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Old 06-25-2016, 03:52 PM
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Who are your 3 favorite sidekicks of all time?

Who are your 3 all time favorite side kicks? This can be fictional characters (example: Robin - Batman) or real people (example: Ed McMahon - Johnny Carson) My favorite 3 are -

Bullwinkle - Rocky
George Costanza - Jerry Seinfeld
Ethel Mertz - Lucy Ricardo
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Old 06-25-2016, 03:55 PM
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Tonto---The Lone Ranger

Pancho---The Cisco Kid

Robin---Batman
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Old 06-25-2016, 03:59 PM
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Maynard G. Krebs / Dobie Gillis
Angel Martin / Jim Rockford
Artemus Gordon / Jim West
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Old 06-25-2016, 04:15 PM
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Jay Silverheels as Tonto.

Marty Feldman's Eyegor to Wilder's Young Frahnkensteen.

The Dead End Kids gang to Cagney's Rocky Sullivan in Angels with Dirty Faces.
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Old 06-25-2016, 04:51 PM
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Sheriff Andy Taylor ... Barney Fife

Fred Flintstone ... Barney Rubble

Doug Flutie ... Gerard Phelan
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Old 06-25-2016, 04:53 PM
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#3) Sancho Panza for Don Quixote. For demonstrating that while he played the fool, he actually had a lot of wisdom.

#2) Arthur for The Tick. Arthur: "I'm the sidekick!" Villain: "Alright, boys. Let's kick him to the side!"

#1) Chewbacca for Han Solo. Let the Wookiee win.




Special mention to Dr. Watson of Sherlock Holmes.

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Old 06-25-2016, 04:54 PM
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R2-D2

Actually, R2-D2 is my favorite sidekick by such a wide margin I'm having trouble putting two more into the same category. I'll have to get back to you.
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Old 06-25-2016, 05:40 PM
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Matthew the raven, sidekick to Morpheus, in The Sandman.

Paul d'Arnot, sidekick to Tarzan.

Captain, later Admiral Piett, sidekick to Darth Vader.
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Old 06-25-2016, 05:41 PM
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Spock - Kirk
Fiona - Michael Westen
Zoe - Malcolm Reynolds
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Old 06-25-2016, 05:56 PM
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Fred - Super Chicken
Kip - Zapp Brannigan
Baba Looey - Quick Draw McGraw (and El Kabong)
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Old 06-25-2016, 06:22 PM
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Samwise Gamgee.
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Old 06-25-2016, 06:33 PM
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Felix--- Sarah Manning.
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Old 06-25-2016, 06:37 PM
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-George Costanza
-Robin
-Jesse Pinkman
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Old 06-25-2016, 07:05 PM
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Sheriff Andy Taylor ... Barney Fife

Fred Flintstone ... Barney Rubble

Doug Flutie ... Gerard Phelan
I have the same for the first two, but for #3 I'll say Rhoda (Valerie Harper) to Mary Richards (MTM).
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Old 06-25-2016, 07:19 PM
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Andamo to Mr. Lucky.
Cpl. Agarn to Sgt. O'Rourke.
Bender to Fry. Or is Fry Bender's sidekick?

In fact, I'm going to violate the rules of the OP and add Exidor to Mork.
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Old 06-25-2016, 07:45 PM
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Gabrielle of Xena and Gabrielle

Sally Kimball of Sally and Encyclopedia Brown

Shaggy of Shaggy and Scooby-doo.

ETA: Chewbacca was a very close 4th.

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Old 06-25-2016, 09:13 PM
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Jerry Hubbard, co-host for Barth Gimble

Concorde, from "...Holy Grail"

And....(snare roll).....easily the greatest sidekick/buddy of all time, Alfredo, in "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia".
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:13 PM
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Dr. Watson - Sherlock Holmes

C-3PO - R2D2

Tonto - the Lone Ranger
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:42 PM
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Not necessarily my very favorite, but my very first thought was for the three guys in El Dorado backing up John Wayne: Bull, Sheriff Harrah, and Alexis Berdillion Trahern. (sp?)

Of all of John Wayne's sidekicks, Bull is my favorite.
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:48 PM
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Was Archie Goodwin Nero Wolfe's sidekick or vice versa?

Same question for Bertie Wooster and Jeeves.

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Old 06-25-2016, 10:13 PM
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Actually I'll go with Zorak.
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:48 PM
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Ed Norton
Rhoda Morgenstern
Barney Fife
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:32 PM
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So many to choose from.

Hermione Granger
Chewbacca
Nanny Ogg, if you can consider her a sidekick rather than a force of nature unto herself

Samwise Gamgee, Willow Rosenberg, and Susan Sto Helit are runners up. In fact, Death has a number of interesting sidekicks. I liked The Death of Rats and Albert as well as Susan. Mort and Ysabell were a little too bland to be among my favorites.
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:39 AM
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Actually not, because I don't really care for them, but because they come in a three-pack:

The Wonder Twins and Gleek.
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:46 AM
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Sam Gamgee is a good one. I'll go with him for #1.

Peter the Oakwood Estates town drunk emeritus, now sidekicking for Rex O'Herlihan, the Singing Cowboy will be #2.

Sky High Hero Support teacher Mr. Boy (who, as All-American Boy, sidekicked for The Commander) in the #3 slot.

