->'''Wrestling/SantinoMarella''': This cafeteria isn't big enough for the both of us.
->'''{{Wrestling/Kane}}''': Actually, the kitchen is quite spacious. It could easi-(growls) I mean, YOUR SOUL IS MINE!
-->-- ''WebVideo/WWESlamCity''

A {{Stock Phrase|s}} used to emphasize two characters cannot occupy some important place or situation.

Originated from western movies and is now a DeadHorseTrope, more often PlayedForLaughs than PlayedStraight.

JustForFun/NotToBeConfusedWith there literally [[ColdEquation not being enough capacity for both people]].



* An advertisement for a television rental company had two cowboys complain that the television they were on (presumably ''not'' rented from the company in question) wasn't big enough for the both of them.

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* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'': Said by WebAnimation/InfernoCop to Luluco to encourage, rather than to threaten, her to leave Hell.

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* In Creator/TheFiresignTheatre's "AudioPlay/TheFurtherAdventuresOfNickDanger", from the album ''How Can You be In Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All?'': when time travel leads to Nancy's past and future selves fighting, they both exclaim, "There ain't room enough in this dress for both of us!"

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* Parodied in a ''[[ComicBook/TheBeano Beano]]'' special where the Bash Street Kids go to the Wild West:
--> '''Danny (kicks saloon doors open)''': This town ain't big enough for the both of us! ''(Saloon doors bounce back and slam shut on his nose, causing it to swell up to comical size)'' ...This town ain't big enough for ''me'' now!

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* In the ''Series/LostGirl''/''Series/Merlin2008'' Crossover fic ''Fanfic/LostInCamelot'', this trope is almost explicitly stated by Bo during her the confrontation with the troll; as the first Fae to take up residence in Camelot, Bo is technically the ruler of the kingdom from a Fae perspective, so the troll had to drive her out to ‘legitimize’ her takeover as far as Fae society is concerned.

* Inverted in ''Film/TheFriscoKid'': "This is a very big country. I'll tell you what I think is the best thing -- I'll take San Francisco, you take the rest of America."
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': One of the phrases that Woody says when his string is pulled is "This town ain't big enough for the two of us!".
** He never says it directly ''to'' Buzz, but the town (or rather, ''room'') not being big enough for the two of them is a plot point.
* ''Film/BedtimeStories''
-->'''Young Skeeter''': ''The galaxy's not big enough for the both of us.''
* ''The Virginian'' (1929)
-->'''Trampas''': ''This world isn't big enough for the both of us!''
* ''The Western Code'' (1932)
-->'''Nick Grindell''': ''This town ain't big enough for the both of us and I'm going to give you 24 hours to get out. If I see you in Carabinas by this time tomorrow, it's you or me!''
* Invoked in ''Film/ASongIsBorn'', when the housekeeper demands Honey Swanson go, or she does.
* In trying to retrieve the Cross of Coronado at the beginning ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', Indiana meets up again with his childhood nemesis, Panama Hat, who remarks that it's a "small world", to which Indy replies, "Too small for two of us!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', before their final battle, Titan shouts at Megamind "This town isn't big enough for two super-villains!" Megamind then shows Titan the difference between a villain and a ''super''-villain; '''[[EvilIsHammy "PRESENTATION!"]]'''

* There's a Tanya Huff short story in the ''Literature/BloodBooks'' universe called "This Town Ain't Big Enough" in which Vicki Nelson, [[spoiler: who's now a vampire, fights another vampire to keep her territory.]]
* ''Literature/TaiPan'':
-->'''Dirk Struan:''' Hong Kong is big enough for Struan's and the other british traders. It's big enough for Britons and Americans. Whether it's big enough for the Brocks and the Struans is a different matter.\\
'''Tyler Brock:''' I'll tell you this, boy; China isn't big enough for the two of us.
* Creator/GoreVidal's ''Burr'': Aaron Burr says that once he learned what UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton said about him, he realized that the world was too narrow for both of them. This is apparently a reference to something the historical Aaron Burr said, late in life:
--> "Had I read Sterne more and Voltaire less, I should have known the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me."
* ''Literature/{{Swellhead}}''. Richard Jeperson is presented with [[OhCrap his bullet-riddled and bloody coat]], despite the fact that the same coat is lying on the sofa next to him undamaged. He mutters, "There isn't room in the world for two of this." [[spoiler:He's right, as the coat comes from an alternate universe that's leaking into our own with potentially fatal consequences.]]

