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Who You Gonna Call? Nine Sets of Brothers to Get You Out of Any Sticky Situation

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | February 11, 2013 | Comments ()


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Every once in a while, you find yourself in a jam. When I hear "jam," I think, "peanut butter," but really, that's just an even stickier mess. And a sticky mess needs extra hands to help clean it up...you see where I'm going here, right? Brothers, with hands!

1. For Thoughtful Emotional Advice, Love Quandaries and Etiquette Issues: The Brothers Crane

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Not sure if you're cut out to raise a child? Don't know how to approach your unrequited love? Overly competitive? Unsure which wine goes with the Cassoulet? Let Niles and Frasier be your guides to the good life.


2. For Emergency Childcare, Familial Support, Recording Your First Single and a Good Kitchen Dance: The Brothers Braverman

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Need a couple of down to earth, solid guys who will really be there when you need them--whether they want to or not--Adam and Crosby are your guys. Midnight run to the hospital? Need a loan? The dancing might be bad, but your soul will feel warm.


3. For When You're Sent out on Your Own, Learning to Be Independent, and Matters of Honor: The Half-Brothers Snow and Stark

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Mom just kicked you out and winter is coming. You need direction, the lay of the land and a code to live by. Declare yourself king! That chick says you know nothing, but you'll prove her wrong. Jon and Robb will teach you how to make your way in the world.


4. For Medical or Legal Advice, and Fun Spa Days Together: The Brothers Walker

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Overcoming addiction and could use a sponsor--or just a pal to go with you to meetings? Caught up trying to make sense of some mumbo jumbo fifty page contract? Need a gossipy day by the pool, talking some shit about Balthazar Getty--maybe a massage? Grab a towel and meet up with Justin and Kevin.


5. For Breaking in or out of Jail (or Wherever): The Half Brothers Burrows and Scofield

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Locked up, but you're innocent? Stuck someplace with no way out? Granny needs busting from an abusive rest home? Michael and Lincoln have experience on both sides of the fence, and they're not afraid of self-sacrifice.


6. For Time Traveling Puzzles, and to Stop Skynet from Killing Us All: The Brothers Reese

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Who knows where we are in this war against the machines? Where and when is John Connor? I'll tell you what, it's all a little confusing if you think about it too much, but Kyle and Derek are dedicated to saving our asses...wherever and whenever they may be. If your MacBook seems just a little too intuitive today, you know what to do (smash it with a hammer and call the boys).


7. For Kicking Demon, Ghost and Vampire Ass: The Brothers Winchester

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Listen, I have no personal experience with these two, but word on the street is: if you've got a monster problem, call the boys. Dean and Sam: 1-800-SPRNTRL


8. For When You Need to Win (a War, a Game, a Bet...) at Any Cost: The Brothers Lannister

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Let's face it, neither Jaime nor Tyrion would win a contest of honor--but any other contest? Hell to the yeah. Smart, witty, deadly, wily, scrappy, deceptive, and sometimes just plain lucky, these are the boys who will win.


9. For Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: The Brothers Dixon

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You want to live? Put yourself in the middle of the Daryl-Merle sandwich. It might be nasty on one side, but you need these fiercely loyal boys together to survive.


Cindy Davis, (Twitter) has all these numbers on speed dial.




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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • John G.

    What is Kit Harington looking at? He looks like he may have already been punched once. Was there something shiny happening off to his left?

  • CrystalW187

    You're missing the Salvatore brothers from the Vampire Diaries. *runs and hides in shame*

  • PerpetualIntern

    Don't be ashamed! There are many Pajibans who watch TVD. We even have a facebook group.

  • Jenn TheYellowDart

    A Dixon sandwich cures what ails. *pants are tight, bunk-time*

  • I wish we had an equally rich bunch of awesome sisters to make a list with. Why aren't there more sisters on TV?

  • pumpkin

    For Keeping it in the Family: the McPoyles

  • DominaNefret

    I see no brothers Salvatore. For us to look at shirtless.

