Instant Reaction: Chuck vs the Fear of Death
Addendum: What follows, dear people, is a lesson in vanity. When you get this cocky, what happens? Well, turns out you forget exactly how many hits Olivia Newton-John had and find yourself unable to think up clever replies to people's @ tweets. I am not yet a professional Tweeter, you guys. But I'm close. SO CLOSE.
Tweet: "You're about to meet a lot of scientists" is never something you want said to you. Ever. #Ever #Chuck408
Addendum: Unless you're a scientist I guess?
More of teh funny after the break. #IntentionalMispellingofThe
Tweet: Did... did they just waterboard the Intersect? #ImWonderingTooBuddy #Chuck408
Addendum: I thought they made that illegal back in Season 2! Yeah that's right I remember Chuck vs. the First Kill.
Tweet: Did... did Lester just notice something? #Chuck408
Addendum: Something that didn't directly affect him and/or his ego? I AM SHOCKED>
Reply Tweet, from ladycat713: It was bound to happen sooner or later.
Addendum: Was it? WAS IT?! Yes. It was.
Tweet: Ewwwww. #Cialis #Jeff #Chuck408
Addendum: I mean, let's face it, Cialis is pretty gross in and of itself. Cialis + Jeff is what the Aisle of Terror should have legitimately been made of.
Reply Tweet, from ladycat713: Jeff's erections should never be discussed.
Addendum: Except on Twitter. That's where all the worst things must go to be discussed. Like the Lil Waynes rock album.
Tweet: @ladycat713 Ever. #EVER
Addendum: EVER> Except, again, on Twitter. Like Brett Favre's exposing text messages.
Tweet: Though we did get a nice Sarah Walker Entrance Scene out of it. #Chuck408
Addendum: Soooo pretty.
Tweet: NINJA ATTACK! #AlwaysAwesome #Chuck408
Addendum: Did anyone else want one of them to be Carina? I miss when Ninja Attacks were funny in this show.
Reply Tweet, from PeterOinNJ: Chuckie, don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life!
Addendum: He never listens! He's a headstrong fool! Why are we yelling?! Now I can't stop!
Tweet: Rob Riggle always wins. #Chuck408
Addendum: We need at least 19 fanfictions dedicated to his character. And how.
Tweet: Olivia Newton John references always lose. #SadFace #Chuck408
Addendum: Can we get a Where Are They Now on Olivia Newton John? For that matter, can we get a Where Are They Now on the show Where Are They Now? Seriously, when was the last time there was an episode of that show.
Reply Tweet, from ladycat713: @racecarbrown Saying let's get physical makes olivia newton John pop into my head.
Addendum: See! I'm not crazy. I wasn't the only one.
Reply Tweet, from Frea_O: What was that? Olivia Newton-John #FTW? Also, does Sue Sylvester collect royalties on that dialogue? #Chuck408
Addendum: You see what she does to her minions, dear readers? She baits us. She taunts mxpw with SWP and she taunts me with enjoying terrible pop culture references. I wish I could just [REDACTED]
Tweet: Name one Olivia Newton-John song besides "Physical" without Google.
Addendum: What was I saying? Oh yeah, that Frea is wonderful and the best and without her I wouldn't have this wonderful one glass of water a day! I MEAN AN HOUR> ALSO ITS NOT WATER ITS A STEAK>
Reply Tweet, from Frea_O: "You're the one that I want" #Bad80smoviesftw #JohnTravoltaTaughtMeEverythingIKnow
Reply Tweet, from ladycat713: Xanadu
Addendum: So I guess Olivia Newton-John had a lot of songs?
Tweet: I should have thought to exclude Grease as well. #Touche #ThwartedAgain
Tweet: I had no idea that Chuck and Olivia Newton-John had so many mutual fans.
Addendum: I mean, really. I couldn't think of one other one. Failsauce.
Tweet: The rock on the Intersect? Or The Rock on the Intersect. #DwayneJohnson #Chuck408
Addendum: Because I was picturing the latter, you guys. How cool would that guest appearance have been? DO YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCK IS DOING TO PREVENT THE INTERSECT'S POWERS?! I do. It smells a lot like pepper bacon.
