Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Top 10 Tuesday: Sidekicks Who Stole the Show

As I mentioned in a post back in July, I love the movie Pretty in Pink starring Molly Ringwald and it is one of my ultimate guilty pleasure movies.  I watched it a few days ago and during a scene with Phil “Duckie” Dale (played by Jon Cryer), the Otis Redding lip-syncing dweeb who is in love with Molly’s character, Andie, I wondered what the movie would've been like without Duckie Dale. Molly Ringwald may have been the lead character, but I really think Duckie stole the show and made it so very memorable.  Honestly, most of what I love about Pretty in Pink, besides Andie’s fortitude to be her own person in an age where most teens are easily swayed, is Duckie’s hilarious antics.

Thinking about Duckie and how vital his role was in Pretty in Pink, made me think about other movie “sidekicks” who really stole the show as well.

After much consideration, here are my Top 10 Movie Sidekicks:

Honorable Mention - Chunk (Goonies, 1986)

#10 Spicoli (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, 1982)

#9 Cedric (Think Like a Man 2)

#8 Alan (The Hangover Trilogy)

#7 Genie (Aladdin, 1992)

#6 Dory (Finding Nemo, 2003)

#5 Donkey (Shrek, 2001)

#4 Mater (Cars, 2006)

#3 Duckie Dale (Pretty in Pink, 1986)

#2 Fat Amy (Pitch Perfect, 2012)

#1 Cousin Eddie (National Lampoon's Vacation franchise)

What do you think?  Do you have a favorite sidekick who really made the movie that I don't have on my list?  Feel free to comment below.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. i didn't mind fat amy in pitch perfect but i really didn't like her in pitch perfect 2. her accent is so weird and i hate all the (bad) australian jokes. sets us back to paul hogan days! she might as well have said put another shrimp on the barbie, lol.
    genie, mater & donkey are personal faves though!

    1. I can see where that would be frustrating, when a character epitomizes every stereotype of a culture/country and leads the world to believe that everyone from that culture/country exhibits those qualities, too. I am from rural West Virginia, so I am sympathize.


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