Chicken Fight

I was going to draw Hodor and Hagrid carrying their respective semi-motionless boy-bodies around, but I decided they should be having a bit more fun.

COMMENTERS: Who are your favorite fictional duo or team to fall into the “behemoth and small person” trope? I can think of tons of examples from comic books proper, but not that many from film and TV. Maybe you recall some obscure one’s that I don’t.

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  1. Well, there's Danny Devito & Arnold in Twins, though I wouldn't really say that's my favorite…Fezzik & Vizzini also come to mind.

  2. Yikes! Hagrid has a right hand on his left arm!
    Geez, maybe I should go back and watch the movies more closely . . . . ?

  3. Back in the 80's Sting did a remake of "The Bride of Frankenstein" called "The Bride," with himself as Frankenstein, Jennifer Beals ("Fame") as the bride, and Clancy Brown (the Kuuuurigan from "Highlander") as Frankenstein's monster.

    So the monster escapes, runs into David Rappaport ("Willow"), and they head off and join a circus, which is awesome.

    So Clancy Brown as Frankenstein's monster and David Rappaport as the 'smallest man in the world', Renaldo, are my absolute favourite "behemoth and small person" duo.

    It's a great film, too. I really should get a copy of it. I think I do have it, actually, but on VHS, which is no use to anyone these days, especially when it's a 20+-year-old VHS tape.

  4. MASTER BLASTER!!!
    mostly just because i like the concept of bungee gladiators, also because MASTER BLASTER!!!!

  5. Fezzik and Inigo Montoya! Andre the Giant wins everything.
    "Go away or I'll call the Brute Squad."
    "I'm on the Brute Squad."
    "You *are* the Brute Squad!"

  6. I don't know what any of this is, and therefore do not get it. Something about Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. I guess I have some reading to do. =

  7. That's a somewhat Stark comparison, jOEL.

    Well, there's George & Lenny in "Of Mice and Men", the obvious modern archetype that inspired (among a LOT of other stuff), Tex Avery's George & Junior http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_and_Junior

    Of course, once you get into cartoon fictional duos, I MUST point out
    Rocky & Bullwinkle
    Ren & Stimpy
    Beany & Cecil
    Yogi Bear & Boo Boo (which leads into umpteen Hanna-Barbera duos)
    Pinky & the Brain
    and maybe The Tick & Arthur

    • "Well, there's George & Lenny in "Of Mice and Men""

      Ooh! That's a clever one. Im sure youre right that it's one of the original examples, but I didnt think of it, so kudos.

      • Laurel & Hardy where around the same time Of Mice and Men was published. I wonder if it was a factor? We'll never know.

  8. Do Krang and his big mech body suit count? I always thought of the suit as its own character.

    Or Donk and the little guy in Crocodile Dundee 2.

    But most importantly, The Iron Giant and Hogarth Hughes.

    • "Do Krang and his big mech body suit count?"

      They do now.

      Iron Giant was certainly on my mind when I came up with this question.

    • Hmmm… Since Dr. F. certainly doesnt have a diminished size compared to Rocky (other than where muscles are concerned), Im not sure if those count or not. Maybe I just dont think of Rocky as being that big compared to some of the other examples.

  9. – The kids from "The Mighty"
    – Madmartigen and Willow Ufgood
    – Reepicheep and Crew from Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    – Eustace and Puddleglum from the Silver Chair
    – Frankenstein and Renaldo from The Bride
    – Chunk and Sloth from Goonies
    – Quick Draw and BabaLouie
    – Chester and Spike (the dogs from Looney Tunes)

  10. – Beany and Cecil
    – Grape Ape and Beegle Beagle
    – Frankenstein Jr. and Buzz Conroy

    And not quite so big and little
    – Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy

  11. Cameron and Raistlin
    Collosus Wolverine or Collosus & Shadowcat for two different types of big/small dynamics
    similarly Wulfgar paired in different scenes with Drizzt/Catti-Brie/Bruenor (ah, my misspent youth)
    Optimus Prime and Bumblebee
    Hellboy & Abe Sapien
    Batman (sometimes) and Robin
    Baldy & Shorty from Skullkickers

  12. Nunu from League of Legends and that worthless snowball-thrower on his back. Or is Nunu the kid? It isn't very explicit…

  13. Pipsqueak and The Duke from Avatar: The Last Airbender!

    (This is my first comment ever on HE and I hope no one mentioned them yet so that I'm not squandering it.)

  14. Wolverine and Colossus, Fastball special anyone? The Thing and Mr Fantastic, though more before they got their powers. And of course, The Tick and Arthur.

  15. How about Spike and the Gen 1 Transformers? (Pick one, except for Bumblebee/Goldbug, because he was like the Transformers version of Spike).

  16. I am going to throw Alejandro Jodorowsky's 'El Topo' into the mix. A cowboy with no arms carries a gunslinger with no legs. Check it out. Only not drunk as that makes your head hurt.

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