|Twins (38 listings)
|Al and Moo Sleech
|We know the the Sleech Twins are classmates of Doug, generally from the Disney era of this show, but we don’t know more about this pair. They were in Doug’s First Movie as well. The Disney Press book, Haunted House Hysteria, Disney’s Doug–Funny Mysteries #5 also features the Sleech Twins in a plot from a TV episode (the Sleech Twins turn to Doug for help when they fear their dad is embarking on a life of crime).
|Allison and Katie Foster
|The Sagal Twins, Liz and Jean, played Allison and Kate, respectively, in the short-lived sitcom, ‘Double Trouble’ that aired for 23 episodes on NBC from April, 1984 to March, 1985. They were teenagers being raised by a single dad who was played by Donnelly Rhodes. Patricia Richardson (who would later play the aunt of twins on Home Improvement) and Barbara Barrie also starred in the show. Although they never gained the popularity of their older sister, Katey (from TV’s ‘Married with Children’), Liz and Jean Sagal had many other TV and movie credits to their name, including starring as twin sorority sisters in ‘Grease 2’. Jean has gone on to direct some TV sitcoms, including directing another pair of young female twins, the Olsen Twins, in their show ‘So Little Time’.
|Bebe and Cece Proud
The Proud Family
|Unlike the twin babies (Phil and Lil) on ‘Rugrats’, Bebe and Cece Proud (seen crawling in the image to the left) are quite easy to distinguish on the Disney Channel animated series, ‘The Proud Family’. Let’s just say that Bebe has advanced much more quickly than Cece in the hair department. They are the younger siblings of Penny Proud in the family show. Actress Tara Strong, who also does the voice of Baby Dil in Rugrats, provides the voices of Bebe and Cece.
|Betty I and Betty II
|Although it aired for just eight episodes, the science-fiction/comedy ‘Quark’ left an indelible impression on Twinstuff’s founders. Quark (Richard Benjamin) had a pair of clones as his love interests in the series, Betty I and Betty II, played by real-life twins, Cyb and Patricia Barksdale, who also starred in Doublemint Gum commercials. The Betty’s co-piloted and co-co-piloted the spaceship (which was a 23rd Century garbage space vehicle) in the show. This spoof hit the TV airwaves about the same time ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ were first popular and was written by Buck Henry.
|Bob the Builder & Tom the Zoologist
Bob the Builder
|Bob gets all the attention in this popular kids cartoon series, but Bob’s twin brother, Tom the Zoologist, is a successful character of his own, albeit in the Arctic Circle. As far as we know, Tom (camera-shy, no picture available) has made just one appearance in the cartoon series, in the ‘Bob the Builder: A Christmas to Remember’ special.
|Brandon and Brenda Walsh
Beverly Hills 90210
|The Fox TV series ran from 1990 to 2000 and helped launch the careers of Shannen Doherty and Jason Priestley, who played the first high school and then college-bound twins, Brenda and Brandon. The show focused initially on the Walsh family who moved to Beverly Hills, California from Minnesota. Doherty lasted four seasons on the show, Priestley was on the show for nine seasons. In real-life, Priestley is two years older than Doherty.
|Buffy and Jody
A Family Affair (1966-71)
|Another of the few family shows to successfully feature boy/girl fraternal twins, ‘A Family Affair’ ran for five years on CBS (1966-71) depicting the twins Buffy (Anissa Jones) and Jody (Johnny Whitaker), their older sister Cissy (Kathy Garver), Uncle Bill (Brian Keith, who also played the dad of twins in the original movie, ‘The Parent Trap’) and Mr. French (Sebastian Cabot). Another piece of Americana that originated in the show was Buffy’s favorite doll, Mrs. Beasley. One story indicated that the orphaned twins were the children of a mom who also had a twin sister (played by June Lockhart in the episode). Tragically, Anissa Jones, the actress who played Buffy died at age 18 in real-life.
|Buffy and Jody
A Family Affair (2002)
|The WB Network is airing a modernized version of this show that debuted in September, 2002. The roles of the twins are now being played by Sasha Pieterse and Jimmy Pinchak and Uncle Bill is played by Gary Cole and Mr. French is played by Tim Curry.