Tweet: Grapefruit? #AlwaysSuspectedPeaches #Chuck408
Addendum: Seriously that may be the most disappointing thing about Sarah Walker in canon. Grapefruits, guys? Really?
Tweet: Can I keep Summer Glau? #Forever? #Please? #Chuck408
Addendum: She looked absolutely stunning this episode, you guys. She's lucky she was fired prior to Sarah going all Adorable Psycho on everyone, because a brunette that good looking being around her man would have been all deadskies.
Tweet: Oh my God Zac Levi is so tall. #Chuck408
Addendum: Yvonne Strahovski is going to have a strained neck from having to kiss up so often this season.
Tweet: Best. Massage. Ever. #Chuck408
Addendum: This is an unscheduled drool session brought to you by Sarah Walker in sexy lingerie. *drool*
Tweet: Tabi shoe closeup! #Chuck408
Addendum: I am not going to lie, I really only tweeted this to show that I knew the proper term for ninja shoes.
Reply Tweet, from PeterOinNJ: PFOD bitches. #Chuck408
Addendum: This may be my favorite acronym of the past year and a half. Why that exact length of time? Wouldn't you like to know. (That means it's completely arbitrary.)
Tweet: P.F.O.D. - L.O.V.E. I.T.
Addendum: Perfect fear of death like orange violets eating.... OH GOD I DONT KNOW WHAT IT MEANS>
Tweet: Rob Riggle is my favorite. #Truth #Chuck408
Addendum: I don't know if you guys watch the Daily Show, but he is pretty excellent on that show as well. He's been pretty much the same character in everything he's ever done and that is totally okay by me. His deadpan enthusiasm for the most ridiculous shit is right up my humor-alley.
Reply Tweet, from ladycat713: Looks like the new guy is a lot less well received than the last one was.
Addendum: They're all like "We've been through this trick before!" but they didn't really learn from it because look where Chuck is.
Tweet: "What." #What #Chuck408
Tweet: "Sometimes the scenery makes me cry." #Chuck408
Addendum: This is what I'm talking about. I almost missed this line because of how straight-faced it was delivered but hearing it made me laugh. A lot.
Tweet: Saying "Good bye" in TV and movies when on the phone. #ThingsIMiss #Chuck408
Addendum: Seriously guys why does this not happen? It's one second! One! People say good bye on the phone in real life! I get so confused when people don't say good bye on the phone.
Tweet: So disarming! Ha! #Chuck408
Addendum: Pop culture references are good for something in the CIA, you guys, don't let anyone tell you any differently.
Tweet: Hahahaha. #Chocolate #Chuck408
Addendum: Was that one of the best cuts in the history of Chuck? Yes. Yes it was.
Tweet: Seriously Rob Riggle needs to become a regular. #SoPerfect #Chuck408
Addendum: His brand of ridiculousness mixed with just the right amount of taking himself seriously is so perfectly matched to this show that I'm amazed he hasn't been on the show before.
Reply Tweet, from ladycat713: He's certainly preferably to Shaw.
Addendum: Yeah but so would nobody ever. By the way, does anyone know if this episode was written by the guy who had done, like, Drawn Together and Ugly Americans and all those weird-ass cartoon shows? Because the brand of humor involved was certainly up that alley. Someone get back to me on this.
Tweet: The Vulcan Death Grip is definitely real. #Chuck408
Addendum: I didn't spell "definitely" right in the original tweet. This is why I am not yet a professional Tweeter.
Tweet: Chucksicle? #SomeonesBeenReadingFanfiction #Chuck408
Addendum: Specifically they've been reading Fates.
Reply Tweet, from PeterOinNJ: Not grapefruit.
Addendum: Are there flavored Chucksicles? Because I am pretty sure Adorable Psycho wants one of those.
Tweet: @PeterOinNJ Grapefruit Chucksicle? #SoundsGross #Chuck408
Addendum: It sounds gross to me, but Fates Sarah? She thinks it sound delicious.
