Ladies and gentlemen, the presidential race for 2020 has already begun. As lovers and faithful fans of Saturday Night Live, we're going to piggy back after something they got going on the season finale last weekend. According to them, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Tom Hanks make the perfect pair to be our next President and VP. That got us thinking, and we've determined these 13 TV & Film duos (or trios or a little more) would make epic leaders of the USA and are sure to be #withyouforyou in the years to come.
**In no way is this list definitive (or any specific order), and honestly, there's a ton of worthy candidates, but these folks came to our mind first and there's something to be said for that...!
1) Ron Swanson & Leslie Knope
One hates government, one loves it more than puppies and free ice cream. So, more than likely they'd find a nice balance somewhere in the middle. And let's be honest, who wouldn't love to see their playful banter for 8 years (yes, it's obvious they'd be re-elected). It doesn't hurt that they have some actual political experience either.
2) Bruce Wayne & Alfred
This list would be a sham without at least one superhero (yes he's a superhero and yes he's the best, but that's for another blog...), so Batman made the cut, along with his faithful butler friend. Multitasking has to be a top skill for the Pres, and if running a billion dollar company by day and saving Gotham by night doesn't qualify, not much will. He's the President America needs, but not the one it deserves...
3) Kenan & Kel
"Welcome to America. Home of the USA. Can we take your order?" Imagine our President(s) saying that every morning...?! Plus, it must be noted, they have some great managerial and business experience.
4) Walter White & Jesse Pinkman
It's important for our top two leaders to have great chemistry.... And, it certainly doesn't hurt that they know how to handle a big budget and can perform under an intense amount of pressure. To say they'd be able to "cook up" some American magic would be an understatement.
5) Woody & Buzz Lightyear
It's quite possible they'd be the most likable ticket in history, and there certainly wouldn't be a shortage of great speeches. "You've got a friend in me; To infinity, and beyond; Reach for the sky; There seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere; This isn't flying, it's falling with style!" You get the point.
6) Han Solo & Chewbacca
We think it's safe to say most Presidents would like the VP's to just keep quiet and take a back seat. Or at the very least, speak a different language. "Keep your distance, though, Chewie, but don't look like you're trying to keep your distance." They're experts in strategy and have won wars across the universe.
7) Napoleon Dynamite & Pedro
Sometimes, less is more. Although they don't say much, they get right to the point when they do open up. They know how to win a vote and have campaign experience. Killer dance moves will come in handy when they inevitably go on the Ellen Degeneres Show. #MakeAmericaDynamiteAgain
8) Tina Fey & Kate McKinnon
What's better than the first female President? How bout the first female President AND VP! Two are better than one, and these two have proven they can represent a host of ideals on each side of the aisle. We think it's safe to say they have the most political experience of all the options listed here (and hey!) America could use a good laugh every now and then.
9) Kevin McCallister & The Pigeon Lady
Perhaps the most tactical of all the candidates listed, here. Being the President is a lonely job, and they clearly strive when on their own with their backs against the wall. Able to outwit any opposition, we believe Kevin would make a solid, young leader with the aid of his wise counterpart.
10) Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
With an approval rating through the roof, these guys are primed to take us to the next level one monologue after another. Life is all about who you know, right? Jimmy rolls with incredible company: Justin Timberlake, Maya Rudolph, Bieber, to name a few. Cabinet potential is legit. Mic drop!
11) Eleven & The Stranger Things Boys
If there's one thing that stands the test of time, it's that we love a good underdog story. This motley crew, led by their fearless, soft-spoken leader, is up for any challenge. Willing to go where no one else will, we believe these kids would fight for us. And, when America deals with incredibly strange things, they won't run and hide.
12) Ron Burgundy & Veronica Corningstone
It's no secret they've had their fair share of quarrels, but when the lights come on they outperform everyone. Sometimes, it's best to just stick to the script, and we know they'll read whatever the teleprompter says. And, like all great men (and people named Ron according to #1) in history, a good mustache scientifically makes you better at stuff and people will respect you more.
13) Michael Scott & Dwight Schrute
Life is easier when there isn't a power struggle. These guys have figured out a good working relationship, with Scott as the #1 (The President of the United States or POTUS) and Schrute a clear #2 (The Assistant to the President of the United States or APOTUS). When things get hard, they won't give up. That's what she said.... can we say that?!