After Amy Poehler and Will Arnett’s separation was followed all too soon by Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman’s break-up, we realized that we have to treasure the comedy couples in our lives while we still can. Hold them close. Laugh when they sing about wanting to “impale” each other, like Parks and Rec‘s Nick Offerman did when crooning about his wife Megan Mullally on Letterman last night. Oh god, what would we do if they got divorced? Or if we lost any of our other favorite comedy couples, like…
Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone: Remember how thrilled you were when you found out that the surly air marshal who ends up with McCarthy’s Bridesmaids character was her real life husband? Now imagine the exact opposite of that feeling if they ever got divorced. We know! Devastating.
Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson: Maybe the general public doesn’t think of Hanks and Wilson as a comedy couple, but might we remind them of a little movie called Sleepless In Seattle? Regardless of why you love them, you would be super bummed if T. Hanks and the Mrs. ever split up.
Tina Fey & Jeff Richmond: Tina writes and stars in 30 Rock, while husband Jeff produces and writes the show’s appropriately zany score. We don’t even want to imagine them splitting up! Lemon out!
Judd Apatow & Leslie Mann: Judd can’t make all his comedies about how marriage and children is a walking nightmare, then actually suggest it’s true by divorcing his leading lady! We won’t stand for it!
Seth Rogen & Laura Miller: Who knew For A Good Time Call star Laura Miller was as hilarious as her husband? Please don’t ruin yet another comedy for us by splitting up, please!
Nancy Walls & Steve Carrell: She is an SNL alum, he’s the former star of the Office, and both worked as Daily Show correspondents. If Nancy and Steve break up, we will straight-up barf.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi: Ellen dominates daytime comedy and Portia is a part of the past and future comedy canon for Arrested Development. Also, jeez, they are just so, so cute! Just check with us if you make any big life decisions, you guys.
Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor: May the romance between these two Zoolander stars always be as nourishing and delicious as an orange mocha frappuccino.
Chris Pratt & Anna Faris: Oh god, no. We wouldn’t be able to take it if the Parks and Rec star and The Dictator actress broke up. No.
Charlie Day & Mary Elizabeth Ellis: Anyone who watches It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia knows how gratifying it is that Charlie ended up with The Waitress in real life…and how depressing it would be if they broke up.
Rob McElhenny & Kaitlin Olson: Same with Dee and Mac! They would probably only get together on the show for some kind of get rich quick scheme, which is why we are going to need their real life relationship last forever.
Did we miss any of your favorite comedy couples?
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