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"The Odd Couple" opened on Broadway on March 10, 1965. Walter Matthau played Oscar Madison, a divorced sports writer and slob. Art Carney played his best friend, Felix Unger, a divorced neat freak with hypochondria. The show closed after a little over two years. It ran for 964 performances.
In 1968, the movie version featured Walter Matthau as Oscar. However, this time Jack Lemmon played Felix. A couple of years later, Neil Simon, who wrote "The Odd Couple," made it into a TV series that stars Tony Randall as Felix and Jack Klugman as Oscar.
Other remakes have also been done, including a female version in 1985.
Bert and Ernie are muppets on "Sesame Street". They were created by Jim Henson and Frank Oz and have been there from the beginning. They are best friends and share a place, but Ernie often annoys Bert. Ernie is a bit of a slob, and Bert likes everything neat and orderly.
Ernie loves his Rubber Ducky. Bert loves pigeons.
There has been much discussion about whether these two puppets are gay partners. Frank Oz said, "They're not, of course, a gay couple. But why that question? Why the need to define people as only gay? There's much more to a human being than just straightness or gayness."
"Beaches" came out in 1988 and stars Bette Midler (CC) and Barbara Hershey (Hillary). CC and Hillary met when they were children and became best friends. CC became a famous singer, and their friendship sometimes struggled, but it always lasted. When they are older, maybe 40s, Hillary has cardiomyopathy, and CC takes care of her until she passes away.
She also takes care of Hillary's daughter.
Harry Potter and Ron Weasley are best friends in the "Harry Potter" books and movies. I could have said Hermione as one of the choices, too, since all three are best friends. Throughout the series, Harry is tormented by Lord Voldemort, and in the end, it's a battle between good and evil.
The song "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" was a poem by Joseph M. Scriven in 1855-music by Charles Crozat Converse in 1868. The song is all about how great a friend Jesus is to us because we can share all our problems with him. After all, He cares so much. One of the lines of the song says, "What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer."
Leah Remini and Mike Rinder hosted a podcast called "Fair Game". Both Remini and Rinder are former Scientologist. On the podcast, they shared their stories of what happened to them. They also had guests who shared their stories, not just former Scientologists but other religions as well.
"The Flintstones" animated series premiered in 1960. Fred Flintstone (voiced by Alan Reed) and Barney Rubble (voiced by Mel Blanc) were neighbors, co-workers, and best friends. Fred often took advantage of Barney or tried to.
"The Flintstones" was inspired by the 1950s tv show "The Honeymooners", which starred Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden and Art Carney as Ed Norton. They also were neighbors and best friends. However, Ralph worked for the bus company, and Ed worked for the sewer company.
Frodo Baggins (played by Elijah Wood) and Samwise Gamgee (played by Sean Astin) set off on a three-movie trek to get rid of "the ring." Sam's job is to protect Frodo from the ring's powers and help him get to Mount Doom to throw the ring into the fires.
They meet Gollum (voiced by Andy Serkis). Gollum used to be called Sméagol until the ring possessed him. He calls the ring "My Precious" and desperately wants to get it from Frodo. His desperation kills him at Mount Doom. Sam not only helps Frodo with the ring itself but also helps him with dealing with Gollum.
Along the way, Samwise and Frodo become close friends, if not best friends.
Archie Andrews first appeared in a comic strip in 1941. He is a teenage boy who attends Riverdale High School. His best friend is Jughead, and he is torn between two girls at his school: Veronica and Betty.
Forsythe Pendelton "Jughead" Jones III is Archie's best friend. He is skinny despite his enormous appetite. He is intelligent but sarcastic. He is excellent friends with Betty as well.
Since the comic strip, Archie has been made into an animated series, a TV series, and a movie, and they even had a hit song called "Sugar, Sugar" in 1969.
Peppermint Patty and Marcie are part of the Peanuts gang created by Charles Shultz.
Peppermint Patty's real name is Patricia Reichardt. She first appeared in 1966 and lived across town from where Charlie Brown lives. She has freckles and often wears a green striped shirt. She is a bit of a tomboy and enjoys playing sports. She refers to Snoopy as "a strange kid." She has a crush on Charlie Brown, who she calls Chuck.
Marcie first appeared in 1971. She lives in Peppermint Patty's neighborhood and is her best friend. Marcie annoys her friend by constantly calling her "sir." Marcie wears very thick glasses. She also has a crush on Charlie Brown.