10+ TV Friendships That Put Real Ones To Shame

Friends are the family we choose, those are the facts. They're with us in good times and bad, through thick and thin, no matter what. At least, that's how it works on TV.

Below are examples of 10+ TV friendships that put real ones to shame.

These TV best friends take the notion of friendship to an entirely new level.

Bart Simpson and Millhouse Van Hoeten in *The Simpsons*.

Bart and Milhouse have been best friends for 30-plus years, with no signs of slowing down.

We've watched these two little hellraisers go through everything from growing pains to girl trouble.

Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins in *Parks And Recreation*.


I think Leslie loves Ann more than she loves breakfast at JJ's diner.

Watching their friendship slowly evolve over the course of the series is without a doubt one of the most rewarding and hilarious aspects of the show.

Ted Mosby and Marshall Eriksen in *How I Met Your Mother*.

I can tell you from experience that nothing cements a friendship quite like "eating a sandwich".

That's all the common ground that Ted and Marshall needed to launch them into best buds status!

Winston Scmidt and Nick Miller in *New Girl*.


No, I didn't forget a comma. Don't forget that Schmidt's real name is Winston, too!

I love watching clips from Nick and Schmidt's old college years. You really get a sense of Schmidt's vulnerable side and a much better understanding of his character as a whole.

Chris Turk and John Dorian in *Scrubs*.


My goal in life is to find someone who looks at me the way that J.D. looks at Chris Turk.

Also, it takes a real man to be able to tell his best friend "I miss you so much it hurts sometimes."

Grace Hanson and Frankie Bergstein in *Grace And Frankie*.


There's a line from William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" that reads "Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows." I don't think a truer statement could be made about Grace and Frankie.

When they had nothing else, they found each other. Isn't that what true friendship is all about?

Jake Peralta and Charles Boyle in *Brooklyn 99*.

So yes, there's undoubtedly some hero-worshipping taking place in this dynamic.

That said, as much as Jake may at times take advantage of Charles, there's no one else on earth whom he loves more. Not even Amy.

Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter in *The Big Bang Theory*.


The mere fact that Leonard never once tried to smother Sheldon while he was sleeping is a testament to this man's patience as well as the lengths he's willing to go to for a friend.

We should all be so lucky.

Eric Murphy and Vincent Chase in *Entourage*.


The boys from Queens Blvd. have never strayed from the pack. Even when Vince was in the thralls of addiction and depression, Eric stuck by him.

It just goes to show that it doesn't matter how big or famous you become, if you don't have friends, you're nothing.

Troy Barnes and Abed Nadir in *Community*.

Let's just go through a typical weekend in the life of Troy and Abed, shall we?

Paintball assassin matches, video game marathons, blanket fort building - and the list goes on! I wish these guys would invite me over, just once...

D.J. Tanner and Kimmy Gibbler in *Full House/Fuller House*.


She-Wolf Pack, can I get a howl? I've always loved D.J. and Kimmy, but ever since Fuller House made its return, I feel like their friendship has a renewed spark!

I don't even mind Stephanie being thrown in the mix.

Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson in *Parks And Recreation*.

Leslie's relationship with Ron is much different, much deeper, than her friendship with Ann. On paper, Ron and Leslie should attract like oil and water. Yet somehow, these two polar opposites find common ground.

It's inspiring.

Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement in *Flight Of The Conchords*.


You know you've found a best friend for life when someone's willing to write a song about how good looking and attractive you are, just in order to help boost your confidence.

If you haven't heard Jemaine's "Bret, You Got It Goin' On" have a listen!

Judy Hale and Jen Harding in *Dead To Me*.


A true friend forgives anything, even mariticide. Watching Judy and Jen find renewed strength in one another is an absolute pleasure to watch.

I can't wait to see if their romantic relationship blossoms in season 3!

Chandler and Joey from *Friends*.

You knew it was coming! The original 'bromance', the 'manship' that puts all others to shame: Joey and Chandler.

What won't these two do for one another? They've been through everything from love, loss, and everything in between. No matter what life throws their way, Chandler and Joey face it together.