For this week’s ponderings:
Who is the best sidekick?
Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings – What didn’t he do for Frodo?
Robin, Batman and Robin – Sometimes a girl, sometimes a dude, but always there for the Batman
Hugo “Hurley” Reyes, LOST – Who doesn’t love Hurley? Surley, FTW!
Mr. Spock, Star Trek – I love this picture
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride – “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
KITT, Knight Rider – Don’t hassle the hoff
The Lone Gunmen, The X-Files – These three loveable conspiracy theorists always come through for Mulder and Scully in the clutch
R2-D2, Star Wars – Artoo! The true hero of the saga.
Donkey & Puss in Boots, Shrek – they are so darn cute!
Garth, Wayne’s World – She makes me feel kinda funny. Like when we used to climb the ropes in gym class.
Ron Weasley & Hermione Granger, Harry Potter – So Ron might technically have the edge as a sidekick, but you can’t split them up.
Goose, Top Gun – Still gives me the sniffles.
Tony Almeida, 24 – Because even Jack Bauer needs a Tony
Willow, Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Willow is such a sweetheart, and a loyal bff, even when Buffy’s all caught up with her man drama or myriad saving the world martyr crises
Casey Jones, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – A. He’s hot; B. He kicks Raphael’s ass
Chewbacca, Star Wars – Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Chip!Six, Battlestar Galactica – Would Gaius even be alive without her constant, crazy, incredibly sexy interludes (come on, just look at her? It’s not fair)
Madmartigan (and Sorsha), Willow – A. Because he’s hot; B. Because he’s hot
Dwight Schrute, The Office – No sycophantic beet farmer could ever be better than Dwight
Smithers, The Simpsons – Eeeeeeexcelent.
Pokey, Gumby – Because clay is cool