Frea: So, fans, friends, foes, and everything in between, it's a sad day for me. That's right. (No, the Dr. Pepper supply has not been tampered with, no worries) The great and mighty Maximus has convinced me that the world cannot live without mxpw vs. Frea.
Frea: Naturally, I am hesitant about this. After all, the show and I did not end Season Four on amicable terms.
mxpw: Understandable. I remember it was sleeping on the couch a lot by the end.
Frea: Only because it sneaked in through the window after I changed the locks, that bastard.
mxpw: Well, it probably learned its lock picking skills from Sarah.
mxpw: She's pretty good at it. Casey even said so.
Frea: And he couldn't lie! He was on Super Convenient Truth Juice at the time!
Frea: But anyway, another reason I'm so hesitant is because...well, it's been awhile and things get rusty. I mean, we tried to keep up the mxpw vs. Frea love over the summer with Fringe, but we got our start on Chuck and we need to come back to Chuck. So think of this like a practice mxpw vs. Frea, if you will.
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mxpw: What she means is that we're going to roleplay for a bit.
Frea: Oh, we're roleplaying? Hold on, I left my Cloak of Magnificence in my other Bag of Holding.
|Good thing we came prepared.|
Frea: Harry's Cloak of Iniquity?
mxpw: Yes, I've been reading Harry Potter a lot lately.
mxpw: I think what Chuck needs is a Hermione Granger.
Frea: Heh. Now I know what the sound of 1,000 angry SW fangirls coming at me at once sounds lke.
mxpw: Good thing you said it and not me, Obi-wan.
Frea: So yeah, roleplaying?
mxpw: But speaking of Sarah Walker, should we talk about our hopes and dreams?
Frea: I want a pony.
mxpw: I meant for S5. Unless you're going to include the pony as part of your roleplaying.
Frea: Oh, right, Season Five.
Frea: I shocked the hell out of myself the other day.
Frea: I got online and the great Kris Hekmi, who does some great reviews herself, was talking about Season Five, and I felt something besides dead inside, Maximus.
Frea: It was truly frightening.
mxpw: Understandable. I'm sure it was much like how I felt after Honeymooners aired for the first time.
mxpw: It was like your heart grew three times.
mxpw: And positive feelings about the show sprung forth.
Frea: Broke the little frame thingie surrounding it, too.
mxpw: So what has got your desiccated little heart all aflutter?
Frea: I don't know! I mean, it can't be Season Five, right? The same team of writers that gave me Cliffhanger, which I hated too much to even review, are bringing the first episode of Season Five, so it can't be that. Sarah Walker makes me feel less dead inside because I know she makes you happy, Max, but even she's not powerful enough to inspire this odd feeling of hope--or heartburn--flooding through me. It's definitely not the Morgansect. I don't know what it could be! But I hope it goes away soon, as it's making it hard to be pessimistic in my everyday life, dude.
mxpw: *nod* I think, maybe, you are just excited. I know, I know, hear me out first. Only the things that we love can hurt us the most, and there once was a time where you really liked this show. I think maybe you are feeling that again. I can understand it, because I feel it too. All the reviews and previews and just general sense surrounding the return of Chuck has made me actually anticipate its return.
mxpw: Plus, when people like Kris say it's good, well, I pay attention.
Frea: I might even, *gasp* watch it on Friday night.
mxpw: I don't know if the readers realize how monumental a confession that is.
mxpw: Especially considering what else is on Fridays.
mxpw: It's a good thing you may watch on Fridays. I might need your help to recover from the double whammy of Yvonne Strahovski and Anna Torv.
Frea: And what a way to go, dude. What a way to go.
Frea: So our roleplaying...
Frea: We're going to make sure we're each in "shape," so to speak, with our sarcastic Chuck and pop culture references.
Frea: Because, you know, it's been awhile since we took the mxpw vs. Frea mobile out for a spin.
mxpw: Wait, we have a mobile now?
mxpw: When did this happen?
Frea: It looks amazingly like the Weinermobile.
Frea: Like almost dead-on.
Frea: On a purely unrelated note, if you see news reports that the Weinermobile has been stolen, please ignore them.
Frea: Complete coincidence.
mxpw: Right, right, okay. So how do you want to do this? Fair warning, I'm a trivia machine.
Frea: We should bring in our friend, uh, Curly.
Frea: He can ask completely and totally, 100%-free unbiased questions!
mxpw: *clears throat*
Curly: Hi, I'm Curly. I've got your first question. If you know the answer, just buzz in!
Frea: Aldrin! Lightyear!
mxpw: Wow, that is correct! That is amazing, folks! It's like she could read my mind. I would have also accepted "Cola".
Frea: I'm just super talented that way.
Curly: Best entrance by Sarah Walker into the Buy More: go!
mxpw: Easiest question of the night. That would be her entrance in Chuck vs. the Seduction. Come on, give me a hard one, Curly!
Curly: That is correct, but I would have also accepted "Any episode in which Sarah walks into the Buy More as she's Sarah Frakking Walker," Maximus.
mxpw: A fair point, Curly. A very fair point.
Curly: Greatest Casey one-liner. Go!
Frea: Oh, God, oh, God, there are so many good ones!!
Frea: Gonna have to go with "Sucker."
