Monday, May 04, 2009

TV's Best Duos

When fellow TV blogger and friend Scooter McGavin from Scooter McGavin's 9th Green asked me to take part in his quest to find the best duos on TV, I excitedly and carefully poured over my list. He collected mine and the lists of several other bloggers and came up with a final collection of the top 25. Here is the final list:

(My Picks are in bold)

1. Coach Eric and Tami Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
2. Liz Lemon and Jack Donagy (30 Rock)
3. Sheldon Cooper Ph.D. and Penny (The Big Bang Theory)
4. Jim Halpert and Dwight Shrute (The Office)
5. Patty Hewes and Ellen Parsons (Damages)
6. Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan and Special Agent Seeley Booth (Bones)
7. Emerson Cod and Olive Snook (Pushing Daisies)
8. Blair Waldolf and Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl)
9. Shawn Spencer and Burton “Gus” Guster (Psych)
10. Chuck Bartowski and Special Agent Sarah Walker (Chuck)
11. Sam and Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
12. Marc St. James and Amanda Tannen (Ugly Betty)
13. Barney Stinson and Ted Mosbey (How I Met Your Mother)
14. Bill Adama and Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)
15. Landry Clark and Tyra Colette (Friday Night Lights)
16. Ben Linus and John Locke (Lost)
17. John “J.D.” Dorian M.D. and Dr. Christopher Turk (Scrubs)
18. Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton (True Blood)
19. Jeff Patel and Lester Barnes aka Jeffster (Chuck)
20. James “Sawyer” Ford and Juliet Burke (Lost)
21. Homer and Marge Simpson (The Simpsons)
22. Bill Adama and Saul Tigh (Battlestar Galactica)
23. Richard Cypher and Kahlan Amnell (Legend of the Seeker)
24. Earl and Randy Hickey (My Name Is Earl)
25. Michael Westen and Fiona Glenanne (Burn Notice)

Voters: Dan, Ducky, Kath, Matt, Sandie, Scooter McGavin, TVFan, Vance

For the record, I also included Olivia Benson & Elliot Stabler (Law & Order: SVU), Allison & Joe DuBois (Medium), and Brenda Leigh Johnson and Agent Fritz Howard (The Closer)

Special thanks to Scooter for putting together the list. So, what do you think? Who makes your list? Leave us a comment with your picks.


John said...

I don't watch all the shows represented so I can't comment on all the Duos, but Barney and Ted? They are best friends only in Barey's imagination. And Ted is too much of a non-entity to be part of any Best Duo.

Barney and Robin or even Lilly and Marshal make much more sense.

RichE said...

You want to know my favourite pair on TV? Really? ;-)

I don't know or have never watched half the shows in the list but there does seem to be some odd choices from those that I do know. I realise it is not about "couples" but some do seem like a stretch as to be duos.

Brennan & Booth, Shawn & Gus, J.D. & Turk, Earl & Randy and Marc & Amanda I get, but Patty & Ellen or Sawyer & Juliet? They don't strike me as duos. I know Sawyer & Juliet have been a couple in the most recent part of Lost but I don't consider them a duo really. Sawyer & Kate, Jack & Kate would be more obvious choices.

Sheldon & Penny? I've only seen a few episodes of BBT but isn't Leonard more of a duo with Penny. Or perhaps it should be Sheldon & Leonard.

Some others I'd add: House & Wilson (House), House & Cuddy (House), Jack & Allison (Eureka), Jack & Henry (Eureka), Lilly & Temperance... Ooops! how did that one get in there :-o