History StraightMan / WesternAnimation

25th Dec '15 11:18:00 PM gophergiggles
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** That said, whenever Twilight goes off her nut Spike typically steps up to fill the role.
23rd Nov '15 5:31:10 PM FF32
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* Raffles the border collie from ''RoverDangerfield'' is easygoing and slightly naive compared to the title joker.

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* Raffles the border collie from ''RoverDangerfield'' ''WesternAnimation/RoverDangerfield'' is easygoing and slightly naive compared to the title joker.
17th Oct '15 7:46:40 PM nombretomado
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* Ever since soon after he was created, it has been customary to pair WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck with a Straight Man -- usually PorkyPig, who has been the go-to straight man for ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' ever since ''his'' creation years earlier -- but later on WesternAnimation/BugsBunny occasionally played straight man to his then more abrasive personality.

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* Ever since soon after he was created, it has been customary to pair WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck with a Straight Man -- usually PorkyPig, WesternAnimation/PorkyPig, who has been the go-to straight man for ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' ever since ''his'' creation years earlier -- but later on WesternAnimation/BugsBunny occasionally played straight man to his then more abrasive personality.
4th Aug '15 5:45:12 AM StFan
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* Twilight Sparkle is the character in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' to fill this role most often, thanks to her [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Mare]] status (except for whenever her [[SuperOCD neuroticism]] [[SanitySlippage gets the better of her sanity]], which usually [[InvertedTrope inverts]] this trope).
** Additionally, Fluttershy and Applejack are usually the ones to play this to whatever character is serving as their comedic {{foil}} at the time, while it is more rare for [[BoisterousBruiser Rainbow Dash]], [[LargeHam Rarity]], and especially [[CloudCuckoolander Pinkie Pie]] to do so. The character dynamics of "Hearth's Warming Eve" are built around the three "straight" characters playing idealized versions of themselves that are paired with the three "funny" characters, whose personality flaws are dialed UpToEleven.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Twilight Sparkle is the character in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' to fill this role most often, thanks to her [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Mare]] status (except for whenever her [[SuperOCD neuroticism]] [[SanitySlippage gets the better of her sanity]], which usually [[InvertedTrope inverts]] this trope).
** Additionally, Fluttershy and Applejack are usually the ones to play this to whatever character is serving as their comedic {{foil}} at the time, while it is more rare for [[BoisterousBruiser Rainbow Dash]], [[LargeHam Rarity]], and especially [[CloudCuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie Pie]] to do so. The character dynamics of "Hearth's Warming Eve" are built around the three "straight" characters playing idealized versions of themselves that are paired with the three "funny" characters, whose personality flaws are dialed UpToEleven.



* [[spoiler:Puck]] of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' said of his [[spoiler:Owen]] persona, "The Trickster has played many roles, but [[AccidentalInnuendo never that of the straight man]]."
** The fangirls immediately [[HoYay latched on that one]].

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* [[spoiler:Puck]] of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' said of his [[spoiler:Owen]] persona, "The Trickster has played many roles, but [[AccidentalInnuendo never that of the straight man]]."
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" The fangirls immediately [[HoYay latched on that one]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Lisa has the thankless task of playing foil to ''her entire town''. In the early days she and Bart were a classic StraightManAndWiseGuy combo, and while this is still true, she often finds herself playing straight to almost everyone else in Springfield. Luckily, she is usually excellent at it. Occasionally, especially in later seasons, Lisa's more extreme personality traits will come to the fore and she gets to have someone else play off her for a change.
** Lisa was in danger of falling into the same trap as Brian (see above) in later seasons, as she began to turn into a SoapboxSadie. In more recent years the writers have dialed her back to her earlier, more sensible persona; she hardly ever mentions politics anymore, and she has once again become the straight man.
* Stan Marsh from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is the Straight Man to the WHOLE town in later seasons.
** While Stan is probably the "straightest" character, others exist too. Kyle is Straight Man almost as much as Stan, especially compared to Cartman. Sharon will often play Straight Woman to her [[CloserToEarth less sane]] husband Randy. And in general, kids are often the Straight Boys and Girls [[AdultsAreUseless to the town's idiot adults]], though at times the Mayor will do this too (despite at other times being an AuthorityInNameOnly or be just as stupid as them).
*** The premise of the entire show basically boils down to the idea that all kids are straight men to adults: they stand on the sidelines and comment with bewilderment on the insanity that is the adult world.
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible is a laser focused StraightMan to her {{sidekick}} Ron, both comedically and in the action/adventure scenes.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Lisa has the thankless task of playing foil to ''her entire town''. In the early days she and Bart were a classic StraightManAndWiseGuy combo, and while this is still true, she often finds herself playing straight to almost everyone else in Springfield. Luckily, she is usually excellent at it. Occasionally, especially in later seasons, Lisa's more extreme personality traits will come to the fore and she gets to have someone else play off her for a change.
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change. Lisa was in danger of falling into the same trap as Brian (see above) in later seasons, as she began to turn into a SoapboxSadie. In more recent years the writers have dialed her back to her earlier, more sensible persona; she hardly ever mentions politics anymore, and she has once again become the straight man.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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Stan Marsh from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' from is the Straight Man to the WHOLE town in later seasons.
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seasons. While Stan is probably the "straightest" character, others exist too. too.
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Kyle is Straight Man almost as much as Stan, especially compared to Cartman. Cartman.
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Sharon will often play Straight Woman to her [[CloserToEarth less sane]] husband Randy. Randy.
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And in general, kids are often the Straight Boys and Girls [[AdultsAreUseless to the town's idiot adults]], though at times the Mayor will do this too (despite at other times being an AuthorityInNameOnly or be just as stupid as them).
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them). The premise of the entire show basically boils down to the idea that all kids are straight men to adults: they stand on the sidelines and comment with bewilderment on the insanity that is the adult world.
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible is a laser focused laser-focused StraightMan to her {{sidekick}} Ron, both comedically and in the action/adventure scenes.



