History Main / StraightManAndWiseguy

16th Apr '17 10:58:03 AM Flame
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In the early seasons, Sam often played straight man to Dean's wise guy. This happened less and less often as the show fleshed out their relationship.

to:

** In the early seasons, Sam often played straight man lan to Dean's wise guy. This happened less and less often as the show fleshed out their relationship.


Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': Jerkish, calm-to-apathetic [[DoctorJerk Taiga]] is stuck with the bratty, overly cheerful [[MoralityPet Nico]].
31st Mar '17 1:29:33 PM Thunderchin
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Creator/PennAndTeller'' have a variation on this setup - in terms of the spoken comedy, Penn is the Wise Guy. However, in the physical acting and trickery, it's Teller who's the wise guy while Penn guides us through the trick.
7th Mar '17 5:34:02 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MarxBrothers: In the movies, Groucho was always the Wise Guy; whoever he was talking to (except for Chico) would be his Straight Man (or in Margaret Dumont's case, Straight Woman).

to:

* MarxBrothers: Creator/MarxBrothers: In the movies, Groucho was always the Wise Guy; whoever he was talking to (except for Chico) would be his Straight Man (or in Margaret Dumont's case, Straight Woman).
25th Jan '17 9:28:38 AM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:350:ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_cable_and_deadpool_tall_dark_and_stupid.jpg]]]]

to:

[[quoteright:350:ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool [[quoteright:350:[[ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_cable_and_deadpool_tall_dark_and_stupid.jpg]]]]
25th Jan '17 9:28:18 AM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%% ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.

to:

%%
%%
%% ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. out.
%%
Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.them.
%%
%%
%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1482792049001211800
%% Please do not replace or remove without starting a new thread.
%%
[[quoteright:350:ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_cable_and_deadpool_tall_dark_and_stupid.jpg]]]]






11th Nov '16 8:56:22 AM nighttrainfm
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* In the ''ComicBook/StarWarsDarthVader'' comics, this is basically the dynamic between Vader and Dr Aphra. She's a snarky, adaptable archaeologist / thief, he's a 7'' impassive BlackKnight.
2nd Oct '16 2:15:11 PM TheAmazingBlachman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Bolin, usually something of a wise guy himself, ends up in the same situation with Varrick when the two of them are on the run from Kuvira.

to:

** Bolin, usually something of a wise guy himself, ends up in playing the same situation with straight man to the eccentric Varrick when the two of them are on the run from Kuvira.
24th Sep '16 7:17:28 AM Specialist290
Is there an issue? Send a Message


An oft-recurring trope in comedy. The Straight Man and Wise Guy are an inseparable OddCouple duo who play off each other for comedy. The StraightMan approaches everything seriously (even things that are patently ludicrous) and presents a straightforward, sane, conventional point of view. The Wise Guy is a jokester who answers the Straight Man's stodgy pronouncements with puns, wisecracks, and wackiness.

to:

An oft-recurring trope in comedy. The Straight Man and Wise Guy are an inseparable OddCouple duo who play off each other for comedy. The StraightMan approaches everything seriously (even ([[TheComicallySerious even things that are patently ludicrous) ludicrous]]) and presents a straightforward, sane, conventional point of view. The Wise Guy is a jokester who answers the Straight Man's stodgy pronouncements with puns, wisecracks, and wackiness.
17th Sep '16 2:00:25 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[AC:AnimeAndManga]]

to:

[[AC:AnimeAndManga]][[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]



[[AC:Comedians and Comic Duos]]

to:

[[AC:Comedians [[/folder]]

[[folder: Comedians
and Comic Duos]]Duos ]]



[[AC:ComicBooks]]

to:

[[AC:ComicBooks]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Comic Books ]]



[[AC:Film]]

to:

[[AC:Film]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Film ]]



[[AC:Literature]]

to:

[[AC:Literature]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Literature ]]



[[AC:LiveActionTelevision]]

to:

[[AC:LiveActionTelevision]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action Television ]]



[[AC:Podcasts]]

to:

[[AC:Podcasts]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Podcasts ]]



[[AC:{{Theatre}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Theatre}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Theatre ]]



[[AC:VideoGames]]

to:

[[AC:VideoGames]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games ]]



[[AC:WebAnimation]]

to:

[[AC:WebAnimation]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Animation ]]



[[AC:WebComics]]

to:

[[AC:WebComics]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Comics ]]



[[AC:WebVideo]]

to:

[[AC:WebVideo]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Video ]]



[[AC:WesternAnimation]]

to:

[[AC:WesternAnimation]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Western Animation ]]


Added DiffLines:

[[/folder]]
9th Sep '16 3:42:22 AM FlakyPorcupine
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* The V film in ''Film/ABCsOfDeath2'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope; a man is on a Skype call with his girlfriend while on vacation with his best friend. Said sleazy best friend, however, starts to show and tell her what they had been doing that night, including sleeping with two prostitutes, with the StraightMan trying to stop him throughout.
This list shows the last 10 events of 157. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.StraightManAndWiseguy