Sidekick: George Costanza
Neurotic, chronically negative, often unemployed and living with his parents – George is clearly in the role of making best friend Jerry look good (and showing us how not to adult).
Best George quote: “Yeah, I’m a great quitter. It’s one of the few things I do well. I come from a long line of quitters. My father was a quitter, my grandfather was a quitter… I was raised to give up.”
Sidekick: Patsy Stone
The show may revolve around Eddie’s life and London home, but her sarky, champagne-quaffing best friend Patsy is ever-present. Brutally honest and the poster girl for pithy comebacks, Pats is the cougar we all look up to.
Best Patsy quote: “I mean, look at you. You've been a fantastic mother. You've let them ruin your figure. Your stomach's stretched beyond recognition, you've got tits down to your knees, and what for, for God's sake? For a potholer who's worn nothing but a purple nylon tracksuit and a Gazza t-shirt for the past two years! Cut the cord, darling.”
Kath and Kim
Sidekick: Sharon Strzelecki
The overweight, netball obsessed, and long-suffering second-best friend of Kimmie, Sharon is everything we love about Magda Szubanski.
Best Sharon quote: “That's it, Kim! I've had enough! I'm not putting up with any more of your abuse. I've done everything for you. I've put my career on hold. I could have been anything if I'd had the talent. But instead, I have come around to your house every single day and been your escape goat. Well, I have got some home truths for you, Kimberley Diane Craig nee Day. You are not a hornbag! And in fact, you look a whole lot older than what you say you are. And look around, Kimmy! Guys are not lining up to eat putty out of your hand!”
Sidekick: Patrick Star
Spongebob may be the star of the show, but there’s a lot to love about his best friend: the tubby, unemployed, not-very-smart starfish who lives under a rock in Bikini Bottom. Patrick’s hilarious lack of common sense is pretty much why you’re likely to end up glued Spongebob marathons after a big night out.
Best Patrick quote: "Once upon a time there lived an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly, everyone died. The end!"
Sidekick: Silvo Dante
Tony Soprano would’ve been lost without his right hand consigliere Silvo Dante, a mafia man loyal to the bitter end who handled the day-to-day running of strip joint Bada Bing, and any whackings Tony required on the side. Sad that he had to end out his days on the show in a coma, but that’s TV for you.
Best Silvio quote: “A lot of top guys have dark moods. That Winston Churchill, drank a quart of brandy before breakfast. Napoleon, he was a moody fuck, too.”