This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
In Ranma 1/2, Kasumi occasionally tries to pull off a sequence of these jokes playing both parts herself.
: Really? Wow. Either I completely missed this, or the English dub just mucks them up completely.
Osh: I don't doubt it. Watching a B&T routine depend a lot on wordplay and being aware of the setup of the joke. It doesn't help sometimes it's supposed
to be corny or not funny, so it probably would have to lose something in the translation.
: I can't help but feel that this article is not quite complete without mentioning some of the more famous real-life manzai
duos — the most influential pair being Downtown.
: I moved this page back to main namespace. Not really sure why it was in Useful Notes
, since this is clearly a trope in its own right. I also inadvertently restored the old discussion record. Yay, I guess.
Trogga: Weren't we going to move the examples to Straight Man and Wise Guy
Cultural information question: are those two surreally unfunny comedians from the "Friends" in 20th Century Boys
supposed to be a Stylistic Suck
version of this?