We are going to try something that we used to do here in the past, a quick review on some of the shows that we cover here at the site. Last night I had the opportunity to watch Sonny With a Chance episode “Gummy With a Chance” with Demi Lovato and the rest of the cast.We have our two separate stories, the main one being Sonny and her chewing gum and the second with Chad and his need to be green so that he can become the cover model for a greening issue of a magazine.
Before each episode of So Random! Sonny will chew a piece of gum, read the comic that comes with it and then throw it away before she goes on stage. She believes that this ritual is what makes her so funny. What happens is that Sonny misses the garbage and Tawni steps on the gum and trips and flips her way in front of Sonny’s sketch almost getting hurt. Tawni decides to go on a crusade and get gum banned from the whole set. Zora feels for Sonny and tries to help her out, but that only leads to a huge gumball Indiana Jones chase scene. This was probably the weaker of the two stories in this episode, while I liked the pre show ritual aspect the way there was not enough of the Tawni and Sonny fun conflict that makes the show work. Sonny’s realization of why she was chewing gum also wasn’t all that fun either, I would have thought it would have been something a bit more interesting. I did like the flashback aspect of it though. Best line of the night though comes from Tawni’s character who asks Sonny something along of the lines of “Who do you think you are? Raven?” referring the Raven’s ability to see the future in That’s So Raven.
Now we get to story B that has Chad inviting Nico and Grady to use his personal gym to exercise. His reasoning becomes clear very quickly that he really only wants them to bike and use the machines because they power his dressing room so that he can say he is using “green” energy and gets the cover of the magazine. I thought this was a very clever story and it gives us classic Chad using the So Random! cast members to his own benefit. You know right from the start that he is not being nice to Nico and Grady for no reason, but they allow you to come along for the ride before you see Chad watching them both on closed circuit television. Nico is also much smarter than I had originally though as he figures out Chad’s plan quicker than I would have thought. It is only a thirty minute show, but I liked the fact that he figured it out, he did not have to be told. It is great how they get back at Chad, by going into triathlon mode and overpowering all of Chad’s green circuits, making everything electric in his dressing room go crazy.
Was a pretty good episode and while the Sonny and Tawni part of the story could have been a bit better, it is made up by the fact that the Chad, Nico and Grady story was real funny. Zora gets her time in the Sonny and Tawni story by trying to hide Sonny’s chewing gum problem from Tawni as well as having one of the biggest and most disgusting gumballs to be seen on television.
So what did you think of the episode?
Tawni tries to ban gum from the set, even though Sonny has a ritual of chewing gum just before going on stage. Meanwhile, Chad invites Nico and Grady to exercise in his personal gym as a ploy to use their workouts to power his new “green” dressing room.