(I might have tried a Doctor Who companion, but around here, that's just asking for a holy war.)

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Old 06-26-2016, 06:12 AM
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Eddie Haskell Wally Cleaver
Toto Dorothy Gale
Francisco d'Anconia John Galt
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Old 06-26-2016, 06:20 AM
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Baldrick, from Blackadder.
Morgan Grimes, from Chuck.
Cisco Ramon, from The Flash.
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Old 06-26-2016, 06:34 AM
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Dr Watson - Sherlock Holmes (surprised this one is getting more love)
Samwise Gamgee - Frodo Baggins
Chewbacca - Han Solo
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:32 AM
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I'm surprised Prof. Pepperwinkle didn't mention Jack Larson as Jimmy Olson to George Reeves' Superman.
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:21 AM
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Baba Looey - Quick Draw McGraw (and El Kabong)
Well, I should point out that he hasn't returned any of my texts for literally years.
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:12 AM
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(I might have tried a Doctor Who companion, but around here, that's just asking for a holy war.)
I thought about it, but I couldn't decide between Leela or Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:19 AM
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Watson/Holmes

Don Knotts/Andy Griffith

Paul Shaffer/Dave Letterman
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:51 AM
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#3) Sancho Panza for Don Quixote. For demonstrating that while he played the fool, he actually had a lot of wisdom.
#2) Arthur for The Tick. Arthur: "I'm the sidekick!" Villain: "Alright, boys. Let's kick him to the side!"
#1) Chewbacca for Han Solo. Let the Wookiee win.
Special mention to Dr. Watson of Sherlock Holmes.
Damn ... completely nin'ja'ed ...

#4) Danny Madigan 'kicking for Jack Slater in Last Action Hero ... "Wait a second, I'M the sidekick in this movie here for comic relief ... why am I doing 80 mph on my bike down this hill ????"

#5) Lord Talmanes Delovinde 'kicking for Matrim Cauthon ... "Yes, Mat, all nobility are stuck-up twits" ... "Yes, Mat, all women twist men to do their bidding" ... "Yes, Mat, nothing good comes from the One Power"

#6) Lil' Ed 'kicking for The Master ... hey, professional editors are few and far between anymore ...
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Old 06-27-2016, 06:47 AM
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1. Barney Fife - Andy Taylor
2. Niles Crane - Frasier Crane
3. Buddy Sorrell - Rob Petrie


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Old 06-27-2016, 09:50 AM
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Mole (Wind in the Willows)
Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
Arthur (The Tick)
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:01 AM
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I've always liked super-loyal sidekicks to evil characters for some reason. Smithers to Mr. Burns, for example. Or Kobayashi to Kaiser Soze, Owen to Zanatos, Wesley to Kingpin.
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:28 AM
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I've always liked super-loyal sidekicks to evil characters for some reason. Smithers to Mr. Burns, for example. Or Kobayashi to Kaiser Soze, Owen to Zanatos, Wesley to Kingpin.
Gaston - Alphonse
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:29 AM
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Carl Reiner - Mel Brooks
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Old 06-27-2016, 12:05 PM
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Elwood => Jake Blues
The Waco Kid => Sheriff Bart
Penfeld => Danger Mouse
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:02 PM
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Was Archie Goodwin Nero Wolfe's sidekick or vice versa?

Same question for Bertie Wooster and Jeeves.
I'll go with these two, as I like sidekicks who rival the person they're sidekicking.

And I'll go with the Jude Law version of Doctor Watson, a vast improvement over any previous Holmes sidekick I've found.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:09 PM
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Chewbacca/Han Solo

Vince Vega/Jules Winfield

Ed Norton/Ralph Cramden
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:10 PM
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I'll go with these two, as I like sidekicks who rival the person they're sidekicking.

And I'll go with the Jude Law version of Doctor Watson, a vast improvement over any previous Holmes sidekick I've found.
I was thinking the same thing with Butch Cassidy/Sundance Kid
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:16 PM
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Eddie Murphy (Reggie) to Nick Nolte's cop (Jack) in 48 hours

Tom Arnold was pretty awesome as a sidekick to Arnold Schwarzenegger in "True Lies"
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:51 PM
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Jack Burton, ostensible hero of Big Trouble In Little China, but actually sidekick to...
Wang Chi, the plot's pivotal character as well as the "invincible action hero who gets the job done."

"Indeed!"
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:11 PM
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Penfeld => Danger Mouse
Good grief, Penfold.
Other two are Spock and Bullwinkle, already mentioned.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:55 PM
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Jack Burton, ostensible hero of Big Trouble In Little China, but actually sidekick to...
Wang Chi, the plot's pivotal character as well as the "invincible action hero who gets the job done."

"Indeed!"
My first choice, followed by:
  • Sallah to Indianna Jones
  • Vir to Londo Molari in Babylon 5
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:59 PM
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Johnny Staccato and Waldo
Gary Hobson and Marissa Clark
Gary Hobson and Chuck Fishman
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:01 PM
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Wallace, sidekick to Gromit
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:42 AM
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Bob Denver as Maynard G Krebs
Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson
Alan Hale Sr as various sidekicks to Errol Flynn
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:21 AM
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No Kato Kaelin fans here I guess.
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