Okay, so maybe we’ve set ourselves up for some dispute with a title like that, but there’s no denying these are some of the most iconic TV couples ever. Maybe you remember anxiously waiting for them to tie the knot, taping the wedding, and watching it over and over again. Perhaps they’ve helped shape and define your standards for finding the perfect significant other. Some of these pairings are generations old and we’re still talking about them! Love truly does transcend the ages.
Ricky & Lucy Ricardo – “I Love Lucy” (1951-1957)
A couple both on screen and off, these two lovebirds taught us to find humor in marriage, even if sometimes our actions require some splainin’ to do.
Homer & Marge Simpson – “The Simpsons” (1989-present)
For over 25 years we’ve watched the most dysfunctional family on TV steal our hearts. Their love is an animated testament to celebrating each other’s flaws.
Mr. Big & Carrie Bradshaw – “Sex and the City” (1998-2004)
One of the most tumultuous and mysterious relationships on the list, Mr. Big and Carrie showed that relationships don’t always have a predictable or easy run before hearing “you’re the one.”
While not the healthiest of marriages, Archie and Edith served as an important juxtaposition toward popular social issues. Archie’s unfounded bigotry teaches us the importance of cultivating Edith’s tolerance.
Philip J. Fry & Turanga Leela – “Futurama” (1999-2013)
One’s a mutant the other human, their birthdays are a century apart, and Leela wears the pants. A modern day couple in every sense!
Ward & June Cleaver – “Leave it to Beaver” (1957-1963)
Representing a bygone era of cleanliness, pearls, cocktails and life in the ‘burbs, the Cleavers are either what we long for or hope to avoid in marriage.
From a harmless office crush, (complete with awesome office pranks) to the poignant YouTube inspired wedding, we’ve been with them from the beginning and have loved every second of it.
Fred & Wilma Flintstone – “The Flintstones” (1960-1966)
Our favorite family from the Stone Age may have followed some ancient sentiments toward marriage, but there’s still one piece of advice that stands the test of time: listen to your wife.
For many Millennials, the Barones taught us the heartwarming lesson that marriage is about more than just your ship, it’s about your crazy in-laws too.
Buffy & Angel – “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997-2003)
Who can’t relate to losing their soul in a curse and having their lover banish them to a demon dimension? Buffy and Angel represent unlikely love and the pain of letting go.
Cameron & Mitchell – “Modern Family” (2009-present)
It’s been one of the greatest TV marriages in recent history to serve as a zeitgeist for tolerance and acceptance woven by the common thread of parenthood.
George & Louise Jefferson – “The Jeffersons” (1975-1985)
For ten years we witnessed the endurance of their marriage while navigating through the cultural issues that come from newfound riches.
George Burns & Gracie Allen – “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show” (1950-1958)
From vaudeville, to radio, to TV, this zany real-life couple approached life as a joyous farce.
Gomez & Morticia Addams – “The Addams Family” (1964-1966)
Weird love is sexy, especially when it involves a tango or two.