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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' has Kiara's two friends, Tiifu and Zuri. The two are always seen together, usually with Kiara around as well.



** Vinnie and Sunil. Almost to the point of them being a [[HoYay couple]].
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* There are a few recurring duos (male and female) in ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts'', though the ones who appear the most are the Slugs Gary and Nigel, and skip-dwelling Dogs Spanner and Trousers.
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* In Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfFigaroPho'', two middle-aged men, one short and skinny, one tall and fat, are recurring characters. They do [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands lots of things]] together, from ballet dancing to ghost hunting.
31st Aug '15 3:46:28 AM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Lenford "Lenny" Leonard and Carlton "Carl" Carlson. When the show spoofed ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', these two were even cast as Rosencarl and Guildenlenny. And then [[Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead they die]] five seconds after being named.
** Sam and Larry, the ''other'' two patrons at Moe's. You know, the trucker with glasses and the bald guy in the orange jacket who (a) isn't Homer, and (b) looks either really depressed (like "about-to-cry-over-his-miserable-life" depressed) or really drunk. [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome They [Larry and Sam] were around in the early episodes, but were quickly replaced by Lenny and Carl]], so don't feel bad if you've been introduced to ''The Simpsons'' via the newer episodes and have never heard of either Larry or Sam.
** Patty and Selma may come off as Those Two Twin Sisters. Especially in the early seasons they were hardly ever separated and sport similar hairstyles and wear similar clothes.
** Eugene and Rusty, Springfield's "town perverts" from "Bart After Dark".
** The cops Eddie (the cop who looks like an OffModel Mr. Burns) and Lou (the black cop with the Popeye arms).
** Bart's school friends from the first two seasons, Richard and Lewis.
** Rod and Todd Flanders, the two sons of Ned Flanders. Hard to distinguish them from each other.
** The twins Sherri and Terri.
* Officers Smitty and URL in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** Timmy's best friends Chester and A.J. who, true to form, get their own ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''-type episode.
** Timmy's "back-up" friends, Sanjay and Elmer.
** The rich jerks, Tad and Chad.
* Pete White and Master Billy Quizboy from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', who are also business partners and roommates in addition to being super-scientists. In fact, most of the series' characters are foils for one another; Doctor Venture and Brock, The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend, Hank and Dean, Watch and Ward, Monarch Henchmen 21 and 24, etc. In DVD commentaries, Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick point this trope out and confess that this is because whenever they're stuck or bored while writing they just make up two characters who are basically each other and goof around doing voices as them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Lenford "Lenny" Leonard and Carlton "Carl" Carlson. When the show spoofed ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', these two were even cast as Rosencarl and Guildenlenny. And then [[Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead they die]] five seconds after being named.
** Sam and Larry, the ''other'' two patrons at Moe's. You know, the trucker with glasses
In ''WesternAnimation/{{Asterix}} and the bald guy Vikings'', Asterix and Obelix take this role, with Justforkix as the main character. This is particularly silly, since Asterix's name is in the orange jacket who (a) isn't Homer, and (b) looks either really depressed (like "about-to-cry-over-his-miserable-life" depressed) or really drunk. [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome They [Larry and Sam] were around in the early episodes, but were quickly replaced by Lenny and Carl]], so don't feel bad if you've been introduced to ''The Simpsons'' via the newer episodes and have never heard of either Larry or Sam.
** Patty and Selma may come off as Those Two Twin Sisters. Especially in the early seasons they were hardly ever separated and sport similar hairstyles and wear similar clothes.
** Eugene and Rusty, Springfield's "town perverts" from "Bart After Dark".
** The cops Eddie (the cop who looks like an OffModel Mr. Burns) and Lou (the black cop with the Popeye arms).
** Bart's school friends from the first two seasons, Richard and Lewis.
** Rod and Todd Flanders, the two sons of Ned Flanders. Hard to distinguish them from each other.
** The twins Sherri and Terri.
* Officers Smitty and URL in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** Timmy's best friends Chester and A.J. who, true to form, get their own ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''-type episode.
** Timmy's "back-up" friends, Sanjay and Elmer.
** The rich jerks, Tad and Chad.
* Pete White and Master Billy Quizboy from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', who are also business partners and roommates in addition to being super-scientists. In fact, most
title of the series' film, and Justforkix was only a (to be fair, strong and memorable) side character in ''Asterix and the Normans'', the comic the movie is adapted from. One reviewer on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses complained it was extremely strange since Asterix and Obelix are better-written, better-animated and designed, and easily the most interesting and likeable characters in the film, yet are foils [[SpotlightStealingSquad relegated to backup for one another; Doctor Venture and Brock, a whiny brat who gets no comeuppance]].
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The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend, Hank and Dean, Watch and Ward, Monarch Henchmen 21 and 24, etc. In DVD commentaries, Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick point Badly Drawn Brothers from ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins''.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' is an entire show dedicated to
this trope out and confess that this is because whenever they're stuck or bored while writing they just make up two characters who are basically each other and goof around doing voices as them.trope.



