The 20 Best Wingmen in Pop Culture
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15. Luigi, Mario
Wingman To: Mario
The faithful brother to Nintendo’s red-hatted plumber, Luigi frequently appears as his sidekick in the Mario series. Though he doesn’t have quite the gumption his brother does, Luigi is always there to help.
14. Barney Rubble (Mel Blanc), The Flintstones
Wingman To: Fred Flintstone (Alan Reed)
Bedrock never knew of two closer companions. Fred’s next-door neighbor and best friend, Barney is a loyal supporter of Fred’s ideas and schemes and always quick to agree with an “OK, Fred!” or “Whatever you say, Fred!”
13. Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Toy Story
Wingman To: Woody (Tom Hanks)
Though he and Woody had a rough start, Buzz soon earned his place in the toys’, Andy’s and Pixar fans’ hearts throughout the three films. And with his super-cool space suit, Buzz is literally Woody’s wingman.
12. Mercutio, Romeo & Juliet
Wingman To: Romeo Montague
One of Shakespeare’s most popular characters, Mercutio is a crass, flamboyant, loud-mouthed playboy, as well as Romeo’s best friend. When Romeo is heartbroken over Rosaline’s rejection of his love, Mercutio tries to help his friend overcome his depression. And Romeo eventually does fall in love again. But we all know how that story ends.
11. K.I.T.T. (William Daniels), Knight Rider
Wingman To: Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff)
The Knight Industries Two Thousand is a souped-up 1982 Pontiac Trans Am and the highly faithful partner of Michael Knight. Michael and K.I.T.T. are an unstoppable crime-fighting team, with the car always willing to help save the day or provide witty one-liners.