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->'''Sam''': Ed, Larry-- this is Lisa Sherborne from ''Vanity Fair''.\\
'''Lisa''': Which one's Ed, which one's Larry?\\
'''Ed and Larry (simultaneously)''': Doesn't matter.
-->-- ''Series/TheWestWing''

Two characters, usually in a school setting, to be the mundane GreekChorus. They may or may not be [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] and unlike the GreekChorus, they don't [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]] very often (if at all). They're completely ordinary... and no, we don't mean as in the OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, or the BadassNormal. They're ''[[{{Muggles}} ordinary]]''. Often the [[MuggleBestFriend best friends]] of the main character (who ''is'' an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent) before all the weirdness with aliens, robots, magic, demons, harems, etc.

[[SocialCircleFiller Some pairs become involved in the plot less and less as the series progresses]], especially [[CerebusSyndrome if the plot becomes more serious]]. Given what usually happens to people involved in the plot, it's probably for the best. However, it's not uncommon for Those Two Guys to also become [[EnsembleDarkHorse popular and even iconic characters]] in the series.

Their personalities usually sharply contrast, e.g. calm/hyper, jock/geek, etc., or their appearances contrast, e.g. short/tall, [[FatAndSkinny thin/fat]]... When they don't, they will be exactly the same. They might even wear CoordinatedClothes. Their names are often esoteric (either too complex or too simple to stand out), plus their non-involvement with the plot usually results in them being called "Those Two Guys". If part of a band of four, they will be paired with an Odd-Couple type, usually protagonist/narrator and a best-friend type. They will often split into two groups of two, usually with the two main characters having a profound (or at least more plot-relevant) conversation while the other two (usually the group dumb guy and the big guy/tough guy) do something contrastingly goofy, like roughhousing or mindless bullshitting (see Film/StandByMe or Film/GoodWillHunting , to name just two examples).

Occasionally, we get a LowerDeckEpisode from their point of view. Expect to ask someone who they are after a few episodes.

Compare the BetaCouple, HeterosexualLifePartners, TomboyAndGirlyGirl, SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan, StraightManAndWiseGuy, JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf and TheDividual. This trope may sometimes overlap with RedOniBlueOni trope (though that trope isn't always exclusive to the Those Two Guys trope). Despite the similar name, ThoseTwoBadGuys have ''very'' different personalities from Those Two Guys... even if they ''are'' bad guys. If there's only one of these guys in a romance-based series, he's likely a BromanticFoil. Also associated to members of a musical group who are not the FaceOfTheBand.

!!Example subpages

* ThoseTwoGuys/AnimeAndManga
* ThoseTwoGuys/{{Comics}}
* ThoseTwoGuys/AnimatedFilms
* ThoseTwoGuys/LiveActionFilms
* ThoseTwoGuys/{{Literature}}
* ThoseTwoGuys/LiveActionTV
* ThoseTwoGuys/{{Music}}
* ThoseTwoGuys/{{Theater}}
* ThoseTwoGuys/VideoGames
* ThoseTwoGuys/VisualNovels
* ThoseTwoGuys/WebComics
* ThoseTwoGuys/WesternAnimation

!!Other Examples


[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Sam and Naoko provide the human commentary in ''FanFic/TheReturn'' it's even Lampshaded how everyone else seems to get turned into a succubus but they've hung around the main character for half a million words so far and are still human and un-kidnappedd. When Sunshine reveals she is a succubus, they just look at each other and the loser pays the winner with an "I told you so".
* In the ProfessionalWrestling fanfiction TWE: The Next Generation "Rapid" Ricky Helix and Marcus Cross are just there to make Generation Now more threating. While Dax Din, Claymore Raters, Rena Myers, Nicholas Churchill and Zephyr Jones are more important to the whole story arch.
* In ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfiction focusing on Blaine and/or Dalton, Wes and David (frequently called [[PortmanteauCoupleName Wevid]] in-universe) often play this part.
* David Squall (Splashdown) and Edward Surge (Thunderhead) in ''FanFic/RiseOfTheGaleforces.''
* Blooey and Jerry in ''[[FanFic/PaperMarioX Paper Luigi X]]'', with Torque sometimes joining in.
* Ros and Guil in the ''FanFic/{{Horseshoes and Hand Grenades}}'' side-story ''Wheel of Fortune''. Notably they're only name this because no one else knows their real names. [[spoiler: Just like their namesakes, they get killed off.]]
* ''FanFic/MegaManRecut'' has Cut Man and Guts Man. Ring Man and Magnet Man are often found lazing about Skull Fortress together.
* ''FanFic/BetweenMinds'', (VideoGame/HalfLife/VideoGame/{{Portal}}) has Sam and Marcus, who have the short/tall, female/male balance, along with a bit of lampshade-hanging and comic relief.
-->'''Sam''': You might have to actually shoot something this time, big guy!\\
'''Marcus''': You might have to shut up.
* In ''Fanfic/NecessaryToWin'', there's Himeko and Mairu, two members of the Saunders tankery team, who sometimes share their commentary on various developments.
* In ''Fanfic/BoysUndSenshado'', there's Gunjin Hayate and Keiibin Kenji, two members of Shark Team. They're said to be friends with each other, and tend to show up together, but don't have much interactions with the rest of their crew, whether Akio and Masaru, or Heishi ([[TheFriendNobodyLikes whom the rest of their crew can't stand]]).
* FanFic/RealityChecksNyxverse has Lightning Blitz and Sundiver, the pair of pegasus Royal Guards assigned to discreetly watch over Twilight and Nyx. When the latter two ascend to the royal family in ''Alicornundrum'', Nyx specifically asks that the duo be assigned permanent duty as part of their guard contingent.
* The ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' universe treats Huginn and Muninn as this.
* In ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'', this sort of friendship rapidly develops between [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} Irma]] and [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Jade]].