* Svatislav and Dimitri from ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula''.



* Several such pairs exist in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': Blitzwing and Lugnut, Bumblebee and Bulkhead, and Mixmaster and Scrapper, and Snarl and Swoop. In the ''Transformers'' comics, Rack'n'Ruin of the Wreckers, who were bonded together in a desperate attempt to save their lives. The fact that they basically have one name (and it's never specified which is which), ''and'' that they receive basically zero characterization even as a pair makes them a perfect example.
* Sheen and Carl from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius''.
* Mr. Small and Mr. Nosy from ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''.

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* Several such pairs Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''. They pretty much exist in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': Blitzwing just to remind us that Quinn is attractive when she doesn't have a [[GirlOfTheWeek Boy Of The Week]] around to do it instead. In fact, they're SO Those Two Guys, Jamie is [[RunningGag usually called something else]], only to fruitlessly repeat that his name is Jamie.
* Al
and Lugnut, Bumblebee Moo Sleech from ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** Timmy's best friends Chester
and Bulkhead, and Mixmaster and Scrapper, and Snarl and Swoop. In the ''Transformers'' comics, Rack'n'Ruin of the Wreckers, who were bonded together in a desperate attempt A.J. who, true to save form, get their lives. own ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''-type episode.
** Timmy's "back-up" friends, Sanjay and Elmer.
**
The fact that they basically have one name (and it's never specified which is which), ''and'' that they receive basically zero characterization even as a pair makes them a perfect example.
* Sheen
rich jerks, Tad and Carl from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius''.
* Mr. Small and Mr. Nosy from ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''.
Chad.



* Officers Smitty and URL in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* Sheen and Carl from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius''.
* Youngmee, Sue, and Jasper in ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012''. Of these three, Youngmee gets preferential treatment by the writers by virtue of being neighbors with Blythe, the protagonist. [[spoiler:And Youngmee becomes the only other human to know Blythe's ability to talk to animals.]]
** Vinnie and Sunil. Almost to the point of them being a [[HoYay couple]].
* Mr. Small and Mr. Nosy from ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** It introduces Snips and Snails, a pair of excitable boy unicorns, in the episode "Boast Busters".
** [[FanNickname Lyra and Bon Bon]] were put side-by-side in the background often since their color-schemes complimented each other. The [[PeripheryDemographic fans]] noticed and they became this thanks to a combination of AscendedFanon and HoYay.
** Twilight Sparkle and Spike have this chemistry at times, usually in episodes where they are supporting characters.
** The show also occasionally likes to pair certain ponies together for particular episodes, even if these examples aren't nearly as consistent due to spotlight rotation. Rainbow Dash seems to form a good few of them (usually with Applejack or Fluttershy).
* Stan and Koji from ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers''. They're mechanics, wisecrackers... and [[HeterosexualLifePartners almost nothing else.]]



* Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''. They pretty much exist just to remind us that Quinn is attractive when she doesn't have a [[GirlOfTheWeek Boy Of The Week]] around to do it instead. In fact, they're SO Those Two Guys, Jamie is [[RunningGag usually called something else]], only to fruitlessly repeat that his name is Jamie.
* The Badly Drawn Brothers from ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins''.
* Svatislav and Dimitri from ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula''.

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* Joey, Jeffy, ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'':
** The [[FanNickname British Bi-Nomes]].
** One episode has Data Nully
and Jamie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''. They pretty much exist just to remind us that Quinn is attractive when she doesn't have a [[GirlOfTheWeek Boy Of The Week]] around to do it instead. In fact, they're SO Those Two Guys, Jamie is [[RunningGag usually called something else]], only to fruitlessly repeat that his name is Jamie.
* The Badly Drawn Brothers from ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins''.
* Svatislav
Fax Modem.
** Hack
and Dimitri from ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula''.Slash are this, particularly in the first two seasons.



* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' is an entire show dedicated to this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' is an entire ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Lenford "Lenny" Leonard and Carlton "Carl" Carlson. When the
show dedicated spoofed ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', these two were even cast as Rosencarl and Guildenlenny. And then [[Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead they die]] five seconds after being named.
** Sam and Larry, the ''other'' two patrons at Moe's. You know, the trucker with glasses and the bald guy in the orange jacket who (a) isn't Homer, and (b) looks either really depressed (like "about-to-cry-over-his-miserable-life" depressed) or really drunk. [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome They [Larry and Sam] were around in the early episodes, but were quickly replaced by Lenny and Carl]], so don't feel bad if you've been introduced
to ''The Simpsons'' via the newer episodes and have never heard of either Larry or Sam.
** Patty and Selma may come off as Those Two Twin Sisters. Especially in the early seasons they were hardly ever separated and sport similar hairstyles and wear similar clothes.
** Eugene and Rusty, Springfield's "town perverts" from "Bart After Dark".
** The cops Eddie (the cop who looks like an OffModel Mr. Burns) and Lou (the black cop with the Popeye arms).
** Bart's school friends from the first two seasons, Richard and Lewis.
** Rod and Todd Flanders, the two sons of Ned Flanders. Hard to distinguish them from each other.
** The twins Sherri and Terri.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Craig and Clyde.
** Token as he's oftentimes seen with Clyde and Craig. Plus the things that make him stand out (being rich and being black) are purely superficial, and he is otherwise the most normal kid.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Things Change", the girl who may or may not be Terra is flanked by two unnamed schoolgirls who seem to be her friends.
* Several such pairs exist in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': Blitzwing and Lugnut, Bumblebee and Bulkhead, and Mixmaster and Scrapper, and Snarl and Swoop. In the ''Transformers'' comics, Rack'n'Ruin of the Wreckers, who were bonded together in a desperate attempt to save their lives. The fact that they basically have one name (and it's never specified which is which), ''and'' that they receive basically zero characterization even as a pair makes them a perfect example.
* Pete White and Master Billy Quizboy from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', who are also business partners and roommates in addition to being super-scientists. In fact, most of the series' characters are foils for one another; Doctor Venture and Brock, The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend, Hank and Dean, Watch and Ward, Monarch Henchmen 21 and 24, etc. In DVD commentaries, Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick point
this trope.trope out and confess that this is because whenever they're stuck or bored while writing they just make up two characters who are basically each other and goof around doing voices as them.



* Stan and Koji from ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers''. They're mechanics, wisecrackers... and [[HeterosexualLifePartners almost nothing else.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'':
** The [[FanNickname British Bi-Nomes]].
** One episode has Data Nully and Fax Modem.
** Hack and Slash are this, particularly in the first two seasons.



* Al and Moo Sleech from ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** It introduces Snips and Snails, a pair of excitable boy unicorns, in the episode "Boast Busters".
** [[FanNickname Lyra and Bon Bon]] were put side-by-side in the background often since their color-schemes complimented each other. The [[PeripheryDemographic fans]] noticed and they became this thanks to a combination of AscendedFanon and HoYay.
** Twilight Sparkle and Spike have this chemistry at times, usually in episodes where they are supporting characters.
** The show also occasionally likes to pair certain ponies together for particular episodes, even if these examples aren't nearly as consistent due to spotlight rotation. Rainbow Dash seems to form a good few of them (usually with Applejack or Fluttershy).
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Craig and Clyde.
** Token as he's oftentimes seen with Clyde and Craig. Plus the things that make him stand out (being rich and being black) are purely superficial, and he is otherwise the most normal kid.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Things Change", the girl who may or may not be Terra is flanked by two unnamed schoolgirls who seem to be her friends.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Asterix}} and the Vikings'', Asterix and Obelix take this role, with Justforkix as the main character. This is particularly silly, since Asterix's name is in the title of the film, and Justforkix was only a (to be fair, strong and memorable) side character in ''Asterix and the Normans'', the comic the movie is adapted from. One reviewer on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses complained it was extremely strange since Asterix and Obelix are better-written, better-animated and designed, and easily the most interesting and likeable characters in the film, yet are [[SpotlightStealingSquad relegated to backup for a whiny brat who gets no comeuppance]].
* Youngmee, Sue, and Jasper in ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012''. Of these three, Youngmee gets preferential treatment by the writers by virtue of being neighbors with Blythe, the protagonist. [[spoiler:And Youngmee becomes the only other human to know Blythe's ability to talk to animals.]]
** Vinnie and Sunil. Almost to the point of them being a [[HoYay couple]].



* Marvin the Martian and Pete Puma in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''.
31st Aug '15 3:35:53 AM rafi
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** The twins Sherri and Terri.
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* Timmy and his teddy bear from ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep''.

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* Timmy and his teddy bear from ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep''. Timmy and his mom also qualifies.
13th Jul '15 9:22:26 PM Tommypezman
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* Timmy and his teddy bear from ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep''.
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* Frizz and Nug from ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone''. Rufus and Amberley occasionally act as this as well, depending on which side is getting the most SympatheticPOV.

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* Frizz and Nug from ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone''. Rufus and Amberley occasionally act as this as well, depending on which side is getting the most SympatheticPOV.SympatheticPOV
20th Apr '15 3:34:46 PM enesiirm
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* Jody, Ophelia, and Roger are often demoted to Those Three Guys in ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''.

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* Jody, Ophelia, and Roger are often demoted to Those Three Guys in ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''. Then there's the two monsters who show up from time to time who invoke this trope.
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* Marvin the Martian and Pete Puma in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''.
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