Season 4 Episode 3

Chuck Versus the Cubic Z

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 04, 2010 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof:
      When Hugo knocks Greta out cold, she falls over backwards and we briefly see one of her bare feet. But when Hugo drags her away she has both shoes on again.

    • Morgan: managerial Bushido test, okay?

      Bushido is a traditional code of the Japanese samurai, duty, stressing honor, obedience, self-discipline, bravery, and simple living.

    • Featured Music:
      "Beat the Devil's Tattoo" by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (As Sarah, Chuck & Heather crawl through the air ducts and then again while Heather & Sarah take out the bad guys)
      "Don't Shoot (I'm a Man)" by Devo (Sarah & Chuck discover that Panzer locked them in a cell while)
      "Land of the Freak" by King Khan and The Shrines (Morgan tries to stop the crowd from rioting, then ends up losing Big Mike's engagement ring; Chuck fights Panzer; Big Mike takes charge of the riot)
      "In The Valley" by Chief (Morgan asks Big Mike to be his assistant manager)

  • Quotes

    • Sarah: Well, maybe you could use the time to meet up with Alex. Figure out what your role is in her life.
      Casey: You should do the same for Bartowski. So we can get back to normal around here, huh? Whatever that means.

    • Morgan: Wow. Let's pause. Be very still. You are in a happy relationship and I'm picking up professionaly. Let's savor it.
      Chuck: Smells like victory.

    • Sarah: Chuck, unless you want Beckman to know that we're looking for your mom, we don't have the authority to interrogate Chandler.
      Chuck: Well, we don't have the authority to use the supply closet for what it is we use it for, but we do it anyways, don't we?

    • Chuck: You tell me "ready or not ready".
      Sarah: Okay.
      Chuck: We're on a trip. One of us forgets our toothbrush. Do we share?
      Sarah: I am ready to share your toothbrush.
      Chuck: Oh, oh, using the bathroom. Door open or shut?
      Sarah: Door shut! Always.
      Chuck: Preferably with the sink running or the radio on.
      Sarah: Yes.

    • Morgan: I just want you to know that I'm really sorry about the ring.
      Big Mike: Marriage isn't about a ring. It's a lifelong commitment of compassion and understanding. Especially for your spouse's idiot relations.

    • Sarah: Has it changed anything? Finding out that you had a kid? They say that your priorities change.
      Casey: My priorities are the same: God, country, duty, Corps.

    • Morgan: Where's the Chuck relationship neurosis? Where's the hand-wringing and the mishegoss?

    • Morgan: I vloged about listening skills last night. Did nobody watch?

    • Chuck: Good cop, bad cop.
      Sarah: How about tough cop, silent cop?
      Chuck: Okie dokie, which one am I?

    • Greta: (to Casey): Colonel, I know I'm supposed to be upstairs, but Doc Bollywood was staring down my shirt.

    • Heather: Jennie-Sarah, how did you end up with such a goofball?
      Chuck: Masculine goofball, thank you very much.

    • Jeffrey: Guys...the game didn't come. Shut up, and let the poetry slam you!

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Chuck a prsten se zirkonem (Chuck and the Zirconium Ring)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: October 28, 2010 on LIVING/LIVING HD
      Turkey: November 1, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Sweden: March 14, 2011 on TV6
      Czech Republic: September 4, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Finland: August 1, 2013 on Sub

    • Although credited, Ryan McPartlin (Devon "Captain Awesome" Christian Woodcomb) and Sarah Lancaster (Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski-Woodcomb) do not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions