According to the popular Sherlock Holmes stories, Sherlock’s sidekick Doctor John H. Watson was born today! Coincidentally, the author of the popular books died this day in England at the age of 71.
To celebrate Doctor Watson’s birthday on this Throwback Thursday, let’s check out the coolest sidekicks in history!
Barney / Fred Flintstones
Barney Rubble, the much loved blond-haired caveman from The Flinstones, is not only the best friend of his next door neighbour Fred Flintsone – but also his much trusted sidekick.
Fred first appeared on The Flinstones back in 1960, and was voiced by over eight different people during his time on television.
Wilson / Cast Away
In the epic survival drama film Cast Away, Tom Hank’s character is stranded on an island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific. A volleyball named Wilson serves as the character’s friend and only companion and becomes his trusty sidekick. The original volleyball that was used in the film was auctioned off in 2001, where its price reached close to $20,000.
Robin / Batman
Often referred to as ‘the Dymanic Duo’ or the ‘Caped Crusaders’, there’s no denying that Batman wouldn’t be as a great superhero if it wasn’t for his sidekick Robin! Robin first appeared in a Batman comic book in 1940 and has been portrayed as both a male and female superhero over the years.
Tinkerbell / Peter Pan
In 1904 J.M. Barrie wrote a play called 'Peter Pan’ featuring a boy who can fly and has many adventures on the island of Neverland. His sidekick is of course the beautiful fairy named Tinkerbell! Tinkerbell has appeared in multiple film and television adaptations of Peter Pan’s story and is considered one of the most recognizable animated characters in history.
Let’s not forget about or three very own sidekicks, the Expresso Frenchies: Bob, Bella and baby Bastion!
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