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"Marcia's number. Probably a phony one, too. I must have been outta my mind to ask for that." "
— Two-Bit while walking with Ponyboy and Johnny after the movies in The Outsiders, page 46
Keith "Two-Bit" Mathews
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Gang Greasers
Born June 20, 1947[1]
Family Members *Mrs.Matthews
Friends Sodapop Curtis, Ponyboy Curtis, Steve Randle, Dallas Winston, Johnny Cade, Darry Curtis
Relationships Kathy
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Portrayed By Emilio Estevez


The joker of Ponyboy’s group. Two-Bit, an 18-year-old greaser whose real name is Keith, is a extreme wisecracker who regularly shoplifts. He prizes his sleek black-handled switchblade; A result of wandering aimlessly around a hardware store for two hours. He instigates the hostilities between the Socs and the Greasers by flirting with Marcia, the girlfriend of a Soc named Randy. He gets drunk a lot and always needs alcohol in his system to fight without getting scared. Even though his personality is bright, he knows how to act in a tragic or dire situation. Two-Bit is seen to like Mickey Mouse, for he wears shirts with Mickey on it, and in the movie, he watched the show along with Steve.

References and Citations

  1. Revealed by S.E Hinton
  2. Revealed page 43
  3. Revealed page 43

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