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The Top Ten Sidekicks


“‘Here’s Johnny!’ he says, and “second fiddle” is his game,

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Here’s Johnny”

Nowadays, it seems that everyone needs to have a sidekick. Obviously, the Marketing Department has had a major influence on this. And it doesn’t even matter if you are a hero, villain, or a neutral bystander, you either have a sidekick, or are somebody’s else’s sidekick. Look at me, I’m a sidekick on my very own podcast!

The mentors are all listed in parentheses ( ). I could go on and on about this subject, but you don’t want to read a lecture from me. I’m just a second banana. So let’s get to the list!

The Top Ten Sidekicks

Keith’s List

  • 10. Dr Watson (Sherlock Holmes)
  • 9. Tonto (The Lone Ranger)
  • 8. Rick Jones (The Incredible Hulk)
  • 7. Scarlett (Snake-Eyes [from G.I. Joe])
  • 6. Kato (The Green Hornet)
  • 5. Patrick Starfish (Spongebob Squarepants)
  • 4. Harley Quinn (“Mister J” a.k.a.: The Joker)
  • 3. Bucky Barnes (Captain America)
  • 2. Robin (Batman)
  • 1. Chewbacca (Han Solo [from Star Wars])

Honorable Mentions: Jimmy Olsen (Superman); Lockheed (Kitty Pride); Jubilee (wolverine); Dum Dum Dugan (Nick Fury); Hit-Girl (Kick-Ass); Bumblebee (Optimus Prime); me – a.k.a: I, Omnibus (Keith Feltenstein).

My List

  • 10. Plato (Socrates)
  • 9. Ed McMahon (Johnny Carson [from “The Tonight Show”])
  • 8. Burton “Gus” Guster (Shawn Spencer [from Psych])
  • 7. Pinky (Brain [from Pinky and the Brain])
  • 6. Deputy Barney Fife (Sheriff Andy Taylor [from The Andy Griffith Show])
  • 5. Sam Axe (Sam Westen [from Burn Notice])
  • 4. Samwise Gamgee (Frodo [from Lord of the Rings])
  • 3. Dr Watson (Sherlock Holmes)
  • 2. Robin (Batman)
  • 1. Gilligan (the Skipper [from Gilligan’s Island])

Honorable Mentions: Kato; Baba Looey (Quick Draw McGraw); Robin Quivers (Howard Stern); Friday (Robinson Crusoe); Ed Norton (Ralph Kramden [from The Honeymooners]); Smee (Captain Hook [from Peter Pan]); Fozzie Bear (Kermit the Frog); Ron Stoppable (Kim Possible); Boo Boo Bear (Yogi Bear); Andy Richter (Conan O’Brien).

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