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
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Anime & Manga
- 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.)
Films — Live-Action
- 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.
- 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.
- Sam and Fuzzy has several instances of these. The two highest ranking assassins in the Ninja Mafia have names like this which often pair together. The first we see are Mr. Blank and Mr. Black. The two most recent are literally Mr. X and Mr. Y.