What is the best trio?


The Rambler

After last week’s discussion answering “What is the best duo?” sparked such a debate, this week the staff turned their attention to trios. What is the best trio? Read the staff members’ answers and explanations below.

Henry Abercrombie

The most iconic trio would have to be The Three Stooges: Curly, Larry, and Moe. They have become one of the most enduring comedy groups of the 1900’s. They were a group of vaudeville actors who popularized slapstick and physical comedy. While they focused primarily on what would be considered the lowest forms of humor, such as puns and physical comedy, they consistently found popularity throughout their entire career, and even afterwards. I have watched a few Stooges shorts myself, and they always manage to be entertaining. Due to their long-running success, they have been referenced in many other popular TV shows—until after their careers had ended, they were not recognized as comedic geniuses by critics.

Gabe Allegretto

The best trio in my opinion would have to be SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward. SpongeBob SquarePants is a show that will always have a special place in my heart, mainly because of the dynamic interactions between the three main characters. As a kid, you never really understood why Squidward was such a grump and usually sided with whatever SpongeBob’s goofy motives were. Being an adult now, it’s much easier to see that Squidward is just a person who wants to relax after work like the rest of us. This makes rewatching old episodes where he flipped out even funnier.

Olivia Buckel

Luke Costello

Alicia Gonzalez

The best trio of all time would have to be no other than the big three in Chicago in the 1990s of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman. Michael Jordan was the undisputed best player in the league at the time and there was no stopping him whatsoever. But without the two way great of Scottie Pippen, Jordan wasn’t able to get out of the first round and wouldn’t have won his first three titles. When they added Dennis Rodman to that duo, his great rebounding and defense helped bring balance to the team and helped them both to win three more finals, cementing them as all time greats. They were one of the first great big threes and will forever be known as one of the greatest big threes. 

Hayden Hutchinson
The best trio is LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh. The original big three of my lifetime changed the whole sport for years. After LeBron and Bosh decided to join Wade in Miami the NBA world went crazy. They went on to win two championships in four years and cemented themselves in NBA lore forever. Without this trio the player empowerment movement in the NBA probably does not happen or not as quickly as it did otherwise. Overall, that is why this is the greatest trio of all time. 
Matt Kalie
Kendra Piotrowski
The best trio is the chipmunks from Alvin and the Chipmunks. Alvin, Simon and Theodore are the best trio because the movie is one of my favorites and is just a good movie to watch. Some can differ and say that they are annoying and don’t like the movie, but you can always get a good laugh at the silly things that the chipmunks do.  
John Santone
There are so many trios that have valid arguments for being among the best. That’s why it is difficult to say who qualifies as the best; there are near infinite answers. Personally, however, I think I have to say Harry, Ron, and Hermione. I mean, how many characters can carry seven novels and eight movies. They aren’t short novels either, but they are still amazing. It is difficult to write characters so enticing that the audience does not get bored after a few books, but the three of them are still great after days of reading or hours and hours of film. 
Dominick Scarpino
The best trio is Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli from Lord of the Rings. These three are always together in the films. No matter what issue this group encounters, they deal with it and have each others’ backs in the process. The growing relationship that we see between Gimli and Legolas as the books progress is always fun to read about. Also, they are literally a bunch of really good fighters. How is that not the best trio?