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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 Character Title. May also sometimes overlap with Spotlight-Stealing Title.

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

Not to be confused with My Friends... and Zoidberg, which despite the name, is unrelated.


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    Literature 

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    Music 
  • 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.

    Webcomics 

    Web Original 

    Western Animation 

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