Most people have a TV set in their homes. Television shows have historically centered upon a family or a couple, often resulting in that couple becoming widely attached to the TV show they’ve starred in, even if they never had a relationship outside of the show, and even if they move on to do other work like major motion pictures later on. Over the years gone by, we’ve fallen in love with many of these couples. Some remain so famous today that they are still talked about on gossip cites, in the news and around the water cooler at work. We will examine some of the most Famous TV Couples of all time. Test your wits and memory and see if you can take this fun jog down memory lane with us.
Ricky and Lucy (Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball), I Love Lucy
This candid pair helped put the TV couple on the map. Their onscreen chemistry was quirky, first rate and drop dead hilarious. Nobody can forget the ranting in Spanish by a flustered Ricky or the constant failures of epic proportions of his onscreen wife, Lucy.
David and Maddie (Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd), Moonlighting
Arguably, Willis really vetted himself for superstardom when he agreed to star alongside of Cybill Shepherd in this odd private detective agency comedy. Both would go on to wow fans and win their hearts over, with many contending that they were the most believable TV couple in recent memory.
Ross and Rachel (David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston), Friends
At one point in this show’s history, the actors were offered $1,000,000 or more per episode because the show had grown to become so beloved by Americans. Easily, Ross and Rachel were the primary cadre of this show. Their on and off again, and almost always awkward, relationship captivated fans and left them spellbound for the next episode to follow.
George and Louise (Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford), The Jeffersons
Nobody can forget this loveable TV series. Interestingly enough, this show was actually created by spinning it off from its counterpart, All in the Family. It would go on to become the longest running sitcom that featured a black famous TV couple in history.
Paul and Jamie Buchman (Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt), Mad About You
Both Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser would gain immense fame and stature for their onscreen chemistry and acting licks in this show. Both would also go on to star in plenty of big screen endeavors after the fact, too. Telling of her popularity on the set, Hunt was awarded four Emmys for her role.
Luke and Laura (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis), General Hospital
For you soap opera lovers, we had to add this one in. Easily the starlings of the most famous soap ever contrived, Geary and Francis are one of TVs most beloved couples (at least for stay at home moms and daytime TV watchers). Their serious candor and intertwined intimate conflicts helped inspire the most robust soap opera ever created in history.