|Chloe and Riley Carlson
So Little Time
|‘So Little Time’ was the second TV sitcom to star the Olsen Twins as twins. This go-around had Ashley playing Chloe and Mary-Kate taking on the role of Riley and took a plot line from ‘The Parent Trap’ as the twins’ parents were separated from each other. It aired for parts of two seasons on the Fox Family and then ABC Family Channel on cable TV. It will stop airing original episodes early in 2002 but its reruns will probably still be showing on ABC Family Channel when Mary-Kate and Ashely are each old enough to have grandchildren.
|Chuck and Nancy
|‘Shazzan’ was an animated TV series on CBS that ran between 1967 and 1969. It depicted the adventures of a male/female set of twins, Chuck and Nancy, and a 60-foot genie (the title of the show, Shazzan) who is the servant to the twins after they are transported back to the days of the Arabaian Knights after finding a chest in a cave in Maine. Chuck is a magician by day.
|Erica and Heather Farrell
|One of the most popular TV shows ever in Canada, the ‘Degrassi’ series depicted the lives of fictional students who supposedly all lived on the real-life Degrassi Street (in Toronto) and who first attended junior high and then high school together. Among the show’s regulars were twins Erica and Heather, played by real-life identical twins, Angela (Erica) and Maureen (Heather) Deiseach. the show never shied away from reality subjects and one of the plot lines involved Heather’s character having an abortion in high school.
|Geri and Teri Garrison
BJ and The Bear
|Candi and Randi Brough played Teri and Geri, respectively, during the last season of the 3-year run of ‘BJ and the Bear’ as the show changed focus and locations (to Los Angeles) and BJ was forced to use an all-female crew of truckers for his new trucking company, Bear Enterprises. The show also loses points for being the only entry on this list that used rhyming names for both the real-life twins and the twin characters they played on the show. The Brough Twins also played twins in guest appearances on ‘Happy Days’, ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’, ‘ChiPs’ and the Steve Martin movie, ‘The Lonely Guy’. We can’t find a picture of the Brough Twins from the show, but pictured to the left is the truck they drove.
|Jason and Michelle
|Jason and Michelle are the humans who accompany space-traveling penguins, Zidgel, Midgel, Fidgel and Kevin, in galaxy journeys in this educational series of videos from the makers of Veggie Tales. Each video offers bible-based lessons and value-teaching exercises. The first four videos in the series are called ‘Trouble on Planet Wait-Your-Turn’, ‘The Cheating Scales of Bullamanka’, ‘The Amazing Carnival of Complaining’, and ‘Runaway Pride at Lightstation Killowatt’.
|Jayna and Zen
|While parents who chase and clean up after twins may feel that all twins have super powers, this duo, Jayna and Zen, of the cartoon and comic book series, ‘Super Friends’, did indeed have powers beyond that of the average human. Of course, they weren’t humans and actually came from the planet, Exxor. According to fan-created web pages we’ve found on the twins, Jayna was pretty good at turning herself into animals, while Zen specialized in turning himself into puddles of water. Judging by their image, they looked a lot alike, even up to their Spock-like ears. Diehard fans may even remember their pet blue monkey, Gleek.
|Jessica and Liz Wakefield
Sweet Valley High
|The real-life Daniel Twins, Brittany and Cynthia, played Jessica and Elizabeth (‘Liz’) in ‘Sweet Valley High’, the UPN show based on the popular young teens book series. Airing between 1994 and 1997, the show revolved around the Wakefield Twins, the friendly Liz and the manipulative Jessica, and their friends at Sweet Valley High. Brittany Daniel has gone on to do more acting than her sister also appearing in ‘Dawson’s Creek’ and ‘The Basketball Diaries’.
|Jim and Tim Possible
|Younger twin brothers of the Disney Channel cartoon series depicting a high school cheerleader who battles crime on the side. Jim and Tim are ‘lovingly’ called the Tweebs by their older sister. Have to wonder about the naming abilities of the Possible family who named their children, Kim, Jim and Tim. What happened to Slim?
