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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 08/17/2007

Friday List: Best Buddies

By Liz Kelly

Batman without Robin, Thelma without Louise, Paris without Nicole -- imagining one without the other is unthinkable. The fabric of the universe would unravel if, say, Laverne turned up at the Shotz brewery minus Shirley or Lenny busted through their basement apartment door without hetero lifemate Squiggy.

In short, these duos complete each other and our pop culture lexicon.

Today's Friday List comes to us courtesy of New York Magazine's excellent Culture Vulture blog, where editors recently compiled a list of the "15 Most Dynamic Duos in Pop Culture History."

The criteria:
"No sidekicks allowed! Buddies must be on an equal footing; so long Sancho Panza, Robin, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Romance is completely off the table, so off went Mulder and Scully, Lyra and Will, Fred and Ginger, and Ennis and Jack. And finally, the buddies must stand alone, not as part of some larger group of near-equal importance; adios to the Friends, the Honeymooners, the Flintstones, John and Paul, and Mick and Keef."

Their List:
15. Bialystock and Bloom... in "The Producers" (film, 1968; Broadway musical, 2001-2007; film musical, 2005)
14. Laverne and Shirley... in "Laverne & Shirley" (TV, 1976-1983)
13. Mike Nichols and Elaine May... in their stand-up and improvisational comedy career (1955-1961)
12. Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay... in "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" (book, 2000)
11. Calvin and Hobbes... in "Calvin and Hobbes" (comic strip, 1985-1995)
10. Riggs and Murtaugh... in "Lethal Weapon" (movie, 1987)
9. Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe... in Stir Crazy (movie, 1980)
8. Andre 3000 and Big Boi... on Outkast's Stankonia (album, 2001)
7. Bert and Ernie... on "Sesame Street" (TV show, 1969-present)
6. Vladimir and Estragon... in "Waiting for Godot" (play, 1952)
5. Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin... in the Aubrey-Maturin series (books, 1970-2004; movie, 2003)
4. Rick Todd and Eugene Fullstack... in "Artists and Models" (1955)
3. Thelma and Louise... in "Thelma & Louise" (movie, 1991)
2. Frodo and Sam... in "The Lord of the Rings" (books, 1954-1955; movies, 2001-2003)
1. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid... in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (movie, 1969)

My Additions:
1. Texas Bud and Texas Sissy... in "Urban Cowboy" (movie, 1980 and, yes, this breaks the "no romances" rule, but oh well)

2. Lenny Leonard and Carl Carlson... in "The Simpsons" (TV, 1989 - present)

3. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern... in "Hamlet" (play, 1602) and "Rosencratz and Guildenstern are Dead" (play, 1966 and movie, 1990)

4. Joseph "DJ Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels... on Run DMC's self-titled debut (album, 1984)

5. Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin... in Rex Stout's series of Nero Wolfe mysteries (books, 1934 - 1975)

6. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein... in their series of Post articles detailing the Watergate break-in (1972 - 2005)

Now, add your picks below...

By Liz Kelly  | August 17, 2007; 10:43 AM ET
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Comments

Harold & Kumar!

Posted by: ol | August 17, 2007 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Lucy and Ethel for the I Love Lucy

Posted by: MLF | August 17, 2007 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Nick and Nora Charles from Dashiell Hammett's"The Thin Man" (books and movie 1934)


Posted by: DAR | August 17, 2007 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Nick and Nora Charles from Dashiell Hammett's"The Thin Man" (books and movie 1934)


Posted by: DAR | August 17, 2007 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Dunno, Frodo and Sam seem to violate the "not part of equally famous group" rule. Maybe Bert and Ernie as well (as in the generic Sesame Street gang).

Posted by: dgc | August 17, 2007 10:57 AM | Report abuse

why would you put the dates for Woodstein as 1972-2005? have they worked together as recently as 2 years ago?

Posted by: SSMD | August 17, 2007 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Ron Jeremy and Little Ron Jeremy.

