Bob and Alice Argument
2 characters argue about whose name goes first.
Better Name

(permanent link) added: 2012-03-03 12:35:59 sponsor: Reecer6 edited by: Routerie (last reply: 2012-08-27 23:29:24)

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Two characters are working together, and they think up a title for something involving both of their names. However, they are both very adamant about their name going first, despite the fact that there would be one word between them. Most of the time the situation is resolved off camera, and Status Quo causes the resolution to never be shown.

May result in a Misplaced-Names Poster in real life.

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  • Happy Days: After Arnold's burns down, Al is about to retire and move back to Kenosha. Fonzie invests his life savings to help Al out to reopen Arnold's with a whole new look. There's a short fight about whether to name it Big Al's of Fonzie's. They compromise and call it Arnold's. Then they swabble over the sub-sign "X and Y, proprietors." Naturally each wants to go first.
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  • Lennon and Mc Cartney as the credited co-songwriters of all The Beatles songs that either of them wrote. Paul Mc Cartney was eventually talked into doing it in alphabetical order, but still has misgivings - especially for songs like "Yesterday" where Lennon had no involvment.
  • Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel's show was called Siskel and Ebert after Gene won a coin toss. It was supposed to switch to Ebert and Siskel after four seasons, but the name didn't change, although Ebert did get credited first.
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