NBC’s Chuck takes a jab at microsoft’s zune

by Justin Horn on Oct 28th, 2008 @ 2:07 am

Well anyone that has watched Chuck knows there is a very heavy apple influence in the show. Chuck has been using an iPhone since the beginning. It seems he is still stuck with a 1st gen iPhone, but still better than no iPhone.

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Ok, on to the microsoft jab…

At one point Chuck is trying to beat a video game to get some code to control a satellite that is somehow going to launch missiles (yeah, I know, but still a decent show). So apparently listening to Rush helps you beat this game so he ask his coworker at the buy more if there are any Rush CDs on the shelf…

Chuck “Morgan, hey, uh, buddy do we carry any rush cds in the store?”
Morgan “No need I got’em all on my Zune”
Chuck “You have a Zune?”
Morgan “Are you kidding me, no, no, I’ll grab my iPod”

Makes you wonder if apple has any kind of sponsorship deal or if the writers are just apple fans???

See video clip after the break

For our non US visitors here is your clip.  Thanks Moz!

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Apples & Oranges, iPhone


  1. Macenstein | You have a Zune?!?
    October 28th, 2008 10:55 am

    [...] good friend dizzy over at When Will Apple? noticed a scene in last Night’s Chuck (NBC) which takes a pretty good jab at [...]

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  3. [...] NBC’s Chuck takes a jab at microsoft’s zune: The Zune jab in last night's episode got a good laugh out of me. [...]

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  5. Kevin
    October 28th, 2008 8:35 pm

    I laughed pretty good when I heard this on Chuck last night; in fact I twittered it! http://twitter.com/kfordham281/status/978254369

    I didn’t know you could embed Chuck clips like that. Looks like I’ll have to check out Hulu. Thanks!

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  7. joe
    October 28th, 2008 8:56 pm

    looks like he has a 3G iPhone in that clip.

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  9. dizzy
    October 28th, 2008 9:16 pm

    Yeah, I noticed that was going to write another post on that. In the beginning of the episode (pictured above) he has a first gen and then in the end it is definitely a 3g..strange.

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  11. moz
    October 28th, 2008 11:48 pm

    For the 6,400,000,000 people not in the US: here is a link on youtube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=bYrKgdJpUC0

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  13. dizzy
    October 28th, 2008 11:51 pm

    Cool, nice find moz. Adding it to the post above!

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  15. matt
    October 29th, 2008 12:21 am

    Apple is very well regarded in the entertainment field.It has to do with design people in TV Theatre and movies know what good design in and recognize the little touches in the machines and iPod and iPhone. Thats why you see Apple represented well on most TV shows.

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  17. [...] on my Zune

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  19. Sven
    October 29th, 2008 8:44 pm

    Matt said, “Apple is very well regarded in the entertainment field.”

    The scoundrels. I remember them promising Apple Records they would stay out of entertainment.

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    November 2nd, 2008 9:03 am

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  23. emebet
    January 10th, 2010 5:34 pm

    i am loking for ajab so bad i am infincul crisses right now i can take any jab you offer me thnkyou so much.

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  25. [...] of jokes. I first noticed this trend way back in October of 2008, when NBC’s TV show Chuck joked about owning a Zune. Now 3 years later Walter Isaacson, the author who wrote Steve Jobs biography, joins in on the fun. [...]

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