The 11 Best Fictional Character Secret Handshakes
The is no more visceral form of solidarity between two best friends than a secret handshake. Every person on the planet longs for the acceptance and deep bond that comes from having a really great secret handshakes with another human. In fact, fifty percent of marriages end in divorce because people don’t take time to practice their secret handshakes and forget important parts. Don’t become a statistic. Learn from these fictional best friends that secret, elaborate, and well-orchestrated handshakes are the foundation to any good relationship:
Arnold and Gerald (Hey Arnold)
The original. The classic.
Abbi Abrams and the employees at Bed, Bath, and Beyond (Broad City)
Dewey Finn and Lawrence (School of Rock)
Mookie and various (Do The Right Thing)
Chandler and Joey (Friends)
Troy and Abed (Community)
This is not the traditional Troy and Abed handshake, but a rarer, some might say “deep-cut” handshake that shows secret handshake variations can be the spice of baking a cake.
Will and Jazz (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
Cory and Shawn (Boy Meets World)
David Wooderson and Don Dawson (Dazed and Confused)
Gross, but touching.
Michael Scott and Darryl Philbin (The Office)
Johnny Utah and Bodhi (Point Break)
This is the most complicated secret handshake anyone can perform so let me walk you though it — first, you have to either be Keanu Reeves or Patrick Swayze. That’s the easy part. Next you need to be in the movie Point Break. This is where things start to get tricky. It HAS to be the ORIGINAL Point Break. Next you need to jump out of a plane. Then have sexual tension with the other person that is a palpable undercurrent throughout the entire film. Lastly, you have to grip your hand with theirs and as you fall through the air together look deeply into their eyes and have your soul get lost in theirs. It is a tricky handshake to pull off, but if you nail it, oh man, it will be one hundred percent pure adrenaline (read: love).
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