Steven Chu (born February 28, 1948) is an American physicist who became the 12th United States Secretary of Energy from 2009-2013.

When a falcon sweeps in and snatches all of the birds attracted to Chris' birdhouse in "Call Girl", Peter declares it a force to be reckoned with, like Steven Chu. A cutaway gag shows Peter approaching with news of budget cuts, only to have Steven karate chop the desk in two declaring no budget cuts.