Top 5 – Sidekicks

Another Top 5 segment from The MacGuffin. This time Allen and Brandi share their top 5 sidekicks.

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Spencer was born and raised in New Mexico. He grew up with the many great films of the 1980’s before having his world rocked after seeing The Usual Suspects. He moved to Washington State to go to the University of Washington, and currently any free time he currently has is split between working on film projects and watching films.

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  • Leologan09

    My top 5 sidekicks are:

    1. Ron and Hermione – “Harry Potter” series
    2. Pedro – “Napoleon Dynamite”
    3. Cameron Frye – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
    4. Mini-Me – “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”
    5. Robin – “Batman Forever”

  • Alex

    I like Allen’s shirt. Where’d he get that?

  • Allen

    Urban Outfitters ;)

  • Edmusinc

    So no mention of probably the most famous sidekick duo, R2D2 and C3PO? What what?

  • Spencer Fornaciari

    Essentially everyone in Star Wars is a sidekick…I mean you could look at Han as a side-kick.

  • Brandi

    I’m pretty sure we talked about them in the Top 5 Duos episode….we made the decision not to repeat anyone from that (also explaining lack of Chewbacca).

  • Brandi

    I thought about Cameron…but, Cameron’s emotional journey essentially fuels that movie. I think he’s more than a sidekick.

  • Allen

    Correct. You can also argue that Darth Vader was a sidekick to Darth Sidious.

  • Spencer Fornaciari

    Technically wasn’t he the Emperor at that point? Your point still stands though.