Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chuck: Songs Featuring Jill

Sometimes I feel the need to post about Chuck just to reinforce it's status a show folks should be watching. Take this week's episode ("Chuck vs The Ex",) which isn't anything special, but it still will stand as one of the most entertaining hours of television this week. (Perhaps that says more about television programming right now than it does about Chuck.)

This week Chuck encounters the ex who dumped him for Bryce, Jill, who we first meet in a flashback to the sounds of Iggy Pop's "Pumpin' Jill," an unlikely song to be hearing blasted from a beer pong competition outside a sorority. As we flash forward, we find it's part of a Jill '03 mix that Chuck's wallowing in still, a reminder that he's not over her some five years later. Of course, instead of that, it made me wonder what else might be on that mix. Perhaps "Ask For Jill" from The dB's, or maybe Dr. Frank (of the Mr T Experience) with the simply named "Jill"? Not that all the songs on the mix would have Jill in the title, but you'd think if Iggy's there, there might be more. Since Jordanna Brewster (as Jill) is supposed to have a three episode arc here, I imagine we might hear more Jill songs, so as a mostly pointless exercise, here is my top five:

Playlist: Top 5 Songs Featuring Jill
1. "Ask For Jill" - The dB's
2. "The Best Of Jill Hives" - Guided By Voices
3. "Jill" - Dr. Frank
4. "Pumpin' For Jill" - Iggy Pop
5. "Everybody Loves Jill" - Cowboy Mouth

As far as the non-Jill songs this week, the charming folk pop of The Accidental's "Time & Space" is the only other noteworthy track, mostly for it's repetition of cliches, like "to your own self be true" and "you are part of everything." Sure, it speaks to Chuck exhibiting some independence from Sarah, but it's further proof of the lack of quality cultural references this week. Ok, naming Jill's boss Guy Lafleur is another nice subtle refence to the 80's, a favorite pastime of the show. Don't get me wrong, it was a funny episode, there's just not a lot to write about (so I'll stop).

Playlist: Chuck - Episode 2.06
1. "Pumping for Jill" - Iggy Pop
2. "Papa Loves Mambo" - Perry Como
3. "It Makes My Heart Break (Acoustic Version)" - Your Vegas
4. "Time and Space" - The Accidental

Previously: Nerdgasm (Episode 2.05)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

haha. love the show. nice finds on the songs