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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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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
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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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-->--'''WebAnimation/DeathBattle''', -->-- '''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]].
10th Jun '16 11:48:00 PM nombretomado
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** StatlerAndWaldorf unintentionally play the Wise Guy to Fozzie's Straight Man. It's the only reason that Fozzie's act is funny.

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** StatlerAndWaldorf JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf unintentionally play the Wise Guy to Fozzie's Straight Man. It's the only reason that Fozzie's act is funny.
20th May '16 6:20:08 AM erforce
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%%* Creator/HaroldRamis and Creator/BillMurray in ''Film/{{Stripes}}'' and the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' films.

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%%* Creator/HaroldRamis and Creator/BillMurray in ''Film/{{Stripes}}'' and the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' films.
17th May '16 12:02:29 PM GCTB
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* ''Series/SesameStreet'': The other Muppet show has Bert being the Straight Man to Ernie's Wise Guy.



* ''Series/SesameStreet'': The other Muppet show has Bert being the Straight Man to Ernie's Wise Guy.
6th Feb '16 4:42:31 AM Menshevik
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* Traditional clown routines often would work in pairs where one -- typically in whiteface -- would act as straight man to the wilder, more obviously silly other. In circuses, the part of the straight man could also e. g. be taken by the ringmaster.
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