By Marc Bernardin
Updated December 16, 2008 at 12:00 PM EST

So I’m watching last night’s Chuck–just a little while ago, as I’m still recovering from the mid-season finale of Heroes–and, in case you missed it, the episode involves a hostage crisis at the Buy More. And who should be the cop in charge of the scene but Sgt. Al Powell. You know, the portly, twinkie-loving cop from Die Hard. And not an Al Powell-type–they got Reginald VelJohnson to reprise the role.

It’s not quite as cool as when Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury popped up at the end of Iron Man, but cool nonetheless. Man, I just love it when my pop-cultural universes collide.