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

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

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

There are 163 movies, TV shows, and episode titles with "and friends" in the title at



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    Anime & Manga 

    Comic Books 

    Fan Works 

  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? includes an in-universe example in the television show Buster Friendly and His Friendly Friends, a talk show presenting a philosophy counter to the empathy-based religion of Mercerism that most of humanity has embraced.
  • Amelia Bedelia & Friends is a spinoff of the young Amelia Bedelia chapter books featuring the same basic style but as the title implies, with a greater emphasis on Amelia Bedelia's friends.

    Live-Action TV 

  • Although the Arthur cartoon has simply a Protagonist Title, the first music album release for the series was titled Arthur And Friends: The First Almost Real Not Live CD (or Tape).

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

    Web Comics 

    Web Original 

    Western Animation 

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