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.
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.
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.”
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.
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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