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  • Season 2 Episode 22: Chuck Versus the Ring

  • The film Tron (1982) is referenced throughout the series (Chuck's poster in his room etc.) As a nod to the film, the actor who actually played Tron in the movie, Bruce Boxleitner, makes a guest appearance in this episode as Devon's father, Woody.

  • In the beginning of this episode, General Beckman tells Sarah and Bryce that they are supposed to leave for Zurich (Switzerland) the next morning.
    She ends her speech by saying "Auf Wiedersehen" which is "goodbye" in German, one of the four national languages of Switzerland.

  • Towards the end of the episode, Chuck drops into an all white room which contains the Intersect computer and re-downloads an updated version of the Intersect back into his head then destroys it. This scene mirrors the scene in the pilot episode that introduces Bryce Larkin.

  • Bryce lies bleeding in the all white room; but when he is moved, there is no blood seen anywhere in this room.

  • Casey's personal number is 323-555-0173.

  • Chuck's address is listed as:
    1838 Franklin St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90026

  • Featured Music:
    "Now We Can See" by The Thermals (Opening scenes)
    "Looking At The Sun" by Gramercy Arms (Chuck makes rounds at the chapel)
    "Mr. Roboto" by Styx (Jeffster! plays)
    "Christmas TV" by Slow Club (At the beach wedding)
    "Friday I'm In Love" by The Cure (At the reception)
    "3 Rounds And A Sound" by Blind Pilot (Chuck and Sarah's slow dance)

  • Season 2 Episode 21: Chuck Versus the Colonel

  • Towards the end of the make-out scene, Sarah is lying diagonally with her head on the edge of the mattress during the wide shots, but laying normally with her head on her pillow for all of the intercut close-ups.

  • At the very end of the episode, when Ted Roark gets in a truck, as it drives away you can see the shadows of the crew reflected in it.

  • Featured Music:
    "Creature Fear" by Bon Iver (Chuck and Sarah wake up)
    "Answering Machine" by Malbec (Morgan leaves)

  • During the episode Emmett has labeled Morgan as his assistant manager or "ass man". This was also a running joke during "Chuck Versus the Seduction", where Chuck leapt from the Buy More off of a "new assistant manager" banner. After it was ripped down and put back up it read "new ass man".

  • Season 2 Episode 20: Chuck Versus the First Kill

  • Featured Music:
    "Here" by Mackintosh Braun (Opening scenes)
    "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister (Buy More employees go crazy)
    "(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" by Darlene Love (At the celebration)
    "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran (Chuck and Jill run)
    "The Earth Has Lost Its Hold" by Calhoun (Jill gives the ring back)
    "Shopping for Blood" by Franz Ferdinand (Chuck and Casey infiltrate the office building)
    "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister (Chuck is rescued)
    "The Earth Has Lost Its Hold" by Calhoun (Chuck lets Jill go)

  • Season 2 Episode 19: Chuck Versus the Dream Job

  • The episode has a smattering of indirect references to Silicon Valley execs. The whole NextExpo is a reference to Steve Job's second computer company "NeXT Computer". During the Expo, Ted Roark brags about money similar to Larry Ellison's wealth. The entire casual dress and office atmosphere is reminiscent of Google and others. The line where Ted states to Chucks father "I always had the way with the girls" is a reference to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Woz was always the computer guy who could create anything while Jobs was the master salesman. Ted's glasses, monster image and goals to taking over the world seem to be a reference to Bill Gates and Microsoft.

  • Featured Music:
    "Highschool Hoodlums" by The Datsuns (Chuck shows up for his interview/Chuck meets Ted Roark)
    "Around The Bend" by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour (NextExpo kicks off)
    "Luisa's Bones" by Crooked Fingers (Chuck discovers Roark's secret/Chuck suits up)
    "Daddy's Gone" by Glasvegas (Chuck gets a free pass/closing scene)

  • At the end when Ellie tells Chuck that their Dad's gone, the song "Daddy's Gone" by Glasvegas is playing in a non-censored version, as the f-word is audible just after Ellie says "I guess".

  • Chuck's father tells Chuck "Aces, Charles." This was said by Chuck's sister Ellie in the pilot episode where Chuck replied, "A dad quote, I'm impressed."

  • Season 2 Episode 18: Chuck Versus the Broken H...

  • Jeff has at least one sister who is an exotic dancer.

  • Though it says Devon performs the surgery this isn't possible as he is ko'ed in the Buy More after Chucks 49B tranqs him, that or he performs the surgery prior to the pacemaker being fitted with the GLG4000 either way a small continuity error.

  • In the vault, Casey turns the valve of the nitrous oxide tank anti-clockwise, which opens the valve, instead of clockwise to close the valve.

  • Featured Music:
    "Hearts and Minds" by Matt Pond Pa (Chuck wakes up)
    "Jump Around" by House of Pain (Devon's bachelor party)
    "2 Legit 2 Quit" by MC Hammer (Devon's bachelor party)
    "LoveGame" by Lady GaGa (Devon's bachelor party, the girls enter)
    "Bottle Pop" by The Pussycat Dolls feat. Snoop Dogg (Devon's bachelor party, Alex enters)
    "Turnin' Me On" by Keri Hilson (Devon's bachelor party, Alex dances)
    "Bite Hard" by Franz Ferdinand (Sarah drives away)
    "Blood Bank" by Bon Iver (Closing scenes)

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isolation from society, illegal activities, buddies and gal pals, keeping secrets, large scale destruction