Can You Match These Cartoon Duos to Their Show?


By: Emily Maggrett

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

How well do you know your Disney Channel shows? What about Nickelodeon, ABC Family, Cartoon Network or anime series? If you're very familiar with 2000s cartoons, are you weak on those '90s classics? Or is any animated series made after 2010 more your speed?

Older millennials, young millennials and Gen Z kids alike will find at least a few of their favorites in this supersized cartoon duo quiz, which highlights your favorite pairings from across decades of quality TV. Couples, best friends, twins, step-brothers and evil henchman are all represented here, along with some of the greatest cartoons ever to hit the air. Whether you stan a certain pairing from "The Legend of Korra" or miss the crazy shenanigans of those wiggly "Rugrats" kids, you'll enjoy taking this quiz, which celebrates the world's best animated offerings while pushing your cartoon knowledge to its outer limits! 🌌 

Are you ready to find out whether you're a cartoon expert or a cartoon noob? To be honest, if you get even 40% of these questions right, we'll be impressed. So don't be intimidated! Instead, we suggest that you roll up your sleeves, start humming the "SpongeBob" theme song and dive deep into this quiz!

These best friends both work at the Krusty Krab. Their show is called what?

Who can forget SpongeBob and Patrick? These best friends are truly #squadgoals, as the love and loyalty they're willing to show toward each other seem to have no limits. Patrick may be kind of an airhead, but SpongeBob appreciates him just as he is.


These best friends are both idiots, but we love them anyway. Which show do they appear on?

Scooby Doo and Shaggy go together like peanut butter and jelly. Over the course of the many different "Scooby Doo" shows, their dynamic has remained the same: they're both fearful, they're both hungry and they both don't like ghosts! We relate, guys, we relate.


This Nickelodeon series about a city kid and his grandparents featured one of the greatest best-friend pairings ever. Know which show we're talking about?

A nerdy but ethical dreamer, Arnold Shortman is best friends with Gerald Johanssen, a cool kid who's a leader both in and out of school. "Hey Arnold" follows them as they deal with the ups and downs of life in the fictional large city of Hillwood.


Scheming Yzma and her henchman Kronk try to steal the throne from Kuzco on this show, which is called ... ?

A Disney Channel show that aired from 2006 to 2008, "The Emperor's New School" follows Incan Emperor Kuzco as he faces his greatest challenge yet: high school. With his enemy Yzma as his principal and her lackey Kronk posing as his friend, Kuzco has his hands full!


One of these tots is a scaredy-cat; the other is way too adventurous. They appear on which of these shows?

Chuckie and Tommy are the two main characters of "Rugrats," the squiggly-lined Nickelodeon show that helped redefine cartoon storytelling. Although Chuckie is hilariously fearful, he usually goes along with Tommy's schemes.


"Shaun the Sheep" is a spinoff of this show, which stars a wacky inventor and his brilliant dog. Do you know the show?

The ultimate in bumbling English charmers, Wallace probably couldn't survive life without his lovable dog Gromit. These stop-motion buddies are almost as emblematic of Britain as the Queen! Produced since the late '80s, "Wallace and Gromit" cartoons have been watched by many generations of children.


They were best known as sidekicks, until the Disney Channel gave them their own show! Can you remember its name?

We first met wily meerkat Timon and goofy warthog Pumbaa in "The Lion King" cartoon. In 1995, the Disney Channel gave this Hakuna Matata-obsessed duo their own TV series, which aired for three fun-filled seasons.


The clashes of this brother and sister fuel the plot of this show, which is named ... ?

Dexter's a sour scientist. Didi's his excitable dancing sister. All he wants is to be left alone, and all she wants is company! Their squabbles are heavily featured on "Dexter's Laboratory," a Cartoon Network series that ran from 1998 to 2003.


This brother-sister pair stars on a show that pre-schoolers go gaga for. What's its name?

Age test! If you know who Charlie and Lola are, we're guessing that you're either under 18 or have kids of your own. A sensation among the rugrat set, "Charlie and Lola" is about two British siblings who are also very good friends.


She's a good-hearted Hawaiian girl; he's a genetically engineered alien. Which show are they from?

We all remember "Lilo & Stitch" the movie, but did you know that this dynamic duo also had their own TV show? Running on ABC and the Disney Channel from 2003 to 2006, "Lilo & Stitch: The Series" gave naughty alien Stitch and brave, spirited Lilo the chance to help alien animals who had been experimented on.


These twins frequently disagree on what the right thing to do is, but they both always mean well. Who are we talking about?

Maya and Miguel Santos of "Maya & Miguel" are twins who are still learning about the world. Maya loves to get up in the business of others, while Miguel has a more laidback approach. Their show aired for five seasons on PBS, from 2004 to 2007.


They're his fairy godmother and godfather. They appear on the show ... ?

Cosmo and Wanda are the titular godparents on "The Fairly OddParents." Blessed with the ability to grant main character Timmy's wishes, they tend to give him what he wants ... with often dangerous results!


Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb menaced child spies on this show, which was called ... ?

Also known as The Funky Brothers, Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb are major villains on "Codename: Kids Next Door," the Cartoon Network series that follows the trials and tribulations of five crime-fighting ten-year-olds. Though they're easily defeated, Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb nonetheless plague the Kids Next Door for the run of the series.


Every night, they try to conquer the world. Remember who we're talking about?

They're both mice, but eponymous "Pinky and the Brain" characters Pinky and the Brain are otherwise total opposites! Pinky is not so bright, while Brain is a genius schemer. Nonetheless, none of their plans for world domination ever work out.


These stepbrothers are never afraid to think big. We're talking, of course, about ... ?

Every summer vacation, step-brothers Phineas and Ferb try to entertain themselves by coming up with various schemes. The show "Phineas and Ferb" depicts how those schemes inevitably fail. If it doesn't also make you nostalgic as heck for summer, you're not human!


This grandpa and grandson both have a keen sense of adventure. Which cartooon have you seen them on?

There are no less than five shows in the "Ben 10" franchise, but in all of them, Ben Tennyson and his Grandpa Max have an unbreakable bond. Using a device called the Omnitrix, Ben transforms into various aliens in order to fight his enemies, while Grandpa Max and Ben's cousin Gwen back him up.


Goten and his best friend Trunks are always getting up to shenanigans on this show, which is named ... ?

The sequel to "Dragon Ball Z," "Dragon Ball Super" still follows Goku and his companions, including his son Goten and Goten's rambunctious friend Trunks. In order to become more powerful in battle, Goten and Trunks sometimes fuse to form a single mighty being, Gotenks.


He's a human-ghost hybrid; she's a vegetarian goth. Together, they appeared on which show?

Nickelodeon show "Danny Phantom" had many great plotlines, but none was as interesting as the romance that developed between half-ghost Danny and his best friend, activist Sam Manson. Hesitant to ruin their friendship, they both hid their feelings until the last possible moment.


Although she was the daughter of his enemy, love blossomed between them anyway. Whose show are we talking about?

A prince who must battle an evil demon who rules overs a dystopian futurescape, Samurai Jack doesn't have the happiest life to begin with. But when he falls in love with the demon's daughter Ashi, his life gets a lot more complicated. Still, we stan this gorgeous couple.


A not-so-holy monk, he annoys a no-nonsense demon slayer. Which show features their love-hate relationship?

Flirty monk Miroku and sensible warrior Sango end up in the end, but first, she lets him know that he needs to watch his ways around her. It was one of the major romances depicted on "Inuyasha," and Miroku and Sango's love story ends happily, with marriage and children.


A boy and his dog live in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo. Their show is called what?

These adoptive brothers are also best friends, even though one is a 28-year-old magical dog and the other is a 12-year-old boy. A dark comedy about a post-nuclear realm, "Adventure Time" follows Finn and Jake as they strive to help its residents.


A dancer and a gymnast are best friends. The name of their British series is what?

A very cute British show, "Angelina Ballerina" features Angelina Mouseling and Alice Nimbletoes, two small mice with big dreams. Angelina strives (sometimes too much) to become a prima ballerina, while fun-loving Alice is more interested in making it in the gymnastics realm.


She's bossy, he's curious and they're both friends with Death himself. We're talking about which of these shows?

Besties Billy and Mandy have somehow enslaved the Grim Reaper into being their friend. "The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy" depicts how Billy and Mandy force Grim to take them to the Underworld, introduce them to monsters and otherwise entertain them.


These two male equines are residents of Ponyville. The name of their cartoon is what?

Doltish colts Snips and Snails are always stirring up trouble on "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." Hungry, greedy and thirsty for attention, they annoy the nicer ponies, such as Apple Bloom.


The adventures of a trainer and his tiny pocket monster create the plot of this show. Can you name it?

Ash and Pikachu are a classic pairing for a reason. Pikachu is the first Pokemon who Ash collects — and he's the most important one. After they learn to trust each other, this friendship becomes iconic.


He may be the leader of their group, but she's the toughest kid in it. Know which cartoon we're talking about?

T.J. may be the mellow leader of the "Recess" gang, but Spinelli is its enforcer. Ready to fight at the drop of a hat, she's not someone you want to mess with. However, like T.J., she truly cares about anyone she sees as an underdog. Maybe that's why they have crushes on each other?


