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Dementia Cafe ☕️ Famous Duos

Here is an updated CST activities page about famous duos. It comes in four parts:

- Movies Part 1

- Movies Part 2

- TV Dynamic Duos

- Comedy Duos

and is interspersed with related music.

You can either click the first photo and use it as a broadcasted slide show, or you can take screenshots for printing out handouts.

There is probably enough material here to last over two sessions.


Begin by asking members to complete the following 'go together' pairs:

Two of a - KIND

Like peas in a - POD

Partner in - CRIME

Hand and - GLOVE

Sugar and - SPICE (and all things nice)

Birds of a - FEATHER (flock together)

Thunder and - LIGHTNING

Pen and - PAPER

Bat and - BALL

Shirt and - TIE

Belt and - BRACES

Shoes and - SOCKS

R and - R (rest and recuperation)

Fish and - CHIPS

Curry and - RICE


Bacon and - EGGS

Bubble and - SQUEAK



Ham and - MUSTARD

Cheese and - ONION

Bread and - BUTTER

Strawberries and - CREAM

Apple pie and - CUSTARD


Sage and - ONION

Rosemary and - THYME


Gin and - TONIC


Mum and - DAD

Brother and - SISTER

Nephew and - NEICE

Aunty and - UNCLE

Adam and - EVE OR STEVE

Samson and - DELILAH

David and - GOLIATH

Jack and - JILL

(We said the nursery rhyme together here, as a long term memory recall & reminiscence exercise)

Jack and Jill

Went up the hill

To fetch a pail of water

Jack fell down

And broke his crown,

And Jill came tumbling after.

Up Jack got,

And home did trot

As fast as he could caper;

To old Dame Dob,

Who patched his nob

With vinegar and brown paper.

Round 1. Movies Part 1

​"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

​"Here's looking at you kid."

"Nobody's perfect."

"Are you getting out of that bed, or am I coming in after you?"

“I don't think I've ever drunk champagne before breakfast before."

​"A boy's best friend is his mother."

"Without you Antony, this is not a world I want to live in, much less conquer."

"How do you solve a problem like Maria?"

"​You got somethin' better than bein' a waitress."

​"I can't take it anymore, Felix, I'm cracking up.Everything you do irritates me."

"The minute you start to whine, I don't care where we are, I'm dumping you flat."

"Love means never having to say you're sorry."

Name the movies?

Name the actors and / or characters?

Discuss which is best?

These songs are linked to the above movies. Ask members to choose one or two to play.

'The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde' -

'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' -

Round 2. Movies Part 2

"May the force be with you."

​"I've got chills, they're multiplying."

​"Nobody puts baby in the corner."

​"I'll have what she's having!"

​"You can't push it with your finger! You're dead!"

“I spent a lot of time learning not to react to things like other people do, it's my job."

"Now if nobody loses their head, nobody will lose their head."

​"I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like...magic."

​"Promise me you'll survive. That you won't give up, no matter what happens."

​ "I'm also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

​“It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.”

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

Name the movies?

Name the characters and / or actors?

Discuss which is best?

These songs are linked to the above movies. Ask members to choose one or two to play.

'I've Had The Time Of My Life' -

Round 3. TV Dynamic Duos

​"Holy mackerel!"

​Huggy Bear

​"She's got a black belt in mouth karate and she's arrogant as hell."

​"Live long and prosper."

​"You dirty old man!"

​"There's one thing we gotta get. Out of this country."

​"Rodney, you plonker!"

​'This Morning'

​"The truth is out there."

​'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here'

​"Elementary, my dear Watson."

​'This Morning'

Round 4. Comedy Duos

​"That's another fine mess you've gotten me into."

​"Ain't I a stinker?"

​'Road To ...' movies

​"What do you think of it so far? Rubbish!"

​"So it's goodnight from him. And it's goodnight from me."


​'The Young Ones'

​'Not The Nine O'Clock News'

​'Acorn Antiques'

​"I have a cunning plan."

​'Vicar Of Dibley' & 'Absolutely Fabulous'

​"To me, to you."

Round 5. Best Duets Ever, Possibly

These are just here for additional singalongs ...

'River Deep Mountain High' -

'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' -

'Bridge Over Troubled Water' -

Can anyone think of any more?


Play a game of pairs with a pack of large playing cards.

Alternatively, play a game of 'Matching Pairs'. (PS. If you want any more of these let me know.)

Round 1

'Gone With The Wind', 1939 - Scarlett O'Hara (Vivienne Leigh) & Rhett Butler (Clark Gable)

'Casablanca', 1942 - Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) & Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart)

'Some Like It Hot', 1959 - Shell Oil Junior / Josephine (Tony Curtis) & Jerry / Daphne (Jack Lemmon)

'Pillow Talk', 1959 - Jan Morrow (Doris Day) & Brad Allen (Rock Hudson)

'Breakfast At Tiffany's', 1961 - Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) & Paul Varjak (George Peppard)

'Psycho', 1960 - Marion Crane (Jant Leigh) & Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins)

'Cleopatra', 1963 - Cleopatra (Elizabeth Taylor) & Mark Antony (Richard Burton)

'Sound Of Music', 1965 - Maria (Julie Andrews) & Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer)

'Bonnie And Clyde', 1967 - Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) & Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway)

'The Odd Couple', 1968 - Oscar Madison (Walter Matthau) & Felix Unger (Jack Lemmon)

'Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid', 1969 - Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) & The Sundance Kid (Robert Redford)

'Love Story', 1970 - Jennifer Cavalleri (Ali Mc Graw) & Oliver Barrett (Ryan O'Neal)

Round 2

'Star Wars', 1977 - Hans Solo (Harrison Ford) & Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew)

'Grease', 1978 - Danny Zuko (John Travolta) & Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton - John)

'Dirty Dancing', 1987 - 'Baby' Houseman (Jennifer Grey) & Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze)

'When Harry Met Sally', 1989 - Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) & Harry Burns (Billy Crystal)

'Ghost', 1990 - Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) & Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze)

'Thelma And Louise', 1991 - Thelma (Geena Davies) & Louise (Susan Sarandon)

'The Bodyguard', 1992 - Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) & Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner)

'Sleepless In Seattle', 1993 - Annie Reed (Meg Ryan) & Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks)

'Titanic', 1997 - Rose Dewitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) & Jack Dawson (Leonardo DeCaprio)

'Notting Hill', 1999 - Will Thacker (High Grant) & Anna Scott (Julia Roberts)

'Bridget Jones Diary', 2001 - Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) & Mark Darcy (Colin Firth)

'Lord Of The Rings', 2001 - Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) & Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin)