If you’re a big TV fan, then you know on-screen couples (or almost couples) usually get a nickname that combines their names. It’s a cute way to celebrate their relationship. Here are some of the hilarious names the NCIS cast has for Torres and Bishop.
One cute name the cast thought of is “Ellick.” This is a combination of Ellie and Nick. “I feel really good to be a part of Ellick,” joked Emily Wickersham in a special interview with CBS. Some of the cast members didn’t seem to like this name. Read on to see what Brian Dietzen thought of Ellick.
Dietzen, wasn’t sold on the name Ellick. “Ellick. That is terrible,” he said in his CBS Interview. “I think Bishick is better. Ellick to me sounds like a tertiary character from Bravehart,” he joked. We’re not so sure this unusual combination of Bishop and Nick will catch on with NCIS fans.
During an interview with “Entertainment Tonight” host Kevin Frazier, the cast said they like the nickname “Borres.” Rocky Carroll, on the other hand, didn’t think that name would work. “It sounds like one of the international criminals from one of our episodes,” he joked. Wickersham chimed in, saying that’s why the name is perfect for Torres and Bishop.
Another unusual couple name that popped up during the cast’s discussion with Frazier was “Elmer,” courtesy of Dietzen. This nickname probably wouldn’t work because it’s a combination of a fictional character and one of the NCIS actors (Ellie Bishop and Wilmer Valderrama). The name also sounds like the glue company so we don’t think this name would take off.
In addition to Elmer, Dietzen recommended “Tishop.” This sounds a little too much like “tissue” to us. We don’t know about that one. We’ll give Dietzen two points for creativity. Who knows? The name might actually catch on. Maybe you’ll start seeing fan pages, T-Shirts, and mugs with the title “Tishop Forever.”
Maria Bello said she enjoys watching a real love story
Some fans are tired of the “will they or won’t they” scenario and just want Bishop and Torres to get together already. However, Maria Bello says it’s nice to watch a relationship that has been built on a strong foundation slowly unfold. She told “Entertainment Tonight” host Kevin Frazier she enjoys seeing TV relationships that aren’t just based on sex:
It’s really fun to watch an actual love story. Not just something that’s crash and burn. They can do that a lot in TV, like, ‘Oh my God, and we hook up, and it’s about sex,’ as opposed to these people have grown to love each other and care about each other and be vulnerable and intimate. And then if that thing comes out of it, fantastic. And if it doesn’t, fantastic, too.
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