20 of our favorite pairs of fictional best friends
Bill and Ted in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Bill and Ted’s friendship stays true from Ancient Greece to the wild West, because they adhere to the two primary tenets of the Wyld Stallyn life: Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
Thelma and Louise in Thelma & Louise
There are friends you go on a road trip with, and there are friends you keep going with. Thelma and Louise keep going.
Leslie and Ann on Parks and Recreation
Never was there a BFF love like Leslie’s for Ann, poetic and noble land-mermaid. Nor could anyone ever be a better pal to Leslie than Ann, opalescent tree shark. In conclusion, we know that true beautiful friendship can really exist in this otherwise cold dark world because we have witnessed it between Leslie and Ann, rainbow-infused space unicorn.
Woody and Buzz in Toy Story
Woody himself said (sang) it best: You’ve got a friend in me…
Patsy and Edina on Absolutely Fabulous
The most fabulous thing about Patsy and Edina? Their long-lasting friendship. Stay glam, ladies.
Maverick and Goose in Top Gun
Nothing bonds a pair of high-flying bros like feeling the need — the need for speed.
Cher and Dionne in Clueless
Duh, they’re both named after famous singers of the past who now do infomercials. Obviously Cher and Dionne are iconic BFFs.
Timon and Pumbaa in The Lion King
The Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of the African jungle get along so well due in part, of course, to their famous problem-free philosophy.
Meredith and Cristina on Grey’s Anatomy
Friendship doesn’t come truer than Meredith and Cristina’s. That's what it means to be someone's person.
Joey and Chandler on Friends
Just edging out Rachel and Monica are their across-the-hall neighbors, an undeniable duo of recliner-loving, foosball-playing chick-and-duck owners.
Lucy and Ethel on I Love Lucy
Whether it’s shamelessly stalking celebrities or stuffing a conveyor belt of chocolates in their mouths, there’s no ill-fated humiliation that these ladies can’t survive together.
SpongeBob and Patrick on SpongeBob SquarePants
F is for friends who do stuff together!
Mia and Lilly in The Princess Diaries
While Lilly did briefly threaten to throw her charm bracelet with the sacred friendship charm into the dirt, we never doubted their connection. She kept Mia’s royal secret! Do you know how hard it is to have a cable show and keep a secret?
Frodo and Sam in The Lord of the Rings
“I made a promise, Mr. Frodo. A promise. ‘Don’t you leave him, Samwise Gamgee.’ And I don’t mean to. I don’t mean to.”
Romy and Michele in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
Forget about the Post-It notes, have you seen that dance routine?
Shaggy and Scooby on Scooby-Doo
Velma may be the brains and Fred the brawn of this crew of mystery-solving meddling kids, but the nervous duo of Scooby and his best pal (and bringer of Scooby snacks) Shaggy are the group’s beating heart.
Dorothy and Lorelei in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
No matter what conniving guys they encounter or transcontinental showgirl hijinks they get into, this pair of little girls from Little Rock always comes out on top because they’ve got each other.
Seth and Evan in Superbad
Nothing embarrassing about it: These dorky dudes love each other. Why don’t they say that every day? Why can’t they say it more often?
C.C. and Hillary in Beaches
Break out the tissues. Did you ever know that you’re my hero?
Turk and J.D. on Scrubs
This pair of besties practically invented the TV bromance. Now EEEEEAGLEEEE!