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Chuck - VIDEO - Comic-Con Report

by Keith McDuffee, posted Jul 28th 2008 11:30PM
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There are only so many hours of television I can fit in a day, so I'm picky and particular about what I watch. Chuck is one of those shows that I watched early last season, I liked it, but for reasons I can't think of, it didn't make the cut. Seeing as it was good enough and is clearly popular enough to have a second season, with the first season DVDs out in a couple of months, I may have to do some catching up and find a way to fit it in.

This session was great for fans of the show, as the first five minutes or so were filled with a video montage of scenes from next season. I'll describe some of those scenes in my summary below, but I'll start them off with SPOILER in case you don't want to know.


This was another panel moderated by Kristin dos Santos of E!. Those on the panel included Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak, with stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin and Adam Baldwin.

Among the highlights from the season two footage (SPOILERS!):

  • John Larroquette will be in, I believe, several episodes.
  • Tony Hale of Arrested Development will be a new boss for the guys at the Buy More.
  • Melinda Clarke will be on the show.
  • There are at least two occasions where Chuck and Sarah kiss.
  • One scene shows Chuck being dropped from a building with apparently no way of being saved, Sarah and John looking on in shock.
  • There's a scene with a "Wheel of Misfortune" (Howard Stern reference?) and a cage match between to characters in the back room of the Buy More.
  • Nicole Richie gets in a shower fight with Yvonne's character.

And for some non-spoilery stuff:

  • Next season will get more into the mythology of Chuck and why he was given the information he has and more of the story behind it.
  • There will be a "same sex kiss" next season, but it wasn't clear if they meant female or male (though the way they joked and reacted, it may be male).
  • Schwartz said the season finale is "insane."
  • We will meet "the Awesomes" next season.
  • Jill and Grace will be back next season.
  • Tally another for a possible 'Outsourcing Award' nominee with Australian Strahovski. Levi was asked to impersonate an Australian, but he instead said he'd impersonate Yvonne. He said whenever there's a vowel in a word, just say every vowel. So instead of "no" it's "naeiou."
  • Will anyone find out Chuck and Sarah are spies? "Probably not."
  • Mark Christopher Lawrence (Big Mik) was in the audience, about two rows in front of me. An attendee asked if he'd be getting a love interest, so Schwartz said, "what do you think Big Mike?" He responded with yelling, "OK!"
  • Will Chuck go back and get his college degree? That will be addressed by episode five of next season, though they reiterated "addressed."
  • The show returns September 29.

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Europa

The other "trick" to sounding australian is, any word that has a double 'e' in it change it to 'ai.' For example, Cheerleader. Change the 'ee' to 'ai' and say it out loud. Chairleader. Tell me that doesn't sound Australian. :-D

July 31 2008 at 6:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael

Spot on Karen! I love this show anyway but I cannot understand how anyone would tune out of a show featuring Adam Baldwin. I've got a few friends who started watching Chuck last season then quit and of course Keith said much the same thing in his post... I just don't get it. Chuck grabbed ahold of me and never let go right thru the season finale. I am waiting as patiently as I can for the S1 DVD release so I can get me some Chuck/Sarah goodness once again. Oh, and so I can finally delete all those eps from my DVR!

July 30 2008 at 7:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karen

Man, Levi is absolutely right about Australian accents. And Australians have NO IDEA what you're talking about when you point this out.

Great report, Keith; I'm really psyched for the new season. But no news on Adam Baldwin's character?? We LOVE Adam Baldwin.

July 29 2008 at 7:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jordancda

Would it be appropriate to say...awesome!? Yes...I DID just go there. Definitely fantastic news about Tony Hale...he was SOO good on both Arrested Development and Andy Barker, P.I. In fact, Chuck has a really similar feel to Andy Barker...must be the whole mall setting they both had going on. But I could just totally imagine Hale's video store guy working next door to the Buy More. At any rate...he should fit in really well. I'm stoked.

July 29 2008 at 2:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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