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With Gilligan
The skipper, too
The millionaire and his wife
The movie star...and the rest
Are here on Gilligan's Isle!
— Original ending of the theme from Gilligan's Island

A standard comedy trope which, at its core, takes the form:

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

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

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

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


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Fairy Tail:
    • Ichiya does this when meeting the Fairy Tail members, talking about his familiarity with Erza, Lucy... and the rest (indicating Gray and Natsu).
    • Every now and then, the manga provides character profiles that goes into more detail about them. The very last profile in the manga shows all five known members of Quattro Cerberus besides Bacchus (Rocker, War Cry, Yeager, Novali, and Semmes) lumped into one profile with their name as "All the other members", their magic as "stuff", their likes/dislikes as "other stuff", and remarks from the author as "Nothing, really."
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders: The five-man (or five men and a dog) team of heroes are often referred to as "the Joestars and the others". Only two of the five men are from the Joestar clan and only one of them actually carries the Joestar name.
  • Mazinger Z: It happened constantly. Often the villains told a sentence along the lines of "Go ahead! Finish with Mazinger-Z... and the other two robots!". The other two robots being Aphrodite-A (or Diana-A) and Boss Borot.
  • NEEDLESS: The second exposition introduces the resistance as "A mysterious priest, Adam Blade! Eve Neuschwanstein! And the rest." followed by a group Face Fault.
  • One Piece: A Running Gag with Sanji is that he only cares about the ladies.
    Sanji: Is everyone alright? Let's do a headcount. Nami (check). Robin (check). OK, we're good!
  • In Pani Poni Dash!:
    Rebecca: Well, before I send you all home for the day, I should probably get around to taking attendance, so is there a Miyako Uehara here today? Sayaka Suzuki. Himeko Katagiri. Rei Tachibana. Kurumi Momose. And everybody else.
    Rei: That's efficient.
  • Saint Seiya: Hilarious example in episode 27. Shaina and two Silver Saints ambush the heroes.
    Shaina: I'll deal with Seiya. You can look after... the others.
    Shiryu and Shun: (indignantly and at unison) Who are you calling the others?
    • Even Jun, who is primarily connected to Shun and doesn't even interact with Seiya still refers to the group as "Seiya and the others" when talking to Marin.
  • Slam Dunk: "Sakuragi Hanamichi! Mito Youhei! And... others." The speaker is promptly beaten up by the 'others', Noma, Ohkusu and Takamiya, who then introduce themselves.

    Comic Books 
  • The Simpsons:
    • One comic has the Simpson family in a Lost in Space parody — the "opening" of which spoofs Gilligan's Island by announcing each family member except for Lisa, who is "the rest."
    • Another one was done on the cover of "Big Book of Bart Simpson", with Milhouse. He was not amused.

    Fan Works 
  • In Equestria: A History Revealed, everyone always forgets about Luna. The Lemony Narrator is guilty of this herself, as usually when she talks about both princesses, she just says, "Celestia (and Luna)." Even King Sombra only narrowly includes Luna's name in his paragraph-long curse of Celestia, adding a "and Luna too I suppose" at the end of it. It's almost no wonder why she turned evil.
  • Missing from Number Four:
    Ginny: Harry! I'm glad you could make it. You guys too.
    Sirius: At least we got an honorable mention.
  • Potter's Protector:
    Xander Harris: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, werewolves and goblins... and the rest.note
  • This paragraph from Unfinished Business (The Thing). The only character missing is Copper, for some reason.
    MacReady nodded in understanding. He could recall a few times having help Nauls in the kitchen, often having to help wash the dishes alongside his teammates. Sometimes all of them- Blair, Fuchs, Garry, Bennings, Windows, Childs, Palmer, Norris, Clark and the rest would be helping Nauls with something.

