Weekend Poll

Nonsensical Weekend Poll

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

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  • Thea
    June 7, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Mmmm, aahh, mmmm *head explodes*

    Gotta go with Artoo I think (though Chewy, Ron & Hermione, Donkey, and Mr. Spock are so hard to choose from)!


  • Ana
    June 7, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Argh. So hard! Inigo Montoya? Chewbacca? Dwight!!!!! No?

    Just for the record: Samwise Gamgee is the One Hero of Lord of the Rings and Tony Almeida is Tha Man.

  • Mariana
    June 7, 2008 at 11:03 am

    KITT… although I always thought of him as the hero and the Hoff as the sidekick 😉

  • Bev(QB)
    June 7, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    It’s really quite logical (hee)… SPOCK. Pefect foil to drama king Kirk.

    Honorable mention: Hurley “Dude, you maybe shouldn’t do that.”

  • Kate
    June 7, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Oh god, do I have to choose one???

    I think I’m going to have to go for Samwise – the very definition of Sidekick in every possible way. A very, very close second is Goose. Show me the way home, honey.

    (Honorable mentions to Spock, Inigo, The Lone Gunmen, Ron & Hermione, Chewie, Dwight Schrute, and Smithers…see why I had a hard time choosing???)

  • Katie(babs)
    June 7, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    How do you expect me to choose?!?
    Sorry, I can’t. Too many good options.

    Aww Gumby and Pokey 😀

  • Kate
    June 7, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Wait…isn’t that scene in the bar in Top Gun when they sing “you lost that lovin’ feeling” to Kelly McGillis the very reason we now use the term “wingman” in reference to a man’s complementary sidekick when on a quest to pick up ladies??? You never leave your wingman! I’m not leaving my wingman! Goose is getting closer to Samwise, the more I think about it. It’s too bad I don’t have time to watch both movies right now to sort out the comparative aspects.

  • Tia Nevitt
    June 7, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    This is hard! So many of these I don’t really think of as sidekicks, but you’re right, they are! Loved Spock, loved Samwise, loved Inigo and loved Madmartigan. Of all those, Spock and Samwise would win, and of those two, Samwise would win, because he is more like a sidekick than Spock.

    Samwise it is! Great post! Thanks for all the memories.

  • Kristie (J)
    June 7, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Oh man. You have given us some real tough choices!! I don’t think I can pick one ’cause each next one – I’d think – yeah! that’s the one. Then you offered the next choice which was just as good!
    But sentimentality narrows it done to two – Samwise and Hurley. I can’t choose between them.

  • Tracy
    June 8, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    OMG – how can I possible choose? They’re are so many great ones! I can’t choose – I can’t! lol

  • Jill D.
    June 8, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Okay, for me it would have to be a tie between Hurley and Puss in Boots!

  • Brian
    June 12, 2008 at 9:27 am

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