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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Psych returns Friday and kicks it old school

Using my psychic powers, I predict that Friday night at 10 p.m., you will sit down in front of your television and watch one of the funniest detective shows to ever grace our screens.

OK, so that’s not so much a psychic prediction as a suggestion. But the fact is, Psych returns with new episodes on USA network this Friday, and I couldn’t be happier.

Last year, I told you that Psych was one of the funniest shows to come our way. This year, it’s still true. If you don’t believe me, hit play and watch the clips at the end of this column.

I’ve already seen the premiere, thanks to the kind folks at USA, and it’s laugh-out-loud funny.

If you’re a child of the ‘80s, this show is for you. With lines like, “For the love of Lori Loughlin,” how can you not giggle?

The premiere finds Gus and Shawn entering a reality singing show contest, American Duos, that is a blatant rip off of American Idol, right down to the judges: a spaced-out clueless female, who resembles Paula, and an arrogant bully, that smacks of Simon. Gina Gershon and Tim Curry guest star, respectively.

I don’t want to spoil the show for you, but I will tell you this. When Gus and Shawn perform their final routine, you will be howling. (And probably singing that ‘80s lyric, “Shout, shout, let it all out.”) Gus does a dead on Michael Jackson, right down to the Thriller hands. Brilliant.

The quips on this show fly fast and furious, so be alert. Gus and Shawn have such great lines, you may have to rewind a couple times to get all the jokes. But you won’t mind. It’s clever, quick-witted, and fun.

Those of you who e-mailed asking me if you would recognize any familiar TV faces on this show, the answer is yes. Dule Hill, who played Charlie on The West Wing, stars as Gus. Watch his facial expressions. They deserve an Emmy of their own. L.A. Law fans will recognize Corbin Bernsen as Shawn’s father. He’s perfect in the role as a retired police detective. To get all the scoop on Psych, check out the USA Web site.

When I discussed Psych in the Tube Talk report on my weekly radio gig on Magic 106.5 earlier this week, I was trying to convince morning show host Jack Logar, and the rest of the listeners, to watch. I think these clips should help my cause. In the first one, Prince even gets a shout out. Enjoy!


Tim said...

The wife and I LOVE this show...it's one of the best new comedies I've seen in a long time...my favorites from last season were the one at the comic book convention and the one with the speed dating...I think it's perfect for our demographic, TTG...alot of pop-cultural references, especially from the 80's...love the promos you posted...showin' some love for Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock...lol...but I thought Prince was on his motorcycle, riding down by old man Johnson's farm...

tube talk girl said...

LMAO! Tim, you could write for Psych with Prince references like that.

I loved the Comic Con episode. In fact, I wish I could go this year. :( Gus rules.

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