Chuck Round Table: "Chuck Versus The Aisle of Terror"
A bullet to Chuck's chest... from his mom?!?
The appearance of Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund?!?
This week's episode of Chuck gave our panel plenty to discuss, so let's get right into this edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table. We hope you join us...
What was your favorite quote from the episode?
Dr. Toboggan: I'm going to have to go with Big Mike's "No, no I do not have time for that. I am knee deep in this new Danielle Steel novel," if only because he doesn't get as many chances as Morgan or Jeff. I was pleased with his ability to take advantage of his screen time this week.
Quiet Pool: Jeff's "I know a really good morgue that gives discounts on unclaimed merchandise, maybe we could sprinkle some cold dead ones in here." An impressive second? Morgan's new nickname of Magnet. I hope that sticks.
The Barnacle: It's normally Morgan and Casey that have me laughing, but this time it was Chuck's answer of "My mom dropped me off" that caught me by surprise.
What was the scariest image in the "The Aisle of Terror?"
Dr. Toboggan: Easily the baby snail. Is it a baby or a snail? I don't know, all I know is I don't want it near me.
Quiet Pool: Although it still wasn't as scary as Squirrel Baby from the final season of Lost, I'm also going to have to give the prize to Snail Baby. Just freaky.
The Barnacle: Really, guys? Baby in the snail costume? Did you see the old people?!? Eek!
What would you do for a sandwich and thirty dollars? How about just a sandwich?
Dr. Toboggan: I don't think I would do anything like my good friend Jeff, but I would definitely be a part of any science experiment.
Quiet Pool: What kind of sandwich are we talking about here? Regular home-made? Or a fantastic $5 Footlong from the great people at Subway? I'm pretty sure me and Big Mike would do about anything for just a Subway sandwich.
The Barnacle: Depends. Is this one of Jeff's sandwiches? If so, nothing. I wouldn't even eat it for the thirty dollars. Now, if it's my choice of a five-dollar foot long? Bring on the probes.
Were you a fan of Robert Englund and his nightmare gas as the bad guy?
Dr. Toboggan: Sure, it works for the whole Halloween scary Chuck episode and it made for a lot of funny lines, including Chuck walking around with his eyes close so he wouldn't be scared of Sarah. My only complaint is I wish he would have interacted with more people, I was sure Jeff and Lester were going to be in "The Aisle of Terror" when he and Chuck showed up there, and then it felt like kind of a let down.
Quiet Pool: That was Freddy Krueger? I guess that shows my lack of knowledge on horror movies. Yeah, I was a fan of the storyline. It was the second best nightmare gas I've seen. The best, of course, was the Scarecrow from Batman Begins.
The Barnacle: I swear I'm not just saying this to be different, but I wasn't a huge fan of the nightmare gas plot. I thought Englund did a fantastic job, but the idea just didn't feel fresh after Batman Begins. At least Chuck kept its light hearted comedic approach by ending things in The Aisle of Terror.
So is Mama Bartowski a double agent? Triple? Quadruple? Whatever number comes after that?
Dr. Toboggan: Quintuple agent. They think she's bad now (double?) then they will find out shes good (triple), then something will happen and she'll be bad again (quadruple) ending the season with her helping Chuck and the gang as a quintuple agent. This also will prove why us normal people cannot keep the complicated plots in our head that are required to be a spy.
Quiet Pool: Who are we kidding? By the end of this thing she could be a ten or eleven times over agent. There's nothing like ripping our, and Chuck's, feelings back and forth throughout the season.
The Barnacle: I'm going with single agent now that Papa Bartowski is out of the picture. Cougar on the prowl. Rar.