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Karl and Susan Memorable Moments Twenty to Sixteen

In a very special episode this Friday, Karl and Susan Kennedy will celebrate 20 years living in Ramsay Street. Through thick and thin, this iconic couple may not have always stayed together – but have stayed in the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide. Here at Neighbours HQ we’re suckers for Mr and Mrs K, and have waded through the archives to bring you some of their most memorable moments. Pretty tough getting this down to a top 20 – as there have been countless moments of happiness, heartbreak and laughter. We sincerely hope there’ll be many more to come.

The Kennedy family arrive - episode 2251

Way back in 1994 we saw the arrival of the entire Kennedy clan-Karl,Susan,Malcom, Libby and Billy-who'd moved to Erinsborough from the country. Libby quickly caught the eye of loveable geek Brett Stark, who offered to help the Kennedys moving their piano. Unfortunately, in a bid to impress, Brett managed to smash a hole in the wall.

Karl- a little more stuffy in his early years - looked foward to a bit of quiet anonymity in his new hometown - "I'm sick to death of everybody knowing everybody else's business". We're not sure he moved to the right place.

Kennedy Arrival

Karl admits he slept with Sarah Beaumont - episode 6584

With the return of Sarah Beaumont old memories flooded back to haunt the Kennedys. Karl - now separated from Susan - felt the need to admit a past sin. Long time viewers had suspected all along it was more than just a kiss. Karl and Sarah did indeed take things to the next level.

Karl and Sarah

Karl and Susan reunite - episode 6589

Staring down the barrel of a second divorce from Karl, Susan had a last minute change of heart. She loved him, and still wanted to be with him. Local cop Matt Turner took a break from law enforcement to prevent an even bigger crime taking place - the separation of Ramsay Street's longest running couple.

Karl and Susan

Susan reveals she euthanised her mother - episode 2528

During a trip to Africa with Brett, Susan broke down and revealed to him that she'd euthanised her mother. Never before telling a soul, Brett began to see his teacher in a whole new light and Susan felt a weight was lifted.

Susan and Brett

Karl performs an emergency tracheotomy on Mal - episode 2271

When a wooden plank falls on top of Mal at Lou's Place, Karl is forced to jump into hero mode and perform an emergency tracheotomy using a drinking straw! Not only did the incident see Karl put faith in his medical skills again, but also earned him the forgiveness of Darren Stark - who held a grudge following the death of mother Cheryl.

Karl and Mal