Posted by: byoolin | August 17, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Sherlock Holmes and Watson
Jeeves and Bertie
Elwood Dowd and Harvey
George and Lenny in Of Mice and Men
Anne of Green Gables and Diana Barry

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Davey and Goliath

Posted by: Lisa1 | August 17, 2007 11:02 AM | Report abuse

The two Coreys!

Posted by: I'm the head vampire | August 17, 2007 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Lennon and Ono

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 11:06 AM | Report abuse

SpongeBob and Patrick
Zack and Cody (from Suite Life)

Posted by: Brooklyn | August 17, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Well, not to toss in TREK stuff three lists in a row, but...

Kirk and Spock

Posted by: Margo | August 17, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Lennon and Ono break the rommance rule. And Frodo and Sam in the books Sam was kinda like Frodo's manservant right? In the movies though I'd buy it.

Posted by: hey | August 17, 2007 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Will and Grace from 'Will and Grace'.
And I also think that Frodo and Sam where not on equal footing.

Posted by: Carmen | August 17, 2007 11:14 AM | Report abuse

You don't seem to have read Don Quixote. Sancho is no mere sidekick.

Posted by: la española | August 17, 2007 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt in Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

Cousin Larry and Balki Bartokomous in Perfect Strangers

Timon and Pumba in the Lion King

Posted by: sjcpeach | August 17, 2007 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Jack and Karen from Will and Grace

Posted by: also! | August 17, 2007 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I dunno about Woodward & Bernstein - Woodward kind of stands on his own now.

Posted by: h3 | August 17, 2007 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I'm on the last book of The Dark Materials trilogy... and now I know Lyra & Will get together. Argh.

Posted by: Lyra & Will | August 17, 2007 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I asked my stepdaughter and she said, "that guy, in that movie, you know? And that other guy."

So, them.

Posted by: byoolin | August 17, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

george burns and gracie allen
jay and silent bob
rick blaine and louis renault
toby zeigler and sam seaborn ("the west wing")

i would also argue that chandler and joey stood out among the friends for their hetero-life partnership...

Posted by: devra | August 17, 2007 11:22 AM | Report abuse

How can you leave off Hope and Crosby? The buddy movie was invented for them, and the first few were great.

Posted by: groundhogdayguy | August 17, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

I can't believe nobody has said Laurel and Hardy!

Abbott and Costello as well.

Posted by: Doug Wann | August 17, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

DJ Run and DMC? Aren't we forgetting Jam Master Jay(RIP)? They were a total three piece act.

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker
Jack and Meg White. They're not married anymore so that counts, right?
Sting and his ego.

Posted by: EricS | August 17, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in 48 Hours

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the Dark Materials spoiler!(yes, that was sarcasm)

Jay and Silent Bob

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Charlie Brown and Linus Van Pelt.

Fozzy and Kermit in The Muppet Movie.

Posted by: WDC | August 17, 2007 11:26 AM | Report abuse

R2-D2 & C-3PO.

Posted by: 23112 | August 17, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Luke and Lorelai (Gilmore Girls)

Posted by: Emma | August 17, 2007 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Robert Redford & Paul Newman as Johnny Hooker & Henry Gondorff in The Sting.

Posted by: tilibreak | August 17, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Isaac Hayes and David Porter (I don't who they are, but my Dad said they were great)

Posted by: cecila | August 17, 2007 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Llyod and Harry - Dumb and Dumber

Wayne and Garth - Wayne's World

Posted by: JR | August 17, 2007 11:43 AM | Report abuse

tilibreak - good call!

You mentioned them in your intro, but - Batman and Robin didn't make the list? The list is named the Dynamic Duo - didn't the term originate with them?

Posted by: BLE | August 17, 2007 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Dudley Moore and Peter Cook

Posted by: I'm Bedazzled | August 17, 2007 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Farley & Spade

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Pete and Berg-Two guys and a girl
Maverick and Goose-Top Gun
Dante Hicks and Randal Graves-Clerks
Jay and Silent Bob (I know they are associated with other larger groups but for the most part they act on their own)

Posted by: michael | August 17, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Han Solo and Chewbacca

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Han Solo and Chewbacca

Posted by: rachel | August 17, 2007 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Oscar & Felix from the Odd Couple

Posted by: MLF | August 17, 2007 12:05 PM | Report abuse

What about Cliff and Norm from Cheers?

Posted by: nemeria | August 17, 2007 12:05 PM | Report abuse

C-3P0 & R2D2 form Star Wars

Posted by: MLF | August 17, 2007 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Captain America and The Falcon
Power Man and Iron Fist
World's Finest: Batman and Superman
Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble
Dick Cheney and Satan

Posted by: Gonger | August 17, 2007 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski

Posted by: best fiends | August 17, 2007 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Luke and Lorelai dont count due to rommance but I think Lorelai and Rory should. There isnt a ban on family right?

Posted by: gilmore | August 17, 2007 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Turk and J.D. on "Scrubs"

Christina and Meredith on "Grey's Anatomy"

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 12:10 PM | Report abuse

to BLE: Batman and Robin don't count under the sidekick rule.

Posted by: answer | August 17, 2007 12:11 PM | Report abuse

The Teds from Office Space

Posted by: michael | August 17, 2007 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Green Lantern & Green Arrow

Posted by: Gonger | August 17, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Wayne & Garth...
Or was Garth more of a sidekick?

Derek Jeter and A-Rod
Joe Montana & Jerry Rice
Misty May and Kerri Walsh
I follow sports more than Hollyweird, I'm afraid

Chris Knight & Mitch Taylor (Real Genius)

...I know, I'm stretching it here... but it's 12:20pm, you guys got all the good ones!)

Posted by: SportsLady | August 17, 2007 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer in Two and A Half Men

Tubbs and Crocker, Miami Vice

McNulty and Bunk in The Wire

Posted by: b | August 17, 2007 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Its the Bobs, not the Teds from Office Space!

I'd say Josh and Sam, not Toby and Sam from The West Wing.

Posted by: Froggy Bottom | August 17, 2007 12:28 PM | Report abuse

cheech and chong!

Posted by: 1234 | August 17, 2007 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Ponch and John from CHiPs
Bo and Luke Duke
Cagney and Lacey

Posted by: fraulein | August 17, 2007 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Trent and Mikey from Swingers
Gary and Wyatt from Weird Science
John and Jeremy from Wedding Crashers

Posted by: paulj | August 17, 2007 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Edie and Patsy from "Absolutely Fabulous."

Posted by: POS | August 17, 2007 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines from Running Scared

Posted by: theory | August 17, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Harold and Kumar

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Wait, don't Bert and Ernie break the romance rule too?

Turner and Hooch

Posted by: Dorothy's Street | August 17, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Superman & Batman (yes, I know they're both part of the JLA, but they were a duo before that).

Posted by: Joseph J. Finn | August 17, 2007 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Andy Taylor and Barney Fife
Rod Serling and his Chesterfields
David Spade and Chris Farley in Tommy Boy

Posted by: jelo | August 17, 2007 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Steve Martin and John Candy in Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 12:46 PM | Report abuse

b, it's Tubbs & CROCKETT, not Crocker, unless Betty has a friend we didn't know about.

Fred & Barney , Wilma & Betty or the Flintstones & the Rubbles

Lucy & Ethel, Ricky & Fred, or the Ricardos & the Mertzes

Posted by: Bored @ home | August 17, 2007 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Elliott and E.T.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Mike Nichols and Elaine May should OWN that list.

But I'll add Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser from ONLY the first season (the rest was total garbage) of "Mad About You."

And Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as Canadian brothers and TV-show hosts Bob and Doug McKenzie. Get out hosebag!

Last, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders as the hilarious British comedy team (you have to YouTube their parody of Harry Potter) French and Saunders. The BEST.

Posted by: td | August 17, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Inigo Montoya & Fezzik

Bo & Luke Duke

Gene Weingarten & Liz Kelly


Posted by: Anon | August 17, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

OK, husband is shouting names at me:

Big Jim McBob and Billy Sol Hurok (?)
Bob and Doug McKenzie
Phil and Don Everly
Louis Prima and Keely Smith

These are his not mine. I can't think of any more that someone else didn't name already, although "Dick Cheney and Satan" made me do a dry spit take.