|Larry and Lorena Garcia
The Brothers Garcia
|The two youngest characters in the Nickelodeon series, ‘The Brothers Garcia’ are boy/girl twins, Larry and Lorena Garcia, played by actors Alvin Alvarez and Vaneza Leza Pitynski. The 11-year-old twins are the youngest siblings in the San Antonio family and both actors playing the twins are quite good. Alvarez has won the ALMA and Young Artist awards for his acting in the sereis that premiered on Nickelodeon in 2000 and currently airs on Saturday evenings.
|Lucien and Wayne Cramp
The Cramp Twins
|Haven’t heard of this 10-year-old set of twins? You probably will soon as ‘The Cramp Twins’ is the #1-rated cartoon in England among kids and is just now spreading to other parts of the globe. Lucien (with the smallish round, pink head) is the do-gooder of the duo, Wayne (he has a big oval, purplish-gray head) likes to play pranks on his poor twin and outnumbered mom. According to the press notes, “In practically everything they do, The Cramp Twins are polar opposites. Since they are stuck with each other, their lives are a never-ending guerilla war- much of which takes place below the radar of their well-meaning, but essentially oblivious parents.”
|Mark and Willie Hogan
The Hogan Family
|The fraternal Hogan Twins, Mark (Jeremy Licht) and Willie (Danny Ponce), were two of the three sons that made up the Hogan Family, a series that ran for five years on both NBC and CBS from 1986-91. Actress Valerie Hogan played the boys mom, but when she left the series during the 3rd year over a contract dispute, the oldest son, David (Jason Bateman), helped raised the twins along with the boys Aunt (Sandy Duncan). Among the twins, Mark was the brain and perfectionist while Willie was more carefree and a class clown.
|Mary-Kate and Ashley Burke
Two of a Kind
|ABC gave the series ‘Two of a Kind’ just 22 episodes during the 1998-99 season but it still marked a transition during their acting careers in which the Olsen Twins matured from child actors to teenagers. They starred as the happy-go-lucky twin daughters of single dad, Kevin (Christopher Sieber), who had sparks on camera with the twins’ baby sitter, Carrie (Sally Wheeler).
|Mary-Kate and Ashley
Mary-Kate and Ashley: In Action
|A kids cartoon series that premiered on ABC-TV in the fall of 2001. The twins play special agents (Misty and Amber, respectively), who travel the world fighting evil-doers. This is the first animated series for the Olsen Twins.
|Michael and Lindsay Bluth
|The Emmy-winning comedy debuted on Fox Television in 2003 and actually features two sets of twins among its large cast, the brother/sister twins, Michael and Lindsay, played by Jason Bateman and Portia de Rossi, and in a dual role, Jeffrey Tambor as both the Bluth patriarch, George Bluth St. and his twin brother, Oscar.
|Mindy and Cindy Stage
Maybe Its’ Me
|‘Maybe It’s Me’ is a new show that premiered on the WB Network in the 2001-2002 season that features real-life twins, Daniella and Deanna Canterman playing terror-twins on the show, Mindy and Cindy Stage (Daniella is Cindy and Deanna is Mindy). The red-headed 8-year-old twins (born 12/2/1992) have also been in several feature films, including ‘Autumn in New York’, ‘and ‘Someone Like You’.
|Nicky and Alex Katsopolis
|‘Full House’, the long-running sitcom on ABC featured twins but it wasn’t the Olsen’s who combined to play one character. No, these twins were Nicky and Alex, the infant sons played by twins, Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, respectively. On the show, they were the children of Jesse (John Stamos) and Becky (Lori Loughlin). This show still airs repeatedly in reruns on WTBS but the Katsopolis Twins were just on the show during the program’s last three seasons.
|Patty and Selma Bouvier
|Attention male twins–Marge Simpson’s older sisters (they are each perpetually 40 years old) are both single. Patty isn’t looking for male companionship, but Selma is on the prowl. She’s been married twice before, including a short-lived marriage to Sideshow Bob. Check them out on the Fox series, ‘The Simpsons’, if you want to learn more about these eligible bachelorettes. With such a long series run, several other twins showed up on ‘The Simpsons’, including brief references to twin brothers for Homer (Guy Incognito) and Bart (Hugo), in the episodes entitled ‘Fear of Flying’ and ‘Treehouse of Horror VII’, respectively. (Thanks to The Last Exit to Springfield for the image of Patty and Selma.
