One More Thing: Who’s your favorite sidekick?

Nick Miller on “New Girl.” Everything he says is worthy of printing on a throw pillow. “I’d give you a hug, but my shirt smells pretty weird today.” Iconic.
Leslie Packer, Marlton

Hermione from “Harry Potter,” obviously. Honestly, it’s almost offensive that she’s the sidekick and not the main character. She’s always the one who knows what to do to save the day, and then she’s the one to do it!
Pamela Weisbach, Moorestown

Samwise Gamgee in “The Lord of the Rings” is the guy (or hobbit) I want by my side on a dangerous quest. He wouldn’t let Frodo fail. He pledged his life to him. That is dedication.
Ben Blevins, Collingswood

Ryan Evans in “High School Musical.” Think about it – he’s super talented, incredibly loyal to his sister, even when she doesn’t deserve it, but not too loyal to not do the right thing. (And then he brings the house down with an awesome singing and dancing number.) He’s so underrated.
Hannah Maymach, Cherry Hill

Jeff Daniels as Harry in “Dumb and Dumber” to Jim Carrey’s Lloyd. You can’t help but get drawn into these roommates’ bungling world. They have such great chemistry being dumb (and dumber) together.
Bobby Pirylis, Magnolia

As Buffy Summers’ best friend in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Willow Rosenberg plays the brainy nerd to Buffy’s beauty and brawn. But as the series matures, so does Willow – turning into a powerful witch and even more essential to saving the world from dark forces. Love her!
Jade Nichols, Egg Harbor Township

Stevie Budd in “Schitt’s Creek.” The looks and one-liners she zings to David are amazing. Quick wit, funny, sarcastic… she’s the whole package!
Michelle Perry, Cherry Hill

Would “The Office” be as great without Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Schrute as assistant (to the) regional manager? Nope. Dwight is always the first one to jump in on Michael’s hare-brained schemes. The dynamic duo’s orientation music video for new employees, “Lazy Scranton,” is now stuck in my head.
Lucy Graves, Williamstown

Ross’s pet monkey, Marcel in “Friends” was a show stealer. Although he had no speaking parts, he’s responsible for one of the best quips – when Chandler sees Ross for the first time with Marcel and says: “Hey, this monkey has a Ross on its ass!”
Audrey Jastrow, Cherry Hill

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” wouldn’t work without sidekick Cameron Frye. His dry deliveries and inability to keep Ferris in line stabilized their dynamic.
Eleanor Brash, Haddonfield

Jack McFarland from “Will & Grace” is an over the top yet endearing scene stealer. The show should have been “Just Jack!”
Wyndi Shaker, Shamong

Olaf is why I love “Frozen.” He may be made of snow, but his heart is extremely warm. He loves fiercely, puts others first and helps the sisters resolve their conflict. It’s also so great that a snowman’s favorite season is summer!
Cayla Carlyle, Berlin

Donkey (Eddie Murphy’s voice) in “Shrek” is cheeky, funny and loyal – great sidekick qualities. He has all the best zingers. “Well, I have a bit of a confession to make: donkeys don’t have layers. We wear our fear right there on our sleeves.” Classic!
George Hamilton, Deptford

This is old school: Ethel Mertz to Lucy Ricardo. Ethel knew better but followed Lucy into every zany situation, watching over her, almost mothering her.
Marlene Dworkin, Cherry Hill

December 2021
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