    Films — Animation 
  • In The LEGO Movie, Wyldstyle explains that the LEGO universe is divided into distinct worlds based on LEGO set themes (e.g., a Horny Vikings world and a Pirate world). At the end of her speech, she mentions "a bunch of other worlds we don't talk about," while pictures of discontinued and disliked themes show up on screen very quickly.
  • The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part: Among Rex's raptors are Ripley, Connor, and "the other one".
  • In Turning Red, as Mei describes 4*Town, three members have a specific persona and hobby, while the last two (Aaron Z. and Aaron T.) are tacked on almost as an afterthought. Tyler at least seems to love Z., so it might just be that Mei thinks less of the Aarons and it shows in her description of the band.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Galaxy Quest: When the spaceship crashes at the Fan Convention, the crew staggering out are introduced by the announcer. Having no idea who Guy is (he played a Red Shirt in a single episode), the emcee quickly announces him as "Another crewmate!".
  • In To Die For, the trope's usage is quite possibly a result of Suzanne being too dumb to remember the saying she's going for: "It's nice to live in a country where life, liberty... and all the rest of it still stand for something."
  • Referenced by Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie: When Russell Johnson'snote  character first appears in This Island Earth, Crow quips "Hey, what's this 'and the rest' crap?"


    Live-Action TV 
  • The Trope Namer example is the first-season opening Theme Song of Gilligan's Island, which listed each character, but then lumped The Professor and Mary Ann into "The Rest". Everyone else thought this was unfair but the producers said they had final say as to where to put them, and besides it would be too expensive to redo the opening. Bob Denver (Gilligan), who had top billing, as well as a clause in his contract that let him have his credit wherever he wanted it, threatened to demand his billing placed be after those two if they weren't moved to the opening credits. There's also a long-standing rumor that the reason The Professor and Mary Ann were not mentioned was due to Tina Louise (Ginger) threatening to walk if Mary-Ann was mentioned in the opening credits. Their character names were eventually squeezed into the final stanza.
  • LazyTown's Sportacus: "I'd better go practice my move! I don't want to disappoint Stephanie... or anyone else."
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 had a recurring riff parodying the Trope Namer whenever the actor who played the Professor first showed up in a movie, one of the riffers would respond "And what's this "And the Rest" crap?"

  • Donovan does this with his list of "the gods" in his song Atlantis. He lists "The Poet, The Physician, The Farmer, The Scientist, The Magician, and the other so-called gods of our legends". Keep in mind the previous line mentions twelve such gods, so less than half get a specific mention.

    Video Games 
  • In Sands of Destruction, Kyrie has a tendency to think of Morte first and the rest of the world (including his True Companions) second. For example, after Kyrie is resurrected at the Temple of Light, he's overjoyed to see Morte and with the fact that she's gone through such trouble to find him again. It takes a few moments before he realizes the rest of the team is there, too, and then he thanks them as a group.
  • Shady's Poopong: 22nd Anniversary Edition has this in reverse; The Announcer calls everyone in the credits idiots, and then segregates himself from the others saying "plus your suave announcer".
  • It happens to Luigi all across the board in Super Mario World. If Luigi defeats a castle, the Flavor Text still credits Mario as the one who did it. And, even if it's Luigi who defeats Bowser and saves Princess Peach, the congratulations screen explicitly mentions everyone except him. No wonder the poor guy is self-conscious. If nothing else, he at least gets a kiss on the cheek for his efforts.
    Mario's adventure is over. Mario, the Princess, Yoshi, and his friends are going to take a vacation.

    Web Videos 
  • Mic The Snare refers to the band Oasis as "Liam and Noel Gallagher, plus three other mates" in the Oasis Deep Discog Dive episode.
  • At one point in Tales From My D&D Campaign, the party discovers that there's a bounty on them: "10,000 gold for the head of the Orcslayer, and 5,000 gold for the rest."
  • VanossGaming & Company: At the start of this Golf It session, Terroriser asks Google if it knows who he and his You Tuber friends are. The results do not please him. What's more, Vanoss's view of the session literally has Terroriser's video description link listed as "And Others:".
    Terroriser: Hey Google, who is the Vanoss Crew?
    Google: According to the website Wikipedia, they say, Vanoss Gaming's crew has changed a lot over the years. The members include H2O Delirious...
    Terroriser: (Interrupts) Watch, it doesn't have me. (Google mentions Mini Ladd)
    Google: ...I AM WILDCAT, Daithi De Nogla, Lui Calibre, BigJigglyPanda, FourZeroSeven, and others.
    Terroriser: FUCK OFF!!!

