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

by at . Comments

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:

Dan and Chuck Pic

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.

Tags: , ,
Like Us On Facebook

Want more Gossip Girl?

Sign up for our daily newsletter and receive the latest tv news delivered to your inbox for free!

More From TV Fanatic

Mom-and-daughter

Gossip Girl Rewatch: The Magnificent Archibalds

Join us for the rewatch of Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 11. Remember this fun episode of The CW hit?
Serena-and-blair-pic

Gossip Girl Rewatch: Bonfire of the Vanity

Join us for the rewatch of Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 10! What did you think of this installment?
Nate-jenny-kiss

Gossip Girl Rewatch: There Might Be Blood

Join us for the rewatch of Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 9 "There Might Be Blood." What did you think of this episode?
The-nate-jenny-kiss

Gossip Girl Rewatch: Pret-a-Poor-J

Jenny's career ambitions go to a new level in Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 8 Read on for our review.

Tinatrina

Very strange couple and a troubled history (particularly the attempted rape of Jenny and the end of season 3). Their banter is entertaining but they are not believable as a true bromance.