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Fourteen great things from tonight’s Psych


There aren’t a lot of shows on TV these days that are just pure fun for every second you’re watching. How I Met Your Mother comes close, and I think Glee and Modern Family might make the list this fall. Right now, though, we’ve got Psych — let’s celebrate!

1. James Brolin as the sheriff was charming and hokey all at the same time. It’s always good to see him in any capacity other than Mr. Streisand.

2. Jim Beaver — OK, so he wasn’t Bobby Singer, but any Jim Beaver is good Jim Beaver. That almost sounds dirty….

3. The long version of the theme song — I’m hoping they don’t do that every week and I’ve just been fast-forwarding through it.

4. The title of the episode, “High Noon-ish,” just tickles me.


5. The controversy of tonight’s pineapple hunt — So on the built-in shelves at Shawn’s dad’s house, there is a wooden pineapple ornaent. So Keith immediately went to the website and entered the contest, only to find that the answer was that the pineapple was on the counter at the dad’s house, as pictured here. But surely, you agree with us that the pineapple ornament in the top picture is a much better answer, right?

6. Lassiter’s nickname was Binky. That’s Psych gold, people.

7. “If this turns into Blazing Saddles, I’m outta here.” – Gus

8. “Those things don’t work out here. We got no TVs, no radio, no refrigerators.” – Sheriff
“Sounds like prison, except they have all those things.” – Gus

9. “How about you kiss my blacksmith ass?” – Gus to Shawn

10. “While you two are sitting here playing cowboys and idiots…” – Lassiter to Shawn and Gus

11. When the building falls on Shawn and Gus, they shimmy together so they were in the window space. Laughs ensue.

12. Shawn calls Gus Winston Zeddmore. You know, the black guy from Ghostbusters.

13. The coccyx discussion, when Gus fell down the mineshaft and landed on his coccyx. Now that was most definitely dirty.

14. There is never a bad reference to Shawshank Redemption, but when “get busy living or get busy dying” accompanies a dirty spoon, a mineshaft and a neurotic not-Morgan Freeman, it’s got to be on Psych.

Did I miss your favorite moment?

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9 Responses to “Fourteen great things from tonight’s Psych”

August 22, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Omg I had a hard time finding it! I though it was the lazy susan selves. nice web blog!

August 22, 2009 at 3:06 PM

First of all, I totally agree: Binky is absolute Psych gold, and despite Lassiter’s threat I hope they bring that back at a later time.

Don’t worry, they don’t always do the long theme song– only when the ep is short enough to allow time for it. Last season a few episodes had it… and so far this is the first ep of this season to have it.

heheh for number 10– you know we all heard him say “Injuns” ;).

and one more layer for number 12– Ernie Hudson also played Gus’ father in Gus’ Dad May Have Kill an Old Guy!

Loved the Shawshank Redemption reference– and even greater that Gus went for the spoon when there were pick axes there!

Good list overall!

Two moments you did miss (at least in my opinion ;)) — Shawn riding the horse for the VERY short distance to the Saloon.

The aftermath of Lassie shooting Stinky Pete:
Tourists: Boo! Boo! Boo!
Lassiter: I’m the good guy, you toothless hillbillies!
[Tourists aka toothless hillbillies looking contrite]
But then I really did shoot the guy; so clear on out!

[[Oh ok.. had to sneak a couple more in… when Shawn winks at Jules in the station and she bashfully smiles; and the idea of Shawn wanting to have a wedding in space.]]

August 22, 2009 at 3:40 PM

That was a nice Deadwood reunion (Timothy Omundson, Jim Beaver and Brent Sexton), even the theme was right. I shamelessly waited for a reference, but couldn’t catch one (other than the theme itself)…

August 22, 2009 at 7:19 PM

As noted above, they don’t do the long version of the theme song every week, but you really shouldn’t FF it anyway. Sometimes out of the blue they tweak it in some way. Last year during the Spanish Telenovela episode, the theme was in Spanish. Watching the opening credits is actually worth it on Psych.

August 22, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Definitely worth watching. Just to add– the Christmas eps also had special versions, and they have mentioned they’re doing a special version for the Bollywood Homicide ep this season. Definitely looking forward to that!

August 24, 2009 at 11:09 AM

When Lassie walks into the sherrif’s office and Gus is playing the harmonica… that too is a Blazing Saddles refrence. My whole family burst out laughing during this entire episode!

September 15, 2009 at 12:11 AM

All worthy of recognition! One scene that made me lol though was the scene in the police station.

Shawn: “Gus here caught the consumption.”

Gus: “I did-*coughcoughcough*
(Shawn pats him on the back)

September 15, 2009 at 12:11 AM

All worthy of recognition! One scene that made me lol though was the scene in the police station.

Shawn: “Gus here caught the consumption.”

Gus: “I did n-*coughcoughcough*
(Shawn pats him on the back)