->'''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.
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* 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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* 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 ''[[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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* Inverted in ''The Frisco Kid'': "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.
* ''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.

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* 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/AsianSaga''
--> 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.
* GoreVidal's ''Burr'': Aaron Burr says that once he learned what 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."

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* ''{{Series/MASH}}'': A character says this while fighting over a Sears catalogue with another character.
* ''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 ''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 ''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 Spike has returned to Sunnydale and fumes, "Doesn't he know this is ''my'' town?"

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* Music/{{Sparks}}' breakthrough hit in the UK was a 1974 single called "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us". According to TheOtherWiki, the song originally was going to be full of [[TVTropes TVTro...]]--um, I mean movie clichés.

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* ''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 ''{{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.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''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.
-->'''DoctorDoom''': ''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.

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

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* ''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!
* ''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!''
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