  • Malin

    I know! I call shenanigans on this entire list.

  • Mr. E

    The brothers from Warrior for obvious reasons and the Brothers Bloom for espionage purposes.

  • PerpetualIntern

    I would be the meat in SO MANY of these sandwiches.

  • kushiro -

    For stealing stuff to make the rent, setting fire to things, getting various teenagers pregnant, beating up your drunken father, or raw-dogging it in the back of a convenience store...the Brothers Gallagher

  • Bert_McGurt

    Oasis got teenagers pregnant? The more you know...

  • ZombieMrsSmith

    Some of these bros look interesting, but since you don't tell us which shows they are on, I'll probably never find out.

  • 1) Frasier, 2) Parenthood, 3) Game of Thrones, 4) Brothers & Sisters, 5) Prison Break, 6) Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, 7) Supernatural, 8) Game of Thrones (again), and 9) The Walking Dead.

  • ZombieMrsSmith

    Thanks! I sussed out about half of them from the context clues, but I'm not that patient.

  • Rocabarra

    You're just missing the Brothers Bluth for all matters concerning banana stands, cornballers, ventriloquism, juice and ILLUSIONS!

    And Jaime Lannister IS honourable! He is the flip side of Ned Stark. He slayed the Mad King to honour his promise to protect the people and he honours Cersei by being true to her always.

    /end indignant Jaime fangirl swoon

  • Bert_McGurt

    Not to mention awkward massages and $5000 suits.

  • PerpetualIntern

    C'MON!

  • Emo Tightstocking and Daddy Longarms to the apocalypse rescue!

  • kirbyjay

    For confounding stoic innkeepers and bewildering the guests....Larry, Daryll and for an extra added bonus, his other brother Daryll

  • GojyoChan

    I have no idea why Supernatural doesn't get more love. It is a better written, acted, and directed show than it has any right to be. It's on netflix, I urge everyone to give it a shot. The first season is X-Files formula applied to urban legends (ghosts / monsters) but after that it becomes a very deep, emotional, heart-wrenching, and yet completely hilarious show about family and heroes and relationships. Thank you for including it on this list. I know it's on the CW but I promise... it's quality.

  • Zen

    Just imagine what they could have been on a better channel. Those poor boys could say words harsher than sonofabitch, for starters.

  • Ali

    Probably because the Supernatural fandom is the batshit craziest of all fandoms and scares people away.

  • beletseri

    Dude, SPN is totally batshit, but you can't watch that show and not at least sorta understand the wincest. It's not cannon, AT ALL, but the way the two of them interact sometimes. . .

  • I sometimes wonder what the Ghostfacers and the Anti-Christ kid are up to...

  • NateMan

    Absolutely agreed. It's my favorite show, and has been since about Season 2. That said, it should have ended 1.5 seasons ago when Sam went - well, you know.

  • madamemeisha

    It's been treading water for about that long, but I really think it's starting to pick back up and get more interesting. The last couple of episodes have been intriguing and set up some mythology that could potentially sustain the show through Season 10, which is when they're planning to end. I love the show too!

  • Lee

    I enjoyed Season 1, but tired of it after that. Also the dude who plays Sam can't act his way out of a paper bag. Too distracting.

  • joe

    for running a chopshop behind your pregnant stripper wife's back the brothers Riggins--texas forever!

  • BWeaves

    When you need to build a miniature volcano? The Brothers Brady.

  • NateMan

    I understand this is a television only list. However, I'll pit your entire list, up to and including the Winchesters, against the McManus brothers. And I will win.

  • fracas

    But you wouldn't win though, because when Murphy fights Daryl, it'll open a rift in time and space that will tear the universe apart.

  • NateMan

    It will take more than destruction of the universe to slow down the McManus boys.

  • sal paradise

    I was just thinking about badass and generally awesome TV sibling duos not even an hour ago! CINDY, ARE WE THE SAME PERSON??

  • Bodhi

    I'm going to frame the header picture

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