Posted by: Margo | August 17, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

SNL's Ace and Gary of the Ambiguously Gay Duo (expertly voiced by Stephen Colbert and Steve Carrell). You could argue it breaks the romance rule, but I think ambiguity covers that.

Posted by: KT | August 17, 2007 1:11 PM | Report abuse

oh, and maybe Martin and Lewis.

Posted by: KT | August 17, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Starsky and Hutch

Posted by: DC | August 17, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

how can abbott and costello not be on here?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 1:21 PM | Report abuse

I would add: Lucy & Ethel (i "I Love Lucy"); Hugh Laurie & Stephen Frye (in anything they did); and Newman & Redford (in both The Sting and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid).

Posted by: lck | August 17, 2007 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Mork and Mindy

Posted by: Happy Days | August 17, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin

Posted by: CJB | August 17, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Liz and Gene are a couple, Anon, clearly

Posted by: no romances | August 17, 2007 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Posted by: Boris n Natasha | August 17, 2007 1:35 PM | Report abuse

How soon they forget Buck Owens and Roy Clark...

"I'm a'pickin'..."

"...and I'm a grinnin'!"

Posted by: Max | August 17, 2007 1:39 PM | Report abuse

What about the Blues Brothers - Jake & Elwood?!

Posted by: boston liz | August 17, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Penn and Teller
Hurley and Charlie (Lost)

Posted by: Jenny | August 17, 2007 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Did some one say Shaggy and Scooby?
And Cheney and Satan breaks the romance rule, fer sure.

Posted by: POS | August 17, 2007 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Andy Dufresne and Red

Posted by: shawshank | August 17, 2007 2:04 PM | Report abuse

George and Yortuck Festrunk - Two Wild and Crazy Guys!

Posted by: Meet me at the nearest National monument.... | August 17, 2007 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Hawkeye and Trapper John from MASH!

Posted by: Celeb Watcher | August 17, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Kathy Bates and James Caan. Can't recall the name of the movie right now.

Posted by: snoootty | August 17, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Bones and Booth from "Bones"
House and Wilson from "House"
Bart and Milhouse from "Simpsons"

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Itchy & Scratchy
Their Inspirations: Tom & Jerry
Marvin & Tammi
Zager & Evans
Big & Little Enos
Tenspeed & Brownshoe

Posted by: Terry | August 17, 2007 2:46 PM | Report abuse

timmy and lassie

isaac hayes and david porter is a good one... they teamed up to write some great tunes and are a big part of the Stax legend.


bored: sorry bout that, it was right b4 lunch and i was thinking food.

Posted by: b | August 17, 2007 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Bob and Ray

Posted by: dry & old | August 17, 2007 3:07 PM | Report abuse

BOB: re td's 12:58 - It's not 'hosebag,' hosehead, it's hosehead. You are such a hosehead, eh.

DOUG: So, our topic today is, like, hoseheads. And doughnuts, eh. Doughnut-loving hoseheads.

BOB: Give me one of those doughnuts. And don't hog all the beer, hoser.

Posted by: bob and doug byoolin | August 17, 2007 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Donnie and Marie

A little bit country and a little bit rock and roll . . .

Posted by: Kelli | August 17, 2007 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice.

Posted by: byoolin | August 17, 2007 3:17 PM | Report abuse

i cant believe this...

"imagining one without the other is unthinkable. The fabric of the universe would unravel..... In short, these duos complete each other and our pop culture lexicon"

it's the middle of the afternoon and no one has said:

Ren and Stimpy

*sigh*
(headin to the basement to get my happy hat)

Posted by: Quintilus Varus | August 17, 2007 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves)...and their Excellent Adventures.

How could people of a certain age not include
Huntley and Brinkley?

Good night, David. Good night, Chet.

Finally,
George W Bush and his Brain, his personal Boy Wonder, Turd Blossom Himself, Karl Rove.

Posted by: Mister Methane | August 17, 2007 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Hey Quintilus, when you pick up your happy hat, don't forget the Log.

