November 16th, 2006


Ten random things: November 16

Ten fictional married couples:

  1. Romeus Montague and Juliet Capulet (The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet)
  2. "The prince" and "the beautiful daughter of a neighboring king" ("The Little Mermaid")
  3. Blondie Boopadoop and Dagwood Bumstead (Blondie)
  4. Brenda and Eddie ("Scenes from an Italian Restaurant")
  5. Barbarina and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro ossia la folle giornata)
  6. Garth Ranzz and Imra Ardeen Ranzz (Legion of Super-Heroes)
  7. Luke Spencer and Laura Webber Spencer (General Hospital)
  8. Jeremy Grey and Gloria Cleary (Wedding Crashers)
  9. Donna Sheridan and Sam Carmichael (Mamma Mia!)
  10. Taran and Eilonwy (The High King)

Today is the 25th anniversary of the marriage of Luke and Laura, whose romance took America by storm in the early 80s, so it seemed logical to make a list of other fictional married couples. That turned out to be a lot harder than I expected, because I wanted couples from ten different media, and who were married "on screen," as it were. I was about to break down and pretend that stage musicals and stage plays were somehow fundamentally different when I ran across a mention of Arthur Brooke's 1562 narrative poem The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet, which is said to have been William Shakespeare's main source of inspiration for his similarly named play.

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