In most shows, one of the main characters has siblings or the main characters are a group of siblings. The interaction between a character and their sibling is crucial in television because it’s one of the most important relationships a person can have.
Siblings are typically the opposite of one another personality wise and this is one of the most realistic things television and film can convey. But when push comes to shove they are there for one another. Siblings go through hell and back to protect one another and these relationships are always the most heartwarming to see unfold on your screen. I don’t believe anyone who says they haven’t done something out of your comfort zone for your sibling or haven’t done something ridiculous to protect their integrity. Your sibling is that person who you would do anything for, and is the only one who you know will forgive you for doing lousy things.
There is no bond quite like the one between siblings, and to see these bonds on screen always makes for both hilarious and sweet moments.
HERE ARE THE 11 BEST SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS ON TELEVISION
Zack & Cody (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody)
Our favourite disney channel twins were always getting into mischief even though the hotel’s manager, Mr. Moseby, caught them every time. While these brothers could not be any more different, when the times got tough they were always there to stick up for one another and help each other out.
Cory & Eric (Boy Meets World)
These brothers rarely see eye to eye. Even though their age difference makes it uncool for the two to spend much time together, and Eric doesn’t always come through for Cory, the two have always had each other’s backs. The high school advice Eric gives to Cory may be a bit misguided, you can’t say he didn’t try to help out his little brother.
Phineas & Ferb (Phineas & Ferb)
These step brothers are able to accomplish amazing things together. These two child geniuses have spent almost every day of their summer vacation coming out with insane inventions, which their sister Candace is always trying to bust them for. Luckily, Candace is never successful as their inventions disappear just before their mom can see what they’re really up to.
Carrie & Dorrit (The Carrie Diaries)
One is a preppy writer while the other is a rebellious punk. The sisters are black and white, but the older Carrie is always willing to go to the moon and back to protect Dorrit. Dorrit may not show affection often, but her small gestures (like making Carrie a birthday mix tape) assure us that these two siblings love each other very much even if they don’t like to admit it.
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“Shipping” has become prominent in television and film viewing nowadays. Almost all couples (and even non-couples) are labeled with conjoined names (I.e Romione, Klaine, Delena). With blogging and fanfiction, shipping has taken the media by storm. It breaks the servers of websites hosting polls on best pairings, and even influences writers. In fact, Ryan Murphy addresses shippers explicity on Glee as characters refer to their ship names. Principal Figgins actually called Rachel and Finn, “Finchel” and characters continually refer to their fan base as Brittany addressed how lesbian bloggers might not like her being with Sam.
Looking back on old shows, you will realize we were all shipping before it became it became a thing on the internet. There were couples (especially on much beloved Disney shows) where in our eyes, the whole show centered around two characters that had to be together. There was no possibility Lizzie was going to end up with any guy who she dated, because she was meant to be with Gordo. Phil could not go to the future before he confessed his love for Keely.
There are so many pairings that were meant to be in our eyes. We shipped them, and we shipped them hard.
Take a trip back to look at characters from your childhood that you definitely shipped
Lizzie & Gordo (Lizzie McGuire)
Over the course of Lizzie McGuire we saw Lizzie through multiple and awful relationships. Gordo was the one constant in all her relationships, the one who would bring her back up again after yet another guy knocked her down. Lizzie didn’t always know Gordo loved her, but we did, and that is why we will never forget when they finally kissed in the movie. Poor Gordo, that only took a few seasons to happen…
Helga & Arnold (Hey Arnold)
Even though Helga is considered to be psycho, and her romance with Arnold is in her head, their relationship is pretty endearing. She will go to great lengths to help out Arnold, and if thats not love, then what is?
Keeley & Phil (Phil of the Future)
There was never a question Keeley and Phil were meant to be together. Whenever one had a potential love interest, the other became extremely tense and obviously jealous. Even though we wanted Keeley to mind her own business and not find out Phil was from the future, Keeley loved him all the same after she found out. True love is dating someone with four toes.
Zoey & Chase (Zoey 101)
Although we all knew Chase only had eyes for Zoey from the first episode when he fell of a bike to get a good look at her, we didn’t know if Zoey would reciprocate his feelings. It was only until Chase got a girlfriend of his own did Zooey realize she liked him — typical. Although Chase chased (ha!) Zoey when she changed boarding schools not realizing Zoey stayed at Pacific Coast Academy, the two finally got to be together in what might have been the best Disney Channel finale of all time.
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It’s time to be honest and admit that we have always been fangirls. We have been watching TV since we were three. We sang the Barney theme song the same way we now sing the theme song for The Big Bang Theory. We have ALWAYS been nerds—we just need to embrace it. I, for one, have memorized all the lyrics for the cartoons I watched growing up—especially those on the Family Channel. If you didn’t scream out “Wade, what’ the sitch?” at the end of the Kim Possible opening, I don’t know you. Remember how Christina Milan covered the theme song? Remember how it was a total sham because we all know it was and remains Christie Carlson Romano’s song?
How about when the Backstreet Boys sang the Arthur theme song? Who can ever forget that. The point is, we will always remember these theme songs. Even if you haven’t seen one of these cartoons in ages — I’m talking Braceface — chances are, you will still sing along.
It’s funny thinking about how celebrities sang the themes for a lot of these (remember how Solange Knowles sang the theme for Proud Family). I hope, that like myself, the opening credits to all these cartoons of our past and present hit you with a wave of nostalgia, and make you sing along the way.
The Proud Family
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I met the band at The Sutton Place Hotel, which, if you know the selection of luxury hotels in Toronto, is a modest choice. Not too fancy. Pretty low key.
The band just finished a show last night at the Sound Academy, one of the last legs of their Canadian tour before heading up to London, ON. I ask how it went.
“It was really awesome seeing how many kids came out,” says Zachary, the lead singer and guitarist. “Toronto just seems like a cool city for bands, all the kids are really into it which is really exciting for us. We can’t wait to come back.”
“Fans here know our lyrics more than in America, it’s crazy. They know all the words,” says Cameron, the bassist.
Leave it to us crazy Canadians to leave an impression on them. The band also paid a visit to the MuchMusic studios a day earlier, which was of course, met with a sold out audience.
So between sold out television appearances and a passionate, driven fan base, how does the band prepare themselves for their shows?
“I like to light a bunch of candles, sit in a dark room. I’ll put on the Spice Girls,” says Nathan, the guitarist.