Growing up, every kid wants to be part of a cool group of friends - the kind of group that has a secret handshake, inside jokes, and a pimped-out clubhouse. In addition to the delightful joys of puberty, the best fictional kid friend groups have to face other demons, sometimes literal ones. However, whether they’re fighting the Dark Lord or a bacterial infection inside their classmate Ralphie’s throat, these kids always get through their trials together and learn a valuable lesson along the way.
So pack your slingshot, some Twinkies, and your Dungeon Master’s Guide, because we’re going on an adventure. One that will make you feel nostalgic and maybe a little old. Here are some of the coolest friend groups in movies and TV shows that you wanted to and probably still want to be a part of. Vote up the groups you most desperately wish you were friends with.
- Photo: Universal
- Movie: The Little Rascals
- Notable members: Alfalfa, Darla, Spanky, Buckwheat, Stymie, Froggy, Porky, Uh-huh
If you want access to a tricked-out clubhouse that is three times the size of the studio you’re currently renting, this is the group for you. Yeah, initially the He-Man Woman Haters Club had a strict no-women policy, but they changed their ways and welcomed women with open arms.12224Good group?
- Photo: Amblin Entertainment
- Movie: Hook
- Notable members: Rufio, Thud Butt, Don’t Ask, Pockets
Rediscover your inner child and reinvigorate your imagination by teaming up with The Lost Boys of Hook. Spend your time in giant tree houses, have epic food fights, and battle the legendary Captain Hook.11123Good group?
- Photo: Warner Bros.
- Movie: The Goonies
- Notable members: Mikey, Mouth, Data, Brand, Chunk, Andy, Stef
Who hasn’t dreamt of going on an epic treasure hunt with their best friends? The kids from the Goon Docks get to this and more without ever straying too far from home.8916Good group?
The Boy Meets World SquadPhoto: ABC
- TV Series: Boy Meets World
- Notable members: Cory, Shawn, Topanga
Few groups are as in-sync as these three. They were there for each other through the good, the bad, and the truly strange. Besides, who wouldn’t want to be friends with Topanga during her glorious weird stage?7427Good group?