Chuck (2007–2012)
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Chuck Versus Santa Claus 

A car crashes into the Buy More, everyone inside, including Ellie and Devon are taken hostage. Chuck does his best to protect everyone. The real goals are not evident, and it will lead to some very hard choices.

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Josh Schwartz (created by), Chris Fedak (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Levi ... Chuck Bartowski
Yvonne Strahovski ... Sarah Walker
Joshua Gomez ... Morgan Grimes
Ryan McPartlin ... Devon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Big Mike
Vik Sahay ... Lester Patel
Scott Krinsky ... Jeff Barnes
Julia Ling ... Anna Wu
Sarah Lancaster ... Ellie Bartowski
Adam Baldwin ... John Casey
Tony Hale ... Emmett Milbarge
Jed Rees ... Nathan Edward 'Ned' Rhyerson
Bonita Friedericy ... General Diane Beckman
Reginald VelJohnson ... Sgt. Al Powell
Michael Rooker ... Mauser
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Storyline

Chuck's nerd herd was prepared for the Christmas shopping rush, not apparently mentally unstable Nathan Edward 'Ned' Rhyerson crashing in his car trough the front glass and taking everyone hostage without clear demands. Awesome is among the hostages with Ellie, but refrains his natural heroism long enough at Chuck's urging. Casey and Sarah fail to extract unwilling Chuck separately and end up hostages, Casey even loses a toe. Police detective Mauser, the negotiator in charge, alas also makes Chuck flash. Written by KGF Vissers

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2008 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Al Powell continues to eat Twinkies as he did in Die Hard. See more »

Goofs

When Sarah shoots the Fulcrum agent, it's clearly shown that she has a busted lip and bruises around her left eye. When she goes back into the Buy More to tell Chuck he's safe, which is not long after, she has not one scratch on her face. See more »

Quotes

Nathan 'Ned' Rhyerson: Could someone please tell me who's in charge here?
Anna WuLester PatelJeff Barnes: [pointing] Chuck!
Chuck Bartowski: Actually, I'm not technically in charge.
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Connections

References Groundhog Day (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Xaver Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
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Some nice easter eggs here to freshen up the usual holiday fare
27 December 2015 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

Strictly as an episode, "Chuck vs. Santa Claus" is a pretty great one. It's got twists, turns, Fulcrum agents, and a heady does of sappy TV holiday spirit. Everyone in Chuck's life is rounded up in one place in a hostage situation, bringing the peril ever closer (and personal) to the guy. And characteristic of the rest of the show, it's got geeky shoutouts, too; I love that the hostage-taker is named Ned Ryerson.

Which brings us to the gem in this crown: it's the "Die Hard" episode. And it doesn't take that lightly, either. It weaves the hostage scenario into the overall serialized plot, the humor therein is great, and they actually brought in Reginald VelJohnson to reprise his "Die Hard" role. That's right, he's actually Officer Al Powell! And they made him Big Mike's cousin! Great stuff 8/10


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