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Entertainment Weekly named Ed McMahon best sidekick.
updated 7/14/2006 1:07:24 PM ET 2006-07-14T17:07:24

Greatest sidekick of all time?

According to Entertainment Weekly, in the issue hitting newsstands Monday, it’s Johnny Carson’s longtime couch-warmer, Ed McMahon.

The magazine picked what it deemed an all-time top-50 of second bananas.

Want to guess?

Rounding out the top five, in order: Robin (Batman’s boy wonder), Jerry Seinfeld’s pal George Costanza, Han Solo’s buddy Chewbacca and Lucy Ricardo’s partner-in-crime and sometimes slime, Ethel Mertz.

We’ll give you one more guess. No. 6?

Elementary, dear reader: Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes’ faithful companion. Frodo Baggins' sidekick Samwise Gamgee was No. 7, followed by Ed Norton from "The Honeymooners" (No. 8), the diminutive Tattoo of "Fantasy Island" fame (No. 9) and Dwight Schrute of "The Office" rounds out the top 10.

Strangely, Tonto, Lone Ranger’s riding buddy, is, somehow, not on the list.

A few others who did make the list: Howard Stern’s second-in-command, Robin Quivers (13); Napoleon Dynamite’s best bud, Pedro Sanchez (22) and Art Garfunkel, of Simon & Garfunkel (25).

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