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28th Jun '16 6:20:38 AM Willbyr
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* On ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'', Natsumi frequently refers to Keroro as ''boke-gaeru'' (usually translated as "stupid frog"). Episode 18 of the series involves Natsumi being [[OvernightAgeUp turned into an adult]] and given a KansaiRegionalAccent by Kururu's latest inventions, so she can perform ''manzai'' in a beauty pageant/comedy contest.

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* On ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'', ''Manga/SgtFrog'', Natsumi frequently refers to Keroro as ''boke-gaeru'' (usually translated as "stupid frog"). Episode 18 of the series involves Natsumi being [[OvernightAgeUp turned into an adult]] and given a KansaiRegionalAccent by Kururu's latest inventions, so she can perform ''manzai'' in a beauty pageant/comedy contest.



* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya's'' and Kyon's actions toward one another appear to be a version of this comedy routine- at least in the first season and first light novel. Haruhi makes some outlandish remark, and Kyon comments on how it doesn't makes sense, often to himself or someone else.

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* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya's'' LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya:
** Haruhi's
and Kyon's actions toward one another appear to be a version of this comedy routine- routine, at least in the first season and first light novel. Haruhi makes some outlandish remark, and Kyon comments on how it doesn't makes sense, often to himself or someone else.



* In ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', doubles partners Hikaru "Dabide" Amane and Harukaze "Bane-san" Kurobane from Rokkaku frequently pull these off. More often than not, ''boke'' Dabide makes some rather bad word puns, and ''tsukkomi'' Bane kicks him ''on the head'' as a punishment. That even happens during matches, where Bane [[ArmorPiercingSlap slaps]] Dabide across the face if he's slacking.

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* In ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', doubles ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'':
** Doubles
partners Hikaru "Dabide" Amane and Harukaze "Bane-san" Kurobane from Rokkaku frequently pull these off. More often than not, ''boke'' Dabide makes some rather bad word puns, and ''tsukkomi'' Bane kicks him ''on the head'' as a punishment. That even happens during matches, where Bane [[ArmorPiercingSlap slaps]] Dabide across the face if he's slacking.



* Uryuu and Pesche did this when they were forced to team up on ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Pesche is [[RuleOfFunny acting stupid on purpose, though]].

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Uryuu and Pesche did this when they were forced to team up on ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.up. Pesche is [[RuleOfFunny acting stupid on purpose, though]].



* The relationship between best friends Nozomi and Rin in ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' is not unlike that of a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine. Nozomi is an [[TheDitz optimistic idiot]] who is always trying to [[JumpedAtTheCall Jump At The Call]] while Rin is a [[GrumpyBear sensible realist]] who always points out the gaping flaws in Nozomi's plans. Usually along the lines of:
-->'''Nozomi:''' I want to do [activity]!
-->'''Rin:''' You were kicked out of the school's [activity] club after three days.
-->'''Nozomi:''' You don't have to mention ''that!''

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* Franchise/PrettyCure:
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The relationship between best friends Nozomi and Rin in ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' is not unlike that of a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine. Nozomi is an [[TheDitz optimistic idiot]] who is always trying to [[JumpedAtTheCall Jump At The Call]] while Rin is a [[GrumpyBear sensible realist]] who always points out the gaping flaws in Nozomi's plans. Usually along the lines of:
-->'''Nozomi:''' --->'''Nozomi:''' I want to do [activity]!
-->'''Rin:'''
[activity]!\\
'''Rin:'''
You were kicked out of the school's [activity] club after three days.
-->'''Nozomi:'''
days.\\
'''Nozomi:'''
You don't have to mention ''that!''



** [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] in episode 17 of ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure''. The entire main cast signs up to act in the manzai contest with two tsukkomis and three bokes (one of them being TheComicallySerious to the point where she has NoSenseOfHumor) just acting their normal selves. '''Nothing''' goes AllAccordingToPlan between all the mistimed punchlines, so [[{{Dojikko}} Miyuki]] calls a timeout only to trip on her way off stage. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akm2PFAcH-0 Can be seen here, beginning at the 50-second mark]].
* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi,'' HotBlooded Tasuki and his best friend Kouji go into these sometimes.

