A Definitive Ranking of ’90s TV Siblings

6.  Roman brothers, Brotherly Love



You’re probably reading this right now asking who the hell Roman brothers are. What I should tell you is I mean the Lawrence brothers, who played the Roman brothers. Or as I like to think of them, the Hansons of TV. Never has a trio of brothers been as dreamy as Joey, Matt and Andy. The Lawrence brothers starred on this short-lived series and went on to do two Disney Channel Original movies, Horse Sense and Jumping Ship. Joey joined fellow ’90s darling Melissa Joan Hart in Melissa & Joey, Matt went on to star in Boy Meets World and who knows where the little one is now.

5. Landry twins, Sister, Sister

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“Go home, Roger!” is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Sister, Sister. Second is how much you love Tia and Tamera! Tia was the brainy, logical sister and Tamera was the spontaneous troublemaker. Like the Lawrence brothers before them, the Mowry sisters went on to create three Disney Channel Original Movies. Most awkward Sister, Sister moment? When we all thought Tia’s mom Lisa and Tamera’s dad Ray were destined to be together throughout the whole series, but then Lisa married that random guy Victor in the series finale instead. Seriously, what was that?

4. The Geller siblings, Friends



Friends is the most iconic series of the ’90s and it wouldn’t be nearly as amazing without Monica and Ross Geller. Monica was a chef who wanted a husband and baby, while Ross was a paleontologist who had too many wives and babies. Through all the hijinks that ensued among their circle of friends, the Geller siblings’ relationship never wavered and made us wish we had a brother or sister like theirs. How else would we know we need unagi to excel in karate or how to shimmy shake with an entire turkey on our head?

3. The Tanner sisters, Full House

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Fewer ’90s TV siblings got into as many misadventures as DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle. Among others, there’s the time DJ’s babysitting charge got his head stuck in the staircase, Stephanie crashed Joey’s car in the kitchen, and Michelle climbed up the top of the playground and couldn’t get down. Okay, so the last one wasn’t that bad, but I would have been more scared than she was. Luckily for these girls, they had three great dads, one of which was the incredibly sexy Uncle Jesse. And one of which was the less sexy Joey.

2. The Matthews brothers, Boy Meets World

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I specify “brothers” because Morgan was so irrelevant they re-cast her mid-series without skipping a beat or the audience even really noticing. One of the things that made the show was the relationship between Eric and Cory. Cory was trying to make sense of the world around him, and Eric was always available to completely misguide him. Do we also all remember the major transition Eric made from being the attractive older brother to the “is there something wrong with him” brother who used to shout “feennaayyyy!!” so loudly?

1. The Olsen twins, the entirety of the ’90s

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Though they started off sharing the role of Michelle Tanner on Full House, they become such big stars that they eventually each just got to play themselves. Yep, you’re remembering that right. They played characters named Mary-Kate and Ashley on Two of a Kind. In addition to the TV shows, they starred in the You’re Invited to Our Party and Mystery Adventure straight-to-video series as well as so many amazing full-length films. They also went on to create an empire that I’m pretty sure my parents contributed to financially, you know, with all my demands for anything Olsen twins-related.  So though they were only on TV for a second, they top the list because they were everything that has to do with the ’90s.

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