Saturday, June 6, 2009


Today is my birthday!

And as I have done for most of this decade, there is a Birthday Honors List induction into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame.

Last year, the special honoree was Archibald Beechcroft, who entered 'The Twilight Zone' and became every single TV character who was alive on a particular day in the early 1960's. I should have saved that entry for this year - when we're celebrating the tenth anniversary of the TV Crossover Hall of Fame.

But I do have something similar that hopefully should be just as good.....

This year, the Birthday Honors List pays tribute to:


The Intersect is the super-computer repository of all the government's secret files, which is now housed in "ze little gray cells" of 'Chuck' Bartowski's brain.

And 'Chuck' doesn't have just the records of the cases he's worked during the course of the show; his brain has been uploaded with the combined data from agencies working under the aegis of Homeland Security - the NSA, the CIA, the FBI, SID, CONTROL, and probably even those from the World Security Bureau, Section One, UNIT, and U.N.C.L.E.

We know that Chuck, now known as "The Asset" to the NSA, has been able to access the info from those agencies as seen in other TV shows, even those of rival networks. We saw this happen in the second episode from the first season ("Chuck vs. The Helicopter") when he blurted out the cause of the crash of Oceanic Flight 815. This is a reference to 'Lost' (but we didn't get to see Chuck complete the answer).

If he could only access it, Chuck Bartowski could give us the intel on all of the alien invasions covered up by the government and about the Village..... which is where Chuck may wind up some day if he's not careful......

So inside the brain of 'Chuck', the Intersect has all the encrypted files from all of the spy and espionage shows.

My compadres at TV Acres have compiled a dossier on those shows which would probably have had their files uploaded into the Intersect; that is, a list of all of those shows that dealt with spies and intelligence agencies. Click here to see that list. With the possibility that all of those shows have Chuck's brain as their nexus, is it any wonder why it should be in the TV Crossover Hall of Fame.

But even so, this is a Birthday Honors List and one must always obey the mantra....

What I say, goes.



Hey, for alls I know, they have info from 'Highway Patrol' to boot!

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