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Best Fictional Gal Pals

Look, I love my friends, but there are some best gal pals out there that make you think, “Damn, I wish we were BFFs.” Then you realize that they’re not real and your heart drops. Well, pick that heart back up and shove it in your mouth because here’s a list of best fictional gal pals that you can hang out with any time as long as you have no sense of reality. Look, a giant ant in a top hat!

10. Hermione Granger, Harry Potterseries. Hey have you guys heard about this book series called Harry Potter?
hermione granger, emma watson

"Siriusly, you guys?"

9. Veronica Mars, Veronica Mars. Everyone told me, “Hey, watch this show called Veronica Mars” and I said, “Hey, I’m eating a sandwich.” Turns out every time someone asked me to check it out, I was busy eating a sandwich! Then it went off the air. Veronica Mars is one of the coolest smartest girls on a cancelled television series ever! Put down that sandwich and watch this show.

"Sorry I cannot hear you I'm kinda busy."

8. Marion Ravenwood, Raiders of the Lost Ark.Clearly she would be an awesome drinking buddy. She’s fearless and is good at both running and hiding. She’s just really cool and has great taste in shirts. She’s the college roommate you wish you had.

She's Indiana Jonesin for some FUN!

7. Sookie Stackhouse, True Blood. How many times has this girl almost died for her friends? Seven? Twenty-six? Every episode since season one? And they don’t give her so much as a howdy-do; they just do something stupid all over again and wait for her to fix it. She’s a part-time waitress, you guys. Do you think she can afford to take off work to save you from the vampire uprising? Yet she always does.

"Oh my God I just realized I have an Oscar."

6. Dt. Olivia Benson, Law & Order: SVU. Loyalty is a big deal to Olivia Benson. Her partner Stabler would do stupid stuff like harass suspects and dive into traffic waving a gun and shouting like Sean Penn on his days off and Benson would still protect him and cover for him and tell the chief that he was in the right. Then she would go home and have a glass of wine and do it all over again. She’s a lover and a fighter and she wears eyeliner like no one’s business.
mariska hargitay, olivia benson

"Damn this google plus."

5.  Janis Ian, Mean Girls. If you’re her friend, you’ve got a friend for life; if you cross her, oh guuuurrrrl. For the love of God, go to her art show!
janis ian, mean girls, lizzy caplan

Glen Coco joke.

4.  Dionne Davenport, Clueless. So, I love Cher, but props need to be given to Dee. She was so devoted to Cher and was always there to help her makeover the new girl or go shopping or wear matching outfits. She won’t let you give her any guff but she’ll support you. Don’t make fun of her hats.
dionne, dee, stacey dash, stacy dash

"Paul Rudd winds up with the best career??"

3. All of the golden girls, The Golden Girls. Thank you for being a friend? No, thank you.
golden girls, betty white, bea arthur, blanche

Oh those girls! Always being golden and stuff.

2. Samantha Parkington, The American Girls. So she’s a doll, so what? Her wardrobe is better than yours, her uncle is cooler than yours (I mean not mine, mine talks to dead people and lives in Silverlake), her furniture is cuter than yours and her bangs are more even. Look at her dress, it’s got a drop waist. A drop waist. Yes, she’s also a character in a book but I didn’t read it. I read one Felicity book and I thought, Oh, I get it now, they’re historical. And it was enough.
samantha, american girl doll

"Sometimes I make it hard for you to sleep at night."

1. Claudia Kishi, The Baby-sitters Club. Let’s be real, Claudia was the best. Her style was on par with Clarissa Darling’s and she was always the first to volunteer for Kristy’s lackluster ideas that always seemed to involve fundraising. How much money did their club need, really? Baffling. Everything about Claudia is endearing, from her mother who just can’t love her enough, to her adorable misspelling of nearly every word that exists. Ironically, I originally misspelled “misspelling.” Love you, Claud.
claudia kishi, baby sitters club

"What's a fire and why does it...what's the word...BURN?"

In conclusion, I think it’s clear I need to read more.
All images from Fan Pop.


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000018189526 Susan Ward

    stephanie plum in the janet evanovich series – if you don’t know it – go get it! an original jersey girl plus she gets to blow up cars in every book and gets the hot guys!

  • http://www.facebook.com/annecheek Anne Cheek

    this is HILARIOUS! i totally agree with all of these. I had a Samantha doll and I had such nostalgia when she was brought up! You win, Almie Rose!

