The relationship between Pierce and Hunnicut has become the archetype for most of the bromances we see on television today. When not at work, the two spend all their free time together drinking, playing pranks, and trying to bang nurses. But at the end of the day, no woman will ever come between them.
The bromance between Richie and The Fonz is every parent’s nightmare. You want your son to come home with a nice, clean-cut young man, not some filthy ginzo greaser from the wrong side of town. But despite the fact that the TV show took place in the 1950’s, the Cunningham family was very tolerant of Richie’s unconventional bromance. They eventually went as far as to let the Fonz rent out a room at their home. How progressive.
As with most buddy-cop shows, a bromance is almost required. But given the sweet 70’s hairstyles and kick-ass clothing, there was little room for doubt that this relationship would blossom into something more than just a workplace acquaintance. Now, if only Huggy Bear could find a nice bro to settle down with.