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It is an old story,
But for me, new.
Two have the same beloved —
Namely, you.
Death, Elisabeth

"It's the old, old story: Droid meets Droid, Droid becomes Chameleon, Droid loses Chameleon, Chameleon turns into Blob, Droid gets Blob back again, Blob meets Blob, Blob goes off with Blob, and Droid loses Blob, Chameleon, and Droid. How many times have we seen that story?"
Kryten, Red Dwarf

Torn between two lovers
Feeling like a fool
Loving both of you is breaking all the rules
Mary McGregor, "Torn Between Two Lovers"

Angela: "My worst breakup was actually two breakups. Two different men. I was in love with both of them and when things went bad they had a duel over me."
Oscar: "Yeah, Dwight and Andy. We were here."
Angela: "No, this was years ago when I was living in Ohio. John Mark and John David."
Oscar: "Angela, you had two sets of different men actually duel over you?"

A one-woman man's what I wanna be
Stay by her side so faithfully
I would if I could
But it's just no good
'Cause there's two perfect girls for me!
Brock, "Two Perfect Girls", from the album Totally Pokémon

Abed: Mariah, my name is Abed Nadir. My associate, Troy Barnes.
Troy: Charmed, I'm sure.
Mariah: Are you the guys that keep staring at me and intermittently yelling out 'books!'?
Troy: The very same. We're both interested in taking you to the Valentines dance — but, we are also best friends with each other.
Abed: It is of utmost importance we protect that friendship from the stresses of courting you, so we're trying to be as direct and above-board about this as possible.
Troy: Will you go to the dance with one of us — and if so, which one? [Abed gestures in a 'your move' fashion to Mariah]
Mariah: ... We need to get something straight here. This is the cutest thing that's ever happened to me. [Troy and Abed high five] But — I don't know either one of you.
Abed: Give us a moment. [Troy and Abed turn away from her and discuss amongst themselves briefly] New proposal — get to know us at the dance and decide which of us you'd like to see again.
Mariah: Okay. Deal.

You know the trouble with you lot? You're in love with the wrong people!
Mrs Patmore, to Daisy, Alfred, and Ivy, Downton Abbey

Ran & Shizuki: We'd like to leave the decision to you, mother! Which one of is suitable as Tamaryu's life partner?
Seren: Hm? But when I heard your story, isn't there something off about your reasoning? The fox wants to be Tamaryu's wife. And Ran-tan wants Tamaryu as a wife.
Ran & Shizuki: Yes! ...Huh?
Seren: I knew it. Then it's settled. Fox becomes Tamaryu's wife, and Ran-tan receives Tamaryu as a wife.
Shizuki: T-Then if I receive Ran-chan as a wife, it's all fair.
Ran: Please make me happy...
Tamaryu: Let's think about this calmly! Can we all realize this story is getting even crazier!? And where's my say!?
Rakurakutei Ramen's Karin-dou 4koma (2011-05-02)

"... [T]he oldest story in the world: Two men. One woman. Trouble."
Dana Scully, The X-Files

Mikage: You sinful man... toying with the love of those two maidens.
Alto: What?!
Mikage: A man like you has no right to pass judgment on me.
Alto: ...
Mikage: Hm? Are you aware of that...? Then, you too shall fall into darkness alongside me...
Alto: I'll pass!
Mikage: Oh...?
Alto: I won’t listen to a man who's given in to heartache and to hate!
Alto: What I have to do now, above all else, is rescue Sheryl and Ranka and protect our world!
Mikage: So you're just going to dodge the issue?
Alto: My heart'll make that choice...none of this is your business!!
Third Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-hen

Eric: We're just rooting for you Mr. Feeny, why won't you make your move?
Mr. Feeny: Eric, in a world that is not run by savages, there is such a thing as decorum. Now, decorum would suggest that a gentleman allow a lady to resolve an old relationship before he engages in a new one.
Eric: Yes, but see you're already in a new relationship. You're in a triangle, Feeny! [Makes a square as he says triangle] And take it from someone who has been in a triangle before, he who hesitates is lost. RACHEL!

Ever since the very beginning, there's been three people in this relationship. You, me, and Barry.
Eddie to Iris, The Flash (2014)

"It's a pleasure to finally meet the competition."

Two men fought for the sake of a single woman. Though indeed foolish, it was a tale as old as time.
Dies Irae ~Interview with Kaziklu Bey~


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