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Il Vecchi- Pantalone
- "Mr Big Pants"
- a wealthy, miserly old man, usually lecherous
- ie. Mr Burns from "The Simpsons"
Il Vecchi- Dottore
- "The Doctor"
- a smug, know-it-all professor, who really knows nothing
Il Vecchi- Capitano
- "The Captain"
- a boasting, bragging macho soldier, who is actually a coward underneath. Usually has a long, absurdly pretentious name
Il Zanni- Arlecchino
- the nimble, acrobatic, tricky servant
- childlike, sometimes not too bright, but usually wins out in the end
- ie. Bart from "The Simpsons"
Il Zanni- Brighella
- the tough-guy servant, a good liar, always out for himself
Il Zanni- Columbina
- "Little Dove"
- the wisecracking maid, usually the smartest character. Flirtatious and playful, she was usually the servent/best-friend/confidante to the leading lady, and sometimes Archlecchino's girlfriend
- the lovers were known by various names -- popular choice were Flavio for the boy, and Isabella for the girl
- wore fashionable clothes, and no masks