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Guild Episodes 8 & 9

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Episode 8: BUSTED
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The 2/3 Mark of the season! Wow, time has just FLOWN by, in-show and in-life! This ep is a real story turning point. Having Codex juggle the Fawkes storyline AND Cheesybeards was a fun challenge this year. Spacing out the story beats so they were clear and concise was tough, but finally in this episode we get the moment where her little deception blows up in her face, and Tink LOVES it. It’s SO her. 🙂

There are some great emotional beats from the actors in this episode. I love Zaboo’s turn about not being happy about Fawkes and Codex’s relationship status, therefore he’s ecstatic about himself?! Huh? I just think that’s such a Zaboo beat of strange emotion. And Vork running in with those green bean cans was sheer genius acting. He’s so tired and exasperated. Jeff really nailed it with the whole Avinashi storyline, it’s a lot to bounce back and forth between appreciation and adoration, so funny from the straight-laced Vork.

The face mask matching my Jinx shirt was a total coincidence, but when I saw it I was like, yeah, let’s go with it, I like seafoam blue, haha. And the wilted flowers in Fawkes’ hand are still really funny to me because they were literally stolen from someone’s yard in the neighborhood. That’s how The Guild rolls!

Favorite line from the ep: “Stop Trolling me in real life!”

EPISODE 9: Pirate Paddy
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The Cheesybeards location has been SO FUN to shoot in. It almost feels like a sitcom to me style-wise, which is so fun to inject into the show. Not sure if you’ve stumbled upon it yet unless you’re a hardcore fan, but we have a cool little ARG going on for the location at cheesybeards.info, including a Yelp review page that they kindly helped us set up! Thanks to @egspoony and @briankameoka for overseeing all the elements.

Episode 9 is, I believe, director @seanbecker’s favorite episode, not the least reason is the Bladezz commercial. Oh boy. I remember in the script, all I had as a description was:

“Worst Commercial EVER. Bladezz as a pirate. Terrible lighting and camerawork, just awful in every way. Ends with “Taste My Pirate Paddy.”

I think that Sean handily succeeded in crafting something along those lines. Like, a LOT! My particular favorite part of the commercial is the callback to “Tennis Bladezz” from Season 1. If you check out episode 9 and freeze where Codex busts out the Finn Smulders pics, then you’ll see a totally tacky headshot of Bladezz in the tennis outfit. Did a lot of people notice that? Also, I was REALLY sick that day, so I didn’t really see what was going on as far as footage, so when it was cut together, the whole thing was completely new to me, so that was a rare moment when I was out of the loop and got to watch something from a VIEWER POV. So fun 🙂

My favorite ACTING moment in the episode is between Ollie and Bladezz when he says, “Can’t carve out anything if it’s his dominant hand. Eh?” OMG. When we rehearsed that, the way Vince delivered that line with his elbow jab…it was sheer glee and magic, and I cracked up EVERY TIME! The great thing is the way Frank responds as Ollie: He LOVES it despite being SO INSENSITIVE AND AWFUL! And thus, that whole relationship is defined in one tiny moment.

As a treat, below is an extended cut of the commercial, with a DENA cameo! Hope you enjoy!

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  • Fanboy

    So seriously how did they make you sound like a chipmunk?
    Skateboard hamburger flip = awesome

  • Dani

    I already posted about the episodes on the community (http://community.watchtheguild.com/forum/topics/season-4-episode-9-pirate) so not gonna repeat myself… but loved to see “Tennis Bladezz” in there! And Dena was an awesome bonus to the FULL version commercial! =D

    Also, bless Amalfi for letting you guys trash their place in the name of comedy! =P

  • Derek

    MAN OVERBOARD!

  • carlos

    Great episode, as always¡¡ Im accepting bets on which of claras children will finally go to College when they grow up (if they grow up, i should say)

  • Bailey

    This episode was hilarious. I was almost crying at the part where your mic had you sounding like a crying chipmunk 🙂

    By they way, I love your blog posts. You always seem so cheery and in a good mood. 🙂

  • tonewaugh

    I love this season too much for words. (But here are a few.) Can’t wait for the DVD so I can pause it and clearly see everything that was included in the commercial.