Frea: So succinct, so well-put.
Frea: "Someone order a drive-through?"
mxpw: So what have you got for me next, Curly?
Curly: Name at least four times in which a member of Team Bartowski has fallen off of a building. Extra points if you can include landings AND villains.
mxpw: Oh geez.
mxpw: Do combos count?
Frea: Nope, we're going solo on this
Curly: Each major team player has done it at least once. Chuck has twice in the span of two episodes.
mxpw: Chuck, in both First Date and Seduction. Mr. Colt the bad guy for FD, and the Black Widow for S. Casey caught Chuck in FD and the bad guy caught Chuck in S.
mxpw: Does Sarah fighting the Pita Girl count?
Curly: Sarah fighting the Pita Girl definitely counts
mxpw: Then that one.
mxpw: In Marlin.
Frea: And you're wrong about Seduction, by the way.
mxpw: I am?
Frea: He landed on a poolside sofa-pad thingie.
Frea: That's the technical term for it, too.
mxpw: Ohhhhh, I was counting his own jump off the building. I guess that doesn't count?
Frea: Oh, good point.
Curly: Sarah also shoved Casey off of a building in one of those Season Four episodes. Maybe Gobbler.
mxpw: That is correct!
Curly: And obviously your combo deal referred to the Emmy-winning jump off of Victor Federov's hotel room balcony.
Curly: Okay, Frea, here is a moment uniquely suited for your interests. Best moment of SWP in S4?
Frea: The shimmy out of the dress in Suitcase?
Curly: Also, Maximus says there are no wrong answers when it comes to SWP.
Curly: Only winners.
Frea: Oh, that Maximus.
Frea: Only winners indeed.
Curly: All right, time for the harder questions.
Frea: I'm putting on my headband and jogging in place, Max.
Frea: Better stretch, really get those muscles loose.
mxpw: Okay, give me a few seconds to do the Running Man.
Curly: It's the lightning round.
Curly: Name the two Jack Burton episodes.
mxpw: Delorean and Wedding Planner!
Curly: The game in Tom Sawyer.
mxpw: Missile Command!
Curly: Was John Casey hatched?
mxpw: No. But he can hit a high C.
Curly: Sarah Walker's least favorite food?
Curly: Chuck's childhood dog?
mxpw: Or Peaches 2?
Curly: No, sorry, that is Peache--oh, you're right. Continuing on. what video game was college!Jill addicted to?
mxpw: Um...Everquest? I am not sure about this one.
Curly: Everquest it is!
Curly: Best Shaw line of the show.
Frea: Yeah, I'm going with Max on this one....who?
Frea: Did Robert Shaw come on the show at some point? Pretty sure that dude's dead, and Chuck doesn't like zombies, so....
mxpw: He does not. I believe there was even some story written about that very fact by somebody. Who was it? He was pretty awesome...
Frea: It's totally not coming to mind.
Frea: Maybe Curly means Jordan Shaw, the awesome guest star of Castle Season Two?
mxpw: Honestly, that has to be it.
mxpw: I can't imagine there are any other Shaws out there worthy of note.
Frea: Man, that Shaw was so awesome. I adored her.
Frea: Okay, Curly, keep going, I like this game.
Curly: Well, the answer to that one was...wow, this card was blank. Interesting. Moving on. What's the name of the first episode of Season Three?
mxpw: Chuck vs. the Honeymooners.
Curly: Ding ding ding! Correct!
Curly: Wow, Max, you really know your stuff.
mxpw: *bows* Thank you. It's nice to know that my education has paid off in such a satisfactory way.
mxpw: Now if you'll excuse me, I think I need to bone up on my Sarah Walker history. To keep it fresh in my mind.
Frea: I'm sorry, you were saying something? I was staring at Zac's shoulders again.
mxpw: I think we know the real reason why you're looking forward to S5.
Frea: It's exactly like we never stopped doing mxpw vs. Frea!
mxpw: We are quite awesome, it's true.
mxpw: And so this has been our warm up for the return of Chuck. I don't know about you, Frea, but I can't wait to see what The Honorable Sir Morgan Guillermo Grimes-Casey does now that he's the Intersect.
Frea: I think you mean The Honorable Sir Morgan Guillermo Grimes-Casey, The Intersect, At Your Service, don't you, Maximus?
mxpw: My apologies, Frea, but you are indeed correct.
Frea: Lots to come on mxpw vs. Frea this season. Assuming the SWP and the CBSP doesn't break us first. Oh, I think Curly has one more question for us.
Frea: I really like Curly, it's like he's totally not made up.
mxpw: He's real and he's fantastic.
mxpw: So what have you got for us, Curly?
Curly: Well, I saved the best question for last. What are you guys most excited for during S5?
Frea: Oh, lame, that's for the readers. Very well, readers, tell Curly what you think. I'ma go watch some Chuck to get really excited about Friday. Also, be sure to come back Saturday, to see what Shoe or BDaddy have to say about the episode! And next week, for our return to fame episode of mxpw vs. Frea! Say bye now, Max.
mxpw: Bye now, Max.
All right, folks, you heard the possibly-name-stolen-from-The-Three-Stooges Game Show host. What's everybody most excited for in Season 5?