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Oh love...isn’t it grand? Sprinkle in some extra corn and quirk, and some light-hearted humor and you’ve got yourself a fond ride down romantic comedy lane. Whether the storyline plays up love at first sight, the awakening of deeper feelings in a friendship, or a seeming hatred blossoming into adoration, romantic comedies have the innate ability to make us question our own romantic ideals.

But, while rom-coms tend to show us some unrealistic notions of true love, there’s always a best friend in the mix sharing some words of wisdom to keep us (and their friend) grounded. So here’s to remembering those BFFs spouting out some endearing, insightful or just outright hysterical advice that keep their best friend afloat. Do you remember them all? Take our test below and see if you can name that rom-com based on the main character’s best friend.

Round #1

Character Name: Charles De Mar
Actor: Curtis Armstrong
Release Date: 1985
Best Advice: "Suicide is never the answer, little trooper."


Round #2

Character Name: Philip F. Dale a.k.a. Duckie
Actor: Jon Cryer
Release Date: 1986
Best Advice: "I'm not particularly concerned with whether or not you like me, because I live to like you and... and I can't like you anymore. So... so when you're feeling real low and... and dirty, and your heart is splattered all over hell, don't look to me to pump you back up 'cause... 'cause... 'cause maybe for the first time in your life I WON'T BE THERE!"


Round #3

Character Name: Cynthia
Actor: Joan Cusack
Release Date: 1988
Best Advice: "Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn't make me Madonna. Never will."


Round #4

Character Name: Corey Flood
Actor: Lili Taylor
Release Date: 1989
Best advice: "No, you are not a guy. The world is full of guys. Be a man."


Round #5

Character Name: Marie
Actor: Carrie Fisher
Release Date: 1989
Best Advice: "All I'm saying is that somewhere out there is the man you are supposed to marry. And if you don't get him first, somebody else will, and you'll have to spend the rest of your life knowing that somebody else is married to your husband."


Round #6

Character Name: Kit De Luca
Actor: Laura San Giacomo
Release Date: 1990
Best Advice: "You should go for him. You look hot tonight. Don't take less than $100. Call me when you're through. Take care of you. "


Round #7

Character Name: Becky
Actor: Rosie O’Donnell
Release Date: 1993
Best Advice: "A movie! That's your problem! You don't want to be in love. You want to be in love in a movie."


Round #8

Character Name: Dionne
Actor: Stacey Dash
Release Date: 1995
Best Advice: "Oh, c'mon! Let us! Cher's main thrill in life is a makeover. Okay, it gives her a sense of control in a world full of chaos."


Round #9

Character Name: Banky Edwards
Actor: Jason Lee
Release Date: 1997
Best Advice: "Would you trash twenty years of fucking friendship because you got some idiotic notion that this chick would even let you sniff her panties, let alone fuck her?"


Round #10

Character Name: Sammy
Actor: Allen Covert
Release Date: 1998
Best Advice: "If you find somebody you can love, you can't let that get away."


Round #11

Character Name: Birdie Conrad
Actor: Jean Stapleton
Release Date: 1998
Best Advice: "You are daring to imagine that you could have a different life. Oh, I know it doesn't feel like that. You feel like a big fat failure now. But you're not. You are marching into the unknown armed with...nothing. Have a sandwich."


Round #12

Character Name: Anita Olesky
Actor: Molly Shannon
Release Date: 1999
Best Advice: "Yeah, but you know what? Sometimes kissing losers can be a really fun diversion."


Round #13

Character Name: Jesse Jackson
Actor: Elden Hanson
Release Date: 1999
Best Advice: "Laney, sitting around with your father while he watches Jeopardy! in his underwear hardly qualifies as stuff to do."


Round #14

Character Name: Mandella
Actor: Susan May Pratt
Release Date: 1999
Best Advice: (sarcastically) "Oh, goody. Something new and different for us."


Round #15

Character Name: Barry
Actor: Jack Black
Release Date: 2000
Best Advice: "I'm telling you this for your own good, that's the worst fuckin' sweater I've ever seen, that's a Cosby sweater."


Round #16

Character Name: Lilly Moscovitz
Actor: Heather Matarazzo
Release Date: 2001
Best Advice: "Wow is having the power to affect change… make people listen. How many teenagers have that power? What more of a miracle do you want?"


Round #17

Character Name: Tom
Actor: James Callis
Release Date: 2001
Best Advice: "Well done Bridge, four hours of careful cooking and a feast of blue soup, omelette and marmalade. I think that deserves a toast, don't you? To Bridget, who cannot cook, but who we love…just as she is."


Round #18

Character Name: Tabatha Wadmore-Smith
Actor: Rhona Mitra
Release Date: 2002
Best Advice: "Because I hesitated long enough to realize my head and my heart were saying two different things."


Round #19


Character Name: Paulette Bonafonté
Actor: Jennifer Coolidge
Release Date: 2002
Best Advice: "So what's this Vivian got that you don't have? Three tits?"


Round #20

Character Name: Michelle Rueben
Actor: Kathryn Hahn
Release Date: 2003
Best Advice: "Oh, you are never going to pull this off."


Round #21

Character Name: Carter Farrell
Actor: Dan Byrd
Release Date: 2004
Best Advice: "Anything is possible if you just believe."


Round #22

Character Name: Janis Ian
Actor: Lizzy Caplan
Release Date: 2004
Best Advice: "There are two kinds of evil people in this world. Those who do evil stuff and those who see evil stuff being done and don't try to stop it."


Round #23

Character Name: Cal
Actor: Seth Rogen
Release Date: 2005
Best Advice: "The problem most men have is they don't know how to talk to women."


Round #24

Character Name: Kit
Actor: Zooey Deschanel
Release Date: 2006
Best Advice: "Look, I don't see why it's so complicated. You like Tripp. Tell Tripp you like him."


Round #25

Character Name: Casey
Actor: Judy Greer
Release Date: 2008
Best Advice: "He asks if you want a drink. You smile and say, 'Vodka soda.' If you already have a drink, you down it. Then there's some flirting, some interoffice sex, an accidental pregnancy, a shotgun wedding, and a life of bliss. How many times do we have to go over this?"

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