"What rolls down stairs alone or in pairs
Rolls over your neighbor's dog?
What's great for a snack and fits on your back?
It's Log, Log, Log!

It's Log, Log, it's big, it's heavy, it's wood.
It's Log, Log, it's better than bad, it's good!
Everyone wants a log! You're gonna love it, Log!
Come on and get your log! Everyone needs a Log!"

Posted by: Mister Methane | August 17, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone remember GREEN ACRES?? I submit...

Alf and Ralph.

Posted by: Brian | August 17, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

John Crichton and Aeryn Sun (from Farscape)

Posted by: CJB | August 17, 2007 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Tweety and Sylvester
Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd
Coyote and Road Runner

Posted by: CJB | August 17, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Glad to see someone shouted out for Big Jim McBob and Billy Sol Hurok... "May the good lord take a likin' to ya and blow ya up reeeeal goood!"

Another one from SCTV: Stan and Yosh Schmenge.

Posted by: Max | August 17, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

John Crichton and Aeryn Sun (from Farscape)

I know some will say this should be disqualified because of romance, but for most of the series they avoided it and were just allies.

Posted by: CJB | August 17, 2007 3:38 PM | Report abuse

thank you, Quintilus! I was thinking of Ren and Stimpy too, but you beat me to it.

Posted by: thank yew | August 17, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

How about:
Jack and Tyler?

Posted by: Fight Club | August 17, 2007 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't Lenny & Carl also violate the "No Romance" rule?

And there's one "oldie" set of buddies I don't recall seeing on anybody's list:
Hope & Crosby

Posted by: VoR | August 17, 2007 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and one more:
Buzz Lightyear & Woody

Posted by: VoR | August 17, 2007 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Connor & Murphy MacManus - Boondock Saints

Michael Moore & The Hamburgaler - I guess twins don't really count!

Posted by: Iwatsu | August 17, 2007 3:57 PM | Report abuse

And another:
Agents K & J -- Men in Black

Okay, I'll stop now.

Posted by: VoR | August 17, 2007 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday from "Tombstone" God, I love Val Kilmer.

Posted by: Mad Mardigan | August 17, 2007 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Cher & her many wigs

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Simon and Garfunkel

Mark Anthony and Julius Ceaser

Jesus and Judas

The Dude and Walter

Posted by: l8yf8 | August 17, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Page and Plant. I know, there were other band members. I'm just sayin'...

I second Jake and Ellwood.

If the romance restriction didn't apply, Nick and Nora Charles would have this thing locked up.

Posted by: musicgeek | August 17, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus from Rome
Harry Potter and Ron Weasly
Barbara Hershey and Bette Midler from Beaches

And now for something really nerdy. . .
Atrayu and Artex from the Neverending Story

Posted by: Charlietown | August 17, 2007 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Jules and Vincent!
("Pulp Fiction")

Posted by: Royale with Cheese | August 17, 2007 4:34 PM | Report abuse

One more...

Jim West and Artemis Gordon

(I'd go with Lassie and Timmy, but alas whereas Lassie most certainly gets into the Comet Club, Timmy is likely relegated to the Sidekick Lounge - along with the other 'sixteen year old orphans with backgrounds in the circus, a thirst for adventure, and full, pouting red lips.')

Posted by: Quintilus Varus | August 17, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

John Steed and Emma Peel.

/thread

Posted by: karmadrome | August 17, 2007 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Green Lantern/Green Arrow were the number one team during the late sixties and early seventies. Without them, the concept of 'relevance' in comics would not have been possible. In that vein, I suppose I should add Neal Adams and Dick Giordano, the writers/artists of the short-lived and influential run......

Posted by: Marrone | August 17, 2007 5:10 PM | Report abuse

I also forgot about....

Captain America and the Falcon

Posted by: Marrone | August 17, 2007 5:14 PM | Report abuse

-Beavis and Butthead
-Fezzik and Inigo, for sure.
-Bruce Willis and the dad from "Family Matters" in "Die Hard"

Posted by: ASinMoCo | August 17, 2007 5:21 PM | Report abuse

too many people with no musical taste in here... come on people - how can you forget Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 5:26 PM | Report abuse

My favorite...Ben & Jerry

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

For the tag team with the greatest impact on American culture - one really need look no further than Smith and Wesson. Without that duo - Dre and Tupac would be asking 'would you like fries with that?'