|Phil and Lil
|Phil and Lil, The DeVille Twins, have been feature members of the popular Nickelodeon TV Show, ‘Rugrats’, since 1990. You can tell the fraternal twins apart because Lil wears a pink bow in her hair. They have had several starring roles in Rugrats cartoons, including ‘Twins Pique’, ‘The Unfair Pair’ and ‘Together at Last’. Luckily for the other Rugrats characters, Tommy, Chucky and even Angelica, Phil and Lil get along terrifically. You can learn more about them on Nickelodeon’s web site. We should also mention the other set of twins on The Rugrats, Teddy and Terry McNulty, who are probably about two each and the middle children of the five McNulty boys.
|Pip and Pop
Bear in the Big Blue House
|Pip and Pop (we’re not sure which is which in the image to the left) are twin otters featured on the series, ‘Bear in the Big Blue House’, produced by the Henson Televison Company (of Muppets fame). For the most part they get along pretty well with each other but not always. They like dropping by the big blue house owned by Bear (hence the title of the series). You can learn more about this show and where it airs on their official web site.
|Porter and Preston Scavo
|Debuting on ABC TV in the 2004-2005 season, this comedy/drama portrays the lives of five neighborhood wives and mothers. Among the cast members are twins, Shane and Brent Kinsman, who portray the twin sons of Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman). The 7-year-old Kinsman Twins (born Nov. 1997) were also in the movie, Cheaper by the Dozen.
|Priscilla and Penelope Pinkpaws
|Talented twin ballerinas who attend Miss Lily’s ballet school along with the star of this ITV and PBS animated cartoon series, Angelina Ballerina. According to their press bios, they always wear coordinated outfits and with their toes pointed out, they walk down the street arm-in-arm. This series is based on the classic children’s books authored by Katharine Holabird and illustrated by Helen Craig. In the cartoon series, Dami Judi Densch provides the voice of Miss Lily and her real-life daughter, Finty Williams, handles the voice of Angelina. Jo Wyatt and Jonell Elliot do the voices of Priscilla and Penelope, respectively.
|Sherri and Terri
|The purple-haired Sherri and Terri are just two of several recurring characters on the long-running animated Fox series, ‘The Simpsons’. We’re not really sure how to tell them apart and just really know that Bart Simpson doesn’t like either twin sister. Thanks to The Last Exit to Springfield for the image of Sherri and Terri.
|Tamera Campbell and Tia Landry
|Twin sisters ,Tia and Tamera Morwy, played teenage twin sisters, the studious Tia Landry and the boy-crazy Tamera Campbell, who were separated at birth and reunited at age 14 after a chance meeting in a Detroit department store. ‘Sister Sister’ aired for six seasons, first on ABC, bur primarily on the WB Network. The show also starred Jackee Harry as their mom and Tim Reid as their dad. One memorable twin-themed episode of this series pitted Tia and Tamera against the Olsen Twins in a TV quiz show in which Tamera was transformed into a human Sundae.
|Tessa and Vanessa
|Tessa and Vanessa are seventh graders on the Disney Network cartoon series, Pepper Ann. They are extremely close (they both insist their sister is the cuter of the twins) and they co-serve as gossip editors for their school newspaper, Hazel Nuts N’ Bolts.
|Tom and Annie Edison
The Edison Twins
|Since we never really saw this show, we can’t tell you much about its premise just that ‘The Edison Twins’ ran on The Disney Channel from 1983 to 1986 and starred Andrew Sabiston as a character named Tom Edison and Marnie McPhail as his twin sister, Annie Edison, both of whom evidently were scientific prodigies. They would solve mysteries together.
|Tomax and Xamot
|Mirror-image twins, even to their names, Tomax and Xamot are part of the G.I. Joe series and can be seen on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim series on Sunday nights. Not only are Tomax and Xamot terrific soldiers, but they also excel in banking. They’ve been given control over Cobra’s elite Crimson Guards special force and they use their natural twins pyschic force to strengthen their collective skills. They are identical twins except that Xamot has a scar on his face.
