Geek Squad Employees Admit Jealousy of “Chuck”
Employees of Best Buy’s Geek Squad interviewed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune are fans of “Chuck,” the fictional tech support hero at the center of the new NBC series of the same name. But, they admit they’re sometimes jealous of the adventures- and romance- experienced by their fictional counterpart.
The Star Tribune spoke with six members of the Squad at a Best Buy location in Richfield, Minn., near the company’s headquarters, while they watched an episode of “Chuck” in the store. On the show, the title character works for a Best Buy-like electronics chain called “Buy More,” as part of a Geek Squad-like division called the Nerd Herd.
Where Chuck separates from the real Geek Squad employees, though, is that he gets the entire U.S. intelligence database downloaded into his brain and subsequently becomes a government agent. And, perhaps more implausibly, he goes on dates with many beautiful women.