Chuck Versus the Truth

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 11/12/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Chuck must learn to balance a real love life with his cover love life when he meets a charming young woman by the name of Lou. At the same time, his relationship with Sarah gets interesting when the duo must explain their sexual relations to Ellie and Captain Awesome on a double date. Meanwhile, there is trouble when someone is using truth poison in order to retrieve codes for nuclear facilities.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Zachary Levi

    Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

  • Sarah Lancaster

    Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski

  • Yvonne Strahovski

    Sarah Walker

  • Adam Baldwin

    Major John Casey

  • Joshua Gomez

    Morgan Grimes

  • Fan Reviews (32)
  • And Casey, your jaw was chiseled by Michaelangelo himself. hahaha

    By mmmshuddup, May 25, 2010

  • And when I say revealing, I mean everything. Sarah's pretty, Casey's jaw was sculpted by Michelangelo, and Chuck really, really loves his sister.

    By allaboutmoxie, Sep 10, 2008

  • Awesome!

    By Sarah_LOST, Jul 30, 2009

  • One of the best episodes so far in the series.

    By nutcrackr, Oct 18, 2010

  • "Truth serum" followed by death has got Chuck and everyone around him in a huge mess. Can Chuck somehow save the day? In his own way, of course. Plus: a new love interest for Chuck, much to Sarah's dismay.

    By Buymore123, Jan 08, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • (while preparing to spend the night together for their cover)
      Chuck: You give me crap about lighting some candles, and you come in wearing that?
      Sarah: What, this? Thi-this is part of my cover.
      Chuck: Well, it doesn't cover a thing.
      Sarah: What if Ellie or Awesome were to walk in? This is what a girlfriend would wear to seduce her boyfriend. I'm just being professional.
      Chuck: Yeah, the world's oldest profession.

    • (Lester is filming Morgan selling a TV to Harry Tang's wife) Lester: Knowledge is power! Jeff: My mom used to say knowledge is powder.

    • (Preparing for a double date with Ellie and Awesome) Sarah: Okay, last night we saw a movie. Chuck: What was my snack of choice? Sarah: Sprinkled Milk Duds over your popcorn. What was I wearing? Chuck: Blue top, little buttons. Sarah: Oh, you like that one? Chuck: I like all of them.

    • Chuck: Dude, this is weird, you're back from lunch on time. Morgan: Yeah, Big Mike's been working me to the bone, dude. He's got me on some extra assignment; says it's super-secret -- Chuck: Don't tell me, because if you tell me then it's not gonna be a secret. Morgan: He wants me to help Harry Tang's wife pick out a gift for their anniversary. Chuck: Well, that's great, I mean, he trusts you. Morgan: Nononono, dude, I don't have the time for this. I'm a very busy man-boy.

    • (Chuck watches Lou walking away) Morgan: Miiiiind cheater..... Saaaaaw you...

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - Chuck a sérum pravdy (Chuck and the Serum of Truth)

    • The scream heard when Sarah shoots out Reardon Payne's knee is The Wilhelm Scream, a classic sound clip used in numerous films and television shows.

    • Original International Air Dates: Latin America: February 20, 2008 on Warner Channel Denmark: March 28, 2008 on TV3+ Turkey: April 8, 2008 on CNBC-e Sweden: May 11, 2008 on TV3 United Kingdom: May 26, 2008 on Virgin 1 Poland: May 27, 2008 on TVN7 New Zealand: August 6, 2008 on TV2 Greece: November 9, 2008 on Star Czech Republic: May 20, 2009 on Prima COOL Australia: May 20, 2009 on FOX8 Germany: October 17, 2009 on ProSieben Slovakia: March 28, 2010 on Markiza Finland: July 27, 2010 on Sub

    Trivia (3)

    • Ellie's full name is revealed to be Eleanor Fay Bartowski.

    • Featured Music: "Toxic" by Britney Spears "Fresh Feeling" by The Eels "Ain't I Been Good to You" by The Isley Brothers

    • In the scene where Sarah comes in Chuck's room to spend the night, behind her on the shelf is visible among others what looks like a box of famous MMORPG World Of Warcraft and two boxes of WOW expansion "The Burning Crusade."

    Allusions (2)

    • When Sarah tells Chuck it's time for them to make love, after choking on his drink in surprise he mutters the phrase "hot coffee!" Hot Coffee is an (in)famous mod for Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which unlocks a mini-game where the player controls their character while having sex with one of several female NPCs.

    • The visual effect seen from different character's perspectives while under the effects of pentothol is vaguely similar to the method used in the film True Lies.

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