Season 4 Episode 12

Chuck Versus the Gobbler

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 24, 2011 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • "Grunka" really does exist in the IKEA catalog as a piece of kitchenware. The name litterally means "thing" or "gadget".

    • Featured Music:
      "AM/FM Sound" by Matt & Kim (Chuck is feeling upbeat about Sarah's mission)
      "Midnight Runaround" by Pop Levi (Chuck fights Yuri in prison)
      "Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks" by The National (Sarah tells Chuck that her mission to take down Volkoff could take a while)
      "Silvia" by Miike Snow (Sarah and Mary talk on the plane; Alex, Chuck and Morgan visit unconscious Casey in the hospital)

    • Matthew Willig, who portrays Yuri the Gobbler in this episode, actually appeared on Chuck once. He played a henchmen named Uri of the notorious arms dealer called "La Ciudad" in Chuck Versus the Tango.

    • Chuck's prison number on his jumpsuit is 092980. Zachary Levi was born on September 29, 1980, which is 09/29/80.

  • Quotes

    • Chuck: Don't freak out, stay calm, but your girlfriend is currently wearing your previously unworn, original issue, Zemeckis authenticated Back to the Future t-shirt!
      Morgan: Oh dear sweet goodness.

    • Casey: Throw me out the window.
      Sarah: What?!
      Casey: The window. Look, there's a little platform down there. It's only 40 feet. I've done 60, easy. I'll be fine, I promise.
      Sarah: Okay. But you better be fine, or else I'll really kill you.

    • Sarah: I want to come and work with you.
      Volkoff: Ms. Walker... even if you've told me the truth about your motives, why would I ever trust you?
      Sarah: Fair question. (She beats the guards) The reason you're going to trust me is because I'm not going to kill you, right here and right now.
      Volkoff: You... are such fun.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Chuck a žrout (Chuck and the Glutton)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 26, 2011 on SPACE
      Turkey: March 21, 2011 on CNBC-e
      United Kingdom: April 7, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Sweden: May 16, 2011 on TV6
      Australia: May 27, 2011 on FOX8
      Czech Republic: October 8, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Finland: October 3, 2013 on Sub

    • Although credited, Bonita Friedericy (General Diane Beckman) does not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Sarah's current appearance is a tribute to Yvonne Strahovski's character Miranda Lawson from Mass Effect 2.