Friday, September 21, 2007

The Ubiquity of Chuck

So, there's a new NBC show called "Chuck." There's a new movie called "Good Luck Chuck." There was a movie out this past summer that I ignored with all my might called "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry." One of the female leads in the new Barry Sonnenfeld series, "Pushing Daisies," is named Chuck. Mike White did that "Chuck and Buck" movie.

What the hell does it all mean, and why is everyone named Chuck?

Is this like in middle school when every girl I knew was named Tiffany? Did everyone just realize the word rhymes with a lot of other words? Like buck and duck and Huck, and uh, other stuff. Is it the one-syllable thing that's selling it? Is it a conspiracy hatched by Chuck Schumer? Chuck Palahniuk? Chuck Berry? All of the above?

How will we tell them all apart? What's going to happen to those of us NOT named Chuck? Will we face a new wave of "upchuck and die" jokes? If so, will it be possible to have my ears a doctor not named Chuck? And really, how much would could a woodchuck chuck if it really applied itself?

Should I just not worry about it?


Amy Rose said...

My ex is named Chuck. He's loving the name publicity. And my current boyfriend got a little unnerved when I said "I can't wait to see Chuck!... the TV show."

Trey said...

Chuck. It's the new Ernest.

Liz said...

Oh dear God, I never thought of that. What if that Ernest actor comes back and takes over all these roles?

This could get ugly.