    Who could forget Tennis Pro Finn Smulders? I’ve been waiting for this callback since the Season 4 Trailer where we see Mr. Smulders launch some food with his racket.

    I personally heard an homage to Sir Loop-A-Lot in Chipmunk Codex. And one can NEVER have too much of Sir Loop-A-Lot.

    Felicia, between the Loop-A-Lot and Zojja the Asura and Fairy voices maybe you have found a specialty niche in chipmunk voiceovers (if your voice can hold up under that strain)!

  • Our performance troupe recently had a show that was themed around video games. We decided to do an opening number based on The Guild’s Do You Want To Date My Avatar. Hope you like the results…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFlOgMIiqbQ

  • These two eps had my biggest almost fall out of my chair moments this season… The Fawkes and Zaboo pose near the end of Busted (brilliant) and of course, Cyd’s chipmunk voice. I think the chipmunk was so funny for me because it so mocked Cyd’s general winnyness – and it was just hilarious.

  • Ell

    I think episode 8 is my favourite ever. I couldn’t breathe through most of it. XD You guys are amazing

  • len

    Cyd deciding she is in over her head isn’t a comic moment. How she resolves that epiphany intrigues me (no apologies, but I’m not so much an insider fan as a character fan; otw, it becomes all about the stars and not the story). This is a chance to see if the characters are driving the story or the schtick. I wonder when or if Cyd will remember she is a symphony-qualified violinist, someone with a real skill and talent bought with years of work. Sometimes when people hit bottom in terms of self-image, they step out of their social world which only reinforces their weaker traits and grab for the one thing that has worked in the past.

    At least, that’s what I did. 🙂

  • You make a fabulous chipmunk, Miss Day.

    I knew about the Cheesybeard’s twitter and web page. But a Yelp page?!?! I just checked it out. Too funny. You guys are so clever. Hilarious. Is the phone number real? I was afraid to check it. Haha.

  • Jim

    Felicia, I just happened to run across you doing the naughty elf in “The Legend of Neil” yesterday. It absolutely floored me. Hearing you singing about doing it dragon style just absolutely was awesome and funny as hell.

    I hope you keep doing The Guild and to see you in more stuff. If you’re ever in the Chicago area doing a shoot, I hope I hear about in time to get your autograph, preferably on a pic of you dressed from the wanna date my avatar video.

  • Jess

    I’m really enjoying this season. It’s funny how season 1 and 3 were about Codex scrambling around to save the guild from falling apart and seasons 2 and 4 are about the guild both hindering and helping Codex to try and function in real life. Actually Tink and Clara’s attempts to be nice and supportive to Codex was really endearing, with Tink giving herself verbal backpats for her efforts.

  • So it wasn’t just me floored by your chipmunk moment, excellent! It was without doubt the cutest. thing. ever.

    Really great episodes, I found myself cringing and laughing at the commercial simultaneously, my friends thought I was having a seizure 🙂

  • Just keeps getting better. 🙂

  • naomi :)

    just found the blog, huge fan of the guild. great blog, keep it up (as you can tell, i am no good with comments, im fact i suck at them) x

  • astronautess

    ima dena fangirl.

  • Kevin

    Are you filming on the Paramount Lot? I saw you here today and I wanted to say “Hi” but you were on the phone so I didn’t want to be rude. Anyway, thanks for making The Guild and congrats all your success!

  • Len

    wow… *fap fap*

  • len

    Another “Len”. Ok, I’m always the “len” in lowercase. 🙂

    Felicia, you share The Guild with us. So a bit of sharing back: here is an instrumental version of a song I composed to perform at church tomorrow.

    “Nothing More (Oblatio Sui)” is inspired by a poem from Ignatius Loyola. The instrumental is piano and viola. Sort of a Russian muse because the Italian muses said they’d go to hell first after what I put them through last time. 😉

    http://home.hiwaay.net/~cbullard/mp3/NothingMore.mp3

  • Garnog

    O…M…G…I would TOTALLY date your Avatar. If only someone like you lived in my ‘hood.. WOW

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