You can have your Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, your Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, your George Clooney and Brad Pitt, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, even - dare I say it? - your Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch. The epic Hollywood bromance I love the most is Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.**
And hey, guess what? The dy-nerd-ic duo is set to reprise their most famous roles yet as zombie-stompers Shaun and Ed...animation-style. As Pegg tweeted, they'll be teaming up again in the Halloween special of Disney's acclaimed animated series Phineas and Ferb, which has boasted some impressive guest stars over the years.
In honor of these scholars and gentlemen teaming up once again, let's take a look at some of the best moments of their bromance together, shall we? We shall.
First up, Spaced, the project that started it all. The short-lived British TV series basically cemented their status as legit nerds, with geeky, obscure references completely dominating every script, from video games to Star Trek to, yes, zombies. It also spoke to their deeply rooted love for one another.
If you've never seen it, do yourself a favor right the hell now: Click HERE and check out the entire series on YouTube. Spaced only ran for two seasons and each season was only 7 episodes long, so you can knock this out on a lazy Sunday. Despite the brevity of it leaving you sad and bereft in a way only the cancellation of Firefly did, it's so worth a watch. You're welcome.
Zombie zombie zombie zombie rockin' everywhere
Zombies are pretty much their thing. It's just been a running theme throughout their career, especially in the projects they work on together. Seriously:
That up there is Pegg and Edgar Wright's blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo as two hungry zombies in George Romero's Land of the Dead (2005). Yes, I know Edgar Wright isn't Nick Frost, but we can forgive it for this.
Obviously, I can't forget the movie for which everyone of our generation will forever love them. Their breakout hit Shaun of the Dead is the stuff of pop culture legend.
And if this isn't a part of your vocabulary now, you're a liar:
But did you know they also created a zombie hunting and survival guide? They definitely did, in the tongue-in-cheek, zany way that only Pegg and Frost can bring.
It's worth it simply for the terrible prosthetic teeth Pegg is wearing. I mean, seriously, what is even happening there?
The mockumentary is a 3-parter, so you can head to #t=3">YouTube to check out the rest of it.
Let it never be said these two don't know their shit when it comes to all things sci-fi. Their love affair with all things that go "beep boop bip" in space is legendary, and they have the catalog to prove it.
Paul was maybe not the most well-received film from the pair, but still. Two daft idiots jailbreaking an alien voiced by Seth Rogen? I'm in.
We bid a fond farewell to the duo's Cornetto Trilogy with [The World's End](movie:38798), because who doesn't want to see Frost drunkenly Hulk-smashing some alien robots? No one, that's who.
Maybe the most epically nerdy thing the two have ever done (and that's saying a LOT) is that time they tried to recreate Star Wars from scratch. It...didn't go so well.
Fights, zombies, the Apocalypse, alien spaceships, killer robots, massive conspiracies, and just plain idiocy, is there anything better than their bromance? Heterosexual lifemates 'til DEATH, y'all.
**I tried to make a bro-ship name happen, but I realized it would either be Pest or Frogg. Fail.