    • http://www.facebook.com/almie.rose Almie Rose

      High five!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashley.poskin Ashley Wyatt Poskin

    Ha!! Claudia was my jam!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/emrules17 Annie Allen

    I was with you until you got to #2 and #1. What about any of the women from Sex and the City, Monica and Rachel from Friends, the girls in Now and Then, Romy and/or Michelle, or how about pretty much anything Zooey Deschanel has been in (even the roles where she’s kind of a bitch).

    • http://www.facebook.com/almie.rose Almie Rose

      For Sex and the City (which I LOVE) and Friends I just felt that the characters got more and more selfish with each season. By the end of both shows I could hardly stand them. I almost included Miranda but then I remembered how judgmental she could be and I was over it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/trishbenford Trish Benford

    Also, Leslie Knope!

    • http://www.facebook.com/heather.favro.binuya Heather Favro Binuya


    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000138665614 Carol Winner-Honea

      I was totally hoping Leslie would be on this list… Think-tank lunches, awesome dinner parties, waffles, Galentines Day!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/modestjune Amber Schmidt

    This is the best thing I’ve ever read.
    My bff Veronica Mars agrees with me. She’s sitting right next to me. Seriously.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amdanz Anna Danz

    AHH SAMANTHA!! I believe she’s been “retired”. Silly American Girl

  • http://www.facebook.com/kiday Katy Ivey Day

    Hahahha Samantha…. Her & Molly were the best.

    And of course, Dee. You really shouldn’t make fun of her hats.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maggie.dix Maggie Dix

    You are so freaking cool to mention Marion Ravenwood from Raiders of The Lost Ark! You gotta give props to the old school heroines! My boyfriend and I went as Indiana Jones and Marion for Halloween a couple years ago. 😀 Marion is strong, smart, sassy, sexy and would make the world’s best friend.

    • http://www.facebook.com/almie.rose Almie Rose


  • Anonymous

    Oh hot damn, Samantha Parkington was my jam when I was younger. Still is. I loved her so so much! I too loved Claudia Kishi from Babysitters Club. She kept Ho-Hos and Ding Dongs all over her bedroom and made paper maiche jewelry. That girl was so ahead of her time. Thought I’ll admit I also wanted to be friends with Stacy McGill too because she was so sophisticated and a New Yorker and when you grow up in the Midwest, that’s all all kind of elegant and exotic to you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rlhennessey Rebecca Lee Hennessey

    Amy Pond would be my best fictional Gal Pal…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=550100585 Sarah Brunelle

      Me too!!! She’s so sassy and Scottish

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=657030935 Tonya Pick Mortensen

      YES! She was soooo cool even as a kid, I’d be BFFs with Amy or little Amelia!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6009658 Estela Magana

    I totally want them as my BFFs! I’m gonna add one of my own and say Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan) on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy would be nothing without the Scooby Gang and Willow’s brains! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/amyshuey Amy Shuey

    I want to hug you for including Samantha Parkington and Claudia Kishi (and I don’t hug anyone!).

    • http://www.facebook.com/almie.rose Almie Rose


  • http://www.facebook.com/katie.naugle1 Katie Naugle

    I was more of a Kirsten Larsen American Girl myself (she had a Conestoga Wagon for fluff’s sake), but I wholeheartedly agree with your selections! Claudia Kishi was always the Babysitter I pretended I was, but everyone knows I’m a Mary-Ann.

    • http://www.facebook.com/almie.rose Almie Rose

      Kristen was for cool girls, Felicity for nerds, and Samantha was somewhere in between but mostly for girls who wanted to be rich.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1246213907 Marissa A. Ross

    SPOT ON GIRL! Love u.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brittneycastine Brittney Castine

    LOVE this! especially since I had both Samantha and Claudia dolls… apparently I already thought they were my BFFs…

    • http://www.facebook.com/almie.rose Almie Rose

      I HAD EVERY BABY-SITTERS CLUB DOLL! They were cheaper than The American Girls. By the time I got Samantha I was on the cusp of being too old for it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002062804656 Sakura Masada

    My gal pal would be Emma Pillsbury from Glee, if anyone knows who I’m talking about. XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.favro.binuya Heather Favro Binuya

    I would have also inserted Liz Lemon in here somewhere. Sure, she’s a little neurotic and self-centered, but if she can put up with Jenna and Tracy she’s a goddamn saint in the friend department.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501078913 Andrea Wallace

    My favourite thing about Claudia was the junk food hidden all over her room!!
    Another favourite fictional gal is Georgia Nicholson from Louise Rennison’s books :) she never fails to make me laugh

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1215758108 Stephanie Kane

    I got a Samantha doll when I was five and I still have her. I’ve read all her books and there was not a sleepover I went on where she didn’t come with me. She really was my best friend for a good chunk of my life.

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