[[folder:Ice Skating]]
* The name of the comedy skating team of "Frick and Frack" is sometimes used as a generic name for two interchangeable and/or dumb characters.

* The two trolls from ''Pinball/MedievalMadness''
* Bud and Buzz from ''Pinball/NoGoodGofers''.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The two bystanders of Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling were often Kinya Oyanagi and Kesen Numajiro.
* When not wrestling as a {{tag team}}, Minoru Fujita, Munenori Sawa and or Takafumi Ito tend to sit around and small talk with Ikuto Hidaka in Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1.
* Of the monster army waging war against Wrestling/FightingOperaHustle with designs on the entire wrestling industry should they conquer it were Commander An Jo and Private Shimada, who didn't take an active role in the fighting.
* While they eventually became competitors and brought in their title belts from Puerto Rico, La Amazona and La Morena initially served as the self appointed spokeswomen of Ring Warriors in 2012. True to the trope, they were even buddy buddy with longtime rival [[Wrestling/BlackRose La Rosa Negra]], who had already debuted proper and was an inaugural champion of the company.
* After losing their manager, AW, the Wrestling/PrimeTimePlayers eventually settled into this role when they weren't {{jobb|er}}ing. They could be found pretty much anywhere, be it breaking up fights in the locker room, cheering on Wrestling/MarkHenry during his [[KingPinInHisGym strongman demonstrations]], competing to woo Wrestling/TaminaSnuka...
* Wrestling/DGenerationX became this after it was reduced to just Wrestling/ShawnMichaels and Wrestling/TripleH, not that it affected their popularity.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' has two villainous variations: {{Sociopathic Soldier}}s Lt. Charles and Lt. Bravado, and [[GiantMook club bouncers]] Phobos and Deimos. The latter two do fulfill the physical contrast, with one being white and the other [[ScaryBlackMan black]].
* The elderly couple in ''WebAnimation/FairyFoxes''. Also, musical Fairy Foxes Yazzi and Jazzi.
* Mr. Bland and Señor Having a Little Trouble from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''. They both entered the Strongest Man in the World Contest... and only lasted a couple of seconds. They only have ''one line each''. Strong Bad jokingly explained their lack of appearances because they were "crushed by a falling Bubs' Concession Stand". Most of their appearances are in the cartoons poking fun at the creators' old drawing style. To a lesser extent, Coach Z and Bubs can often be seen hanging out together, and Strong Bad once somehow swapped their heads and bodies (the "[[{{Spoonerism}} Coach B/Zubs Project]]").
* Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/{{Batman}} are this in the ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' videos. Most of their appearances are both of them sitting in a diner, sometimes with a third superhero.
* Happyman and Green Monster from ''WebAnimation/RatboyGenius''. They almost never appear separately, are usually seen hanging out out at one or the other's house, [[HeterosexualLifePartners frequently ride double on a motorcycle together]], and even take a trip to Washington D.C. as a pair.
** Not to mention traveling to another planet together in the ShowWithinAShow.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries'' has Will and Kirsch in the first season, Danny and Kirsch in the second. [=LaFontaine=] and Perry also serve this purpose, [[spoiler: until Perry is possessed by the Dean in Season 2.]]
* ''WebVideo/CodeMENT'' features 2 Britannian soldiers who appear pretty much once per episode, usually ending in a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment of Funny]].
* The cinematographers, Carl & Quinn in Demo Reel.
* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Kami and Nail become this to Piccolo after they both [[SharingABody move into his head]] together (Nail had to move the pool table), unlike in the original series where they both just merged into his personality. They both alternately offer advice and snarky jabs at Piccolo as he does the fighting.
* Thalia Ruiz and Erasme in ''Literature/GreekNinja''.
* The two guys on the bench in WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded's ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VaTBklX408 spoof]].
* Gary and Dave from ''WebVideo/MiraiNikkiTheAbridgedSeries''. [[AmbiguouslyGay Dave]] mostly exasperated by Gary's more TransparentCloset moments.
* WebOriginal/TheSharkasmCrew has two outside members who come to tournaments, YEAH and 47. Downplayed in that they always make significant placements on the bracket.
* For Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, [[WebVideo/TheGameHeroes Handsome Tom and 8-Bit Mickey]] play this role in [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl the Year One Brawl]], WebVideo/{{Kickassia}} and WebVideo/SuburbanKnights.
* Greasy and Peeper, in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''.

-->'''[[JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf Statler]]''': I can't believe we haven't watched this show before!
-->'''[[TheStinger Waldorf]]''': I don't want to believe we have!
-->'''[[MemeticMutation Both]]''': Do-ho-ho-ho-hoh!