• Favorite On-Screen TV Couples

    by  • February 10, 2016 • Other, Television • 5 Comments

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    The PTC counts down its top favorite TV couples for Valentine’s Day.

    First comes love, then comes marriage…then come our top favorite TV couples, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Take a walk down Memory Lane as we review some of our favorite couples from television. Below is a list of 14 couples whose relationship inspired us all.


    14. THE FLINTSTONES (1960-1966)
    Fred and Wilma

    FrednWilma          Fred and Wilma from The Flintstones, America’s first prime-time animated series, proved that a couple that works together, stays together. The two balanced each other, with Fred being the neurotic one, and Wilma the calmer spirit.


    13. THE OFFICE (2005-2013)

    Jim and Pam

    JimnPam        With Jim and Pam, viewers got see a relationship evolve from the beginning. Through the years, viewers were their biggest cheerleaders as the two maneuvered from starting off as coworkers to eventually falling in love and getting married.


    12. MY WIFE AND KIDS (2001-2005)
    Jay and Michael

    JaynMichael        Jay and Michael were a married couple with three children. With Jay and Michael, viewers got to see a husband and wife working together and being partners, while trying to keep their children in line.


    11. THE NANNY (1993-1999)
    Fran and Maxwell

    FrannMaxwell        Fran used her charm and love for Maxwell’s kids to win his heart. He ultimately could not deny his feelings, with the two eventually falling in love and becoming a blended family.


    10. GROWING PAINS (1985-1992)
    Jason and Maggie

    JasonnMaggie       With Jason and Maggie, viewers saw a different dynamic of a marriage as Jason worked from home while Maggie pursued her dreams as a journalist. Though life got in the way, the two did their best to raise their family, although their kids caused them endless problems.


    9. EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (1996-2005)
    Ray and Debra

    RaynDebra       Debra shows that patience is the key to a lasting marriage. She not only has to deal with Ray’s antics, but her mother-in-law’s behavior as well. Never giving up, the two press on, keeping family as the center of their lives.


    8. FULL HOUSE (1987-1995)
    Jesse and Rebecca

    JessenRebecca       Jesse and Rebecca’s relationship always had an ease to it, with a strong base of friendship viewers admired. Rebecca fell in love with Jesse’s charisma and love for family. The two eventually marrying and having twins.


    7. MAD ABOUT YOU (1992-1999)
    Paul and Jamie

    PaulnJamie       This series showed the ups and downs of marriage for newlyweds. Paul and Jamie charmed viewers with their continuous efforts to keep their magic alive.


    6. HOME IMPROVEMENT (1991-1999)

    Tim and Jill

    TimnJill      Tim and Jill were a team as they raised three handsome boys, while each fulfilling their dreams. Tim enjoyed power tools and hosting a TV show while Jill eventually went back to college to study psychology, supporting each other along the way.


    5. ROSEANNE (1988-1997)
    Dan and Roseanne

    DannRoseanne       Roseanne offered something different — a blue-collar couple most viewers could relate to. Their life was never easy, but they were always true to themselves, kept the family close, and conquered everything that came their way together.


    4. 7th HEAVEN (1996-2007)
    Eric and Annie

    EricnAnnie        Eric and Annie were never ones to sway from their moral compass. They raised their children with love and values, all while putting God as head of their household.


    3. BOY MEETS WORLD (1993-2000)
    Corey & Topanga

    CoreynTopanga        It’s rare to meet the love of your life in the sandbox; but Corey and Topanga did, and viewers loved them for it. They were America’s sweethearts because, despite the pressure teens faced in high school, their hearts always went back to each other. Viewers had the privilege of watching them grow from kids into loving and caring adults, and eventually, husband and wife.


    2. THE BRADY BUNCH (1969-1974)
    Carol & Mike

    CarolnMike       Carol and Mike showed viewers that with a lot of love, a blended family can work. Both came into the marriage with three children of their own, and we watched as they made it work despite the obstacles.


    1. I Love Lucy (1951-1957)

    Ricky and Lucy
    RickynLucy         There’s a reason viewers can still find reruns of this show 60+ years after it first aired. The undeniable chemistry, Lucy’s zany adventures, and Ricky’s long-suffering love made for an entertaining relationship, and the #1 spot on our list.

      Who did we miss? Tell us YOUR favorite couples in the comment section below.


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    5 Responses to Favorite On-Screen TV Couples

    1. Peggy B
      February 12, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      I can’t believe you posted Rosanne. That show had ratings as reviews that were very “unchristian”. Some of the others listed had shows that were what we should be “guarding our heart” against. As Christians, we are to be in the world but not of it. That includes what we allow ourselves to watch.

    2. February 12, 2016 at 8:00 am

      What about Ozzie and Harriet and also what about Father Knows Best? Perhaps those are so long ago that the writer of this piece didn’t see them. It’s too bad that The Cosby Show has lost respect but our family loved it and taped lots of the shows.

    3. Nan E. Fagan
      February 12, 2016 at 7:35 am

      Oliver and Lisa Douglas (Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor)-Green Acres-1965-71.

      In real life my favorite celebrity couple was whomever Eva Gabor was with. In the 60′s, it was both Eva and her fourth husband, Richard Brown. In the 70′s, it was both her and her fifth and final husband, Frank Jameson. In the 80′s and 90′s, it was both her and Merv Griffin. Just like her character, Lisa Douglas on Green Acres, Eva Gabor and her men were both sexy loving couples. In fact, I would look at pictures of Eva and her men while listening to the music of my youth; especially from the 60′s.

    4. Connie Gibbs
      February 12, 2016 at 6:51 am

      Charles and Caroline Ingalls of Little House on the Prairie.

    5. Laddie Lamb
      February 12, 2016 at 5:38 am

      You missed Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, in Hart to Hart!

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