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** [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] {{Exaggerated|Trope}} in episode 17 of ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure''. The entire main cast signs up to act in the manzai contest with two tsukkomis and three bokes (one of them being TheComicallySerious to the point where she has NoSenseOfHumor) just acting their normal selves. '''Nothing''' goes AllAccordingToPlan between all the mistimed punchlines, so [[{{Dojikko}} Miyuki]] calls a timeout only to trip on her way off stage. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akm2PFAcH-0 Can be seen here, beginning at the 50-second mark]].
* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi,'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', HotBlooded Tasuki and his best friend Kouji go into these sometimes.



*** Chisame takes on this role physically when dealing with [[CrazyAwesome Jack Rakan]] although most of the time its usually a [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v27/c249/6.html knee to the face]] instead of an actual fan [[spoiler:(He could take a Nuke and probably not feel it)]]. They make [[spoiler: (made)]] a very good team.

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*** Chisame takes on this role physically when dealing with [[CrazyAwesome Jack Rakan]] although most of the time its usually a [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v27/c249/6.html knee to the face]] face instead of an actual fan [[spoiler:(He could take a Nuke and probably not feel it)]]. They make [[spoiler: (made)]] [[spoiler:(made)]] a very good team.
17th Jun '16 2:25:29 AM rogp10
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* Happens quite often in Grisaia no Kajitsu. Usually, being the serious guy he is, Yuuji plays the tsukkomi, especially when talking to Machina or Michiru, though between his habit of interpreting situations as what they might have implied if he were at work, and his tendency to be a total smartass, he often plays boke as well.

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* Happens quite often in Grisaia no Kajitsu. Usually, being the serious guy he is, Yuuji plays the tsukkomi, especially when talking to Machina Makina or Michiru, though between his habit of interpreting situations as what they might have implied if he were at work, and his tendency to be a total smartass, he often plays boke as well.
10th Jun '16 11:31:30 PM nombretomado
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'''[[StatlerAndWaldorf Statler]]''': Why not? Better than being in front of it!\\

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'''[[StatlerAndWaldorf '''[[JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf Statler]]''': Why not? Better than being in front of it!\\
20th May '16 9:48:37 PM nombretomado
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* In the Japanese PS3 version of ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'', fairy comedians Smiley and Surly are this kind of comedy duo. (In fact, ''all'' fairies seem to be Kansai-accented comedians to the point where their souls are literally ''made of comedy.'') In the dub, although there's still shades of their manzai roots (they still have an obvious StraightManAndWiseGuy dynamic, and they decide to act out a scene), it's been [[{{Woolseyism}} localized]] as a dry [[BritCom British comedy-style sketch]] in the vein of ''MontyPython''.

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* In the Japanese PS3 [=PS3=] version of ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'', fairy comedians Smiley and Surly are this kind of comedy duo. (In fact, ''all'' fairies seem to be Kansai-accented comedians to the point where their souls are literally ''made of comedy.'') In the dub, although there's still shades of their manzai roots (they still have an obvious StraightManAndWiseGuy dynamic, and they decide to act out a scene), it's been [[{{Woolseyism}} localized]] as a dry [[BritCom British comedy-style sketch]] in the vein of ''MontyPython''.
6th May '16 6:54:32 AM aye_amber
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* Creator/RickyGervais (tsukkomi) and KarlPilkington (boke) have this exact dynamic in their routines on ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow''. Karl, an "idiot", is brought in and asked to talk about various SeinfeldianConversation topics, which soon derail into [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} total nonsense]], at which point Ricky corrects him by shouting "[[CatchPhrase Don't. Talk. Shit.]]"

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* Creator/RickyGervais (tsukkomi) and KarlPilkington Creator/KarlPilkington (boke) have this exact dynamic in their routines on ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow''. Karl, an "idiot", is brought in and asked to talk about various SeinfeldianConversation topics, which soon derail into [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} total nonsense]], at which point Ricky corrects him by shouting "[[CatchPhrase Don't. Talk. Shit.]]"
30th Mar '16 4:36:09 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''Manga/IchigoMashimaro'', Miu is the boke, while her usual tsukkomi is Chika. In one episode, Chika's trying to concentrate on homework, but Miu wants to know who'll be the straight man for her antics. She tries to get Matsuri to play the role instead, but she's too "boring" for it. Her other common tsukkomi is Nobue, Chika's older sister.