Posted by: Sarah L Winchester | August 17, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

the Hippies from the Amazing Race

Posted by: Tabby | August 17, 2007 6:38 PM | Report abuse

if Agents J and K can make the list, would "M" and "Q" qualify? It is a rare Bond-film that does not have them...

Posted by: hey VoR | August 17, 2007 8:20 PM | Report abuse

J.D. and Turk from Scrubs for sure. I mean come on, they gave the world "Guy Love," which is basically the anthem for all of these pairings!

And I also second Jake and Ellwood. My world really did implode when I learned they tried make a new pairing with John Goodman. It wasn't even close to the same.

How about Simon and Garfunkel? I know they broke up and hate each other and that Simon went on to have a pretty decent solo career, but still. Neither of them alone or with other people will ever beat out Simon and Garfunkel.

Posted by: Scrubber | August 17, 2007 9:24 PM | Report abuse

I don't have anything to add--but I did find it amusing that Lyra and Will (I assume from the whole His Dark Materials Trilogy) were on the not allowed list---(if you've read the books you know what i mean)

Posted by: PC | August 17, 2007 10:50 PM | Report abuse

I don't have anything to add--but I did find it amusing that Lyra and Will (I assume from the whole His Dark Materials Trilogy) were on the not allowed list---(if you've read the books you know what i mean)

Posted by: PC | August 17, 2007 10:50 PM | Report abuse

walter mathhau and jack lemmon (great duo as both the odd couple and grumpy old men)

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2007 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Mick and Keef.

Posted by: Sharon | August 18, 2007 3:26 AM | Report abuse

Tyler Durden and "Jack" from "Fight Club"!
Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Roger Daltry and Pete Townsend
Jacen and Jaina (Han Solo and Leia's kids)

(all credit for the above given to my girlfriend K.)

Posted by: Yes! | August 18, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Tyler Durden and "Jack" from "Fight Club"!
Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Roger Daltry and Pete Townsend
Jacen and Jaina (Han Solo and Leia's kids)

(all credit for the above given to my girlfriend K.)

Posted by: Yes! | August 18, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

ariel and flounder

Posted by: Anonymous | August 18, 2007 3:07 PM | Report abuse

lennon and mccartney

Posted by: m | August 18, 2007 5:30 PM | Report abuse

ummmm . . . Dudley Dooright and his Horse

Posted by: Fairfax | August 18, 2007 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Re: bob and doug byoolin | August 17, 2007 03:10 PM

I stand corrected, hosehead! And bravo to those who love Big Jim McBob and Billy Sol Hurok! "I'm Brooke Shields -- my mom said you can't blow me up!" BOOM

Posted by: td | August 18, 2007 9:33 PM | Report abuse

"Meryl... you're always cryin'... but you never blowed up!"

A few more I thought of:

Sid Caesar and Imogene Coco
Tim Conway and Harvey Corman
Archie and Edith Bunker

A really obscure one:
The Two Ronnies
(does anyone but me remember that show?)

And finally, one of my all-time favorite buddy pairings, the clown princes of surf rock: JAN AND DEAN.


Posted by: Max | August 19, 2007 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Jay and Silent Bob

Posted by: jnvb123 | August 20, 2007 9:45 AM | Report abuse

No one mentioned Otter and Boone from "Animal House?" I'm shocked!

Posted by: KLeewrite | August 20, 2007 10:19 AM | Report abuse

byoolin and his hand
Dirty Harry and his 44 Mag

Posted by: DCer | August 20, 2007 10:28 AM | Report abuse

grizzly man and his favorite friend, "chocolate bear."

(NOT the bear that ultimately ate him.)

Posted by: sarita | August 20, 2007 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Ratso Rizzo & Joe Buck
Vincent & Jules from Pulp Fiction

Posted by: gman | August 20, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Barney and Andy

Mary and Rhoda

Ralph Kramden and Norton

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

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