The Power of Two – The Greatest TV Duos of All Time

When you think about your favorite shows, you just have to think of your favorite duos. No matter the genre, it takes two to tango.

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From romantic couples to comedy duos, two seems to be the magic number. With so many examples over the years, we had to make a list of the greatest TV duos of all time.

Mulder and Scully

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully: their chemistry, humor, and endurance for 11 seasons earns them the top spot for the most compelling duo on the small screen. Their friendship began when Scully had to discredit Mulder’s belief in aliens and the paranormal, but she came to trust only him.

The X-files: I Want To Believe, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson
The X-files: I Want To Believe, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson. Photo By Moviestore Collection/Shutterstock

Throughout the show, they became the perfect archetype for TV duos. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny’s onscreen chemistry and sex appeal was noted. Showrunner Chris Carter, could not have cast a better pair.

Lucy and Ethel

Since 1951, Lucy and Ethel have always found themselves in some trouble. Most importantly, Lucy and Ethel are there for each other. Ethel was Lucy’s landlady, but the women never let it get in the way of friendship.

The Lucy Show (The Lucille Ball Show), Vivian Vance, Lucille Ball
The Lucy Show (The Lucille Ball Show), Vivian Vance, Lucille Ball. Photo By Moviestore Collection/Shutterstock

Their friendship was the first time female leads were the focus of a sitcom. In one of the most iconic episodes, “Job Switching,” they worked as assembly line workers at a chocolate factory.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

From Saturday Night Live to hosting the Golden Globes Awards, these ladies have cemented their role as one of the most dynamic duos. The two met at a class at the Improv Olympic Theater in Chicago. Then, Tina asked Amy to join SNL and they started working together.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Photo By Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock

They dominated the show with their take on the “Weekend Update,” and the best commercial parody the show has made to date: “Mom Jeans.” Tina and Amy prove that they are the most powerful duo in TV history.