Thursday, January 31, 2008

'Pysch' Goes Hollywood

Few things in life are funnier than Shawn speaking with a Spanish accent in English on a Spanish telenovela! I wasn't sure that I would ever stop laughing at last week's episode of Psych. From the moment Gus admitted to watching the Spanish soaps (and to obsessing over the identity of the father of Serena's baby), I knew this was going to be a good episode. But, was it good enough to rival season one's spelling bee outing ("The word is... BANANA")? Between Shawn's leading role as the deliveryman, the final reveal complete with Shawn's accent, and Gus's excitement over learning that Shawn was the father of Serena's baby -- I think it may have accomplished the impossible and rose to the top of the list with that hilarious outing. In the middle of all of this soap drama, Shawn had a murder to solve, and it was made harder by the fact that the murder took place on camera. Que?! you say? Well, Shawn had to prove that the person on camera murdering the soap star wasn't the real killer. Nope, that fell to an obsessed fan/food services worker who couldn't separate the characters from the actors who play them. Which, of course, is totally unrealistic. I mean, there is NO DOUBT in my mind that James Roday really has the uncanny ability to see almost undetectable details in real-life as well as on the show. Wouldn't you agree?

Kidding aside, this was another classic episode of one of TV's funniest shows. It was made even funnier by a clever series of scenes involving the producer and Shawn conspiring through the glass both at the fake jail and the real one (paraphrasing here -- "This place was written up in Forbes as a nice alternative to the pricier spa hotels"). Funny stuff! But, that's what we've come to expect from this entertaining little gem of a show.

Psych airs Friday nights at 10 pm on USA Network. Photos courtesy usanetwork.com.

1 comment:

suekola44 said...

I think this one is my new favorite. That would move the spelling bee episode to a close second. I'm looking forward to next week's ep when they pose as models.