Chucky

Trivia: Creator Don Mancini has said that the series will be taking heavy tonal and stylistic cues from the film "Child's Play 2," as that entry in the series is considered a fan favorite. This includes basing Chucky's look on the design seen in that film, as opposed to redesigns from later films in the series.

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Goin' to the Chapel - S2-E7

Trivia: SPOILERS: In season two, episode seven, when Father Bryce explodes and it is shown over and over from a multitude of angles, it is a direct homage to the 1978 film "The Fury." At the end of that film, a character explodes in a similar fashion, being shown over and over again from different angles. Series creator Don Mancini has discussed how much he enjoys "The Fury" in the past, and has thrown in some subtle references to it in the "Chucky" franchise.

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There Will Be Blood - S3-E7

Trivia: This episode features the very first scene in which Brad Dourif (the voice of Chucky) got to work with one of the animatronic Chucky dolls in-person. It also features Dourif's first time playing the role of Chucky in human form in over ten years.

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Goin' to the Chapel - S2-E7

Trivia: With this episode, Nica became the first character who isn't part of Chucky's family to do the infamous voodoo chant. Previously, only Chucky, his lover/bride Tiffany, and child Glen/Glenda had done it over the franchises 30+ year history.

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Trivia: Many of the inanimate Chucky's seen in the final few episodes, and one of the Chucky's that gets killed, are actually just slightly redressed commercially-available Chucky dolls from Trick or Treat studios. They were released as collectibles for fans, but are so high-quality that they were able to be used in the show.

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Season 2 generally

Trivia: Lachlan Watson, the nonbinary actor who plays Glen and Glenda, wanted to approach the characters in a unique way. Rather than making them traditionally male or female, they made both characters nonbinary and not limited by gender norms. Watson eventually figured out how to describe them by likening them to rock music, with Glenda being "glam" and Glen being "grunge." The crew got excited about this, because they suddenly weren't limited by traditional gender expectations and could experiment.

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Season 2 generally

Trivia: The human versions of Glen and Glenda are both played by Lachlan Watson, a non-binary actor. For scenes where both Glen and Glenda were present, Watson would perform the scene as Glenda with the other actors, then go back and reshoot the entire scene as Glen by themself, so that Glen could be digitally added to the original footage.

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Season 1 generally

Trivia: When we see Chucky in human form as an adult, he's being portrayed by Fiona Dourif, daughter of Chucky actor Brad Dourif. Brad then redubbed her lines. Everyone always remarks how much Fiona resembles Brad when he was younger, which gave them the idea to have her play him in human form. She just had to have her nose and chin slightly enlarged with prosthetics to make her look more masculine. She was both amused... and also deeply disturbed by seeing her father's face in her reflection.

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Season 2 generally

Trivia: The chapel where some of the scenes were filmed was allowed access by the production because, oddly enough, the local pastor who preached there was a huge fan of the "Chucky" franchise and especially the first season.

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Death on Denial - S2-E4

Trivia: When Joe tries to force Tiffany to give him a blowjob, Jennifer Tilly came up with the idea of him pushing her head down and her crawling between his legs. She wanted to "escape" from him in a comedic way. Joe Pantoliano was nervous about it, because he thought it would be unrealistic and mean for a man would push a woman's head down forcefully to perform oral sex. Jennifer Tilly had to tactfully explain that it actually happens quite often in real life.

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Death on Denial - S2-E4

Trivia: WWE wrestler Liv Morgan was brought on as a guest-star specifically because she's said many times that "Child's Play" is her favorite horror movie and that she's a huge Chucky fan. She's even joked that her "dream role" would be to get killed by him. Series creator Don Mancini cast her (and had Chucky kill her as per her wish) as a thank you for being a fan.

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Death by Misadventure - S1-E1

Trivia: During the first major scene at the yard-sale after the cold open, a woman in a red coat can briefly be seen wandering around in the background, but her face is never seen. This is actually a subtle easter-egg. The woman is meant to be Tiffany, with the implication that she had something to do with planting Chucky at the yard sale.

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Trivia: One of the first things "Chucky" creator Don Mancini negotiated was to allow Chucky to use harsh profanity, including the word "fuck," as he didn't want to wimp down the franchise for cable. Mancini eventually worked out a deal with the networks, who allowed him up to 10 "fucks" per episode, despite the show airing in the primetime block. Mancini was later able to negotiate a few extra "fucks" in the season one finale.

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Halloween II - S2-E1

Trivia: When the bomb goes off, if you pay attention, the green smoke that billows into the sky subtly takes on the image of Chucky's face for a few seconds.

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Season 2 generally

Trivia: Something for the film score geeks - In season two, episode five, when Tiffany reveals the original Glen doll to the human version of Glen, for about thirty seconds in the background, you can faintly hear a new recording of the theme to "Seed of Chucky," the film where Glen/Glenda was first introduced. Later, in episode eight, when "G.G." is revealed in doll form, we again hear snippets of a new recording from the "Seed of Chucky" score. (Taken from the ending of the track "Pride of Chucky").

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The Sinners Are Much More Fun - S2-E2

Trivia: Father Bryce at one point offers the advice "Idle hands are the devil's playground." While it is a fairly common phrase, this is also a subtle reference to the 1999 horror-comedy movie "Idle Hands," which starred Devon Sawa... who also happens to play Father Bryce. Hence the phrase being included and delivered with a knowing smile by Sawa. Around the time the episode aired, Sawa also uploaded a video on his social media of him briefly reprising his character Anton from the film.

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Trivia: "Child's Play 3" director Jack Bender ran into showrunner/Chucky creator Don Mancini while the show was in production. Bender asked Mancini how much more realistic Chucky would be, given 30 years had passed since his movie. Mancini shocked Bender by explaining that fans had made it clear they loved Chucky's classic simple, jerky movements since they were inherently more doll-like, and didn't want him to "evolve" too much. So they purposely used simple effects so he wouldn't be "too realistic."

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Trivia: Nathan Cross, the long-suffering husband of Mayor Michelle Cross, is played by Michael Therriault. Therriault actually also appeared in the film "Cult of Chucky" as the villainous Dr. Foley. Spoiler Alert: Both characters meet a grizzly fate at the hands of Chucky.

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More mistakes in Chucky

Answer: They were blamed for the death of Jake's foster brother, which was deemed a terrible accident, and they were sent to the reform school as a punishment. Presumably, when they had to leave the reform school given what happened, they were instead given community service as punishment.

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