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Chuck Versus the Webisodes, Part
Buy More #14: Work Ethic
Series Chuck Versus the Webisodes
Air Date November 3, 2008
Length 2:16
Previous Part 4
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Webisode:Chuck Versus the Webisodes, Part 5 is the fifth and last episode in the webisode series.


Emmett's secrets for Buy More career success: show up early and keep your eyes and ears open.

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Buy More #14: Work Ethic

After the theme tune ends, the episode opens on Emmett Milbarge and the director alone in the Burbank Buy More at six in the morning. A yawning director asks Emmett if he always arrives at the Buy More this early, and Emmett replies "Oh, you know what they say about the early bird."

The shot shifts to Jeff waking up inside a car in the Buy More audio install bay.

The director asks Emmett what happened to his nose which has a plaster across it. Emmett claims that he got it in a bar fight, and changes the subject, sniffing the air, claiming that he loves the smell of the Buy More in the morning.

In the back of the shot Jeff is seen stumbling out of the car where he was sleeping. Emmett carries on, saying that he doesn't like the smell of the morons that work there, sometimes he claims he can smell their residue. Jeff is then seen stretching in the background, he then walks away, and it is revealed that his is only wearing his boxer shorts, not trousers.

Emmett tells the director that he had to implement a personal hygiene program for one specific, very pungent worker whose name is Jeff. He carries on, saying that sometimes he thinks Jeff spent the night drunk in a Portapotty. The director asks him if he is a drinker, but Emmett says he doesn't touch it since a very unfortunate wine cooler experience. Emmett says that his secrets are hard work and determination. He says he wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he didn't even watch the show, and that he wakes up every morning, and puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like everybody.

Emmett and the director turn around at the sound of something falling over; Jeff putting on his pants. Not seeing anything, Emmett dismisses it. As Emmett turns around, Jeff gets off of the floor and says, "Good morning boss" whilst saluting Emmett. A clearly confused Emmett asks Jeff what he's doing there, to which Jeff replies, "well you know what they say about the early bird" before chuckling and walking off.

The director suggest they go for a drink.


  • The reference to Silver Spoons is a play on the title of a television series of that name about a wealthy family which ran from 1982 to 1987.
  • The wine cooler incident referred to may well be a reference to the episode, Chuck Versus the Fat Lady, in which he got drunk on wine coolers and opened himself up to blackmail from Morgan.