Chuck Versus The A-TEAM

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (7)

  • Sarah: Chuck! Are you about to disarm a nuclear bomb using fruit juice? (Chucks nods) Ok. Do it!

  • Ellie: I shouldn't have pretended to be something that I'm not. I guess I just thought that there might be something on my dad's computer that would... I don't know, change the fact that I'm just a stay-at-home mom. Devon: Whoa, whoa, stop right there. You're Eleanor Bartowski Woodcomb, PhD, M.D., the brainiest, sexiest, kick-assiest woman I have ever known. You're not just anything. Ellie: Really? Devon: You're Mrs. Awesome.

  • Casey: You and Bartowski... you're still good agents. Sarah: Yeah, well, we used to be the best.

  • Chuck: Ooh. What are these? Sarah: These have a camera inside of them that'll scan for any bioresidue. Chuck: Ugh! Sounds like a CBS show.

  • Sarah: Chuck, if The Turk's dog is behind that door, so is The Turk. Chuck: All we got to do is get through four inches of solid steel. Sarah: Or we chop off Casey's hand. Chuck: Let's keep that as our backup plan, shall we? Sarah: Sure.

  • Sarah: Look at those two. First, they take over the Buy More, then they steal our partner, and now they're taking over our spy base. Chuck: I just can't believe Casey replaced us. Sarah: I can't believe the CIA replaced us. Chuck: Come again? Sarah: Well, who do you think is taking all of our missions? Chuck: Honey, please, look, I have something irreplaceable in this little head of mine, okay? So let Casey have his new team. You've still got the Intersect, baby.

  • Chuck: Oh, oh, are we really doing this I mean, spying on our own partner? Isn't that a little icky? Sarah: Well, think about it. If Casey is going out on missions without us, then he is doing so without the Intersect. Chuck: You're right. What if he gets in a jam? What if he needs our help? Sarah: I mean, we're not spying on Casey. We're watching his back. Chuck: Duh.

Notes (3)

  • International Episode Titles:
    Czech Republic - Chuck a souboj týmů (Chuck and the Battle of Teams)

  • Although credited, Mark Christopher Lawrence (Michael "Big Mike" Tucker), does not appear in this episode.

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: March 16, 2011 on SPACE
    Turkey: May 2, 2011 on CNBC-e
    United Kingdom: May 19, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
    Australia: July 8, 2011 on FOX8
    Czech Republic: October 29, 2011 on Prima COOL
    Sweden: November 9, 2011 on TV6
    Finland: November 14, 2013 on Sub

Trivia (1)

  • Featured Music:
    "Murder Weapon" by Tricky (Chuck & Sarah follow Casey in the ultimate spy minivan)
    "You & Me" by Diamond Rings (Ellie talks non-stop when Devon gets home, wants the laptop back)
    "No Man Is An Island" by Losers (The A and B-teams meet Pichushkin's plane)
    "Ticking Heart" by The One AM Radio (final montage)

Allusions (2)

  • Snow Crash Dragan Pichushkin wired as trigger to the nuclear device is a reference to Neal Stephenson novel Snow Crash. In the novel the character Raven rides around on a motorbike on which the sidecar has been replaced with a thermonuclear weapon which is linked to a chip in his head. When he dies, the weapon will be triggered.

  • Chuck: Ugh! Sounds like a CBS show. Chuck is most likely referencing CSI and its spin-offs, well-known for high-tech forensics gadgets such as UV detectors for bodily fluids.