Thursday, May 29, 2008

SUH-WEET! Viva Chuck Todd gets mentioned (twice!) on MSNBC's Morning Joe

While lying on the couch this morning trying to figure out how to get the day started, MSNBC's Morning Joe owned the TV. Morning Joe is always a good place for an early Chuck Todd sighting. And sure enough, the promo for Chuck Todd coming on next graced the screen. I sat awaiting The Chuck (as he will be called from here on in) with notepad in hand and ready to do the Lord's work in documenting whatever bon mot The Chuck had for our nation this fine Thursday morning. Next thing I know, man-boy Willie Geist introduces The Chuck as well as mentions Viva Chuck Todd! Not only mentions it, but shows a screenshot of the site! All which immediately led to panicked slapstick fumbling of the DVR remote and crazed running to the bedroom to wake the wife with the always soothing "get up! get up! get up! you have to see this!"

And there it was (while angels sang) the front page of Viva Chuck Todd on the TV screen for all to see. As if it couldn't get better, after the segment ran, Brzezinski, Geist and Barnacle said goodbye to The Chuck and the producers wisely chose to close the bit with another screenshot of Viva Chuck Todd!

I wept.

UPDATE: According to field correspondent, mitch.george we just received this report:

"Dude -- you've been asleep at the wheel. The Morning Joe crew (Mika and Willie) mentioned it even more extensively yesterday. Today was just a callback reference to the coverage you got yesterday...."

If anyone has this on video or even a description of this first sighting, send them our way. There's some Viva Chuck Todd swag in it for you.

(video of this morning's mention to be posted soon)

9 comments:

mitch.george said...

Dude -- you've been asleep at the wheel. The Morning Joe crew (Mika and Willie) mentioned it even more extensively yesterday. Today was just a callback reference to the coverage you got yesterday....

Adam J. Cohen said...

I originally heard about your site through Mika and Willie yesterday as mitch.george mentioned.

Definitely love the site, and keep it up. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who feels that his day hasn't fully started or ended until Chuck's got a word in...

Anonymous said...

Wednesday the 28th was the first day that the Morning Joe crew mentioned the site. They spent a fair amount of time talking about it too! Chucky T looked embarassed but flattered. I don't have video, unfortunately... Love the site!

Anonymous said...

This site is great and long over due! When Chuck Todd speaks, we all listen.
Everyone in Florida loves Chuck!

Jan & Stu said...

As an avid Chuck fan and now a VIVA CHUCK TODD devotee, kudos to you! So glad Chuck AND you are getting well deserved recognition!

Jana

amaducias said...

Dude! Chuck just gave news on Florida and Michigan...
http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/05/29/1077410.aspx

Viva Chuck Todd!!!
Viva Barbarossa!!!

Anonymous said...

chuck todd will not be on Joe tomorrow morning but will be on Saturday Today show. and on MS much of the day on Saturday since that's right the DNC rules committee meets to determine what happens to Michigan and Florida delegates

I know. bummer

Fuzzy Lemur said...

Yep, Wednesday the 28th was the first day Viva Chuck Todd was mentioned on Morning Joe. I only caught the tail-end of Mika and Willie talking about it, and caught a glimpse of the page. Tried to google the site with no luck, even e-mailed Morning Joe to get more info. Happily, the site was mentioned again at the end of the show during the "What We Learned Today" segment, and I was finally able to find it for myself!

Dina said...

I thought my 5-year old dumpling, who literally kisses the screen whenever Chuck Todd appears, was his youngest fan, but it looks like he's got a couple young fans at your place, too. Whenever my daughter won't come when I call her, I tell her Chuck Todd is on TV and she comes a-runnin'! And she used to be afraid of guys with beards until The Chuck as well, so he cures phobias as well.