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

Brennan and Booth - Bones

Harvey and Mike - Suits

Shawn and Gus - Psych

Troy and Abed - Community

Tony and Ziva - NCIS

Emily and Nolan - Revenge

Reese and Finch - Person of Interest

Sam and Dean - Supernatural

Dan and Chuck - Gossip Girl

Rizzoli and Isles - Rizzoli & Isles

Alaric and Damon - The Vampire Diaries

Kensi and Deeks - NCIS: Los Angeles

Max and Caroline - 2 Broke Girls

Chuck and Sarah - Chuck

Total Votes: 55799

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And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell ... You know you love me. XOXO, Gossip Girl

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[to Jenny] That's the thing. You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my Queen. I choose you.