Top 5 TV Duos That Make Us Jealous

I can’t be the only person out there who wishes she were friends with people on television. I’m not talking about the actors that play them; I mean the actual characters. Here are some TV relationships that make me green with envy.

Finn & Jake — Adventure Time


They say dog is man’s best friend, but Finn and Jake’s relationship is much deeper than that. Not only are they best friends, they’re adopted brothers. Also Jake is a TALKING DOG who can change shapes. I’d be rich if I had a penny for the amount of times I ask my dog what she’s thinking about, hoping she’d suddenly open her doggy mouth tell me in English. Instead she just kind of cocks her head and looks at me like I’m bonkers. I’d like to think she thinks a Finn and Jake can go anywhere together. I can’t even bring my dog, Lola into Panera Bread. I know she’d love it there.

Leslie & AnnParks and Recreation

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Leslie and Anne have the best girl friendship on television. First of all, who wouldn’t want to be friends with a passionate goofball like Leslie Knope or a grounded, and honest person like Ann Perkins? They’re both so loyal and supportive of each other, AND they work together. In real life having a professional relationship and a close friendship can be tough! And you know what they say, behind every city councilor, there’s a “beautiful tropical fish” behind her.

Linda & BobBobs Burgers

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Linda and Bob are my favorite couple on television. Linda is such a lovable weirdo, and Bob just accepts it. I hope to be like Linda one day, and hopefully I will find a Bob that might not appreciate my weirdness but will just go with it. If I believed in soul mates, I think Bob and Linda are exactly what soul mates should be. I’m not sure if Bob would really be the man of anyone’s dreams, but hey, he can cook right? I can’t blame Linda, you have to love a man who knows how to work a grill.

Don & PeggyMad Men

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As far as mentor/mentee relationships go on television, of which there are many, this is by far my favorite one. Don is a powerful, intimidating, and sexy partner of this successful ad agency, and Peggy started off as a bright-eyed secretary. Don saw something in her and took her under his manly and mysterious wing. That’s the dream situation. The only time my boss at my summer job ever acknowledged me was when I accidentally left my purse in his office. I guess I blew that mentor opportunity. Now, the closest thing I have to a mentor is a book about comedy writing, and yes, sometimes I talk to it.

All main charactersNew Girl

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Only on television could someone as pretty as Jess successfully live with three attractive but strange guys. Even though they get in dumb roommate fights like I’d believe most roomies do, at the end of the day they’re still this close, quirky family. I personally have never lived with a group of people but hopefully when I live with bunch of weirdos one day it will be as fun and harmonious. Maybe we’ll even have a douchebag jar.



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Talia Koren is a gemini vegetarian who studies film, television and writing at Ithaca College. When she's not wandering the streets of New York City or cuddling with her adorable pet cockapoo, she takes improv classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and sees as many comedy shows as humanly possible. Talia currently interns for Comedy Central and Saturday Night Live. She aspires to one day be a comedy producer/writer, manager, talent agent and/or casting director, but would be very happy just being an intern for the rest of her life. 

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