Today is National Sibling Day! We have Claudia Evart to thank for this special day. Two of her siblings sadly passed away in separate accidents and she founded National Sibling Day in their honor. You can read more about the holiday, and Claudia, here.
Let’s celebrate the day by looking back at some of our favorite TV siblings:
Ross and Monica Geller – Friends
Ross and Monica Geller will forever be one of the best brother-sister duos on TV. From their middle-finger alternative, awesome dance routines, and, of course, the Geller cup, these two have shown that they will always be there for each other, even when they are tattling to their parents, ie. this beautiful exchange:
Monica: Yeah, and Dad, Chandler didn't melt your records. Ross did. And Dad, you remember that mailman you got fired? He didn't steal your playboys, Ross did.
Ross: Yeah, well, Hurricane Gloria didn't break the porch swing, Monica did.
Monica: Ross hasn't worked at the museum in a year!
Ross: Monica and Chandler are living together.
Monica: Ross married Rachel in Vegas and got divorced... again!
DJ, Stephanie and Michelle Tanner – Full House
These three girls were a staple in every American household in the 90s. We all got to see them grow and struggle after their mother’s death, but despite the hardship they went through, they had each other’s backs. They made us cry and laugh, and, honestly, were all-around relatable. We’re sure the Tanner girls are as essential now as they were in the 90’s. After all, look at how Stephanie left everything behind to help DJ out in Fuller House. Can you say #SisterGoals?
Damon and Stefan Salvatore – The Vampire Diaries
The Salvatores have a complicated relationship, to put it lightly, but they truly love each other and are each other’s constants. We’ve seen them grow closer throughout the series’ 7 seasons, so much so that their relationship is now the core of the show – love triangles are so Season 1.
Dean and Sam Winchester – Supernatural
From their mother’s death to each other’s (quite a few times), this duo has dealt with it all. To be honest, fighting demons and monsters of every kind would make us closer to our siblings, too. Dean and Sam have sacrificed everything for each other, and what’s sweeter than that?
Brandon and Brenda Walsh – Beverly Hills 90210
Well, it’s true that Brenda was a little annoying sometimes but the relationship with her twin Brandon was the basis of the revolutionary 90s soap. Together, the native Minnesotans took Beverly Hills by storm. They went through lots of new experiences- new school, new friends, new loves, pregnancy scares, drinking problems- but in the end, these two always looked after each other.
Prue, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell – Charmed
The Halliwells had such an iconic relationship, and like their Supernatural counterpart, the Winchesters, did so much for each other. What else could make a sisterly bond stronger than magic? These girls were the perfect balance of serious, strong, and sassy and they had every supernatural creature at their feet. Talk about girl power.
Ellie and Chuck Bartowski – Chuck
Even if Chuck was the Intersect and could very easily protect himself and others around him, Ellie’s position as Chuck’s older sister made her completely protective of him. But, as we all know, younger siblings can really come through for their older siblings, and Chuck’s tireless search for their Dad to attend Ellie’s wedding is the perfect example.
Ryan Atwood and Seth Cohen – The O.C.
Their relationship showed us that blood doesn’t have to be involved in order for people to be siblings. Together the broody Ryan and awesome nerd Seth conquered all. And even if they had some tough times with Kirsten’s alcoholism and Marissa’s death, they both found their happy ending thanks to each other’s encouragement.
Adam, Sarah, Julia and Crosby Braverman – Parenthood
Even from the first scene of the series – when Sarah called Adam asking for help regarding her son Drew - we knew that the relationship between these four siblings was going to be special. The Braverman family went through so much during Parenthood’s six seasons, and if they got through it all it was basically because of the incredible support system they had in each other. Plus, those dance parties.
Finn Hudson and Kurt Hummel – Glee
This twosome even had their own nickname: Furt. We all remember how strained Finn and Kurt’s relationship was at the start of their short-lived brotherhood. But as most siblings do, this pair was able to move past their differences and slowly became one of the best relationships of the show. Finn’s “Come on, give me a hug before I go” to Kurt in Season 4 will be embedded forever in our hearts and minds, especially after Cory Monteith’s tragic passing.
What are some of your favorite TV siblings? Did we miss any big ones? Tell us in the comments!