossibly high[[/note]] first appearance:²--->'''Robot Santa:''' You have all been very naughty, very naughty indeed! Except you, Dr. Zoidberg, this is for you. (Hands Zoidberg a pogo stick.)²** Inverted in "Bender's Big Score":²--->'''Lars:''' Hello to everyone who isn't Leela. And a ''very special'' hello to everyone else.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': ²** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E15DeepSpaceHomer Deep Space Homer]]" includes this, when a NASA guy starts a press conference with: "Ladies and gentlemen and members of the press..."²** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E11MargicalHistoryTour Margical History Tour]]" had the story of Lewis and Clark retold with Carl and Lenny. ²--->'''Homer (as Chief)''': "We have always known of the coming of the white man, and [[PoliticallyCorrectHistory Carl]]."²* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': ²** Used to open a [[TeenIdol Chip]] [[MrFanservice Skylark]] concert:²--->'''Timmy:''' Ladies! And Timmy Turner's dad!²--->'''Timmy's Dad:''' Hey, that's me!²** 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". Another instance occurs earlier in the episode, when after watching a news report about Chip's fans rioting in his absence, Timmy says "I've gotta get Chip to the concert before all those women--[[AsideGlance and my Dad]]--tear the town apart!"²** In another episode:²--->'''Timmy:''' Everyone I know and love (and Mr. Crocker) are headed...!²** 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')²** 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!"²* ''{{WesternAnimation/Chowder}}'':²** In the episode "A Taste of Marzipan":²--->'''Mung:''' You see, Chowder, there is enough room in this festival for ''two'' good chefs...and Endive.²** Mung can't resist this trope, it seems. He also did the more obvious variant:²--->'''Mung:''' Ladies and gentlemen! ...And Endive.²* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Jimmy pulls this: "Ladies and Gentlemen!...And Cindy."²** When the group [[SuperheroEpisode gets superpowers]], Sheen decides to name their group the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Fantastic]] [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica League of Justice-Bringing]] [[ComicBook/TheAvengers 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.)²** In the episode where Jimmy makes his whole class sick Miss Fowl had this to say²--->'''Miss Fowl:''' I miss them all so much! (sobs) EXCEPT SHEEN!²** And again in "Jimmy Neutron for President" ²--->'''Miss Fowl:''' So our candidates are Jimmy, '''SHEEN''', Libby and the boy with the funny name!²* In ''Literature/HorridHenry'', ''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".²* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', "It's three on three plus Sokka." Due to [[BadassNormal Sokka being a warrior]], but not a Bender.²** Since 2 of the 3 opponents weren't Benders either, that was still quite Zoidbergish.²** The Avatar Extras re-airings get into it too. At the end of "The Chase," when the Gaang plus [[EnemyMine Zuko]] attack Azula, it notes this is the first time in the series all four elements are seen attacking at once. Plus Sokka.²* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':²** In one episode:²--->'''Buster Bunny:''' Ladies and gentlemen...\²'''Montana Max:''' ''[in audience]'' BOOOOOO! BOOOOOOOO!\²'''Buster Bunny:''' ...and Monty.²** In the same episode, Bugs Bunny addresses the group of veteran cartoon characters:²--->'''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny:''' Distinguished friends, honored colleagues, beloved cartoon-stars...and uh, you too Daffy.\²'''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck:''' ...Oh, ''har har'', it ''is'' to laugh.²* There's a Swedish cartoon centered around this, called ''WesternAnimation/TheThreeFriendsAndJerry''. Lampshaded in a short segment where Jerry asks "Why can't it be 'The Four Friends'? I'm a friend!" Only for Thomas to reply, "Just be glad your name is in the title!" To which Jerry protests, "But why single me out like that?"²* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': "Now gentlemen...''and Rhino''..."²* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'':²** They used this trope at least once.²--->'''Hank:''' Hey guys...and Kahn.\²'''Kahn:''' Hello!²** Dale does it in "The Honeymooners" episode.²--->'''Hank''' You guys don't have to come.\²'''Dale''' Of course we're coming. We're the three amigos! ...And Bill.²* A visual variant on the same style gag is done in, of all places, the darkest episode of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', "The Ultimate Enemy". In a CrapsackWorld future, [[BumblingDad Jack]], [[ActionMom Maddie]], [[CoolBigSis Jazz]], [[BlackAndNerdy Tucker]], [[PerkyGoth Sam]], and [[SternTeacher Mr. Lancer]] are dead. The first five get a statue that says "Gone, but Not Forgotten". The last? Just plain "Gone".²* In the last episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', the presence of Jake's father gives Grandpa pause when he greets the family.²-->'''Grandpa''': Welcome to Hong Kong, beloved family and...daughter's husband.²* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Bloo Done It", Uncle Pockets says - in his song - that he loves everyone... except for Gary. But after he repeats it, he jovially adds, [[SubvertedTrope "Just kidding!"]] ²* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': ²** From the episode "What Do It Do?":²--->'''Phineas''': Friends, [[FriendlyEnemy bullies]], [[LoonyFan Irving]]...²** In "The Lizard Whisperer", during [[spoiler: Ferb's speech to motivate Phineas and Isabella]]:²--->'''[[spoiler:Ferb]]:''' And we few, we happy few, we small band of brothers--and girl from across the street--²** In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbMissionMarvel'':²--->'''Phineas''': Gentlemen...and [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]], Welcome to S.H.E.D.²* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'':²-->'''Mrs. Gordon''': Ladies. Gentlemen. Hoodsey.²* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', from the episode "Wheezin' Ed."²-->'''Sid''': AAAAAAAH!! It's Wheezin' Ed! And...and some other guy!²* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'': "Friends...relations...whatever the hell Meatwad is..."²* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':²-->'''Cyborg''': Ladies and Gentlemen...and whatever Beast Boy is[[labelnote:*]]At that moment, Beast Boy was in the form a ring-tailed lemur just then, and Cyborg probably didn't know what he was.[[/labelnote]]...²* In the ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' 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''.²* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', when Hey Nanny Nanny arrives to put Mandy in her place, Grim says the following.²-->'''Grim''': She travels all over the world...and Burbank...²* From ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'':²-->'''Omi:''' Xiaolin Warriors, double your efforts! [[VitriolicBestBuds Raimundo]], triple yours.²* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': Klaus the fish is often a victim of this, such as after Francine comes home to the aftermath of a house fire:²--> '''Francine:''' Is everyone okay? Steve? Hayley? Roger?\²'''Stan:''' Everyone's fine.\²'''Francine:''' ''[sees Klaus glaring at her]'' [[OpinionFlipflop Oh, and... and Klaus. Is Klaus okay? He's the only one I really care about.]]\²'''Klaus:''' Too late, Francine. Too [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] late. ²** In "It's Good to be the Queen," Stan is mentioning all the great things that he has in his life, and mentions "a [[ParentalFavoritism great kid]], [[TheUnfavourite another kid]]..."²* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'': "[[SarcasticConfession Actually, we're two genetically-altered lab mice]] dressed as wallpaper hangers in an attempt to TakeOverTheWorld! Oh, and he's [[RememberTheNewGuy Larry]]."²--> '''Larry:''' Hi there!²* A variant occurs in ''[[WesternAnimation/KimPossibleMovieSoTheDrama Kim Possible: So The Drama]]'', wherein Kim responds to being asked if it's guy trouble, "It's not a guy, it's ''Ron''."²* From ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama Revenge of the Island]]'':²-->'''Brick''': Men, and [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Dawn]]...²** Later in the season, when Chris dissolves the teams, he says that it'll now be "every man, woman and [[ShorterMeansSmarter Cameron]] for himself."²** In an earlier season: ²-->'''Owen''': (talking about the other contestants) Duncan and Harold and Lindsay and Beth are my friends! Oh... and Courtney's okay, I guess.²* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' one episode's opening is done in the style of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' with the cast of the Griffins playing as each superhero. Each one gets introduced...and [[ButtMonkey Meg.]]²* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'': "Good news friends ... and Elise."²* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' episode "Metalhead", Donatello says "Gentlemen, and Raphael" before unveiling the eponymous attack drone. Raph is not amused by this, but Mikey seems to be.²* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': In one episode, Grunkle Stan addresses his staff as "Party people... and Dipper."²* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': Daphne's father delivers one when he is hosting a dinner for a visiting Chinese delegate in "The Dragon's Secret":²-->"Mr. Wang, friends... Fred".²* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': ²** [[TokenEvilTeammate Cart]][[TheFriendNobodyLikes man]] is a frequent target of this. For example, in one early episode [[TheSmartGuy Kyle]] comments that he thinks of the group as his family--"except for Cartman." ²** In one episode, the boys download music illegally and are taken to the police station for it. When the chief talks to them about their crime, he mentions they downloaded hundreds of songs from famous bands and artists... and Music/JudasPriest.²** Weirdly {{inverted|Trope}} in the "Coon and Friends" Trilogy, when the superhero team continues to use Cartman's [[EgocentricTeamNaming egocentric name]] even after they kick him out. [[TheCowl Mysterion]] notes that it "pisses him off beyond belief ''[[NotSoAboveItAll (giggles)]]'' and I find that ''extremely'' funny." ²* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'': Rex delivers one regarding his RoguesGallery in "Enemies Mine":²-->'''Rex:''' My four worst enemies are still on the loose! Well, my three worst enemies and Valve.