2.01 - Chuck Versus the First Date
September 29, 2008
Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak
With the new intersect computer nearing completion, General Beckman and Director Graham give Casey orders to kill Chuck. Chuck, meanwhile, begins making plans for his future. First on his date is a real date with Sarah, which she says yes too.
Chuck mentions an "E-ticket to hell". When Disneyland first opened in 1955, tickets for attractions were giving in alphabetic levels. The E Tickets were the most fun attractions in the park.
Sarah's new job at Orange Orange is in reference to Pinkberry, a frozen yogurt chain.
Ellie mentions the Millenium Falcon. This is the ship Han Solo was pilot of in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Morgan's method of picking an assistant manager is an homage to the movie Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. Two people enter, only one leaves.
Lester mentions the popular internet encyclopedia Wikipedia as his resume, claiming he has a following. Sadly, Lester does not actually have a Wikipedia entry.
The pictures in Casey's fireplace to test his reflexes include Osama Bin Laden, Adolf Hitler, Ronald Reagen and Chuck.
Lester imitates Don Vito Corleone, Marlon Brando's role in The Godfather, during his job interview with Chuck.
Hip to Be Sqaure by Huey Lewis and the News - Chuck wakes up excited for the day.
Returning To The Fold by The Thermals - Chuck goes to work at the Buy More.
Foux Du Fafa by Flight Of The Conchords - Sarah works at Orange Orange.
Dropped by Phantom Planet - Everyone gets ready for the evening.
Power Of Love by Huey Lewis And The News - Chuck wakes up not so excited for the day.
The Twist by Frightened Rabbit - The new Intersect begins to comes online.