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Poll: TV Sidekicks with Kick

Which sidekick, from television, is least content to blend into the background and simply be, well, a sidekick, but rather is unique, determined, and charismatic enough to sometimes even upstage the more central character? Which "sidekick" has the most... kick?*

*According to, the meaning of "kick" is similar to zest, punch, impact, spirit, and spice.

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    Laura Prepon in Orange Is the New Black (2013)

    Alex (Orange is the New Black)
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    Peter Dinklage and Jerome Flynn in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Bronn (Game of Thrones)
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    Jasika Nicole in Fringe (2008)

    Astrid (from Fringe)
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    Frances Bavier, Andy Griffith, and Don Knotts in The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

    Barney Fife (in The Andy Griffith Show)
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    Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter in Dexter (2006)

    Deb (Debra Morgan in Dexter)
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    Lucy Liu in Elementary (2012)

    Dr. Joan Watson (Elementary)
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    Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock (2010)

    Dr. John Watson (Sherlock)
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    David Hyde Pierce in Frasier (1993)

    Dr. Niles Crane (from Frasier)
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    Jackie Gleason and Art Carney in The Honeymooners (1955)

    Ed (in The Honeymooners)
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    Ed McMahon

    Ed McMahon (The Tonight Show)
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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jerry Seinfeld in Seinfeld (1989)

    Elaine (from Seinfeld)
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    Alan Cumming in The Good Wife (2009)

    Eli Gold (from The Good Wife; Peter's sidekick)
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    Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance in I Love Lucy (1951)

    Ethel Mertz (in I Love Lucy)
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    Amaury Nolasco in Prison Break (2005)

    Fernando Sucre (Prison Break)
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    Ken Curtis in Gunsmoke (1955)

    Festus (Gunsmoke)
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    Gabrielle Anwar and Jeffrey Donovan in Burn Notice (2007)

    Fiona (from Burn Notice)
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    "Happy Days" R. Howard, H. Winkler, A. Williams, D. Most 1976 ABC

    Fonzie (Happy Days)
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    Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander in Seinfeld (1989)

    George (in Seinfeld)
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    Aaron Paul and Brittany Gustin in Breaking Bad (2008)

    Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)
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    Archie Panjabi in The Good Wife (2009)

    Kalinda Sharma (from The Good Wife)
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    "Green Hornet, The" Bruce Lee, Van Williams circa 1966

    Kato (played by Bruce Lee on The Green Hornet)
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    Paul O'Neill and Michael Richards in Seinfeld (1989)

    Kramer (in Seinfeld)
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    Jesse Plemons and Zach Gilford in Friday Night Lights (2006)

    Landry (from Friday Night Lights)
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    Patrick J. Adams in Suits (2011)

    Mike (Suits)
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    Paul Shaffer

    Paul Shaffer (Late Night with David Letterman; Late Show with David Letterman)
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    "Mary Tyler Moore Show, The" Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper 1970 CBS

    Rhoda (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
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    Brad Garrett and Ray Romano in Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)

    Robert (from Everybody Loves Raymond)
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    Adam West and Burt Ward in Batman (1966)

    Robin (from Batman)
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    James Gandolfini, Steven Van Zandt, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Pastore, and Tony Sirico in The Sopranos (1999)

    Silvio Dante (The Sopranos)
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    Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner in Star Trek (1966)

    Spock (Star Trek)
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    Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson in Rome (2005)

    Titus (Rome)
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    Jay Silverheels in The Lone Ranger (1949)

    Tonto (in The Lone Ranger)
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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, and Nicholas Brendon

    Willow (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
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    Robert Sean Leonard in House (2004)

    Wilson (Dr. James Wilson from House, M.D.)
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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, and Nicholas Brendon

    Xander (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

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