I like the show Chuck. It is funny and geeky. If that isn’t your cup of tea then why are you reading this because that is what I aspire to be. The show, like another of my favorite shows Psych makes regular 80s references, but unlike Psych they are often pretty subtle.
Last night Chuck, who is an accidental spy, is pretending to be a Dr. while checking out a patient who is believed to be a member of a terrorist group based in Afghanistan. He meets the patients personal physician and goes through this “Doctor, Doctor, Doctor, Doctor, and Doctor” sequence that is almost identical to the one in Spies Like Us. More than just the line is the concept. He is told to operate on this terrorist, which he can’t do, at one point just like the movie. Also in the movie it is a member of the Taliban, which we all know now are terrorist (freedom fighters depending on the side you are on) in Afghanistan.
Anyways, to top it all off Chevy Chase is going to be on next week’s episode, so I’m feeling very much like I picked up on some very intentional and subtle writing. Yep I’m a geek, but if you are shocked and surprised … then again I ask, why are you here?