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The Not-So-Lone Ranger: Ranking The Most Dynamic Duos of All Time

by Kevin Marshall   July 03, 2013 at 12:00AM  |  Views: 206
Source: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The team of the Lone Ranger and Tonto are synonymous with partnership, right up there with "Batman and Robin." In honor of the film's release, we decided to arbitrarily rank the ten most dynamic duos in history.

10. Bill & Lance from Contra

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09. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

What a pair these two made. Back when they were rappers making a name for themselves on MTV, I doubt many of us thought one of them would eventually become the biggest movie star in the world. But while Will Smith became the breakout mainstream star, DJ Jazzy Jeff was no slouch himself: he's considered a pioneer on the turntable and is credited as the inventor of the "transformer" scratch. Together they rocked the house and taught us important life lessons, including but not limited to the inability of parents to understand and how much trouble girls of the world can be.



08. Green Lantern & Green Arrow

Green Lantern is an iconic character and founding member of the Justice League, in the 1970s his book struggled to find an audience. Sagging sales had DC Comics desperate for a solution, so they put him together with Green Arrow for eleven issues and officially changed the book's title to "Green Lantern and Green Arrow." The arc later became known as "Hard-Traveling Heroes" and saw the two traveling across the country and feeling guilty about social injustice. While the stories don't hold up very well, their intentions are noble and introduced a fresh take on super-heroes. After all, if you had guys that could pretty much do anything they wanted with a powerful ring, wouldn't you want him to do something about homelessness?



Source: Paramount Pictures

07. Wayne & Garth

These recurring SNL characters were obsessed with all things rock, partying, and excellence. They were the best of buds. The men playing them, on the other hand, had a bit of a rocky relationship. The good news is that they finally buried the hatchet at a reunion screening this past April.



06. Batman & Robin

Their names are probably the first ones that come to mind when you think of duos; so much so that this article was named after them. Unfortunately, their hype doesn't hold up when you put them under the microscope. Feel free to disagree with me on this, but how many Robins has Batman been through now? Look, I love Batman and Robin as much as anyone. I'm just saying that maybe sending a pre-teen to fight armed killers isn't such a great idea.



05. The Green Hornet & Kato

These two are basically a knock-off of the Lone Ranger and Tonto, so it's only fitting they ended up on this list. Also, just like in the new movie, it's the "sidekick" that actually gets to do all the cool stuff. That was especially the case in the 1960s television adaptation, where Kato was played by legendary martial arts master Bruce Lee.



04. Han & Chewie

These two guys were the real heroes of the original "Star Wars" trilogy. After all, without them Luke would never have gotten off Tattooine or destroyed the Death Star. They also get bonus points for being able to understand each other despite speaking two completely different languages (English and RAAAUUUULLLGLHLGGGH).



Source: Vincent Laforet/Getty Images

03. Michael Jordan & Scotty Pippen

For fans of a certain age, these two will always exemplify basketball, teamwork, and friendship. You can't hear one of their names without immediately thinking of the other. Okay, maybe that's more true for Pippen than Jordan, but you catch my drift.



02. Bert & Ernie

Many of us learned the finer points of friendship and consideration from this duo, who to this day are still best pals and roomies.



Source: Miramax Films

01. Vincent Vega & Jules

The iconic duo from "Pulp Fiction" will always epitomize cool, whether they're on the hunt for someone who crossed the boss or having a conversation about buying Big Macs in France.



"The Lone Ranger" is now out in theaters.



Speaking of on-screen duos, we talked to Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tony Danza about their new movie "Don Jon," in theaters this Fall. Take a look.

 

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