Chuck Versus the Best Friend

Season 2, Ep 14, Aired 2/23/09
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  • Episode Description
  • When Anna's new boyfriend turns out to be connected to the Triads, Chuck is ordered to spy on him by becoming his friend, thereby endangering his friendship with Morgan. Meanwhile Jeff and Lester want to perform at Ellie and Devon's wedding with their band called "Jeffster!"

  • Cast & Crew
  • Yvonne Strahovski

    Sarah Walker

  • Joshua Gomez

    Morgan Grimes

  • Ryan McPartlin

    Devon "Captain Awesome" Christian Woodcomb

  • Mark Christopher Lawrence

    Michael "Big Mike" Tucker

  • Scott Krinsky

    Jefferson Barnes

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  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • Huh

    By efc91, Oct 04, 2009

  • Fantastic episode. Best yet.

    By hopper_mbp, Feb 26, 2009

  • Basic Chuck episode with one really good scene.

    By RobGrizz, Mar 23, 2009

  • This is one of the best episodes of the series yet.

    By eforbes, Mar 07, 2009

  • Friends.

    By D-LinkUK, Feb 28, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Sarah,John: Stay in the car, Chuck!
      Chuck: What-- How-how can I stay in the car when I have to go save Morgan?
      Sarah: Please Chuck, just follow orders.
      John: Bartowski, you are like the poster child for friendly fire.

    • Chuck: Morgan! Buddy! How can you properly go into a fight with your breath smelling like that? It's horrible! Morgan: What? Wow. Way to kick a man while he's down! You know what else? I'm short, and I occasionally have dandruff in my beard! You want to talk about that too? Chuck: No. No. Wait, you have dandruff in your beard? Really?

    • Sarah: I wanted to apologize. I could've been more sensitive before about your friendship with Morgan. It's's difficult. I don't really have anyone in my life like that who cares about me. Chuck: Yeah, you do.

    • Jeff: This is what we've always wanted for Jeffster; we started a small venue like this, pretty soon where playing the big time. Lester: Yeah, sure we're gonna blow their minds but uh...where's all this lead? Stadium, groupies, drugs, creative differences and then what? Jeffster breaks up, that's you and me, Jeff, and then what's my fate? Some chamber maid finds me in a hotel having accidentally asphyxiated making love to myself? It's just not worth it.

    • (The Buy More gang are spying on Anna)
      Chuck: Would you just stop and think about what you're doing for a second?
      Morgan: Chuck, I know exactly what I'm doing, brother, I'm getting answers, man.
      Chuck: Yeah, but...but there are other ways of doing that.
      Lester: Yeah, no absolutely. We tried cloning Anna's cell but she's got a CDMA carrier, so we couldn't copy the SIM card.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - Chuck a nejlepší přítel (Chuck and the Best Friend)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Turkey: April 27, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Latin America: September 6, 2009 on Warner Channel
      United Kingdom: September 8, 2009 on Virgin 1
      Australia: October 1, 2009 on FOX8
      Czech Republic: February 18, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Finland: August 12, 2011 on Sub
      Slovakia: August 9, 2012 on Markiza

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

    Trivia (2)

    • Featured Music: "Been Caught Stealing" by Jane's Addiction (Opening scenes) "Momma's Boy" by Chromeo (The observation starts) "Why Do These Parties Always End the Same Way?" by Benji Hughes (Jason's party) "Wannamama" by Pop Levi (Sarah fights "Smooth" Lau) "Africa" originally by Toto (Performed by Jeffster!) "Africa" by Toto (Closing scenes)

    • Anna's full name is revealed to be Anna Melinda Wu, Jeff's actual first name to be Jefferson.

    Allusions (3)

    • Casey: (about Chuck) See if the skin covered robot flashes on anything.
      This is a reference to the T-800, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Terminator trilogy, who was also a skin covered robot, which returned from the future for different reasons in each movie. It could also be a reference to the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles which, at the time of this episode, was airing the second season and had starred Summer Glau, who worked with Adam Baldwin (John Casey) in the short-lived series Firefly and the feature film Serenity.

    • When Lester is unsure about the audition, Jeff convinces him to participate by reciting the opening lines of Eminem's song "Lose Yourself": Look, if you had one shot, and one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment Would you capture it or just let it slip?

    • While getting ready for a double date, Sarah puts an object into her purse and exclaims: "Try to plant this GLG20." A GLG20 is in reference to a popular spy comedy, Spies Like Us, starring Chevy Chase and Dan Akroyd. The Defense Intelligence Agency needed to enlist two expendable operatives and promote them to the rank of GLG20. The same variation of bug is last used in the series by the Fulcrum agent Lizzie in "Chuck Versus the Marlin".

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