Emmett Milbarge


Seasons:2, 3
Portrayed by:Tony Hale
Status: Deceased (2009)
Occupation:Buy More Efficiency Expert (season 2),
Buy More Assistant Manager (season 2),
Buy More Manager (seasons 2-3, briefly)
Aliases:Ass Man (Buy More staff, short for Assistant Manager, season 2)
Relatives: Unknown
Residence:Los Angeles
Appearances: List of appearances
You wanna mess with me and my store? Well, bring it on, bitches.

Emmett Milbarge was, originally, an Efficiency Expert sent by Buy More corporate headquarters to evaluate the staff and procedures of the Burbank branch store. He is portrayed by Tony Hale.

Big Mike, who prefers to minimize his own workload and who dreads interviewing his own employees for promotions, kept Emmett on and made him assistant manager, which the Buy More employees tend to shorten into "ass man". Emmett is promoted to the position of store manager of the Burbank Buy More after tricking Morgan and the other Buy More employees into making him look good (and simultaneously making Big Mike look bad). He has a girlfriend named Henrietta who works at the Buy More Ontario branch in Accounts Payable.

In "Chuck Versus the Pink Slip", a Ring assassin, Javier Cruz, comes looking for Chuck at the Buy More after hours, running into Emmett. When Emmett tells him that Chuck no longer works at the Buy More, the assassin initially refuses to leave. Emmett threatens to mace the assassin, and the man turned to leave. However, as he is walking away, Emmett refers to the assassin as a "pussy", prompting the assassin to pull out his pistol and shoot Emmett through the right eye, killing him instantaneously.

After Chuck and Casey have resumed their jobs at the Buy More, Casey states that it is rumored that Emmett took a job at Large Mart in Anchorage, Alaska, which is what Chuck believes. However, Casey had previously discovered Emmett's body outside of the Buy More on a security camera, yet neglects to tell Chuck the truth. It is unknown whether or not the other employees (or the general public) know the real fate of Emmett.

The NBC website, parodying a memorial website of the character [1], acknowledges that he was killed. The latter source may not be canon, however.


The kill shot through the glasses is often referred to in cinematic contexts as the 'Moe Green special', since this is how that character in 'The Godfather' (1972) is murdered.

The character's name is likely a reference to the leads of 80s spy comedy, "Spies like Us" Emmett Fitz-Hume and Austin Millbarge, portrayed by Chevy Chase and Dan Akroyd respectively. This movie is also invoked in the naming of the GLG-20 Listening Device.

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