She's an adventurer; he's a monkey. We're talking, of course, about ... ?

On "Dora the Explorer," Dora is a young adventurer and Boots is her trusty animal companion. Easily discouraged, Boots often has bad ideas, but Dora is usually able to talk him out of them.


She can talk to animals; he's a sophisticated chimpanzee. They appear on which show?

The relationship between Eliza Thornberry and Darwin lies at the the core of safari cartoon "The Wild Thornberrys." In most episodes, Eliza makes an ill-considered plan and Darwin tries to talk her out of it. Luckily for Eliza, he often accompanies her on her adventures. He's saved her life many times.


This boy and his snake get into all kinds of fun trouble. The name of their show is what?

Sanjay and Craig star on "Sanjay and Craig," a recent Nickelodeon show about an excitable, curious boy and his talking pet snake Craig, who is a master of disguise. The series follows their attempts to keep Craig's powers a secret.


She's very competent; he's ... not so competent. Together, they try to save the world on which show?

Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable fight mad scientist Dr. Drakken on "Kim Possible." The Disney Channel series that dares to ask, "What if a cheerleader were in charge of defeating the world's most dangerous criminals?" Known as Team Possible, Kim is definitely the team's leader, while Ron is more of a sidekick.


She's a rebellious rocker; he's a fierce maybe-hero. What show are they on?

Created by husband and wife team Jorge R. Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua, Manny and Frida of "El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera" are based on Gutierrez and Equihua's younger selves. 13-year-old Manny must decide how he will use his El Tigre superpowers, while Frida displeases her family by singing in a band.


These robots were originally designed for land reclamation work, before Dr. Willy reprogrammed them. We're referring to characters from the show ... ?

On "Mega Man: Fully Charged," Cut Man and Guts Man are evil robot masters, who Mega Man has to fight in order to keep Silicon City safe. Cut Man is a natural gardener while Guts Man is basically a walking garbage disposal. Even though they're bad guys, we think they're kinda cute!


Aang and Katara were #relationshipgoals on this show, which aired on Nickelodeon. What was it?

Running on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008, "Avatar: The Last Airbender" is the thrilling predecessor to "The Legend of Korra." Its main characters, Aang and Katara, fell in love slowly, their affection for each other growing with each challenge they faced. We stan this unforgettable couple!


Their friendship grows slowly into something more. Which show does this heartwarming couple grace?

Korra and Asami don't get together until the final shot of the series, but fans understand that these "The Legend of Korra" characters fell for each other far before that. An engineer and pilot, Asami naturally gravitates toward bold, caring Avatar Korra.


These Oregon twins are spending the summer investigating local mysteries. What's the name of the cartoon?

Siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines go to the strange town of Gravity Falls, Oregon for their summer vacation. Once there, they find out this sleepy town is anything but boring! Instead, it's full of paranormal forces.


Jason and Joanie are always making out in the background of this show about mall employees. What's it called?

Remember "6teen"? A Canadian cartoon sitcom, it followed six teens with afterschool jobs at the Galleria Mall. Jason and Joanie were famous in the world of show for being THAT couple — so wrapped up in each other, they didn't notice anyone else!


Because of her secret identity, she should be hunting him. Instead, they're dating! Which show is this couple from?

Jake Long is secretly a dragon. His crush on his classmate Rose seems innocent ... but given that she's secretly a dragon-slayer, it could prove deadly. The conflict between Jake and Rose's bond and their secret identities is a big part of what makes "American Dragon: Jake Long" so good.


These best friends are in sort of a love triangle with their good friend Sticky. Know which show they're on?

Penny Proud and Dijonay Jones have an exciting (if somewhat contentious) friendship on "The Proud Family." The 14-year-olds are both interested in singing and poetry. Eventually, however, Penny gets fed up with Dijonay's gossipy ways.


She's an ambitious scout; he's a stray dog with a torn ear. Know which show these best friends hail from?

Created for Nickelodeon by its lead vocal actor, Amy Poehler, "The Mighty B!" tells the story of Bessie Higgenbottom, a Honeybee scout who wants to become a superhero. Accompanied by her dog Happy, she's on a mission to collect ALL the Honeybee badges. We love these best friends!


He may be half dog-demon, but she just can't quit him. We're talking about a couple from ... ?

On "Inuyasha," Inuyasha and Kagome have a passionate relationship. Despite the fact that she thinks he's horribly rude (and he initially rejects her), Kagome can't resist Inuyasha. Likewise, Kagome makes Inuyasha want to be a better person.


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