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Mister X and Mister Y
A couple of gentlemen, whose last names are X and Y, exchange polite banter, in which they frequently call each other "Mister X" and "Mister Y."

Often done by Those Two Guys or Those Two Bad Guys. (Our self-demonstrating description for Those Two Bad Guys does this.)


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  • In Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Scanty and Kneesocks have a female variant on this, addressing each other as "Scanty-san" and "Kneesocks-san". They're sisters, so it serves to emphasize just how exaggeratedly formal they like to be. (Among other things.)

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  • The song "Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean" by Ed Gallagher and Al Shean. Probably the Trope Maker; certainly the exchange "Absolutely, Mr. Gallagher?" — "Positively, Mr. Shean" became a popular meme.

  • In The Golden Apple, shifty stockbrokers Mister Scylla (played by the same actor as Menelaus) and Mister Charybdis (alias Hector) do a pastiche of the Gallagher and Shean number.
  • In 1776, when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson are arguing over who will write the Declaration of Independence they refer to each other as Mr. A and Mr. J.
  • Classic Vaudeville Schtick: e.g. Mr. Bones and Mr. Jones, done by such as... Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean.

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  • Fur Fighters has two villains, Mr. Grr and Mr. Argh, a parody of Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd who also happen to be conjoined twins.

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alternative title(s): Mr X And Mr Y
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