²* The intro for ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' lists every member of the regular cast before tossing in at the end "...Oh yeah, don't forget Taz."²* When ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' guest stars on ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', he says that he leads a team of heroes... and Nova.²* Done in the theme song for ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries''.²-->''Archie, Reggie, Veronica, Betty! Jughead, too!''²* In "This Is Actually My Party" from ''Literature/CharlieAndLola'', Charlie says that all of his friends are invited to his birthday party, and Lola. Which comes across as a bit odd since the two are generally pretty friendly.²* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'':²** In "Commander Cressida Begins", after Mindy and Sydney ask Celery to take them to space, Celery exclaims "Girls trip!". After Sunspot gets annoyed, Celery changes it to "Girls and Sunspot trip!"²** In "Freebird", the snow geese are collectively referred to as "[[PlanetOfSteves The Hanks]] and [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Cynthia]]".²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Real Life]]²* At the 2008 ''Literature/{{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."²* A few stock jokes: ²** "Three musicians and a [[AllDrummersAreAnimals drummer]]" ²** "Three men and a tenor"²** "Three reporters and the gentleman from the ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Times]]''".²** The last one nowadays would either be "Three reporters and that guy from ''Creator/FoxNews''" or "Three reporters and that guy from ''Creator/{{CNN}}''".²* 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!²* Before he became a senator, Al Franken performed at a Clear Channel pro-Iraq War rally. ([[SelfDeprecation He admits]] [[OldShame 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''.²* One of Creator/NeilGaiman's earlier books, ''Ghastly Beyond Belief'' (co-written with Creator/KimNewman) is dedicated "''To all intelligent lifeforms everywhere...and to my sister Claire.''"²* 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."²* At the 2006 UsefulNotes/{{Academy Awards|Ceremonies}}, Creator/JonStewart (who was hosting) opened with "Good evening everybody, ladies, gentlemen...Felicity." (Felicity Huffman, who was nominated for playing a trans woman in ''Film/{{Transamerica}}''.)²* The solar system consists of eight planets... and {{Pluto|IsExpendable}}, which along with other bodies is a dwarf planet.²* From a community-driven appliance drive: "We accept all appliances...and microwaves."²* Any speech that opens in the style of "[[Theatre/JuliusCaesar 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, [[LadiesAndGerms and officers of the Royal Navy]]", due to a decree by Queen Victoria stating that officers of the Royal Navy are not considered gentlemen.²* In UsefulNotes/{{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 darkly hilarious. ²* A probably unintentional one, Creative Commons licenses have versions readable by "humans", "machines" and "lawyers".²* [[ Can't we just say everyone and Linda?]]²* [[ This sign]].²* [[ This billboard]].²* Due to the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, 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 the Soviet Union and its allies (such as Polish Armia Ludowa). "Allied Powers... and the Soviet Union" sounds just like the trope.²* When Khrushchev 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".²* As of the 2015 [[UsefulNotes/CanadianPolitics Canadian federal election]], the House of Commons consists of 184 Liberal [=MPs=], 99 Conservative [=MPs=], 44 New Democratic Party [=MPs=], 10 Bloc Québécois [=MPs=], and Elizabeth May.[[note]]She's the leader of the Green Party, and the first Green MP to be elected to the House of Commons.[[/note]]²* Steve Coogan in [[ this]] Guardian article about ''Series/TopGear'':²-->"I've been fortunate enough to work with the likes of Peter Baynham, Armando Iannucci, Chris Morris, Creator/SimonPegg, 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."²* 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." ²* The G8 is often referred to by the press as "The 7 most developed countries... and Russia." [[note]]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). However, they don't even clock in in the top 70 by per-capita GDP, and only barely make the top 50 according to the human development index.[[/note]]²* An intentional one: ''Canada and Quebec pension plan''²* The full name of the UK can come across like this: The United Kingdom of Great Britain[[note]](the proper name of the island that is composed of England, Scotland, and Wales)[[/note]] and Northern Ireland.²* 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."²* In the state of UsefulNotes/{{Georgia|USA}}, [[,_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 [[,_reverse_side,_1999.jpg Georgia State Quarter]][[note]]Conversely, it could be considered a reference to Dade's 1860 secession not only from the Union but from Georgia as well.[[/note]]²* The "Lady Gaga Daily" Twitter feed reported on 12/4/12 that: "Music/LadyGaga is up against many talented artists and Music/NickiMinaj for three 2012 World Music Awards."