Chuck Versus Operation Awesome

Season 3, Ep 4, Aired 1/18/10
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  • Episode Description
  • After Captain Awesome is kidnapped, he is questioned by Ring-operative Sydney Prince, who equips him with a communication device of the Ring and releases him in order to recruit him, as she mistakes him for the spy in the family. General Beckman wants to use Devon to get to Sydney Prince, so the team needs to coach Devon in this new situation. Meanwhile, Big Mike promotes Morgan to Assistant Manager.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Zachary Levi

    Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

  • Joshua Gomez

    Morgan Grimes

  • Ryan McPartlin

    Devon "Captain Awesome" Christian Woodcomb

  • Mark Christopher Lawrence

    Big Mike

  • Scott Krinsky

    Jefferson Barnes

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  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • 8.7? (Minor Spoilers)

    By frostbite200, Sep 21, 2010

  • Good introduction for Brandon Routh's character, but overall a fairly average episode.

    By BadShot978, Jan 19, 2010

  • Team Chuck good, Superman bad.

    By birkoff1, Jan 19, 2010

  • When Awesome is taken by the Ring, Chuck goes crazy worrying about him. Sydney Price a member of the Ring has him and ended up mistaking Awesome for Chuck. A new character is introduced to the group as well and in the end Chuck must save Awesome.

    By jyarter, Jan 19, 2010

  • Captain Awesome that look like 008 and the spy that look like...Chuck. What can go wrong? and once again Chuck save the day by doing things very "un-SPYly".

    By pr0teu5, Jan 19, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Chuck: (Apologizing about kicking Lester) ... It was a completely knee-jerk reaction. You know what? I'm just gonna switch to decaf from now on.
      Lester: It's not a problem. In fact, I wanna thank you. You've made me feel something I've not felt in a long time.
      Morgan: Another human's foot in your body?
      Lester: The thrill of being alive.

    • Devon: (Talking about Sidney) She knows everything about me, Chuck. Ellie too. Sarah: Everything except who the real spy in the family is. Casey: That's an understandable mistake. One of them looks like a spy the other one looks... like Chuck. Chuck: True.

    • (Chuck hacks a Ring communicator) Sydney: How did you open this channel? Who is this? Chuck: I'm the spy who killed Agent Shaw. Sydney: This is not Devon Woodcomb. Chuck: Yeah, well you've been dealing with the wrong guy. Devon was a decoy. I'm the one who put that bullet through Agent Shaw's chest last night, I'm the spy that you're looking for, and I am in charge of this mission now.

    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - Chuck a operace Supr├ík (Chuck and the Operation Awesome)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 17, 2010 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: June 21, 2010 on Virgin 1
      Australia: August 19, 2010 on FOX8
      Sweden: November 8, 2010 on TV6
      Czech Republic: November 14, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Finland: May 28, 2012 on Sub

    Trivia (4)

    • When Lester (and later Chuck) clips both jumper cables to the chain-link 'cage', the people who touch the fence afterwards are given a nasty shock. In reality, such a set-up would not result in any shock at all, since the electrical current would move from one battery terminal, through the part of the cage nearest the clips, and then back into the other terminal, completing the circuit. In order to give someone a shock, one terminal would need to be connected to the fence, and the other would need to be connected to the floor or ground, so that the circuit would be completed whenever some unlucky person comes in contact with the fence.

    • Featured Music: "Space Monkeys" by Dust Brothers (The Nerd Herders use their secret sign language) "Got Nuffin" by Spoon (Chuck helps Devon on the mission; Chuck needs help with the Ring) "Bears" by Sam Isaac (Closing scenes)

    • Morgan's business card shows his address as: 9000 Burbank Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506 818-555-0120

    • The Wilhelm Scream is heard when Jeff electrocutes the cage in the fight club.

    Allusions (5)

    • When Morgan asks Jeff why everyone is beat up, he responds with "the first rule of Fight...." before being interrupted by Lester. This is a reference to the book and movie Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The Buy More storyline mirrors the thesis of Fight Club, in which 20something males find meaning and purpose in their lives by participating in illegal underground fight clubs.

    • Near the end of the episode, Chuck greets Sarah and Casey with a "Hidey ho" that was reminiscent of Wilson Wilson, Jr. (Earl Hindman) on Home Improvement.

    • Lester: (in a high pitched voice) Morgan...come out and play. This is an allusion to the 1979 film The Warriors, as it resembles the scene where the main villain (Luther) calls out the Warriors.

    • Morgan: Yeah, okay, you're rehired. But your on probation. Double-secret. Lester: Double-secret? Double-secret probation was the concoction of Dean Vernon Wormer in the classic frat comedy Animal House (1978).

    • Lester: (impersonating Steven Seagal) I'm just a cook. A lowly cook. Lester paraphrases a line from Under Siege (1992) by Seagal's Casey Ryback, a veteran Navy S.E.A.L. turned chef.

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