080 – All About Diane

Beckman with a bazooka… Sarah belly-dancing… Roan Montgomery in Morocco… ’nuff said! This week’s Chuck, written by Chris Fedak and Kristin Newman, was one of the most fun episodes of the whole series, and we talk all about it!

We also discuss the ratings, the Oscars, Chuck’s connection with The Vampire Diaries, and a whole lot more!

Late breaking news is that Chuck is back on iTunes US & Canada, as well as Zune Marketplace and Amazon VOD!

We round out the episode with the latest news and spoilers.

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079 – The Master Plan

Chuck vs. the Push Mix, written by fan favorite writers Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc, was an epic instalment in the Chuck saga. Action, plot twists, heartstrings, and comedy were woven together in a jam-packed hour of fun, that saw Volkoff outwitted, Morgan disrobed, baby Clara born, a Jeffster performance, Mama Bartowski freed, and Chuck and Sarah finally engaged.

We have a lot of fun discussing the episode, as well as the topic of being spoiled. We also discuss this week’s snowstorm’s effect on Chuck, as well as other news and spoilers.

Speaking of spoilers, watch for a fun Star Trek homage near the end!

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078 – The Gobbler

Sorry for the delay this week… Gray has been a bit of a vampire, working many long nights at his day job. But that didn’t prevent us from having a lot of fun discussing the latest Chuck, Chuck vs. the Gobbler!

What could the game changing final 10 minutes of next week’s Chuck be? Did anyone see Ellie’s con coming? And how can Sarah fight in heels? We discuss all this, and more!

We round out the episode with the latest news and spoilers.

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077 – The Stork on the Cork

Wow! After a 7-week break, Chuck came back this week with a bang! Chuck vs. the Balcony, written by Max Denby, was action-packed, fun, emotionally moving… Chuck at its best.

We had lots of fun discussing the episode, with its wine-packed action sequences, though Liz expresses her concern that no wine was injured in the course of filming 😉

Oh, did we mention it also earned season high ratings? Awesome!

We round out the episode with the latest news and spoilers.

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076 – Holiday Extravaganza – 35 Guests (HD)

Timothy Dalton, Scott Bakula, Matt Bomer… These are just a few of the whopping 35 guests in our holiday extravaganza! To celebrate the occasion, Gray went all out, with broadcast quality greenscreen and 3D graphics, in full HD. This episode promises to bring the kid out in you… and thoroughly entertain any kids around!

We hear from all the writers on Chuck, all of the regular cast, several crew members and guest stars, and many who have left the show, both cast and writers. Julia Ling reads a funny Chuck-themed poem she wrote, several of the cast leave messages in character, and there’s a game show you’re sure to want to play!

We hope you have a lot of fun with this episode, and enjoy it again and again. Be sure to take advantage of full widescreen HD quality by viewing it at chuckpodcast.blip.tv, in full screen mode. And please share about it with all your Chuck-loving friends and family, via Facebook, Twitter, email, and word of mouth!

Have a wonderful and safe holiday, from all of us at Chuck vs. the Podcast and ChuckTV.net!

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075 – 15 Days of Podcast-mas-mukkah

We are incredibly excited to be nominated for two Podcast Awards, in the “Best Produced” and “Best Video Podcast” categories! Please vote for us daily at podcastawards.com, and help spread the word about Chuck!

For our last episode of the year, we kick off 15 Days of Podcast-mas-mukkah: we’ve picked 15 of our favorite podcast episodes, and will be featuring one per day at ChuckTV.net. Please check back daily!

In this episode, we talk about Chuck’s season high ratings on Monday night, and we have a hearty discussion about Chuck’s dubious honor of being the #1 most pirated TV show. We also discuss the ups and downs of Chuck vs. the Leftovers, and what’s ahead for our favorite show in the coming year.

Be sure to watch Chuck January 17th, when it returns in a one-two punch with NBC’s new show “The Cape” at 9pm.

Have a safe and happy holiday, and we’ll see you in January!

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Daily voting open for Podcast Awards!



We’re thrilled that out of over 2,900 podcasts submitted, your support resulted in our podcast being nominated in both the Best Video Podcast and Best Produced categories!

Please help us spread the word about Chuck to the 1,000,000 people watching the Podcast Awards, by voting daily for Chuck vs. the Podcast! Votes reset at midnight EST every day until December 15th. Just click the graphic above to access the voting page!

PLEASE NOTE: After checking the boxes next to Chuck vs. the Podcast, you must scroll to the bottom of the voting page and follow the instructions to ensure your vote is counted.

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074 – Girl Power

Gray was held captive by work this week, but Mel & Liz are happy to kick butt in his absence! This is of course perfect timing, since Yvonne Strahovski kicked some major butt in this week’s Chuck.

Whether you call her “Female Rambo” or “Giant Blonde She-Male,” Yvonne put in one of her best performances yet in “Chuck vs Phase Three,” written by new Chuck writer Kristin Newman, and directed by Anton Cropper. She drew blood, and she drew tears — reminding us that the emotional core of our favourite show is what keeps us coming back.

