I have put together the top 5 reasons why I think Big Bang Theory viewers will be more than impressed with Chuck if only they would give it a chance. Chuck just can’t seem to get traction in the ratings and now that Big Bang Theory will be in a different slot I think we need to appeal to this audience,
For those that don’t know what Chuck is, please visit my earlier post (Final Push for a Chuck Season 3) which gives you resources and a quick breakdown of the show. Also make sure to check out the Chuck Gasmic blog!
Each day this week I reveal a reason why you absolutely NEED TO WATCH CHUCK!
PS. I am also hoping to have some goodies to giveaway this friday so stay tuned!
This is probably the most obvious link between the two shows. They both contain a great deal of Nerd Humor.
Both shows characters are heavily into video games. Big Bang Theory love Halo, Wii Bowling, and Rock band to name a few. Chuck on the other hand loves a good game of Modern Warcraft, or Call of Duty with Morgan.
Here are a few nerdy quotes from each:
Sheldon: Everyone at the university knows I eat breakfast at 8:00 and move my bowels at 8:20.
Leonard: Yes, how did we live before Twitter?
Penny: Sheldon, what do you want?
Sheldon: I’m certain this will come as no surprise to you, but Leonard is failing in yet another relationship.
Penny: He’s having problems with Stephanie?
Sheldon: She’s sending virtual livestock to random men on the Internet
Don’t have the exact quote but something along the lines of:
Get to know her? You mean adding her as a friend of facebook and writing on her wall right?
Both TV Series heavily reference past nerdy shows and movies.
Big Bang Theory references BSG (Battle Star Galactica) many times.
Sheldon makes toast using a Cylon Toaster, and Wolowitz has a fantasy in the tub with Katee Sackhoff who plays Starbuck in BSG.
They also have numerous Star Trek references as well just about anything else nerdy
Chuck keeps a Tron poster in his room, as well a quantum leap reference in the first guest appearance for Scott Bakula.
I only see #1 reason. Where’s 2-5?
I am revealing a new reason each day this week…
Might not have been the smartest way to do it… but we will see
Ive never seen BBT but i love love love Chuck.
Modern Warcraft should be Modern Warfare. Also, Chuck is seen playing Halo 3 at least once…and Adam Baldwin is one of Bungie’s voice actors in Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST…not to mention both Baldwin and Strahovski are voices in Mass Effect 2. Oh, and Tricia Helfer guest starred in an ep.
Tricia Helfer was also the voice actor for Dare in Halo 3: ODST.
Here’s another one… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqTYI55K1eo
Best quote from Chuck:
[after discovering the way to beat a video game is to play to the tune of "Tom Sawyer"]
Chuck: Do we carry any Rush CD’s?
Morgan: No, but not to worry buddy! I have every Rush track on my Zune.
Chuck: Wait, you have a Zune!?
Morgan: Pfft! No, I’ll go get my iPod.
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I don’t watch either show but from your “evidence” I am far more impressed by Big Bang Theory than I am by Chuck.