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When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.
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Since geeky Chuck accidentally became the mental host of the Intersect, an unprecedentedly powerful computer mind containing all information available to the US government, he's a primordial national security asset and risk. So CIA and NSA each appoint a top agent to guard Chuck, and often get involved with him in spy adventures. Meanwhile his identity must be kept secret from Chuck's sister, her perfect partner Devon, both surgeons, and Chuck's goofy colleagues in Buy More, the Burbank electronics store where he works as a cover. Written by KGF Vissers

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Computer geek by day. Government operative by night. (Season 4) See more »


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Release Date:

24 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Did You Know?


Many references are made to Spies Like Us (1985). The bug used in several episodes is called a GLG-20, which is the designation given to undercover operatives in the movie. Emmett Millbarge is named after the two main characters in the movie, first name taken from Chevy Chase's Emmett Fitz-Hume, and last name taken from Dan Aykroyd's Austin Millbarge; this is also the order they are introduced in the film. In an episode, Chuck poses as a doctor, and references a scene from the movie, where doctors go through greeting each other by saying "Doctor, Doctor". Chevy Chase had a guest role on the show. In the movie, one of the actors playing the Tadzhik Highway Patrolman has the name Costa-Gavras, and the name of the Communist country featured in season three, episode three, "Chuck Versus the Angel de la Muerte" has the name Costa Gravas. Also, while Chuck and Sarah are watching television, Spies Like Us (1985) comes on, and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) comments "not again". Another reference is from one of the episodes featuring Chevy Chase; in which is featured an underground bunker disguised as a drive-in movie theater. See more »


During the intro of every episode, the gun visible fires a cartridge, complete with case/shell, instead of just dispensing a bullet. See more »


John Casey: Relax, I think I see a scenario where we both get out with acceptable losses.
Chuck Bartowski: What *exactly* is your version of acceptable?
John Casey: Breaks, punctures, possible loss of a limb, no major organ damage.
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Referenced in White Collar: Dentist of Detroit (2011) See more »


Short Skirt/Long Jacket
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Performed by Cake
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Action packed, Smart, Hilarious, Sexy show.
1 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

Chuck is one of my favourite shows so far.

The action is very good.

Comedy is excellent, not too overacted.

Yvonne Strahovsky is the sexiest agent on TV by far.

All the episodes are very much different, so you don't get bored.

It looks like all is in place for a hell of a show.

I hope NBC does not let it die.

By the way, i'm non-American Spanish-speaker, and i still love the show, not like others that are very much "american humor", like 30 rock which i can not stand a minute (this is just an example), so i'm confident it would be loved from people all over the world.

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