Television has given us a lot of friendships we dream about being a part of. There are those perfect partnerships, the people you can’t possibly imagine without their chosen counterpart next to them: the JDs and Turks, the Maggies and Emmas—
And then there’s another type of friendship. These are the people who make you so happy they found each other, not just because they’re perfect BFFs, but because literally no one else would ever take them in. Which is fine, because these characters wouldn’t want to settle for anyone else anyway.
Perry and Walter, Home Movies
Hitchcock and Scully, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The Spartan Cheerleaders, SNL
Buster and Lucille Bluth, Arrested Development
I feel bad including such a mutually damaging relationship, but honestly… who else could ever complete either of these two?
Lem and Phil, Better Off Ted
Daria and Jane, Daria
Sam, Neil, and BillFreaks and Geeks