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AMBER, JOSH NEFF (& J.W. WOODWARD sort of)
FAVORITE PSYCH EPISODES
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It’s only one of the greatest shows ever! I will forever love Steve Franks and company for delivering one of the most clever, most fun shows about solving mysteries and friendships.
I emailed JK because I know he’s a fellow Psych-O. Even though Josh Neff and I can easily talk for hours on our own, I could not do a Psych episode without some input from James. I asked him for his favorite episodes and he delivered that plus more. He has some favorite quotes to include and even asked us some questions based on the themes of the episodes. He’s in California and we figured scheduling three people in all different time zones would be hard.
JOSH wasn’t a Psych-O right off the bat. He gave the show a few episodes and then got hooked. For me, it was immediate. No kidding, the commercials had me hooked.
What made the show special technically speaking was the interesting format where almost every episode began with a flashback to Little Shawn and Gus (also in animated featurettes) learning a lesson which was supposed to relate to the theme of the present day. Themes of friendship, relationships, and earning respect carried throughout the show. The regular cast members were great and they also had wonderful recurring cast and spectacular guests.
Main cast: James Roday, Dule Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, Corbin Bernsen
Recurring cast: Kurt Fuller, Sage Brocklebank, Cybill Shepherd, Rachel Leigh Cook
Some of the Guests: Tim Curry, Gina Gershon, John Amos, William Shatner, Jaleel White, Kristy Swanson, Curt Smith, Nestor Carbonell, Ray Wise, and Anthony Anderson to name just a few
Some of the Directors: Mel Damski, David Crabtree, Tim Matheson, John Landis, Matt Shakman, Joanna Kerns
TOP 5 FAVORITE PSYCH EPISODES
5. Not Even Close, Encounters (S5E3)
– “We’re going to need a Speak & Spell and 7 pounds of mashed potatoes.”
– “The only thing we get blinded by is science!”
– “Oh my god! I look like K.D. Lang!”
– “My god Shawn, you look like Billy Jean King”
4. Shawn 2.0 (S5E9)
3. Let’s Doo Wop Again (S6E13)
2. Viagara Falls (S5E6)
1. Dual Spires (S5E12)
– “I’m a sympathetic crier, Shawn!”
– “Who’s Andrew McCarthy?” “That’s fair”
– “Jet Blackness. Great porn name for you, Gus.”
– “Get your wood out of her face, Randy!”
– “What exactly constitutes the difference between alter boy Gus and degenerate Gus?”
5. Lights, Camera… Homicido (S2E13)
4. Gus Walks Into a Bank (S3E8)
3. Dual Spires (S5E12)
2. Murder?… Anyone?… Anyone?… Bueller? (S3E2)
1. The “Yin/Yang” episodes (S3E16, S4E16, S5E16)
5. The Break-Up (the finale)
4. The Devil is in the Details…and Upstairs Bedroom (S4E4)
3. Lights, Camera… Homicido (S2E13)
2. Meat is Murder, But Murder is Also Murder (S2E6)
1. American Duos (S2E1)