Everything we know about friendship, we learned from these fictional BFFs.
At the press of a button, a load of a DVD or a quick scan of Netflix, we can have all we need right there in our lounge room with us — our best friends.
These TV besties listen without judgement and entertain and comfort us endlessly.
They’re not just any friends; they’re the best of the best. And we’ve rounded up 14 of these iconic TV friendships for you to catch up with.
1. Ernie and Bert.
For nearly half a century, Ernie and Bert have been two of the most famous friends in television history. Just like it wasn’t bath time without your rubber ducky, it wasn’t a childhood without watching our pals on Sesame Street. Ernie and Bert really taught us how to get along with others and that two people with totally different personalities can still be great friends…
2. Nina and Billie Proudman.
The exploits of the Proudman family entertained, engaged and devastated viewers for five solid seasons. We fawned over Nina’s wardrobe, drooled over Patrick… and cried over every character’s wins and losses. But it was the relationship between sisters Nina and Billie that was the highlight of it all.
3. JD and Turk.
It’s guy love between twoooo guuuuys. Arguably the best moments from the Scrubs series involved the relationship between JD and Turk. They were together from college to med school, throughout residency and parenthood — with all manners of secret handshakes, scooter gangs and couple costumes in between.
4. B1 and B2.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? If you’re thinking that the Bananas in Pyjamas are basically Australian icons, then yes you are. Growing up with these besties (along with Amy, Lulu, Morgan and the Rat in the Hat) gave us serious #SquadGoals.
5. Joey and Chandler.
Sorry Ross, Rachel, Phoebe and Monica — but Joey and Chandler’s best-friendship was by far the best of the Friends bunch. With a shared love of Baywatch and joint custody of Duck and Chick, could there BE a cuter bromance than J-Man and Chan-Chan?
6. Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins.
Uteruses before duderuses. Ovaries before brovaries. Leslie and Ann’s bond on Parks and Recreation began with a shared devotion to turning lot 48 into a park, but grew into so much more. This duo proved that friends don’t always have to be on the same page – literally, Leslie was dismayed that Ann didn’t like Harry Potter — but can still love each other just the same.
7. Troy Barnes and Abed Nadir.
This duo from the cult classic Community will make you wish that you and your best friend had your own imaginary talk show, could rap in Spanish and live in a blanket fort.