The “heroic duo” is a narrative device that dates back to the earliest forms of storytelling, ranging from the Ur-example of Gilgamesh and Enkidu all the way through the ultimate adventure pals Phineas and Ferb.  Even when one of the characters is more of a sidekick (like Doctor Watson, or Chewbacca) two cool things can easily combine into a doubly cool team.

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) allows you to retort:  Which pop-culture duo reigns supreme?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Calvin and Hobbes. I will be getting a Tyrannosaurus flying an f-14 tattoo to celebrate their greatness and their influence on my life.

  2. There are so many great duos: Han and Chewie, Jay and Silent Bob, Bulk and Skull, etc.

    Since I’m certain “any asian twins” isn’t an acceptable answer, I think I’ll go with C-3P0 and R2-D2.

  3. Kevin Ashby on

    I was going to say “Funk and Wagnall’s” but I think that would show my age. “Simon and Schuster?” too literary . . . “Simon and Garfunkle?” too soft rocky . . . so I guess it has to be Rocky and Bullwinkle.

  4. Going off the board on this one and will suggest:
    Sam & Dean Winchester – Supernatural
    Is Supernatural big in the US? I enjoy it….

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