On his 32nd birthday, Dave gets visited by three old college friends of his who want him to quit his job and join their old a capella singing group.



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It's Dave's 32nd birthday. Three old college friends with whom he sung in an all male a cappella singing group pay him a visit. His joy soon turns into amazement when they seriously say the four of them once made a pact saying that if they were 32 and still single, they'd try to launch a singing career. One of the guys divorced his wife for this pact while the other two quit their jobs, which makes Dave very uncomfortable with the whole situation. Meanwhile, Joe can't stand one of the singing guys and Matthew gets yelled at by Lisa, which makes him cry. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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13 January 1998 (USA)  »

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All 4 members of Dave's Acapella group have the same first name as the actor playing them - Dave (Foley), Brian (Posehn), David (Cross), and Bob (Odenkirk). See more »


When Joe interrupts the 'closed rehearsal' at the conference table, the door to the news director's office is open. The next shot is from inside the office with Beth looking out at the meeting - and the door is now closed. See more »


Bob: Screw this, all right? You're all out of the group, and I'm outta here!
David: Well, now *you're* being sagacious!
Bob: Hey, shut up, all right? That's my word! All right, the next time you guys see me, I'm gonna be up on a stage with three guys who give a HOOT!
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28 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I can air a dark secret for a moment, I am really not a fan of Matthew. Maybe it's just because it's Andy Dick, who's easily the weak link in this ensemble. Not looking to dwell on the negative, but I have to bring this up because he plays a significant role in "Chock" . . . and yet it's still one of my very favorite episodes.

For me, it's all about Dave's acapella buddies (Bob Odenkirk, David Cross and Brian Posehn, ideal casting to the nth degree) showing up to make good on a promise that - get this - if none are married by now, they make a serious attempt at a recording career. Naturally, Dave doesn't remember the pact and searches desperately for a way out. The dialogue from these guys is just one priceless joke after another. Behold:

"Look, if wanting to storm the pop charts with a style of music that most Americans find extremely gay, or in some other way distasteful makes a loser, then fine, guilty as charged!"

But everything here just works; Rogen's in top form, the writing is razor sharp and there's lots of Odenkirk yelling. The laughs come fast and furious.


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