Chuck Versus the First Date

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 9/29/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Chuck, Sarah and Casey try to retrieve a vital component for the new Intersect: The Cipher. At the Buy More, the search for the store's Assistant Manager begins. Chuck and Sarah go on their first date. Casey is again instructed to eliminate Chuck as soon as the new Intersect comes online.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Zachary Levi

    Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

  • Yvonne Strahovski

    Sarah Walker

  • Joshua Gomez

    Morgan Grimes

  • Sarah Lancaster

    Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski

  • Adam Baldwin

    Major John Casey

  • Fan Reviews (30)
  • So... chuck is about to not become the intersect and he imagines life wothout the DRAMA we all love!! Another intersect is being made but chuck and the tea have to recover the missing piece.

    By saintzrulz, Oct 01, 2008

  • A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

    By Sarah_LOST, Jan 16, 2010

  • The team is attempting to retrieve the Cipher which is the only missing piece for the new Intercept. Once they receive it, Chuck will be able to live a normal life... until Casey kills him that is.

    By AkumaHu, Oct 16, 2008

  • Review.

    By efc91, Dec 02, 2008

  • Everybody is after the cipher. The cipher is needed for the new intersect computer to be operational.

    By wfmsa, Jan 07, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Casey: Future's a dangerous thing. Doesn't always work out as you want it to.

    • Sarah: How did you find this place? Chuck: Morgan. Sarah: You took me on our first real date to a place Morgan recommended? Chuck: The man has a black belt in dumplings. I trust him with any food item that is less than ten dollars.

    • Chuck: I also had an idea for what I'm going to do. I was thinking maybe Eurorail through Europe, y'know, backpacking, that kind of thing. Ellie: That sounds-- Devon: Awesome. Remind me to tell you about Amsterdam, my man...he he he (Ellie glares at him) Lovely city, lot of canals.

    • Colt: Hello again, Chuck. Sarah: And you are? Colt: My name is Mr. Colt. And I need you to come with me. Sarah: Now, why would we do that, Mr. Colt? Colt: 'Cause I assume you find me imposing. Don't worry, you can be honest. I'm going for imposing.

    • (After catching Ellie and Awesome in the shower) Chuck: First of all, congratulations, Devon on the, on, what, on whatever God gave you there...

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    Notes (5)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - Chuck a prvnĂ­ rande (Chuck and the First Date)

    • This episode was nominated for the 2009 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Stunt Coordination".

    • Original International Air Dates: Turkey: January 26, 2009 on CNBC-e United Kingdom: June 9, 2009 on Virgin 1 Latin America: June 14, 2009 on Warner Channel Australia: July 1, 2009 on FOX8 Germany: November 28, 2009 on ProSieben Czech Republic: January 26, 2010 on Prima COOL Slovakia: April 25, 2010 on Markiza Finland: May 20, 2011 on Sub

    • From this episode on, Ryan McPartlin (Devon "Captain Awesome" Christian Woodcomb), Mark Christopher Lawrence (Michael "Big Mike" Tucker), Scott Krinsky (Jefferson Barnes), Vik Sahay (Lester Patel) and Julia Ling (Anna Melinda Wu) are included in the show's opening credits as "starring".

    • This episode was released on the web at sites such as Hulu, Amazon and on iTunes one week prior to its network television premiere.

    Trivia (3)

    • Jeff's Resume: (Written on a napkin) I've worked here forever...18 years and know where all the bodies are buried. Ha Ha Ha My coworkers have nice feet. I like to take pictures of them and then (Finger covers 1 word) them.

    • Featured Music: "Hip To Be Square" by Huey Lewis And The News (Chuck's alarm clock) "Returning To The Fold" by The Thermals (Chuck enters Buy More, and Morgan shows him their game plan for "Call of Duty") "Foux Du Fafa" by Flight Of The Conchords (Sarah makes ice cream in the Orange Orange yogurt shop) "Dropped" by Phantom Planet (Everyone gets ready for the night) "Power Of Love" by Huey Lewis And The News (Chuck wakes up after date night) "The Twist" by Frightened Rabbit (Casey sneaks into Chuck's house, as the new intersect comes online)

    • On the roof top fight between Sarah and Colt, when Sarah is in a choke hold, the move she uses to get out of the choke hold is identical to that used by Jet Li in the fight against "Hercules O'Brien".

    Allusions (3)

    • During Chuck's interview with Lester for the position of Buy More Assistant Manager, Lester was doing an impression of Don Vito Corleone, the head of the fictional Mafia family in the Godfather films.

    • Ellie: If you say pilot of the Millenium Falcon, I will hit you.
      The Millenium Falcon is the spacecraft flown by Han Solo and Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies.

    • Morgan's way to pick the next assistant manager is a knock-off of the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, where two people enter and only one person leaves.

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