Live Poll: Duo-Themed TV Series

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Whether through love, friendship or co-working, many TV series owed their popularity to the exciting dynamics of a memorable duo which means two equally entertaining forces driving the show together and proudly posing in its poster.

Which of these TV series had the most memorable duo?

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Starsky & Hutch. Odd Couple, & Wild Wild West,
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No offense, Mr. Russell, but "Wild, Wild West" isn't on the list.  I just thought I'd point that out to you.
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Just delete then.
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It's not on the list, but should it be? I'm just asking :)
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YES! LOVE Wild Wild West!
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I wanted to tell you, Mr. Russell, that I'm sorry for making such a foolish statement to you in regards to the list.  I realize that I was out of line in pointing out that episodes like "Wild, Wild West" weren't on the list when they should have been, especially since it isn't my place to tell you or anyone else that fact because I know you're smart enough to see that yourself.  So please accept my humblest apologies, and in the future please try not to take anything I say too seriously, okey-dokey?
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Thanks& dont get so wound up by regulations, CUT Loose some, screw the Lists.
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I have to go with Batman & Robin, The Dynamic Duo,  on this one.
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some good choices here...pinky and the brain...the odd couple...absolutely fabulous...

i'd be happy with all three...
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Good idea for a poll (:

Maybe Will & Grace also deserved to be there?
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Agreed.
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Poll Suggestion: Duo-Themed TV Series

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Remington Steele  (1982-1987)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083470/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083470/reference
The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief
who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business

Stephanie Zimbalist   ...    Laura Holt (94 episodes, 1982-1987)
Pierce Brosnan   ...    Remington Steele (94 episodes, 1982-1987) 
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Poster

Castle  (2009-2016)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219024/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219024/reference
... successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle
receives permission from the Mayor of New York City
to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes

Nathan Fillion   ...    Richard Castle (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
Stana Katic   ...    Kate Beckett  (173 episodes, 2009-2016) 

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Poster

The Lone Ranger  (1949-1957)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041038/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041038/reference
The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner

Jay Silverheels   ...    Tonto (217 episodes, 1949-1957)
Clayton Moore   ...    The Lone Ranger (169 episodes, 1949-1957)
John Hart   ...    The Lone Ranger  (54 episodes, 1950-1953)
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Poster

Rizzoli & Isles  (2010-2016)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1551632/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1551632/reference

Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles
team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Angie Harmon   ...    Jane Rizzoli (105 episodes, 2010-2016)
Sasha Alexander   ...   Maura Isles (105 episodes, 2010-2016) 
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Poster

Quantum Leap  (1989-1993)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096684/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096684/reference
Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in the past,
"leaping" into the bodies of different people on a regular basis.

Scott Bakula   ...   Dr. Sam Beckett  (97 episodes, 1989-1993)
Dean Stockwell   ...  Admiral Al Calavicci (97 episodes, 1989-1993) 
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Poster

I Spy  (1965-1968)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058816/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058816/reference
A pair of intelligence agents posing as a tennis pro and his coach
go on secret missions around the world.

Robert Culp   ...  Kelly Robinson (82 episodes, 1965-1968)
Bill Cosby   ...   Alexander Scott (82 episodes, 1965-1968) 
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Large poster:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054518/mediaviewer/rm777801984 or many others

The Avengers  (1961-1969)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054518/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054518/reference
A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentrically suave British agent
and his predominately female partners.
Patrick Macnee   ...    John Steed  (161 episodes, 1961-1969)
Diana Rigg   ...   Emma Peel (51 episodes, 1965-1968) 
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Poster

Get Smart  (1965-1970)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058805/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058805/reference
Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL,
battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99

Don Adams   ...    Maxwell Smart (138 episodes, 1965-1970)
Barbara Feldon   ...  #99  (138 episodes, 1965-1970) 

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Poster

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.  (1964-1968)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057765/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057765/reference
The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement
fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Robert Vaughn   ...    Napoleon Solo  (105 episodes, 1964-1968)
David McCallum   ...  Illya Kuryakin  (105 episodes, 1964-1968) 

Trivia
The show's third season saw a change of style
that resulted in the amount of comedy being increased
in response to the "camp" craze made popular by
Batman (1966) and Get Smart (1965).
As a result, UNCLE's ratings plummeted and the series never recovered.
Despite a return to serious stories the next year,
it was cancelled midway through its fourth season.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042093/mediaviewer/rm904274432

The Cisco Kid  (1950-1956)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042093/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042093/reference
The Cisco Kid and his English-mangling sidekick Pancho
travel the old west in the grand tradition of the Lone Ranger,
righting wrongs and fighting injustice wherever they find it.

Duncan Renaldo   ...    The Cisco Kid  (157 episodes, 1950-1956)
Leo Carrillo   ...    Pancho (157 episodes, 1950-1956)

First television series to be shot in color 

The Gay Amigo  (1949)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041405/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041405/reference
Duncan Renaldo   ...  The Cisco Kid
Leo Carrillo   ...  Pancho

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WAR....Cisco Kid was a friend of mine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YllP22mVZQg

( I can not watch YouTubes - computer problems - may be a better version )

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Poster

Alias Smith and Jones  (1971-1973)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066625/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066625/reference
Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry,
two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West,
are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks",
since "in all the trains and banks they robbed, they never shot anyone".

