TV Staff Selection, Take 9: Chuck & Dan for Most Dynamic Duo!

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Who deserves to be crowned TV's Most Dynamic Duo? That's what we're asking readers to vote on, and what the TV Fanatic staff has been making cases for these last two weeks. Previous contenders include:

Now, Leigh Raines is here to explain why Chuck and Dan, affectionately known as Duck, from Gossip Girl deserve your vote. On what grounds? We examine the unlikeliest of bromances below ...

The best pairings are often the ones you wouldn’t expect.

Back in 2007, when Dan Humphrey punched Chuck Bass in the face at “The Wild Brunch,” I never expected they would strike up a friendship. Alas, here they are smoking blunts, drinking scotch and watching The Matrix.

Despite years of festering disdain, these two have finally found a friendship and it’s all thanks to a force bigger than them, Blair Waldorf.

Pair a rich Manhattan hedonist with great dialogue and a smartass writer from Brooklyn and you’ve got yourself TV’s newest bromance. They’re comedic banter has been a saving grace in a season that many fans feel hasn’t been up to par.

My favorite quotes are probably the digs about Dan’s hair, because let’s face it, his hair has become it’s own character. But there are a ton of other lines that highlight the hilarity of this dazzling duo:

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Chuck: Humphrey, I'm feeling like my old self again.
Dan: Me too. Although not in a good way. I really thought the days of everyone turning their backs on me were over.
Chuck: Well, at last this time it's because they hate you and not because they don't know you exist. Be patient. Soon your literary misdeeds will be forgotten.

Dan: Thanks for letting me hang here, man.
Chuck: I enjoy watching you squirm. Scotch?
Dan: It's like 2 p.m.
Chuck: Valium then?

Chuck: Are you willing to get a haircut and change your clothes?
Dan: No.
Chuck: Then I don't know what I can do for you.

All jokes aside, I think these two are more similar than they think. I say this as an aside from their interest in Blair. It comes as no surprise to me that they finally realize they are an intellectual match.  Whether you’re on Team Chair or Team Dair, you have to agree that Duck is shutting it down these days. Now please go vote!

Who is TV's most dynamic duo?

 

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

Castle and Beckett - Castle
14.1%

Brennan and Booth - Bones
18.3%

Harvey and Mike - Suits
1.7%

Shawn and Gus - Psych
5.1%

Troy and Abed - Community
26.3%

Tony and Ziva - NCIS
2.5%

Emily and Nolan - Revenge
1.4%

Reese and Finch - Person of Interest
0.5%

Sam and Dean - Supernatural
14.3%

Dan and Chuck - Gossip Girl
2.6%

Rizzoli and Isles - Rizzoli & Isles
1.9%

Alaric and Damon - The Vampire Diaries
4.7%

Kensi and Deeks - NCIS: Los Angeles
3.4%

Max and Caroline - 2 Broke Girls
0.4%

Chuck and Sarah - Chuck
2.7%

Total Votes: 55799

Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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    What is the difference beetwen the maximum likelihood and the odds ratio?I am using SAS and the output for the PROC LOGISTIC function contains both. What is the interpretation for these and how do I determine and interpret the p-value and confidence levels of both?

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    Shawn and Gus should've gotten more votes, they are the shiznit. Sorry Duck, my heart belongs to someone else.

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    Chuck and Dan!!

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    DUCK ... CHUCK AND DAN

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    *dynamic

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    although i enjoy the duck scenes, i don't think they have enough to be considered TV's THE dunamic duo. sorry

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    Are Dan and Chuck step- brothers? i know Lily adopted Chuck and now married to Dan's dad I get confused that subject.

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    I still believe they are very Batman and Robin... only Dick Grayson did become Night Wing.

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    When we look at the history of all the characters,then all of them shouldn't be talking to one another,cos they all did crappy things to each other. I like Duck. They function great in a weird level. They are able to be brutally honest to each other and not get offended, which comes out from the fact that they know what they think about each other,that on the basic level they don't like each other or could ever be those great buddies,but exactly because of it,they're great.I don't know,for me,in this whole GG world,Duck simply works and in this Season5 mess Duck is more believable that for example Chivy story




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