Tweet: Family is really the strong suit of this show. #Chuck408
Addendum: Can we just have a spinoff of only Casey/Alex and Chuck/Ellie scenes? That would be super.
Reply Tweet, from ladycat7163: Alex is a smart girl.
Addendum: Pretty, too.
Tweet: My theory: Summer Glau is the master of the Castle Slide. #Chuck408
Addendum: I liked my explanation better.
Tweet: This episode is all like: This is why we went the way we did with S3, you gaiz. #Chuck408
Addendum: "Chuck can't be a real spy and be with Sarah! I don't care what you say, fans! We're going to prove this to you by putting them in the same kind of situation together and see how they blow up at each other and bad things happen!" "But, doesn't that kind of make it seem like they have to be together to be successful?" "Um. No. Yes. Um?"
Reply Tweet, from ladycat713: I think Sarah blew it. Rye OTOH looked impressed by Chuck taking the gemology course on the plane and bringing a loupe.
Addendum: Online gemology courses are SURIOUS BIZNESS>
Tweet: I don't know if there is a "right" side to the debate Chuck and Sarah are having. They both have valid arguments. #Chuck408
Addendum: I mean, Chuck is being dumb for trying to fight off bad guys with no actual, um, fighting skills. And also he's being dumber for being all offended by the fact that Sarah is pointing it out. Then again, Sarah is being kind of dumb for being so tactless about it. But, you know, these things happen.
Reply Tweet, from ladycat713: True but it's got to bring back memories of the last time he lost the Intersect.
Addendum: Wasn't that when he almost got her to go away on a vacation with him instead of going away with Bryce? Yes that was an intentionally dumb reply to a serious statement.
Tweet: Casey's inner monologue: "Hey, I didn't have to say it. Awesome." #Chuck408
Addendum: Casey misses being able to berate Chuck. I can tell. He just wants to say something snarky and mean but since Chuck's an actual agent, and Beckman will reprimand him, he won't. Poor guy.
Tweet: Summer's legs. #ThatIsAll #Chuck408
Tweet: Pretty sure that is a wig. #Chuck408
Addendum: Can we get a test on this? Just someone tug on Vik's hair really hard and see if it comes off.
Tweet: Oh God this will only embolden them. #Chuck408
Addendum: Worst way out of that situation ever.
Tweet: Wasn't she on YOUR crew? #SeeWhatIDidThere? #Chuck408
Addendum: Get it? Because they were both on Firefly together? DO YOU GET IT?
Reply Tweet, from ladycat713: and it was an extremely unprofessional and effective crew too.
Addendum: Okay you got it.
Tweet: Fantastic! #Death #Chuck408
Addendum: Yeah I was totally just shot! How about that!
Reply Tweet, from ladycat713: I knew Rye was toast the minute he stood in the doorway. Too bad that didn't happen to Shaw.
Addendum: Nah, I prefer Shaw's death the way it was.
Tweet: Holy crap. #AdorablePsycho #Chuck408
Addendum: I AM SO SCARED AND ALSO AROUSED RIGHT NOW YOU GUYS.
Reply Tweet, from ladycat713: I doubt she'll talk about plowing as much in canon though.
Addendum: Which is disappointing. Right? Right.
Tweet: By the way those pants are painted on. #DontMindAtAll #Chuck408
Addendum: Mmmm. Sarah Walker butt.
Tweet: Ending the episode with captured Chuck? #DontMindThatEither #Chuck408
Addendum: *writes in a new plot point for Twist* *Yes I am actually writing Twist. Pay no attention to the unmoving status bar to your left*
Reply Tweet, from ladycat713: And thankfully there's only one week to the next ep.
Addendum: OR IS THERE? Yes. There is.
Final Thoughts: So, I've decided to stop numbering these tweets. Mostly because it takes about forty-five more minutes (and I'm only slightly exaggerating) and what does it add? Did you notice? I bet you didn't notice.
So, anyway, what did you all think of the episode. As always, hit me up in the comments!