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
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Another reference to Die Hard
(1988): when Chuck closes down Buy More, Beethoven's Ode to Joy can be heard, similarly to the scene in _Die Hard (1988)_ in which the terrorists seal off Nakatomi tower. See more
Chuck tells Sarah he's in the romantic comedy section, but in the background movies such as Jaws 3, BASEketball, and Seabiscuit can all be seen, none of which are romantic comedies. See more
But it's - it's Christmas. Look I'm not buying the whole Scrooge act. Underneath that spy cover is a regular person, just like the rest of us. I mean honestly, how weird could Christmas have been for you?
Christmas at the Burton household meant the annual Salvation Army con job.
Okay, you're a little different than the rest of us.
References Die Hard
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Written by Kim Gannon
, Walter Kent
, and Buck Ram
Performed by Bing Crosby See more