This week we heard a delightful bit of news: apparently, Beverly Hills, 90210‘s Kelly and Dylan — um, excuse us, Jennie Garth and Luke Perry — are rejoining forces to develop a new sitcom, currently being shopped around to networks. Could it be a post-spinoff spinoff? Or a whole new show? Whatever it is, we’ll probably watch it. Inspired by this re-coupling of a classic TV pair, we’ve put together a list of fictional TV duos that we’d really like to see team up again, no matter what the project. Come on, you guys. If Kelly and Dylan can be in it for the long haul, so can you.
Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson), The X-Files
Rumors flew earlier this month that the former co-stars were dating, though Duchovny’s rep has put them down with the old “they’re just good friends” line. Hmph. But lip-locked or no, we’d love to see them paired up again. And hey, maybe all the supposed sexual tension will add a little fuel to their already tempestuous love-hate relationship.
Chandler Bing and Joey Tribbiani (Matthew Perry and Matt Le Blanc), Friends
Chandler, we admit, was always our favorite, and now we root for everything Matthew Perry does, though he’s been scrambling for years. Hopefully Perry’s new show will take off, but if not, we prescribe a reboot of the boys’ apartment. After all, we’ve never seen Perry or Le Blanc have better chemistry with anyone other than with each other. Maybe they can be on a boat.
Wayne and Garth (Mike Myers and Dana Carvey), Saturday Night Live
Okay, so we’re not hankering for more Wayne and Garth, per se, but we would never say no to a Mike Myers and Dana Carvey pair-up. Maybe they could pull each other out of their respective years-long slumps.
Karen Walker and Jack McFarland (Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes), Will & Grace
No matter what Joe Biden says, you know Karen and Jack were the real reasons you watched Will & Grace. Just watch this and tell us you don’t want another whole show’s worth of their hilarious, off-color goodness.
Buster Bluth and Lucille Bluth (Tony Hale and Jessica Walter), Arrested Development
A brand new season of Arrested Development is all very well and good (okay, very, very good), but we could watch an entire show of Tony Hale and Jessica Walter interacting. Hell, they could be chopping carrots together and we would watch it.
Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz (Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance), I Love Lucy
Oh we know, we know, this one is impossible. But a girl can dream, can’t she?
Bernard Black and Manny Bianco (Dylan Moran and Bill Bailey), Black Books
This brilliantly bizarre British gem never fails to send us into hysterics, mostly because of the antics of funny men Moran and Bailey, each the perfect foil for the other. Since both are renowned standup comedians, we think they could talk at each other and make us laugh in almost any situation, though we’d love to see how things would play out with the roles reversed: Moran as sweetheart and Bailey as insane misanthrope.
Bret and Jemaine (Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement), Flight of the Concords
Is it possible that this new song could herald a new television prospect for our favorite two man novelty band? Probably not, but at least it means that the pair is still working together. May we suggest a new fantasy musical television show starring Bret and Jemaine as vampire hunters or inner-city magicians? Just a thought.
Spike and Drusilla (James Marsters and Juliet Landau), Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Speaking of vampires… Though we’d be chuffed to see any pairing from Buffy reunite (we were much, much too excited when this happened), we think a Spike and Drusilla reunion, with all their sexy/creepy chemistry, is at the top of our wish list.
Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley), Absolutely Fabulous
If only Ab Fab could go on forever.