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Quiz: Guess The Rom-Com By The Main Character's Best Friend

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?"