And dang if those same Big Three Existentialist tenets don't pop up in Waiting For Godot . This is, after all, a play about Didi and Gogo, who wait every. single. day. for a guy named Godot to arrive (hence the "great deadener" bit). This is a play about guys who can't wrap their heads around the fact that they don't have to wait for Godot (they think they have no choice). And, finally, Waiting For Godot makes us uncomfortably aware about the very thin line that separates the normal (say, taking off your shoes) and the absurd (say, taking off your shoes multiple times in a row).