* ClassicDisneyShorts have a trio composed of two comedic characters, the [[TheChewToy unlucky]] and [[HairTriggerTemper irritable]] DonaldDuck, and the clumsy and sometimes stupid {{Goofy}}... and the everyman MickeyMouse.

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* ClassicDisneyShorts WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts have a trio composed of two comedic characters, the [[TheChewToy unlucky]] and [[HairTriggerTemper irritable]] DonaldDuck, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, and the clumsy and sometimes stupid {{Goofy}}... WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}... and the everyman MickeyMouse.WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse.



** Much like his ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' predecessor, Hamton Pig in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' often plays this role. Babs even invokes the trope in the first episode. He's often straight man, to Daffy's counterpart Plucky, though one notable plot played ''Plucky'' as suffering straight man to ''Hamton'''s ridiculously nuclear family.
* On ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Perry's ''voicelessness'' puts him in the straight man position to Doofenshmirtz (and, to a lesser extent, Major Monogram).

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** * Much like his ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' predecessor, Hamton Pig in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' often plays this role. Babs even invokes the trope in the first episode. He's often straight man, to Daffy's counterpart Plucky, though one notable plot played ''Plucky'' as suffering straight man to ''Hamton'''s ridiculously nuclear family.
* On ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
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Perry's ''voicelessness'' puts him in the straight man position to Doofenshmirtz (and, to a lesser extent, Major Monogram).



* Patricia of ''{{Spliced}}'' generally functions as the straight woman to Peri, Entree, and Joe's craziness, though Peri fills in when she's not around.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}'':
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Patricia of ''{{Spliced}}'' generally functions as the straight woman to Peri, Entree, and Joe's craziness, though Peri fills in when she's not around.



* YogiBear may be "smarter than the average bear", but more often than not, his pal Boo-Boo has this role.

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* YogiBear WesternAnimation/YogiBear may be "smarter than the average bear", but more often than not, his pal Boo-Boo has this role.
24th Jul '15 7:23:24 PM nombretomado
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* Huey Freeman of ''TheBoondocks'' had become the straight man of Riley Freeman, Robert "Granddad" Freeman... and even Uncle Ruckus.

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* Huey Freeman of ''TheBoondocks'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' had become the straight man of Riley Freeman, Robert "Granddad" Freeman... and even Uncle Ruckus.



* Ditto for Charles Foster Ofdenson, who plays Straight Man to Dethklok and OnlySaneMan to the ''{{Metalocalypse}}'' universe.

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* Ditto for Charles Foster Ofdenson, who plays Straight Man to Dethklok and OnlySaneMan to the ''{{Metalocalypse}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' universe.
28th May '15 6:02:54 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* On ''InvaderZim'', [[VillainProtagonist Zim's]] insanity is usually contrasted to [[HeroAntagonist Dib]], though his base's supercomputer or even ''[[CloudCuckooLander GIR]]'' can play this role in a pinch. In general, though, everyone will play this to everyone else at some time or another, because they're ''all'' at least slightly insane.

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* On ''InvaderZim'', ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', [[VillainProtagonist Zim's]] insanity is usually contrasted to [[HeroAntagonist Dib]], though his base's supercomputer or even ''[[CloudCuckooLander GIR]]'' can play this role in a pinch. In general, though, everyone will play this to everyone else at some time or another, because they're ''all'' at least slightly insane.
1st May '15 6:49:13 PM nombretomado
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* Ever since soon after he was created, it has been customary to pair WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck with a Straight Man -- usually PorkyPig, who has been the go-to straight man for ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' ever since ''his'' creation years earlier -- but later on BugsBunny occasionally played straight man to his then more abrasive personality.

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* Ever since soon after he was created, it has been customary to pair WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck with a Straight Man -- usually PorkyPig, who has been the go-to straight man for ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' ever since ''his'' creation years earlier -- but later on BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny occasionally played straight man to his then more abrasive personality.
21st Apr '15 11:18:06 AM nombretomado
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* Ulrich of ''CodeLyoko'' often plays the Straight Man to Odd's antics.

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* Ulrich of ''CodeLyoko'' ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' often plays the Straight Man to Odd's antics.
17th Apr '15 8:05:37 PM nombretomado
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* Ever since soon after he was created, it has been customary to pair DaffyDuck with a Straight Man -- usually PorkyPig, who has been the go-to straight man for ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' ever since ''his'' creation years earlier -- but later on BugsBunny occasionally played straight man to his then more abrasive personality.

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* Ever since soon after he was created, it has been customary to pair DaffyDuck WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck with a Straight Man -- usually PorkyPig, who has been the go-to straight man for ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' ever since ''his'' creation years earlier -- but later on BugsBunny occasionally played straight man to his then more abrasive personality.
31st Jan '15 10:59:09 AM StFan
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* {{Jimmy Two-Shoes}} is usually this to the other characters, acting fairly normal ([[ThePollyanna for him]]) so that [[TheHedonist Beezy]], [[EnfantTerrible Heloise]], or [[TheCaligula Lucius]] can play off of him.

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* {{Jimmy Two-Shoes}} WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes is usually this to the other characters, acting fairly normal ([[ThePollyanna for him]]) so that [[TheHedonist Beezy]], [[EnfantTerrible Heloise]], or [[TheCaligula Lucius]] can play off of him.
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