From New York magazine’s Vulture blog comes this list of the top 15 buddy pairs in pop culture history. Their rules were a little strict: buddies must be of equal stature, so no hero-sidekick pairs (sorry, Batman and Robin); they must be platonic; and they must stand on their own, not as part of a larger ensemble (though that would seem to invalidate pair No. 2, Frodo and Sam. As I recall, they had a little help along the way to Mount Doom.) No. 1 pair, natch, is Newman and Redford’s Butch and Sundance, who pretty much invented the modern buddy dynamic as we know it. But what of pre-modern buddies? Where are Laurel and Hardy (pictured), who’d be my top choice? Or Abbott and Costello, or Hope and Crosby? More recently: how about Beavis and Butt-head, Ren and Stimpy, Wallace and Gromit, Hall and Oates, Patsy and Edina, Bill and Ted, the Coreys, or Mary-Kate and Ashley? C’mon, PopWatchers, Vulture needs your help, whether they know it or not.
Posted August 13 2007 — 10:00 AM EDT
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