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Protagonist and Friends

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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. See also Artist and the Band.

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

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


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    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.

    Video Games 
  • SpongeBob SquarePants and Friends, the PAL region name for the Nicktoons Unite! series of games. By the fourth installment THQ had renamed it to a similar albeit more formal name in all regions, SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom.


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