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24th Sep '16 7:17:28 AM Specialist290
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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.

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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
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9th Sep '16 3:42:22 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* 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.
28th Aug '16 1:03:08 AM Fireblood
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* ''Webcomic/ExistentialComics'': Creator/AlbertCamus and Creator/JeanPaulSartre, where the latter is shown as being a cool, laid-back womanizer who effortlessly picks up women, while Sartre is a stuffy intellectual, mostly the {{foil}} to Camus's barbs. This may ''some-what'' reflect their real-life relationship. Also Zeno of Citium and Zeno of Elea, depicted as roommates in the mode of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'', the latter mostly getting on the former's nerves when he used his paradoxes as excuses.
6th Jul '16 11:28:25 AM nighttrainfm
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* In Book 4 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', straight-laced detective Mako gets assigned as the bodyguard to the foppish, hedonistic CasanovaWannabe Prince Wu. This takes some getting used to for Mako.

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In Book 4 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Four, straight-laced detective Mako gets assigned as the bodyguard to the foppish, hedonistic CasanovaWannabe Prince Wu. This Mako doesn't make a secret of how annoying this is and takes some getting used to for Mako.the whole idea.
** 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.
6th Jul '16 11:25:26 AM nighttrainfm
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* In Book 4 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', straight-laced detective Mako gets assigned as the bodyguard to the foppish, hedonistic CasanovaWannabe Prince Wu. This takes some getting used to for Mako.
5th Jul '16 3:50:01 PM BobTanaka
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' Perry plays straight man to Dr. Doofenshmirtz's wise guy. Keep in mind, [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi Perry's a platypus]].
30th Jun '16 10:05:52 PM Orbiting
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-->--'''WebAnimation/DeathBattle''', Wolverine vs. Raiden

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* The Pork Chop: This duo plays with this trope, alternating between the roles of Straight Man and Wise Guy after every punchline is delivered.



%%* ''{{Shrek}}'' - Shrek & Donkey.

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%%* * ''{{Shrek}}'' - has Shrek & Donkey.Donkey, with Shrek as the cynical and pragmatic Straight Man to Donkey's CloudCuckooLander Wise Guy.




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* ''Literature/ThaliasMusings'': Apollo often ends up playing the Straight Man to Thalia's Wise Guy. Though, strictly speaking, he's not a [[BiTheWay straight]] [[IncrediblyLamePun man]].
* ''Jackrabbit Messiah'': Jackrabbit is the wise guy to, of all people, God as the straight man. (God is [[spoiler: actually the predominant [[HelpfulHallucination voice in Jack's head]] - Jack is schizophrenic]]).



%%* ''WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats'': Paul and Carl.

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%%* * ''WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats'': Paul and Carl.
Carl. Paul is the Straight Man by virtue of being the even-tempered and normal OnlySaneMan, and is stuck reacting to the BloodyHilarious antics of Carl, the AffablyEvil (and AxCrazy) Wise Guy.




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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJeffAndDavidShow/ Jeff and David Show]]: David (Straight Man) and Jeff (Wise Guy).
** "You[Wise]'ll be short and angry, and I[Morecambe]'ll be tall and stupid. And we'll ''both'' be idiots."




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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJeffAndDavidShow/ Jeff and David Show]]: David and Jeff, respectively.
** "You[Wise]'ll be short and angry, and I[Morecambe]'ll be tall and stupid. And we'll ''both'' be idiots."
* The Pork Chop: This duo plays with this trope, alternating between the roles of Straight Man and Wise Guy after every punchline is delivered.
* ''Literature/ThaliasMusings'': Apollo often ends up playing the Straight Man to Thalia's Wise Guy. Though, strictly speaking, he's not a [[BiTheWay straight]] [[IncrediblyLamePun man]].
* ''Jackrabbit Messiah'': Jackrabbit is the wise guy to, of all people, God as the straight man. (God is [[spoiler: actually the predominant [[HelpfulHallucination voice in Jack's head]] - Jack is schizophrenic]]).
22nd Jun '16 7:28:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''TigerAndBunny'': Barnaby serves as the StraightMan to Kotetsu's Wise Guy.


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* ''TigerAndBunny'': ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'': Barnaby serves as the StraightMan to Kotetsu's Wise Guy.

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16th Jun '16 6:21:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''ThaliasMusings'': Apollo often ends up playing the Straight Man to Thalia's Wise Guy. Though, strictly speaking, he's not a [[BiTheWay straight]] [[IncrediblyLamePun man]].

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* ''ThaliasMusings'': ''Literature/ThaliasMusings'': Apollo often ends up playing the Straight Man to Thalia's Wise Guy. Though, strictly speaking, he's not a [[BiTheWay straight]] [[IncrediblyLamePun man]].
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