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* In ''Manga/IchigoMashimaro'', ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'', Miu is the boke, while her usual tsukkomi is Chika. In one episode, Chika's trying to concentrate on homework, but Miu wants to know who'll be the straight man for her antics. She tries to get Matsuri to play the role instead, but she's too "boring" for it. Her other common tsukkomi is Nobue, Chika's older sister.
25th Mar '16 2:01:24 AM Sestren_NK
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* In one of the substories in ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'', Kiryu helps a man and his friend get back together for the act after a recent failure. Turns out the problem was that their roles were mixed up; the guy dressed in street clothes tried to be the boke but was the tsukkomi, and his friend who was dressed in a nice suit, which should have been the tsukkomi, was naturally the boke all along.
** In Haruka's chapter in ''[[VideoGame/{{Yakuza5}} Yakuza 5]]'', which takes place in Osaka, one of her substories has her partake in a comedy routine after a duo breaks up. Her partner Haruo is the boke, and being the tsukkomi, she has to respond to each of his lines with the right phrase and timing. She'll occasionally give him a DopeSlap and kick him, and if the player manages to fill the laughter gauge completely, she'll pull out a PaperFanOfDoom out of nowhere and smack him with it.

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* ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'':
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In one of the substories in ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'', first game's substories, Kiryu helps a man and his friend get back together for the act after a recent failure. Turns out the problem was that their roles were mixed up; the guy dressed in street clothes tried to be the boke but was the tsukkomi, and his friend who was dressed in a nice suit, which should have been the tsukkomi, was naturally the boke all along.
** In One of Haruka's chapter substories in ''[[VideoGame/{{Yakuza5}} Yakuza 5]]'', which takes place in Osaka, one of her substories 5]]'' has her partake in a comedy routine after a duo breaks up. Her partner Haruo is the boke, and being the tsukkomi, she has to respond to each of his lines with the right phrase and timing. She'll occasionally give him a DopeSlap and kick him, and if the player manages to fill the laughter gauge completely, she'll pull out a PaperFanOfDoom out of nowhere and smack him with it. And her chapter takes place in Osaka to boot.
20th Feb '16 9:22:46 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', [[spoiler:Flannel and Nishiki are this, respectively. What's interesting is that Flannel is sharply dressed (like a ''tsukkomi'') in contrast to Nishiki's more casual appearance.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', [[spoiler:Flannel [[spoiler:Keaton and Nishiki Kaden are this, respectively. What's interesting is that Flannel Keaton is sharply dressed (like a ''tsukkomi'') in contrast to Nishiki's Kaden's more casual appearance.]]
10th Feb '16 10:06:09 AM proxim752
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** Not to mention she tended to make people ATwinkleInTheSky...And then, because it's [[MindScrew that kind of show]], she joined a secret Boke and Tsukommi ''underground political organization'' [[note]]They were partly that, but they also represent far right-wing Japanese ultra-nationalists, who complain about Japan's "peacetime boke" (in comparison to its [[ImperialJapan earlier attitude)]][[/note]].

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** Not to mention she tended to make people ATwinkleInTheSky...And then, because it's [[MindScrew that kind of show]], show, she joined a secret Boke and Tsukommi ''underground political organization'' [[note]]They were partly that, but they also represent far right-wing Japanese ultra-nationalists, who complain about Japan's "peacetime boke" (in comparison to its [[ImperialJapan earlier attitude)]][[/note]].
23rd Jan '16 1:12:26 AM Sestren_NK
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* In one ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' side mission you are supposed to help a man get him and his friend back together for the act because of recent failure. Turns out the problem was their roles were mixed up. The guy dressed in street clothes tried to be the boke but was the tsukkomi and vice versa with his friend who was dressed in a nice suit being the tsukkomi when he was naturally the boke all along.

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* In one ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' side mission you are supposed to help of the substories in ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'', Kiryu helps a man get him and his friend get back together for the act because of after a recent failure. Turns out the problem was that their roles were mixed up. The up; the guy dressed in street clothes tried to be the boke but was the tsukkomi tsukkomi, and vice versa with his friend who was dressed in a nice suit being suit, which should have been the tsukkomi when he tsukkomi, was naturally the boke all along.along.
** In Haruka's chapter in ''[[VideoGame/{{Yakuza5}} Yakuza 5]]'', which takes place in Osaka, one of her substories has her partake in a comedy routine after a duo breaks up. Her partner Haruo is the boke, and being the tsukkomi, she has to respond to each of his lines with the right phrase and timing. She'll occasionally give him a DopeSlap and kick him, and if the player manages to fill the laughter gauge completely, she'll pull out a PaperFanOfDoom out of nowhere and smack him with it.
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