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
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
Great, so uh, my present to my fiancée is a ticket to death.
Devon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb
Babe, it's completely safe. Besides I need the adrenaline rush, a little sense of danger in my life.
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Written by Kim Gannon
, Walter Kent
, and Buck Ram
Performed by Bing Crosby See more