Ben Murphy   ...   Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones) (50 episodes, 1971-1973)
Pete Duel   ...   Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith) (33 episodes, 1971-1972) 
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043208/mediaviewer/rm4054263040

I Love Lucy  (1951-1957)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043208/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043208/reference
A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star
along with her bandleader husband
and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Lucille Ball   ...    Lucy Ricardo (181 episodes, 1951-1957)
Desi Arnaz   ...    Ricky Ricardo (181 episodes, 1951-1957) 
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I'm Dickens, He's Fenster  (1962-1963)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055679/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055679/reference
Two young blue-collar carpenters are best friends.

John Astin   ...    Harry Dickens (32 episodes, 1962-1963)
Marty Ingels   ...  Arch Fenster (32 episodes, 1962-1963)
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Poster

Crazy Like a Fox  (1984-1986)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086691/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086691/reference
Rough-and-tumble private Investigator Harry Fox, Sr.
solves crimes with the reluctant help of his son,
respected San Francisco lawyer Harrison Fox, Jr.

Jack Warden   ...    Harrison 'Harry' Fox, Sr. (35 episodes, 1984-1986)
John Rubinstein   ...  Harrison Fox  (35 episodes, 1984-1986) 
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I added all suggestions, partners are tricky but one can't say that they don't form a duo, I wonder if I should add Dragnet, I wish all the posters could only have the two characters.to emphasize the "duo" aspect
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Yes to Dragnet.
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Toody and Muldoon! Prehistoric Starsky and Hutch!
OOOH....OOOH....OOOH

Fred Gwynne and Joe E. Ross in Car 54, Where Are You? (1961)

Fred Gwynne and Joe E Ross in Car 54 Where Are You 1961


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OK to add Wild Wild West now??
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You would Think So.
James West and Artemus Gordon.
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Yes but Jim had many partners when Ross Martin had injury for some 2 seasons.
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Ross Martin is listed as "credit only" on nine episodes of 104. Doesn't seem like *that* many missing.
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Maybe split into several parts?  Animated? By genre?  By decade?  Limit options by minimum amount of votes?

FYI:
Gravity Falls (2012–2016)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1865718/mediaviewer/rm3967011840

Documentary Now! (2015– )
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4677934/mediaviewer/rm3526945024

Portlandia (2011-2018)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1780441/mediaviewer/rm2244548096

The Bridge (I) (2013–2014)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2406376/mediaviewer/rm229229056

Flight of the Conchords (2007–2009)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0863046/mediaviewer/rm3994687744

Peep Show (2003–2015)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387764/mediaviewer/rm1741292032

Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Mad About You (1992–1999)
The Tick (1994–1997)
Sherlock (2010– )
Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992–1996)
Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Celebrity Deathmatch (1998–2007)
The Angry Beavers (1997–2001)
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003–2010)
Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Psych (2006–2014)
Get Smart (1965–1970)
Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)
Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Anything But Love (1989–1992)
Moone Boy (2012–2015)
Franklin & Bash (2011–2014)
The Blacklist (2013– )
Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)
Adventure Time (2010–2018)
Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)
Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983–1987)
Would The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982) or CatDog (1998–2005)  count?
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I have a problem with partners and sidekicks, it should be duos with two leads, I wasn't too sure about "Batman" but the poster convinced me.

Besides, they've got to ne mildly popular TV series, you ask a relevant question about the "genre", "Tom and Jerry" would be a perfect example... I'll brainstorm on that poll :)
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hey elm...alot of this list is great...mad about you...get smart...sherlock...inspector morse...etc...

and you could add the brokenwood mysteries...the dick van dyke show...rosemary and thyme...mr. and mrs. murder...the bob newhart show...bosom buddies...hart to hart...mcmillan and wife...

alot of good shows...maybe you need several polls...duo couples...duo detectives...duo coworkers...duo friends...etc...

just a thought...cheers...
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You say "duo-themed series" - am I correct in assuming that means you're not just looking for duos in a series, but that the series actually focuses on the duo? For example, Troy and Abed are a great duo on Community who I would wholly recommend. But the show isn't only about them, so I didn't include them. Am I reading this correctly?

I second:
Wild Wild West - Jim and Artemus
Mork & Mindy
Psych - Shawn and Gus
Mad About You - Paul and Jamie
Portlandia - Fred and Carrie
Flight of the Conchords - Jemaine and Bret
Dragnet - Sergeant Joe Friday and Officer Bill Gannon
The Man from UNCLE - Solo and Kuryakin
I Spy - Kelly and Scott
Quantum Leap - Sam and Al

FYC:
Supernatural - Sam and Dean
The Flintstones - Fred and Barney
The Honeymooners - Ralph and Norton
Sherlock/Elementary - Holmes and Watson
Law & Order: SVU - Benson and Stabler
Tom & Jerry
Rocky & Bullwinkle
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ElM,

Please correct your Discussion link back from:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_poll

To:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-duo-themed-tv-series

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For your consideration:

Kate & Allie
(1984–1989)
When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend, Kate McArdle, also divorced and raising a daughter. They form a unique kind of family unit in this comedy from the 1980s.

Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)
Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.
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Thanks everybody, I fixed the link and added some extra rules to filter the options, if I forgot one of your suggestions that fit the new criteria, let me know :)
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Forgot Wild Wild West TV show.
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