The Best-Ever TV Married Couples

The television marriages that gave us a reason to watch every episode.

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Monica and Chandler, Friends

Could these two BE any cuter? Fittingly, they started as friends—probably why their marriage turned out so great. 

Cameron and Mitchell, Modern Family

They may have just tied the knot, but these longtime partners have proven to us the power of love … and the power of a hug.

Vivian and Phil, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Now this is a story all about how a successful husband and wife raised a family in Los Angeles. Not as catchy, we know, but still super fun to watch.

Lucy and Ricky, I Love Lucy

Throughout their many shenanigans and all of Lucy's "'splaining," this iconic '50s duo stayed strong. Must've been all that vitameatavegamin.

April and Andy, Parks and Recreation

A match made in heaven. Or at least, in the Parks and Rec office.

Lily and Marshall, How I Met Your Mother

This adorable duo managed to be hilarious and passionate at the same time. High five for love!

Pam and Jim, The Office

A cute crush turned amazing love story turned solid marriage. Basically, the dream.

Laura and Robb, The Dick Van Dyke Show

Don't let their traditional gender roles fool you into thinking Laura and Robb's marriage was unfair or old-fashioned: These two were equals in the sitcom and in the marriage. Plus, just look at that chemistry!

Zoe and "Wash" Washburne, Firefly

The officer and pilot are proof in overcoming first impressions, as Zoe didn't even like Wash in the beginning.

Red and Kitty, That '70s Show

Every '90s kid's favorite sitcom parents stayed steady in their relationship throughout the series thanks to a mutual respect—and a few enthusiastic sprints up to the bedroom whenever they realized the kids weren't around.

Tami and Eric, Friday Night Lights

"I love you. I respect you. I am proud of you. And I am in love with you, completely." Nuff said.

Charlotte and Harry, Sex and the City

Two times was the charm for the most conservative of the Sex and the City ladies. It turned out the love of her life wasn't the handsome doctor but the unexpectedly sweet divorce lawyer. Their TV marriage conquered both religious differences and infertility.

Harriette and Carl, Family Matters

True to the title of the show, the Winslows knew what was important in life. Their willingness to be silly only made us love them more.

Meredith and Derek, Grey's Anatomy

He picked her, chose her, loved her—through an insane amount of tragic scenarios, we might add—because they were each other's person. That Post-It marriage sure did stick.

Becky and Jesse, Full House

Hollywood's cutest aunt and uncle just happened to have quite the relationship, too. And they certainly kept things hot. Have mercy!

Maggie and Jason, Growing Pains

Mr. and Mrs. Seaver weren't just the luckiest dreamers who never quit dreamin'—they were also our role models in the love department.

Daphne and Niles, Frasier

Dr. Crane and Daphne's romance was a long time coming, which made their marriage all the more fun to watch.

Wilma and Fred, The Flintstones

Level-headed Wilma and fun-loving Fred make a great team, even by modern standards.

Edith and Archie, All in the Family

Despite their flaws, the central characters of this edgy sitcom remained unconditionally in love.

Louise and George, The Jeffersons

The Jeffersons succeeded in more than moving on up to the East Side—they also maintained a loving relationship.

Roseanne and Dan, Roseanne

They bickered, they flirted, they made it work in one of the first-ever sitcoms depicting a working-class family with a strong female lead.

Marge and Homer, The Simpsons

The matriarch and patriarch of the animated family have managed to overcome lots of obstacles in their 27 seasons of marriage—including divorce rumors last fall.

Bow and Andre, Black-ish

Just like real married couples, Bow and Andre fight sometimes. But they call each other out when necessary, make up, and move past it.

Linda and Bob, Bob's Burgers

We have to thank the mom and dad of TV's weirdest family for keeping things interesting.

Leslie and Ben, Parks and Recreation

This power couple simply refuses to stop warming the hearts of Parks and Rec viewers.

Jessica and Louis, Fresh Off the Boat

We have nothing but admiration for this Taiwanese husband and wife, who handle the challenges of adjusting to a new culture with grace—and laughter.

Jadzia Dax and Worf, Star Trek Deep Space Nine

To quote Sirella, "no one can oppose the beating of two Klingon hearts."

Jamie and Paul, Mad About You

The fictional NYC couple inspired us with their ability to stay madly in love, beyond I do. "I don't know why we're put here on this Earth," Paul once told Jamie, "except that I have always known that I am supposed to be by your side, taking care of you, having a family with you, and making you happy."


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