Special Report

The Most Famous Duos in TV History

Source: Courtesy of Nickelodeon Network

Ren and Stimpy
> Show: Ren and Stimpy Show (1991-1996)
> Played by: John Kricfalusi and Billy West

This animated series on Nickelodeon featured Ren, a disturbed chihuahua, and Stimpson J. Cat, a doltish cat who goes by the nickname Stimpy. The two have unusual adventures together.

Source: Courtesy of Comedy Central

Patsy Stone and Edina Monsoon
> Show: Absolutely Fabulous (1992-1996, 2001-2004, 2011-2012)
> Played by: Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders

British import “Absolutely Fabulous,” or “Ab Fab,” featured Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders as Patsy Stone and Edina Monsoon who go on drug- and booze-fueled misadventures. The often outrageous hit series, which ran in the U.S. on BBC America and other channels, won four BAFTA awards and its TV success led to a motion picture in 2016.

Source: Courtesy of Fox Network

Mulder and Scully
> Show: The X-Files (1993-2002, 2016, 2018)
> Played by: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

In “The X-Files,” FBI agents Mulder, who believes in conspiracies, and Scully, a skeptic, investigate the unexplained, even as the government remains unconvinced by their reports. The Fox series, which won 16 Emmys, was known for its tagline “The truth is out there.”

Source: Courtesy of National Broadcasting Company

Chandler and Joey
> Show: Friends (1994-2004)
> Played by: Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc

This NBC ensemble sit-com “Friends” won six Emmys and made stars out of all six members of its cast. Two of them, Matthew Perry as WASPy Chandler Bing, and Matt LeBlanc as a swaggering Italian-American Joey Tribbiani, share an apartment and support each other in their career paths and romantic relationships. Chandler chooses Joey to officiate at his wedding.

Source: Courtesy of National Broadcasting Company

Karen Walker and Jack McFarland
> Show: Will & Grace (1998-2006, 2017-2020)
> Played by: Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes

This NBC hit sit-com won 18 Emmys over two separate runs. Jack McFarland, a gay man aspiring to be an actor, and neighbor Karen Walker, a wealthy socialite, become fast friends. They have pet names for each other and Karen helps Jack financially while he struggles to find a career.

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