Chuck (2007–2012)
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Chuck Versus the Leftovers 

Things are turned upside-down the day after Thanksgiving when Chuck's mother drops by...along with as Alexei Volkoff. Morgan must deal with Jeff and Lester during the Black Friday sale at the Buy More.


Zachary Levi


Josh Schwartz (created by), Chris Fedak (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
Zachary Levi ... Chuck Bartowski
Yvonne Strahovski ... Sarah Walker
Joshua Gomez ... Morgan Grimes
Ryan McPartlin ... Devon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Big Mike
Vik Sahay ... Lester Patel
Scott Krinsky ... Jeff Barnes
Bonita Friedericy ... General Diane Beckman (credit only)
Sarah Lancaster ... Ellie Bartowski
Adam Baldwin ... John Casey
Linda Hamilton ... Mary Bartowski
Timothy Dalton ... Alexei Volkoff
Monet Mazur ... Barbara
Andre Kincaid Andre Kincaid ... K.K
Mercy Malick ... Instructor


Things are turned upside-down the day after Thanksgiving when Chuck's mother drops by...along with as Alexei Volkoff. Morgan must deal with Jeff and Lester during the Black Friday sale at the Buy More.

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Action | Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

29 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Morgan Grimes has several references to Die Hard. Like John McClane, Morgan climbs through ventilation shafts to avoid the bad guys, and has taken off his shoes and is wearing a sleeveless undershirt. While in the vents, he encounters Casey who provides Morgan with a Beretta 92 pistol (the same as McClane's sidearm in Die Hard), despite the fact that Casey is almost exclusively seen with Sig Sauer brand pistols throughout the series. At the end of the episode, in an attempt to rescue Casey who is being held hostage, Morgan tapes the Beretta between his shoulder blades as McClane did to defeat Hans Gruber. See more »


When Talking about her last Thanksgiving with Chuck and Ellie, Mary says that it was in 1990. In an earlier episode (4.1), Mary tucks Chuck into bed in 1993. Also in 3.19, Chuck breaks Mary's favorite necklace in 1991 and Ellie claims that Mary left two days later. See more »


Devon Woodcomb: Whoa. Wait. Are you telling me you just solved a problem that your dad left you?
Ellie Bartowski: No. I solved it 20 minutes ago. And suddenly the computer just... locked up.
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References Batman Forever (1995) See more »


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Losing interest
13 February 2019 | by jodi-44528See all my reviews

I am definitely losing interest in this show. It could be very fun and entertaining but there doesn't seem to be any forward movement with the main characters. Chuck is the intersect. Then he isn't. Then he is. then he isn't. And now he is again. By now, he should have some basic spy skills without the intersect. Instead, he is incredibly whiny. About everything. He wants to talk about his feelings during a mission. He won't let things drop. Frankly, a woman like Sarah wouldn't stay with him. In general, the characters make a lot of mistakes that spies wouldn't. Like talking - loudly - in the air vents. Or putting their wrists up to their mouths every few minutes. That is an obvious give away that they are talking to someone. This is supposed to be a drama/comedy. And there are moments that are very funny. But they fall short of the mark. Get Smart, the series, was brilliant. Max tried his best to be a great spy and got into situations that were funny. This show isn't Get Smart. Definitely like his hair shorter, without the curls. Now he looks like a man, not a man-boy. Casey is the best character of the show. I absolutely love him! He's the perfect person for the character, and he has shown growth, both in his attitude toward Chuck and Sarah, and by embracing his role of dad to Alex. I love his grunts and grudging acceptance of the bigger picture. I am also frustrated with Ellie. As smart as she is, she has been acting very dumb in this season. Like believing the guy was CIA without checking it out. She could have asked Sarah or gone to the general or asked Chuck. She wouldn't have blindly trusted someone with the safety of her family. In reality, she is the one who got her dad killed by forcing him out of hiding. She has been selfish by insisting that chuck stop spying. And then there is the mom. She has added nothing to the show. Whether she is good or bad, right or wrong, she is simply annoying. She isn't trustworthy. Doesn't seem to care about her kids. And she certainly hasn't earned chuck's allegiance. I'll give it a couple more episodes, but the show isn't holding my interest. I hope it moves forward from here.

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