Thursday, October 11, 2007

What's in a Name?

Okay, let's see if I've got this straight.

There's a new TV series this season called Chuck, about Chuck Bartowski, Nerd Herd slacker turned reluctant spy. Then there's Dirty Sexy Money, where attorney Nick George attends to the daily fortunes and foibles of the fabulously wealthy Darling family. Then we've got the wonderful Pushing Daisies, where our hero Ned the piemaker has used his amazing powers to resurrect his childhood sweetheart Charlotte Charles, otherwise known as Chuck, whose two aunts were once a synchronized swimming team called the Darling Mermaid Darlings. And, lastly, there's the new sitcom series Back to You, where former Frasier actor Kelsey Grammer portrays TV network anchorman Chuck Darling.

And they say there's never anything new or original on TV.


Steve M said...

Wow, I've watched all of those, but didn't quite make that circle. Well done.

Oddly, I've also enjoyed all of 'em! Spooky...

Roger Green said...

The name Chuck we used to love to sign that old song The Name Game to:
Chuck, Chuck Bo Buck, banana fana fo (cuckoo) fee fi mo muck, Chuck.

We were wholesome kids, so we really did say cuckoo.

kathy said...

I made a completely different Chuck connection. Chuck (of Chuck), Ned (of Pushing Daisies), and Sam (of Reaper) are all wearing black Chuck Taylor Converse hi-tops. This, of course, is following the off-white and red Chucks the Doctor dons in Doctor Who and Gwen's red and green pairs in Torchwood. It's apparently the footwear of choice for SF show heroes this season...;-)