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Mar 10th 2010 at 11:04:20 PM •••

I admit I'm not sure why there's a cut request for this. Is it because the description is so short? It happens to be one of the oldest tropes on this site, dating back to when there was no separate "examples" list in tropes...which is why, when they're seperated out instead of part of a monologue, there barely seems to be any there there.

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FastEddie MOD
Mar 10th 2010 at 11:31:31 PM •••

Yep. It's just short. It's valid trope with good example evidence. Cut request declined.

Mar 11th 2010 at 7:19:45 PM •••

Most of the examples come off more as "a pair of characters who often use catchphrases" than "a pair of young slackers who provide a steady stream of neologistic slang for America's youth". The title doesn't help.

Mar 12th 2010 at 3:52:54 AM •••

Should we change the description to fit the trope then? Since, the description is overly American centric. Just read the page again, and neologistic and American are unnecessary caveats that lead this page to be The Same But More Specific about itself. Laurel and Hardy would be on here, if it weren't for that neologistic caveat. Japanese comedy performers probably use this style as well, but they're not American. Redo the description so it includes such things, I say.

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Apr 10th 2014 at 12:28:28 PM •••

But is "a pair of characters who use catchphrases" a trope?

And if it is, should we have another page for "A pair of characters like Bill and Ted or Jay and Silent Bob"?

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