²* The Latin conjunction ''nec non'' meaning "and besides/in addition" describing this situation without any specific connotation.²* 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).²* Played for laughs in the ''Website/GiantBomb'' video game community. At first, it used to be 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 "[[PersonAsVerb 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 the point where the ButtMonkey effect wore off and "Team Brad" replaced it. Now Patrick Klepek is considered the "and" guy among the Giant Bomb cast, especially after his controversial articles about sexism in the video game industry, among other things that upset the community: a community that's used 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. ²* A common joke: Members of the UsefulNotes/IvyLeague and Brown.²* In South America, UsefulNotes/{{Suriname}} (a former Dutch colony), UsefulNotes/{{Guyana}} (former British colony) and UsefulNotes/FrenchGuiana ([[UsefulNotes/DepartementalIssues still a part of France]]) are often forgotten amidst 10 former Portuguese and Spanish colonies. Especially so in [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball 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.²* [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Times of London]] website has a UK News tab, containing such topics as Media News, Crime, Law, and Scotland.²* [[ This quote]] from Orthodox Rabbi Yosef Edelstein concerning the morality of the death penalty.²--> I think it's clear that with regard to Jewish jurisprudence, the capital punishment outlined by the Written and Oral Torah, and as carried out by the greatest Sages from among our people ... did not remotely resemble the death penalty in modern America (or Texas).²* From the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner:²-->'''[[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush George Bush]]''': I believe we're an America that should come together: Democrat, and Republican, and John [=McCain=]. ²* Inverted by Creator/RachelMaddow, who once described Creator/FoxNews as "a full employment program for Republican politicians and their patrons, plus a couple of journalists named Shep Smith and Greta van Susteren." Smith is widely acknowledged by the mainstream media as the OnlySaneMan of Fox News who refuses to go along with his more partisan colleagues' blatant biases, and van Susteren is actually a good friend of Maddow's who has earned respect for her reporting from many in the profession. The obvious implication, of course, was that no one else employed by Fox qualified as a real journalist.²* The megaregion of Southern California (that's with a capital "S") includes every county south of San Luis Obispo County, except Imperial County.[[note]]Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and San Diego County, with some people including Kern County while others categorize it as part of the Inland Empire[[/note]] Hence, in order to describe the entire geographical region, it's sometimes referred to as "Southern California and Imperial County" or something synonymous. The reason is that Imperial County's population is an order of magnitude smaller than any of the other countries included within the megaregion, or in the case of Los Angeles, ''two'' orders of magnitude smaller. And just like Zoidberg, most natives can remember the other counties but forget that Imperial exists.²* At the end of UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, the victorious nations met in Paris for discussions, by the behest of Great Britain. The nations were the UK, Russia, Austria... and ''Sweden'' (justified because Sweden had pissed off the English all spring with their constant hammering on the Norway question).²* When the US Constitution was ratified, UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton was part of the New York delegation; however, he'd been saddled with two other New York delegates who opposed ratification and who ended up walking out. Unwilling to pass up the opportunity to put his name to the historic document, Hamilton - despite having no authority to do so - signed anyway, leading Washington to dryly note in his private journal that the Constitution was ratified by "11 states and Colonel Hamilton."²* Several magazines and websites previewing ''Series/TheDefenders2017'' used the joke of "your favorite Marvel Netflix show heroes. And Iron Fist."²* Analgesic drugs: opioids, non-steroid anti-inflammatories... and paracetamol.²* The Washington Post ran a story in February 2016 entitled , “Merkel [[note]] Meaning the Chancellor of Germany [[/note]] meets Amal Clooney and her husband to discuss refugees”. Said unnamed husband is a somewhat famous guy by the name of Creator/GeorgeClooney .²* In Germany, you have the political party CDU, which stands up for "Christian Democrats in Germany... and Bavaria." Justified though, since Bavaria has a different sister-party called the C''S''U, and the C''D''U has no actual power there.²* Back when the newspaper ''The Times (of London)'' was considered the best of the best of English journalism, a common joke was to describe the press gallery with the line "three reporters and a gentleman from ''The Times''." This is a rare case of the trope being used as a compliment.²[[/folder]]²----


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