Anyone who has ever had a brother or sister knows that there is an innate rivalry between you and your siblings that never goes away. Of course, there is also love, compassion, and friendship there too, but you’re always looking to beat them in any way, shape, or fashion. Nowhere has this been better documented than across the broad spectrum of television. Here are six sibling rivalries in television that are as heated as any mob fight.
JR and Bobby Ewing, "Dallas"
The oil business is ripe for rivalry, what with all of the money that is available to those who succeed. It doesn’t matter if you share the same blood! Larry Hagman’s J.R is the elder Ewing, and runs the family business, but that doesn’t stop his younger sibling, Bobby, from competing for the company.
Ray and Robert Barrone, "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Poor Robert, all he wants is the love and admiration of his mother and father. Too bad for him they seem to be too preoccupied with his younger brother, Raymond, thus the name of the show. Maybe it’s because of his voice?
Bart and Lisa Simpson, "The Simpsons"
This duo has now been battling each other for over two decades and it’s fair to say that it’s worked out at about a draw. Whether it was Bart’s destruction of Lisa’s Thanksgiving centerpiece or Lisa’s attempted murder of her elder brother whilst babysitting him, both of them weren’t far behind with their latest assault on one another.
Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian, "Keeping Up With The
This trio might have destroyed their modeling competition thanks to their hit reality show, but when it comes to fighting each other they’re still pretty even. Kim’s sex tape did launch their careers, so actually she might just have the upper hand.
These two therapists think that they know everything! Unfortunately this has proved not to be the case on several occasions, mostly when women, sports, and a certain dog named Eddie are involved.
Michael, Lindsay, Buster, and GOB Bluth, "Arrested Development"