Chuck's nerd herd was prepared for the Christmas shopping rush, not apparently mentally instable 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
Did You Know?
In addition to featuring Al Powell, other guest characters take their names from other movies. Ned Rhyerson (Jed Rees) is named after the Stephen Tobolowsky
character in Groundhog Day
(1993), and Lt. Mauser (Michael Rooker) is named after the Art Metrano
character from the 'Police Academy' sequels. See more
Lester is lying down on the stretcher wearing a neck brace and he raises up to kiss Anna. This would not be possible in real life as paramedics always stabilize someone on a back board if the stabilization of the neck with a brace is warranted. The neck brace is never installed without a back board. So Lester could not have done this as he would have been strapped to a back board. See more
Nathan 'Ned' Rhyerson
Chuck, you've been such a good friend to me, so I'm going to return the favor. I'm going to let your girlfriend go.
Yikes! It'll be a cold Christmas a the Bartowskis.
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Oh no he didn't!
Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr See more