Ratings were low this week against the Dancing With the Stars performance finale, though DVR and online numbers are sure to be high as word of mouth spreads. Let’s make sure all eyes are on Chuck this Monday at 8/7c, as Timothy Dalton and Linda Hamilton return in “Chuck vs the Leftovers.” Have a happy, safe Thanksgiving!

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073 – Robert Duncan McNeill Interview

Chuck vs the Fear of Death was a fun, intense ride… and Mel caught up with Chuck executive producer and Fear of Death director Robert Duncan McNeill to talk all about it!

Hear also details about the very real possibility of a crossover between Chuck and another of your favorite shows… enlightening and insightful listener emails, details about a very nerdy convention, and much more!

We’re asking that you please nominate us in the Podcast Awards, for Best Produced and Best Video Podcast. Nominations close on Sunday at 11:59pm, so please act now!

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Episode 072 – Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Timothy Dalton… need we say more? How about writers Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc? Mix them together, and you have “Chuck vs. the First Fight,” one of the best episodes of the series to date. We talk all about it!

We also discuss the latest Chuck news, tips for supporting the podcast while saving gas & time in your holiday shopping, and charity contests, and we also show some great Chuck-themed Hallowe’en costumes!

See if you can spot the stowaway in the podcast…

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Chuckazon – now in Canada!

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New! If you’re in Canada, you can now shop Chuckazon Canada or the full Amazon.ca store, and get local shipping rates while you support the podcast.

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A call for support

Support podcast with Amazon purchases
All three seasons for only $26.99! Check out the new TV on DVD section at Chuckazon.

As you may have seen on Twitter, I had some technical meltdowns in recent weeks, which had a final impact of several thousand dollars.  As the podcast accounts for a good percentage of what I use my home system for, I thought it would be a good time to remind you that we do need your support to help keep the podcast running.  We are VERY thankful for our sponsors, but they represent only about half of what we need to maintain the podcast.

Consider what you pay for DVD rentals and purchases, or a feature at the cinema, for an hour or two of content. Our podcasts have provided countless hours of behind the scenes, “special feature” style content… over 75 interviews with the cast & crew of Chuck so far. What is this resource worth to you?

 
1. DONATIONS

The most effective way to support the podcast will always be straight donations.  No amount is too small… nor too large!


 
2. SPONSORS

We are always looking for more sponsors. If you have a product or service, you’d be surprised how cost-effective it can be to advertise it on the podcast and on the website.

 
3. AMAZON.COM / CHUCKAZON

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Did you know that anything in Amazon.com’s massive site can support us, not just at Chackazon, as long as you use THIS LINK to start? You can even support us with mp3 downloads and video-on-demand.

The cost is the same to you, but a percentage comes back to support the podcast.  With free shipping over $25, ordering online can save you gas & valuable time!

Amazon.com is amazing for cost-effective Christmas gifts. Why not browse through our new “TV on DVD” section at Chuckazon? There are some amazing deals in the 60’s and earlier TV, Great 70’s & 80’s TV, Great 90’s TV, and 2000+ TV sections!

 
4. CAFEPRESS MERCHANDISE

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You can show your support and advertise the podcast to your friends with the cool and unique podcast-themed merchandise at Cafepress.com. These also make great gifts for Chuck fans!

 
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Episode 071 – Take It To Eleven!

Despite Gray’s wrist injury, we couldn’t let such an exciting week go by without sharing our thoughts on Chuck’s back eleven order by NBC.

This episode is our first-ever episode without editing… We hope you like our Brady Bunch-inspired format! We had a lot of fun with it, and may continue in this format to help relieve Gray’s wrist & busy schedule.

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Episode 070 – Mekenna Melvin Interview

Are you excited to see Casey begin a relationship with his daughter? Well, we have a treat for you… Mel’s interview with actor Mekenna Melvin, who plays Casey’s daughter Alex Coburn. You’ll love hearing how she auditioned for the role with a single word, and how she works hard to make sure her stunt double has nothing to do!

We also have a lively discussion about Chuck vs. the Cubic Z, written by new Chuck writer Nicholas Wootton, directed by our old friend Norman Buckley, and edited by Kevin Mock.

PLEASE NOTE: Gray has sustained a wrist injury, so there will be no podcast for at least two weeks. Please visit ChuckTV.net during our hiatus for all your Chuck needs.

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Episode 069 – Girls’ Night

Gray’s away this week because of some meltdowns on his system, so Mel & Liz have the mics to themselves!

After a discussion about putting ratings into perspective, they have a lot of fun talking about some cool casting news that has broken recently, and their thoughts about Chuck vs. the Suitcase.

Gray’s computer is now fixed, so we’ll be back to our regular Friday release schedule this week. Until then, make sure you watch Chuck live Monday night, and take part in our live Chuck chat at ChuckTV.net!

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Episode 068 – On Location

While we were sitting back with our cheese balls and grape soda watching the Chuck season premiere, Mel was in L.A. getting ready for an exciting day on location with Chuck! She’ll be rolling out many interviews over the coming weeks, and we’ve got the first one today, with Zachary Levi! She also has many cool stories about spending a day on a Chuck shoot.

We announce all the winners of our “Promote Chuck Season 4, Win Swag” contest. Plus, hear about the Live Chuck Chat on Monday nights, our comments about the Chuck season 4 premiere, spoilers, and much more!

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