There are a lot of excellent pairings in the annals of popular fiction:Steed and Mrs. Peel; Superman and Batman; Misty Knight and Colleen Wing; Number Six and Paranoia.  But, in the manner of the comic book fan, I often wonder if Watson & Sherlock share a stronger bond than Solo & Kuryakin, or whether Xena & Gabrielle felt the power of friendship more strongly than Cyborg and Beast Boy.  It’s the kind of thing that could spark an idle conversation or two, or even today’s cameraderous query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has more than a hundred issues of ‘Power Man & Iron Fist’ to back up *my* personal choice, asking: Which non-romantic couple are the BEST best pals in all of pop culture?


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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. I’ve got a three-way tie:
    Han and Chewie
    Julian Bashir and Miles O’Brien
    Corey and Shawn (at least up to shortly after the finale of “Boy Meets World”)

  2. My top 5 buddies in no particular order:

    #1 Crockett & Tubbs, Miami Vice
    #2 Han & Chewie, Star Wars
    #3 Power Man & Iron Fist, Heroes For Hire
    #4 Mario & Luigi, Nintendo
    #5 Snake & Otacon, Metal Gear Solid

    Not including master & apprentice type buddies like Batman & Robin or Cap & Bucky.

  3. In movies it’s Han and Chewie.
    In television it’s Cliff and Norm.
    In comics it’s a tie between Wonderman/Beast and Nightcrawler/Wolverine

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