    Web Comics 
  • In El Goonish Shive, the comic showing the round one pairings of the card game tournament ends with a panel that says "and other pairings nobody cares about!". The reference link for the first appearances of the (then) insignificant characters in The Rant even uses the trope name to refer to them. Ironically, the then unnamed character on the right of the final panel (Sam) later became a supporting character in a relationship with Sarah and has more appearances than 3 of the featured characters while the unnamed featured character remained unnamed and had a total of 6 appearances.
  • In a Kevin & Kell cover that parodied the album Cheap Thrills by Big Brother and the Holding Company, many of the (then) main characters got their own panel, while many of the (then) minor characters were relegated to one panel titled 'and the rest!'. (Ironically, one of those characters is Fenton, who has been upgraded to main cast with his marriage to Lindesfarne, while a few of the main characters featured have been written out.)

    Western Animation 
  • Futurama:
    • In the episode where Fry, Leela and Bender form the crime-fighting trio of Captain Yesterday, Clobberella and Superking. A snippet of their theme tune:
      Go, go, go, New Justice Team,
      Fighting justice is their quest,
      Superking, Clobberella, and all the rest.
    • Done in the episode "Rebirth", when everyone is being birthed from the birthing machine. Whilst several characters come out one at a time and are announced by name, LaBarbara, Kif, and Scruffy all emerge in a heap, and are referred to as "the rest".
  • In Moral Orel, Orel has three friends hanging around him: Doughy, Tommy and ... a third unnamed kid. At first (in "Loyalty"), Doughy just refers to the kid as "him." Later on in the episode, Clay refers to the kids as "Doughy, Tommy and the gang." Even in the prequel 'Beforel Orel' he's cut off before he can introduce himself. Word of God says it's Billy.
  • Done unintentionally in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "Party Pooped" where it's Pinkie Pie who is solely responsible for impressing the Yak delegates (everyone else's efforts failed miserably and nearly started a war). Princess Celestia pops in at the end and congratulates Twilight and "her friends":
    Princess Celestia: I am very impressed, princess.
    Twilight Sparkle: Heh. Just doing my best to spread friendship.
    Princess Celestia: And you did a wonderful job of it. You and your friends.
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle does this in the Opening Narration: "Starring that supersonic speedster, Rocket J. Squirrel, with his pal Bullwinkle the Moose... and a host of others."
  • The Simpsons:
    • In the "Treehouse of Horror VIII" story "The Homega Man", Homer believes he's the last man alive, mourns each member of the "main" family and then laments the loss of "and all the rest", which includes the pets, Maggie and the TV.
    • In "Eight Misbehavin'," Apu and Manjula's octuplets are made the stars of a show called "Octopia" at the Springfield Zoo. Only four of the babies (Anoop, Poonam, Sandeep, Gheet) are explicitly given stage character names and are introduced to the audience. The others (Sashi, Pria, Uma, Nabenbu) are introduced as "And the rest".
    • Lampshaded in "Homer the Heretic" with an exchange near the end:
      Rev. Lovejoy: No, Homer... God didn't burn your house down, but he was working in the hearts of your friends, be they Christian, [pan to Flanders] Jew, [pan to Krusty] or... [pan to Apu] miscellaneous.
      Apu: Hindu. There are seven hundred million of us.
      Rev. Lovejoy: Aww, that's super.
    • In "Mayored to the Mob", Mark Hamill sings a parody of the Guys and Dolls' song "Luck Be a Lady":
      Mark Hamill: Luke be a Jedi tonight! Just be a Jedi tonight! Do it for Yoda, while we serve our guests a soda, uh, and do it for Chewie, and the Ewoks... and all the other puppets ... Luke be a Jedi tonight!!!
  • In the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler," SpongeBob has a massive house party with everyone in town. As the guests leave, SpongeBob bids farewell to each named character before bidding farewell to "the rest." A ton of nameless background fish characters then rush out of the house.

    Real Life 
  • Science journals often shorten the list of a paper's authors to the first X names (usually 1, 3 or 6, depending on the journal's citation style), adding et al (et alia, meaning "and others"). Frustration is a common reaction to this.


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"Really talented too."

When Meilin Lee is introducing all of the members of the in-universe boyband, 4-Town, she disregards Aaron T. and Aaron Z. saying the they are "really talented too."

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