Welcome to EvanWeppler.com !

Home of Evan Weppler's writings, creations, ideas, and more!

The Four

It’s somewhat fascinating.

What is it about the structure of four that it is so recurring?  There are all sorts of different groupings– a duo, a triad, and of course a quartet. I think it’s interesting to look them over and see similarities, differences, humorous elements and significant elements. I’m not into numerology– it’s mainly a bunch of hogwash. But I love patterns and enjoy collecting interesting ideas.

This will be a series of looking at how different numbered groupings show up through history, art, pop culture, and elsewhere. Enjoy it if you will– but this might simply be for me. :) 

“King of the Hill”- TV Show

Bill

Hank

Dale

Boomhauer

“Family Guy”- TV Show

Cleveland

Peter

Quagmire

Joe

“Seinfeld”- TV Show

Seinfeld

Kramer

Elaine

George

“Rugrats”- TV Show

Tommy

Chuckie

Lil

Phil

“Rock-A-Doodle”- Movie (based on Edmond Rostand’s Chantecler)

Edmond

Peeper

Patou

Snipes

“The Four Friends”- Indian Folktale

Rat

Crow

Turtle

Deer

Matthew 9- The Bible

The four

friends who

helped their

lame friend


Job’s Friends- The Book of Job- The Bible

Elihu (and Job)

Eliphaz

Bildad

Zophar

“Sex and the City”- TV Show

Samantha

Miranda

Carrie

Charlotte

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”- Comic/TV Show

Leonardo

Donatello

Michaelangelo

Raphael

Fantastic Four- Comic/Movie

Human Torch

Thing

Invisible Woman

Mr. Fantastic

“The A-Team”- TV Show

Faceman

Hannibal

Murdock

Baracus

The Seasons- CW

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

The Four Loves– historical/philosophical, described by C.S. Lewis

Affection

Friendship

Eros

Charity

The Four Elements

Fire

Earth

Air

Water

The Four Evangelists and their symbolic creatures- The Bible, Church history

Matthew- Man

Mark- Lion

Luke- Ox

John- Eagle

Hogwarts’ Houses- Harry Potter Book/Film Series

Gryffindor

Ravenclaw

Slytherin

Hufflepuff

The Cardinal Virtues- Historical/Philosophical

Moderation/Temperance

Wisdom/Prudence

Courage/Fortitude

Justice

The Four Noble Truths- Buddhism

Suffering

Attachment

Attainable End

Eight Fold Path

The Four Directions

North

East

South

West

The Four Spiritual Laws- Campus Crusade for Christ, Christianity

God Loves You

Man Sins

Jesus Died

Choose Love

“The Souls” – Four Friends from E.L. Konigsburg’s book, The View from Saturday

Noah

Nadia

Ethan

Julian

The Wizard of Oz- Book/Movie

Lion

Scarecrow

Dorothy

Tin Man

The Pevensie Children, High Kings and Queens of Narnia- Book/Film Series by C.S. Lewis

Lucy

Edmund

Susan

Peter

The Beatles- Music Group

John

Paul

George

Ringo

“The Weekenders”- TV Show

Tino

Lor

Carver

Tish

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants– Book/Film Series by Ann Brashares

Bridget

Lena

Carmen

Tibby

Four Treasures of the Study- East Asian calligraphic tradition expression

Paper

Inkstone

Brush

Ink

Four Heavenly Kings- Buddhism

He who sees all

He who maintains

He who hears all

He who enlarges

Friends of Baron Munchausen from Terry Gilliam film based on book by Rudolf Erich Raspe

Berthold

Gustavus

Albrecht

Adolphus

4 Non Blondes- Music Group

Linda Perry

Christa Hillhouse

Wanda Day

Shaunna Hall

“South Park”- TV Show

Stan

Kenny

Kyle

Cartman

Stand By Me– Movie based on Stephen King novel, The Body

Gordie

Chris

Teddy

Vern

“Pretty Little Liars”- TV Show

Spencer

Hanna

Lucy

Shay

“Hawaii Five-O”- TV Show, Reboot

Chin Ho Kelly

Daniel “Danno” Williams

Kona “Kono” Kalakaua

Steven J McGarrett

“Golden Girls”- TV Show

Sophia

Blanche

Rose

Dorothy (sitting)

“The Inbetweeners”- TV Show

Simon

Neil

Jay

Will

 Ghostbusters– Movie

Egon Spengler

Ray Stantz

Peter Venkman

Winston Zeddemore

 Madagascar- Movie

Melman

Gloria

Alex

Marty

 The Wiggles- Music Group, TV Show

Greg Page

Anthony Fields

Jeff Fatt

Murray Cook

 “Teletubbies”- TV Show

Tinky Winky

Dipsy

Laa-Laa

Po

KISS- Music Group

Gene Simmons- The Demon

Peter Criss- The Catman

Ace Fehley- The Spaceman

Paul Stanley- The Starchild

ABBA- Music Group

Björn Ulvaeus

Agnetha Fältskog

Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Benny Andersson

The Wind in the Willows- Book

Mr. Toad

Mole

Mr. Badger

Ratty

 

 

 

The Four Agreements- Book

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Don’t Take Anything Personally.
Don’t Make Assumptions.
Always Do Your Best.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse- Book of Revelation, The Bible

Death

Famine

War

Conquest

Four States of Matter- Science

Solid

Liquid

Gas

Plasma

Four Suits- Playing Cards

Diamonds

Clubs

Hearts

Spades

The Four Vedas- Holy Writings, Hinduism

Rig Ved

Sama Ved

Yajur Ved

Atharva Ved

The Four Humors- History/Philosophy- CW

Yellow Bile

Black Biles

Phlegm

Blood

The Four Temperaments- History/Philosophy

Phlegmatic

Choleric

Sanguine

Melancholic

The Big Four- Top Allied Leaders of World War I

David Lloyd George (Britain)

Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (Italy)

Georges Clemenceau (France)

Woodrow Wilson (United States)

The Monkees- Music Group

Peter Tork

Micky Dolenz

Davy Jones

Michael Nesmith

Four Marks of the Church- Christianity

One

Holy

Catholic

Apostolic

“Waiting for Godot”- Play by Samuel Beckett

Vladmir

Estragon

Pozzo

Lucky

Little Women- Book by Louisa May Alcott, CW

Amy

Jo

Meg

Beth

 

 

 

“Will & Grace”- TV Show, CW

Will

Grace

Karen

Jack

Four Main Food Groups in Elf– Movie

Candy

Candy Canes

Candy Corn

Syrup

 

Posted under: Creation

Leave a Reply