|Tommy and Timmy Tibble
The Terrible Tibble Twins
|They look innocent here but don’t be fooled, Tommy and Tibble earn their nickname, the Terrible Tibble Twins, on the PBS cartoon series ‘Arthur’. Timmy wears blue and Tommy wears red and according to their page on the PBS web site, the duo wants to be quality assurance testers or criminal justice lawyers when they grow up. They like food fights and anthills and give Arthur a hard time when he has to babysit them.
|Tracey and Trevor Nash
Please Don’t Eat the Daisies
|Real-life identical twins, Jason and Jeff Fithian, played the 7-year-old twins, Tracey and Trevor, respectively, in the beloved family sitcom, ‘Please Don’t Eat the Daisies’ that aired on NBC for just two seasons from 1965-67. Based on the Jean Kerr novel that was also made into a 1960 movie, the TV series starred Mark Miller (real-life dad of actress Penelope Ann Miller), Pat Crowley and some well-known actors in smaller roles, including Ellen Corby, King Donovan and Jean Vander Pyl, the voice of Wilma Flintstone.
|Treezle Bee and Treezle Dee
Ni Ni’s Treehouse
|The Treezle Twins, Bee and Dee, live with Ni Ni in his treehouse in the Ooberry Forest in the popular cartoon series for kids that was created in England, ‘Ni Ni’s Treehouse’. Ni Ni is a bear and we guess that’s what Bee and Dee are as well although they are both green and Ni Ni is yellow. The show airs on both TLC and Discovery Kids Channel on cable TV.
|Wendy and Cindy Lubbock
Just the Ten of Us
|Gwendolyn Ann “Wendy” Lubbock (Brooke Theiss) and Cynthia Diane “Cindy” Lubbock (Jamie Luner) are fraternal and very opposite twins in the crowded Lubbock household in this 1988-1990 series that spun off from ‘Growing Pains’. The Lubbock family moves to Eureka, California and the twins, along with two other teenage sisters, go boy-crazy at a Catholic school. Both actresses would go to have recurring TV roles in other 1990 sitcoms and dramas.
|Zack and Cody Martin
The Sprouse Twins, Dylan and Cole, star as Zack and Cody Martin, pre-teen agers who move to a Boston posh hotel after their single mom gets a job there as a singer. Nice to see that this show does differentiate between Zack (mischievous, outgoing brother) and Cody (friendlier, quieter brother). Airs on The Disney Channel
|Triplets-or-Higher (2 listings)
|Huey, Duey and Louie
Disney’s Duck Tales
|Huey, Duey and Louie, Donald Duck’s nephews, have been featured in many Disney cartoons and comic books since their introduction in the 1950’s. Modern-day audiences have seen them most prominently on ‘Duck Tales’ and then later as teenagers in the series, ‘Quack Pack’.
|Patton Chase and his four siblings…
|Scheduled to debut in June, 2004, this Fox TV sitcom shows the lives of a fictional set of 15-year-old quintuplets (three boys and two girls). The quint’s father is played by Andy Richter (ex-Conan O’Brien sidekick), while the mom is played by Rebecca Creskoff. Ryan Pinkston (Spy Kids 3D, Bad Santa), Johnny Lewis, April Matson, Jake McDorman and Sarah Wright play the quints.
|Parents with Twins/Triplets (13 listings)
|Carla (Rhea Perlman) gives birth to twins, Elvis and Jessie, her seventh and eighth children, after marrying their father, a hockey goalie named Eddie LeBec (Jay Thomas). Just like all of Carla’s kids, the twins don’t get much air-time on the long-running show, so we can’t tell you much about them.
|Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux (Sabrina LeBeauf) and her husband, Elvin Tibideaux (Geoffrey Owens) become parents to boy/girl twins, Nelson and Winnie, in an episode that first airs on November 10, 1988. The rest of the family did not know they were having twins. For parts of the 1989 and 90 seasons, Nelson is played by twins, Christopher and Clayton Griggs, while Winnie is played by twins, Monique and Domonique Reynolds.
|Maybe we shouldn’t really include this set here because they weren’t on the air for long, but they did have famous parents as ‘ER’s Nurse Carol Hathaway (Julianna Marguiles) gave birth to twin girls, Tess and Kate, that were fathered by Dr. Doug Ross (George Clooney). The twins birth episode (‘Great Expectations’) was originally broadcast on November 25, 1999. Although ‘ER’ is still on TV as of this writing, their parents are both long-gone from the show as are the twins.
|Everybody Loves Raymond
|Ray Barrone (Ray Romano) and wife Patricia (Debra Heaton) have twin sons Jeffrey (Sawyer Sweeten) and Michael (Sullivan Sweeten) in the Emmy Award-winning comedy. In real-life, Romano is the dad of nine-year-old twin boys. More details on the show can be found at its official web site.
|Phoebe (a twin although one who wants nothing to her sister, Ursula, and vice-versa) gives birth to triplets as a surrogate mom for her brother and sister-in-law in the 100th episode of the NBC series (original air date, Oct. 8, 1998). Throwing out the many factual flaws in the birth episode (she gives birth naturally, the babies are quite large for newborn triplets, her emergency room delivery doctor is a quack), the show is fairly funny. The triplets (Frank Jr. Jr., Leslie and the girl, Chandler) were played by then seven-month-old quads, Alexis III, Paul, Cole and Justin Cimoch. The triplets make a couple of later return appearances, including one where Monica and Chandler baby-sit.On the last episode of Friends (original air date, May 6, 2004), it’s revealed that Monica and Chandler become the parents of a girl/boy set of twins that they name Erica (after the birth-mom) and Jack (after Monica and Ross’ dad).
|Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) and Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon) have boy/girl twins in a two-part episode that first airs on November 7 and 14, 1969 and was called ‘And Baby Makes Four’. The names of the twins were never shared on air but then again neither was their mom’s.
|They weren’t major characters in the show but the Taylor’s (Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson) are Uncle and Aunt to twin girls, Claire and Gracie, the daughters of Tim’s brother, Marty, and wife, Nancy, on the show. Two sets of twins shared the roles of the twin girls, Kaitlyn and Kristen Hooper and Lindsey and Ashley Trefger, during the show’s 7th and 8th seasons.
|Val (Joan Van Ark) and Gary Ewing (Ted Shackleford) become parents of twins in the 1984-85 season in this long-running night-time soap opera. It is not an easy birth and Val is initially told they are stillborn. Actually they are stolen in a black market baby stealing scandal that takes a whole season to unravel.
|My Three Sons
|One of Steve’s (Fred MacMurray) three sons, Robbie Douglas, (Don Grady) and his wife Katie (Tina Cole), have triplet sons, Steve, Charley and Robbie, Jr., played by real-life triplets, Joseph, Michael and Daniel Todd.
|Fran (Fran Dreschler) gives birth to twins in the series final two-part episode, originally airing on May 12 and May 19, 1999. The healthy boy/girl twins are named Jonah Samuel and Eve Catherine.
|Among the seven Camden children on this WB Network show are the twins, Sam and David, played by two boys who are actually quadruplets, Lorenzo and Nikolas Brino, since 1999.
|Manjula and Apu deliver octuplets after taking fertility drugs. The episode (“Eight Misbehavin”) that they have the babies is actually quite humorous. One of our favorite quotes from the episode is this exchange between Marge Simpson and the new father. Marge: I knew you had your hands full with the babies, so I baked you some banana bread. Apu: (sarcastic) Oh hallelujah, our problems are solved. We have banana bread. Marge: Maybe you two should get a nanny. Apu: Yes, and what would I pay her with? Banana bread? Sorry, sorry, it’s just that we haven’t slept in days, and we’re running out of money and … banana bread? What the hell were you thinking? Banana bread. Apologize, apologize again. As a token of forgiveness, please take this baby. Homer: No, Marge, no!
|Welcome Back Kotter
|Gabe Kotter (Gabe Kaplan) and his wife Julie (Marcia Strassman) have girl twins, Robin and Rachel, in a three-part episode that first airs on September 15 and 22, 1977 and was also called ‘And Baby Makes Four’ (see ‘Get Smart’, above). The show’s executive producer, James Komack, originally wanted the babies to be quadruplets (one for each Sweathog) but thankfully was talked out of that idea.