* ''{{Series/MASH}}'': Colonel Potter says this while fighting over a Sears catalogue with Hawkeye. He also says it when another character drunkenly rides his horse.
-->'''Col. Potter''': Dupree, I don't want to see you near this horse or my camp ever again. In fact, this ''war'' ain't big enough for the two of us!
* ''Series/NightCourt'' episode "Harry on Trial"
-->'''Judge Willard''': ''On July 12th of this year, didn't the defendant, claiming quote, "This courtroom ain't big enough for the two of us," unquote, squirt you in the face with a water pistol in open court?''
* SoapOpera ''Series/HomeAndAway''. During a dream sequence:
-->'''Dr. Phillip Matheson''': ''I warned you, dude, Summer Bay ain't big enough for the both of us.''
* ''Series/EvenStevens'' episode "Short Story"
-->'''Louis Stevens''': Now listen, the school ain't big enough for the both of us, so you just get out of here.
* ''The Gene Autry Show'' episode "Feuding Friends"
-->'''Pat Buttram''': ''I told you before, Autry, no town is going to be big enough for the both of us.''
-->'''Gene Autry''': ''Then you better find yourself another town.''
-->'''Pat Buttram''': ''I will not! I found this one first.''
-->'''Gene Autry''': ''I'm stayin' here tonight. You can do what you want.''
-->'''Pat Buttram''': ''And I'm doin' it - right now!'' [Slugs Autry in the jaw]
* A ''Series/SesameStreet'' short on the history of movies used this line as a running gag. At the beginning, Grover, dressed as a cowboy, is in a black-and-white silent film, accompanied by the title card "This town ain't big enough for the two of us!" This is followed by variations of the scene that add sound, color, a wide screen, musical numbers, and special effects.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In "The Initiative", Buffy is told that vampire BigBad Spike has returned to Sunnydale and fumes, "Doesn't he know this is ''my'' town?" In "Enemies" rogue vampire slayer Faith expresses a similar sentiment (this time in reference to Buffy). "This is supposed to be my town!"
* ''Series/JesusOfNazareth''. When King Herod orders the Massacre of the Innocents, he shouts, "This is my world! I will not share it with an infant! There's no room for two Kings here."
* ''Series/SecretGarden''. Played straight in episode 14 when Yeun Sul tells Gyung Ran to back off because she (Yeun) is the only crazy woman for this drama (she is not breaking the fourth wall, she's just referencing drama tropes.)
* PlayedForLaughs in one episode of ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho''. Don Ramón is fed up with Chavo's antics, and tells him that the vecindad is not big enough for the two of them to continue living in it.
--> '''Don Ramón''': So it's that, either you leave, or I do.
--> '''Chavo''': One of us... has to leave?
--> '''Don Ramón''': Yes.
--> '''Chavo''': ''(turns around and starts to walk away towards the entrance. Then he turns around again)'' Shall I get a taxi for you?
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'': Henry VII's song:
-->'' Spent a long time fighting pretenders to the throne''\\
''Lambert Simbel and Perkin Warbeck said my throne was their own''\\
''They claimed they'd been the princes in the tower, their rule delayed''\\
''I said "This crown ain't big enough for the three of us!" and had one SLAYED!''
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''. In "Duel and Duality", Edmund Blackadder is trying to contact his mad Scottish cousin [=McAdder=], but they keep missing each other [[ActingForTwo in order to save on special effects]]. When they finally meet up...
-->'''Edmund Blackadder:''' Look, did you tell him to be here or not?
-->'''Mrs. Miggins:''' I did, you just keep missing each other. I can't imagine why.
-->'''[=McAdder=]:''' [[WalkInChimeIn (enters)]] I'll tell you why. It's because there's no coffee shop in England big enough for two Blackadders!
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Darkling", the Emergency Medical Hologram finds himself in a JekyllAndHyde situation. He tampers with his personality subroutines, and [[AIIsACrapshoot unfortunately creates an evil EMH]] who sets out to destroy the good part of himself.
-->'''Kes:''' The mobile emitter contains both your programs. If you damage it you could both be destroyed.
-->'''Evil EMH:''' There's not enough room inside for both of us. One must die. I deserve to exist more than your Doctor does.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In the end of "Dawn of the Gods", MasterComputer Orac is not happy that EvilGenius Lord Thaarn escaped.
-->'''Orac:''' It is intolerable! There is insufficient room in the galaxy for his intellect and mine.
-->'''Tarrant:''' I don't know. He did have one redeeming feature. He didn't like computers.

* Music/{{Sparks}}' breakthrough hit in the UK was a 1974 single called "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us". According to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the song originally was going to be full of [[Wiki/TVTropes TVTro...]]--um, I mean movie clichés.
* Music/ProfessorElemental in "Fighting Trousers", in reference to rival "chap-hop" artist Music/MrBTheGentlemanRhymer.
-->''Be out Mr. B, I've set the egg timer.''\\
''There's not room in town for two gentlemen rhymers.''\\
''Leave town by the end of this instrumental.''\\
''Yours, et cetera, et cetera, sincerely, and so forth,''\\
''Professor Elemental.''
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvrZJ5C_Nwg "Big Enough"]] by Kirin J. Callinan uses the trope as a sincere, if, humorous, metaphor for peace on Earth -- two tough-as-nails feuding cowboys finally acknowledge that they ''can'' co-exist peacefully in the big country, and then extend the analogy by saying that [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome the world is so big and beautiful that every country can be a place to live in harmony]]. [[SurrealMusicVideo This is so awesome that it summons the giant translucent ghost of Jimmy Barnes to scream at them in triumph on the horizon.]]

* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' has a parody. The two of them are wearing [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience white and black cowboy hats]].
-->'''Calvin''': ''This town just ain't big enough for the both of us.''
-->'''Hobbes''': ''Yep, I reckon we'll have to annex part o' the ''county''.''
* From a 1993 ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip:
-->'''Garfield''': Spider, this house isn't big enough for both of us. Well, actually it probably is... ''[smashes the spider with a newspaper]'' So let's just do this for fun.

* At the end of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', "Your Obedient Servant" and "The World Was Wide Enough" serve as this for both Hamilton and Burr, as [[spoiler:during these songs their longstanding rivalry comes to a violent peak, ending with a pistol duel that ends with Hamilton dead.]]
* ''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra'' has [[AntagonistInMourning Octavius Caesar]] say something like this when he believes Antony to be dead: "O Antony, we could not stall together in the whole world!"

* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', a vacation encounter at the Distant Lands Dude Ranch involves both you and an unnamed NPC making this remark about the other. You both decide that the appropriate response is to take out your carpentry tools, do a bit of construction, and make the town a bit bigger.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3: Fate of Two Worlds'': Dr Doom will use this as his intro line against the likes of Dormammu.
-->'''Doctor Doom''': ''This DIMENSION is NOT BIG ENOUGH for the BOTH of US!''
** Nova's win quote against Magneto involves regarding their [[CoolHelmet helmets]].
* ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'': said by Optimus against Megatron in the final chapter.
-->'''Optimus Prime''': ''This universe, no matter how vast, will never be big enough for you and I to coexist!''
* The last mission in the ''Mothership Zeta'' DLC for ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' is named "The Galaxy Ain't Big Enough". It involves taking out an alien spacecraft.
* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', the Scout has the following [[TrashTalk domination line]] for the opposing [[MirrorMatch Scout]]:
-->This [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall map]] ain't big enough for the two of us!
* In ''VideoGame/{{Gex}} 3: Deep Cover Gecko'', there's a video of Gex dressed as a gunslinger in a showdown.
-->'''Gex:''' Alright varmint, this level ain't big enough for the two of us. ''(lash his tongue on a fly and swallows)''

* ''Webcomic/ASofterWorld'' provides an interesting resolution:
--> "This town isn't big enough for the both of us. Let's run away together!"

* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugs_Bunny_Rides_Again Bugs Bunny Rides Again]]''
-->'''Yosemite Sam:''' This town ain't big enough for the two of us.\\
'''Bugs Bunny:''' It ain't? Pardon me, Mac. ''(runs offscreen, building noises ensue)'' Now is it big enough? ''(Bugs has built an entire city nearby)''\\
'''Yosemite Sam:''' No, it ''still'' ain't big enough!
** ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury'': When Marvin lands on Planet X, Dodgers tells him "this planet ain't big enough for the two of us." After they blow it up during an EscalatingWar, the statement becomes quite literal.
-->'''Daffy:''' As I was saying, buster, this planet ain't big enough for the two of us, so... ''(shoves Marvin off the remains of Planet X)'' off you go!
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': quoted when [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick were talking about the advantages of being felons.
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': ''And you get to talk tough.'' [gruff voice] ''This town ain't big enough for the two of us.''
* ''{{Transformers}}''
-->'''Metroplex''': This planet's not big enough for the both of us!
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''
** Episode "Project A, for Astral". Shendu is in Jade's body.
-->'''Jade''': Sorry Charlie, but my body ain't big enough for both of us!
** Episode "Black Magic"
-->'''Captain Black Dark''': ''Oh Captain Black, I don't think Section 13 is big enough for the both of us.''
** Episode "Little Valmont, Big Jade"": again by Jade, only this time's she's 50 feet tall, and fighting a giant ogre.
-->'''Jade''': ''Okay Handsome, this town ain't big enough for the both of us!''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheZhuZhus'': Trashing of Zhuper Girl
-->'''Madge''': "this park isn't big enough for the both of us."
-->'''Squiggles''': "it's actually quite sizeable."

* According to history the Mongol leader Jamukha, the last man who stood between [[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Temujin]] and complete control of the Mongol tribes, was offered the chance for reconciliation with Temujin after his defeat due to their former friendship. Jamukha declined, saying that there was only one sun in the sky and there could be only one Mongol leader. Temujin then had him killed in the most honourable fashion possible.
* When General Bernard Montgomery sacked Lt. General Lumsden after the Battle of El Alamein, the latter commented caustically: "this desert is not big enough to have two such shits in it as Monty and myself at the same time."