Looking at the videos over at http://egghead.io, I see the author uses console.log to log out the contents of a $scope or scope object. The output in Chrome is a drillable object. However when I do the same, the output Chrome presents is:
The + operator calls to the toString method of the object which would return '[object object]'
So using log like this:
console.log('scope is ' + scope);
Produced the string scope is [object object]
Instead use the console.log() method with commas (as commented below) to be able to drill into the scope object:
console.log('scope is', scope)